BLOOMINGTON, ILL. — Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) has been monitoring the ongoing discussions on dicamba registrations, knowing that many soybean acres in Illinois use this herbicide as part of their soybean management system. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that dicamba is registered for use in the 2021 crop year. The 5-year registration applies to Xtendimax® Herbicide with VaporGrip®Xtra, Engenia®, and Tavium®. EPA will enforce a nationwide application cutoff.
ISG Chairman Doug Schroeder released the following statement:
“We join the American Soybean Association (ASA) in our appreciation of the EPA continuing dicamba registrations. For many Illinois soybean farmers who use the product safely and effectively, dicamba is an important tool for combatting weed pressure. Today’s ruling provides certainty for use of the product, and as farmers, that’s what we’ve asked for as it relates to dicamba rulings all along.”
ISG will continue to monitor the dicamba topic closely.
Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is a membership organization serving more than 43,000 Illinois soybean producers. As part of ISA’s mission to uphold the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education, ISG advances the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level. Voice for Soy, the ISG legislative action network, allows producers to easily connect with legislators and regulators to advocate for Illinois agriculture. For more information, visit www.ilsoygrowers.com.
— Illinois Soybean Association
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