SIDNEY, Iowa — “Between extreme weather, trade disruptions and market uncertainties, there are no shortage of difficult issues facing farmers. This week’s decision providing continued access to dicamba as a weed management tool is welcomed news.
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s announcement to reregister dicamba for 2021 and future years is significant in assuring farmers have access to this important crop protection tool to control yield-robbing weeds and provide much-needed certainty for farmers ahead of next year’s growing season.
“Criteria published by the EPA includes input provided by ISA in a letter delivered to Administrator Wheeler in June, and a joint letter on behalf of several U.S. soybean organizations delivered in August. ISA continues to emphasize access to safe and effective weed-management options, with appropriate labels and effective applicator training. This work is important in representing Iowa’s 38,000 soybean farmers.
“Soybean growers understand the stewardship responsibilities that come with effective weed management. That’s why we support the science-based decision to keep dicamba available and appreciate the certainty that comes with a five-year registration.”
— Iowa Soybean Association
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