Minnesota Prohibition Over Dicambia Legal Again
The dicambia products Engenia, Xtendimax and FeXapan are legal in Minnesota again! That was a news release I saw from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture yesterday afternoon when I was out to the farm checking my yellow corn. I also received an email from David Key the Research Director for the Minnesota Soybean Growers. The cutoff date for applying these dicambia products is June 20 or 45 days after planting. Those dates are approaching quickly so David was trying to spread the news to Minnesota Soybean Growers as soon as possible.
"Upon further review of state law and while awaiting guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the ruling of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding dicambia products, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture will continue operating under existing pesticide program authorities. According to Minnesota law, an unregistered pesticide previously registered in the state of may be used following the cancellation of the registered pesticide. "
That means "at this time Minnesota farmers can use XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan while following all federal and Minnesota label requirements." This is very good news for Minnesota soybean growers that planted Xtend soybeans. Now we have to hope that we do not get too much rain with this weather system do farmers can get the dicambia applied before the cutoff date!