EPA has proposed a draft label for dicamba to be used with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend (RR2X) soybeans, but it comes too late for the 2016 growing season. Current expectations are for the label to be finalized late this summer or fall. Monsanto has plans for a strong communication system to keep growers, dealers and industry members in the loop on approval status.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) objects to the proposed label for two reasons. The first is the prohibition of the common practice of tank mixing. The second objection is to the proposed 110-foot perimeter buffer requirement; an impractical barrier for many growers.
The EPA comment period for the proposed label runs through Tuesday, May 31. ASA is requesting growers from across the nation submit comments and make their voice know in this matter. Growers may go to the EPA website to share stories of weed challenges or comment on the specifics of why prohibition of tank mixing or buffers won’t work for you.