2019 Dicamba Requirements

2019 Dicamba Requirements

The three dicamba products approved for over-the-top use on soybeans and cotton have been re-registered (approved) at the federal level by USEPA, with changes from the 2018 labels. Those products are Engenia Herbicide, FeXapan herbicide Plus VaporGrip Technology and XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology. Label changes include who can use the products, the training that is required, the window of application, the timing of applications during the day, where the products can be applied with regard to endangered species and temperature inversions, how equipment must be cleaned out, the impact of adjuvants and pH, recordkeeping requirements and how the products can be used around sensitive crops, residential areas and sensitive areas.

The state of Illinois also announced Special Local Needs labels for those products, which aim to bring consistency to the three labels, while also clarifying buffers and sensitive areas. These additional restrictions are in addition to federal label requirements, and include:

  1. The implementation of a cutoff date of June 30, 2019, for application to DT soybeans
  2. Prohibiting application when the wind is blowing toward adjacent residential areas
  3. Required consultation of the FieldWatch sensitive crop registry before application, as well as compliance with all associated record keeping label requirements
  4. Maintaining the label-specified downwind buffer between the last treated row and the nearest downfield edge of any Illinois Nature Preserves Commission site
  5. Recommendation to apply product when the wind is blowing away from sensitive areas, which include but are not limited to bodies of water and non-residential, uncultivated areas that may harbor sensitive plant species

Resources

Federal Labels:

Special Local Needs SLN (state) Labels:

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