A federal court has vacated the 2020 registrations of three dicamba products that had previously been EPA-approved. The products used for over-the-top applications include XtendiMax, Engenia and Tavium. The court ruled that EPA violated notice-and-comment mandates for new-use pesticide registrations. The ruling leaves farmers without dicamba products this growing season at a time when farmers have likely already purchased the products.

Farm groups have shared disappointment over the ruling, saying growers will have to resort to other weed-management tools despite having already purchased and planned for the dicamba products. Meanwhile, the Center for Food Safety says the ruling is a “vital victory” for both farmers and the environment, citing the many claims regarding dicamba’s safety.

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