Home > News > Looming Dicamba Registration Expiration Creates Planting Challenges for Cotton Farmers

Though it’s not the only weed control product on the market, the expiration of dicamba’s registration in December and any potential action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the herbicide between now and then has southern Midwest, mid-South and Southeastern cotton farmers in a pickle. Many of the latest cotton varieties — some of which are already in short supply — are designed to work with the herbicide that’s been confirmed to cause crop injury via drift, so seed availability is a concern for farmers making seed selection decisions right now. As a result, how dicamba is handled from a regulatory standpoint could influence yield potential in 2021. Read more about the situation.

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