Will the recent dicamba-based herbicide label changes will lead to better results and stability moving forward? The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the label changes, including the listing of dicamba for crop use as a restricted use product. Nathan Fields, NCGA director of biotechnology and crop inputs, explains why the label change was needed:
For growers, he says the label change means restrictions on who and under what conditions dicamba can be applied:
The label change applies to the new low volatility dicamba products. Older dicamba products, he says, should not be used:
Growers who are interested in using dicamba-tolerant plants and dicamba herbicides should reach out to the seed representatives to ask questions, and to learn more about the application restrictions and how to properly apply the herbicides. In doing so, Fields says that should help lead to a best-case scenario next year:
That’s Nathan Fields, NCGA director of biotechnology and crop inputs.