BASF disagrees with allegations in lawsuit against Tirexor active ingredient

Some environmental groups are suing the EPA for its registration of the active ingredient in Tirexor, a BASF herbicide.

The ingredient (trifludimoxazin) received EPA registration in May but the product is not yet on the market. It’s made to control weeds in corn, soybeans and other crops.

BASF says EPA evaluated the product for 32 months and the company continues to supply needed information and data on its benefits and safety, when used according to label.

The Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity claim in their lawsuit that the ingredient harms the environment, farmers, endangered species and human health.

They say the EPA violated the Endangered Species Act and FIFRA (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act) by discounting the impacts of spray drift and runoff and that EPA admitted that in public comments.

They say the ingredient trifludimoxazin is “roughly 10 times more potent on soybeans than dicamba.”

The Center for Food Safety is also a plaintiff.

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