Plant Board approves amended dicamba draft rule for 2020

The Arkansas Plant Board has approved an amended draft rule for dicamba use in 2020 and it now heads to Governor Hutchinson for approval.  The updated rule keeps the current cut-off date for application at May 25, but adds some additional requirements for use. 

  • From April 16 to May 25, all applications of in-crop dicamba products must be reported through the state Department of Agriculture’s online registry within 10 days of the application.
  • From April 16 to May 25, applicators of dicamba products must have a printed GPS map of the application available upon request.
  • And finally, a restriction on dicamba use during burn-down was permanently added.  It was previously added as an emergency rule prior to the beginning of the 2019 growing season.

If the Governor approves the rule, there will be a 30-day public comment period, followed by legislative review. 

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