EPA Planning Restrictions on Glyphosate

THE EPA IS putting new restrictions on glyphosate to address weed resistance to the herbicide.

According to Reuters, the agency confirmed it will require a weed resistance management plan for glyphosate, but declined to give specifics. An EPA spokesperson told Reuters the requirements will be similar to those placed on Dow AgroSciences’ glyphosate and 2,4-D herbicide combination, Enlist Duo.

The EPA had a call with a committee of the Weed Science Society of America to discuss what the final plan should include.

University of Tennessee weed scientist Larry Steckel, who chairs the committee, says the group would express some concerns, particularly shortcomings it sees with the management plan in place for Enlist Duo. Steckel says the committee would like a plan that allows for state-specific provisions.

IN OTHER NO-TILL NEWS…

  • The EPA approved a new, 7-day pre-plant use for Nufarm’s Spitfire herbicide on soybeans. Spitfire is a combination of 2,4-D ester and dicamba, and under the 7-day option will only require a ½ inch of rain prior to planting.
  • Verdesian Life Sciences launched Take Off, a proprietary mix of amino and organic acids that accelerate nutrients acquisition and improves nitrogen (N) efficiency in corn, soybeans and cereals. Take Off is available in six formulations.
  • Monty’s Plant & Soil Products released K28 Liquid Potash, a supplement to address potassium deficiencies in crops. It can be applied in 2-by-2-inch placement at planting, and safely added to N solutions, as well as most herbicides and fungicides, for foliar application.
  • MapShots announced AgStudio users…
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