The federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation for Monsanto Co’s dicamba-based weedkiller VaporGrip and its genetically modified herbicide-resistant Xtend seeds said a lawsuit by a Missouri farm that alleges Monsanto conspired to create an ‘ecological disaster’ should go to a jury.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh in Cape Girardeau, Mo., denied Monsanto’s motion for partial summary judgment. A trial in the case of Bader Farms Inc., the first dicamba case filed in the litigation in November 2016, is scheduled for next year.