Volume 95 Issue 29 | p. 19 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 17, 2017 | Web Date: July 13, 2017

Arkansas and Missouri ban dicamba herbicide

Complaints about damaged soybeans from spray drift prompt states to act
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: pesticides, dicamba, herbicides, Arkansas, Missouri

In response to escalating concerns about alleged misuse of the herbicide dicamba, Arkansas and Missouri have halted the sale and use of the chemical. The states received hundreds of complaints this year from farmers who say dicamba spray drifted onto their property from neighboring fields and damaged their soybeans that have not been genetically engineered to tolerate the herbicide.

On July 7, the Missouri Department of Agriculture banned the sale and use . . .

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