Volume 94 Issue 45 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 14, 2016

EPA approves dicamba use on modified crops

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: pesticides, dicamba, herbicide, Monsanto, genetically modified soybeans

EPA has cleared the way for the Monsanto herbicide dicamba (3,6-​dichloro-​2-methoxybenzoic acid) to be used on soybeans and cotton that have been genetically modified to tolerate the chemical. Both EPA and Monsanto claim that the product, sold under the name Xtendimax with Vapor Grip Technology, has lower volatility than other dicamba formulations that were allegedly used illegally in . . .

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