Dicamba available for use under North Dakota state registration
North Dakota Agriculture Department intends to allow the use of dicamba, despite federal appeals court ruling.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on dicamba didn't mention state registrations, so the North Dakota Department of Agriculture is moving forward with their 24c Special Local Needs label for Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia products used in over-the-top applications on Dicamba-tolerant soybeans.
“The recent unprecedented court decision to vacate the registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia has struck a crushing blow to farmers across the country. While the court’s decision affected the federal registration of the products, it made no mention of state registrations. We have not received formal notification revoking these three products,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “Until directed otherwise, the department is standing by our state registrations of these products and recognizing them as legal for sale and use in North Dakota. We’re going to take whatever actions we can as a state to give our farmers an opportunity to manage their fields and utilize the product that is out there.”
The North Dakota 24c SLN allows applications of dicamba on soybeans through June 30 or beginning bloom (R1 growth phase), whichever comes first.
Applicators should monitor developments very closely as the registration status of the products is subject to change, the ag department said on June 5.