The EPA has approved Monsanto’s dicamba product, XtendiMax, for use in soybeans and cotton. This has been several years in the making. According to the EPA press release, “This registration is for a formulation of dicamba that contains an additive that reduces volatility. This formulation is different from the products that are alleged to have been recently used illegally.” This will give us another tool in our fight against pigweed in our cotton and soybean fields.
Now that the EPA has approved this product, state agencies can start the approval process. Only once our state agency (Clemson Department of Pesticide Regulation) have officially approved XtendiMax, will it be legal to use in SC. Everything should be in place for XtendiMax to be approved for SC by the 2017 season.
You can view the EPA press release on Xtendimax here.
You can view the Monsanto press release here: news-release-epa-approval