EPA Announces Five-Year Registration on Dicamba

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Tuesday announced his agency is issuing an extended registration to dicamba-based herbicides which had previously been made illegal by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Wheeler told RFD-TV, “”We are going to issue a five year registration for dicamba for the next five years to provide certainty… Two of the companies that produce dicamba re-registered the product with us, and our scientists have been going over their registration materials… I will say right now, we are going to be able to re-register dicamba for the use in next year’s growing season.”

USEPA photo by Eric Vance