Last fall, the Environmental Protection Agency filed a petition to vacate the label for Dow AgroScience’s Enlist Duo herbicide, which contains 2,4-D choline and glyphosate. On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied EPA’s motion to vacate the herbicide’s registration. Instead, the court ruled that the EPA can review whether it was right in approving the controversial herbicide.
By Adapted from Farm Journal article by Sonja Begemann
Weed control isn’t about killing weeds; it’s about protecting yield—and the stakes are high. The challenge is not only gaining control of weeds this year, but every year following while herbicide resistance is building. It is logical that ag professionals have some farmer convincing to do when money is involved in this down ag economy.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the registration of Resicore herbicide, which will be available to growers for the 2016 growing season. Resicore gives corn growers a powerful new way to eliminate herbicide-resistant weeds and protect yield potential.
Relative to EPA’s recently filed motion to vacate the registration of Enlist Duo herbicide, The Dow Chemical Company is confident in the extensive data supporting this new technology and is working quickly with EPA to provide assurances that our product’s conditions of registered use will continue to protect the environment, including threatened and endangered plant species.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Wednesday it had pulled its approval of Dow Chemical Co's new herbicide Enlist Duo as the agency studies new information regarding the product's impact on non-target plants.
The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its sister regional organizations will use their upcoming annual meetings to spotlight topics vital to the future of weed control – from the genetics of herbicide resistance to the use of plant diseases and insects to manage highly competitive invasive weeds.
According to a survey conducted by DuPont Crop Protection at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., more farmers are scouting fields, keeping field records and adding multiple herbicide modes of action to spray tanks to combat herbicide resistance and control yield-robbing weeds.
A team of weed scientists, economists and sociologists led by Mike Owen, an Iowa State University agronomy professor, is working to develop effective approaches to address an increase in herbicide resistant weeds.