In 2018 IDA issued 233 warning letters and 14 notices of fines. In 2019, there have been 62 warning letters and 98 notices of fines. Fines are pretty evenly split between commercial and private applicators.
The trial is at the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri Southeastern Division and centers on whether damage to a peach farm is from dicamba drift or natural causes including a spreading soil fungus.
This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Syngenta’s Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology herbicide. This is a group 4, dicamba, formulation premixed with S-metolachlor to provide residual control.