Dicamba Banned by State Plant Board

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-  State Plant Board members voted on Wednesday during a public hearing and board meeting to approve regulatory changes for the application of products labeled for agricultural use that contain Dicamba in Arkansas. 

These changes would prohibit the use of Dicamba in Arkansas between April 16 and October 31.  

The regulations include exemptions for the use of Dicamba in pastures, rangeland, turf, ornamental, direct injection for forestry and home use. This  change is now subject to final approval by the executive subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council.

 The Board’s regulatory changes concerning the use of Dicamba were subject to a 30 day public comment period which ended on October 30. During that time more than 29K public written comments were received by email, mail and fax. While 37 individuals provided testimony at the public hearing on Wednesday.

 On Tuesday, December 12, the Plant Board will host another public hearing and board meeting to consider changes to the Arkansas Pesticide Control Act Regulation,that would clarify the Plant Board’s ability to request additional information about a pesticide before it is registered for use in the State of Arkansas. 

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