Plant Board Temporarily Bans Use of Dicamba Beginning in 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- In a Working 4 You update, the State Plant Board has voted to ban  in-crop use of a controversial weed killer in the 2018 growing season.

 Despite protests from chemical companies like Monsanto, the board voted to ban the use of all Dicamba products beginning April 15 and extending through October of 2018. The decision was recommended by a task force in August.

The ban will now have to be approved by the Governor and then Arkansas lawmakers.

The Plant Board has received more than 900 complaints of Dicamba damage to crops this year.

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