(KFSM) — The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Plant Board has filed a new rule regarding in-crop applications of dicamba on crops with the dicamba-tolerant trait.
The rule was filed with the Secretary of State’s office and takes effect on Monday, March 11.
Changes regarding dicamba in-crop use include the following:
- Restrictions on in-crop applications of dicamba from May 26 to October 31.
- A half-mile buffer zone required around all non-dicamba crops when dicamba is applied.
- A one-mile buffer zone for university and USDA research stations, certified organic crops and commercially grown specialty crops between April 16 and May 25.
- Prohibiting the mixing of dicamba with glyphosate between April 16 and May 25.
- Requiring applicators to provide proof of training to pesticide dealers prior to purchasing dicamba in-crop products.
The new rule applies to all current and future dicamba products registered for in-crop use in Arkansas. Some of these include Engenia, Fexapan, and Xtendimax.