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EPA Proposes Dicamba for GE Cotton, Soybeans

Cotton and soybean growers will have a new herbicide at their disposal if an EPA proposal to approve dicamba on the genetically engineered versions of those crops is approved.
With weeds “becoming increasingly resistant to glyphosate-based herbicides,” the availability of dicamba “will provide an additional tool to reduce the spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds,” EPA said.
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The comment period on the proposal ends April 30.
CropLife America called the proposed decision “another critical milestone toward farmers gaining access to new dicamba weed-management tools.”
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