USEPA Dicamba Cancellation Order - Details Forthcoming
Late on June 8, USEPA issued a cancellation order for the use of Xtendimax, Engenia and FeXapan. This will allow for use of existing stocks of these products until July 31, 2020.
The ag industry argued intensely for some reasonable path forward, given that farmers legally planted Xtend traits and retailers legally purchased product for application to soybean in Illinois. Cancellation orders provide a limited avenue for product on hand to be utilized. In this case, USEPA is allowing product currently on hand at the farmer and commercial applicator level to be utilized in accordance with the label.
There are some details that we need some clarification on, and IFCA will consult tomorrow morning with the IL Dept of Ag to get answers to these questions.
We will prepare a bullet point summary for you tomorrow. As you begin to develop plans to work through existing dicamba inventory, the most important thing to remember is that the proper application of dicamba products remains critically important, as many eyes will be on the next steps we take as an industry.