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For Triazines, 2020 Provides Some ‘Good News’

For most of the world, it almost goes without saying that 2020 has been long on bad news and short on the good. However, for one class of popular herbicides, there is some good news!
In mid-September, EPA announced a long-awaited interim decision regarding the re-registration of the triazines: Atrazine, propazine, and simazine. Following years of research and public comments from the agriculture community, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler declared these fundamental crop management tools “safe for continued use in controlling resilient weeds.” According to the Triazine Network, a coalition of agricultural organizations that advocates for science-based regulatory decisions, this interim decision is a major milestone.
What is your read on the EPA triazine decision?
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