Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Dicamba Label Update

IFCA continues to stay in touch with the Illinois Dept of Ag regarding the status of the federally approved dicamba labels. 
As of today, IDA and several other Midwest states have yet to adopt the labels as the State Depts of Ag continue to evaluate options for adding additional state requirements.  We remind everyone that until the labels are approved, USEPA regulations state that you cannot distribute, sell, offer for sale, hold for distribution, hold for sale, hold for shipment, ship, deliver for shipment, release for shipment, or receive and (having so received) deliver or offer to deliver any Xtendimax, Engenia or FeXapan that you have leftover in inventory, because those product labels were cancelled on July 31, 2020.  That's a complicated definition, but essentially it means to just sit tight with any of last season's left-over inventory until the IL Dept of Ag approves the labels.  We will keep you posted on the progress.  
Bayer has a website with a map of the US showing the states that have adopted the Xtendimax labels and the states that are pending approval.  It stands to reason that once states approve Xtendimax, they will approve Engenia at the same time.  If you have questions about dicamba use on soybean in Illinois or the new labels, please contact IFCA.