Missouri Dept. of Ag Extends Dicamba Cut-off Date

The Missouri Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced it will extend the dicamba cut-off date for applications of FeXapan, XtendiMax, and Engenia in southeastern Missouri counties.

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The cut-off date for Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Stoddard, Scott, Mississippi, Butler, Ripley, Bollinger and Cape Girardeau has been extended to June 10, 2018. The original cut-off date was set for June 1, 2018.

“We have been diligently monitoring weather to determine what, if any, adjustments need to be made to the cutoff dates, as we have said we would from the beginning,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “Because of the wet, cold spring, planting has been delayed. This extension will give farmers extra days to use these products prior to the cut-off date.”

In response to the action, a Monsanto spokesman commented, “While we feel growers should have access to the low volatility products all season, we commend the MDA’s action to ensure farmers have at least some opportunity to utilize these tools, especially given the late spring.”

All other 24c Special Local Need label restrictions remain the same, according to the Department of Ag. The cut-off date for all other Missouri counties is still July 15, 2018. After the cutoff dates, no applications (burndown, preplant, preemergence and postemergence) may be made.

More detailed information about FEXAPAN, EPA Reg. No. 352-913 – SLN label MO-180003, XTENDIMAX, EPA Reg. No.524-617 – SLN label MO-180002, and ENGENIA, EPA Reg. No. 7969-345 – SLN label MO-180001, including label restrictions, is available at Agriculture.Mo.Gov/dicamba.

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