THE DAYS OF DANGEROUS ‘DICAMBA’ HERBICIDE DRIFTING & WREAKING WIDESPREAD HAVOC ON RURAL AMERICA MAY BE NUMBERED.
Given its unavoidable significant FATAL-FLAW of drifting off-target, EPA SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BAN DICAMBA.
However, what EPA may do instead is severely limit its use. While not a perfect solution, this now anticipated EPA action is absolute acknowledgement that this loser alternative for glyphosate (Roundup)-addicted GE crops is its own untenable can-of-worms. Jim
“The U.S. environmental agency is considering banning sprayings of the agricultural herbicide dicamba after a set deadline next year, according to state officials advising the agency on its response to crop damage linked to the weed killer.
“Setting a cut-off date, possibly sometime in the first half of 2018, would aim to protect plants vulnerable to dicamba, after growers across the U.S. farm belt reported the chemical drifted from where it was sprayed this summer, damaging millions of acres of soybeans and other crops.
“A ban could hurt sales by Monsanto Co (MON.N) and DuPont which sell dicamba weed killers and soybean seeds with Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant Xtend trait. BASF (BASFn.DE) also sells a dicamba herbicide.”