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Dicamba available for use under North Dakota state registration

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) has enacted a 24c Special Local Needs (SLN) label for Xtendimax, FeXapan, and Engenia.

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is moving forward with its 24c Special Local Needs (SLN) label for Xtendimax, FeXapan, and Engenia, products used in over-the-top applications on dicamba-tolerant soybeans.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Ninth Circuit of Appeals Court vacated conditional registrations for Xtendimax, Engenia, and FeXapan dicamba herbicides.

“The recent unprecedented court decision to vacate the registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan, and Engenia has struck a crushing blow to farmers across the country. While the court’s decision affected the federal registration of the products, it made no mention of state registrations. We have not received formal notification revoking these three products,” said Doug Goehring, North Dakota agriculture commissioner, in an NDDA news release. “Until directed otherwise, the department is standing by our state registrations of these products and recognizing them as legal for sale and use in North Dakota. We’re going to take whatever actions we can as a state to give our farmers an opportunity to manage their fields and utilize the product that is out there.”

The North Dakota 24c SLN allows applications of dicamba on soybeans through June 30 or beginning bloom (R1 growth phase), whichever comes first.

Applicators should monitor developments very closely as the registration status of the products is subject to change, said Goehring. 

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