Due to recent developments dicamba has making headlines as to whether or not it is safe for use for farmers across the US. According to Agriculture.com, on June 3, 2020, the 9th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals removed the registration for the following dicamba-containing herbicides.
- Xtendimax (EPA Reg. No. 524-617)
- Engenia (EPA Reg. No. 7969-345)
- FeXapan (EPA Reg. No. 352-913)
What is Dicamba?
The EPA states that dicamba is a benzoic acid based herbicide that was first registered in the U.S in 1967. Currently, it is registered for use on corn, wheat, soybeans and various other crops found in agricultural settings, fallow land, pastures, turfgrass and rangeland. Dicamba is generally used to control the growth of dandelions, ivy and other weeds that may be present in the aforementioned areas.
Dicamba and Foods
Dicamba is also known for its propensity to drift and leave residues on crops adjacent crops and may also be found in meat products due to animal consumption.
How can you test for Dicamba?
If you have concerns about the presence of dicamba and other pesticides in your products, we suggest having them tested. Adamson Analytical can test your products for dicamba as well as over 600 other common pesticide substances.
Contact us now to find out we can help with your dicamba concerns.