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Arkansas Plant Board approves dicamba rule

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The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s State Plant Board met September 17 to discuss the use of dicamba for the 2020 growing season.
Current cut-off date announced for dicamba

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s State Plant Board has amended a draft rule for 2020 dicamba applications in Arkansas that keeps the current cut-off date of May 25 in effect. There were changes also approved which include:

  • From April 16 – May 25, all applications of in-crop dicamba products must be reported via the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s online registry within 10 days of the application.
  • From April 16-May 25, applicators of dicamba products must have a printed GPS map of the application available upon request.
  • The restriction on dicamba use during burn-down that was added as an emergency rule prior to the beginning of the 2019 growing season was permanently added.

The proposed rule change will now be sent to Governor Hutchinson for approval.  If the Governor approves the rule, there will be a 30-day public comment period, followed by legislative review.



This information was provided by the Arkansas Agricultural Department which works to develop and implement policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep Arkansas farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber and forest products for the citizens of the state and union.


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