Southern Crop

Southern Crop

House, Senate Republicans Ramp Up Scrutiny Of EPA’s Pesticide Reviews

EPA is currently taking comment through Oct. 4 on its June 6 draft review that found the nation’s second-most commonly-used herbicide poses risks to species, including aquatic plants and some mammals, and suggested possible restrictions.

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Regulatory Barriers Slow Innovation and Increase Costs

National Corn Growers Association Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on consolidation and competition in the U.S. seed and agrochemical industry. “These barriers slow down innovation and drive up the cost of seed and chemicals.” Read more

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EPA Approves Use of Monsanto’s XtendiMax Herbicide on Soybeans and Cotton

Source: Monsanto news release Monsanto Company announced on November 14, the EPA has approved XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology, a low-volatility dicamba herbicide, for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans and Bollgard II® XtendFlex® cotton. This significant milestone will provide farmers the opportunity to utilize dicamba in the[…]

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