Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

Vacated Registration of Dicamba Products Impacts Kansas Agriculture

On Tuesday, February 6, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona vacated the 2020 registration of three dicamba products which have been utilized for weed control in over-the-top applications (post-emergence) on dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is aware that this action could have a significant impact on Kansas farmers and agribusinesses.

KDA has been in communication with federal partners including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to emphasize the importance of flexibility for farmers and agribusinesses, especially in the use of existing and purchased stocks for the 2024 growing season. Use of these products has been an important tool for Kansas soybean and cotton farmers; farm management decisions regarding purchases of seed and herbicides are made months prior to spring planting, and this action just weeks before planting season will negatively impact Kansas producers. The three products identified in this action are: XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, Engenia Herbicide, and Tavium with VaporGrip Technology.

KDA will continue to monitor this situation closely in partnership with stakeholders, producers, and other state departments of agriculture. As additional details become available, KDA will share that information on our website at www.agriculture.ks.gov/dicamba. If you have additional questions, please contact the KDA pesticide and fertilizer program at 785-564-6688.