New rules have been established for the use of diamba in Arkansas by the State Plant Board.
Beginning Saturday, May 8, Arkansas agricultural producers will be allowed to use over-the-top spraying of Engenia, Xtendimax, and Taviumon soybreans and cotton through June 30.
The new rules also require producers to set up a half-mile buffer for certified organic crops and commercially grown specialty crops when spraying dicamba products. Producers must set up a quarter-mile buffer in all directions when spraying dicamba to limit the impact on soybeans and cotton varieties that are not tolerant of dicamba.
These regulatory changes were made by the Plant Board on Monday, May 3 during a special board meeting. These changes are subject to a 30-day public comment period.
The Arkansas Legislative Council’s Executive Subcommittee approved the rule change on Thursday, May 6. The rule has been filed with the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office and will go into effect on Saturday, May 8.