MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council (NCC) welcomes the decision released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that allows cotton producers continued access to Dicamba herbicide.
“Cotton producers across the cotton belt appreciate the EPA’s two-year re-registration of this important crop protection tool,” said Shawn Holladay, producer from TX and chairman of the NCC’s American Cotton Producers. “However, we understand this label will include new and stricter application and use restrictions, and we need clarification on some details before a final determination of the complete implications for use of the product.”
Patrick Johnson, Chairman of the NCC’s Environmental Task Force and a producer from MS, said that the NCC would closely evaluate the final details of the label. “Cotton farmers need affordable, effective weed control and dicamba is an important part of the multifaceted solution,” he said.