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EPA Approves BASF Herbicide For Use in The U.S.

After four years of waiting, the Environmental Protection Agency has given the green light to register a new herbicide for use in the U.S.

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After four years of waiting, the Environmental Protection Agency has given the green light to register a new herbicide for use in the U.S.

Just before Christmas, BASF announced the registration for Egenia, which is designed to help farmers with glyphosate-resistant cotton and soy crops.

Egenia controls around 200 broadleaf weeds. In a statement, BASF listed many other benefits for the product, including:

  • An advanced formulation, with a 70 percent reduction in volatility when compared to DGA dicamba.
  • The lowest use rate of all dicamba products on the market.
  • Added flexibility with the option for direct injection, which reduces the number of tank cleanouts and refills.

According to Delta Farm Press, farmers in about 38 states are struggling to control 16 different kinds of glyphosate-resistant weeds. Research has also shown that the problem is only getting worse as more weeds develop a resistance to glyphosate, which is the most widely used pesticide in the world.

BASF stated that the technology behind Engenia herbicide “contributes to the continued development of dicamba for effective, on-target applications and is the result of more than 50 years of BASF dicamba technical expertise.”

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