On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling that vacated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registrations for three dicamba herbicides used by farmers across the nation. The products impacted are Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia.

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will enforce label requirements and regulations for these products under new guidance released from the EPA on June 8, 2020. Growers and commercial applicators may use existing supplies in their possession on or before June 3, 2020 until July 31, 2020. Such use must be consistent with the product’s previously approved label. Distribution or sale by any person of these products is generally prohibited except for ensuring proper disposal or return to the registrant.

As this situation develops, please check this website for the most up to date information. If you have further questions, call 662-325-3390 to speak with Michael Ledlow or Laura Vollor at the Bureau of Plant Industry.