Dicamba Drift: Arkansas Plant Board Votes to Restrict Use – Now a Re-Vote Required

    Soybean leaves curl as result of dicamba drift.

    The Arkansas Plant Board voted on Tuesday, June 20, to allow applications of dicamba herbicide to continue on a restrictive basis. However, the board, which voted 11-3 on the restriction, will have a re-vote on Friday, June 23 due to a procedural error. 

    Adriane Barnes, Arkansas Agricultural Department Communications Director told Talk Business and Politics that “There was a miscount of how many voting members were present at the meeting, either by phone or in person.”

    The Arkansas Plant Board’s website reports 135 “alleged complaints of misuse” have been filed as of June 20 in 17 counties. See map below.  The actual determination that dicamba is involved requires on-site inspection and documentation before possible prosecution.

    To read more detail of ongoing dicamba drift reports and how it’s happening, click here to read information from Dr. Tom Barber, University of Arkansas.

    Dicamba Map, with complaints

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