North Dakota state registration of Dicamba

June 5, 2020 (Updated 3:51 p.m.)

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is reviewing how a recent court decision will affect the 24c Special Local Needs (SLN) label for Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia, products used in over-the-top applications on Dicamba-tolerant soybeans.

“The recent unprecedented court decision to vacate the registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia has struck a crushing blow to farmers across the country. While the court’s decision affected the federal registration of these products, it made no mention of state registrations,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “At this time, the EPA has not directed the state to cancel its state registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia. NDDA does not enforce violations of the federal registrations of these three products. We’re going to take whatever actions we can as a state to give our farmers an opportunity to manage their fields and utilize the product that is out there.”

Applicators should monitor developments very closely as the registration status of these products is subject to change.