30 Mar KARA’s advocacy efforts a success as EPA announces Enlist product expansion covering all Kansas Counties
Following the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s updated product label restricting application of Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® in 10 southeastern Kansas counties in January of 2022, Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association submitted a letter to EPA requesting the agency lift the ban for the 2022 growing season.
Late Tuesday evening (March 29) EPA issued a press release stating, “Enlist One and Enlist Duo, two herbicides used to control weeds in conventional and genetically modified corn, cotton, and soybean crops, can now be used in all counties of Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. In Texas, Enlist products can now be used in Bowie, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar, and Red River counties. Read page 16 of the new Enlist One label and page 16 of the new Enlist Duo label to see which counties remain prohibited.”
EPA originally enacted the restriction to protect the American Burying Beetle in the Kansas counties of: Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cowley, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson.
KARA’s letter and EPA’s full press release in response are available to view via the links below.