Dicamba Update: Kansas Dept. of Agriculture Provides Guidance

Dicamba Update: Kansas Dept. of Agriculture Provides Guidance

Kansas Department of Agriculture published updates and clarifications on its website this afternoon regarding EPA’s June 8, 2020 issuance of cancellation orders for three dicamba products. KDA issued background, sale of existing stock, application of existing stock, July 31, 2020 deadline requirements and future information. A synopsis of each is below.

Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association will continue to be in contact with Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), EPA and our industry partners. KARA will disperse additional information as soon as it becomes available.

If you have any dicamba-related questions or concerns you may submit them to KARA staff by clicking/touching the button below. A member of the KARA staff will respond to your question or concern as soon as possible.

DICAMBA INQUIRY

BACKGROUND

EPA didn’t issue the cancellation order until June 8, 2020. KDA had provided guidance on our website allowing unlimited distribution, sales, and use of the three products in Kansas until KDA received EPA’s cancellation order on June 8, at which time the guidance was removed from our website.

SALE OF EXISTING STOCK

Currently registered Kansas pesticide dealers may sell any of the three cancelled dicamba products from stock received on or before June 8, 2020. Such sales shall not be made after July 31, 2020, and all sales must be to end users of the products (commercial or private certifications). The labels are still in force, so restricted use pesticide sales records must be maintained.

Any of the three cancelled products received after June 8, 2020, (regardless of when they were ordered and paid for) shall not be sold and may not be distributed except for being returned or properly disposed.

APPLICATION OF EXISTING STOCK

Kansas pesticide business licensees may apply any of the cancelled products according to the product’s label until July 31, 2020. Products applied shall be limited to those in stock on or before June 8, 2020, or acquired from a currently registered Kansas pesticide dealer.

Producers holding current private applicator certifications may apply any of the cancelled products according to the product’s label until July 31, 2020. Products applied shall be limited to those in stock on or before June 8, 2020, or acquired from a currently registered Kansas pesticide dealer.

Any of the three cancelled products received after June 8, 2020, from a supplier other than a Kansas registered pesticide dealer (regardless of when they were ordered or paid for) shall not be applied or otherwise distributed except they may be returned or properly disposed.

JULY 31, 2020 DEADLINE

The only permitted movement of any of the three cancelled products after July 31, 2020, is to return it to the registrant or proper disposal of the product.

FUTURE INFORMATION

KDA is communicating at least daily with EPA on this subject. Any new information will be posted here on this web page as we receive it.

 



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