The Arkansas Plant Board has voted in favor of a set of rules for the usage of the herbicide, dicamba, in Arkansas. From April 16 through October 31, dicamba had been temporarily banned after farmers complained that the herbicide was drifting onto crops and causing damage.
Under these set of rules, dicamba will not be allowed to be used within a half-mile of research stations, organic crops, and specialty crops. Use of dicamba will be allowed through May 25.
Legislators will now vote on the Plant Board’s decision.
Listen below to hear an interviews from Conduit News Radio with Arkansas farmers discussing their concerns with the use of dicamba: