Arkansas

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ARKANSAS (UPDATED JUNE, 2021)

Full Regulations found in Class H section of ARKANSAS REGULATIONS ON PESTICIDE USE Agency No. 209.0 available at:

https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/plant-industries/rules-and-regulations/

Information on changes to the Arkansas dicamba rules available at:

https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/legal-notice-of-stay-2021-06-07.pdf

The following is a selection of rules specific to Dicamba product uses in dicamba-tolerant crops in Arkansas as of June 2021:

  • Applications of approved dicamba products labeled for in crop use in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton are permitted up to and including June 30th
  • From July 1st through October 31st of each year, applications of products labeled for agriculture use that contain dicamba are prohibited
  • From April 16th through June 30th, all applications of approved dicamba products labeled for in crop use in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton:
    • Must maintain a 1 mile buffer, in all directions, from University and USDA research stations
    • Must maintain a ¼ mile buffer zone in all directions from non-dicamba-tolerant crops
    • Must maintain a ½ mile buffer zone in all directions from all certified organic crops, and commercially grown specialty crops (defined as a minimum of 1,000 plants or the average annual crop sales for the previous three-years exceeding $25,000)
    • Are prohibited from including glyphosate in the tank mix

Record keeping requirements additional to the federal requirements:

  • Application records must be retained for 3 years and must be available for inspection by a Plant Board representative
  • In addition to the records required by the federal label, applicators must record:
    • Type of equipment used, and Firm’s Application Equipment Number if applied by a commercial applicator
    • Type of instrument used to measure wind speed and direction; and location of the instrument at the time of reading

Training:

  • Applicators must provide proof of the required annual dicamba training to Pesticide Dealers prior to purchase