Restrictions with Dicamba in 2022

  • Dicamba is an important tool in combating herbicide resistant weeds in Dicamba Tolerant (DT) soybeans. Products containing dicamba can cause serious damage to non-dicamba-tolerant soybeans and to other sensitive crops and non-crop plants.
  • The MDA received more than 300 dicamba drift related complaints during the 2021 growing season. The annual totals for alleged dicamba off-site movement complaints were:
    • 2021: 304 reports
    • 2020: 128 reports
    • 2019: 20 reports
    • 2018: 51 reports
    • 2017: 249 reports
  • The MDA wishes to preserve this tool for farmers. However, it must be used without impacts on neighboring crops, homes, farms, and gardens.
  • Dicamba is a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) that can only be applied by applicators that are licensed or certified to apply RUPs in Minnesota.
  • For the 2022 growing season, in Minnesota, the following restrictions apply to the three dicamba products, XtendiMax, Engenia, and Tavium
    • Cutoff date: Do not apply south of interstate 94 after June 12. Do not apply north of interstate 94 after June 30.
    • Cutoff Temperature for the entire state: Do not apply if the air temperature of the field at the time of application is over 85 degrees Fahrenheit or if the National Weather Service’s forecasted high temperature for the nearest available location for the day exceeds 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Forecasted temperature must be recorded at the start of the application.
  • The restrictions are posted on each company’s web site
  • The EPA approved labeling containing the restrictions must be in the user’s possession during application.
    • Check the company’s web site to download the additional labeling prior to the application of any of these three dicamba products.
  • Contact the product registrants with any questions regarding the availability of additional labeling