Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn Thursday issued a Notice of Release from the statewide Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order for ENGENIA Herbicide, EPA Registration Number 7969-345; XTENDIMAX with VaporGrip Technology, EPA Registration Number 524-617; and FEXAPAN™ Herbicide Plus VaporGrip™ Technology, EPA Registration Number 352-913.
“From the moment the stop sale and use order went into effect, we’ve been working to get these weed control products back into the hands of our farmers,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “BASF, Monsanto and DuPont came to the table and agreed to additional safeguards for product use in response to issues we’ve faced this growing season.”
The department has approved a Special Local Need label for each herbicide which includes special provisions and added safeguards as it relates to wind speed, timing of application, certified applicator training, notice of application and additional record keeping requirements for the use of this technology.
“Collaboration among all interested entities, including farmers, regulators, registrants, retailers and applicators, is integral to the good stewardship of all products and CropLife America (CLA) applauds the Missouri Department of Agriculture for its leadership on this important issue,” stated Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America.
In an effort to reduce off-target crop injury, the department has approved a Special Local Need label for each herbicide which includes special provisions and safeguards for the use of this technology in Missouri.