Pros Doubt EPA Curbs On Monsanto, Basf Herbicides Will Halt Crop Damage

"NEW YORK/CHICAGO - U.S. weed specialists doubted on Friday that new federal restrictions on the use of a controversial weed killer, sold by Monsanto Co and BASF, will prevent recurrences next year of crop damage linked to the chemical.

The impact of the rules limiting sprayings of dicamba herbicides, announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), may affect Monsanto's biggest-ever biotech seed launch - soybeans engineered to resist the chemical.

The EPA's new limits focus on the application issues and do not address volatilization, herbicide experts and farmers said."

Emily Flitter and Tom Polansek report for Reuters October 13, 2017.


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Source: Reuters, 10/16/2017