Dicamba drift complaints strain U.S. state agriculture departments

CHICAGO, Nov 1 (Reuters) – U.S. farmers have overwhelmed state governments with thousands of complaints about crop damage linked to new versions of weed killers, threatening future sales by manufacturers Monsanto Co and BASF SE. Monsanto is banking on herbicides using the chemical dicamba — and seeds engineered to resist it — to dominate soybean […] Read more

EPA approves Monsanto’s dicamba weed killer

Nov 9 (Reuters) – U.S. seeds and agrochemicals maker Monsanto Co has secured approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a new formulation dicamba-based weed killer designed for its next generation biotech soy and cotton varieties, the company said on Wednesday. The dicamba-tolerant trait in soybeans and cotton was approved in 2015, and the […] Read more