The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) are urging farmers to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On June 30, the EPA announced an upcoming revision of atrazine’s registration. This new level of concern for atrazine will vastly reduce the herbicide’s effectiveness, hindering farmers’ ability to utilize this critical tool.
Farmers need to relay to the EPA that atrazine is a valuable weed control product on their operation. The EPA’s proposed rule would lower the level of concern (LOC) to 3.4 ppb. To continue to apply this herbicide, farmers would need to adopt various mitigation strategies.
Full press release here.