Dueling Dicamba Labels, World’s Most Expensive Cow & More

Dueling Dicamba Labels, World's Most Expensive Cow & More

Yet Another (and Different) Dicamba Label

BASF recently submitted a new proposed label for its dicamba herbicide, Engenia, to register the herbicide since the registration was struck down by a federal court earlier this year. While the new Engenia label is much like Bayer’s new dicamba labels submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there is at least one notable difference:

  • The Engenia label allows post-emergence application in DT soybeans, while Bayer’s KHNP0090 label (formerly Xtendimax) does not provide for post-emergence applications in DT beans.

Thus, the proposed Dicamba Labels would allow Engenia to be applied over-the-top in DT soybeans until the V2 growth stage or a cutoff date of June 12, whichever is earlier. Post-emergence applications would be allowed in DT cotton until a cutoff date of July 30. A copy of the proposed label is attached here.

The EPA has opened a 30-day public comment period for BASF’s new label which will close on July 5, 2024. You can submit comments to the EPA’s docket (EPA–HQ–OPP–2024–0154) for the new label on Regulations.gov which you can access Here.

World’s Most Expensive Cow Lives in Brazil

The priciest bovine ever sold – a shade over $4 million – is a solid white Nelore (Zebu) female named “Viatina-19 FIV Mara Movéis” from Minas Gerais, Brazil. She’s a big girl – weighing in at about 2,400 lbs – and likely to require quite a bit of feed to maintain. According to news reports, part of Viatina’s value is attributed to how quickly she gains muscle, and based on the price she fetched she must have an incredible rate of gain. The reports also indicate that the heritability of Viatina’s rate of gain and other traits is high, and presumably, there are some performance records somewhere to back that up. You can read more about Viatina here.

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