Bloomberg Law
June 26, 2020, 10:00 AM

With Dicamba Canceled, Legal Focus Now Shifts to Corteva’s Enlist

Adam Allington
Adam Allington

With the upcoming ban on the most widely used herbicide for soybeans and cotton still being felt across farm country, a parallel legal challenge may end with its logical successor being removed from the market as well.

Agriculture experts say dicamba’s likely replacement would be Corteva Agriscience’s Enlist Duo, which contains a double package of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.

However, Enlist is facing its own challenge in the Ninth Circuit, which on June 3 required soybean and cotton registrations for three dicamba-based products—Bayer AG’s XtendiMax, BASF SE’s Engenia, and Corteva’s FeXapan—to be canceled ...

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