Pennsylvania's Pesticide Regulations require that products must be registered with EPA in order to be registered for sale and use in Pennsylvania. Xtendimax with Vaporgrip Technology, Engenia and FeXapan may no longer be distributed in Pennsylvania.
Note: EPA Formally Cancels Product Registrations of Dicamba Products XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan
Licensed applicators may apply existing stock in their posession as of June 3, 2020 until July 31, 2020.
On June 8, 2020, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a "Final Cancellation Order," effective June 3, 2020, of the three product registrations* invalidated by the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. EPA considers these products no longer to be registered as of June 3, 2020. Until July 31, 2020, there are two applicable rules announced, as follows:
- Distribution or sale by any person is generally prohibited except for ensuring proper disposal or return to the registrant.
- Use (by growers or commercial applicators) of existing stock already in possession as of June 3, 2020, may be used, consistent with the previously-approved labeling accompanying the product, until July 31, 2020.
- Growers and commercial applicators may use existing stocks that were in their posession on June 3, 2020, the effective date of the Court decision. Such use must be consistent with the product's previously-approved label and may not continue after July 31,2020.
In light of these developments, Penn State has developed some recommendations for weed control in soybeans (PDF). This information is intended to help provide control strategies for growers, but should not be confused as a recommendations of the listed products by PDA.
*The registrations are:
- Xtendimax with Vaporgrip Technology, EPA Reg. No. 524-617
- Engenia, EPA Reg. No. 7969-345
- FeXapan, EPA Reg. No. 352-913