Fed court overrules EPA, new GMO Enlist Duo weed killer cleared for use

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Ag media was abuzz late last fall when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed a petition to vacate the label for Enlist Duo claiming the need for further study of potential synergies between 2,4-D choline and glyphosate – the active ingredients in the product.

While it was implied that the label was “gone” because of the EPA move, in fact Enlist Duo was always in force, awaiting the next move by the court based on the agency request. This week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied EPA’s motion to vacate the Enlist Duo registration.

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As a result of the court decision, the company can continue to market the product and the registration for Enlist Duo remains fully intact for all labeled uses…

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For now Enlist Duo is labeled in just 15 states including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Vertin notes that effort will be made in 2016 to expand the number of states where the herbicide may be used.

Read full, original post: Ninth Circuit Court denies move by EPA to vacate herbicide label

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