EPA adds restrictions to use of Bayer, BASF weed killer linked to crop damage

FILE PHOTO: Soy leaves that were damaged by the weed killer dicamba as part of University of Wisconsin research into whether the herbicide drifted away from where it was sprayed in Arlington, Wisconsin, U.S., August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Tom Polansek/File Photo

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it would allow farmers to spray a controversial weed killer made by Bayer AG’s Monsanto Co and BASF SE for two more years, with additional restrictions on use. The agency said the herbicide, called dicamba, is an important tool for controlling weeds in crop […]

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