The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft Herbicide Strategy to protect endangered species from herbicides. The strategy includes requiring mitigation measures to reduce drift and runoff of herbicides that could affect non-target species.
AAI submitted public comments to warn EPA of unintended consequences of proposed mitigations that would make herbicide use more costly and less practical and effective. Herbicides are not only important for crop production but are critical for conservation practices like cover crops and reduced tillage. The proposed mitigations could also increase weed resistance to herbicides by limiting rates and modes of action. AAI will continue to engage with EPA to maintain access to herbicides.
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Click below to read AAI’s comment letter:
Endangered Species Comment Letter from AAI