The Arkansas State Plant Board voted to approve regulatory changes for the application of products labeled for agricultural use that contain dicamba in Arkansas during their regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on September 21. Changes will prohibit the use in Arkansas between April 16 and October 31. The regulations include exemptions for the use of dicamba in pastures, rangeland, turf, ornamental, direct injection for forestry, and home use.
The Board’s regulatory changes concerning the use of dicamba were subject to a 30 day public comment period which ended on October 30. Over 25,000 comments were received by email and mail. Available comments are included below. Each file of comments (accessible by numbered links below) represents multiple comments submitted by mail, e-mail, or fax, bundled into a single document for the purposes of printing and review by the public and State Plant Board.
Comments submitted by email are still being sorted and moved over to appropriate file formats. Please consider this page a dynamic document, as files will be added as they become available.
Please be advised, the State Plant Board is working to sort comments for duplicates and for a total number of comments supporting or opposed to proposed regulations before the November 8 hearing.