Statement on Ninth Circuit Decision

June 4, 2020


The Order issued on June 3, 2020, by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacating the federal registration of three Dicamba-based herbicides, including Engenia® herbicide, is unprecedented and has the potential to be devastating to tens of thousands of farmers. These farmers have counted on over-the-top (OTT) applications of dicamba-based products to control resistant weeds across tens of millions of dicamba-tolerant soybean and cotton acres.


We are currently reviewing the Order and are waiting on direction from the U.S. EPA on actions they will take as a result of this Order. Time is of the essence. Farmers have less than a month to protect millions of acres under threat from resistant weeds that could lead to significant revenue loss in an already challenging season.


The EPA followed a science-based approach evaluating and managing ecological risks and balancing agricultural and societal benefits, before it granted the current registration for Engenia. Dicamba is safe when label instructions and use guidelines are followed.


We are assessing all legal options available to challenge this Order. We remain committed to serving our customers with safe and effective crop protection solutions, including Engenia herbicide.


Engenia Herbicide is a U.S. EPA Restricted Use Pesticide. 

Always read and follow label directions. 
Engenia is a registered trademark of BASF.