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Dicamba Updates

The Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) investigates in response to complaints or allegations filed by citizens. Each year, the ASPB handles a significant number of complaints relating to alleged chemical misuse; the complaints may name a suspected chemical, but until inspectors can get on-site and diagnose based on symptomology and collect records, there is no way determine the chemicals used. Since 2015, the ASPB has worked to investigate and in some cases prosecute for a higher than normal volume of dicamba-related complaints.

Dicamba is a selective herbicide in the chlorophenoxy family of chemicals. It comes in several salt formulations and an acid formulation. It is a common herbicide used to eliminate weeds and woody plants.

To request an investigation due to suspected dicamba symptomology, complete the Request for Alleged Pesticide Misuse/Drift Investigation or call 501-225-1598 and ask to speak to the Pesticide Division.

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