The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing multiple label changes to atrazine, potentially restricting access to the crop protection tool. Iowa farmer and National Corn Growers Association president Chris Edgington says the loss of atrazine would be a devastating blow to productivity. “I really feel like there are people who don’t want us to use crop chemistries,” he says. “They don’t want us to control weeds and they want us to go back and bring the moldboard plow out and watching the dust fly.”
He tells Brownfield if approved, the proposed levels would render several crop-protection products unusable in 2023.