The United States Environmental Protection Agency released a statement Tuesday, March 29, expanding the use of Enlist herbicide products to an additional 134 counties across the U.S., including the 46 previously restricted counties in Oklahoma.
Thought to pose a threat to the American Burying Beetle, the EPA prohibited the use of Corteva’s Enlist product line in a number of counties across the country in early 2022 with Oklahoma seeing the highest impact of any state.
On March 28, Rep. Frank Lucas voiced his frustration with the EPA’s restrictions in a press release, urging EPA administrator Michael Regan to reconsider the decision. Oklahoma Farm Bureau appreciates Rep. Lucas’ steadfast commitment to agriculture and the farmers and ranchers in rural Oklahoma.
The Enlist products – developed for use on soybeans, corn and cotton – are now approved for use in all 77 counties in Oklahoma for the 2022 growing season. This decision by the EPA allows farmers and ranchers to utilize any Enlist-compatible seeds already purchased, relieving them of the burden of finding a substitute for the upcoming season.
For more information on the EPA’s approval of Enlist One and Enlist Duo, visit okfb.news/3wTGgoP.