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Corn herbicide with active ingredient banned in WI


MADISON (WKOW) – Wisconsin agriculture officials say corn herbicides containing a specific ingredient can't be sold or used in Wisconsin.

The herbicide isoxaflutole contains pesticides that were originally registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the early 2000s for use in some states, but Wisconsin was not one of those.  There are concerns about surface and groundwater contamination and potential effects on other crops, including vegetables.

Director of the Bureau of Agrichemical Management, Lori Bowman, says there's been some recent misinformation that led agribusinesses and farmers to believe they could use these herbicides.

Bowman says "Balance," "Corvus," and other products with this active ingredient are not registered for sale or use in Wisconsin.

The company that makes the products, Bayer CropScience, recently withdrew its application to register the products in Wisconsin.

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