In-season application restrictions of dicamba now await final approval in Arkansas. The Arkansas State Plant Board voted to prohibit the use of dicamba from April 16 through October 31. The board vote was 10-3, with one member recusing from voting. The regulations include exemptions for dicamba use in a pasture, rangeland, turf, ornamental, direct injection use for forestry, and home use. A DTN report says the rule is now awaiting final approval by the Executive Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council. Arkansas State Plant Board Director Terry Walker says it’s possible that the legislature could get it on the calendar right away during the next session, or even call a special session because it’s a hot-button topic. The board moved the meeting to a hotel in Little Rock in order to accommodate the number of people that wanted to participate in the event. As further proof of the event’s magnitude, a number of armed security personnel were on hand to prevent trouble. The preparation came about because of the contentious nature of the issue but the hearing started and finished peacefully.