Soy Growers Planning to Apply Dicamba Must Go Through Training

A mandatory training is now required for growers using dicamba or auxin-type products in their fields. Growers must participate in training and pass an exam before applying the following products in 2018:

XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology (Monsanto) FeXapan® herbicide plus VaporGrip® Technology (DuPont) Engenia® Herbicide (BASF)

“Tools like dicamba-tolerant soybeans and new formulations of dicamba ensure that farmers can grow healthy, affordable food and it’s imperative to stay up-to-date and informed so we can continue to effectively utilize these important innovations in agriculture,” said ASA President John Heisdorffer, a farmer from Keota, Iowa.

Training is offered by each of the registering companies and several states. Certain states require that an applicator complete training conducted by the state. If you are applying these products in one of the following states, you must attend that state’s mandatory training: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.

In addition to the events provided by the registering companies, below is a list of additional state training opportunities:

Illinois Events

 Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association

Iowa Events

Agribusiness Association of Iowa

Kansas Events

Kansas State University Research and Extension

Kentucky Events

University of Kentucky Weed Science Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Oklahoma Events

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry

Minnesota Events

Minnesota Crop Production Retailers

Nebraska Events

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

North Dakota Events

North Dakota Department of Agriculture

South Carolina Events

Clemson Cooperative Extension

South Dakota Events

South Dakota Agri-Business Association South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Texas Events

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Wisconsin Events

University of Wisconsin Extension