For the 2019 growing season there are substantial regulatory changes relating to the use of dicamba herbicides on dicamba tolerant cotton and soybeans.  Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin

Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension, & Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent

Attention producers planning to use XtendiMax, Engenia, or FeXapan on the associated dicamba-tolerant crops during the 2019 growing season – there have been major regulatory changes for 2019, so a mandatory training session has been scheduled.  (For more information on the specific rule changes read:  Changes to the Dicamba Product Registration for the Upcoming Crop Season)

  • There will be a mandatory training session on March 20 for anyone who intends to buy or apply XtendiMax, Engenia, or FeXapan during the 2019 growing season. The training session will address changes made to the labels of the previously listed products. You will earn 2 Core CEUs for your existing license.
  • Only certified applicators with a Private, or Public or Commercial license with the Row Crop category will be allowed to PURCHASE or APPLY these products in 2019. That means authorized purchasers on an applicators license will not be able to buy or apply these products. No one without a license may apply these products under supervision of a licensed applicator (which can be done for other products).
  • To obtain a license, an individual will need to pass both the CORE and necessary category exam (Private or Row Crop) with a score of 70% or higher.
    • The Private and Public Applicator licenses – $100
    • Commercial Licenses – $250
    • An individual may add the Row Crop category to their existing commercial license for no cost by passing the exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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Mark Mauldin

I am the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Washington County. My program areas include livestock and forage, row crops, and pond management.

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