Only Certified Applicators Can Mix and Load Dicamba

May 9, 2019 7:24 AM
Blog Post

According to a recent State Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SIFIREG) Dicamba Work Group guidance document and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Pesticide Bureau, only certified applicators can mix and handle the following dicamba products:

  • XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology (EPA Reg. No. 524-617, Bayer)
  • Engenia® (EPA Reg. No. 7969-345, BASF)
  • FeXapan® with VaporGrip® Technology (EPA Reg. No. 352-913, Corteva)
  • Tavium® plus VaporGrip® Technology (EPA Reg. No. 100-1623, Syngenta)

Anyone who is responsible for any part of the use and application process, which includes mixing, loading, application, or cleaning dicamba application equipment, must be a certified and licensed private pesticide applicator or a commercial pesticide applicator and must attend a label-required dicamba training. Iowans certified in the Handlers category and other mixing and loading employees cannot handle these products even if they attend the required dicamba training.

Author: 

Elizabeth Danielson Extension Program Specialist III

Betsy Danielson is an extension program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She is part of the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), conducts pesticide applicator training focusing on seed treatment and fumigation, and develops resource materials for e...