Dicamba training now available for Iowa pesticide applicators

January 21, 2020 4:19 PM
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Manufacturers of the dicamba products labeled for over-the-top use in soybean (FeXapan, Xtendimax, Tavium, Engenia) are again offering live and online training sessions for pesticide applicators planning to use those products during the 2020 growing season. Live sessions are offered during January and February this year, and online training is available as well. Check the Agribusiness Association of Iowa website for training programs and registration information. Applicators may attend any approved Iowa dicamba training provided by any manufacturer to meet the training label requirement.

As a reminder, any person responsible mixing, loading, applying, or cleaning dicamba application equipment must be a certified and licensed private pesticide applicator or commercial pesticide applicator in the state of Iowa and must attend a dicamba training prior to handling the product each growing season. Iowa certified handlers and other employees cannot handle these products.

Authors: 

Meaghan Anderson Field Agronomist in Central Iowa

Meaghan Anderson is a field agronomist in central Iowa and an extension field specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Educational programming is available for farmers, agribusinesses, pesticide applicators, certified crop advisors, and other individuals interested in...

Rebecca Vittetoe Field Agronomist in EC Iowa

Rebecca Vittetoe is an extension field agronomist in east central Iowa. Educational programs are available for farmers, agribusiness, pesticide applicators, and certified crop advisors.

Areas of expertise include agronomy, field crop production and management of corn, soybeans, and...

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...