Before Tennessee applicators can apply low-volatile versions of dicamba herbicide in crop in 2018, they must first attend a University of Tennessee Extension dicamba-specific training.
UT Extension’s Dicamba Stewardship training is mandatory for all individuals applying XtendiMax, Engenia or FeXapan in Tennessee, not just the certified applicator.
“The goal of this training module is to get everyone on the same page with regards to dicamba practices,” says Larry Steckel, UT Extension Weed Specialist and training coordinator, “therefore, everyone who will be in the sprayer seat applying dicamba will have to be trained.”
The one-hour Dicamba Stewardship training will be held in-person at regional grain conferences, the Cotton Focus meeting, and at UT Extension county meetings held across the state. These trainings will begin in January. Current list of training opportunities.
Additionally, the training will be available online at a later date.
Cost of the training is $25.
The training fulfills a portion of the federal and state requirements to apply XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan. You must have a valid dicamba certification card to apply these pesticides in Tennessee. Participants will receive their dicamba certification card at the training conclusion.
Because XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan are registered as restricted-use pesticides, producers must have private applicator certification in addition to dicamba certification to use these products.
Keep following the UT Crops News Blog for weekly updates on additional training opportunities and information on the availability of online training. Also, check in with your local county Extension office information on the nearest scheduled trainings.