With the 2018 growing season fast approaching, farmers need to remember that under new EPA regulations, training is now required for everyone planning to apply low-volatility dicamba formulations on their crops.
Low-volatility dicamba formulations have been approved for in-crop use in 33 states. Seven of the states require that applicators attend training sessions provided by the state. In the other 26 states, Monsanto and other low-volatility dicamba registrants are providing the training.
Ryan Rubischko, Monsanto dicamba portfolio lead, says all applicators need to attend the training.
If you live in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina or Tennessee, you must attend state-provided training sessions. For farmers living in any other state where XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology has been approved for in-crop use, Monsanto is offering trainings through the end of March.
While Monsanto’s trainings are focused on XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, those who complete a Monsanto-led training are allowed to use any low-volatility dicamba herbicides approved in their state.
The simple training takes just 90 minutes to learn the best practices and become dicamba-applicator certified and Monsanto is adding more training sessions all the time that can be found online. Visit roundupreadyxtend.com/training to sign up for a training in your area, and keep an eye out for the debut of the RRXTEND Spray App and the launch of the technical support call center, all of which will help maximize your success during this year’s growing season.