March 07, 2021

Annual dicamba training available online

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Mandatory online training opportunities are available for farmers, commercial operators and all others who will be handling dicamba products in 2021.

Links to the BASF (Engenia), Bayer (XtendiMax) and Syngenta (Tavium) online training sessions are available on the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association website at: www.ifca.com/IllinoisDicambaTraining.

Completing any of the three online opportunities will meet the requirements for dicamba training no matter which product is being applied to soybeans.

Pesticide applicators and handlers who desire to use dicamba herbicides that are labeled for use in soybeans must participate in special dicamba training prior to using these herbicides. The product use labels for these herbicides require annual training.

The training certificate that applicators received from the online dicamba training last year will not be accepted as proof of training for use of these products in 2021.

Applicators using these products without meeting the annual training requirement will be in violation of the Illinois Pesticide Act.

Tom Doran

Field Editor