The K-State Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety Education program has compiled a short list of some frequently asked questions concerning the 2019 dicamba training protocols.
Do all dicamba product labels require the additional training?
You are required to have additional label-required dicamba training when applying the restricted use dicamba products: Engenia, FeXapan, or XtendiMax.
Where can I get the training for 2019?
Do I need to attend training if I already did in 2018?
The labels of these products state that prior to applying this product in the 2019 growing season, all applicators must complete dicamba or auxin-specific training on an annual basis, so even if you attended in 2018 you will need to attend a training in 2019 prior to applying these products.
Do I need to be certified to use these products?
The new labels state that these formulations are for retail sale to and use only by certified applicators. In the state of Kansas, this means that everyone purchasing and using these products has to either obtain a private applicator license (application to agricultural lands owned or operated by individual) or a commercial applicator license (applicators applying to other people’s land for compensation). If you have been applying under someone else’s license in the past you will need to get your own license if you are applying these products.
My hired hand and I both hold private applicators licenses. He will be doing all my spraying. I am taking the dicamba training, but does he also have to take the dicamba training?
Yes, anyone who applies one the RUP dicamba products must complete an approved dicamba training and hold either a private or commercial applicator license.
Do other states accept Kansas’ state-approved RUP dicamba training? Does Kansas accept other state’s dicamba training?
Nebraska accepts all other states’ training so long as the applicator receives the Nebraska Department of Agriculture module with its state specific information. Oklahoma and Colorado will accept Kansas’s state approved training. This year Missouri does not have any state specific rules so they will be accepting the registrants training, but applicators need to note they apply in MO so the training can be turned into that state. Kansas will accept training from other states if the application can provide proof of training.
This information is made available by the K-State Pesticide Safety and IPM Program. Contact your local Extension Office if you need additional information.
Frannie Miller, Pesticide Safety and IPM Coordinator