Dicamba Training/Certification at Farm Bureau

January 16, 2020

Dicamba training/certification held at Farm Bureau, Feb. 17

Certification needed annually to apply dicamba products.

Farmers who plan on applying any of the dicamba products labeled for use on soybeans in 2020, which includes Engenia, Xtendimax, FeXapan or Tavium, MUST attend dicamba label training annually.

Farmers who have attended dicamba training in the past, are required to attend it again, and receive a certificate of training in order to legally apply these products in the crop year 2020.

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau is hosting Dicamba Training on Monday, Feb. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Bill Simmons is the instructor for the class, teaching on behalf of BASF. This class will provide certification for use for any of the four dicamba products. Dr. Simmons is well respected as an instructor and educator, and provides this training for local farmers or commercial applicators.

Dr. Simmons will thoroughly explain the dicamba application and recordkeeping requirements.  He will also cover the additional Illinois specific requirements for use in 2020 that include a June 20 application cut-off date, and provide a thorough explanation of the 85 degree temperature restriction and other special protections that the Illinois Department of Agriculture requires for all applicators of these products.

There is no cost to attend this training event, but pre-registration is recommended. To register, go to the Illinois Dicamba Training Website at www.ifca.com/illinoisdicambatraining and select the Feb. 17 event in DeKalb from the “Register” menu, or if you prefer you can call the Farm Bureau office directly at 815-756-6361 to register.

At the completion of the training event, Dr. Simmons will provide a sign-in sheet for you to complete in order to receive your training certificate.

The training session is being sponsored by BASF.