Special Dicamba Training​
Label revisions for 2018 require specialized training for users

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[January 19, 2018]    On October 13, 2017, USEPA issued revised labels for the three Dicamba products that are labeled for use on soybeans: Engenia (BASF), XtendiMax (Monsanto) and FeXapan (DuPont). The Illinois Department of Agriculture has approved these new labels for product use in Illinois.

It is a violation of the Illinois Pesticide Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to apply any other Dicamba products in a post-emerge application to soybeans.

There are several significant changes in these product labels for use in crop year 2018, including:

  1. Engenia​, XtendiMax and FeXapan are now Restricted Use Pesticides, which means that only certified applicators (private applicators and commercial applicators) can purchase these products and a record of sale must be kept by pesticide dealers who sell the products.

  2. The new labels for these products require that all applicators of the product must be trained on the proper use of these specific products; this includes private and commercial applicators and operators.


  3. The label requires a record of application, and outlines 20 items that must be included in that record. The application record requires that proof of training must accompany the record of application.

If you plan to apply these products to soybeans in 2018, the Illinois Department of Agriculture will require all users of these products to adhere to all label requirements including completion of a training program that utilizes training materials developed by the registrants of the products, namely Monsanto, BASF or DuPont. At this point, training will be offered only in a classroom setting. The registrants are working with the Department and with agribusiness and farm organizations to make instructors available to train applicators and venues throughout the state, utilizing the registrant's training materials.

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Upcoming dates, times, locations
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January 26
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Chateau Hotel & Conference Center
1621 Jumer Dr,

February 26
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Schilling Center, Richaland Community College 1 College Park, Decatur

March 9
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hawthorn Suites
101 Trade Center Dr,

March 12
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave,

[Illinois Department of Agriculture website]


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