Chris Soltau Agronomist Goodhue

by Chris Soltau  ChrisS@agpartners.net

There is a lot of interest in using dicamba for weed control in soybeans.  However, there are new rules and regulations regarding its use.  Here are the requirements to be eligible to purchase and apply dicamba products:

Minnesota-specific dicamba training and use requirements

An estimated 10,000+ Minnesotans will use Monsanto, DowDupont, and BASF’s new dicamba products this year. All individuals applying XtendiMax™ with VaporGrip™ Technology (Monsanto, EPA Reg. No. 524-617), FeXapan™ with VaporGrip™ Technology (DowDuPont, EPA Reg. No. 352-913), or Engenia™ (BASF, EPA Reg. No. 7969-345) dicamba products must undergo special product label-required training in order to comply with Minnesota Pesticide Control Law. Because these products are now Restricted Use Pesticides, all applicators of these products must also be a certified Private pesticide applicator or a licensed Commercial or Noncommercial pesticide applicator.

Here is a link to the MCPR website:  https://mcpr-cca.org/dicamba-information-trainings/  This link has a dicamba training sessions calendar, located towards the top right of the page, when and where the dicamba training is.  Click on the calendar to see the list of meeting locations and dates/times.  You can attend any dicamba training session regardless of what specific product you will be applying.  It is recommended that you preregister for training.  Click on the Register button for the desired meeting time and location and enter your information.  If you have any questions, feel free to call any Ag Partners agronomist. If you are going to spray dicamba soybeans with dicamba, you need to be a certified applicator and go to a dicamba training/certification seminar.