A recent article in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter by The Ohio State University CFAES, has provided valuable information on the recent label changes. In summary, both commercial and private applicators will be affected by these changes. If your 2019 herbicide program includes Engenia (BASF), XtendiMax (Monsanto), and FeXapan (DuPont), carefully review the revised labels and requirements. In short the requirements include:
- 2019 labels supersede all prior labels.
- Applicators must obtain a copy of the new label and have it in their possession at the time of use.
- Only CERTIFIED APPLICATORS can purchase, mix, load, apply, and/or clean application equipment.
- No longer can you simply just have supervision from a certified applicator.
- Applicators must complete dicamba-specific training.
- Increased record keeping requirements.
- Wind speed restrictions.
- Temperature inversion restrictions.
- Sensitive/susceptible crop consultation.
- Spray system equipment clean-out.
Because applicators are required to attend an annual dicamba or group 4 herbicide specific training prior to use of these certified products for 2019, Novus Ag is hosting 3 trainings. Please join us for one of our 2019 Dicamba Recertifications with Rosens and BASF. RSVP to the name listed beside the training you wish to attend.
- Monday, February 4th @ Deer Creek State Park from 9:30 AM – Noon Lunch (RSVP to Scott Spelman or Brad Dinnen)
- Tuesday, February 5th @ Milford Center Lions Club from 9:30 AM – Noon Lunch (RSVP to Justin Rivers or Brent Nicol)
- Thursday, February 21st @ Buffalo Wild Wings in Sidney, OH from 11 AM – 3 PM (RSVP to Yvette Fetterly) **Limited Seating**
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