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Dicamba-Specific Training Session Scheduled
North Dakota Ag Connection - 01/11/2018

Dicamba training sessions have been scheduled by BASF and Monsanto in various locations around North Dakota.

In October, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their new label language classifying the new formulations as restricted-use products, meaning that they may only be applied by a certified pesticide applicator or under the direct supervision of a certified applicator.

"Both applicators and those working under their supervision will be required to complete a Dicamba-specific training course before being allowed to apply the product," said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. "The training will benefit applicators by teaching them the techniques to use the technology properly so that these products will be available for future use."

The training sessions will meet the requirements of the state and attendees will be issued a certificate of completion. Applicators only need to attend one registrant training to be able to apply any of the three products. The products are XtendiMax by Monsanto; Engenia by BASF; and FeXapan by DuPont. FeXapan by DuPont is still in the registration process but DuPont is working on setting up training sessions to start as soon as approval is granted.

The training sessions scheduled so far are as follows:

- Jan. 17 - Monsanto Public Training, Hankinson -- Dakota Magic Casino

- Jan. 18 - Monsanto Public Training, Grand Forks -- Alerus Center

- Jan. 24-26 - BASF Public Training, Minot -- North Dakota State Fair Center

- Feb. 1 - Monsanto Public Training, Grand Forks -- Alerus Center

- Feb. 13 - BASF Public Training. Fargodome

- Feb. 14 - BASF Public Training, Jamestown Civic Center, Exchequer Room

- Feb. 15 - BASF Public Training, Grand Forks -- Alerus Center

- Feb. 15 - BASF Public Training, Bismarck State College

- Feb. 20 - BASF Public Training, St. Michael -- Spirit Lake Casino and Resort

More training sessions are likely to be scheduled. All sessions will be posted on the North Dakota Department of Agriculture's website at www.nd.gov/ndda as soon as they are received.

To register for a BASF training session, please contact Andrew Adams at Andrew.adams@basf.com or 1-919-407-1319, or Logan Grier at logan.grier@basf.com or 1-919-547-2888. To register for a Monsanto training session, please go to www.roundupreadyxtend.com and select "Training & Stewardship" from the menu.

For more information about the training requirements, please contact Eric Delzer, North Dakota Department of Agriculture fertilizer program manager, at 701-328-1508.

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