CERTIFIED PESTICIDE APPLICATORS –
NOTE: Manufacturers are submitting their training materials for approval which will be followed by submission of training session dates. We will list available training sessions as they are approved by the state pesticide bureau. The bureau expects to begin seeing training sessions scheduled during the first week of January 2018.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING REQUIRED FOR RESTRICTED USE DICAMBA PESTICIDES
The state of Iowa began issuing requirements on December 28, 2017 for training specific to the restricted use herbicides XtendiMax®, Engenia®, and FeXapan®. These formulations of dicamba are approved for use with dicamba resistant soybeans. NO OTHER DICAMBA PRODUCTS ARE LABELED FOR USE WITH DICAMBA RESISTANT SOYBEANS.
As more information becomes available, we will continue to provide additional resources to help certified pesticide applicators find the information they need to acquire the mandatory additional dicamba training.
SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR RETAILERS – CHECK BEFORE RELABELING PRODUCTS
EPA imposed new requirements on Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax for 2018 require each container (package, minibulk and bulk tank) to be relabeled with the 2018 information. Relabeling can only be performed legally at a facility that possesses an active EPA Establishment Number. EPA considers relabeling of these products to be repackaging, and if performed at one of your facilities, it will need to be included on their 2017 Pesticide Production Report.
Full Information from ASMARK: https://www.asmark.org/data/DicambaProductsTakeNewTwist.pdf
HIGHLY DETAILED BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Below is some additional reading and specific information related to the regulations of dicamba-based products for use with dicamba resistant soybeans.
EPA Press Release on Dicamba – https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/epa-and-states-collective-efforts-lead-regulatory-action-dicamba
Xtendimax Label Amendment – https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/ppls/000524-00617-20171012.pdf
Engenia Label Amendment – https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/ppls/007969-00345-20171012.pdf
Fexapan Label Amendment – https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/ppls/000352-00913-20171016.pdf