In the fall of 2017, the EPA announced some changes that affect all producers who plan to apply new dicamba products over the top of soybeans and cotton. https://www.epa.gov/ingredients-used-pesticide-products/registration-dicamba-use-genetically-engineered-crops
In 2018, applicators who will apply XtendiMax, FeXapan, or Engenia must complete a mandatory training course. Some states are requiring that applicators complete a course specific to that state since the aforementioned products are now considered Restricted Use Pesticides. Producers may want to consider an automated application record keeping system such as DirectCommand. https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/Pesticide%20Record%20Book.pdf
1. If you apply these products, you are legally required to take the training course. Contact your local pesticide supplier for information.
2. Applications must be recorded within 14 days of application and include the following:
3. Remember the basics of drift management: