Dicamba

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received the updated labels for Engenia®, XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology, and FeXapan™ herbicide Plus VaporGrip® Technology. Please be aware of the changes and updates that have been made and take the necessary steps to be in compliance with the label of the product you choose to use.

Forms and Updated Labels

Changes and Updates

The following is a generalized list of the changes and updates made to the labels in preparation for the 2018 growing and application season. Read the label for specific information concerning your product of choice.

  • Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP)
  • Recordkeeping requirements for every individual application. Please see label for specifics.
  • Dicamba or auxin-specific training prior to use of the product. Must have proof of training.
  • Applications may only be made between sunrise and sunset.
  • Applications may only be made when wind speeds are between 3 and 10 mph.
  • The recommended ground speed has been reduced to 5 mph when near the edges of treatment areas.
  • Tank cleanout must occur before and after application.
  • Do not apply if wind is blowing in the direction of sensitive crops which includes non-dicamba tolerant soybeans or cotton.
  • Check the label for the expiration date.
  • The updated labels supersede any previously issued labels including supplemental labels.
  • Always follow the individual product label available at the manufacturers’ websites.

Engenia® Herbicide (BASF)
Stewardship: www.engeniaherbicide.com  
Tanks Mix: www.engeniatankmix.com

XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology
http://www.xtendimaxapplicationrequirements.com/Pages/default.aspx

DuPont™ FeXapan™ herbicide Plus VaporGrip® Technology
http://www.dupont.co/products-and services/crop-protection/soybean-protection/articles/fexapan-application.html

Pesticide Applicator Determination

The new paraquat and dicamba labels are more restrictive than the restricted use pesticide product labels we’re used to. A significant change is that their use is limited to certified applicators. That is, there is no use of these products (e.g., mixing, loading, application) that may be performed by an individual without a current pesticide applicator certification — even if that individual is supervised by someone with a current pesticide applicator certification. This restriction applies to both commercial and private applications.

The KDA pesticide and fertilizer program has made the following determination. In addition to having all uses performed by a holder of a current Kansas 1A certification, a Kansas pesticide business licensee may have any or all uses performed by a holder of a Kansas private certification when those uses are supervised by an employee having a Kansas 1A commercial certification and working out of the same location as the individual being supervised. Names and certification numbers of both must be on the statement of service if the application was made by the private certified applicator and, because the applicator doesn’t have a Kansas 1A commercial certification, he/she must be listed on the pesticide business license as an uncertified applicator. 

Training and Resources

KDA has approved dicamba training provided by BASF, Monsanto, DowDuPont and K-State Research and Extension (KSRE). The training provided by BASF, Monsanto and DowDuPont is being targeted toward retailers of their products and the associated custom applicators and farmer applicators. The KSRE training is being made available to the public and is currently scheduled to take place in numerous locations throughout the state in February and March. Dates and locations can be found on the KSRE website (link below). KDA will also accept training from other states so long as the host state’s department of agriculture has approved the training and documentation is provided. Additional training will be shared here as the agency becomes aware of the training.


K-State Research and Extension dicamba training: Training Dates

Monsanto: Additional training and stewardship information can be found here: 
http://www.roundupreadyxtend.com/stewardship/education/Pages/default.aspx

BASF: Additional training dates can be found on the stewardship tab.
https://www.engeniastewardship.com/#/

DuPont Crop Protection 2018 In-person Dicamba Applicator Training Sessions
2018 Training Sessions