Alabama joins states that require auxin training

Alabama Cooperative ExtensionAlabama is the latest state to require training for anybody who will apply auxin herbicides in season and over the top of crops. It applies to growers and custom applicators—anyone who will be making the actual application.

The training is part of a Section 24(c) Special Local Need label the Alabama Department of Agriculture issued for dicamba and 2,4-D used in conjunction with Xtend Roundup Ready 2 and Enlist soybeans, respectively.

The SLN label, which supersedes federal requirements,  also reduces the top wind speed under which an application can be made to 10 mph. The federal label allows applications to be made up to 15 mph.

Herbicides that fall under this category include Engenia dicamba from BASF Corp.; ExtendiMax dicamba with VaporGrip Technology from Monsanto; and Enlist Duo with Colex-D Technology, a premix of glyphosate and 2,4-D from Dow AgroSciences.

The cost of the training is $10, and certified crop advisers will receive 10 points.

View the complete schedule of classes by clicking here.

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