ATTENTION! There are no more classroom training events scheduled at this time. Those who were unable to attend the required dicamba training in a classroom setting (the preferred method for Illinois) are able to take an approved on-line class in order to obtain a training certificate.
The links below will direct you to an approved on-line training class and this will meet the Illinois Department of Ag requirements for dicamba training. Please note that these on-line modules require you to register, will require you to go through all the materials, will test your understanding at the end of the module, and will provide a certificate to you upon your completion of the knowledge test.
The websites for on-line dicamba training are below. Any one of these programs, offered by the registrants of the products, will meet the training requirement.
If you attended classroom training and did not receive a certificate after the event, scroll to the bottom on this page to the "No Certificate?" feature and click the button to be directed to toll free numbers to call to inquire about the status of your training certificate.
To access product labels, recordkeeping forms, guidance on keeping weather records, University recommendations for dicamba application and information on temperature inversions, click on the "Labels, Forms and Other Resources" link in the menu above, and see "FAQ" for frequently asked questions about dicamba training and use.
Specialty & Sensitive Crop Registries: These product labels require applicators to check for nearby sensitive crops and sensitive areas and follow label precautions. To help accomplish this, use the Driftwatch/Fieldwatch website for the location of specialty crops and go the IDNR website to see areas designated for threatened and endangered species and other protected areas of the State.
On October 13, 2017, USEPA issued revised labels for the three dicamba products that are labeled for use on genetically engineered crops, including soybeans: Engenia (BASF), XtendiMax (Monsanto) and FeXapan (DuPont). IT IS ILLEGAL TO USE ANY OTHER DICAMBA PRODUCTS ON SOYBEANS.
USEPA made Engenia, XtendiMax and FeXapan Restricted Use Pesticides, which means that only certified applicators (private applicators and commercial applicators) can purchase these products and a record of sale must be kept by pesticide dealers who sell the products.
The new labels for these products require that all applicators of the product must be trained on the proper use of these products; this includes private and commercial applicators and operators. You must make and keep a record of the application, and proof of training must accompany the record of application.
Thank you for participating in 2018 dicamba training. If you have questions about this program, contact the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association at 309-827-2774.