Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Update on Dicamba Training

IFCA continues to add classes to the dicamba training website.  Thanks to the IFCA members who have contacted us and helped arrange for training events that will be open to anyone to attend.  We recently added many classes in southern Illinois as well as other geographies, so please check the site regularly.  We've already trained over 1,300 people and classes are averaging over 100 people per class.  There is no charge to attend the training, and there is no exam, just your attendance and attention is required.  
Last week a postcard was mailed to every private applicator in Illinois, informing them of the dicamba training requirement if they intend to use Xtendimax, Engenia or FeXapan in 2018.  Please help spread the word to your farmer customers of the importance of this training.  While applicators who use these products must attend, it is a good idea for farmers who plant Xtend soybeans to attend as well to learn how important stewardship is and how rigorous the new labels are.  
Many states are taking additional regulatory actions to restrict dicamba use including pre-notification requirements, cut-off dates and temperature restrictions for application.  Yesterday the Arkansas Plant Board voted again to restrict dicamba use on soybeans, by implementing a cut-off date of April 15, see the story here.