Enrollment picks up in mandatory dicamba classes in Illinois
About one-third of the 18,000 licensed private and commercial applicators have completed the mandatory annual dicamba training so far.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved late last year the continued use of dicamba on soybeans for 2019 and 2020 with the annual applicators’ training requirement in place. Applicators using dicamba were also required to enroll in the training last year.
Jean Payne, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association president, said at the organization’s annual conference Jan. 29 that enrollment has picked up from about 30 enrolled in classes in December to 100 to 150 in January, and more classes are being added.
“There are really quite a few opportunities on our website at IFCA.com and they should watch, too, because last week we added two webinars. It’s kind of last-minute notice so it’s important if you’re thinking about doing something to check that website every couple of days because things change pretty rapidly,” Payne said.
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