Georgia Department of Agriculture launches auxin use website
By: Georgia Department of Agriculture
2/8/2017 2:23:12 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the supplemental labels for in-crop use of Monsanto's XtendiMax with VaporGrip Herbicide, BASF's Engenia Herbicide and Dow AgroSciences's Enlist Duo with COLEX-D TECHNOLOGY on soybeans and cotton.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has implemented the requirement for applicators and growers to attend Using Pesticides Wisely training by submitting a 24c (Special Local Need) label for XtendiMax with VaporGrip, Engenia and Enlist Duo with COLEX-D TECHNOLOGY to the EPA.
Using Pesticides Wisely training is a collaborative effort between the University of Georgia, the GDA, Monsanto, BASF and Dow AgroSciences. The training focuses on precise pesticide applications and how to mitigate off-target drift.
As is the case with all other 24c pesticide registrations, growers must have a copy of the entire product label in their possession before using the product.
Although these products are not classified as Restricted Use Pesticides, anyone selling these products should make every effort to ensure the user has attended one of the Using Pesticides Wisely trainings held in 2015, 2016 or one of the six training sessions scheduled in 2017.
The website www.agr.georgia.gov/24c.aspx provides users with a one-stop location for Using Pesticides Wisely training dates/locations, verification of applicator training, and product labels.
For further assistance, call the GDA at 404-656-4958 or your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension County office.
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