Online synthetic auxin herbicide applicator training opens
- Published: Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Online and in-person training on synthetic auxin herbicides (dicamba and 2,4-D products) is now available, says University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley.
Bradley and MU researcher Mandy Bish teach the online, self-paced class. For more information, go to extension2.missouri.edu/synthetic-auxin-herbicide-applicator-training-program.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) requires certified applicators to complete online or in-person training before buying or using dicamba. MDA designated MU Extension as the sole source for dicamba training. Only certified applicators may purchase or apply dicamba. Visit agriculture.mo.gov/dicamba to learn more about Missouri’s requirements.
Upcoming in-person sessions are at Blue Springs (registration closed because session is full), Columbia, Hannibal and Sikeston. All sessions run 9-11:30 a.m. The cost is $30 and advance registration is required. Seating is limited.
Dates and locations for in-person training:
• Jan. 22 - Blue Springs. Session is full; registration closed.
• Feb. 9 - Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 2601 S. Providence Road, Columbia.
• Feb. 12 - Quality Inn & Suites, 120 Lindsey Drive, Hannibal.
• Feb. 13 - City of Miner Convention Center, 2610 E. Malone Ave., Sikeston.
To register for in-person training or for more information, go to extension2.missouri.edu/programs/synthetic-auxin-herbicide-applicator-training. For questions about in-person training, call 573-882-7216.
Writer: Linda Geist
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