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

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 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 For questions about in-person training, call 573-882-7216.

Writer: Linda Geist

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