Synthetic Auxin Herbicide Applicator Training Program (Non-Certificate Option)

  • Format: online
This self-paced, online course is intended for general audiences who wish to better understand proper application of synthetic auxin herbicides such as 2,4-D and dicamba. This course is for informational purposes only. Participants will not receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course. Applicators wishing to obtain a training certificate must complete the online course labeled as “Certificate Option” or register for one of the in-person training sessions.

Overview: 

This self-paced, online course is intended for general audiences who wish to better understand proper application of synthetic auxin herbicides such as 2,4-D and dicamba. This course is for informational purposes only. Participants will not receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course. Applicators wishing to obtain a training certificate must complete the online course labeled as “Certificate Option” or register for one of the in-person training sessions. 

Module 1: Essential Background of Synthetic Auxin Herbicides

Understand the problems from improper application of this class of herbicides and sort out the differences between Xtend and the dicamba system and 2,4D and the Enlist system.

Module 2: Common Methods of Off Target Movement of Synthetic Auxin Herbicides

Explore three common methods of off-target movement of synthetic auxin herbicides - physical drift, secondary drift, and tank contamination – and practices to prevent off-target movement.

Module 3: Preventing Off-target Movement with Dicamba

Review new federal and state requirements for applying products with dicamba and describe best management practices to ensure proper application.

Module 4: Preventing Off-target Movement with 2,4-D

Review specific label requirements for products with 2,4-D and describe best management practices to ensure good stewardship of this technology.

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