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TX Auxin Training Gets Reciprocal Okay from OK, NM

TX Auxin Training Gets Reciprocal Okay from OK, NM

The Texas Department of Agriculture approved auxin-specific herbicide training – developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Allied Industry – has received reciprocal approval by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

According to a post by Texas AgriLife Extension weed specialists Scott Nolte and Mark Marocha in a recent Texas Row Crops Newsletter, these approvals will allow producers that operate in those multiple states to attend one training that will satisfy the regulatory requirements of the new technologies.

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The Texas training program was developed based on a U.S. EPA mandate included as part of the label revisions for the three dicamba products (Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax) approved for use on dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean varieties in 2018That mandate stated that anyone (applicators and operators) making applications of one of these three dicamba products must receive auxin-specific training prior to applying the herbicides.

Currently, Arkansas and Louisiana do not have a reciprocal agreement with Texas, and additional training and/or certifications are required for applicators in those states.

AgriLife Extension has conducted numerous auxin trainings since December, and applicators in need of training can visit AgriLife.org/aes for a list of upcoming training opportunities.

Read the entire post at Texas Row Crops Newsletter.