NCDA&CS offering training for new rules for 2,4-D and dicamba
Newly registered pesticides and pesticide-resistant seeds that are now entering the market will require growers using these products to have mandatory training.
The training is essential to preventing damage during the upcoming growing season. A series of training classes are being offered through March across the state.
This mandatory training, titled Auxin Herbicides – Best Management Practices, will be presented by Dr. Alan York, Dr. David Jordan or Dr. Wes Everman. It is intended to assist applicators in reducing incidents of herbicide drift to susceptible crops. At least one applicator on each farm will need to complete the training prior to use of these new products.
All products containing 2, 4-D or dicamba intended to be used in conjunction with 2,4-D or dicamba-tolerant crops (cotton and soybeans) will have a 24 (c) label, which will require mandatory training and possibly, additional wind speed restrictions.
Applicators and dealers will receive two hours of pesticide recertification credit in categories N, O, D and X upon completion.
Contact your local Extension Office or NCDA&CS Pesticides Section at 919-733-3556 or www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides for more information.
Please see below for training dates in your area:
Feb. 6 at 8 a.m., Ponzer Community Building, 39911 E. U.S. Highway 264, Belhaven;
Feb. 7 at 10 a.m., Bladen County Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown;
Feb. 7 at 3 p.m., Hoke Robeson Gin, 7480 Old Maxton Road, Red Springs;
Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m., Stanly County Center, 26032 E. Newt Road, Albemarle;
Feb. 9 at 3 p.m., Pitt County Center, 403 Government Circle, Suite 2, Greenville;
Feb. 10 at 1 p.m., Jones County Cotton Gin, 554 Nobles Loop Rd., Trenton;
Feb. 14 at 10 a.m., Caswell County Civic Center, 536 Main Street East, Yanceyville;
Feb. 15 at 9 a.m., Wayne County Center, 208 W. Chestnut St., Goldsboro;
Feb. 20 at 1 p.m., Sampson County Agri Exposition Center, 414 Warsaw Road, Clinton;
Feb. 27 at 1 p.m., East Carolina Agricultural & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount;
Feb. 28 at 9 a.m., Forsyth County Center, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem;
Feb. 28 at 2 p.m., Catawba County Center, 1175 S. Brady Ave., Newton;
March 1 at 9 a.m., Union County Center, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe;
March 1 at 2 p.m., Davidson County Center, 301 E. Center St., Lexington;
March 2 at 8 a.m., Carolina Stockyards, 260 Stockyard Road, Siler City;
March 2 at 2 p.m., Rockingham County Center, 525 NC 65, Suite 200, Reidsville;
March 3 at 9 a.m., Franklin County Extension Center, 103 S. Bickett Ave, Louisburg;
March 7 at 10 a.m., Onslow County Center, 4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville;
March 8 at 9 a.m., Johnston County Center, 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield;
March 8 at 2 p.m., Lee County Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford
March 9 at 9 a.m., Guilford County Center, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro;
March 9 at 1 p.m., Wilkes County Center, 416 Executive Drive, Wilkesboro;
March 9 at 7 p.m., Iredell County Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville;
March 14 at 9 a.m.: Wilson County Center, 1806 SW Goldsboro Street, Wilson;
March 14 at 2 p.m., Craven County Center, 300 Industrial Drive, New Bern;
March 20 at 1 p.m., Community Building, 160 Park St., Andrews;
March 21 at 10 a.m., Rutherford County Center, 193 Callahan-Koon Road, Suite 164, Spindale;
March 23 at 10 a.m., Harnett County Center, 126 Alexander Drive, Lillington.