Mandatory Auxin Training – 2018

Mandatory Auxin Training – 2018

You are undoubtedly aware of the issues with dicamba off-target deposition across the country last year.  Because of those issues, the EPA recently revised labels for dicamba products registered for application to Xtend soybean and XtendFlex cotton.  One of many new requirements is mandatory training for all applicators prior to use in 2018 (even if trained in 2017).  The Federal labels for 2,4-D products registered for Enlist crops (Enlist One, Enlist Duo) do not have a training requirement.  However, NC 24(c) SLN labels for Enlist One and Enlist Duo will specify mandatory training.

Another change this year is that every person on the farm that will be applying the herbicide(s) must attend the training.

Below is the schedule for 2018 training.  There are over 30 locations spread across the state so it should be relatively easy to find one that fits your schedule.

No Date Time Day County Location Presenter
1 25-Jan 9:30 AM Thur. Beaufort Granny Branch Farms, 27880 NC Hwy 33 East, Aurora Gurganus
2 31-Jan 12:30 PM Wed. Wake Southern Farm Show, HolshouserBuilding, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh York
3 1-Feb 10:30 AM Thurs. Hyde Ponzer Community Bldg., 39111 US 264, Belhaven York
4 2-Feb 10:00 AM Fri. Pasquotank Ext. Ctr., 1209 Mcpherson Street, Elizabeth City York
5 2-Feb 1:00 PM Fri. Bertie Bertie Co. Senior Center, 103 W. School St., Windsor York
6 5-Feb 10:00 AM Mon. Northampton Northampton Cultural Center, 9536 NC 305, Jackson York
7 5-Feb 2:00 PM Mon. Halifax Ext. Ctr., 359 Ferrell Lane, Halifax York
8 6-Feb 9:00 AM Tues. Martin Farmers Market, 4001 W. Main St. Ext., Williamston York
9 6-Feb 2:00 PM Tues. Wilson Ext. Ctr., 1806 SW Goldsboro Street, Wilson York
10 7-Feb 10:00 AM Wed. Edgecombe East Carolina Ag & Educ. Ctr., 1175 Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount Jordan
11 7-Feb 4:00 PM Wed. Chowan Leon Nixon’s Restaurant, 749 Virginia Road, Edenton York
12 8-Feb 9:00 AM Thurs. Pitt Ext. Ctr., 403 Government Circle, Greenville York
13 9-Feb 10:00 AM Fri. Randolph Extension office; 1003 S. Fayetteville St., Asheboro York
14 12-Feb 8:00 AM Mon. Sampson Sampson County Agri-Expo Center, 414 Warsaw Road, Clinton York
15 15-Feb 1:30 PM Thurs. Stanly Ext. Ctr., 26032 East Newt Road, Albemarle York
16 19-Feb 2:00 PM Mon. Yadkin Ext. Ctr., 2051 Agricultural Way, Yadkinville York
17 20-Feb 10:00 AM Tues. Cleveland Ext. Ctr., 130 S. Post Road, Shelby York
18 20-Feb 2:30 PM Tues. Richmond Ext Ctr., 123 Caroline Street, Rockingham York
19 21-Feb 9:00 AM Wed. Union Ext. Ctr., 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe York
20 22-Feb 10:00 AM Thurs. Caswell Caswell County Civic Center, 536 Main Street East, Yanceyville York
21 22-Feb 2:00 PM Thurs. Granville Granville County Expo Center, 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford York
22 2-Mar 9:00 AM Fri Rowan Ext. Ctr., 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury York
23 2-Mar 2:00 PM Fri Iredell Ext. Ctr., 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville York
24 6-Mar 10:00 AM Tues. Wayne Maxwell Reg. Agric. & Conv. Ctr, 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro York
25 6-Mar 2:00 PM Tues. Harnett Commons Bldg, 309 W. CorneilusHarnett Blvd. Lillington York
26 6-Mar 6:00 PM Tues. Johnston Ext. Ctr., 2736 NC Hwy 210, Smithfield York
27 7-Mar 10:00 AM Wed. Bladen Ext. Ctr., 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown York
28 7-Mar 2:00 PM Wed. Robeson Southeastern NC Ag Events Ctr, 1027 US Highway 74 East, Lumberton York
29 8-Mar 10:00 AM Thurs. Jones Jones County Civic Ctr, 418 Hwy 58 N, Trenton Jordan
30 12-Mar 10:00 AM Mon. Columbus tentative date and time; location to be determined Jordan

NCDA will have personnel at each meeting to swipe pesticide licenses.  There will be recertification credit in categories N, O, D, and X.  NCDA is handling all of this so you do not need to request credit or do any paperwork.

Several states are offering online training only.  Surveys were conducted at the 2017 trainings, and one question was preference for online vs face-to-face training.  There was an overwhelming preference (95%) to have a real person present the training. So, NC will not offer online training.

The last training date is March 12 and there will be no exceptions made after that so make sure you plan to attend one of the sessions below!

Compared to the rest of the country, NC farmers did an excellent job last year following the label and keeping off-target issues to a minimum. We are very proud of all of you for that! Let’s keep up the good work this year and continue to use this product responsibly so we can keep it for many years to come.

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