Alabama Pesticide Education Information

Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices Training Course

In October 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency issued new requirements for products containing 2,4-D or dicamba intended to be used in conjunction with 2,4-D or dicamba tolerant crops. The label requires specific mandatory training and wind speed restrictions not to exceed 10 miles per hour and will require special training in 2018 for new auxin herbicides applied on dicamba-tolerant and 2,4-D-tolerant cotton.

If you received training last year you still have to train this year. Due to the new requirements by EPA previous trainings are only valid for 1 year. Furthermore, purchasers of these products must have a commercial or private applicators permit in conjunction with training.

This training is intended to assist applicators with reducing incidents of herbicide drift to susceptible crops, technical application methods, tank cleanout, and information about the new chemistries. The certified applicator and person responsible for the application of these products on cotton and soybeans in crop must receive this training.

Registration is $15.00. Lunch or Dinner will be provided at each location.

 

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Auxin Herbicide Resources

 

AUXIN LABELS CLICK HERE

 

2018 Auxin Training Dates

Date
County
Time
Address
January 29 Colbert 9:00am Listerhill Credit Union. 4790 E. 2nd Street., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
January 30 Limestone 9:00am Calhoun Community College Aerospace Building. 6250 Highway 31 North., Tanner, AL 35671
January 31 Madison 9:00am Alabama A&M Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station. 372 Walker Lane., Hazel Green, AL 35762
February 1 Tuscaloosa 8:30am Tuscaloosa County Extension Office. 2513 7th St, Courthouse Annex. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
February 8 Cherokee 9:00am Centre Chamber of Commerce. 801 Cedar Bluff Rd, Bldg A. Centre, AL 35960
February 9 Cullman 9:00am Cullman Extension Office - 402 Arnold St., NE Suite G- 1. Cullman, Al 35055
February 19

Escambia

9:00am Grace Fellowship Church in Atmore 1412 E. Nashville Ave Atmore, AL 36502
February 27 Dallas 9:00am Black Belt Research Station, Marion Junction, AL 36759
February 27 Talladega 9:00am Talladega County Extension Office.,132 North Court St, Talladega, AL 35160
March 1 Henry 5:00pm Wiregrass REC.167 East Alabama Highway 134, Headland, AL 36345
March 7 Baldwin 11:00am Gulfcoast REC 8300 State Hwy 104
Fairhope, AL 36532
March 8 Covington 5:00pm Covington County Office. 23952 Alabama Hwy. 55, Ste 4 Andalusia, AL 36420
March 8 Mobile 9:00am Mobile County Office Jon Archer Agricultural Center
1070 Schillinger Rd., N. Mobile, AL 36608-5298
March 8 Macon 9:00am

EV Smith 4725 County Road 40, Shorter, AL 36075

March 13 Autauga 8:00am Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 Hwy 14 W, Suite E. Autaugaville, AL 36003
March 15 Coffee 5:00pm Enterprise Farmers Market 521 N Main St, Enterprise, AL 36330
March 30 Madison 10:30 TN Valley Research and Extension Center, 9494 Experimental Loop, Madison, AL 35756
April 10 Henry 9:30am Wiregrass REC, 167 East Alabama Hwy 134, Headland, AL 36345

 

2018 Auxin Training Agenda

1. Auxin Chemistry Development Background

2. Label Requirements

3. Sensitive Crops and Potential Injury

4. Application Technical Training

5. Preventing Cross Contamination and Tank Cleanout

6. Agronomic Considerations

7. Highlighting of Company Resources

8. Handling Damage Cases

9. Record Keeping

10. New Label Changes and Requirements

11. Company Q&A Panel

 

Contact Information Listed at the Bottom of Webpage

 

PAST - 2017 Restricted Use Dealer Meetings with Auxin Certification

October 16th in Cullman at the Cullman Electric Co-op.

October 18th in Headland at the Wiregrass Research Station

October 20th in Montgomery at the Richard Beard Building

These meeting are free of charge. Presenters - Joyce Tredaway Ducar, Steve Li, Tyler Sandlin, Trey Cutts

9:00 - 9:30 WPS Updates, Private Applicator Updates - Sonja Thomas
9:30 - 10:30 Auxin Chemistry Development Background /Label Requirements
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:15 Sensitive Crops and Potential Injury/ Application Technical Training
11:15 - 11:45 Preventing Cross - Contamination /Agronomic Considerations
11:45 -12:45 Lunch - Included with Training
12:45 - 1:15 Highlighting of Company Resources
1:15 - 1:45 Handling Damage Cases
1:45 - 2:15 Company Q&A Panel
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - until ADAI RUP Dealer Rules and Regulations
Following ADAI Dealer Examination
 

PAST - 2017 Auxin Training

Date
County
Time
Address
February 8 Limestone Co. 9:00am - 2:00pm Calhoun Community College Aerospace Bldg. 6250 Hwy 31 N, Tanner, AL 35671
February 9 Lawrence Co. 9:00am - 2:00pm 1020 County Rd 274, Town Creek, AL 35672
February 16 Perry Co. 8:00am Black Belt Research Station, Marion Junction, AL
February 16 Troy/Pike Co. 4:00pm - 8:00pm Cattlemen Building, Troy, AL
February 17 Atmore (Escambia Co.) 10:00am - 2:00pm Grace Fellowship. 1412 E Nashville Ave, Atmore, AL 36502
February 28 Cherokee Co. 8:00am Gadsen State Community College, Cherokee Campus - Chamber Room
March 1 Mobile (Mobile Co.) 10:00am - 2:00pm Mobile County Office. 1070 Schillinger Rd N, Mobile, AL 36608
March 1 Fairhope (Baldwin Co.) 4:00pm - 8:00pm Gulf Coast REC. 8300 State Highway 104. Fairhope, AL 36532
March 2 Andalusia (Convington Co.) 4:00pm - 8:00pm Covington County Office. 23952 Alabama Hwy. 55, Ste 4 Andalusia, AL 36420
March 3 Montgomery 9:00am - 1:00pm EV Smith Research Center. 4725 County Road 40. Shorter, AL 36075
March 3

Headland (Henry Co.)

10:00am - 2:00pm

Wiregrass REC.167 East Alabama Highway 134, Headland, AL 36345

March 6

Hartford

10:00am - 2:00pm

Venue Restaurant, 115 E Main St., Hartford, AL 36344

March 9 Cullman 9:00am - 2:00pm North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Tally Ho Street SW, Cullman, AL 35055
March 9 Fayette (Fayette Co.) 4:00pm - 8:00pm Fayette Co Extension Office, 650 McConnell Loop, Fayette, AL 
March 16 Jackson 11:00am Mud Creek Fishing Camp & Restaurant, 844 Co. Rd 213, Hollywood, AL 35752
April 5

Montgomery Rescheduled - See Below ***

1:00pm Montgomery County Extension Office - Eastmont Shopping Plaza - 5340 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36109 (Light Refreshment & Coffee only)
April 6 Henry 1:30pm Wiregrass REC - 167 East Alabama Highway 134, Headland, AL 36345
April 12 Escambia 1:00pm Escambia County Extension Office, 175 Ag-Science Drive, Suite D, Brewton, AL
April 28 Montgomery *** 8:30am Montgomery County Extension Office - Eastmont Shopping Plaza - 5340 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36109

 

Topics for Past Trainings

1. Auxin Chemistry Development Background

2. Label Requirements

3. Sensitive Crops and Potential Injury

4. Application Technical Training

5. Preventing Cross - Contamination

6. Agronomic Considerations

7. Highlighting of Company Resources

8. Handling Damage Cases

9. Company Q&A Panel

 

View the Flyer for Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices Training Schedule and Information

 

For More Information Contact:

Joyce Treadaway Ducar

Extension Specialist - Assistant Professor Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

Office: (334) 844-3866

Steve Li

Extension Specialist - Assistant Professor Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

Mobile: (334) 707-7370

Sonja Thomas

Extension Specialist - Pesticide Safety Education Program

Office: (334) 844-8832

Tyler Sandlin

Extension Specialist, Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences

Office: (256) 353-8702

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries

(334) 240-7243