COLUMBUS - Dicamba herbicides Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax have been reclassified as Restricted Use Pesticides. In order to purchase and apply these herbicides, a producer must be certified as a private or 1A commercial pesticide applicator. In addition, anyone planning to apply these herbicides is required to attend dicamba or auxin specific applicator training. It will be the responsibility of the applicators to obtain this training before the application of these herbicides.

Therefore, Cherokee County K-State Research and Extension will be hosting a Dicamba Training Tuesday February 20th at the Cherokee County Extension Office beginning at 1 p.m. The office is located at 124 W. Country Rd in Columbus. The training is free to attend and will meet the requirements for both Oklahoma and Kansas.

The training will last approximately an hour and a half. Topics will include: Mandatory record keeping, wind speed restrictions, application times, buffer zone requirements, sprayer cleaning procedures and much more. For any questions please contact the Cherokee County Extension Office at (620)429-3849 or email dhelwig@ksu.edu.

Kansas State University is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision, or hearing disability, contact Dale Helwig, Cherokee County Extension, 124 W. Country Rd, Columbus, KS 66725, phone 620-429-3849 or email dhelwig@ksu.edu.