IDA Dicamba Postcards and IFCA Label Summary
This week, the Illinois Department of Agriculture is mailing a postcard to every licensed private and commercial applicator, and every licensed pesticide dealer, to officially inform them of the new label requirements for using Xtendimax, Engenia and FeXapan on soybean in Illinois in 2019. A violation of these new label provisions, including the June 30, 2019 application cut-off date, will be considered a violation of the Illinois Pesticide Act with serious repercussions that may include monetary penalty or revocation of the applicator's license.
IFCA has created a summary document that lists the new label provisions, details on application in counties with endangered species and other helpful advice on using dicamba on soybean in Illinois. Click here to download the IFCA advisory and feel free to share it with your customers.
Retailers who sell these dicamba products to farmers must ensure that the applicator is licensed to purchase restricted use pesticides, but you DO NOT need to see proof that they attended a dicamba training class. Each applicator is solely responsible for having proof that they attended training as part of their record of application. For more information about dicamba including other frequently asked questions and the product labels (including the new 24C labels for Illinois) are available here: www.ifca.com/illinoisdicambatraining Feel free to contact IFCA with any questions.