Auxin herbicide trainings offered June 2nd and 3rd – Wharton

Auxin herbicide trainings offered June 2nd and 3rd – Wharton

By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
Wharton County

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Wharton County Office will offer the annual Auxin Specific Herbicide Training June 2nd and June 3rd, 2021.  This is an annual training and certifies attendees to use approved auxin formulations for the 2021 growing season.  The 1 hour training will educate applicators on the requirements and practices for keeping these auxin herbicides on-target, and will satisfy the updated auxin herbicide specific training requirements.

A lot of cotton and soybean producers completed the Auxin training for 2021 on our Virtual Feed Grain and Cotton Conference back in January.  Others may have completed the 2021 Auxin Training online.  I want to hold the Auxin Training in person, on June 2nd and June 3rd for anyone who has not completed the training in 2021.  While field conditions are still saturated, and will be for a few weeks, I hope some producers find this as a good opportunity to complete their required Auxin training, in person.

Again in 2021, dicamba technology herbicide applications will be limited to certified applicators only. In contrast to the dicamba technology products, the Enlist products can be sold to and used by certified applicators or those working under the supervision of a certified applicator.

The training is not required for those using range and pasture labeled dicamba and/or 2,4-D products on range, pasture, or hay fields.  The Auxin Specific Herbicide training is an annual training.  Completion of the annual Auxin training is not required to purchase seed or chemistry, it is only required annually, prior to applying Engenia®, Xtendimax®, Fexapan®, Tavium®,EnlistOne® and/or EnlistDuo®  herbicides.

Pick a date and time that is conducive to your schedule:

 

June 2, 2021 9:00 A – 10:00 A Wharton County Extension Office
June 3, 2021 9:00 A – 10:00 A Wharton County Extension Office

Each program will be one hour long and will provide one (1) Texas Department of Agriculture laws and regulations continuing education unit (CEU) and will meet the annual Auxin training requirement for 2021.  An applicator or operator must attend only one of these available trainings in 2021.  A flyer for this series of Auxin Trainings can be found at https://wharton.agrilife.org  For any questions regarding the Auxin trainings, contact Corrie Bowen at 979-532-3310.

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Corrie P. Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources
Wharton County
979-532-3310
cbowen@ag.tamu.edu

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