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Essential Look-up Sites for Applying the New Dicamba Formulations Registered for DT Soybeans (05/10/18)

For years applicators have been told that “everything you need to know about applying a pesticide can be found on the label”.

Essential Look-up Sites for Applying the New Dicamba Formulations Registered for DT Soybeans

For years applicators have been told that “everything you need to know about applying a pesticide can be found on the label”. That is still true, it’s just that elements of the label are now found in multiple locations, NOT just on the printed labeling on the container.

Beyond the federal label, applicators need to obtain a 24c or State and Local Needs Label. In North Dakota and Minnesota, you can go here to obtain a copy for your particular product:

You can find accurate sunrise and sunset times for your SPECIFIC location via the U.S. Naval Observatory:

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.php

The OFFICIAL NOAA Weather forecast by City or Zip Code can be found here, scroll down the page to obtain an hour by hour, printable Tabular Forecast:

https://www.weather.gov

The NDSU Extension Pesticide Program maintains the North Dakota Auxin Training Verification Database. (In Minnesota the database will eventually be available through the Minnesota Crop Production Retailers):

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pesticide

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture maintains an Apiary and Sensitive Area Database. You can find that here:

https://beemap.ndda.nd.gov

The Minnesota sensitive crop registry can be found by becoming a registered user of FieldWatch:

http://www.fieldwatch.com

The following sites for your particular product must be consulted no more than seven days prior to application: (Note, in 2017 the Office of the Indiana State Chemist found that of 109 completed dicamba investigations, 71% of applicators failed to comply with this specific label requirement.)

Engenia Tank Mix and Nozzle Site:

http://agro.basf.us/campaigns/engenia/tankmixselector/

FeXapan Tank Mix and Nozzle Site:

XtendiMax Tank Mix and Nozzle Site:

http://www.xtendimaxapplicationrequirements.com

For planning purposes and for consulting nearby weather conditions, especially air temperature inversions, go to the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network at:

https://ndawn.ndsu.nodak.edu

Finally, whenever you visit these sites to comply with labeling, print a hard copy with a date for your records. Dated electronic files may also be acceptable, but you should check with your respective regulatory authority for proper documentation requirements.

Andrew A. Thostenson

Pesticide Program Specialist

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