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Mandatory Dicamba Applicator Training and Amended Dicamba Labeling

Dicamba Labeling Changes

On March 15, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved amended labeling for XtendiMax® Herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology (EPA Reg. No. 264-1210), Engenia® Herbicide (7969-472), and Tavium® Plus VaporGrip® Technology Herbicide (100-1623). Users must have in their possession at the time of application all labeling applicable to their location, including state-specific and collateral labels, for these products to be lawfully applied after March 15, 2022.  

As part of the amended labeling, all applicators must check the application requirements website for the over-the-top dicamba product they will be using (see links below) no more than 7 days before application for:

  • additional labeling, including state restrictions
  • a complete list of nozzles
  • volatility reduction adjuvants (VRA)
  • drift reduction adjuvants (DRA)
  • drift reduction technology (DRT) 
  • other herbicides, pesticides, and additives approved for use with the product

Where applicable, applicators must comply with additional requirements found on the product’s website. Links to both state-specific and collateral labeling can be accessed from the manufacturer’s website.

Dicamba Training and Resources

In Mississippi, mandatory dicamba applicator training is provided by the manufacturers of the products. Training for purchasers is no longer required. Visit the links below to access dicamba application requirements, training, and resources (e.g., recordkeeping forms, tank mixes, vapor and drift reduction adjuvants, and approved nozzles) for each product listed.

XtendiMax® Herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology (Bayer)

Access training here

Tavium® Plus VaporGrip® Technology Herbicide (Syngenta)

Engenia® Herbicide (BASF)



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Filed Under: Agriculture, Pesticide Applicator Certification, Coronavirus May 11, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- There is a new online pathway for agricultural producers and applicators to obtain pesticide use certification.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service Pesticide Safety Education Program, in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC), has launched an online Private Applicator Certification program in Mississippi.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Insects-Crop Pests, Weed Control for Crops, Pesticide Applicator Certification, Weed Control March 6, 2020

The Dicamba Applicator Training required for individuals who plan to apply dicamba herbicide products in Xtend cropping systems is open online and scheduled at several sites across Mississippi.

The online modules are available at

The face-to-face workshops will be March 16-17 in Tunica, Coahoma, Hinds, Lee and Washington counties.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Farming, Pesticide Applicator Certification, Waste Management February 25, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Farmers in Monroe and Tunica counties can dispose of unused hazardous agricultural products at two separate events.

The Waste Pesticide Disposal events, organized by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will accept insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Household chemicals, rinsates, and empty and bulk containers will not be accepted.

Filed Under: Crops, Pesticide Applicator Certification February 26, 2019

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Dicamba Applicator Training required for individuals who plan to apply dicamba herbicide products in Xtend cropping systems has been opened online and scheduled at several sites in the Delta and north Mississippi.

Filed Under: Pesticide Applicator Certification, Insects, Turfgrass and Lawn Management January 4, 2019

Agricultural professionals are invited to attend the 2019 General Pest Management Workshop Jan. 24 at the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond.

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