MDA Will Not Relent on Dicamba June 20 Application Deadline
In a letter to stakeholders Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson said he would not change any of the dicamba restrictions imposed by the MDA including the June 20 deadline. READ THE LETTER.
If you have Engenia, Xtendimax or FeXapan product remaining in inventory from the 2017 season, you will be asked by the manufacturers of the product to relabel the containers with the new Restricted Use Pesticide labels. Please be sure that your facility is a registered USEPA Pesticide Producing Establishment if you plan to relabel any of your inventory.
If you do relabel, you must ensure that you apply the new label to each individual pesticide container, as well as the outside box that contains the individual jugs. Minibulks must also be relabeled if they will be sold or distributed, as well as bulk storage tanks. You must also record the amount (in gallons) that you relabel and it must be reported on your annual Pesticide Producing Establishment Report. If you affix the labels to the containers in 2017, it must be reported on your 2017 report that is due to USEPA on March 1, 2018. If you affix the labels after January 1, 2018, you must wait and report that amount on your 2018 report, which is not due until March 1, 2019.
If you have any uncertainty as to whether your facility can legally apply the labels to the containers, please call the number on the instructions provided to you by the registrant, and make other arrangements for the products to be relabeled by your distributor.
The dicamba training is now being offered online by the registrant companies at the links below. A few live meetings are still occurring and can be found on the dicamba training sessions calendar. If the calendar is empty, MCPR is unaware of any live sessions. For questions about the federal and state applicability of the online training go to the website of the training about which you have questions or contact the company representative using the phone numbers provided below. MCPR staff DO NOT have answers to the online training questions.
Additional state applicator requirements do apply because each of these products is a Restricted Use Pesticide. Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for details. CLICK HERE for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
For details and to register for the 2018 Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshops and CLICK HERE.