Iowa to require special dicamba training
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Tuesday said it will require special training for farmers and commercial applicators who apply dicamba herbicides, which have been blamed for drift that damaged other farmers’ crops. “This training requirement is specifically for farmers and applicators that will be using dicamba products and is separate and distinct from the pesticide applicator continuing instruction courses that are already in place for private, commercial, public, noncommercial applicators and handlers,” said Mike Naig, Iowa deputy secretary of agriculture. “This past growing season showed how important it is that applicators closely follow all aspects of the product label when using dicamba products and the additional training requirements will hopefully help reduce off-site impact from the product.” Classes will be listed here. Read the full news release.