Auxin herbicide training for producers and their employees to become certified to use dicamba technology in cotton and soybean production. Training required by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

In October 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency issued new requirements for products containing dicamba intended to be used in conjunction with 2,4-D or dicamba tolerant crops. The label requires specific mandatory training and wind speed restrictions not to exceed 10 miles per hour and will require special training in 2020 for new auxin herbicides applied on dicamba-tolerant cotton.

If you received training last year you still have to train this year. Due to the new requirements by EPA previous trainings are only valid for 1 year. Furthermore, purchasers of these products must have a commercial or private applicators permit in conjunction with training.

This training is intended to assist applicators with reducing incidents of herbicide drift to susceptible crops, technical application methods, tank cleanout, and information about the new chemistries. The certified applicator and person responsible for the application of these products on cotton and soybeans in crop must receive this training. If you are spraying Enlist Duo you do not have to attend a training.

Registration is $15.00.

To Register For your Training   CLICK HERE 
2020 Auxin Training Sites
Date County Time Address
14-Jan  Limestone 1:00 PM Calhoun Community College Aerospace Building
6250 US HWY 30 North, Tanner, AL 35671
15-Jan Colbert 10:00 AM Listerhill Credit Union
E 2nd Street, Mussel Shoals, AL 35661
22-Jan Tuscaloosa 1:00 PM Tuscaloosa County Extension Office
2513 7th St. Courthouse Annex, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
23-Jan Cherokee 1:00 PM Gadsden State Community College
801 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, AL 35960
24-Jan Madison 1:00 PM Alabama A&M University Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station, 372 Walker Lane, Hazel Green, AL 35750
4-Feb Henry 10:00 AM Wiregrass Research and Extension Center
167 AL HWY 134, Headland, AL 36345
7-Feb Monroe 9:30 AM Monroe County Extension Office
334 Agriculture Drive #104, Monroeville, AL 36460
13-Feb Cullman 10:00 AM Cullman County Extension Office
402 Arnold Street NE Suite G1, Cullman, AL 35055
17-Feb Covington 5:30 PM Covington County Office 23952 AL HWY 55, STE 4, Andalusia, AL 36420
18-Feb Escambia 9:30 AM Grace Fellowship
1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, AL 36502
19-Feb Dallas 1:00 PM Black Belt Research Station
60 County Road 944, Marion Junction, AL 36759
21-Feb Shelby 10:00 AM Harpersville Community Center
39321 HWY 25, Harpersville, AL 35078
10-Mar Autauga 9:30 AM Autauga County Extension Office
2226 AL HWY 14 Suite E, Autaugaville, AL 36003
11-Mar Macon 10:00 AM E.V. Smith Research Center
4725 County Road 40, Shorter, AL 36075
12-Mar Henry 10:00 AM WIregrass Research and Extension Center
167 AL HWY 134, Headland, AL 36345
12-Mar Geneva 6:00 PM Ketchem Restaurant
115 Main Street, Hartford, AL 36344
16-Mar Pike 10:00 AM Cattleman Building
4100 US HWY 231 South, Troy, AL 36081

2020 Auxin Training Agenda 

1.   Auxin Chemistry Development Background

2.   Label Requirements

3.   Sensitive Crops and Potential Injury

4.   Application Technical Training

5.   Preventing Cross Contamination and Tank Cleanout

6.   Agronomic Considerations

7.   Highlighting of Company Resources

8.   Handling Damage Cases

9.   Record Keeping

10. New Label Changes and Requirements

11. Company Q&A Panel


Steve Li

Extension Specialist - Assistant Professor Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences
Mobile: (334) 707-7370​

Sonja Thomas
Extension Specialist - Pesticide Safety Education Program
Office: (334) 844-8832​

Tyler Sandlin
Extension Specialist, Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
Office: (256) 353-8702