Auxin Herbicide Trainings Continue in Alabama

Taylor Hillman Alabama

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) crop specialists started their auxin herbicide trainings last week, and they continue this week at various locations. The program is designed to fulfill Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia label requirements, helping applicators reduce herbicide drift incidents with susceptible crops. The program will also provide information on technical application methods, tank cleanout and new chemistry.

The producer, certified applicator or person responsible for the application on resistant cotton and soybean varieties in Alabama, must receive this training. Though trainings were offered in 2019, this program will highlight new information and research updates as well as information covered in previous trainings.

Applicators will need to have either a commercial or private applicator permit, in conjunction with this training, to be eligible to purchase and apply dicamba to resistant crops.

Meetings will continue through March 16 and registration is only $15. For more information visit or call your county Extension office.

The Upcoming Trainings Schedule:

Jan. 22 — Tuscaloosa County
1 p.m.
Tuscaloosa County Extension Office
2513 7th St. Courthouse Annex
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Jan. 23 — Cherokee County
1 p.m.
Gadsden State Community College
801 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, Alabama 35960

Jan. 24 — Madison County
1 p.m.
Alabama A&M University Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station
372 Walker Lane
Hazel Green, Alabama 35750

Feb. 4 — Henry County
10 a.m.
Wiregrass Research and Extension Center
167 AL-134
Headland, Alabama 36345

Feb. 7 — Monroe County
9:30 a.m.
Monroe County Extension Office
334 Agriculture Dr. #104
Monroeville, Alabama 36460

Feb. 13 — Cullman County
10 a.m.
Cullman County Extension Office
402 Arnold St. NE Suite G1
Cullman, Alabama 35055

Feb. 17 — Covington County
5:30 p.m.
Covington County Extension Office
23952 Alabama Hwy 55, Suite 4
Andalusia, Alabama 36420

Feb. 18 — Escambia County
9:30 a.m.
Grace Fellowship
1412 East Nashville Avenue
Atmore, Alabama 36502

Feb. 19 — Dallas County
1 p.m.
Black Belt Research Station
60 Co. Rd. 944
Marion Junction, Alabama 36759

Feb. 21 — Shelby County
10 a.m.
Harpersville Community Center
39321 Hwy 25
Harpersville, Alabama 35078

March 10 — Autauga County
9:30 a.m.
Autauga County Extension Office
2226 Hwy 14 W, Suite E
Autaugaville, Alabama 36003

March 11 — Macon County
10 a.m.
E.V. Smith Research Center
4725 County Road 40
Shorter, Alabama 36075

March 12 — Henry County
10 a.m.
Wiregrass Research and Extension Center
167 AL-134
Headland, Alabama 36345

March 12 — Geneva County
6 p.m.
Ketchem Restaurant
115 Main Street
Hartford, Alabama 36344

March 16 — Pike County
10 a.m.
Cattleman Building
4100 US Hwy 231 South
Troy, Alabama 36081