TULIA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Swisher County Ag Committee will host an auxin specific herbicide training for producers from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Attebury Grain office, 1202 NW 5th St. in Tulia.
John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agent in Swisher County, said the training is conducted in accordance with new Texas Department of Agriculture application requirements for those using the new formulations of dicamba – Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia.
“The auxin training is required for all applicators including licensed applicators and unlicensed applicators who spray under a licensed applicator,” Villalba said.
The training is not required for applying old formulations such as Weedmaster, Clarity or Banvel, as these products are not labeled for cotton, he said. More information on the requirements can be found at https://agrilife.org/texasrowcrops/current-news/ .
“Texas A&M AgriLife is holding trainings in many locations, so it makes sense to have one in Tulia,” Villalba said. “We want as many producers as possible to attend this training to prepare for the 2018 crop while being sure we are doing our part to legally apply these herbicides. These technologies are big tools cotton producers can use and we want them to stay around.”
Villalba said there will be no charge for the program or the accompanying lunch.
One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit in the laws and regulations category will be offered.
RSVP by Feb. 2 to the AgriLife Extension office in Swisher County at 806-995-3726. More information is also available at that number.