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CORRECTED: Member Alert: Dicamba Handling Update

NOTE: A previous version of this article failed to include Private Applicators as legally allowed to handle dicamba products. Under the new laws, both Commercial Applicators and Private Applicators are licensed to handle dicamba. We apologize for the confusion. 

The EPA recently announced changes to dicamba registration for 2019. Among these changes is a new definition of who is legally allowed to handle dicamba.

Under federal law, only LICENSED APPLICATORS can handle or apply dicamba. The applicator requirement on the dicamba labels means that the person doing the application must be certified by the State of Ohio as a licensed Commercial Applicator OR Private Applicator. Non-certified personnel, including Trained Service Providers under direct supervision of a Commercial Applicator, may NOT perform any activities with dicamba products, including mixing or loading.

For more information on the new dicamba rules and training requirements, read EPA’s Frequently Asked Questions here. Further guidelines for Ohio are expected from the Ohio Department Agriculture soon. 

We will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as they become available.

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