Dicamba

Dicamba OTT Update 2/16/2024

On February 6, 2024, the U.S. District Court of Arizona ruled vacating the 2020 registrations for over-the-top (OTT) dicamba products, XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology (EPA Reg. No. 264-1210), Engenia® Herbicide (EPA Reg. No. 7969-472), and Tavium® Plus VaporGrip® Technology (EPA Reg. No. 100-1623).  In response to the Court’s ruling on February 14, 2024, the EPA issued an Existing Stocks Order to provide guidance on the dicamba OTT products already in possession of growers and in the channels of trade. The complete order and additional information can be found on the EPA website.

Under this order, end users of existing stocks may only use the formerly registered products consistent with the previously approved labeling for the products and must stop the use of these products by the relevant dates laid out in the Order.

  1. Sale or Distribution by Persons other than the Registrants

Persons other than the registrants, including but not limited to co-ops and commercial distributors, who are already in possession of these products as of February 6, 2024, may sell or distribute these products until May 31st (soybeans) and June 30th (cotton) in Georgia.

  1. Use of Existing Stocks

As of the date of this order, use of XtendiMax, Engenia, and Tavium is permitted until June 30th (soybeans) and July 30th (cotton) in Georgia.

These product labels require annual dicamba training. University of Georgia Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture work together to offer Using Pesticide Wisely Trainings that meet this label requirement. We look forward to continue working with other organizations and our farmers and applicators to assist with pesticide stewardship training.

Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available or conditions change. Please see below for the schedule for the upcoming UPW training dates and locations. If you intend on applying one of the products mentioned above, you must attend at least one of these trainings.

Using Pesticides Wisely - Georgia 2024.

  1. As mandated by federal labels, one must hold a private or commercial pesticide applicator license to purchase and use the restricted use herbicides Engenia, XtendiMax, and Tavium. Use is limited to ONLY those persons holding a private or commercial applicator certification. It is no longer permissible for non- certified applicators to apply these products under the direct supervision of the certified applicator.
  2. Prior to applying these products in 2024, ALL applicators must be trained according to the federal labels. In Georgia, applicators must complete the 2024 UPW classroom training with locations provided below. On-line trainings WILL NOT be available.
  3. Those needing pesticide credit but not applying Engenia, XtendiMax, or Tavium are welcome to attend.
  4. Bring your pesticide license; 2 hours of pesticide credit for private or commercial will be offered.
  5. The meeting will last about 1.5 hours; NO beverages or meals will be provided.
  6. Attendee’s names will be placed on a list posted to the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s auxin website at https://agr.georgia.gov/dicamba.
2024 UPW Training Locations

Date, Time

CountyRSVP #
(Max Attendance)

Location and Address

Feb 27, 9 am

Brooks229-263-4103 (120 max)

BCT Gin, 501 BCT Gin Rd, Quitman, GA 31643

Mar 1, 9 am

Worth229-776-8216 (350 max)

Worth Co. Ag Pavilion, 102 Rebecca Drive Sylvester, GA 31791

Mar 5, 9 am

Mitchell229-336-2066 (250 max)

Mitchell Co. Ag Center, 4590 GA Hwy 37 East, Camilla, GA 31730

Mar 6, 9 am

Pulaski478-783-1171 (200 max)

Pulaski Co. Rec Depart., 153 Lower River Rd, Hawkinsville GA 31036

Mar 8, 9 am

Colquitt229-616-7455 (175 max)

Colquitt Co. Ex. Office, 350 Veterans Parkway N, Moultrie, GA 31788

Mar 12, 9 am

Coffeenot necessary

Coffee High School, 159 Trojan Way, Douglas, GA 31533

Mar 13, 9 am

Pierce912-449-2034 (125 max)

Pierce County Ext. Office, 705 College Ave., Blackshear, GA 31516

Mar 14, 9 am

Bulloch912-871-6130 (376 max)

Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Dr., Statesboro, GA 30458

Mar 14, 1:30 pm

Emanuelnot necessary

EGSC Auditorium, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA 30401

Mar 18, 10 am

Burke706-554-2119 (250 max)

Burke Co. Office Park, 715 West Sixth St., Waynesboro, GA 30830

Mar 19, 9 am

Decaturnot necessary

Kirbo Center, 2500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, 39819

Mar 20, 2:00 pm

Gordon706-629-8685 (80 max)

Extension Office, 1282 Hwy. 53 SPUR SW Suite 200 Calhoun, GA 30701

Mar 21, 10 am

Madison706-384-4476 (100 max)

Jackson EMC, 85 Spratlin Mill Rd, Hull, GA 30646

Mar 22, 9 am

Sumter229-924-4476, (140 max)

108 Experiment Station Rd, Plains, GA 31780

Mar 25, 9 am

Toombs912-526-3101 (250 max)

Southeastern Technical College; 3001 E. First St., Vidalia GA 30474

Mar 26, 9 am

Taylor478-862-5496 (250 max)

Flint Energies, 3 South Macon Street, Reynolds, GA 31706

Mar 26, 1:30 pm

Laurens478-272-2277 (120 max)

The Dubose Porter Conf. Center at Oconee Fall Line Tech College,
Dublin Campus, 560 Pinehill Road, Dublin, GA 31021

Apr 3, 9 am

Tift229-386-7274 (300 max)

Tifton Campus Conf. Center, 15 RDC Road, Tifton, GA 31793

Apr 4, 9 am

Terrell229-995-2165 (150 max)

Main Street Theater, 152 N Main Street, Dawson, GA 39842

Resources

CropLife Daily Dicamba Update: Your daily source of practical information on dicamba.

Endangered Species Protection County Bulletins: Find out if the endangered species pesticide use limitations apply to you.

Dicamba Record-Keeping Form

2024 UPW Attendees

2023 UPW Attendees

Xtendimax

Engenia

Tavium