Course Information This online course covers the application requirements for the use of approved dicamba and 2,4-D auxin formulations. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:Discuss the reasons auxin herbicides require additional precautionsIdentify label requirements for approved auxin formulationsDescribe the effects of temperature inversions of auxin formulationsDescribe practices for spray system hygieneIdentify the record-keeping requirements for auxinCertification RequirementsThis training satisfies the US EPA requirement for mandatory dicamba applicator training as well as the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) requirement for auxin-specific training for approved dicamba and 2,4-D formulations. This training is not a substitute for the state-specific Certified Applicator training, which is required to purchase and use Restricted Use Pesticides. Additionally, this training qualifies for 1 CEU of laws and regulations and successful certification permits use of approved auxin formulation for the 2022 season only. To receive the certificate of completion for this course, participants must obtain a score of 100% on the online Auxin Specific Applicator Test. Participants may retake the test as often as is necessary. Re-certification RequirementsCommercial/Noncommercial Applicators: Section 7. 24 (t)(2) of the Texas Pesticide Laws and Regulations relating to commercial/noncommercial applicator recertification states "A commercial or noncommercial applicator may not re-certify their license using department-approved correspondence activities for two consecutive years." Private Applicators: Section 7. 24 (v)(5) of the Texas Pesticide Laws and Regulations relating to private applicator recertification states "A private applicator may not obtain more than 10 CEUs through correspondence activities in any five-year recertification cycle.'
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