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2021 Auxin Herbicides Best Management Practices Training

• By Charlie Cahoon Jr.
North Carolina State University •

zoom meeting graphicAs most have heard, the recently approved federal labels for dicamba-containing products labeled for over-the-top use on dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans still require annual training.

Therefore, North Carolina State University Extension, in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, will continue to provide instruction to the state’s famers, applicators and retailers via the Auxin Herbicides Best Management Practices training. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 sessions will look differently than in the past.

Here are the available options:

• Live Zoom: Drs. Charlie Cahoon and Wesley Everman will offer 12 live Zoom training options. The sessions will be held weekly from mid-January through late March. All live Zoom events will start at 10 a.m. CST. Attendees will use the same Zoom link and passcode for each individual live Zoom meeting.

For Zoom link and passcode, please contact your county agricultural Extension agent.

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• Pre-recorded video: Drs. Charlie Cahoon and Wesley Everman will provide county agricultural agents with a prerecorded video of the 2021 Auxin Herbicides-Best Management Training.

Agents can incorporate this video into winter meetings (live or virtual). If used in conjunction with a virtual meeting, the NCDA&CS requirements for active participation must be followed.

If incorporated into a face-to-face meeting, agents will capture attendance normally with hard-copy rosters or scanning pesticide license upon entry.

• Slide set: Drs. Charlie Cahoon and Wesley Everman will provide county agricultural agents with the 2021 Auxin Herbicides-Best Management Training slide set. Like the prerecorded video, agents can deliver the slide set at regularly scheduled winter meetings (live or virtual).

If used in conjunction with a virtual meeting, the NCDA&CS requirements must be followed for this option as well. If incorporated into a face-to-face meeting, agents will capture attendance normally with hard-copy rosters or scanning pesticide license upon entry.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Dr. Wesley Everman — Extension weed specialist and associate professor, Crop & Soil Sciences NCSU Extension — contributed to this article. For more information, contact Dr. Charlie Cahoon at charlie_cahoon@ncsu.edu.

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