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Pesticide Safety Education Program

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Dicamba Restrictions
Dicamba products are now RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDES!! In response to the high number of crop damage incidents, the EPA is requiring label revisions, new restrictions and a required annual training prior to making any applications of the dicamba-containing products Engenia, Xtendimax and FeXapan.
Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry
OSCR is a free and secure web map showing locations in Ohio which are susceptible to damage by pesticide drift or off-target applications. This registry is reserved for beekeepers, commercial plant and fish producers, and pesticide applicators. Good relations and communication with your neighbors remains the best way to recude the risk of pesticide damage.
Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry
2018 Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conferences
2018 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference Registration now open!
2018 Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference
How to Comply With the 2015 Revised WPS for Agricultural Pesticides
This manual provides information to help you comply with the requirements of the federal WPS for agricultural pesticides as originally published in 1992, amended in 1995, 1996 and 2004, and revised in 2015.
How to Comply Manual
Agricultural Fertilizer Certification Training
Are you applying fertilizer to 50+ acres of field used for agricultural production? If so, you need to attend an agricultural fertilizer certification training. Licensed applicators must attend a 2 hour course, and applicators with no license must attend a 3 hour course. Visit nutrienteducation.osu.edu for more information.
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Wood Destroying Insect Inspection -
New Date: April 24, 2018

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Dicamba Restrictions

Anyone that applies Xtendimax, FeXapan or Engenia in Ohio must:

  • Take the dicamba-specific training

  • Be a licensed applicator or work under the direct supervision of a licensed applicator
  • Maintain specific records
  • Apply only when wind speeds are below 10 mph, but above 3 mph
  • Apply between sunrise and sunset, never during a temperature inversion
  • Survey surrounding area for sensitive crops and apply buffers accordingly
  • Use only approved nozzles (See List Here)

Precautions for Dicamba Use in Xtend Soybeans (Purdue Extension Factsheet)

Recordkeeping Template

Dicamba-Specific Training Dates:  Click Here

*ANY dicamba-specific training will meet the training requirement to apply Xtendimax, Engenia, or FeXapan, regardless of which company (BASF, Monsanto, Dupont) sponsored the meeting.  

Xtendimax Application Requirements
FeXapan Application Requirements
Engenia Application Requirements

2018 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference

Registration now open!
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OSU Employees Only: To register with an eRequest, select “OSU Employee” as your Registration Type on the drop down menu. Register with an eRequest.

January 11, 2018 (Thursday) - Dayton, Ohio
January 31, 2018 (Wednesday) - Akron, Ohio

February 15, 2018 (Thursday) - Sandusky, Ohio
February 23, 2018 (Friday) - Columbus, Ohio

2018 Commercial New Applicator Dates

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February 20 - General Pest
February 21 
March 21
April 18
May 23
August 22
October 3


2016 Changes in the Federal Worker Protection Standard

Commercial Applicator Recertification Opportunities

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Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program provides training, education, and outreach to pesticide applicators about the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. The program works with farmers, businesses, and public agencies to protect human health and the environment and serves as a critical part of job training and business growth in Ohio.