In case you missed it: Engenia® label updates for 2019

Review the label updates before you spray

 

Growers across the country will soon begin their herbicide applications to get their crops off to a clean start and protect their seed investments. To ensure a reliable and on-target application, it’s important for growers to take a moment to review the new Engenia® herbicide label updates for 2019 before their sprayers hit the fields.

 

The revised label includes *Updated* instructions around existing requirements as well as *NEW* requirements. These updated and new requirements apply equally to all dicamba herbicides registered for use on dicamba-tolerant crops, including Xtendimax® and FeXapan®.

 

*Updated* Dicamba-tolerant (DT) crop postemerge application window:

  • DT Soybeans: Only apply from emergence through 45 days after planting or up until R1 (first bloom), whichever comes first.
  • DT Cotton: Only apply from emergence through 60 days after planting or up until mid-bloom, whichever comes first.

 

NEW* Endangered species areas and corresponding buffer zones:

 

  • Fields in areas identified as having endangered species will require a 110’ downwind buffer and a 57’ buffer on all other sides of the field.
  • Consult http://www.epa.gov/espp/ to see if your area has these additional use restrictions.
 

*Updated* Total number of postemerge applications in DT cotton:

 

  • Only two postemerge applications can be made in cotton.
 

*Updated* Certified applicator requirement as part of the Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP).

 

  • Only certified applicators may purchase and use Engenia herbicide. Those operating under the supervision of a certified applicator may no longer purchase or use.
 

*Updated* Minimum spray volume is now 15 GPA.

 

*Updated* Sensitive Areas, Sensitive Crops and Residential Areas:

 

  • Each of these areas is clearly distinguished in the label in association with downwind buffer requirements and wind conditions.
  • “Sensitive Areas” are defined as bodies of water and non-residential, uncultivated areas that may harbor sensitive plant species.
  • “Sensitive Crops” are defined as food, forage or other planting grown for sale, use or consumption.
 

*Updated* “Residential Areas” now combined with “Sensitive Crops”:

 

  • Do not apply when wind is blowing in the direction of neighboring downwind sensitive crops or residential areas.
  • Wind direction may vary during the application. If wind direction shifts such that the wind is blowing toward neighboring sensitive crops or residential areas, the applicator must cease the application.
 

*Updated* Expanded “Non-Sensitive Area” definition:

 

  • Mowed and/or managed areas adjacent to a field (like roadside rights-of-way) are now considered to be Non-Sensitive Areas.
 

*Updated* Daytime application hours:

 

  • Applications can only be made from one hour after sunrise until two hours before sunset.
     

 

*Updated* Record keeping requirements as part of the RUP:

 

  • Records must be generated within 72 hours of application (previously 14 days).
  • Planting date must also be recorded.
  • Buffer distance calculation must be included.
 

*Updated* 24-hour rainfall amount:

 

  • Do not apply if expected rainfall amount may exceed soil field capacity and result in runoff in the next 24 hours.
     

 

*Updated* Recommendation for spray solution pH:

 

  • It is recommended to test for spray solution pH and add a buffering agent if solution pH is less than five.

 

*Updated* Dicamba or auxin-specific applicator training requirement:

 

  • All applicators are required to be trained annually.
  • Like last year, states will determine how the annual training requirement will be met.
     

 

For additional application questions and information, reach out to your local BASF representative or visit EngeniaStewardship.com. For help planning your Engenia application, visit EngeniaSprayTool.com.

 

Always read and follow label directions.

 

Engenia Herbicide is a U.S. EPA Restricted Use Pesticide.Engenia is a registered trademark of BASF. Xtendimax is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC. FeXapan is a registered trademark of E. I. duPont d Nemours & Company.

 

© 2019 BASF Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2018, our division generated sales of €6.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.

 

About BASF
 At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.

TOP