Agriculture News - Crittenden Crittenden County 1534 US Hwy 60 E Marion, KY 42064 (270) 965-5236 Training
Agriculture News - Crittenden Crittenden County 1534 US Hwy 60 E Marion, KY 42064 (270) 965-5236 Training
Agriculture News - Crittenden Crittenden County 1534 US Hwy 60 E Marion, KY 42064 (270) 965-5236 Training
Agriculture News - Crittenden Crittenden County 1534 US Hwy 60 E Marion, KY 42064 (270) 965-5236 Training

Agriculture News - Crittenden Crittenden County 1534 US Hwy 60 E Marion, KY 42064 (270) 965-5236 Training

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  • Private Applicator Training

    It’s time to renew your private applicator

    yellow card. Postcards will be sent to those

    who have taken the training in the past and

    cards have expired at the end of last year.

    The two hour long training will feature vid-

    eos, presentations, and discussion. Once the

    training is completed you will receive your

    yellow card that will allow you to purchase

    the restricted use chemicals.

    Trainings are free; choose one to attend.

    Please RSVP by calling the office at 270-965

    -5236.

    Agriculture News

    Important Dates

    March

    4– Library Garden

    Program, Crittend-

    en Library, 10 AM

    9– Cattleman’s As-

    sociation; Annex,

    6 PM

    14– Private Appli-

    cator Training; An-

    nex, 6 PM

    20– Forage School;

    Grand Rivers, 5:30

    PM

    23– Private Appli-

    cator Training; An-

    nex, 6 PM

    28– Beekeeper

    Meeting; Annex,

    6 PM

    Cooperative Extension Service

    Crittenden County

    1534 US Hwy 60 E

    Marion, KY 42064

    (270) 965-5236

    Training Date

    and Times:

    March

    14– 6 PM

    23-6 PM

    All trainings will

    be held at the Ex-

    tension Annex (house next to the of-

    fice)

    Keep Calm- Spring is Coming

    The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Organization with

    respect to education and employment and authorization to provide research, education information

    and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to economic or

    social status and will not discriminate on the bases of race, color, ethnic origin, creed, religion,

    political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital

    status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. Inquiries regard-

    ing compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educa-

    tional Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and other related matter should be di-

    rected to Equal Opportunity Office, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of

    Kentucky, Room S-105, Agriculture Science Building, North Lexington, Kentucky 40546.

    Dee’s Two Cents

    So far we have been able to avoid

    a bad winter, but there is still a

    chance for cold weather.

    I’m not for sure where this year

    is going but it’s gettin’ there fast.

    I just want to encourage all of

    you to take advantage of Exten-

    sion resources including free

    soil samples! Stop by and talk

    to me about any issues you have

    on the farm or in your land-

    scape.

    Stay tuned for upcoming events,

    including exciting news for for-

    age producers.

  • Two dicamba formulations, XtendiMaxTM (Monsanto)

    and EngeniaTM (BASF), received federal EPA approval in

    December for use with RoundupReady2Xtend soybean.

    In addition to federal registration, a pesticide must also be

    registered and approved within a state before it can be

    sold. The XtendiMaxTM product received state approval in

    early January for applications in Kentucky. The En-

    geniaTM product is still pending state approval, but is an-

    ticipated in the near future. These products can be applied

    before or immediately after planting Roundup Ready 2

    Xtend Soybeans or as an in-crop application from emer-

    gence (cracking) up to and including the beginning bloom

    (R1 growth stage of soybeans). The RoundupReady2

    Xtend soybean technology provides another tool for tar-

    geting weeds that have developed resistance to other

    herbicide chemistries, but should be combined with other

    herbicide options and weed management tools for best

    herbicide resistance management. Because of the chemi-

    cal characteristics of dicamba, good stewardship by appli-

    cators will be required to lessen the potential for off-

    target movement and damage to sensitive crops and other

    plants.

    Both of these formulations were developed to reduce

    dicamba volatility losses compared to older dicamba

    products. Furthermore, there are some unique differences

    between these two dicamba formulations and relative to

    other dicamba products.

     XtendiMaxTM with VaporGripTM contains a DGA (diglycolamine) salt of dicamba plus an additive called

    ‘VaporGrip’ to reduce volatility. The dicamba acid con-

    centration equals 2.9 lb acid equivalent per gallon for this

    formulation of dicamba. The use rates with RR2Xtend

    soybean are 22 to 44 fl oz/A [0.5 to 1.0 lb ae dicamba] for

    preplant/preemergence applications and 22 fl oz/A for

    single, in-crop applications.

     EngeniaTM contains a BAMPA (N,N-Bis-(3- aminopropyl)methylamine) salt of dicamba with 5 lb

    acid equivalent of dicamba per gallon. The maximum

    use rate with RR2Xtend soybean is 12.8 fl oz/A [0.5

    lb ae dicamba] for single preplant/preemergence or

    postemergence applications. Up to two applications

    are allowed as a preplant/preemergence and

    postemergence treatment.

    These newer dicamba formulations, while reducing

    dicamba volatility, do not totally prevent the potential for

    off-site damage to sensitive non-target plants. Therefore,

    additional label guidelines have been developed and are

    required for proper use and stewardship of these herbicide

    products. The supplemental labeling for these herbicide

    products should be read and fully understood before mak-

    ing applications. Below are a few highlights of these label

    guidelines and precautions.

     Be aware of your surroundings relative to nearby sen-

    sitive crops and vegetation “AVOIDING SPRAY

    DRIFT AT THE APPLICATION SITE IS THE RE-

    SPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICATOR”

     May only be tank mixed with products (herbicides &

    additives) that have been tested and approved for tank

    mixing [Consult the websites listed on the XtendiMax

    and Engenia label within 7 days before applying for

    approved tank mix products; NOTE: as of now no ad-

    ditional products have yet been approved including

    tank mixing with glyphosate]

     DO NOT apply with products containing ammoni-

    um salts such as AMS (ammonium sulfate) or UAN

    (urea ammonium nitrate) [These additives can increase

    the potential for volatility defeating the advantage of

    using these dicamba products]

     Currently, only Turbo TeeJet TTI 11004 nozzles can

    be used with these products [To control droplet size

    use within the maximum pressure range allowed by

    the nozzle manufacturer; consult label websites for

    other approved nozzle options]

     Optimum wind speeds 3 to 10 mph (max 15 mph)

     Avoiding applications when temperature inversions

    are likely to occur (i.e. calm wind conditions) is just as

    important as avoiding applications under conditions of

    high wind

     Maximum application speed of less than 15 mph

     Boom height less than 24 inches above target pest or

    crop canopy

     Maintain a downwind buffer of 110 feet or 220 feet

    (depending on product application rate) to protect sen-

    sitive areas. Do not apply if wind is blowing toward

    adjacent commercially grown dicamba sensitive crops.

     For sprayer cleanout use a triple rinse procedure

     Scout fields before and after application for weed re-

    sistance management

    In Kentucky, applicators will need to be extra cautious

    about making an application where sensitive crops such as

    tobacco, grapes, landscape plants, fruit trees, vegetables,

    greenhouses or home gardens are growing nearby. There

    may be some crop field sites where this technology will

    not be a good fit because of nearby sensitive sites. Appli-

    cations of non-approved dicamba products on Round-

    upReady2Xtend soybean are prohibited.

    The availability of this technology provides another tool

    for managing weed problems in soybean, but we all must

    practice good stewardship to maintain their availability.

    The EPA is concerned enough about off-target damage

    from use of dicamba products, particularly in light of prob-

    lems from illegal use of dicamba in areas such as Missouri

    and Arkansas this past summer, that the registrations for

    use of these products were granted for only two years.

    New Dicamba Products Receive Approval by: J.D. Green, Extension Weed Specialist.

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  • Soon you’ll be receiving seed catalogs for the 2017 vegeta- ble-growing season. Crittenden County Public Library and Crittenden County Extension Service are helping you get a jump on your 2017 garden by hosting a Garden Prepara- tion program on March 4, 10:30 AM at the Library. The program will focus on basic garden design, planning, start-

    ing seeds and learning to transplant.

    To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener