By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The BASF and Monsanto companies have scheduled training sessions around North Dakota beginning Wednesday for applicators of the controversial weed killer dicamba.

New federal rules classify dicamba as a restricted-use herbicide, and applicators need training. The new rules are in response to complaints around the country of dicamba drift damaging neighboring crops.

State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the training sessions will satisfy both state and federal requirements. A list of the sessions can be found on the state Agriculture Department’s website. Registration is required for some sessions.



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This story has been corrected to show that registration is required for only some of the sessions, not all of them.

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