Delaware: Dicamba applicators urged to check Pesticide Use Limitation Areas before sprayingChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 27, 2019
The Delaware Department of Agriculture is urging all pesticide applicators that plan to use dicamba this growing season to check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) online Bulletins Live! Two system on a monthly basis before spraying.
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“I would encourage farmers and other pesticide applicators to print a copy of the bulletin and carry it with them during the application.
"In case they get questioned, this verifies that they have checked the website before the application,” said Christopher Wade, DDA Pesticides Section Administrator.
“Since the bulletin and the corresponding maps are only valid for a month, applicators need to complete this process every month.”
Currently, Sussex County is the only county in Delaware with Dicamba Pesticide Use Limitation Areas.
The online system provides a more detailed view of where the PULA is located compared to receiving a county level impact that is not truly county-wide.
To make it easy to find, the Delaware Department of Agriculture has linked the Bulletins Live! Two online system to their webpage https://de.gov/pesticides.
Users will need to enter in their address into the search bar and if there is an effective PULA identified it will be displayed in a pink color.
Clicking on the PULAs will reveal a summary of the products, codes, and limitations required. ■