Paraquat is a common herbicide used in the United States. Products that contain paraquat as an active ingredient include Gramoxone, Firestorm, Helmquat, and Parazone.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced mandatory training for individuals before using a paraquat product. An applicator cannot apply paraquat under the supervision of another’s license. Training must be successfully completed before using this product.
Trainings can be found at US Paraquat Training. Once training is successfully completed, print a copy for your records. The training is good for three years. In-person trainings are available.
For more information or to inquire about in-person trainings, please call the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center at (336) 846-5850.