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Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides 2,4-D or dicamba are nearing commercialization. Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton or soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton or soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely.”

The training will focus on helping applicators and growers make wise decisions when applying not only 2,4-D and dicamba but all pesticides. Growers are strongly encouraged to bring their applicators with them. Attendance is suggested for all on-farm applicators to confirm that they are educated in best management practices when applying all pesticides.

Growers who attended trainings during 2015, as long as they registered, are not required to attend the meeting again. They are welcome to attend as many times as they like, however.

Meeting dates close to Baxley:

Feb. 29 for South East Georgia

Date: Feb 29 Time: 9 am Location: Toombs/Tattnall Co.; Vidalia Onion and Research Farm Address: 8163 Hwy 178; Lyons, GA 30436 RSVP: 912-526-3101 Agent: Jason Edenfield/Cliff Riner/Chris Tyson.

Date: Feb 29 Time: 2 pm Location: Screven Co.; Extension Office Address: 321 Rocky Ford Rd; Sylvania, GA 30467 RSVP: 912-564-2064 Agent: Ray Hicks.

March 1 for South East Georgia

Date: March 1 Time: 9 am Location: Washington Co.; Ag Center Address: 882 Grady Mertz Road; Tennille 31089 RSVP: 478-552-2011 Agent: Brent Allen.

Date: March 1 Time: 2 pm Location: Emanuel Co.; Varner 4-H Center Address: 220 South Circle Dr.; Swainsboro 30401 RSVP: 478-237-1226 Agent: Mark Crosby.

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