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  • Dicamba Herbicide

    Just a few moments ago, the U.S. EPA released critical information on Engenia, Fexapan, and XtendiMax. The entire release can be found at https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-offers-clarity-farmers-light-recent-court-vacatur-dicamba-registrations Please visit the website for details; however, below are the details of the EPA’s order addressing sale, distribution, and use of existing stocks of the three affected dicamba products – XtendiMax […]

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  • Engenia, FeXapan, Tavium, XtendiMax All applicators driving the tractor/sprayer applying these herbicides must attend Using Pesticides Wisely during 2021 prior to using these products! As mandated by federal law, applicators must have a private or commercial pesticide applicator license to apply theseproducts. Labels specifically state “To be used by certified applicators only; NOT to be […]

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  • UPW Online Training

    UPW online Training announcement 4-15-20 


    Using Pesticides Wisely Training moved to online delivery April 21-23, 2020
    Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) 2020: The University of Georgia (UGA) and Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) dicamba training program will complete the 2020 sessions using online webinar delivery of materials. The decision of the U.S. EPA requires only applicators who were not trained in 2019 to be trained in 2020.

    April 21,
    10:00 am
    Bill Tyson,
    Bulloch County

    April 22,
    10:00 am
    Raymond Joyce,
    Laurens County

    April 23,
    10:00 am
    Brian Cresswell,
    Early County

    April 23,
    6:00 pm
    Justin Hand,
    Tift County


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  • Pigweed plants are already germinating. With soil temps at 68 and 64 at the 2 inch and 4 inch level, this isn’t surprising.   Remember: whether you’re spraying or harrowing to control pigweed, the size of the weed is critical. You can’t kill a large pigweed with one pass of a disk, and bedding pigweed […]

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  • 2018 Dicamba Label Changes Due to the recent concerns about off-target movement of dicamba, the EPA has mandated significant label changes for Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® for 2018.  Some of these important label changes are as follows: 1) Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® will now be considered Restricted Use Pesticides. 2) Growers who use Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® […]

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  • In 2005, the first pigweed resistant to glyphosate (Roundup) was confirmed in middle Georgia. At that time, it was the first confirmed case of pigweed resistant to glyphosate in the world. The resistance was localized to a few fields on about 500 acres. Within a few years it was in nearly every row crop field […]

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  • Controlling Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth in 2017 Cotton with Liberty or Roundup + Liberty Programs Although new auxin technologies are increasing management options for cotton growers, the use of 2,4-D and dicamba must be limited in areas where sensitive crops/plants are nearby. Liberty and auxin programs are similarly effective when growers are timely. Our focus with […]

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  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017 9:30am ­– Appling County Demo Day- James Rentz Farm ·       3689 Blackshear Hwy SE, Baxley, GA 31513 2:30pm ­– Coffee County Demo Day- Jerry McKinnon’s Farm ·       149 Mac’s Landing, Douglas, GA 31535 ______________________________________________________________   TOPICS TO BE COVERED: ·       How to spray tip selection impacts performance ·       Why spray tip […]

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  • Farm Update

    Southern Corn Rust Southern Corn rust is EARLY this year and has been found in Seminole, Wayne and Pierce Counties. Protecting corn approaching or beyond tassel with a fungicide is an important consideration. Once corn reaches the dough stage it is safe. Most likely, Southern Rust is in other area counties and possibly already in […]

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