Bacon County Ag Update

Using Pesticides Wisely Training for auxin herbicides

Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides (2,4-D or dicamba) are being commercialized. Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton/soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton/soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely”.  The training will focus on helping applicators/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 have been provided the best management practices when applying all pesticides. 

Growers who attended 2015 or 2016 trainings, as long as they registered, are not required to attend the meeting again. However, they are welcome to attend as many times as they like.  The trainings have resulted in 1499 Georgia growers completing the required training.  A survey conducted of these trainings noted 99% of growers felt the training was worth their time and 98% of them believed the training would help them increase on-target pesticide applications.  If you have questions concerning your registration, please contact your local county extension office.

If you wish to attend, it will be offered in Peirce County on February 13th at 9:00 am.. Please contact the Pierce County office at 912-449-2034 if you wish to attend.