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.
For growers who have not attended this training, options for 2017 are provided below. Select a time/location and RSVP, at least 2 days in advance, to the specific location for attendance. The required trainings will cover a 2 to 2.5 hr time period and will provide pesticide credit. Snacks and drinks will be provided (no meal).
MEETING DATES, LOCATION & TIMES:
East GA - February 2, 2017 (Screven Co. 3 PM) South East GA - February 13, 2017 (Pierce Co. 9 AM) South West GA - February 15, 2017 (Miller Co. 1 PM) South Central GA - February 17, 2017 (Houston Co. 9AM) North West GA - March 7, 2017 (Bartow Co. 1 PM) North East GA - March 14, 2017 (Elbert Co. 1:30PM)