Houston County Ag and Horticulture News

Value Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG)

How does the Value Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG) help you?  The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based, value-added products. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the goals of this program.  Grants…
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Example Pecan Fungicide Program and When to Start Spraying

By: Lenny Wells I get requests each year to provide an example of a fungicide program for pecans. DMI/Stobilurin mixes include Absolute, Brixen, Custodia, Quilt, Top Gard EQ, and Amistar Top (used to be called Quadris Top). Use Amistar Top only during extreme pressure. You could also make your own DMI/Strobi mix,…
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Paraquat Certified Applicator Training Required Before Apply Paraquat

As required by EPA’s Paraquat Dichloride Human Health Mitigation Decision and amended paraquat dichloride (a.k.a. paraquat) product labels, certified applicators must successfully complete an EPA-approved training program before mixing, loading, and/or applying paraquat. The training provides important information about paraquat’s toxicity, new label requirements and restrictions, and the consequences of misuse….
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