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UPW Weed Update

Please see the below update from UGA’s weed specialist, Dr. Prostko:

Using Pesticides Wisely 2021 and Paraquat Training Update (Stanley Culpepper – UGA and Jesse Kelly and Jennifer Wren – GDA).

Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) 2021 virtual trainings are nearly completed with only three more opportunities available (table below). This training must be completed to be able to make labeled dicamba or 2,4-D in-crop cotton or soybean applications. 

April 5, 5:30 PM
April 8, 9 AM
April 12, 5:30 PM

For those who have already attended UPW training, your attendance information will be posted at and available through the link highlighted in the picture below. Remember, it may take a few weeks after training competition before names will appear.

Before  mixing, loading, and/or applying paraquat, new labels require the completion of on-line training approved by the U.S. EPA.  Thanks to the National Pesticide Safety Education Center, GDA has posted a list of those applicators completing training prior to 3/21/2021 at, link highlighted in slide below.  Periodic updates to the list will occur overtime.

When you complete your paraquat training you will receive a certificate. Regardless of the date in which you were trained, send your certificate to for 1 CEU of pesticide credit.