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2017 Using Pesticides Wisely Trainings

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 previously 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 re-certification credits.  Snacks and drinks will be provided (no meal).

Area Date Time Location RSVP County Agent
East-GA February 2 3 pm Screven County Ext. Office

321 Rocky Ford Road

Sylvania, GA 30467

912-564-2064 Ray Hicks
Southeast-GA February 13 9 am Pierce County Ext. Office

705 College Ave.

Blackshear, GA 31516

912-449-2034 James Jacobs


February 15 1 pm Moby Dicks Restaurant

200 Martha Berry Hwy.

Colquitt, GA 39837

229-758-4106 Brock Ward
South Central-GA February 17 9 am Houston County Ext. Office

801 Main Street

Perry, GA 31069

478-987-2028 Charlotte Meeks
North-GA March 7 1 pm Olin Tatum Ag. Bldg.

320 W. Cherokee Ave.

Cartersville, GA 30120

770-387-5142 Paul Pugliese