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New Private Applicator Certification

The University of Georgia(UGA) has offered a free service to the state of Georgia for years. In the past, anyone involved in the production of an agricultural commodity could come into any extension office in the state and offer proof of American citizenship, a copy of their driver’s license, and an application…
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One on One Producer Trainings

The University of Georgia is encouraging all ANR agents to meet face to face with all farmers in their county that currently have a Pesticide Applicator’s License. Recently released product labels will now give producers another tool in their arsenal against problem weeds in our crops. However, these technologies may create new challenges…
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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…
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Morningglory Identification

I have been in several situations recently where correctly identifying morningglories was important for getting good weed control. Here is some recent information from UGA Extension Weed Scientist Dr. Eric Prostko on proper morningglory identification: 1) An old publication that helps with the identification of adult morningglory plants. Figure 1….
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What time of day to spray pigweed?

Below is some comments and a table developed by our UGA Extension Weed Scientists that shows the effect that application time of day can have on herbicide performance on Pigweed: Over the past few years, we have been studying the impact of application time of day on the postemergence activity of numerous…
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2015 Corn Weed Control

Here are some good pointers from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist, on 2015 Corn Weed Control:   Thanks to Rome Ethredge, Seminole County Ag Agent, for posting this originally.  Here is a link to his post: https://seminolecropnews.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/corn-weeds-in-2015/   The first thing we need to do to be successful…
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2015 Production Meeting Schedule for Calhoun County

Below are the 2015 scheduled Production Meetings for Calhoun County.   Weed January 20, 2015              6:00 pm               Stanley Culpepper The McLendon Barn RSVP by Friday, January 16th   Peanut February 12, 2015            6:00 pm              Scott Monfort The McLendon Barn RSVP by Tuesday, February 10th   Cotton February 23, 2015            6:00…
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2014/2015 Wheat Herbicide Recommendations

I have been in a few wheat fields recently and they are beginning to reach a stage of growth that we need to consider herbicide applications.  Here is a couple pictures I took in an area wheat field:   In this picture you can see a few different broadleaf weed species…
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