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Classroom Training for Applying New Herbicide Technology

2016 University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture Required Classroom Trainings for Applying Auxin Herbicides in Auxin-Tolerant Technologies

Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides (2,4-D or dicamba) are nearing commercialization. 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 are educated in best management practices when applying all pesticides.

Growers that attended trainings during 2015, 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 last year resulted in 1061 Georgia growers completing the required training.

A survey conducted of these trainings noted 99% of these growers felt the training was worth their time and 98% of them felt the training would help them increase on-target pesticide applications. If you have questions concerning your 2015 registration, please contact your local county extension office.

The Closest Meetings to us are in Ashburn at 9 a.m. on the 22nd or in Vienna on the 23rd at 9 a.m. and Eastman on the 23rd at 2 p.m.  If you are unable to attend one of these, contact us to get a listing of other meetings.

see the table below for dates and times of meetings close to our area.

Date: Feb 22

Time: 9 am

Location: Turner Co.; Turner County Civic Center Address: 354 Lamar St, Ashburn, GA 31714

RSVP: 229-567-3448 Agent: Will Gay

 

Date: Feb 22

Time: 2 pm

Location: Bacon Co.; Satilla REMC Community Conference Room Address: 928 GA Hwy 32E; Alma, GA 31510

RSVP: 912-632-5601 or UGE4005@uga.edu Agent: William Lovett

Date: Feb 23

Time: 9 am

Location: Dooly Co.; Marise’s Restaurant Address: 1017 East Pine Street; Vienna, GA 31092

RSVP: 229-268-4171 Agent: Ronnie Barrentine

 

Date: Feb 23

Time: 2 pm

Location: Dodge Co., Middle GA State Univ. Aviation School Address: 71 Aviation Rd; Eastman, GA 31023

RSVP: 478-374-8137 Agent: Greg Slaughter