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Corn Planting – Ethredge

Folks are getting planters ready and making sure everything is in working order. Here’s some good planting info, mostly from the UGA Corn production guide. Do not underestimate the importance of good plant stands. Improper establishment will have a negative impact on yield as corn can be sensitive to planting…
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Paraquat Usage

Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, has made a few comments about the recent rule changes for the purchase, handling and application of paraquat. His comments can be seen below. Requirements for Paraquat Usage – ProstkoThe new label states: • The products may ONLY be mixed, loaded, or applied by…
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Using Pesticides Wisely Training

The University of Georgia is awaiting a decision from the U.S. EPA on whether or not producers who completed the Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) training last year will be required to completed the training again this year in order to apply dicamba products in 2020. This decision may not be…
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Hurricane Michael Georgia Farm Recovery Block Grant Application Guide



Please be aware of this information about Georgia Department of Ag block grant funds. Farmers that have suffered losses to infrastructure, timber, beef, dairy, poultry, fruit and vegetables or pecans due to Hurricane Michael will be eligible to enroll in Georgia’s Farm Recovery Block Grant at

The web site is

• There are 95 counties eligible, there is a map on the site

• Dairy, Beef, Poultry, Timber, Pecans, Fruit and Vegetable and Uninsured Infrastructure

• What is covered and records needed are provided by topic

• Once the program is announced there will be a 3-week sign up period

• All signup will be done online only

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ARC/PLC Decisions

ARC/PLC Decisions The deadline for producers to elect either Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) is March 16, 2020.  UGA Extension Economist Dr. Adam Rabinowitz has developed a short publication to help producers make this decision. This publication can be found by clicking on the link below….
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Production Meetings/Pesticide Credit Opportunities 

Production Meetings/Pesticide Credit Opportunities  Check on your pesticide credits – you don’t want your license to expire. If you have a pesticide license and you attend any of the meetings listed below you will receive credit if you fill out the sign-in sheet. To maintain your private license, you must…
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Tifton Beef Cattle Short Course

Tifton Beef Cattle Short Course Please join us on March 3rd for the annual Tifton Beef Cattle Short Course in Irwinville, GA! The Short Course will be held one day before the 62nd Annual Tifton Bull Evaluation Sale. This year’s we have another great program covering timely topics in beef cattle…
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