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Pesticide Clean Day May 3, 2022

All: The Georgia Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce our next Clean Day pesticide waste collection event. The event will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Houston County at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry Ga. This event is free and open to all statewide commercial/private applicators, commercial contractors, and…
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Mixing Order of Pesticides is Important (Prostko)

This is a friendly reminder that the tank-mixing order/sequence of pesticides is very important.  Got a call from a industry tech rep today about some mixing problems with Roundup PowerMax3 and Zidua SC.  You can see in the slide below that when the Roundup was put in the plastic bottle…
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Strawberries Almost Ready

Our strawberries planted in the county are looking good and soon ready to pick. They are at 123 days today, planted on October 15h. This year, they’ve noticed that the plants seem to be further along than usual. This is good for many reasons. Picking will start in the next…
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2019 Using Pesticides Wisely Recertification

By now most of you know that we have to be trained once again to use the new Auxin Technology. The reason for the training is to update producers on label changes, to satisfy requests from the EPA, and ultimately protect this technology for farmers in Georgia and the southeast….
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Wilcox County Farmers… Around the Country

Many Wilcox County growers were recognized for their achievements in 2018 that I made in this previous post. It is always good to see or hear our farmers being recognized outside of the county. In the last few months, we had growers featured on PBS and in the New York…
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2019 UGA/CAES Ag Forecast

The Georgia Ag Forecast is an annual seminar series presented by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in partnership with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Economists give their insight into the future agriculture market projections. We will hear from these economists and well as CAES Dean Sam Pardue….
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Changes to Your GATE Card

Don’t throw away any mail you get from the Georgia Department of Agriculture it could be a very important password.   The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption (GATE) is a program created through legislation, which offers qualified agriculture producers a sales tax exemption on agricultural equipment and production inputs. Qualified farmers and…
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