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Corn Herbicide Programs

When using Atrazine and Glyphosate (which are common herbicides being used in a program for Roundup Ready corn.) Prowl could be a good option to add if you mainly have grass weeds, or Laudis could be a good option to add if palmer amaranth is your main problem.
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National Ag Awareness Week

Worth County growers and producers, We are thankful everyday for the time, effort, and dedication that you put into producing for our nation and the world. This week is recognized as National Agriculture Awareness Week. Many of you are busy in the field planting or preparing the land for this…
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Row Crop Disease Update

Following are some current row crop disease updates and points to consider from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist. “Planting season is upon us and critical decisions with regards to season-long disease and nematode control must be made before the furrow is closed. For now, there are 4 critical…
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Using Pesticides Wisely – 2020 Update

All in-person Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) classroom trainings have been cancelled. For those still needing to be trained, UGA Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are currently developing an effective approach that will fulfill training requirements. Look for future updates.
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Palmer Amaranth Emergence

Palmer Amaranth is starting to be seen emerging in fields. Strip-tillage peanut growers who are applying burndown herbicides (Roundup, Gramoxone, 2,4-D) now should consider including a residual herbicide with the burndown. Valor SX 51WG @ 2 oz/A or Dual Magnum 7.62EC @ 16 oz/A could be good options. Residuals included…
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Farm Recovery Block Grants – Enrollment Begins Next Week

Enrollment opens on March 18, 2020 and closes on April 8, 2020. Following is information from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The link to access application and information is: farmrecovery.com. The Georgia Department of Agriculture will begin accepting online applications for the $347 million in block grant funds on March…
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Requirements for Paraquat Usage

Many rules regarding the purchase, handling, and application of paraquat are changing.  Most notably, all non-bulk paraquat products (with new labels) must adhere to closed-system packaging requirements set forth by the EPA’s Paraquat Dichloride Human Health Mitigation Decision by November 2020.  All paraquat applicators are required to complete an EPA-approved training…
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