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The final training opportunities for Using Pesticides Wisely dicamba training are listed below. There are only 5 trainings left. ALL applicators must be trained according to the federal labels for Engenia, XtendiMax, and Tavium. Georgia growers/applicators must complete the 2023 UPW classroom training at one of the locations.

Using Pesticides Wisely – Georgia 2023.

  1. As mandated by federal labels, one must hold a private or commercial pesticide applicator license to purchase and use the restricted use herbicides Engenia, XtendiMax, and Tavium. Use is limited to ONLY those persons holding a private or commercial applicator certification. It is no longer permissible for non-certified applicators to apply these products under the direct supervision of the certified applicator.
  2. Prior to applying these products in 2023, ALL applicators must be trained according to the federal labels. In Georgia, applicators must complete the 2023 UPW classroom training with locations provided below. Individual and/or on-line trainings WILL NOT be available for 2023.
  3. Those needing pesticide credit but not applying Engneia, XtendiMax, or Tavium are welcome to attend.
  4. Bring your pesticide license; 2 hours of pesticide credit for private or commercial will be offered.
  5. The meeting will last about 1.5 hours; NO beverages or meals will be provided.
  6. Attendee’s names will be placed on a list posted to the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s auxin website at https://agr.georgia.gov/dicamba; this link is different than in previous years!

Many Worth County growers and applicators have already completed training at an earlier date, and others have already reserved a spot for the week of April 10th. Please let us know at Worth County Extension if there are questions or if we can help.

Pesticide Applicators License

One of the questions that has been asked recently is “How can I get a Private Pesticide Applicator License?” The license is issued through the Georgia Department of Agriculture. We assist clients at the Extension Office or direct them to the UGA Pesticide Safety Education Program website for details and directions on obtaining a pesticide license. To find out more about acquiring a license, visit the following link to our Worth County Extension, Private Applicators License webpage. The site has great information that explains the training and the application process.

If we can be of assistance at Worth County Extension, please let us know.