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EPA Comment Period for Organophosphates

An NGO group is currently petitioning the US EPA to revoke all food use tolerances for the organophosphate class of chemistry. The petitioners request that the Agency revoke all tolerances and cancel all associated registrations for food uses of the following organophosphate pesticides (OPs): Acephate, Densulide, Chlorethoxyfos, Chlorpyrifos-methyl, Diazinon, Dichlorvos,…
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2022 Georgia Pesticide Clean Day Event set for May 3, 2022 (pre-registration is required)

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,…
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Upcoming Dates and Events

The UGA Beginner’s Pecan Course will be on June 15, 2021 in-person at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. This course is held every other year and covers all you need to know about pecan production including production costs, cultivar selection, fertilization, irrigation, cultural management, insect, disease, and weed control,…
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Producers with Crop Insurance to Receive Premium Benefit for Cover Crops

Following is a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the Pandemic Assistance for Producers. Contact your local USDA service center for more information. (Washington, DC, June 1, 2021) – Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from…
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2021 Georgia Ag Forecast

We invite you to attend the 2021 Georgia Ag Forecast presented by faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. Keynote topics include agritourism in the state and COVID-19’s impact on agriculture.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom webinar link,…
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Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture Survey

All sectors of Georgia’s food and fiber industry have been impacted by the COVID pandemic. In May, over 850 producers completed a survey describing the early impacts of the disease on agriculture in Georgia. In an effort to get a more complete story for 2020, the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture, Georgia…
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Beware of Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is aware that many Georgia residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds. The packages appear to have originated from China. If someone has received a similar package, he/she is strongly urged not to open the package, not to plant the seeds, and not to…
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