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Pesticide Training Updates

Extension Production Meetings have been approved for pesticide credits. There are still opportunities to register for and view the production meetings virtually. Please contact the Worth County Extension office with any questions regarding the meetings. Paraquat Dichloride Training for certified applicators is required every 3 years by applicators. Many may…
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Update for the Week – January 29, 2021

We are well into the meeting season, although the format is different this time. There are still opportunities to register and/or attend Extension production meetings for cotton, peanuts, corn/soybeans, pecans, and vegetables. A couple scheduled for next week are: one on cotton and one on peanuts. Pesticide credits are available…
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Georgia Clean Day set for February 10, 2021

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will be hosting a Georgia Clean Day Pesticide Collection on Tuesday, February 10, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Mitchell County Stadium at 45 Industrial Blvd. in Camilla, Georgia. Pre-registration is required by February 5th at 4:00 p.m. For more information and…
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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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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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Pecan Fungicide Program Example for 2020

Below are some example fungicide programs in pecan for highly/moderately susceptible varieties from Dr. Lenny Wells The important thing to remember is to rotate chemistries and use the fungicides to their strengths. Group 3 + Group 11 materials are excellent on leaf scab when combined and work well on nut scab…
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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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