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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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Upcoming Dates and Events

Georgia Clean Day The Georgia Pesticide Clean Day will be on May 3, 2022. The event will be held 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 the pest control industry. It is…
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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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Pesticide Update for the Week – 3/25/22

Paraquat Training, Using Pesticides Wisely, Pesticide Applicators License information Paraquat Dichloride Training for Certified Applicators – We have had some questions recently about paraquat training. The information and training is available at the following EPA website address: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/paraquat-dichloride-training-certified-applicators. Once on the EPA training page, click on “EPA-approved training module can…
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Using Pesticides Wisely for Georgia 2022

USING PESTICIDES WISELY for Georgia 2022 – Worth County All applicators driving the tractor/sprayer applying these herbicides (Engenia, Tavium, XtendiMax) must attend UPW during 2022 prior to using these products! Worth County Extension will offer UPW trainings at 11:00 a.m. on the following dates: Wednesday Friday March 16, 2022 March…
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Dicamba Label Update

On April 26, 2021 the U.S. EPA declined Georgia’s 24(C) XtendiMax label request that would have improved grower flexibility when applying this herbicide. Thus, all XtendiMax applications must follow requirements in accordance with the federal label. UGA is committed and excited to work with the GDA and the U. S….
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Update for the Week – March 26, 2021

Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week – This week is recognized as Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week. We want to thank all of the Worth County farmers and producers that are growing and providing food, fiber, and shelter to our local community, the state of Georgia, and our country. Worth County is impacted…
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