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  • The Using Pesticides Wisely trainings for 2024 have been scheduled. Worth County Extension will host one of these trainings on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at the Worth County Ag Pavilion, but applicators may attend any training listed below at their convenience. Contact the host location to RSVP, spaces may be limited. “As…

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  • Worth County Extension has recently hosted two producer meetings. The Worth County Extension Peanut Production meeting was held on January 23, 2024. Dr. Scott Monfort, Dr. Mark Abney, and Dr. Glen Harris gave the latest update on peanut varieties and practices, insects and diseases, and peanut fertility needs. There was also an update from the…

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  • The Georgia Clean Day pesticide collection event through the GA Department of Agriculture is scheduled for August 16, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Tri-County Gin in Coffee County. This program gives everyone an opportunity to discard old or cancelled pesticides to a hazardous waste contractor for disposal. The Georgia Department of Agriculture…

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  • 2023 Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean Insect Scout Schools Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 5, 2023 in Tifton and June 13, 2023 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean. These programs offer basic information on insect pest identification and damage, natural enemies, and scouting procedures. The training will serve…

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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. Many…

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  • The 2023 Georgia Clean Day Event scheduled for March 29, 2023 in Coffee County has been postponed. Some of our Worth County residents have already picked up the event information and pre-registration forms. We will notify and have information available, once a date is rescheduled. Following is a statement from the Georgia Department of Agriculture:…

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  • The Using Pesticides Wisely trainings have begun. There are some nearby trainings offered as early as next week. Many training options are available and most require an RSVP, so plan around your schedule. View the trainings below, or click on the link to download a .pdf version. For more information, contact your local county agent.…

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  • The Using Pesticides Wisely training dates are now set! Please read the following information closely for the requirements, or see the attached document below. The 2023 training is required for all growers and applicators that are applying Engenia, XtendiMax, or Tavium. If you have questions, please contact us at the Worth County Extension Office. 1.…

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  • The Georgia Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce our next Clean Day pesticide waste collection event. The event will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Coffee County at the Tri County Gin in Douglas, Georgia. Clean Day is a program that gives everyone an opportunity to discard old, unusable, or cancelled pesticides to a hazardous waste…

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  • There is an NGO that is petitioning the US EPA to revoke all food tolerances for the organophosphate class of chemistry. See the article below for details and to share comments with the EPA. Peanut Maturity Clinics We have been set up at the Extension office to check peanut maturity samples. Beginning on Tuesday, September…

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