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  • We had a great turnout at the UPW training today in Worth County for our applicators. This training is required for applicators prior to applying in-crop dicamba products on cotton and/or soybeans in 2024. If an applicator was not able to join us this morning, make sure to attend one of the other trainings. Other…

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  • 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, Dicrotophos, Dimethoate, Ethoprop, Malathion, Naled,…

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  • Individuals that attended and signed in at the Worth County Extension Row Crop Weed Management meeting on February 3, 2022, or one of the approved weed control meetings (listed in the table at the bottom) have received credit for Using Pesticides Wisely training and do not need to attend an additional UPW training. Worth County…

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  • 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. EPA to resolve this challenge.…

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  • Dicamba applicator certified license update (Jennifer Wren, Georgia Department of Agriculture; Stanley Culpepper, UGA).  During 2019, UGA Extension and the Department of Agriculture provided a one-time opportunity to obtain a two-year license allowing those individuals without a traditional certified applicators license to legally apply Engenia, XtendiMax, and Tavium only. These individuals were trained and tested…

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  • The schedule has been set for upcoming Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) Trainings. Please see the following details for auxin training requirements and training dates for 2021. Click to download the .pdf file of the UPW training information: UPW Training Flyer AUXIN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS – GEORGIA 2021 Engenia, FeXapan, Tavium, XtendiMax 1. All applicators driving the…

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  • Following is important information for Georgia cotton growers on a Section 24(c) special local need label for Liberty. Thankful for the dedication and work of Dr. Culpepper (our UGA Specialist) and GDA and BASF for getting this in place. New Liberty 24 (c) state label to help Georgia cotton farmers (A. S. Culpepper). As a…

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  • Update on Dicamba

    Following is an update from Dr. Stanley Culpepper for our growers on dicamba. Dicamba (A. S. Culpepper).  On June 8, 2020 the U.S. EPA released critical information on Engenia, Fexapan, and XtendiMax. The entire release can be found at https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-offers-clarity-farmers-light-recent-court-vacatur-dicamba-registrations Please visit the website for details; however, below are the details of the order: “Details…

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  • 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 module before applying. Click on…

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  • A final decision has been made for Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) training for 2020 in regards to auxin herbicides. If you attended a UPW training in 2019, you do not have to attend a 2020 meeting. If you did not attend a 2019 UPW meeting, then you will have to attend a 2020 UPW meeting.…

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