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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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  • https://www.farmrecovery.com/ The Georgia Department of Agriculture is in the process of finalizing an agreement with USDA to implement the Georgia Farm Recovery Block Grant. Until a final agreement has been reached, GDA cannot provide any additional details regarding the program. As soon as USDA and GDA finalize the terms, GDA will announce the dates for…

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  • Using Pesticides Wisely 2020

    We have had many questions about the Using Pesticides Wisely for 2020. At this time there are two training plans. We are awaiting the final decision from EPA regarding Georgia’s 2020 dicamba training program. Click Read More to see the information sheets, which clearly explain the two plans.

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  • On January 22, 2020, the EPA released the following document:  Glyphosate – Interim Registration Review Decision – Case Number 0178.  A few excerpts that can be found in this document are as follows: “The agency used the most current science policies and risk assessment methodologies to prepare a risk assessment in support of the registration…

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  • Below is some information from Dr. Culpepper (UGA Weed Scientist) on Direx 4L FIFRA 24(c) label in Georgia.  “Federal diuron labels only allow applications between 15 and 45 days prior to planting cotton and that our state label providing a more flexible and effective use of diuron at burndown had expired. Thanks to the help…

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  • Below is some information on a new paraquat formulation from Dr. Prostko (UGA Weed Scientist) Syngenta recently received a label for their new formulation of paraquat sold under the trade name of Gramoxone 3SL (3 lb ai/gal). Many rules regarding the purchase, handling, and application of paraquat are changing.  Most notably, all non-bulk paraquat products…

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  • This training is for farmers and growers on Produce Safety Rule.  The training will be on June 26, 2019, at the Tift County Extension Office (1468 Carpenter Road South, Tifton, GA 31793).  The training is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Cost is $15.00 – please bring $15 in exact cash or check.  Registration link:…

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