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Southern Corn Rust Confirmed in Georgia

As of yesterday (June 1), Southern corn rust has been confirmed in Wayne County in Southeast Georgia on early planted corn, R3-R4 growth stage. As of today (June 2), Grady County also has confirmed SCR. At this time, we have not confirmed any Southern corn rust in Worth County. To…
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2022 Farm Stress Summit

We wanted to let you know about an important event for community leaders and organizations across Georgia interested in supporting the mental health and well-being of rural farmers and their families.  From healthcare providers and nonprofits to county officials and faith leaders, the 2022 Farm Stress Conference welcomes all who want to further their…
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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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Upcoming Dates and Events

Georgia Pecan Growers Conference and Trade Show will be March 29-31 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. For more information, contact the Georgia Pecan Growers Association at 229-382-2187 or visit their website at: georgiapecan.org. Utilizing Precision Ag Technology Workshop – March 29 in Statesboro, GA and March 31…
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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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Celebrating Georgia Ag Week – March 21-25, 2022

Agriculture is big business in Worth County. Worth County agriculture has a great impact on the economic health of our county and communities. With agriculture being Georgia’s largest industry, we celebrate Georgia Ag Week the week of March 21-25, 2022. This week has been designated as “Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week…
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