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  • Many growers have been attending our crop production meetings in January and February. We have one more planned meeting on March 21 at 12:00 noon – Worth County Extension Row Crop Disease meeting. Some hard copies of production guides are available now at the Worth County Extension office, but if you would like to access…

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  • Cattle producers and others interested in cattle can attend the Beef Cattle Short Course and/or the UGA Bull Sale at the Tifton Bull Evaluation Center in Irwinville, Georgia. Tifton Beef Cattle Short Course Event Date: February 28th, 2023 – 8:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.Location: Tifton Bull Evaluation Center, Irwinville2347 GA HWY 32 West, Chula, GA 31733…

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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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  • We are looking forward to seeing you at some of these upcoming meetings and events listed below. Upcoming Worth County Extension Production Meetings Other Worth County Meetings and Events Other Meetings of Interest “All About the Pod” podcast If you have not heard this, you don’t want to miss it. Our own Macie Wheeler, UGA…

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  • Conditions are very dry! As Hurricane Ian turned east, we missed what could have been excessive rain and winds at a critical time of harvest. However, no rains for the last 3 to 4 weeks, and winds from the storm have resulted in extremely dry conditions. This weather is favorable for cotton picking and for…

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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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  • Upcoming Dates and Events

    Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day – Wednesday, September 7 The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in Tifton, Georgia. The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Tifton Campus Conference…

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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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  • Peanut Update Peanuts in the county have really benefited from rains that we received earlier. Now, irrigation is back up and running in much of the county. In recent field visits, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) seems to be higher in general; there are many factors that attribute to risk of TSWV. We are planning…

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