Three Rivers Ag News

Getting Certified to Use the New Auxin Tolerant Crops

Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides (2,4-D or dicamba) are being commercialized. Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton/soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton/soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely”.  The training will focus on helping applicators/growers make wise decisions when applying not only 2,4-D and dicamba but all pesticides. Growers are strongly encouraged to bring their applicators with them.  Attendance is suggested for all on farm applicators to confirm that they have been provided the best management practices when applying all pesticides. 

The next meeting will be held at the Houston County Extension Office on February 17th at 9:00 a.m.   Please call to let us know you will be attending.

Growers who attended 2015 or 2016 trainings, as long as they registered, are not required to attend the meeting again.  if you are unsure you can visit www.agr.georgia.gov/24c.aspx to determine class participation.

Growers do not have to, but they are welcome to attend as many times as they like.  The trainings have resulted in 1499 Georgia growers completing the required training.  A survey conducted of these trainings noted 99% of growers felt the training was worth their time and 98% of them believed the training would help them increase on-target pesticide applications.  If you have questions concerning your registration, please contact your local county extension office.