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  • Georgia Pesticide Waste Collection Day Posted by Cole Moon on Oct 19, 2018 Georgia Pesticide Waste Collection Day November 14, 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo Grounds 290-G Harper Blvd. Moultrie, GA Georgia Pesticide Waste Collection Day is a program that gives everyone an opportunity to discard old, unusable, or cancelled pesticides to a hazardous waste contractor for disposal. Pesticides in leaking containers or disposed...
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  • Cotton Defoliation Handout and Recommendations Posted by Cole Moon on Sep 17, 2018 Here is a handout and a few charts regarding cotton defoliation from UGA Cotton Agronomists, Jared Whitaker and Mark Freeman: Cotton Defoliation Guide (Front) Cotton Defoliation Guide (Back)   With the talk of there being a shortage of thidiazuron (Dropp), a good alternative will be thidiazuron+diuron (Ginstar, Adios, Cutout).  ...
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  • Nov 16 UGA Extension Gwinnett Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exam Preparatory Class This class is for those who want to pass the exam to obtain the pesticide applicator license in category 24 ornamental and turf. It covers both the general standards and the ornamental and turf sections. The program will discuss how to register for the exam, and it will offer practice exams for the participants. Lawrenceville, GA - (112.0 Miles)
  • Nov 16 Child Passenger Safety This class provides instruction on the importance and proper use of car seats and safety belts for children when riding in vehicles. The class is open to all parents regardless of financial status or residency. However, qualified participants (Burke County resident who is WIC, PeachCare, or Medicaid eligible) will receive a free car seat or booster seat that meets the needs of their child. Please note that there is a two seat per family limit. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Waynesboro, GA - (89.0 Miles)
  • Nov 23 - Nov 27 National 4-H Congress National 4-H Congress Atlanta, GA - (111.0 Miles)
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Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
 
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
 
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
 
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
 
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
 
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
 
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
 
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
 
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Schools:
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.