University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent Frank Watson discusses the proper way to dispose of excess chemicals.
Published on 01/17/12
Dispose of excess and old chemicals safely
By Frank M. Watson
Frank Watson is the University of Georgia Extension agent in Wilkes County, Ga.
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