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August 2020 Crop and Disease Update, and Upcoming Animal Science Programs for Youth

Peanut rust (Puccinia arachidis) is being found in fields across our state and area. This is different from early or late leafspot. Dr. Culbreath, UGA Plant Pathologist says, “Chlorothalonil is active against rust, but is purely a protectant.  Control of rust with chlorothalonil may require a shorter application window.  Growers who…
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Update on Peanut Seed Quality

“Potential Seed Quality issues in 2020 – What can I do to reduce the risk of having stand issues?” Seed Treatment -Our recommendations for aspergillus flavus and niger seedling disease: on good germ seed (85%), seed treatment probably doesn’t matter too much. On questionable seed, Rancona is better. Where Dynasty…
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September 2022 Peanut Pointers

Water Requirement vs Water Supplied (a different perspective)R. Scott Tubbs & Wesley M. Porter, UGA When considering monthly rainfall averages, looks can be deceiving. For example, let’s look at therainfall received during the current 2022 growing season at Midville, GA according to the University ofGeorgia Weather Network (georgiaweather.net). In Table…
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Scout Peanuts for Lesser Cornstalk Boers

It’s hot and dry, which means lesser cornstalk borers (LCB) will most likely be an issue in peanuts in 2022. Lesser cornstalk borers thrive in hot, dry conditions, and they generally do very poorly in fields that receive adequate moisture, but irrigated fields are not immune from attack. We do…
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Peanut Pointers June 2022

Early to Mid-Season Irrigation for PeanutsWesley Porter, Extension Precision Ag and Irrigation Specialist, UGADavid Hall, Extension Water Educator, UGAJason Mallard, Extension Water Agent, UGA Similar to May of 2021 which was very hot and dry, we had some very hot and dry weather during Mayof 2022, dry enough that we…
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June2021 Peanut Newsletter

Entomology By Mark Abney, The dry conditions in May could set peanut fields up for pest problems in June and beyond if rainfall continues to be scarce. Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is the most common and severe dry weather pest of peanut. Scouting and timely decision making are the keys…
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Warmer Temperatures and Peanut Diseases

UGA Specialists Dr. Kemerait and Dr. Brenneman remind peanut producers to be aware of high risk disease conditions, and treatment options. Over the next week, temperatures in southern Georgia as expected to be near 100 degrees for several days. Such very warm conditions can bring a greater urgency to early-season…
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Peanut In Furrow Fertilizers

Using in furrow fertilizer causes reduced stand in peanuts. UGA does NOT recommend applying in furrow fertilizers in peanut. Research has proven that stand emergence is reduced. Poor seed quality and/or less than optimum soil conditions can make this much worse. To watch Dr. Scott Montfort’s presentation, go to the…
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Peanut, Corn, and Soybean Meetings

As most already know, Covid has forced us to have a virtual format for all production meetings this year. To register for the meetings, anyone wishing to view the meetings will follow the links provided below. Once on the Eventbrite page attendees may select the date(s) they wish to register for…
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Peanut Soil Temperature and Soybean Rust Found

Soil temps around the state are in the high 60’s to high 70’s. In our area they are still in the 70’s. The soil should be buffered from a few hours of cold temperatures during the night time as long as we are warming back in the high 70 to…
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