Bacon County Ag Update

Lesser Cornstalk Borers in GA Peanuts

Mark Abney, UGA Extension Peanut Entomologist has some information on Lesser cornstalk borer in peanuts, Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is probably the most serious pest of peanut in Georgia, and we are seeing quite a bit of LCB activity. This pest thrives in hot, dry conditions and light sandy soils…something…
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Peanuts are moving into the “Critical Period”

Most of the peanut crop is moving past the 60 day mark, and we are into the more critical time when proper inputs for making a good peanut crop are vital. Staying on a proper fungicide program, and monitoring insect pressure will be crucial to maximize the yield potential in your peanuts. Please read these…
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Peanut Fungicide Schedule

There are a few fields in Bacon County with peanut fields that have reached the 30+ day mark. I have seen some early leaf spot in some of these fields. At this time farmers should start considering their first fungicide spray. This application is dependent on a few factors; variety, planting date, plant population,…
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Valor Injury on Peanuts

Yesterday I received an email from our Extension Weed scientist, Eric Prostko, about Valor damage showing up in newly planted peanuts. I have not had any reports yet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have any. Below are a few comments by Dr. Eric Prostko on Valor damage on peanuts: In the…
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Warrant + Valor For Weed Control in Peanuts

Here are some comments from Dr. Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Specialist, about the combination of Warrant and Valor for pre-emerge weed control in peanut: “As I sit in my office watching yet another rain event (April 29), I am wondering why most GA growers seem to have a passion/obsession for…
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