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Peanut Maturity

Peanut MaturityBy Scott Monfort There are several factors that can affect maturity like temperature, moisture, diseases, andproduction practices. You can have the same or two different cultivars in the same maturitygroup planted on the same day in different fields mature at different rates due to difference insoil type, rainfall, or…
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Late Season Disease Management and Harvest Issues

Late Season Disease Management and Harvest IssuesBy Bob Kemerait Disease management late in the peanut season can either be very easy or it can be quiteconfusing. In fields where these is little disease, growers can generally “coast” to harvest withconfidence that there is little (or nothing) to be done to…
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Peanut Harvest Equipment Considerations

Peanut Harvest Equipment ConsiderationsBy Simer Virk and Scott Monfort Soon Peanut harvest will be in full swing across most of the state. Along with proper timingconsideration for digging peanuts, proper setup and operation of peanut harvest equipment isalso an important consideration to minimize harvest losses and to ensure peak equipmentperformance…
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End of Season Irrigation for Peanuts

End of Season Irrigation for PeanutsBy Wesley Porter, Extension Precision Ag and Irrigation Specialist, UGA &David Hall, Extension Water Educator, UGAIt’s safe to say that the 2021 growing season has received its share of rainfall. From May1st to August 24th Midville has received 16.23 inches, Tifton 21.95 inches, Attapulgus 19/84inches…
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EPA Revokes all Tolerances for Chlorpyrifos

EPA revoked the tolerances for chlorpyrifos today. Below is a link to the EPA website with information. This will take affect 6 months after the final rule is published in the Federal Register. https://www.epa.gov/ingredients-used-pesticide-products/chlorpyrifos
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July Peanut Pointers

July Peanut PointersBy Scott Monfort (smonfort@uga.edu)The early peanut crop (May 1st) is nearing the 100-day mark. To date, growers in Tifton havereceived over 44 inches of rain for the year and 24 inches since April 1st. Average temperaturessince April 1st have been 1-2 degrees cooler compared to the last 4-5…
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Weather and Climate Update – Pam Knox

Weather and Climate Update for August and BeyondBy Pam Knox, Agricultural ClimatologistAfter a couple of hot days, the beginning of August is expected to be cooler and wetter thannormal, especially across the southern half of Georgia, as a nearly stationary front is expectedto sit over the area for a lot…
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