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August 2022

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  • Spray Volume and Droplet Size ConsiderationsSimer Virk and Bob Kemerait, UGATimely and effective fungicide applications throughout the season are an important tool for growers tomanage and protect yield from diseases like white mold and leaf spot in peanut. While selection of agood fungicide program is critical, it is also important to ensure that the application […]

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  • August 2022 Peanut Pointers-Irrigation UpdateBy David Hall, Jason Mallard, and Wesley PorterJune was very hot and dry and provided some challenges, while it turned wet in certain areas of thestate. While, some areas have gotten rainfall, others have remained dry. The last week of July turnedhot and dry again. If peanuts were planted during the […]

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  • August Peanut PointersMark Abney, Peanut Entomologist, UGAThe peanut insect management talk in August will most likely revolve around foliage feeding caterpillars.There are soybean loopers, velvetbean caterpillars, redneck peanut worms, a variety of armyworms,corn earworm and tobacco budworm, and a few odd ball species out in the peanut patch this week. Justthe talk of caterpillars is […]

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  • August Peanut PointersScott Monfort, Extension Peanut Agronomist, UGAThe crop condition has improved dramatically over the last month as a result of the continual rain andwarm conditions. The one thing on everyone’s mind is Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV). Another thing grower’s need to keep in mind is some of these TSWV plants might start crashing […]

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  • August: a month to manage diseases both now and in the futureBob Kemerait, Plant Pathologist, UGAAugust is a month that is critically important for disease and nematode management for peanutsgrown in Georgia. Heat, humidity, sporadic rainfall, days since planting, and growth of the peanut plantsall put the crop at high risk for diseases, especially white […]

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  • August Weather & Climate OutlookPam Knox, Agricultural Climatologist, UGAThe temperature in July has been generally slightly cooler than normal, with daytime temperaturesbelow normal (from clouds) and overnight temperatures warmer than normal due to the abundanthumidity we have experienced this month. This is also reflected in the wetter than normal rainfall formost of Georgia in July, […]

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  • Picture – cotton boll rot sent by Jeremy in Colquitt County.   Treatments: as far as I know and my colleagues across the cotton belt know, there is NO product, fungicide or otherwise, that can be sprayed to control boll UNLESS you are talking about an insecticide applied to manage stink bugs which damage pods […]

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  • If you would like to be added to my remind text messages Follow link https://www.remind.com/join/benhillex Or Text @benhillex to 81010 it is free of charge Peanuts I have received a few calls on foliage feeders in peanuts. Threshold counts and proper identification are important when it comes to foliage feeders. Make sure of your threshold […]

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