Ben Hill County Ag

Thrips Injury and Acephate Rates for Peanut

Thrips Injury and Acephate Rates for Peanut – Worth County Extension May 24, 2019 Please read below from the UGA Peanut Entomology Blog on Thrips Injury and Acephate Rate in peanut. You can subscribe to this blog for updates here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/peanutent/ Over the years several folks have asked why there is a difference…
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Help with Horn Flies in Cattle

Help with Horn Flies… Jason Duggin, Southeast Update, May 2019 (Progressive Cattlemen)   The approach to ward off flies is multi-prong and challenging.  However, doing nothing can severely hinder productivity, profits, and herd welfare.  I’ve asked Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Extension Veterinary Entomologist at UGA, to give her tips on horn…
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UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, and Soybeans

UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans Those interested in scouting these row crops should make plans to attend one of the UGA Scout Schools. Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 10, 2019 in Tifton and June 18, 2019 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These…
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May Cotton Team Newsletter

Crop Progress and Assessing Plant Stands for Replanting (Freeman) As of April 29th, approximately 12 percent of Georgia’s cotton crop has been planted according to the USDA NASS crop progress report. This is significantly ahead of our previous five year’s average of 7 percent. Although wet through most of the…
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Pro Gibb Application for Black Aphid Management in Pecans

Pro Gibb Applications for Black Aphid Jul 9, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells Black aphid nymphs and feeding damage For those battling black aphids and considering using Pro Gibb to prevent the damage caused by this insect, applications should begin in mid July and continue for a total of 3-4 sprays. Pro…
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Bermuda Stem Maggot Starting to Show up

Just a reminder, the use of a pyrethroid labeled for forage use around 10 days after the previous cutting appears to be the best strategy for control. Sometimes a second application 10 days later will be beneficial, particularly if the forage is growing more slowly. Some formulations add residual control…
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Cotton Insect Update

Cotton Insects (Phillip Roberts) The question has been asked if we should manage insects differently in late planted cotton. The answer is no, however we cannot afford to make any mistakes as mistakes will be costly. A late planted crop will have limited time to effectively bloom and set harvestable…
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Last Frost?

Last Frost? By: Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent Mar 23, 2018   This picture is actually from March 15th frost, but we had a little bit of a frost this morning too. With Easter just a week away, this maybe the last one. March 15th frost If anything this…
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A New Tool For Improving Thrips Management in Cotton

A New Tool For Improving Thrips Management in Cotton By Phillip Roberts on Mar 21, 2018  Thrips are the most consistent insect pest of cotton in Georgia and the Southeast.  Near 100 percent of the cotton planted will be infested by thrips each year.  For this reason preventive insecticides applied…
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