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2020 Peanut Seed Quality, Seed Treatment Issue

We have received many questions in recent days pertaining to the quality issues facing our peanut seed supply in 2020 and relative performance of seed treatments Dynasty PD and Rancona.  Below is the information that you need to know now; as more information is developed we will pass it to…
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Peanut Post-emergence weed control and tank mixing

Peanut Post-emergence Weed Control and Tank Mixing Jun 20, 2019 | Written by Bryce Sutherland We are in the 30-45 days after planting range for a lot of peanuts in the county. A lot of people are going to use Cadre + 2,4-DB based off the phone calls. If grass is an issue in your…
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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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July Peanut Pointers

July Peanut PointersBy Scott Monfort ()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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Peanut Entomology- Abney

Peanut Entomology AbneyThe insects (and mites) that really matter in peanut are greatly affected by rainfall. In this year of pretty consistent rain, lesser cornstalk borer is unlikely to pose a serious threat to the Georgia peanut crop. If the rainfall continues we will also get a reprieve from two…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait and Brenneman

Row Crop Disease UpdateKemerait and BrennemanOver 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 disease control in the peanut crop with regards to Aspergillus crown rot and white mold. Risk…
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Ben Hill Peanut On Farm Variety Trial Planted this Week

On Monday we were able to plant the Peanut on Farm Variety trial here in Ben Hill County with producer Kenny Ray Davis. Varieties that are planted in this trial is GA 06Gs, Georgia-18RU, Georgia-16HO, and the new variety Georgia-20VHO. We had great success with last years trial that has…
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Big Rain and Herbicides – (Prostko)

The Big Rain and Herbicides (Prostko) Most of Georgia received a significant rainfall event on April 24, 2021 (Figure 1).  Some areas received more than than 6″.  Consequently, my phone has been ringing off the hook about the potential effects of this precipitation event on herbicides.  Here are a few…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait

Greetings! Get any rain?  Growers this morning are probably more concerned with putting their fields back together than with disease, wondering if they need to put out more fertilizer. But diseases and nematodes are certainly an issue NOW.  Examples:  conditions are PERFECT with wet soils for seed rots and seedling…
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Row Crop Disease Update- Kemerait

Planting of cotton and peanuts will begin to ramp-up in the coming weeks.  Important that growers pay careful attention to soil conditions, especially soil temps.  Soil moisture is very important, especially for non-irrigated fields, but so is soil temperatures.  At least that’s what our Corn, Cotton, and Peanut team leaders…
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