Berrien County Crop Circles

Finding the Answers to the Unknown

Peanut Maturity

We are getting started full speed with Peanut Maturity Clinics. Schedule set dates will be as following: Monday: Berrien County Ag Center 8-10 am Tuesday: Dixon Farm Supply 9-11 am Wednesday: Lee Farm Supply 8-10 am Thursday: Berrien Peanut 9-11 am Individuals can schedule sessions at any time if needed.*…
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New Pest Found in Sorghum

David Buntin, Grain Crop Entomologist A new aphid, the white sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), has been found attacking sorghum in Georgia.   I was contacted by Roger Sinyard county agent in Marion County last week about a very large infestation of aphids in grain sorghum.   The aphid was the white sugarcane…
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Cutworms Causing Damage in Peanut

Some of the prime pests scouted in peanuts are “worms” or more properly called caterpillars. There are numerous species of caterpillars that cause foliage damage to peanut that we see on a daily basis ranging from velvetbean caterpillar, green cloverworm, rednecked peanut worm, corn earworm, loopers, armyworms, and cutworms. Cutworms…
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Stored Grain Protectants

There have been many questions regarding stored grain insecticides. Here are some words from UGA Entomologist Dr. Michael Toews: Grain protectants, insecticides labeled for application to raw grain, are intended to prevent stored grain insect infestations as opposed to treating existing infestations. These products should not be applied before sending…
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Peanut Burrower Bug

Recently I have taken specimens from the field to be confirmed as the peanut burrower bug. Mark Abney (UGA Peanut Entomologist) confirmed these specimens just recently. As all of you know, we have been monitoring the “soil insects” very particularly this year with the outbreak of Lesser Corstalk borer. Potentially…
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Cotton Disease Update

I have found the first Target Spot this year in Berrien County as of Friday. This was not severe enough to spray for, but much of our cotton is beginning to canopy especially in our irrigated fields. Be on the lookout for this disease in your cotton, but remember this…
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Whiteflies in Cotton

Recently over the past week I have seen a small amount of whiteflies in cotton. This is a little earlier than we expect, but with the prolonged dry weather we should expect anything. The main concern with this situation is the use of Bidrin when spraying for stink bugs. Bidrin…
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