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Leafhopper – Burn in Peanuts

This week, while evaluating peanuts, I was reminded of a pest that is fairly common but has sporadic activity in peanuts and one we rarely spray for, the Potato Leaf hopper.  I wanted to share pictures of  hopper burn, a condition that results from leafhopper feeding.  It is important that…
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Cotton Insect Threshold Chart

I wanted to provide a quick reference chart for common pests in cotton and recommended treatment thresholds.  I hope a condensed chart will be useful and save time.  Please refer to the Georgia Pest Management Handbook for cotton insecticide options or call our office at 263-4103 or my cell phone…
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Peanut Pest Update

Please be aware that there have been several reports of worms in peanuts.  The foliage feeders that I have observed were Fall Armyworm caterpillars.  The treatment threshold for foliage feeding caterpillars in peanuts is 4-8 larvae/row ft.  The low level of four caterpillars/row ft. should be used if the peanuts…
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Tarnished Plant Bugs

        During the last few weeks, I’ve had several questions and calls concerning Tarnished Plant Bugs.   The plant bug builds it’s population in alternate hosts, such as ditches, edge of woods, etc…  In general, bug numbers are up so we should be aware of  their potential…
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May Beetles in Pecans

During the past two weeks, I have had the experience of learning about a new predator in pecans.  I have been visiting  with a family that has young 2014 planted pecans.  This family’s discovery of a mysterious foliage feeder, has proven to be an opportunity, to educate myself and possibly…
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Vegetable Alerts

I want to share several vegetable alerts that was brought to my attention by Dr. David Langston. 1.  Serious epidemic of Downy Mildew located and confirmed in Cook County.  We need to be aware of this discovery because Downy Mildew can spread rapidly and produce devastating effects.  You can identify…
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Peanut tank mixes

As we finish the last at cracking herbicide sprays, and move into the first of our fungicide and post emergence herbicide applications, I wanted to share information pertaining to tank mix combinations.  Dr. Eric Prostko urges caution when combining a variety of products into one tank mix. Of course, we…
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