Brooks County Ag Connection

Peanut Production Update Meeting

Brooks County will be hosting a peanut production update meeting next week at 12 noon on Monday Jan. 26th. Dr. Scott Monfort will be the speaker giving us an update on peanut production for 2015. Please join us for this meeting, and be sure to call the office before the event if you intend to come. 1 hour of private…
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Temperature effect on Peanut Harvest

                  Fortunately, in Georgia (especially in Brooks County) we have a low risk index for cold damage during our peanut growing season.  However, this season has not been our typical growing season.  As you know, many of our peanut acres were later…
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Peanut Disease Control

During this time of the season, (50 to 70 days into season) we are at a critical point in our disease management program.  We should continue to maintain our leafspot control programs and implement a good program for prevention of white mold.  We have ideal conditions for disease development and…
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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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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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