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Silverleaf Whiteflies in Cotton

Silverleaf whiteflies (SLWF) have been in some cotton fields in our area for the past few weeks in low numbers. Hopefully rain showers will continue to get to everyone and beat the adults down. However, I am noticing an uptick in some fields. There are a couple of handouts that…
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Good News – Presence of Aphid Fungus in SW Georgia

Cotton aphid numbers have been steadily increasing over the last several weeks. Aphids generally build to moderate/high numbers and eventually crash due to a naturally occurring fungus. This fungal epizootic typically occurs in our area in early/mid-July. Once the aphid fungus is detected in a field we would expect the aphid population…
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Silverleaf Whiteflies in Cotton

I am sure you have heard about the silverleaf whiteflies (SLWF) showing up in Georgia cotton and other states in the Southeast. Thresholds have been met in some areas in Southwest Georgia and are being treated. Dr. Phillip Roberts reports that whitefly are spreading and are still quite problematic. He estimates that…
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Spider Mite Infestations in Peanuts

The continued hot and dry weather is not ideal for many things, but spider mites love it. I continue to find additional spider mite infestations in more and more of the dryland peanut fields that I visit. The dry corners in pivot fields are also harboring mites. The extended hot and dry…
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Thrips Management for 2015

The information listed below for controlling thrips in peanuts was provided by Dr. Mark Abney. The weather is warming up, and soon peanut seed will be going into the ground. After two seasons of relatively heavy and late thrips pressure in Georgia, it is understandable that growers are asking questions…
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