UGA Extension Cook County

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots, Peanut Maturity, Cotton Defoliation Update Mtg

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots

Bermudagrass stem maggots (BSM) are not hard to find in hay fields and pastures now.  Damaged stems will have dead tops which can be pulled apart from the main stem (see image below).  Sometimes the maggot will come out with the dead stem. “Suppressing BSM can be effective when a recommended rate of an insecticide (pyrethroid at lowest labeled rate) is applied after the bermudagrass has begun to regrow (7 to 10 days after cutting) following an affected harvest.  A second application can be made 7 – 10 days later to suppress any flies that have emerged or arrived since the last application.” – UGA Publication Managing Bermudagrass Stem Maggots.  A lot more information and BSM and control in the  publication.


How Old are Your Peanuts?

Here is a quick reference chart (thanks to Irwin County Agent Phillip Edwards) you can use to determine peanut age.  I’ve got these in the Cook Extension Office also if you’d rather pick one up.  There is also the “123 Day Method” where peanuts are 123 days from a day in May to the same day in September.


Soybean Rust Update; Cotton Disease Update; and Scouting Silverleaf Whitefly in Cotton Info click HERE.

Cotton Defoliation Update Meeting (BCT Gin Fall Harvest Luncheon)

Thursday, August 23rd @ Cook Extension Office MTG Room
UGA Cotton Specialist will give cotton defoliation update.
RSVP 229-896-7456 by Wednesday Aug 22.
You’ll get a text reminder next week.