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Peanut – Thrips Control Options

After two seasons of relatively heavy and late thrips pressure in Georgia, it is understandable that growers are asking questions about thrips management options for 2015. The most common questions involve the use of imidacloprid (Admire Pro or a generic formulation) as a liquid in-furrow at plant. Here are a…
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Warrant Herbicide Peanut Label Changes

Latest changes in the Warrant/Peanut label. Please note the following important changes: 1) Preplant soil incorporated (PPI) applications together with Prowl, Sonalan, or Strongarm are not recommended due to the increased risk for crop injury and reduced weed control. 2) POST applications of Warrant can be made after peanut emergence…
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Georgia 12 Y Peanut

Georgia-12Y Georgia-12Y has the highest level of white mold resistance of any runner variety available today. Georgia-12Y is more susceptible to Rhizoctonia Limb Rot and fungicide programs need to be adjusted accordingly. Maturity of Georgia-12Y is 5 to 14 Days (145-155 DAP) longer than Georgia-06G. Please see figures below. I…
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Peanut Pointers

Finish soil sampling. Do not ignore deficiencies or toxicity problems. This will reduce yield and profit. This will be more of a problem where growers are renting new land and may not know much of the rotation or fertility history. Germination Issues: Save about a pound of seed out of each lot…
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Peanut Seed Size

 Why does it matter what peanut seed size is?  Well, it matters to the shelling plant so they can set equipment and make plans. It matters to the candy makers. It matters to farmers, now, as we plan on the amount of seed to plant. We know that we want…
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Nematode Sampling and Procedure

There is still time in October and November to take nematode samples for cotton, peanut, and soybeans.  Below is information on the procedures to follow. Nematode Sampling Procedure Properly taken samples from small field units can reduce production costs by allowing the grower to eliminate nematode control practices where they…
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Peanut Insect Update

Entomology (Mark Abney) Three cornered alfalfa hopper, two spotted spider mite, foliage feeding caterpillars, potato leaf hopper, and lesser cornstalk borer…we have some of all of them, and growers across the state have been treating problem fields. It is important to note that caterpillar populations are variable, and not all…
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Peanut Update

As we move into mid-July, Dooly County peanuts should be blooming and most should have begun pegging.  This is the time when the plants are setting their yield, and can be most affected by dry conditions, insect damage, weed competition and other factors. Management over the next four to six…
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Dooly County Extension Hosts Feral Pig Roundtable

Feral hogs eating away at farmers’ land and profits By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  Feral hogs may be prime prey for hunters, but to Georgia farmers they’re the ultimate predator. They destroy farmland, eat away at a farmer’s crops and drastically reduce potential…
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