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Tarnished Plant Bugs in Cotton

We’ve been receiving some questions about tarnished plant bugs over the last few days. Here is some good information from Dr. Phillip Roberts. Unlike cotton production areas in the Mid-South, tarnished plant bug is an uncommon and sporadic pest of Georgia cotton.  However, tarnished plant bug populations have been higher…
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Kudzu Bug in Soybeans

We are starting to receive some questions about Kudzu bugs in Soybeans. This is what the 2014 Soybean Production Guide has to say about this pest.   The Kudzu bug is an economic pest of soybeans that was first found in Georgia in the fall of 2009. Since then they…
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Pecan Nut Drop

Good information from Dr. Lenny Wells on Pecan nut drop – Its the time of year when a few insects may rear their heads and cause some nut drop in the orchards. I refer here mostly to nut curculio and hickory shuckworm. The nut curculio attacks immature pecans from late June…
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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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