Grady County

Lesser Cornstalk Borer in Peanuts

With the temperatures starting to approach the triple digits and no real rain in the forecast we are starting to set up the environment to have another outbreak of Lesser Cornstalk Borer in peanut this year. Last year was what some called the worst year for LCB in many years and it is looking like this year may be a repeat. The only product that we at UGA currently recommend for control of LCB is granular Lorsban, but a trial we had with Dr. Mark Abney (UGA peanut entomologist) last year here in Grady County showed a couple very promising products.

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I can not stress enough that this is data from just one trial at one location in one year.