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2015 UGA Cotton Scout Schools

Cotton insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 8, 2015 in Tifton and June 16, 2015 in Midville. These programs offer basic information on cotton insects and scouting procedures and will serve as an introduction to cotton insect monitoring for new scouts and as a review for experienced scouts…
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Thrips showing up in Peanuts

I visited a peanut field this morning that had some thrips damage beginning to show up.  Below is a picture I took of two rows of peanuts this morning.  The row on the left was treated with an in-furrow insecticide for thrips while the row on the right was not. You can…
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Timing is Critical for Thrips

As cotton seed begins to emerge around the county, growers hopefully have already put some thoughts into their thrips management strategy for 2015.  A recent Growing Georgia story discussed thrips management in 2015 cotton. Here are some tips from Dr. Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension Entomologist, that can be found in…
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Peanut Insect Pest Survey

The University of Georgia Peanut Entomology Program is conducting an online survey of peanut producers in GA. A postcard was recently mailed to growers informing them of the survey and encouraging participation. We would appreciate it if agents would encourage growers in their counties to complete the survey. It should…
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Peanut Thrips Management for 2015

Here are some recent comments from UGA Extension Peanut Entomologist Dr. Mark Abney on managing thrips in peanuts in 2015. 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…
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Aphids in Area Wheat

I am beginning to see some aphids in area wheat fields.  Growers should consider scouting their wheat fields for aphids and be ready to make a pesticide application if they are above the economic threshold.  Here is a picture I took yesterday of some aphids in wheat: Below are the…
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2015 Georgia Cotton Commission 8th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop

  The Georgia Cotton Commission’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Commission’s 8th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The program speakers are Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Cotton Incorporated; John Maguire, Senior Vice President, National Cotton Council,…
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New Aphid Pest in Area Grain Sorghum

We have recently discovered a new aphid pest of Grain Sorghum in the area. The white Sugarcane aphid was first found by Roger Sinyard, Marion county agent, late last week and has been confirmed to be present in several counties in Southwest Georgia since then.  It has been found in all three…
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Soybean Foliage Feeders

  I have looked at a few fields of Soybeans today and some of them have treatable levels of Soybean foliage feeders (mostly Soybean Loopers) in them.  We have two different ways of determining whether a spray is needed on soybean foliage feeders.  This can be done either using insect counts (gathered using…
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