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Peanut Foliage Feeders

Foliage Feeders have been scattered throughout our peanut crop for a few weeks now but not every field has reached a treatment threshold.  The picture above is of a soybean looper chewing on a peanut leaf in a field I visited this morning. Here is another picture showing the larvae that I…
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Mid-Season Irrigation requirements for Peanuts

Our peanut crop is mostly moving into its period of peak water demand and growers need to be aware of exactly how much water their crop requires to maximize yield potential.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Extension Irrigation Specialist, Dr. Wesley Porter, on mid-season peanut irrigation. Our ample…
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Morningglory Identification

I have been in several situations recently where correctly identifying morningglories was important for getting good weed control. Here is some recent information from UGA Extension Weed Scientist Dr. Eric Prostko on proper morningglory identification: 1) An old publication that helps with the identification of adult morningglory plants. Figure 1….
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Chlorothalonil may be in short supply for peanut growers

There has been some talk that peanut growers may be dealing with a short supply of chlorothalonil this year for their fungicide programs.  Below are some options given by Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, that growers may want to consider if they find that they are having difficulty getting enough…
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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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Base Acres to Reach the Peanut Payment Limit

Most local peanut farmers are aware that under the new farm bill they are subject to a $125,000 dollar payment limit.  Here is a recent article written by Dr. Nathan Smith, UGA Extension Economist, that looks at the PLC peanut program in more detail and explains exactly how much peanut…
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Early Season Irrigation for Peanuts

  The dryer weather couldn’t have come at a better time. But without any rainfall for the past 10 days or so many areas need a little moisture now. Here is some info from Dr. Wes Porter, UGA Irrigation Specialist, on early season irrigation for peanuts. We have been getting…
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Recommendations for Peanut Planting

With the end of April approaching, it is time to think about planting peanuts. The recommended time to plant peanuts in Georgia is April 15 to May 20. However, soil temperature at the 4-inch depth is a better indicator of when seed should be planted within these dates. We should…
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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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