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Wet Weather and Timing for Peanut Digging.

With recent predictions for Tropical Storm Karen to bring 2-3 days of rainfall to Georgia over the weekend and early next week, many growers have questions about what is best for their peanuts that are nearing maturity.  Dr John Beasley, UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist, has giving us two scenarios to think about.  …
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Getting Ready for Peanut Harvest

I ran the first Peanut Maturity Profiles in Terrell County today on some GA-06Gs and they are around two weeks from digging.  See picture below.   These peanuts were planted on April 27th which makes them 135 days old today.  They will most likely be around 150 days old at optimum…
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Peanut Disease Outlook for September

For much of the Nochaway area, we have received record rainfall for the months of June through August which have caused some delays on timely fungicide applications.    This combined with current weather conditions can make for a ‘September to Remember,’ with disease outbreaks.  Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant…
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Late Season Options for Morningglory Control in Peanuts.

Here are a few tips from UGA Weed Scientist, Dr. Eric Prostko, for late-season control of morninglory: 1) Depending upon the anticipated digging date, 2,4-DB can be used to slow down the spread/growth of annual morningglory.  However, this treatment will not provide any real control or result in complete weed…
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Reduced Nitrogen Fixation in Peanuts from Abundant Rainfall.

Here is an exert from a publication that Dr. Scott Tubbs, UGA Cooperative Extension Cropping Systems Agronomist, has shared with us about reduced nitrogen fixation in peanuts after significant rainfall. It is recommended to check fields that have received abundant amounts of rain recently for nodule activity and active N-fixation.  To…
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Peanut Herbicide Use

After the much needed rain we all received in the past 10 days weeds are starting to appear in our peanut fields. Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, says we need to remember that Cadre is almost always better following an early POST (cracking) application of paraquat (Figure 1).   Growers should only consider…
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How late to plant peanuts?

If you attended one of our Peanut production meetings during the winter, you heard UGA Extension Agronomist Dr. John Beasley encouraging peanut growers to try to plant their peanut crop in the late April to early May timeframe.  Obviously Mother Nature didn’t get the memo and weather conditions did not allow…
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