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White Sugar Cane Aphid Help

TRANSFORM WG INSECTICIDE SECTION 18 EMERGENCY USE EXCEPTION FOR SORGHUM HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR THE STATE OF GEORGIA David Buntin, UGA Grain Crop Entomologist A Section 18 Emergency Use Exception for Transform WG insecticide on sorghum has been approved for the state of Georgia as of September, 11, 2014. Transform…
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Dryland Peanut Considerations

Our Peanut crop has suffered from several different challenges this year during the growing season.  The dryland crop specifically has had increased insect pressures and drought conditions to overcome. As we are getting ready for harvest season, peanut growers need to consider a couple of things in the coming days….
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Are peanuts ready to dig?

I recently ran the first peanut maturity profiles of the year and the peanuts seem to be maturing as expected.  Below is a picture of one of the maturity profiles:   The peanuts on this profile were planted on May 8th and were 113 days old as of this picture. …
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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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2013 Georgia Peanut Achievment Club Winners

Last month I had the honor to attend the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City Beach, FL where Calhoun County had to winners in the 2013 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club. This club represents the highest yielding peanut growers in the state in there districts. Al Sudderth and Jimmy Webb…
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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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Stored Grain Protectant Update

Corn harvest is well underway and some growers may be considering storing some of this crop on the farm.  Here is an update from UGA Entomologist Dr. Michael Toews, on stored grain protectants: Grain protectants, insecticides labeled for application to raw grain, are intended to prevent stored grain insect infestations as…
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Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Enrollment Begins this week

Cotton Growers this year may be eligible to enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).  This program was designed to assist growers in transitioning from the 2008 Farm Bill cotton programs into the 2014 Farm Bill cotton programs. Below is a news release from USDA-FSA regarding the enrollment into this program: WASHINGTON, Aug. 7,…
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Target Spot Q&A’s

Target spot has been a little later this year than it was last year but we are beginning to find the disease in area cotton fields.  Here is a picture of a target spot lesion on a cotton leaf: Here are some common questions that I have been receiving regarding Target…
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