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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 Production Meeting Schedule for Calhoun County

Below are the 2015 scheduled Production Meetings for Calhoun County.   Weed January 20, 2015              6:00 pm               Stanley Culpepper The McLendon Barn RSVP by Friday, January 16th   Peanut February 12, 2015            6:00 pm              Scott Monfort The McLendon Barn RSVP by Tuesday, February 10th   Cotton February 23, 2015            6:00…
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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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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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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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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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