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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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It’s White Mold time !!!

With the temperatures that we have been having recently and the increased chances for rainfall that we have over the next week, growers should start thinking about the structure and timing of their peanut white mold program.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Peanut Pathologist Bob Kemerait on white mold…
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“Cracking” Peanut Herbicide Recommendations

Many of the peanuts that have been planted so far are just beginning to “crack” or emerge through the soil surface.  Some special considerations need to be taken to avoid causing injury when applying herbicides to peanuts at this critical time of crop growth and development. Here are some of UGA…
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Weather Considerations for Peanut Planting and Disease Management

  Growers in Southwest Georgia are faced with an unusually cool planting season this year.  This will mean delayed planting and favorable conditions for seedling diseases. Dr. John Beasley, Peanut Agronomist with UGA Cooperative Extension, recommends planting by mid-May this year to maximize yields.  In a typical year he would rather…
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Potential Disease Pressure from Recent Weather Patterns

Today we received an update from Dr. Bob Kemerait about possible disease pressure with the recent weather.  Dr. Kemerait, UGA Cooperative Extension plant pathologist, works with corn, cotton, peanuts, soybeans, and a variety of other crops.  I am including his comments below for your consideration.   “Greetings-   Much of…
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Peanut Planting Dates

With the warming temperatures the last few days, I know there a some people itching to plant a few peanuts. But lets not jump the gun and wait for temperatures to warm up a little bit more. Although we expressed the need for earlier planting dates to maximize yields in…
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