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Corn Rootworm in GA Peanuts

The first call I received about corn rootworm in peanut a couple weeks ago seemed like one of those interesting oddities that show up in a field or two every year but do not amount to much more than that. Since then I have gotten a couple more calls, and…
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Mid-July Pest Update

There continue to be lesser cornstalk borers (LCB) in Georgia peanut fields, and I do not see any reason that should change over the next few weeks. Interestingly, most of the heavy pressure has not been in the Southwest but in the middle and eastern portions of South GA. I…
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Lesser Cornstalk Borers

I mentioned last week that we were getting some reports of lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) in peanut, and that hot, dry conditions could result in more pressure. Over the last three days I have received a number of calls and emails from agents, growers, and consultants indicating that LCB is…
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Potato Leafhopper

As I walked through my test plots and a few commercial peanut fields this week I noticed that we are starting to see some potato leafhoppers and very early hopper burn. UGA Extension agent Rome Ethredge in Decatur County also mentioned that there was some heavy leafhopper pressure in at…
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Thrips Update

We are still seeing plenty of thrips in our test plots on the UGA Tifton Campus. The progression of the infestation and feeding damage at the Bowen farm is following a predictable pattern. Damage ratings a week ago ranged from 2 to 4.8, and this week ratings ranged from 2.3…
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