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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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Lesser Cornstalk Borer

Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is one of the most damaging and difficult to control pests in peanut. This insect is very fresh on the minds of many growers after a season of widespread heavy infestations in 2014. LCB is a sporadic pest in much of GA, and while outbreak populations…
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Quick Update

We are approaching mid-August, and the insects and mites are staying with us. The two that concern me most continue to be lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) and two spotted spider mite. I have seen several spots in recent days where LCB populations are high enough to kill peanut plants. The…
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