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Thrips Monitoring 2017: 27 April

Thrips numbers on our traps have remained relatively steady for the last three weeks, though we did see a spike last week in Colquitt County. My first thrips trials are just now emerging from the ground, and I have not heard any reports of thrips control problems on early planted…
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Thrips Monitoring 2017: 30 March- 13 April

Tobacco thrips numbers declined at five of our six trapping locations last week. This does not mean that thrips flights are over or that peanuts are safe from injury. Thrips dispersal is still occurring, and seedling peanuts emerging over the next couple of weeks will be exposed to adult thrips…
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Thrips Management and Monitoring 2017

Peanut planting is about to get real serious in Georgia, and we are once again monitoring tobacco thrips flight activity for the spring planting season. Producers who have already planted or who are planting this week should be watching peanut fields closely for thrips and signs of thrips injury as…
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Thrips Monitoring 2016: May 18-May 24

The damage progression over the last seven days in our UGA thrips trials was not as severe as I expected. On a 0 to 10 damage scale (0= no damage, 10 = dead plant) untreated check plots that were planted on 29 April averaged a 4.8 on 17 May. Damage…
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Thrips Monitoring 2016: 10-18 May

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has been walking through peanut and cotton fields over the last seven days, but tobacco thrips are still on the move. While there is no definitive answer to the question of when should we pull the trigger on a foliar insecticide…
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Thrips Monitoring 2016: 4-10 May

More peanuts are emerging this week, and as expected the phone calls and text messages about thrips have started coming more frequently. Fortunately not  many problems have been reported in fields where recommended soil insecticides were used at planting. I have heard of some severe injury in volunteer peanuts and…
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Thrips Monitoring 2016: 27 April- 4 May

Adult tobacco thrips continued to move over the last week. The first of our thrips trials in peanut should be emerging this week, and we will provide updates on the actual pressure we are seeing. In the mean time, growers are encouraged to keep an eye on fields for thrips…
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Thrips Monitoring 2016: April 19-April 27

Tobacco thrips were present on sticky traps at all locations last week. While the numbers do not seem dramatically high, they are similar to capture rates in previous years during periods of thrips dispersal. Most growers are using some form of at-plant insecticide for thrips control, but if no insecticide…
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Acephate in the Hopper Box for Thrips

As folks look for ways to cut costs in 2016, I have gotten a couple questions regarding the use of acephate (Orthene and others) in the hopper box for thrips control in peanut. I searched the GA Department of Agriculture’s “Plant Industry Division Pesticide Product Registrations” web site as well…
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