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Thrips Monitoring: May 29-4 June

It is not hard to find tobacco thrips in peanuts right now. We have seen adult thrips in the crop for a couple weeks, and immature stages are present now as well. Adult numbers on the yellow sticky traps
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Thrips Monitoring: May 22-28

Thrips have been moving over the last week, and trap numbers did reflect the increased activity. In terms of actual thrips pressure in peanut, we are seeing a lot of variation from field to field in our research trials.
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Thrips Monitoring: May 15-21

The tobacco thrips dispersal model predicted a fourth generation flight beginning around 18 May for the Tift County area, and it looks like that might be pretty close.¬† While the number of tobacco thrips on our yellow sticky traps remained low over the last seven days, we are seeing adults…
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Thrips Monitoring: May 8-14

This week’s tobacco thrips numbers are up slightly compared to last week. The NC State thrips dispersal model predicts that the fourth generation of tobacco thrips will occur around 18 May in Tift County. The numbers of “other” thrips are up on the traps and range from less than 10…
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Thrips Monitoring: April 30 – May 7

Tobacco thrips numbers dropped this week compared to the previous week. With peanut planting going into high gear, we will be seeing a lot of fields with seedling plants in the near future. Growers are reminded to keep an eye on thrips populations in their fields.
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Thrips Monitoring: April 23-30

Thrips captures on yellow sticky traps remain relatively low, though numbers are up from previous weeks. Based on a thrips dispersal prediction¬† model developed at NC State University, these adults are probably from the third generation. Spring 2014 weather is looking a lot like last year, and we need to…
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2014 Thrips Population Monitoring

The Peanut Entomology Program at UGA is currently monitoring thrips dispersal activity at six locations in south Georgia. Traps are located in Tift, Worth, Mitchell, Decatur, Brooks, and Colquitt Counties; there are four traps at each county location. The purpose of this monitoring activity is to provide County Agents and…
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