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  • 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 to over 240 per trap…

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  • 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 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 be aware that a large…

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  • 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 peanut growers with real time…

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