Skip to Content

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Thrips Management 2016

Peanut seed are going in the ground in Georgia, and that means thrips and thrips management questions are coming. The following is an updated version of the thrips management summary for 2016. This list is not all inclusive, but it provides information about some of the more popular management practices.
Read More

Garden Fleahopper Pictures

Last week I wrote a short paragraph about garden fleahopper. The phone rang a few more times this week with folks telling me about seeing high numbers of this insect in peanut. I went to one of our research trials Wednesday and took some pictures of the insect and the…
Read More

Mid July update

As I ride around South Georgia visiting research plots, I am seeing areas that have had good rainfall recently and some areas that are quickly getting dry. Insect pressure is variable around the state right now. We are getting some reports of potato leaf hopper and foliage feeding caterpillars. I…
Read More

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…
Read More

Posted in LCB.