Annual Midville Row Crop Field Day—Set for August 12th —Virtually
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Hot and dry weather can bring on a myriad of issues for peanut farmers. Right now we are seeing lesser cornstalk borer infestations and they are on the rise. Growers should be scouting for moths, silk tubes at the soil line and caterpillars in their peanut fields.
Annual Beekeeping Institute Coming Up May 22-25 at Young Harris College – If you have bees or are looking to get into it this is a great training opportunity for you.
Before you know it cotton planting will be upon us. The earlier you plant the higher the risk for issues with thrips.
This week I have seen an increase in the number of stink bugs present in our cotton fields. We are also seeing numerous corn ear worm moths. Those moths are busy laying eggs. Make sure you are aware of how these pests affect your fields and treat accordingly.
This update contains tips on managing late planted cotton and soybeans. It also includes an update on peanuts and corn. This growing season has been a challenge thus far if there is anything UGA Extension can assist with give us a call.
GACAA The 2017 Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents (GACAA) annual meeting and professional improvement conference was held in Columbus at the beginning of the month. I competed in the applied research poster competition with research conducted with the Laurens County Agent, Raymond Joyce. We won our competition for our…
Over the last 3 weeks I have looked at fields in various stages of Silverleaf Whitefly infestation. I have met on-farm with many of you and hope that you have received the message that your cotton fields need to be monitored for whiteflies and that your pest control measures should be well thought out.
In a previous post I reviewed the steps to take when scouting for silverleaf whitefly. I would like to take a few minutes to review insecticide options and their activity; in doing so I will also touch on some insecticides for stink bugs as well.
It has been quite an unusual year. We have had good rainfall and few pest and disease issues thus far this growing season. But now we are beginning to encounter a pest that we do not normally pay any attention to in our area of the state. Whiteflies!