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Peanut Update

There has been a lot of harvesting of peanuts in Worth County this week. With this, we have been checking a lot of peanut maturity samples. Even with the heat speeding up cotton maturity, peanuts appear to be on schedule as normal. There are some dryland fields and different situations…
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Scouting Caterpillars in Peanuts

We have checked a few peanut fields in recent weeks for caterpillars. Some fields have met the treatment threshold, while others have not. The following update and video from Dr. Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist, has valuable information for peanut growers even now, as harvest is very near for some…
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Updated Information on Silverleaf Whitefly

There is updated information on silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) for cotton growers. The latest information on SLWF can be found in the following publications from our UGA Cotton Team. Click to see Sampling and Managing Whiteflies in Georgia Cotton – this publication describes the SLWF biology, damage, sampling, risk management, and…
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Peanut Insect Update

As we move into June, peanut growers should be checking fields for insects. In general, thrips pressure should be less at this time. Following is an update from Dr. Mark Abney about the insect situation. “I got reports of tobacco budworm and lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) infestations in peanut this…
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Armyworms in Temporary Winter Grazing

There has been some calls on checking some wheat, rye, and oats cover crop/grazing where bare spots in the field have been noticed. Several fields of cover crop/grazing have been checked this week and we have seen a high population of armyworms (fall, yellowstriped, beet, southern) feeding extensively in the…
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Fire Ants in Citrus

Fire ants have been problematic this summer in newly planted satsuma trees. This was a problem new to us; as we are learning a lot about citrus from our first-time growers and we wanted to share some info on how they can damage trees, and provide some solutions. Here is…
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