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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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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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Scout and Use Thresholds for Cotton Insects

Here is a very timely article from the August edition of UGA Cotton Team Newsletter by Dr. Phillip Roberts. Scout and Use Thresholds (Roberts) “Producers in Georgia have the opportunity to fully utilize an integrated approach to pest management (IPM) utilizing a variety of control tactics rather than relying solely…
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Peanut Insect Update

Peanuts are growing well in Worth County, but many fields are showing heat and drought stress.  Many parts of the county received some rain yesterday, and hopefully there will be more in the near future.  As we face hot temperatures and dry conditions, growers need to be scouting in peanut…
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Spider Mites in Cotton

We have been seeing a lot more spider mite activity pickup in cotton due to the hot and dry weather we have been getting. This is something to pay attention too, even in dry corners and areas the pivot does not reach. If spider mites are present, and stink bug…
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Peanut Insect Update

We have been dry for quite some time and this is a reminder to monitor/scout for lesser cornstalk borer. They thrive in hot and dry conditions and now is time to treat if they are present due to peanuts producing pegs and pods is a critical time. Be weary to…
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