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  • Cutworms in Peanut

    Here is the link to the peanut entomology blog about cutworms in peanut for those interested. You can also subscribe to this blog from the website. https://site.extension.uga.edu/peanutent/2019/06/cutworms-in-georgia-peanut-fields/ Feel free to call us if this issue arises as we have not seen or had this issue yet. We will continue to monitor fields as well in…

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  • We are in the 30-45 days after planting range for a lot of peanuts in the county. A lot of people are going to use Cadre + 2,4-DB based off the phone calls. If grass is an issue in your peanut field, it is important to remember to go ahead and do your Cadre+2,4-DB and…

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  • We have had some discussions with Dr. Kemerait (UGA Plant Pathologist) this week on disease updates. In peanuts, white mold is currently of most concern. Early outbreaks of white-mold is based upon very hot temperatures in the recent past and now ample rainfall and soil moisture. Whether banded early season applications of Proline (5.7 fl…

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  • Now is a good time for peanut growers to pull pegging zone soil samples.  This test is to check the calcium levels at a 3-inch depth, where the peanut pegs and pods will be developing.  On our runner varieties, if there is at least 500 lbs/A of soil test calcium AND if the calcium to…

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  • Those interested in scouting these row crops should make plans to attend one of the UGA Scout Schools. Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 10, 2019 in Tifton and June 18, 2019 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These programs offer basic information on insect pest identification and…

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  • Please read below from the UGA Peanut Entomology Blog on Thrips Injury and Acephate Rate in peanut. You can subscribe to this blog for updates here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/peanutent/ Over the years several folks have asked why there is a difference in the recommended rate of acephate for cotton (3 oz/acre) and peanut (6-12 oz/acre). I applied acephate…

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  • CORN – Southern Corn Rust has NOT been found in Georgia this year. We have had a little common rust and a little Northern Corn Leaf Blight confirmed in lower SW Georgia; common rust is not a problem for us.  The corn crop for our earliest planting dates is approaching tassel.  Given no known southern…

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  • We have gotten off to a good start with peanut planting this season.  As peanut plants are emerging and growing, producers should scout and monitor fields for early season insects.  The main ones to be looking for are thrips, tobacco budworm (TBW), and possibly lesser cornstalk borer (LCB). Many of the thrips control decisions are…

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  • Peanut planting time is here.  Here are some important things to consider from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Specialist: • Start clean using a combination of tillage, cover crops, and/or herbicides • Use 2 to 4 residual herbicides in the system, depending upon the need and/or weed • Cracking or early-postemergence applications of paraquat…

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  • As we move into cotton and peanut planting, here is some information to take a look at and to consider.  Palmer Amaranth Control in Georgia Cotton During 2019 is a great resource to use in planning a weed management system for cotton fields this season.  Another resource for peanut growers is the UGA Peanut Production…

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