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Posted on Aug 2, 2018
Conditions are Favorable for Southern Corn Rootworm
Conditions continue to be favorable for southern corn rootworm (SCR) development across much of Georgia’s 2018 peanut acreage. SCR is a pest that requires moist soil conditions, and we typically see rootworm infestations in fields with heavy soils and center pivot irrigation. The abundant rainfall in many areas this year...UGA Peanut Entomology
Posted on Jul 27, 2018
27 July Peanut Insect Update: Potato leaf hoppers etc.
Insect activity is beginning to pick up in some of our Georgia peanut fields, and now is a really good time for growers who may not have a consultant or scout to get out and walk the crop. I have seen a mixed bag of caterpillars in my research plots...UGA Peanut Entomology
Posted on Jul 18, 2018
It has been quiet; don’t fall asleep!
Insect pressure in Georgia’s 2018 peanut crop has been as low as I have seen since 2013. Several calls have come in over the last two weeks with folks asking what they are missing because it all just seems a little too quiet in the peanut patch. As we move...