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Posted on Oct 9, 2018
Insect Damage at Harvest
Very few things are as frustrating as delivering 5000+ pound per acre peanuts to the buying point and having them grade “Seg 2” because of insect injury, and when it happens there are usually a lot of questions. What caused it? Why did it happen? When did it happen? Could...UGA Peanut Entomology
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...