Featured StoryUGA Extension peanut agronomist advises dryland farmers to begin digging crops
Georgia’s recent hot, dry weather has dryland peanut farmers making tough decisions about when to dig their crops, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist.
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Posted on Aug 23, 2019
A “Mitey” Wormy Week in Peanuts
It came as no surprise on Monday morning when the phone starting ringing with questions about foliage feeding caterpillars, lesser cornstalk borers and two spotted spider mites in peanut fields. Most of the foliage feeding caterpillars we are seeing now are velvetbean caterpillars (VBC). This species is generally easy to...UGA Peanut Entomology
Posted on Aug 9, 2019
Caterpillars in August Peanuts
Velvetbean caterpillars (VBC) have arrived in large numbers in some Georgia peanut fields over the past couple weeks. Peanuts that are 70 to 90 days after planting are likely to be at greatest risk for yield loss from defoliation; the risk is even greater in fields that are drought stressed....UGA Peanut Entomology
Posted on Jul 18, 2019
Lesser Cornstalk Borer and Spider Mite Update
As I drive across the state I see areas that have obviously received decent rainfall over the past month. On the other hand, there has been no measurable rain at my house in four weeks, and I am not the only one. It is DRY, and it is no secret...