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Posted on Aug 18, 2021
EPA is Revoking all Chlorpyrifos Tolerances for all Commodities
The following is an except from a news release from EPA on 18 August 2021. The revocation of the tolerances for all commodities will be effective 6 months after the publication of the final rule in the Federal Register. “WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will...UGA Peanut Entomology
Posted on Aug 9, 2021
Scouting for Rootworm in Peanut
There are two species of rootworm in Georgia peanut fields, the southern corn rootworm and the banded cucumber beetle. The immature or larval stage of both species feed on developing peanut pods and require moist soil conditions for survival. Rootworm infestations are typically found in fields with center pivot irrigation...UGA Peanut Entomology
Posted on Jul 15, 2021
Mid-July Insect Update
Continued rainfall in Georgia is mostly good news for peanut growers from an insect management point of view (disease management is a different story, but Dr. Kemerait can tell that one). The most damaging pest of peanut in Georgia is the lesser cornstalk borer (LCB), and while it does not...