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Posted on Jul 27, 2020
Managing Peanut Burrower Bug
We routinely get questions in mid summer about how to manage peanut burrower bug. The things that have been proven to reduce burrower bug injury are deep tillage and the use of granular chlorpyrifos. It is obviously too late to do anything about tillage choices, but growers who are concerned...UGA Peanut Entomology
Posted on Jul 20, 2020
A Critical Time for Insect Management in Peanut
Now is a critical time for insect management in Georgia peanuts. Hot, dry weather is here, and the decisions we make over the next few weeks are going to be very important in determining how much impact insect pests will have on this year’s crop. Lesser cornstalk borers (LCB) have...UGA Peanut Entomology
Posted on Jun 23, 2020
Lesser Cornstalk Borer Infestations on the Rise
The last two days have brought calls and texts from consultants and county agents finding lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) in Georgia peanut fields. The infestations are not limited to one area of the state, and populations have reached treatable levels in many locations. Scouts should be looking closely for moths,...