Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. County Comments Gary R. Peiffer, DeKalb County Pastures were slow to recover from the cool spell in March, but are starting to fill out nicely now. Jeff Cook, Peach
UGA Extension Horticulturalist Dr. Lenny Wells says trees in the first few years need to be sprayed but not on a detailed spray program. Once the trees approach production age, we need to add a few more sprays throughout the
Peanut growers can use a number of different products at planting time for the management of diseases and nematodes. Decisions as too what product to use over another, or to use a product at all, can be very confusing.
The short-term and long-term outlooks show that temperatures in Georgia are likely to continue to be above normal. A few passing fronts may drop some showers but no big rain events are currently expected in the short-term.
We’ve dodged ambrosia beetles for the most part, but lots of growers with young trees are seeing budmoth damage now. This pest is common in orchards but doesn’t do enough damage in larger trees to be noticeable. Small trees, especially
With thrips activity at a high level, peanut farmers are advised to closely monitor their peanut seedlings as planting season gets underway, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney. “No matter what thrips management tactic is
Tobacco thrips numbers declined at five of our six trapping locations last week. This does not mean that thrips flights are over or that peanuts are safe from injury. Thrips dispersal is still occurring, and seedling peanuts emerging over the
Physiologist Cristiane Pilon is the newest member of the University of Georgia Peanut Team. Her expertise in the physiological processes of the peanut plant and management of the plant’s stress levels will equip Georgia farmers with tools to produce an
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 2017. County Comments Paul Pugliese, Bartow County Corn and soybean producers were starting to plant with soil temperatures in the mid 60s and rising. Dry weather during the past week
Peanut planting is about to get real serious in Georgia, and we are once again monitoring tobacco thrips flight activity for the spring planting season. Producers who have already planted or who are planting this week should be watching peanut
The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower.