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
It is recommended that the average daily soil temperature remain above 68 degrees for 3 consecutive days and without cold temperatures in the forecast for the next week before making the decision to start planting peanut.
Georgia peanut farmers who plant a crop in mid-to-late April should make a decision on a second crop within two to four weeks of planting their initial crop. University of Georgia researcher and systems peanut agronomist Scott Tubbs helps farmers
If you have spent any time in pecan orchards in Georgia over the last couple of weeks you have noticed budbreak progressing on most varieties with one particularly notable exception. At this point Stuart is further behind most other major
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 9, 2017. County Comments Heather Kolich, Forsyth County Severe storms on Monday and Wednesday were followed by a cold front that dropped temperatures back to the 30s and 40s. Apple trees
Thrips are the most consistent insect pest of cotton in Georgia and the southeast. Near 100 percent of the cotton planted in Georgia will be infested by thrips each year. Preventive insecticides applied as a seed treatment and/or infurrow application at planting
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.