Sawyer on Crops: Peanuts – Managing Burrower Bugs – Podcast

🕔Mar 29, 2019As peanut growers are getting ready to plant, they’re seeing burrower bugs in fields. In this week’s South Georgia Pine podcast, Extension County Agent Andrew Sawyer discusses what farmers can […]

Georgia Peanuts: Harvest Injury from Burrower Bugs, Rootworms

🕔Oct 9, 2018Very few things are as frustrating as delivering 5000+ pound per acre peanuts to the buying point and having them grade “Seg 2” because of insect injury, and when it […]

Georgia Peanuts: Don’t Be Alarmed by White-Lined Burrower Bug

🕔Apr 17, 2018Everyone in the peanut industry in Georgia knows that burrower bugs are bad. That is why I get several calls each spring from folks who have found burrower bugs in […]

Georgia Peanuts: Researcher Aims at Improving Management of Burrower Bugs

🕔Jul 19, 2017Through part of a $12.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney is studying the biology of the burrower bug […]

Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Pressure Continues to Rise

🕔Aug 18, 2015The current weather pattern (intense precipitation followed by hot dry days) is ideal for caterpillars. Caterpillar pressure continues to rise in peanuts – the average numbers have increased from 0.3 […]

Alabama Peanuts: Moth Traps on Rise, Keep Watch for Caterpillars

🕔Aug 3, 2015We have detected a sudden increase in the activity of corn earworm (see map below), fall armyworm, and soybean looper moths in central and southeastern parts of Alabama. Although we have […]

Georgia Peanuts: 10 Common Insect Questions Answered

🕔Jul 15, 2015Q1. Lesser Cornstalk Borer (LCB) took me to the cleaners last year. What do I spray this year, what rate and how often? Do you have any LCB now? If […]

Georgia Peanuts: Heavy Burrower Bug Damage and Seg 2 Nuts

🕔Oct 28, 2014We made it through the first couple weeks of the 2014 peanut harvest without hearing too much about burrower bugs, and I thought hopefully our prediction of heavier burrower bug […]

South Carolina: Burrower Bugs in Soybeans, Spider Mites in Cotton

🕔Jun 20, 2014Soybeans Chris Talley, county agent covering Anderson County, observed many burrower bugs in soybeans in his part of the state. He described the ground as covered and crawling with the […]

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