Georgia Peanuts: Lesser Cornstalk Borer Infestations on the Rise Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
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 […]

Georgia Peanuts: Early Season Scouting Tips for Lesser Cornstalk Borer – Video Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
Lesser cornstalk borer is the most economically important insect pest of peanut in Georgia. In this short video, UGA Peanut Entomologist Mark Abney provides some scouting tips that can help […]

Georgia Peanuts: Lesser Cornstalk Borers Present, Scout Fields Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
I got reports of tobacco budworm and lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) infestations in peanut this week. Neither of these is unexpected, but they are good reminders that we need to […]

Georgia Peanuts: Avoid Flaring Spider Mites When Treating for Caterpillars Aug 26, 2019

🕔Aug 26, 2019
It came as no surprise on Monday morning when the phone starting ringing with questions about foliage feeding caterpillars, lesser cornstalk borers and two spotted spider mites in peanut fields. […]

Georgia Peanuts: Scout Fields for Lesser Cornstalk Borers, Spider Mites Jul 19, 2019

🕔Jul 19, 2019
As I drive across the state I see areas that have obviously received decent rainfall over the past month. On the other hand, there has been no measurable rain at […]

Georgia Peanuts: Ideal Conditions for Lesser Cornstalk Borer Jun 7, 2019

🕔Jun 7, 2019
Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is the most destructive insect pest of peanut in the Southeast, and it thrives in hot, dry conditions. It doesn’t get a whole lot hotter or […]

Alabama Peanuts: Insects Slowly Building, Keep Scouting Jul 20, 2018

🕔Jul 20, 2018
Rains have continued for the most part in Alabama with almost none of the key peanut production areas marked as drought on the US Drought Monitor website. This is good […]

Florida Peanuts: Lesser Cornstalk Borers – 8 Management Questions Jun 25, 2018

🕔Jun 25, 2018
Earlier this week, lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) damage was observed in Suwanee, Columbia, and Marion counties in Florida. In all cases, the peanut vines had not lapped, and the only […]

Georgia Peanuts: Scout for Lesser Cornstalk Borer, Southern Corn Rootworm Jun 19, 2018

🕔Jun 19, 2018
In spite of the consistent rainfall that much of Georgia’s peanut growing region received from mid-May through early June, I have received several reports of fields at threshold for lesser […]

Alabama Peanuts: Weather and Insects – Major Shifts in Pest Activity, Abundance Sep 5, 2017

🕔Sep 5, 2017
This report is based on continuous insect monitoring information (May to August) using sticky wing pheromone traps. In this article we have also compared insect counts from 2016 (a drought […]

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