Velvetbean caterpillars (VBC) have arrived in large numbers in some Georgia peanut fields over the past couple weeks. Peanuts that are 70 to 90 days after planting are likely to […]
The University of Georgia Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (SREC) in Midville, Georgia, will host its annual field day on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. […]
As 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 […]
I wanted to share some photos of an insect we are seeing more in our row crops and even some vegetables. It is called the Garden Flea Hopper and looks […]
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 […]
Tomato spotted wilt virus has become more obvious in parts of the Southeast. White mold also has gained more attention in the Southeast over the last week or so.
After a late start with planting, a calendar won’t be a very good guide when it comes to managing peanuts this year. That’s true pretty much from Texas to the […]
We have a couple of peanut thrips trials that were planted on April 24 on the UGA Bowen Farm in Tifton that are currently experiencing moderate thrips pressure. These trials […]
Drought and drought-related insects continue to degrade dryland peanut yield potential in parts of the lower Southeast. Hotter weather has added to the misery and is further stressing the crop.
Lesser cornstalk borers persist in parts of the lower Southeast that have missed significant rainfall. Further treatments on dryland peanuts seem unlikely in many cases. Yield potential already has taken […]