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Check Peanuts for Thrips: Thrips Monitoring 2018: 17 May Posted by on May 21, 2018

Thrips numbers on our traps increased significantly last week. Counts were as high as I have seen in Georgia in four years.  Growers need to be checking their fields for thrips injury especially if no insecticide was used at plant or if a neonicotinoid insecticide was used in-furrow. Thrips injury...

Thrips Monitoring 2018: 4 May Posted by on May 4, 2018

Tobacco thrips captures remained steady for two weeks and then declined over the last seven days. Whether this represents the end of the spring thrips flight remains to be seen, but it certainly is not bad news for peanut growers. As we pass mid-May thirps typically become less of a...

Thrips Monitoring 2018: 18 April Posted by on Apr 25, 2018

Peanuts are being planted, and tobacco thrips are moving in Georgia. Trap captures increased significantly at four of our six monitoring locations last week. This means that peanuts emerging over the next couple of weeks will be at relatively high risk for infestation. Using an at-plant insecticide with proven efficacy...


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50th American Peanut Research and Education Society Annual Meeting Williamsburg, VA at Doubletree Hotel 07/10/2018 - 07/12/2018
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Southern Peanut Growers Conference 07/19/2018 - 07/22/2018
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Sunbelt Expo Field Day Moultrie, GA at Spence Field 07/24/2018

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