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Latest from the UGA Peanut Entomology Blog
It has been quiet; don’t fall asleep! Posted by on Jul 18, 2018

Insect pressure in Georgia’s 2018 peanut crop has been as low as I have seen since 2013. Several calls have come in over the last two weeks with folks asking what they are missing because it all just seems a little too quiet in the peanut patch. As we move...

Mid-June Insect Update Posted by on Jun 18, 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 cornstalk borer (LCB). This insect does not generally thrive under conditions of high soil moisture, but this is a good...

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...


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