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Latest from the UGA Peanut Entomology Blog
Garden Fleahopper Posted Aug 28, 2017 by

It has been a while since anyone asked me about garden fleahopper in peanut, but this is the time of year when they begin to get noticed. After a couple years with more fleahoppers than “normal”, populations in Georgia peanut fields in 2016 were typically low or nonexistent. We are...

Scouting Peanuts for Caterpillars Posted Aug 11, 2017 by

Velvetbean caterpillar (VBC) numbers are on the rise across south Georgia, and this is a good time to remind growers who may not have a professional crop consultant or scout that they need to check their fields for insect pests. Velvetbean caterpillar populations should be relatively easy to manage, but...

Hopper Burn Posted Aug 7, 2017 by

I haveĀ  received some nice pictures of “hopper burn” on peanuts over the last week. The insect responsible for this damage is the potato leaf hopper (PLH). It is a tiny, bright yellow-green insect that feeds on the mid-vein of the leaf causing the characteristic “v” shaped yellowing at the...

Peanut News
Fungicide Resistance

UGA researchers work to identify azole-resistant fungicide on the farm.

Published 10/31/2017
Agricultural Awareness Day

Hands-on demonstrations and educational opportunities provide local elementary school students with modern agricultural knowledge.

Published 10/20/2017

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