Tag Archives: Insect Management

Virginia Crop: A Mixed Bag

  Be sure moisture can’t get back into stored peanuts and create conditions for mold growth. Editor’s Note: Splits and sprouting are two words no producer wants to hear in relation to a peanut crop. But according to Maria Balota, associate professor of crop physiology from the Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, 2015 was a most unusual year in Virginia. Her ... Read More »

Consider Scouting Your Peanuts In 2016

By Mark Abney, University of Georgia Extension Entomologist Insect and mite pressure in peanut can vary dramatically from year to year and even from field to field within a year. Each growing season brings with it new challenges; growers in the Southeast will not soon forget the lesser cornstalk borer and two spotted spider mite outbreaks that accompanied hot, dry ... Read More »

What’s Under That Canopy?

More scouting of fields is needed for effective insect management. By Amanda Huber With insect management in peanuts, there are a lot of “if, then” contingencies. If it is hot and dry, then expect to see more lesser cornstalk borer. If you use a pyrethroid in a field where two-spotted spider mite is present, then it usually makes the spider ... Read More »

Spraying By The Numbers

Use information on pesticide labels to rotate herbicide ‘families.’ Herbicides are grouped according to family, such as triazines, and by the target site of action or mechanism of action, such as acetolactate synthase or ALS inhibitors. Herbicides within a family have similar chemical structures and, typically, the same site or mechanism of action (MOA). Knowing the chemical family and MOA ... Read More »

New Pest Protection Tools

Consider resistance-management options with these pesticide products. Pesticide options for 2015 include a new fungicide offering from Syngenta and an insecticide/nematicide combination product from Bayer CropScience. Included in this article is information about these new products and a few others that you may encounter for the first time this year. Additionally, a new class of chemistry has moved to the ... Read More »

New Products

Velum Total Registered For Insect/Nematode Control Bayer CropScience has received registration for their newest insecticide/nematicide for the 2015 cotton and peanut season in the Southeast. Velum Total insecticide/nematicide will deliver wide-spectrum, long-lasting control of nematodes and early season insects for better return-on-investment. Velum Total is a unique blend of active ingredients that works together to combat nematodes and stop insect ... Read More »

Sustainable Production Practices

Employ those strategies that take a long-term view of the farm. Sustainability means different things to different people. It can also be different depending on what aspect of production agriculture you are talking about. At the last Southern Peanut Growers Conference, following their theme of sustainability, Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia Extension plant pathologist, gave a presentation on sustainable disease ... Read More »

Protect Your Yield

Be ready as conditions in 2014 may favor the return of foliage feeders. As the saying goes, the only certainties in life are death and taxes. However, you can probably add to that at least some level of pressure from worms in your peanut field at some point during the season. Will the hungry Lepidopterans, armyworms, bollworms/earworms, budworms, cutworms and ... Read More »

Nematode Management Tips

Peanut root-knot nematodes are frequently under-managed either because the symptoms are not recognized or because growers are reluctant to take the steps needed to ensure adequate control. The following are steps producers can take to reduce root-knot nematode damage in peanut fields. Rotate with a crop such as cotton, which is not a host for peanut root-knot nematode. This is ... Read More »