Tag Archives: Pests

The Cost Of Wild Hogs

Clemson study puts dollar figure on the damage caused by feral hogs. Feral hogs are a $115 million problem for the state’s agriculture, livestock and timber industries in South Carolina, according to a Clemson University study on landowners’ perceived damages from the invasive animals. This is the first time a comprehensive dollar figure has been attached to the ecological and ... Read More »

2016: Spanish-Type Varieties

Georgia-04S: A high-yielding, high-oleic, Spanish-type variety, Georgia-04S was developed at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station. Intended for the same market, Georgia-04S has later maturity and pod and seed size similar to other Spanish-market types. Georgia-04S has shown significantly higher yield, TSMK grade and dollar value return per acre compared to other leading Spanish varieties. OLin: Released from Texas A ... Read More »

2016: Virginia-Type Varieties

Bailey: Released by NCSU, Bailey is a medium to large-seeded and high-yielding Virginia-type peanut. It has produced high yields across multiple years and locations, which is an indication of good tolerance to fluctuations of weather and growth conditions. Bailey has a growth habit intermediate between runner and bunch types, bright pods and tan kernel color. More importantly, it is resistant ... Read More »

2016: Runner-Type Varieties

Florida-07: This medium-to-late runner market-type peanut was released from the University of Florida in 2006. It has shown excellent yield potential with good grades. Seed are larger and, for this reason, gypsum is recommended for additional calcium. It has good-to-excellent resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), some white mold resistance and tolerance to leaf spot. Florida-07 has high-oleic oil ... Read More »

Peanut Variety Guide 2016

Peanut varieties of today have resistance to multiple diseases and can usually yield well even under disease pressure. Because of this resistance, producers are encouraged to plant in April once again in order to make sure the crop is fully mature before cold weather hits. The best variety choice is still one that will achieve a rapid, uniform stand and ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Pesticide Roundup

ET Broadleaf Herbicide A broadleaf herbicide from Nichino America, ET is now approved for postemergence use in peanuts. ET is also registered on various other crops such as soybean, corn and wheat for preplant burndown and postemergence use. ET brings an alternative chemistry for resistance management against ALS and glyphosate-resistant weed species. In a press release, Nichino America states that ... Read More »

A Wedge-Shaped Wonder

This long-named, small insect has risen to the status of key pest. Whether you abbreviate its name as TCAH or 3CAH, the threecornered alfalfa hopper continues to hop squarely on the level of key pest in at least some peanut fields each year. It is often the pest that triggers the first insecticide treatments and management decisions for TCAH are ... Read More »