More Spotted Wilt Showing Up in Florida Peanuts this Year

More Spotted Wilt Showing Up in Florida Peanuts this Year

  So far in June 2022, I’m noticing more spotted wilt in the Suwannee Valley and Gainesville areas than usual.  I’ve found it in early planted peanuts in the Panhandle of Florida too, but that’s more typical.  What’s rare is finding spotted wilt at similar levels...
Georgia Grain News 6-24-22- Corn Status & Stages

Georgia Grain News 6-24-22- Corn Status & Stages

Rome Ethredge, UGA Interim Grains and Soybean Agronomist This time of year, and with this heat, corn is moving rapidly towards maturity. The photo below shows a field of corn planted March 1st that is Denting and at Quarter Milkline, it has accumulated 2500 growing...
UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day – August 11

UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day – August 11

  The annual UF Peanut Field Day will be held at the Marianna North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) on Thursday, August 11, 2022, starting with registration at 7:45 AM (CST) and ending with a sponsored lunch onsite. CEU sign-in will be available...
Fire Ant Damage in Hemp: Identification and Control

Fire Ant Damage in Hemp: Identification and Control

Hemp is relatively new crop for Florida. Information for hemp production such as suitable varieties, best management practices, insect and pest management, weed control, and invasion risk in natural areas are just beginning to be established through research. The...
Georgia Grain News 6-17-22- Stink Bugs & Heat Stress

Georgia Grain News 6-17-22- Stink Bugs & Heat Stress

Rome Ethredge, UGA Interim Grains and Soybean Agronomist   Corn It is important to keep Southern Rust in check as we’re seeing it reported in more counties and earlier than ever and this heat drives it on. Lots of stink bug reports. When they attack very early we...
Time to Scout Peanuts for Lesser Cornstalk Borer

Time to Scout Peanuts for Lesser Cornstalk Borer

Dr. Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist. If interested in signing up to receive updates from his blog, subscribe here. Regardless of whatever else has to be done on the farm in South Georgia over the next fourteen days, one thing that needs to happen is scouting...