Berrien County Crop Circles

Finding the Answers to the Unknown

Peanut Maturity

As the temperatures reach a cooler perspective, peanut maturity also reaches a stopping point. Generally a rule of thumb determining if peanuts have reached their stopping point in maturity terms is when low temperatures reach the high forties for at least 3 consecutive days. In Berrien County, Georgia we have reached that point as…
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Late Leaf Spot on Peanut

Many of us tend to want to skip the “last bravo” on our peanuts, thinking nothing could possibly effect the health and quality of the plant at this point. Think again. Spraying an effective foliar fungicide such as Bravo (chlorothalonil) is very good insurance when it comes to protecting yourself…
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Peanut Maturity

We are getting started full speed with Peanut Maturity Clinics. Schedule set dates will be as following: Monday: Berrien County Ag Center 8-10 am Tuesday: Dixon Farm Supply 9-11 am Wednesday: Lee Farm Supply 8-10 am Thursday: Berrien Peanut 9-11 am Individuals can schedule sessions at any time if needed.*…
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Cutworms Causing Damage in Peanut

Some of the prime pests scouted in peanuts are “worms” or more properly called caterpillars. There are numerous species of caterpillars that cause foliage damage to peanut that we see on a daily basis ranging from velvetbean caterpillar, green cloverworm, rednecked peanut worm, corn earworm, loopers, armyworms, and cutworms. Cutworms…
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Peanut Burrower Bug

Recently I have taken specimens from the field to be confirmed as the peanut burrower bug. Mark Abney (UGA Peanut Entomologist) confirmed these specimens just recently. As all of you know, we have been monitoring the “soil insects” very particularly this year with the outbreak of Lesser Corstalk borer. Potentially…
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Lesser Cornstalk Borer in Peanut

Lesser cornstalk borer is generally not a pressing problem in peanuts but it definitely can be. Recently LCB has been found in one area of the county in a wide range across dryland fields. LCB is adapted to dry climates and can thrive under these conditions where other pest might…
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