Bulloch County Ag News

Silverleaf Whiteflies in Cotton

I am sure you have heard about the silverleaf whiteflies (SLWF) showing up in Georgia cotton and other states in the Southeast. Thresholds have been met in some areas in Southwest Georgia and are being treated. Dr. Phillip Roberts reports that whitefly are spreading and are still quite problematic. He estimates that…
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Spider Mite Infestations in Peanuts

The continued hot and dry weather is not ideal for many things, but spider mites love it. I continue to find additional spider mite infestations in more and more of the dryland peanut fields that I visit. The dry corners in pivot fields are also harboring mites. The extended hot and dry…
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Thrips Management for 2015

The information listed below for controlling thrips in peanuts was provided by Dr. Mark Abney. The weather is warming up, and soon peanut seed will be going into the ground. After two seasons of relatively heavy and late thrips pressure in Georgia, it is understandable that growers are asking questions…
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