Mitchell County Ag News

Sugarcane Aphid Program for Grain Sorghum

This fact sheet was put together by Andrew Sawyer, Thomas Co Extension Agent, and Dr. David Butin, Extension Entomologist; Grain Sorghum Varieties with Resistance/Tolerance to Sugarcane Infestation The varieties below were researched by UGA Extension Entomologist Dr. David Buntin and researchers from LSU or Texas for tolerance/resistance to sugarcane aphids….
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Peanut Thrips Management 2016

Via Dr Mark Abney, Extension Peanut Entomologist; Peanut seed are going in the ground in Georgia, and that means thrips and thrips management questions are coming. The following is an updated version of the thrips management summary for 2016. This list is not all inclusive, but it provides information about…
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EPA Orders Cancellation of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor (Transform)

I just received this from the Grady County Agent, Brian Hayes;

Below is the latest on EPA’s order to cancel Dow’s Transform

By Angus Catchot, Mississippi State Extension Entomologist, Jeff Gore, Research and Mississippi State Extension Entomologist and Don Cook, Mississippi State Research Entomologist November 13, 2015

– See more at: http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2015/11/13/epa-orders-cancellation-of-dows-sulfoxaflor-transform/#sthash.e1FP2zGQ.X5cGBhld.dpuf

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Peanut Insect Update

  Here are some common insect questions this season answered by Dr. Mark Abney: Q1. Lesser Cornstalk Borer (LCB) took me to the cleaners last year. What do I spray this year, what rate and how often? Do you have any LCB now? If not, do not treat. 2014 was…
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Lesser Cornstalk Borer on Peanut

Here is an update from Mark Abney, Extension Peanut Entomologist; “Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is one of the most damaging and difficult to control pests in peanut. This insect is very fresh on the minds of many growers after a season of widespread heavy infestations in 2014. LCB is a…
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