Peanut comparison of healthy peanuts vs. peanuts infected with white mold disease in 2017. CAES News
Peanut Crop
Plant diseases, like leaf spot and white mold, are forcing Georgia peanut farmers to consider moving their harvest times up a few days, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort.
Georgia is the No. 1 producer of peanuts in the U.S. and Georgia growers grow 50 percent of the nation's total production. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney says peanuts are one of the most sustainable crops. CAES News
Georgia Peanuts
National Peanut Day is September 13. Although Georgia is known as the "Peach State," it is also the No. 1 producer of peanuts in the U.S. Last year, American farmers produced almost 2 million tons of peanuts. The U.S. is ranked third in worldwide peanut production, behind China and India.
Pest control operators across the state and the Southeast attend a variety of workshops offered throughout the year by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. A major component of these classes is insect identification. CAES News
Pest-free Schools
The school year has begun, and with it, schools are experiencing an influx of dirt, germs and pests. On Aug. 23, the University of Georgia Structural Pest Management Program (SPM) hosted a School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Workshop intended to help pest control operators that manage schools in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Field days, like this one, “serve as a direct conduit between growers, agents and scientists,” says Mark McCann, assistant dean for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Field days also allow UGA specialists to share their research and farmers to gain knowledge, all with the benefit of improving Georgia agriculture. CAES News
Field Day
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) specialists and UGA Cooperative Extension agents hosted a Row Crop Field Day on Aug. 15, 2018, at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia. The field day highlighted the facility’s research on Georgia row crops such as cotton, peanuts, corn and soybeans.
Turkestan cockroach, Blatta lateralis, a cockroach species from Turkey has been recorded for the first time in Georgia, according to University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences entomologist Dan Suiter. Photo by Lisa Ames, UGA Cooperative Extension. CAES News
New Roach
A new cockroach species from Turkey has been recorded for the first time in Georgia, according to University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences entomologist Dan Suiter.
The Asian longhorned tick, an invasive tick species recently identified in several Eastern U.S. states, has been documented as far south as North Carolina. CAES News
Tick Smart
Georgia is already home to 22 species of ticks, but there may be another tiny bloodsucker hiding in the woods on your next hike.