Georgia Peanuts: Thrips Injury, TSWV, and the Threat of Lesser Cornstalk Borer Jun 1, 2022

    🕔Jun 1, 2022
    The value of at-plant insecticides for thrips management was readily apparent in UGA trials this week in Tifton. While untreated peanuts were getting hammered (picture on the left below), all […]

    Georgia Peanuts: Thrips, TSWV Management – This Is Your One Chance, Don’t Mess Up. Apr 28, 2022

    🕔Apr 28, 2022
    I will make this post as straight forward as I can. UGA research shows that for every 1% Tomato spotted wilt Virus (TSWV) incidence in GA-06G at the end of the season, […]

    Alabama Peanuts: Planning Considerations for 2022 Mar 24, 2022

    🕔Mar 24, 2022
    A few thoughts as planting season draws closer. Experience teaches us things that we don’t seem to forget especially when they come at a cost. Last planting season we had a late, […]

    Alabama Peanuts: What to Know About Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Aug 20, 2021

    🕔Aug 20, 2021
    Tomato spotted wilt (TSW), caused by tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV; Family Bunyaviridae; Genus Tospovirus), is an important disease of field, vegetable, and ornamental crops grown in temperate and subtropical regions worldwide. TSWV has […]

    Georgia Peanuts: Thrips and Tomato Spotted wilt Virus Control Jul 15, 2020

    🕔Jul 15, 2020
    Come August, the state’s peanut growers will either be reaping the payoff of their spring efforts to control for tomato spotted wilt virus, or they will be planning ways to […]

    Georgia Peanuts: Early Season Thrips Management Apr 15, 2020

    🕔Apr 15, 2020
    Getting ready to plant peanuts should also mean getting ready to manage thrips and Tomato Spotted Wilt (TSWV). Three of the most important and easy to adjust thrips/TSWV management tactics […]

    Florida Peanuts: Don’t Be Surprised by Spotted Wilt Virus Apr 6, 2020

    🕔Apr 6, 2020
    We have all been surprised and stunned by the rapid spread of the coronavirus all around the world and even into our own neighborhoods.  Like many of you, I pray […]

    Georgia Peanuts: Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus a Significant Problem in 2019 Oct 21, 2019

    🕔Oct 21, 2019
    University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait cautions Georgia peanut producers in the midst of harvesting this year’s crop that it’s never too early to look ahead to […]

    Florida Peanuts: Why Is There So Much Spotted Wilt This Year? Aug 23, 2019

    🕔Aug 23, 2019
    Ten years ago, I stood in a peanut field planted in late April surveying significant damage from spotted wilt.  One year later in 2010, and for the next 8 years, […]

    Florida Peanuts: Early Season Disease Observations Jun 28, 2019

    🕔Jun 28, 2019
    The peanut field conditions have gone from hot and dry in early June to a mix of wet and dry at the end of the month across much of Florida’s […]


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