Georgia’s top peanut insects revealed and the tricks they play

From Southeast Farm Press

The problem with peanut insects is that if you’re not paying attention, you might not see them, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Or, you might not see them in time to a stop a yield-threatening outbreak. Or, you might apply an insecticide when it really isn’t needed. It’s tricky.

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EPA, Sergeant’s Pet Care and Wellmark International Reach Agreement to Cancel Potentially Harmful Insecticide Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached agreement with Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Inc. and Wellmark International to cancel flea and tick pet collars containing propoxur marketed under the trade names including Bansect, Sentry, Zodiac and Biospot.

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Wild hogs a rapidly multiplying menace for agriculture

In Delta Farm Press

From Mississippi crop fields, to the Vicksburg National Military Park and the Mississippi River levee, to the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, golf courses, and even many suburban home areas, wild hogs are bringing their own unique mode of destruction.

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Cold winters don’t mean fewer insects, says Georgia entomologist

By Elmer Gray, University of Georgia entomologist

In Southeast Farm Press

This winter’s unusually cold temperatures may have people wondering — or hoping — that Georgia’s insect populations will shrink this spring. That’s just wishful thinking.

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Ozone can eliminate pests and pathogens for honeybees

In ARS News

Sometimes even honey bees need help with “housekeeping,” especially when it comes to cleaning their honeycombs once the honey’s been removed. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research has shown that fumigating honeycombs with ozone gas can eliminate pests and pathogens that threaten honey bee health and productivity. Now, ozone fumigation may also help reduce pesticide levels in honeycombs.

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Should North Carolina farmers spray wheat for Hessian fly?

By Dominic Reisig, NC State Extension

in Southeast Farm Press

Historically, most North Carolina Hessian fly wheat problems occur in the eastern part of the state, but damage this year extends into the Coastal Plain region. Dominic Reisig, NC State Extension entomologists, talks about what wheat farmers can do.

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Thrips control gains more importance with high-yielding cotton

In Southeast Farm Press

Thrips control in cotton will continue to grow in importance as producers push for peak performance from new high-yielding varieties, says Ron Smith, Auburn University Extension entomologist.

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