Lesser Cornstalk Borer

Grady County Agent Brian Hayes has been getting reports of Lesser Cornstalk Borer in peanuts with the temperatures hitting the triple digits. With less rain in the forecast, this provides an environment for an LCB outbreak. Last year was a bad year for LCB in many years. Some folks in Thomas County have sprayed for LCB also. The only product that UGA currently recommends for control is granular Lorsban. UGA Extension Entomologist Dr. Mark Abney and Brian Hayes put out a LCB trial last year and found couple of promising products. Below is some of the data from that trial I wanted to share from Brian’s blog:

LessercornstalkBorer-M.Abney-2014

LessercornstalkBorer-M.Abney-2014(b)

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