Tag Archives: Disease Management

Late, But Ever Present

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Foliar disease has shifted from early to late leaf spot, and fungicide shortages will mean a change in management plans.  • By Amanda Huber  • Climate conditions, coupled with continued shorter rotations, put peanuts square in the cross hairs significant for leaf spot disease in 2017. Read More »

Add It To The List

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The cover of the 2018 NCSU Peanut Information book shows an interesting chart of peanut acreage and pod yield in North Carolina from 1909 to 2016. The solid line of yield goes from a little more than 600 pounds per acre in 1909 to a high point of about 4,400 pounds per acre most recently. The dotted line of peanut ... Read More »

Planting Speed Comparison

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Adequate stands can mean the difference between great yields and average yields. Last year, seed quality and weather played a role in skippy stands resulting in greater tomato spotted wilt virus and decreased yield in some fields. Based on the quality of the 2017 peanut crop, hopefully skippy stands because of poor germination and/or low vigor seed will be minimal. ... Read More »

Crop Report By States

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At the recent National Peanut Buying Points meeting, University of Georgia Extension specialist Scott Monfort offered the following reports from his counterparts throughout the peanut belt. Besides highlighting last year’s acreage, yield and conditions, the specialists also offered projections for 2018. Read More »

Making Management Adjustments

Be critical about fungicide selection, timing and ability to move down the plant in what could be a year of increased disease.  By Amanda Huber The first line of defense in disease management in peanuts is crop rotation. However, the projected increase in acreage means that crop rotations are being shortened. Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension peanut specialist, estimates ... Read More »

Will The Warm Winter Produce More Disease?

Regrowth of winter host plants create a haven for disease pathogens and nematode populations. A La Niña weather pattern is providing warmer winter temperatures for Georgia residents, sparking farmers’ concerns about potential plant diseases at the start of production season in early spring. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait says that farmers rely on extreme cold and ... Read More »

PEANUT Rx 2017

In 2016, losses to tomato spotted wilt across the peanut production region of the Southeastern United States increased slightly compared to losses from 2015. Losses associated with spotted wilt were approximately 3 percent in 2015 and 3.5 percent in 2016, though tomato spotted wilt was more severe in some fields than in others. Also, tomato spotted wilt was less severe ... Read More »

Leaf Spot In A Dry Year

Increased presence of disease shows susceptibility of varieties and weakening of fungicides. Georgia peanut growers experienced problematic leaf spot diseases this year because of susceptible varieties and weakening fungicide treatments, according to Albert Culbreath and Tim Brenneman, plant pathologists at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus. Brenneman says this year’s dry conditions should have set up an environment that was ... Read More »

Crop Recap: Weather Weary Year

Drought leaves producers facing difficult decisions on dryland fields.  Weather conditions deteriorated during the latter part of the summer in Georgia and little rainfall was recorded at critical stages of the growing season. Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension peanut specialist, estimates that as much as one-third of Georgia’s dryland crop has produced very little. So little, in fact, that ... Read More »

From Here To Harvest

Planting conditions support the thought that the crop will be slightly less than last year. By Amanda Huber Early reports of the 2016 crop are good, but a lack of uniform emergence caused by cooler weather conditions will likely cause problems later in the season. Without the ability for a “do over” of planting to get a more uniform stand, ... Read More »