Tag Archives: Disease Management

Disease Management Q & A

sclerotinia

Sclerotinia blight, chlorothalonil shortages and fungicide resistance are a few issues producers may deal with this season. Q: Sclerotinia blight has been found in Arkansas fields. How can I keep it from spreading into my fields? A: Travis Faske, University of Arkansas, Extension plant pathologist Preventing the spread of the pathogen is the best way to keep fields free of ... Read More »

Don’t Wait On Weeds

palmer pigweed

Depending on weather and field conditions in May, there can be a wide range of peanut sizes and ages moving into June and July. Peanuts in the V-C region most likely will be four to six weeks old in mid-June. Hopefully, herbicide programs used at planting have performed well. The same is true for thrips control. For fields where weeds ... Read More »

New Products

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Soil Temperature, Planting Depth

treated peanut seed

Planting has begun in the High Plains, but some producers have held out for precipitation. Adequate soil moisture is required for uniform germination. As the seed imbibes water, cell division and elongation occurs, resulting in the embryo rupturing the seed coat, and the seedling emerges. Read More »

Late, But Ever Present

peanut disease

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

key considerations for planting

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

maintenance of harvest equipment

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 »