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Clemson Specialist Warns SC Growers To Keep Eyes Peeled For Diseases

aspergillus crown rot

Hot, dry weather is causing issues for South Carolina peanut production, and Clemson Extension peanut specialist Dan Anco warns farmers to be on the lookout for a host of diseases that could affect yields. One disease is Aspergillus crown rot. “This disease shows up as black sooty spores at the crown of dead plants,” Anco says. “It is difficult to ... Read More »

Peanut Growers Vote To Continue Promotion, Research Board

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Peanut producers voted overwhelmingly to continue the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Program administered by the National Peanut Board in a referendum conducted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture,  April 15-May 3. In the referendum, 93% of peanut producers voting were in favor of continuing the program. In order for the continuance referendum to pass, a majority of eligible ... Read More »

Although Valor SX Injury Can Be Worrisome, It Typically Is Fleeting

This image provides a visual of injury from Valor SX in peanut. The greatest injury potential is when rain occurs as peanuts are emerging, especially intense rain that causes splashing of herbicide onto leaves. While the injury can be alarming, in my experience the injury is transient and peanuts recover quickly. Even when injury is considered excessive, the injury most ... Read More »