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Be Proactive to Protect Yield

University research has shown that while fungicide timings can vary by region and pressure, proactive peanut disease control should begin as soon as a month after planting. “Diseases are most effectively managed when they are prevented in advance of infections becoming established,” says Dan Anco, Extension peanut specialist and assistant professor at Clemson University. “The critical leaf spot protection period ... Read More »

Building a Foundation

J.D. and Ben Newton

A season-long fungicide program can provide the strong foundation your peanut crop needs to reach its maximum yield potential. In 2018, peanut grower Joey Flake experienced heavy white mold, rhizoctonia and leaf spot disease pressure on his Georgia farm. Luckily, he had a season-long fungicide program in place, and his irrigated fields treated with DuPont™ Fontelis® fungicide remained relatively disease-free. ... Read More »

A Proactive Approach to Disease Control

J.D. and Ben Newton

Applying fungicides earlier in the season is boosting disease control for one Georgia farming duo. Brothers J.D. and Ben Newton of Millen, Georgia, produce cotton and peanuts and operate crop consulting and crop insurance businesses. “We’re pushing our peanut fungicide program earlier in the season to get that fungicide to the ground where the white mold infestation is located before ... Read More »