Tag Archives: Disease Management

Farming Isn’t Easy

amanda huber

In this issue of Peanut Grower, there is a lot of news about pesticides that reinforces my belief that it is getting more difficult to use products that you may have been using for decades. For example, on page 14, you can read more about the new regulations that will apply to paraquat by the fall. Additional training and certification ... Read More »

To Replant Or Not

planting seed

As we move into late May in the Virginia-Carolina region, there are a number of things that need to be done. As one checks off the list, field (and the previous rotation), tillage system, variety selection, preplant burndown or preplant incorporated herbicides, preemergence herbicides, inoculant and in-furrow systemic insecticide treatments are in place. Timely application of postemergence herbicides, and an ... Read More »

Stewardship Of Treated Seed

treated peanut seed

As planting season begins across the country, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers to follow the basic steps for stewardship of treated seed. “Seed treatments provide farmers with an effective and economical way to protect their crops against damaging pests and diseases,” says ASTA Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs Jane DeMarchi. “Using treated seeds helps with more ... Read More »

Proof Is In T he Yield

paul wigley consultant

Testing products on the farm is standard for this crop consultant and the growers he works with. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • Paul Wigley is a well-known name in South Georgia. Even though he retired as Calhoun County Extension Agent in 2011, Wigley has stayed busy as a crop consultant with his business Paul Ventures Inc. working with some of ... Read More »

Postemergence Herbicide Options

sprayer

One of the keys to success in peanut production is effective early season weed control. Peanut fields must be kept clean for the first 4 to 6 weeks to maximize yields. This is accomplished by the effective use of preplant burndown herbicides or tillage before planting, the use of Prowl, Sonalan, trifluralin preplant followed by incorporation either mechanical or irrigation, ... 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 »

Lucento Fungicide Now Available

lucento field trial

The broad-spectrum product from FMC shows good control of leaf spot, white mold. Just before the government shut down, FMC Corporation received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration for Lucento fungicide. It came in the nick of time before all government-related work was put on hold and in plenty of time to be available to producers to use in the ... Read More »

The 2019 Disease Risk Index

tomato spotted wilt virus on peanuts

In 2018, losses to tomato spotted wilt across the peanut production region of the southeastern United States increased slightly from estimated losses from 2017. Losses associated with spotted wilt were approximately 3 percent in 2017 and 3.5 percent in 2018, though tomato spotted wilt was more severe in some fields than in others. Growers can successfully manage this disease, and ... Read More »