Tag Archives: Disease Management

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 »

Kimura Named Texas Extension Peanut Specialist

Emi Kimura

Emi Kimura was recently named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state peanut specialist. Kimura joined AgriLife Extension in 2015 as an agronomist serving the Rolling Plains and surrounding areas from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center south of Vernon. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension program leader and Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head in ... Read More »

News Briefs

Birdsong Warehouse burns

2018 Farm Bill The 2014 Farm Bill expired on Sept. 30, 2018. Congressional leaders now face the task of finding a compromise that can be approved by both chambers in a lame-duck session after the mid-term election. President Trump must sign the bill by the end of the calendar year. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) says the impasse is bigger than ... Read More »

Navigating The Late Season

late leaf spot

What are the factors affecting final sprays and digging decisions? The decision of whether to spray or not or when to start digging is not always an easy one. The decision is made more difficult when a storm or bad weather is predicted. Last year’s active hurricane season made end-of-season planning and execution tricky. Based on early season conditions and ... Read More »

Enhance Leaf Spot Control

leaf spot

By this time of the year, many key inputs have been taken care of for peanut in the Virginia-Carolina region, such as management of thrips and weeds, applications of gypsum and use of insecticides for southern corn rootworm. While weeds and foliar-feeding insects can be an issue later in the season and folks are addressing micronutrient issues and deciding whether ... Read More »

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 »