Tag Archives: Disease Management

2020 Disease Risk Index

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Changes to Peanut Rx can be found in varieties and at-plant insecticides. Losses to tomato spotted wilt continue to grow across the Southeastern region reaching an estimated 7% in 2019 and double the estimated losses from 2018. Although the reasons for the increased losses in 2019 are not fully understood, it is possible that the warmer spring favored an increase ... Read More »

What I’m Wishing For You

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It’s January once again, and that means it’s time for the Peanut Grower’s Pesticide Guide. The guide continues to include sections on identifying common diseases, insects and weeds found in peanuts. Pest management begins with correct identification of the problem. This information is reviewed and updated by experts in their fields. As farmers, you know who to go to for ... Read More »

National Peanut Research Lab to celebrate 50 years of research

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In the world of peanuts, Georgia is king, growing over 46 percent of the U.S. crop. So where better to locate a laboratory dedicated to solving problems of the U.S. peanut industry? In Dawson, Georgia, Nov. 22, the National Peanut Research Laboratory will celebrate 50 years of research on the popular legume. At the lab, which is part of the ... Read More »

Planning for 2020

Tillage systems, twin rows and seeding rates are topics to consider before next planting season. North Carolina Extension peanut specialist David Jordan answers planting-related questions producers may be thinking about over the winter. Q Should I transition my planting pattern to twin rows? A My standard answer is that single rows and twin rows will perform about the same on ... Read More »

Aggressive early spot, coupled with rain forecast, may prompt a fungicide

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• By Alan Henn • Early leaf spot (https://www.mississippi-crops.com/2013/08/12/early-leaf-spot-of-peanut/) can seriously defoliate peanuts, leading to yield losses and perhaps inversion problems that inhibit pod drying. Leaf spots generally require some hours of free water (dew, guttation, irrigation) on the leaf for the fungal spores to germinate and infect. Thus leaf spots are generally more aggressive in rainy times or during extended ... Read More »

Take These Steps To Prepare Your Crop Before Dorian Makes Landfall

hurricane Dorian

• By David Jordan • From leaf spot advisory: Make sure peanuts are protected with a leaf spot fungicide as Dorian approaches. Shorten spray intervals to 10 days to optimize protection. Any fungicide applied during this period should be tank mixed with 16 to 24 oz chlorothalonil (Bravo). From Sclerotinia advisory: Risk of Sclerotinia blight may increase rapidly with rain ... Read More »

Georgia Growers Need To Scout For Explosive Foliar Disease

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Georgia farmers need to be wary of peanut rust disease after it was discovered in a field in Tift County last week, according to University of Georgia plant pathologist Albert Culbreath. He said that rust doesn’t occur in Georgia every year and information about which chemical options are best for controlling this disease is limited. Several fungicides that are already ... Read More »

Why Was TSWV So Bad In 2019?

tomato spotted wilt virus

• By Barry Tillman • Ten years ago, I stood in a peanut field planted in late April surveying significant damage from spotted wilt. One year later in 2010 and for the next eight years, spotted wilt would not make a significant presence across the Southeastern Peanut Belt. In fact, some claimed that it had “disappeared.” What a difference a ... Read More »

Pod Wart Disease Confirmed For First Time In Georgia

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Pod wart, a bacterial of peanuts, was confirmed for the first time in the Western Hemisphere, according to a report in “New Disease Reports,” an online peer-reviewed journal published by the British Society for Plant Pathology. Pods with wart-like symptoms were collected from the University of Georgia’s Bowen Farm in Tifton, Georgia. Scientists used PCR genetic finger printing to identify ... Read More »