Tag Archives: Disease Management

White Mold In Five

Five tips for managing this common disease. It was nearly a white mold wipe out for some producers in 2010. The normal white mold “hits,” turned into full on “runs” in some fields as the temperatures skyrocketed and the rains created a steamy fungal paradise under the peanut canopy. Could white mold be the primary disease problem in 2011? If ... Read More »

Scouting For Soil Insect Pests

A back-to-the-basics approach to often overlooked, but costly pests. By Dr. Ayanava Majumdar “Dr. A,” Extension entomologist and state sustainable agriculture coordinator, Auburn University; and Rudy Yates, regional Extension agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System The year 2010 was difficult for peanut producers because so many of them were affected by insect pest outbreaks. Although we have new high-producing varieties of ... Read More »

Don’t Wait on Weeds

How do you translate the value of resistance into production practices? BY JASON FERRELL, EXTENSION WEED SPECIALIST, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA  Palmer amaranth is a tough weed that continues to march across the peanut belt. While imazapic (Cadre, Impose) was our main line of defense against this weed for many years, some populations are now resistant. In this case, we have ... Read More »