Tag Archives: Disease Management

Don’t Let Up

Use an integrated approach to managing Palmer amaranth and aim to start clean. by Amanda Huber Remember watching scary movies as a kid, and whenever the main character clobbered the monster and got the better of it, what happened? They always turned to run away. What did the monster do? It got right back up to terrorize some more. It ... Read More »

New Recommendation: Spray Earlier

University of Georgia researchers say a banded application at 30 days after planting makes a season-long difference in white mold control by Amanda Huber The yield potential of newer cultivars is well established, especially after a new record average yield in 2012 of 4,192 pounds per acre. That’s the upside. Producers, Extension personnel and researchers are now realizing that the ... Read More »

New Products

Reinke Introduces Variable Rate Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., recently introduced their variable rate irrigation (VRI) product, a data-driven irrigation management system designed to improve water-use efficiency and conserve energy while working to optimize quality and yield for growers. Reinke VRI provides the industry’s first fully-integrated agronomic VRI solution when it’s packaged with the Reinke RPM Touch Screen control panel and ... Read More »

New Seed Treatment: CruiserMaxx Peanuts

This product combines an insecticide and fungicide for maximum protection. For protection of the peanut crop beginning with the seed going into the ground, producers have always relied on seed treatments. Now, Syngenta Crop Protection is offering CruiserMaxx Peanuts, the first seed treatment with both an insecticide and fungicide for maximum protection. CruiserMaxx Peanuts offers growers convenient, seed-delivered protection in ... Read More »

Disease Management: Peanut Rx

Many factors combine to influence the risk of losses to TSWV. Some factors are more important than others, but no single factor can be used as a reliable TSWV control measure. Research data and on-farm observations indicate that when combinations of factors are considered, an individual field’s risk of losses due to TSWV can be estimated. There is no way ... Read More »

Tank Contamination

What is the possible impact on peanut of tank contamination from Dicamba and 2,4-D? By Sarah Berger, graduate student, and Jason Ferrell, Extension Weed Specialist, University of Florida Producers currently battling glyphosate-resistant weeds are eagerly awaiting the release of dicamba- or 2,4-D-tolerant soybeans and cotton. This technology has the potential to greatly improve control of troublesome broadleaf weeds. But, what ... Read More »

Watch For Those Dry – Weather Pests

Several insect pests, such as the economically damaging LCB, thrive in hot, dry weather It’s that time of year again; the time producers and consultants do battle with one of the most economically damaging pests – the lesser cornstalk borer (LCB). The LCB’s prime activity period generally begins in June and continues through the summer months. A dry-weather pest, the ... Read More »

Protect Your Investment Don’t Ignore Late-Season Worms

In the face of resistance and crop shifts, producers can turn to Belt insecticide Strong demand has driven up peanut prices and as a result about 25 percent more acres were planted this year in the United States. To capitalize on lucrative contracts, farmers are looking more than ever for ways to protect the seed investment and maximize yield potential. ... Read More »

Georgia Grower Puts It All Together

Attention to detail and not cutting disease pressure any slack is how this producer operates. By Amanda Huber Decatur County producer, Kevin Rentz, learns from each and every crop he puts into the ground in the spring and harvests in the fall, fine-tuning his management strategies for the next year. “He takes a lot of pride in his work and ... Read More »

Timing of White Mold Management

A new product and earlier expression of the disease warrant earlier control measures. By Amanda Huber White mold has been the primary disease problem in peanuts for the last four years in a row. Because of its widespread distribution, sheer number of hosts and potential for the sclerotia, or survival structures, to survive in the soil for a number of ... Read More »