Tag Archives: Disease Management

New Pest Protection Tools

Consider resistance-management options with these pesticide products. Pesticide options for 2015 include a new fungicide offering from Syngenta and an insecticide/nematicide combination product from Bayer CropScience. Included in this article is information about these new products and a few others that you may encounter for the first time this year. Additionally, a new class of chemistry has moved to the ... Read More »

Early Disease Control

Plus, research briefs on a new Spanish variety and a weed competition study. Producers have come to depend on disease resistance built into their peanut varieties, but that in no way lessens the attention that should be paid to all the factors that affect peanut yield. Besides variety selection, planting date, plant population, crop rotation, tillage and other factors can ... Read More »

Shelling Plant Going Up In Georgia

Premium Peanut has announced plans to build a $50 million peanut shelling plant in Coffee County, Ga., that will employ 100 people. Coffee County Development Officials said that initial work has already begun on the 42-acre site on Barrington Road off Georgia Highway 32 west of Douglas, explains JoAnne Lewis, executive director Douglas-Coffee County Economic Development Authority. “A commitment of ... Read More »

Managing Moisture And Molecules

Wayne Nixon, agronomist, talks about field testing soil amendment product, Quick-Sol, in the Carolinas. An increase in peanut yield of 1,500 pounds per acre from technology that costs less than one fungicide application was more than veteran North Carolina agronomist Wayne Nixon was prepared to understand and accept. “I’ve been conducting grower tests most of my professional life, and in ... Read More »

Get A Jump On Disease

Counting the days to start a disease management program may give the disease a good head start. Climate and past history are two factors producers can use to help predict potential disease problems for the coming season. While the spring climate is still coming into view, field history is something producers know at the end of the last crop. As ... Read More »

Twenty-Five Years Of Technological Change

Phenomenal success has been achieved by working together and accepting change. By John Baldwin Retired Professor Emeritus Along with a few others, The Peanut Grower magazine, which is now celebrating its 25th anniversary in circulation, has been an avenue for distributing information to all facets of the peanut industry. Most of us are resistant to change, but in the following ... Read More »

Pest Alert: High Three-Cornered Alfalfa Hopper Activity

From Ayanava Majumdar Extension Entomologist, Auburn University Based on samples collected from peanut research plots in Headland and Fairhope, Ala., three-cornered alfalfa hopper (TCAH) adults can be found in significant numbers. TCAH are one-quarter inch long insects that overwinter as adults or in the egg stage. These insects are native to the United States and they have a very wide ... Read More »

2013 Crop: What To Watch For

Weather conditions drive production practices offering producers a variety of issues to focus on. By Amanda Huber As in many areas of the peanut belt, Maria Balota, assistant professor of crop physiology at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Area Research Center, says that Virginia farmers planted later this year in comparison to the norm because of excessive rain. In fact, in ... Read More »

Pesticide Roundup

ET Broadleaf Herbicide A broadleaf herbicide from Nichino America, ET is now approved for postemergence use in peanuts. ET is also registered on various other crops such as soybean, corn and wheat for preplant burndown and postemergence use. ET brings an alternative chemistry for resistance management against ALS and glyphosate-resistant weed species. In a press release, Nichino America states that ... Read More »