Tag Archives: Weed Control

Although Valor SX Injury Can Be Worrisome, It Typically Is Fleeting

This image provides a visual of injury from Valor SX in peanut. The greatest injury potential is when rain occurs as peanuts are emerging, especially intense rain that causes splashing of herbicide onto leaves. While the injury can be alarming, in my experience the injury is transient and peanuts recover quickly. Even when injury is considered excessive, the injury most ... Read More »

Organics Take Hold In West Texas

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Research specific to organic production in the West Texas region is needed. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • As organic food and fiber products continue to garner a growing part of the overall consumer market, those manufacturers looking to find trusted sources of quality organic peanuts need to look no further than West Texas. With the help of a climate that does ... Read More »

To Replant Or Not

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As we move into late May in the Virginia-Carolina region, there are a number of things that need to be done. As one checks off the list, field (and the previous rotation), tillage system, variety selection, preplant burndown or preplant incorporated herbicides, preemergence herbicides, inoculant and in-furrow systemic insecticide treatments are in place. Timely application of postemergence herbicides, and an ... Read More »

New Training For Paraquat Applicators

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EPA mandated changes will go into effect when new paraquat labels enter the market. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • Paraquat is a widely used, restricted-use pesticide in the United States. In peanuts, paraquat is often an important part in achieving successful yields by controlling a broad spectrum of weeds and keeping the crop weed-free until canopy closure. It is also ... Read More »

Postemergence Herbicide Options

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One of the keys to success in peanut production is effective early season weed control. Peanut fields must be kept clean for the first 4 to 6 weeks to maximize yields. This is accomplished by the effective use of preplant burndown herbicides or tillage before planting, the use of Prowl, Sonalan, trifluralin preplant followed by incorporation either mechanical or irrigation, ... Read More »

Zidua Herbicide Q&A

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• By Steve Li, Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor,  Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences • Q What is Zidua? How does it kill weeds? A: Zidua (pyrosasulfone) is a Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) group 15 herbicide, which has similar mode of action to Dual Magnum (S-metolachlor), Warrant (acetochlor) and Outlook (S-dimethenamid). It controls weeds by inhibiting production ... Read More »

APRES Turns 50

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Society meetings continue to foster collaborative efforts and creative solutions to industry challenges. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • The American Peanut Research Education Society celebrates 50 years of work, study, research, learning and accomplishments around one of the most important and beloved crops: the peanut. To mark the Golden Anniversary, a program highlighting the past accomplishments in the industry and ... Read More »

BOLO: Cogongrass

This aggressive weed forms dense stands over large areas and can eliminate native plants. • By Amanda Huber •  South Carolina peanut farms are on the front lines for the advancing march of cogongrass, and producers are asked to stay vigilant for this invasive species. “Cogongrass is one of the most serious invasive species in the southeast,” says Justin Ballew, Clemson ... Read More »

Don’t Wait On Weeds

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Depending on weather and field conditions in May, there can be a wide range of peanut sizes and ages moving into June and July. Peanuts in the V-C region most likely will be four to six weeks old in mid-June. Hopefully, herbicide programs used at planting have performed well. The same is true for thrips control. For fields where weeds ... Read More »

Two Herbicide Options For Dryland Production

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Plus Zidua offers a residual postemergence herbicide with the benefit of a reduced rate. • By Amanda Huber • When it comes to weed control in peanuts, producers have a few options. In the past couple of years, Steve Li, Alabama Cooperative Extension weed specialist, has conducted weed Read More »