Tag Archives: Weed Control

Peanut Pointers

DAVID JORDAN North Carolina State University Extension Agronomist Keep Plants Healthy July will bring issues associated with disease management, cleaning up fields with escaped weeds and the possibility of insect issues. For Virginia market types, it is not too late to apply gypsum. If for some reasons there are delays, applications of gypsum into late July and early August are ... Read More »

Mid- To Late-Season Options: What’s available for weed control after early season herbicides dissipate?

By Peter Dotray and James Grichar, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Preplant and preemergence herbicides have likely done what they can, and new weed flushes are starting to emerge. Herbicides applied early postemergence that do not have soil activity may give way to new weed flushes as well. In other words, good early season weed control may need some attention because ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

DAVID JORDAN North Carolina State University Extension Agronomist A Lot To Do This Month June brings a number of key production and pest management decisions for Virginia-type peanut. The calcium needs of both Virginia market types and jumbo runners we are currently growing require gypsum application during flowering and kernel development. Application is generally made around 40 days after planting. ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

DAVID JORDAN North Carolina State University Extension Agronomist Manage Weeds, Thrips As we move into May the most critical first step is to get a good stand with the optimum plant population. This varies some by region and market type. For Virginia types, the standard recommendation is to have four plants per foot, which requires planting five seed per foot. ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

DAVID JORDAN North Carolina State University Extension Agronomist Tools Help Identify Risk Considering all the possibilities at planting can be daunting. Having a plan is essential and being able to adjust as needed, and quickly, are keys to success. Over the years, I have been responsible for handling local arrangements for several mid-size meetings like our annual APRES meeting. As ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

DAVID JORDAN North Carolina State University Extension Agronomist Protect Those Products In production meetings, we have discussed the challenges in pest management. In some ways, we have many tools that are very effective. Our strong yields of late have been realized by a number of factors including plant protection. Will we have everything we need in the future? In North ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

JASON WOODWARD Texas Agri-Life Extension Plant Pathologist Budget for Needed Inputs As has been the case the past few years, planting intentions for peanuts in the Southwest are up in the air at this time. Producers who are thinking about growing peanuts in 2016 must consider several factors in preparation for planting. Variety selection is often the most important decision ... Read More »

Weed Management

Florida Pusley (Richardia scabra) Florida pusley is a low-growing, annual weed species that appears almost prostrate. It can be effectively controlled only with pre-plant incorporated herbicides. Florida pusley has bright green leaves with a distinctive recessed mid-vein. The stems are very hairy and may have a purplish appearance. The flowers are white with six petals in a star-shaped whorl.   ... Read More »

Using Crop Oil Adjuvants

Product labels offer two rate recommendations. Which should you use? By J. Ferrell and R. Leon, University of Florida, and E. Prostko, University of Georgia Acrop oil adjuvant is an essential part of many herbicide applications. When conditions are dry or the weed is a “hard to control” species, a crop oil can often boost herbicide activity. However, when looking ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

JASON WOODWARD Texas Agri-Life Extension Plant Pathologist Managing Late-Planted Peanuts The pendulum has swung the other direction as to drought conditions in the Southwestern United States. As of June 1, only 20 percent of the region was characterized as abnormally dry. This is the lowest intensity rating producers have seen since 2007. While the moisture has been welcome, the frequency, ... Read More »