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August 2020

  • By Bob Kemerait Peanut Rust has been found in multiple counties over the past week. Point: ¬†many peanut growers STILL have 2 (or more) fungicide applications to go and they should (at least in SW District) factor PREVENTATIVE management of peanut rust in the equation. From Dr. Albert Culbreath: A few thoughts. I have little […]

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  • By: Mark Abney We knew they were coming, and now they are here. The calls, emails, and texts have started to roll in reporting peanut fields in Georgia infested with two spotted spider mites. Finding mite infestations early, choosing an effective miticide, and applying the miticide correctly are critically important if we hope to manage […]

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  • Peanut Maturity Sampling

    It is getting close to time to start checking peanut maturity. So here is a reminder of how to pull a sample for maturity checking. Remember a peanut hull scrape maturity check will be as accurate as the sample that you take. Pull or dig up at least 5 to 6 adjacent plants from at […]

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  • July and August are Critical Months for Disease Management in the Peanut FieldsBob KemeraitThe 2020 season has been a difficult one for the peanut farmers even before they put the first seed in the ground. To a level I have not seen before, growers had to make early decisions about seed treatments and in-furrow fungicides […]

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  • Erratic Emergence/Late Planted Peanuts – How Can Maturity Be Affected?Scott MonfortI know I mentioned maturity last month also but it is important that growers do not forget what happened during the planting season regardless of the planting date. The issue I wanted to repeat is dealing with fields planted early and late where peanut emergence […]

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