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Peanut and Corn Disease Update

Peanuts Area peanut growers are now beginning to consider protecting their crop with fungicide applications.  However there have been some reports of a shortage of Chlorothalonil (Bravo, Echo, Chloranil, and others) this season.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait on the current Peanut Disease control situation:…
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Valor injury on Peanuts

Valor is a very important tool in the fight against pigweed in peanuts. Peanut fields that were hit with heavy rainfall at the cracking stage has had some injury this year. Here are some words from UGA Weed Scientists, Dr. Eric Prostko, on Valor injury. 1) Valor injury should not be…
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Thrips

Last year we saw lots of thrips damage to peanuts. I saw some fields that were treated in some way or form 3 different times. Last year was a perfect storm for the thrips but in the end we managed through and still had some outstanding peanut yields in the area….
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Warrant + Valor for Weed Control in Peanut

Here are a few  thoughts from UGA Weed Specialist, Dr. Eric Prostko, on Warrent. 1) The combination of Valor + Warrant is a perfectly legal/labeled option for GA peanut growers. 2) There is not a lot of evidence in peanut to suggest that Warrant + Valor is significantly better on Palmer…
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Is it time to plant peanuts?

  With the warm sunny days we have had towards the end of this week, several growers have asked about planting peanuts once it dries out.  Here are some comments from last week by UGA Agronomist Dr. Scott Tubbs on the topic: Shortly after my March Peanut Pointers article on Soil  Temperature…
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Preplant herbicide options for peanut growers

With everyone busy with field preparations for cotton and peanuts, a few have had questions about peanut herbicides for chemical weed burndown.   Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, has sent us a  few comments about the options available to peanut growers for their preplant burndown program.  Here a few…
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Peanut Inoculant Considerations

It’s  been a cool and wet winter, and we’re coming out of what was the wettest year  on record in many locations.  This would  be a good time to refresh your memories on peanut inoculant applications. UGA Agronomist, Dr. Scott Tubbs, has a few words to help us out with inoculation…
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Soil Temperature and Weather Forecast

About 2 weeks ago I posted on soil temperatures for planting corn. I am just now seeing some growers get in the field and start. We have a a few cold days forcasted in the next 10 days but the highs should even out the 2 inch soil temperature. So even…
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Anticipating Disease Management For 2014 Peanut Crop

Even though we are still a ways off from planting peanuts, it’s never to early to begin to prepare for disease management for the upcoming season. Dr.  Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, gives us a few pointers on disease control for the upcoming peanut crop. These include: Based  upon predicted climate…
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