Planting date impacts peanut disease pressure

In Southeast Farm Press

A cooler, rain-soaked spring in parts of the Southeast pushed peanut planting dates later than usual, a factor that can impact the type and incidence of disease growers experience throughout the remainder of the season.

“Planting dates definitely make a difference in peanut diseases, both in the type of disease you have and the pressure,” says Austin Hagan, Auburn University Extension plant pathologist.

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White mold still major disease for peanuts

From Southeast Farm Press

White mold continues to be the top disease problem for Southeastern peanuts,  and that’s not likely going to change anytime soon. But new options for controlling it continue to become available.

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Georgia growers learn some lessons about crop diseases this year

By Robert C. Kemerait, UGA Cooperative Extension

Weather conditions played a big role in the types of diseases that were found on Georgia crops in 2013.

Rainfall delayed harvest for some cotton and soybean growers and brought diseases to peanuts, cotton and corn.

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