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Pepper Spot Showing Up in Panhandle Peanuts

Pepper Spot, Photo Credit: North Carolina State As we head into the home stretch of  2014 peanut production, most farmers are working diligently to mange and control leaf spot and white mold in their peanuts. Many farmers are familiar with Early and Late leaf spot and the occasional chemical related spotting on the leaves of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/23/pepper-spot-showing-up-in-panhandle-peanuts/

Yellowing in Peanuts Due to Manganese Deficiency

Yellowing of Peanuts caused by a Manganese Deficiency (photo by Shep Eubanks) Recently, I have visited several peanut fields in Holmes County that are demonstrating yellowing foliage that is easily observed from a passing vehicle.  There are several possible causes of symptoms like this including nitrogen problems due to wet soils or poor nodulation of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/16/yellowing-in-peanuts-due-to-manganese-deficiency/

White Mold Management in Peanuts

The 2014 Panhandle peanut crop is developing at a normal pace. Soilborne disease control programs have begun, mainly targeting white mold.  Some fields are also being treated for foliage feeding caterpillars. As peanut farmers progress further into their white mold management program, they need to take a serious look at the fungicide options that producers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/26/white-mold-management-in-peanuts/

Calcium Needs of Peanuts

Calcium is routinely applied as gypsum at pegging, on sandy soils for rapid replenishment of soil solution Calcium. Photo credit:  David Wright Peanuts do require good nutrition to obtain high yields and quality. However, fertilization needs of peanuts are less than many crops that are commonly grown in Florida. Rotating peanuts with cotton or corn …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/07/calcium-needs-of-peanuts/

Peanuts, Cotton, Corn, or Soybeans? Enterprise Budgets Help You Decide

Plan ahead and use an enterprise budget to help you decide which crop or crops will be most profitable to plant this year.   Photo By Judy Ludlow By Henry G. Grant, Gadsden County Extension Director The most importance decision to be made by farmers for the 2014 cropping season is the choice to develop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/28/peanuts-cotton-corn-or-soybeans-enterprise-budgets-help-you-decide/

Herbicide Programs for Cotton and Peanuts

Plan now for weed management in row crops to prevent Palmer pigweed infestations like this one! Now is the time of year growers should plan their weed control programs.  Palmer pigweed management requires using the right herbicides in a timely manner. Below are the UF/IFAS recommended Palmer pigweed management programs for cotton and peanuts. If …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/21/herbicide-programs-for-cotton-and-peanuts/

Leaf Spot Threatens Panhandle Peanuts

Fungal Leaf Spot is threatening peanut yields in Panhandle Florida. Currently the disease is developing in the lower canopy. As the leaf spot progresses the lower leaves will begin to fall off, and the disease will quickly progress into the upper canopy. Evidence of the exceptionally wet weather in July and August is beginning to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/28/leaf-spot-threatens-panhandle-peanuts/

Now is the Time to Watch for Velvetbean Caterpillars in Peanuts

Velvetbean caterpillar feeding on peanut foliage. Credit: Josh Thompson Velvetbean caterpillars (Anticarsia gemmatalis) are an occasional late season pest which can have a big effect on a peanut crop. They can defoliate a field of peanuts in a matter of few days if left unchecked, making it important to monitor for this caterpillar. Velvetbean caterpillars …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/14/now-is-the-time-to-watch-for-velvetbean-caterpillars-in-peanuts/

Leafhopper-burn in Peanuts

Peanuts exhibiting hopper-burn symptoms. Credit: Josh Thompson Earlier this week I visited a farm in Jackson County that had considerable damage from leafhopper insects, a condition usually called hopper-burn. There several different species of leafhoppers that feed on peanut, one of the most common is the potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae). See the picture below. Potato …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/02/leafhopper-burn-in-peanuts/

Conditions are Prime for White Mold in Peanuts

Peanuts in Santa Rosa County receive a second fungicide application. Peanuts in Santa Rosa County got off to a dry, slow start, with many fields requiring insecticide treatments for thrips. Now that the typical summer rains have set in, peanuts are growing well with a nice canopy, and have for the most part, overcome the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/22/conditions-are-prime-for-white-mold-in-peanuts/

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