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Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Peanut Burn

Posted by romeethredge on May 29, 2014

We often get a burn from soil insecticide use in peanuts. This is a sign of the thimet or phorate insecticide moving through the plant. This gives us systemic control of thrips that feed on the plants. I saw this last week and it’s about the worse I’ve seen. Sometimes it seems like a lot of soil moisture at a certain time while plants are very small may make it show up worse. These plants will grow out of it with no problem, but it is startling to see sometimes and it usually isn’t this bad.  We need to be careful not to mistake this for other problems.

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