Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Peanut Disease and Nematode Update

Posted by romeethredge on February 11, 2015

 Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, has the following peanut disease and nematode update.

  1. The 2015 Peanut Rx smart phone app is now available for iPhones and for Android phones.  The app has been developed through my program and in cooperation with our Peanut Rx committee.  The app was developed by the ZedX company from Pennsylvania.  The app is available for free at the App Store (iPhones) and Google Play (android phones).

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  1. A Federal Label was approved for Velum Total earlier this week, according to a representative from Bayer CropScience, and a state label should follow quickly. This means that peanut (and cotton) growers in Georgia will be able to use Velum Total for management of nematodes and thrips when these crops are planted this season.  Further recommendations will follow.

  1. Priaxor (fluxapyroxad + pyraclostrobin) fungicide from BASF is labeled for use on peanut and will be widely marketed as a replacement for Headline. Priaxor performed well in a number of trials conducted by county agents.

  1. Elatus (solatenol + azoxystrobin) from Syngenta is not labeled yet, but an EPA label is expected in time for the 2015 field season. Like Priaxor, Elatus performed well in trials in 2014.

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