Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

White Mold increases in Peanut

Posted by romeethredge on August 7, 2015

I’m seeing more white mold, aka southern stem rot, (Sclerotium rolfsii) this week in peanuts. It was expected with these high temperatures and showers we have thankfully been experiencing. Some folks have gotten behind on preventive fungicide sprays due to the weather.  Now’s the time to close spray intervals and use good chemistry to fight this disease. remember that we can see small spots of disease and we can expect that due to the overwintering sclerotium, (tiny BB’s). What we don’t want to see is large patches of dead peanuts. Our fungicides should stop the spread down the row.

Here’s a photo of a white mold hit I saw this week. See the sclerotium towards the center.

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