Institution:Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on behalf of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service and University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
Region:Southeast (GA, FL, AL)
Project Fiscal Year:2013
Report Received Date:
Project NPB Budget:$30,000
Have begun to plant peanut trials for 2014 research season. Planting date x variety x thrips control product studies have been initiated at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center and Wiregrass Research and Extension Center to evaluate the efficacy of soil, seed, and foliar-applied insecticides for the control of thrips and TSW in peanut as influenced by planting date and peanut variety. Additional trials comparing the efficacy of insecticide seed dressings with soil and foliar applied insecticides will also be conducted at the above locations with the objective of defining the effectiveness of CruiserMAXX insecticide seed dressing as compared with the standard Thimet 20G soil applied insecticide treatment. The impact of seeding rate as influenced by peanut variety selection will also be evaluated on rainfed sites at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center and Wiregrass Research and Extension Center. Unlike irrigated peanuts, seeding rates have a sizable impact on stand density and yield of rainfed peanuts. Additional peanut rotation, variety, fungicide, and nematicide screening trials will be planted over the next month at both of the above locations as well as the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, Brewton Agricultural Research Unit, and Plant Breeding Unit/EV Smith Research Center. Reports summarizing studies conducted in 2013 have been submitted to AAES for editing prior to be posted to the web.