Integrated Management of Tomato Spotted Wilt, Leaf Spot, Rust, White Mold and CBR in Peanut


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.

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Southeast (GA, FL, AL)

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Fungal diseases as well as viral (Tomato Spotted Wik) are significant profit-limiting components for peanut production in Florida and the southeastern U.S. C\IlTent management strategies can be effective for most diseases, but continued information about strategy efficacy and utility is needed for optimal peanut production. The integration of cuhural and chemical disease management strategies is critical for determining optimal pathogen management system for producers. Disease resistant cuhivars and :fungicide spray frequencies have been found to affect losses from early leaf spot, late leaf spot and stem rot/white mold (Sclerotium rolfsii). Resuhs from this study indicate the importance of cuhivar selection in determining chemical management strategies. The data from this research will be combined with previous years to examine the effects cuhivar and :fungicide timing have on disease development and yield and used to evaluate Peanut Rx indices. 

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