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Posts From Alan Henn, Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University

Why Can’t I Use Propiconazole on Peanuts this Year? A story of MRL’s and International Markets

🕔13:54, 27.Apr 2016

Alan Henn1 with contributions by Michelle Samuel-Foo2 1Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University 2 Regional Coordinator, IR-4 Southern Region, University of Florida. mfoo@ufl.edu or 352-294-3991 Most peanut growers have received notification from their buying points not to use any fungicides

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, August 25, 2015

🕔14:57, 20.Aug 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Stovall farms, west and north of Clarksdale on Oakhurst Stovall Road. The field day will be held at Mr. Pete Hunter’s farm shop beginning at 10 am. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Talk – Clarksdale, July 9, 2015

🕔13:51, 3.Jul 2015

    An agronomic crops turn row talk will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6 on July 9, 2015.  The field day will be held in the cotton field

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Southern Blight of Peanuts – It’s Arrived

Southern Blight of Peanuts – It’s Arrived

🕔17:30, 1.Jul 2015

Southern blight, has been found on peanuts in several areas of the state this week. Southern blight is a plant disease that attacks the crown and below ground parts of peanuts. It causes the plant to wilt and die or

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Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

Mississippi State University Turn Row Field Day: Clarksdale, MS July 9, 2015

🕔14:29, 19.Jun 2015

An agronomic crops field day will be held at Cliff Heaton farms, just east of the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 6. The field day will be held in the cotton field on the south side of the road. MSU Extension Specialists will be present to discuss topics in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanut, rice and soybean.

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Peanut Growers: Tropical Storm Bill

🕔08:49, 15.Jun 2015

Posted June 16, 2015. The low pressure in the Gulf has turned into tropical storm Bill. It is now predicted to impact the coast further south than it was several days ago. Updated forecasts by NOAA indicate that the primary

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2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers

2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers

🕔10:01, 26.Mar 2015

While we wait for the fields to dry up enough to get the 2015 planting season underway, here are a few peanut-related issues to pay attention to going into the season. – Jason Sarver • Inoculant usage continues to be

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What is Going On With Generic Azoxystrobin: the active ingredient in Abound, Quadris…

🕔17:22, 27.Feb 2015

Updated Tuesday March 10, 2015. Added several  new fungicides to the pdf file;Mar.16.update2.azoxystrobin Strobe 2L which has a comprehensive label for field crops, vegetables, turf, and ornamentals. Trevo, (22.9% Azoxystrobin, for use on corn, cotton, rice, and soybeans). Updated Tuesday  March

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2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015

🕔11:27, 16.Jan 2015

Find attached the agenda for the 42nd Annual Delta Ag Expo to be held in Cleveland, MS on Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. We hope to see you in attendance at the Bolivar County Ag Expo Center.

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Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, January 28-29. Hattiesburg.

Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, January 28-29. Hattiesburg.

🕔14:58, 9.Jan 2015

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association announces their annual meeting and trade show. It will be held January 28-29 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

The draft agenda for the meeting is included in the blog announcement.

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Checking peanuts? Take your shovel! Unlikely southern blight* expression found in south Delta.

Checking peanuts? Take your shovel! Unlikely southern blight* expression found in south Delta.

🕔23:11, 22.Jul 2014

Yesterday we found our first southern blight* damage to peanuts for 2014. The timing is not unusual, we generally start finding the disease when the crop canopy closes. What is unusual is where on the plants the disease was found.

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Peanut Emergence and Seed Diseases

Peanut Emergence and Seed Diseases

🕔17:15, 12.May 2014

At planting time there are never enough hours in the day, or enough days between the last rain and the next rain. Especially when the weather has pushed the last possible planting date for the crop into “next week’. So sometimes we try to get seeds into the ground even when conditions are not right.

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Fungicides Labeled for Use On Peanuts in Mississippi, 2014

🕔16:04, 7.May 2014

This post links to lists of fungicides labeled for use on Mississippi grown peanuts as of February, 2014. Each document sorts the same information different ways.

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Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting Set for February 12-13, Hattiesburg

Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting Set for February 12-13, Hattiesburg

🕔13:06, 6.Feb 2014

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association 9th annual meeting and trade show will take place at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg on February 12-13, 2014.  This year’s program stands to be one of the best in the history of the

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Two Upcoming Peanut Field Days

🕔08:33, 27.Aug 2013

Two upcoming peanut field days offer the latest research recommendations and a chance to see some research/demonstration plots. The first field day will be held in south Mississippi, at Lucedale, the other in north Mississippi, at Clarksdale. Lucedale The Lucedale

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Early Leaf Spot of Peanut found in the Greater Columbus Area

Early Leaf Spot of Peanut found in the Greater Columbus Area

🕔13:49, 18.Aug 2013

This last week I found early leaf spot in the Greater Columbus, Mississippi area. For information and images on how to identify early leaf spot, please see: http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2013/08/12/early-leaf-spot-of-peanut/ and http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2012/09/05/early-leaf-spot-found-in-the-greater-aberdeen-area/ Early and late leaf spot are major defoliators of peanuts

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Early Leaf Spot of Peanut

Early Leaf Spot of Peanut

🕔00:30, 12.Aug 2013

Synopsis: Is caused by a fungus, Cercospora arachidicola. Defoliates infected leaflets fairly quickly. Is one of the reasons, along with late leaf spot, for the development of the traditional two week spray schedule in established peanut growing areas (see Figure

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2013 List of Peanut Fungicides Labeled in Mississippi

2013 List of Peanut Fungicides Labeled in Mississippi

🕔10:24, 19.Feb 2013

This note links to four documents (pdf format), each of which lists the fungicides labeled for use on Mississippi grown peanuts as of February, 2013. The first document lists the fungicides by Trade Name. The second pdf lists the fungicides

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Frost and Peanuts: What to do and What not to do

🕔11:57, 26.Oct 2012

Frost and Peanuts: What to do and What not to do Are you still digging peanuts? If so, is there a frost in your forecast? Dug peanuts that are not yet well air dried are quite susceptible to frost injury.

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Early leaf spot found in the greater Aberdeen area

Early leaf spot found in the greater Aberdeen area

🕔10:49, 5.Sep 2012

Description and symptoms.  Yesterday I looked at some defoliating fields in the greater Aberdeen vicinity. The vines looked like someone had used a set of hedge shears to remove the foliage from between the rows and thin it in the

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Predicted conditions surrounding Isaac favor diseases of peanut

🕔21:39, 26.Aug 2012

As of Sunday evening, it appears that Tropical Storm Isaac will slow, turn into a hurricane, and hit our Gulf Coast sometime Tuesday. Rainfall amounts are forecast in inches below I-20 and tropical storm conditions are expected to prevail for

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Week of August 10 Peanut Crop Update

🕔11:08, 10.Aug 2012

As a Plant Pathologist, I tend to divide the peanut crop in Mississippi into growing areas based on the “climate” and soils.  Both influence the type and amount of disease pressure experienced in that growing area and, incidentally, quality and

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Last of July/First August Update and Ernesto Advisory

🕔23:53, 5.Aug 2012

Current update Last of July/First of August and Tropical Storm Ernesto Advisory White mold White mold began germinating and growing on dead organic matter in the south about 18 days ago in south central Mississippi, but really started to kill

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Southern stem rot or white mold of peanut

🕔07:33, 2.Jul 2012

Discusses the life cycle, management and identification of white mold or southern stem rot of peanut caused by Sclerotium rolfsii. It includes a section on how to distinguish it from a white mold look-alike. Southern stem rot or white mold

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Tomato Spotted Wilt, Quick Identification

Tomato Spotted Wilt, Quick Identification

🕔08:30, 20.Jun 2012

Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) has historically been a devastating disease of peanuts. Given the high thrips population this spring and large population of flowering winter weeds known to be TSWV hosts, I was expecting a TSWV year. I was

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