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Beneficial Parasitic Wasps in Peanuts

Insect management tends to focus on pests that cause damage and reduce yields, but one aspect of integrated pest management (IPM) includes the knowledge of beneficial insects that naturally control those pests.  In peanuts, there are several different beneficial parasitoids that can be found preying on pest insects in the southern U.S.  A parasitoid is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/08/beneficial-parasitic-wasps-in-peanuts/

Rain Keeping You from Applying Gypsum to Your Peanuts this Year?

Soil calcium in the pegging zone of peanuts can be increased by adding gypsum at early bloom without raising soil pH. Credit: Glenn Harris Area farmers have had numerous challenges to deal with already in this growing season.  With so much rain over the past two weeks, many farmers have had their production schedule wrecked.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/23/rain-keeping-you-from-applying-gypsum-to-your-peanuts-this-year/

Control Options for Thrips in Peanuts and Cotton

Twin row peanut field in Jackson County. Photo: Ethan Carter Planting season is well under way, with some producers nearing completion of peanut, and cotton planting. Annually, thrips are problematic in early panted cotton and peanut. It will be important to keep an eye on thrips populations as seedlings emerge, and the weeks that follow …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/control-options-for-thrips-in-peanuts-and-cotton/

Should You give a Nitrogen Credit to the Crop that Follows Peanuts?

Figure 2- Peanut harvest at Citra yielded 6,192 lbs/ac peanuts with 6.3 tons/acre (dried) of leftover residue. Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist – University of Florida, West Florida Research and Education Center Raymond J. Geisel, Graduate Student – University of Florida, Soil and Water Science Department You’ve got your peanut crop out of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/should-you-give-a-nitrogen-credit-to-the-crop-that-follows-peanuts/

Incidence of White Mold (Stem Rot) of Peanuts is Increasing – Protect Your Crop Now.

Figure 1. Sclerotia produced by the white mold (stem rot) pathogen. Red arrows point to the sclerotia on the peanut tissue which vary in color from white to tan/brown. By Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault, Extension Specialist, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL The incidence of white mold (a.k.a. stem rot) of peanut …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/31/incidence-of-white-mold-stem-rot-of-peanuts-is-increasing-protect-your-crop-now/

Pegging Zone Calcium for Peanuts

Take a pegging soil sample, and if you have at least 500 lb/a of soil test calcium AND if your calcium to potassium ratio is 3:1 or better, then you don’t need to apply gypsum.  Photo credit:  John Atkins Glen Harris, UGA Soil Extension Specialist When we switched from growing small-seeded Georgia Green to large-seeded …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/12/pegging-zone-calcium-for-peanuts/

Hairy Indigo Control in Peanuts

Hairy indigo can be a challenging legume weed to control in peanuts. Photo credit: Jay Ferrell B. Colvin, J. Ferrell, and R. Leon Hairy indigo (Indigofera hirsuta) is an annual legume that was introduced to Florida as a forage crop. It has since escaped cultivation where it can be a troublesome weed in some crop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/20/hairy-indigo-control-in-peanuts/

Crop Rotation May Determine the Profitability of Peanuts in 2015

In the Sod-Based Crop Rotation Project at NFREC Marianna, the 160 acre field is divided in quadrants and rotated with 2 years of bahiagrass, followed by a year of peanuts and then a year of cotton.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Jim Marois and David Wright, UF/IFAS NFREC Agronomy Research Several peanut producers in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/30/crop-rotation-may-determine-the-profitability-of-peanuts-in-2015/

Common Bermudagrass Control in Peanuts with Fusilade or Select

Common bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) is a mat-forming perennial that can be found just about anywhere in the southeastern US – from roadsides to production fields. This weed is very well adapted to the South and persists in areas with a variety of soil textures, soil pH, and fertility levels. Although common bermudagrass can be beneficial …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/common-bermudagrass-control-in-peanuts-with-fusilade-or-select/

Peanuts Hit Hard by Nematodes this Year

A field in Jackson County with root-knot nematode damage all the way across. Photo: Josh Thompson A hot and dry summer for many Panhandle farmers has given no relief from pests this year. Peanut root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne arenaria) are no an exception. Damage from nematodes has been severe in many areas of Jackson County where the fields are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/12/peanuts-hit-hard-by-nematodes-this-year/

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