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Peanut Update – 60 DAP

The following update was prepared by Clemson Peanut Specialist Dan Anco. While some of this year’s peanuts are right at 45 days old, others were planted about 60 days ago. Classically, 60 DAP marks the beginning of the critical period … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Southern Stem Blight

Last week the question was:  What is this disease growing at the base of this tomato plant? This is a fungal disease called Southern stem blight (Sclerotium rolfsii).  This is the same pathogen that causes white mold in peanuts.  It … Continue reading

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Question of the Week

Last week the question was:  What are the little tan and red balls on this peanut plant? These are the sclerotia of white mold, Sclerotium rolfsii.  Sclerotia are the survival structures that will fall off of the plant and can survive … Continue reading

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