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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: White Mold

Last week the question was:  What is the white stuff growing on these peanut vines? This is white mold, Sclerotium rolfsii.  White mold is one of the most serious diseases we deal with in peanuts along with leaf spot.  Peanut growers … Continue reading

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Disease and Mite Update in Peanuts

Here is a disease and mite update from Clemson Peanut Specialist Jay Chapin. Pretty simple:  We need water not just to fill pods, but also to suppress mites, lesser cornstalk borer, and burrower bugs.   All of our most serious peanut … Continue reading

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Cold and White Mold on Rapeseed

Earlier this week, I looked at some rapeseed with fellow Extension Agent Trish DeHond.  This field is showing some light damage from the recent cold.  The plants are still in the rosette stage, which is very resiliant to cold injury, … Continue reading

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