Late season foliar and soilborne peanut diseases continue to be problem in Alabama due to conducive weather. Peanut rust has been found on non-treated plants in research trials in Headland. […]
Due to the warm, wet weather, fungal diseases continue to be an issue for Alabama cotton. Cotton producers should continue to scout their cotton fields for areolate mildew and target […]
The biggest concern this week for producers is the potential landfall of either Hurricane Marco or tropical storm Laura. As of Sunday August 23, the latest tracks show both storms […]
Georgia: Disease Pressure Increasing in Most Crops Jul 22, 2020
Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, provides a brief update on the current disease situations in soybeans, corn, peanuts, and cotton.
North Carolina Tobacco: High Target Spot Pressure Jul 20, 2020
Persistent wet weather conditions continue to cause issues for tobacco diseases across the state. In particular, target spot, caused by Thanatephorus cucumeris (syn. Rhizoctonia solani) is severe this year. Target […]
As soybean fields in Kentucky approach the R3 (beginning pod) developmental stage, it generally is a time to consider an application of a foliar fungicide to protect against foliar diseases. […]
The Debate. I recently followed a thread on social media where the need for applying fungicides to cotton for control of target spot was debated. As you might imagine, opinions […]
In my world of all things “disease and nematode management” of Georgia’s cotton crop, August is a very important month for growers. It is important for two very different reasons. […]
An update on soybean disease scouting from Dr. Heather Kelly. Watch to the end for info on Soybean Disease Field Day.
The usual foliar spotting has been seen: leaf spot complex and target spot. In addition to the fungal leaf spot, bacterial blight leaf symptoms have also been reported