Early-Season Peanut Disease Management for the 2021 Season

Early-Season Peanut Disease Management for the 2021 Season

Nick Dufault, UF/IFAS State Extension Pathologist, Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent,  De Broughton, Regional Specialized Agent, and Ian Small, UF/IFAS Plant Pathologist Peanut planting has already begun in Florida, so preseason decisions, such as varietal...
Industrial Hemp Diseases in Florida: What We Know So Far

Industrial Hemp Diseases in Florida: What We Know So Far

Authors: Nicholas Dufault, Zach Eldred, Keir Hamilton, Kevin Korus; UF/IFAS Extension State Specialist, Doctor of Plant Medicine Students, and Alachua County Agent Florida’s industrial hemp growers face many challenges when developing a pest management plan. One...
The What, When and How of Florida’s Peanut Rust Issue

The What, When and How of Florida’s Peanut Rust Issue

Nicholas Dufault, Ian Small, Santosh Sanjel, Jay Capasso and Kevin Korus, UF/IFAS Peanut Team – As we approach the end of the peanut production season, Florida’s peanut farmers need to be wary of peanut rust.  Rust has been identified in fields in Columbia,...
Early Season 2019 Peanut Disease Observations

Early Season 2019 Peanut Disease Observations

The peanut field conditions have gone from hot and dry in early June to a mix of wet and dry at the end of the month across much of Florida’s peanut production area (Figure 1).  The crop was definitely stressed by the drought and heat with Aspergillus crown rot...