Peanut Disease & Nematode Update

UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait has new information on diseases and nematodes:

  1. The 2015 Peanut Rx smart phone app is now available for iPhones and for Android phones.  The app has been developed through my program and in cooperation with our Peanut Rx committee.  The app was developed by the ZedX company from Pennsylvania.  The app is available for free at the App Store (iPhones) and Google Play (android phones).  I am hopeful that the app will be widely downloaded and then used by anyone interested in disease management in peanut.  As this is the first season in which the app is available, there will likely be improvements to be made.  Please let me know if you have questions or suggestions for changes and updates.  Additional Power Point instructional material will follow.
  2. A Federal Label was approved for Velum Total earlier this week, according to a representative from Bayer CropScience, and a state label should follow quickly.  This means that peanut (and cotton) growers in Georgia will be able to use Velum Total for management of nematodes and thrips when these crops are planted this season.  Further recommendations will follow.
  3. Priaxor (fluxapyroxad + pyraclostrobin) from BASF is labeled for use on peanut and will be widely marketed as a replacement for Headline.  Priaxor performed well in a number of trials conducted by county agents.
  4. Elatus (solatenol + azoxystrobin) from Syngenta is not labeled yet, but an EPA label is expected in time for the 2015 field season.  Like Priaxor, Elatus performed well in trials in 2014.
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