Note From Rick

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David has sent some recent note indicating that wise decisions at planting are important, particularly with the high cost of seed. Unnecessary products going into the furrow are an added expense and if they reduce emergence or stand, a costly mistake. Given the limited options for thrips control, making good decisions at planting are more important than ever. As I mentioned in an early note it is difficult to predict thrips damage this spring other than to say that like most years, earliest planted peanuts will probably be at the greatest risk. This year is not a year to be trying a lot of new and/or different approaches. Rick Brandenburg

Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2012-017)