Correction on in-Furrow Insecticide Rates for Twins

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Rick just corrected me on the rate of insecticide for twins versus singles. The legal rate is based on the amount per acre and not the amount per twin. Growers (and me) should look at the total amount allowed and not exceed that rate per acre. So by default in twin rows the rate per acre that is legal causes the rate in each twin to be lower than what would be applied in a single row system. Those plants in twin rows, therefore, might be at more risk for thrips damage because less insecticide is available to be absorbed by peanut in the twin row system.

Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2014-010)