Question About Inoculant and Fumigation

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Question:

Hope all is well with you, I had a question this morning from a producer regarding applying Telone and peanut inoculate. What is your experience regarding Telone influencing the effectiveness of inoculant.

 Answer:

I have never looked at that interaction. We looked at metam sodium a couple of years ago (inoculant applied in-furrow at planting following fumigation with metam 2 weeks earlier) and saw no issues. I’m not sure about Telone. I’m copying Barbara in case she knows of any data on this.

We recommend inoculating peanut in all cases no matter what, but especially following a very effective fumigant like Telone.

Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2014-043)