Crop Science 590 Summer Class
For any agents (or others) attending the June 11 and July 1 CS 590 peanut days, here is what I sent the class. Naturally, I don’t expect you (or really them) to look at the videos or PowerPoints but I will refer to them as we go along. Al and Richard will be at one or both of the sessions. You are certainly welcome to come if you would like an update or introduction to peanut management.
The lectures I provide in CS 163 (Peanut Production, Agricultural Institute) and CS 216 (Oil Seed Crops, Plant Science) are found at the address below and are appropriate for Cotton, Tobacco, and Peanut Production (CS 590). The lectures cover the basics of peanut production and do not go into great detail. I would like you to look at these before we meet for the peanut field days. I will also get the PowerPoints loaded on the Moodle site. You can get by without looking at them for the actual field visit but the terminology might be challenging if you have not worked with peanuts. Regardless of how much time we spend on the actual PowerPoints, everything covered in the videos are fair game for the exam. Once we get going in the field time will slip by quickly and we won’t be able to cover things completely. That is where the videos and PowerPoints might help. Your unity ID should get you into the system.
I will repeatedly refer to Drs. Isleib, Brandenburg, and Shew as we go along. They are the experts in breeding, insect management and disease management and have a wealth of experience in North Carolina addressing these topics. I will discuss much of the information in general terms but will go into some detail.
For June 11, try to look through some of the demographics of peanut production, rotations and tillage, varieties and fertility, weed control, early season insect control, tomato spotted wilt management and CBR management.
For July 1 we will visit a different location and discuss some of the above but also discuss disease, weed, and insect management.
For September 17/18 (you need attend only one of these) we will discuss late-season diseases, harvest principles, and plant growth regulation.
Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2014-054)