Valor SX Injury

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Question or Comment:

David…Bailey…admire, valor plus dual…a starter in furrow from coastal that he has used frequently…planted 5/8…4 inches on 5/15….a lot looks like this…worse in bottoms…please help…

small damaged peanut plants

Answer or Ramble: 

Looks like Valor SX. Timing of application and rainfall was perfect for a lot of splash up. The peanuts should be okay but they will look rough for a little while. I have seen peanuts with damage like some of this and then returned to field a week later and would have sworn I was in the wrong field. Peanuts recovered quickly. Difficult to tell on stand, but peanuts will probably fill in. Need 4 plants per foot if possible but 3 will be okay. Bailey has pretty good resistance to spotted wilt.

Question or Comment: 

This may show better… emerging and then wilting immediately…

wilted recently emerged peanut plants

Answer or Ramble: 

This often happens with Valor SX. In my experience the peanuts will recover relatively soon.

Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2014-051)