Peculiar Spots in Peanuts and Possible Survey
If each of the agents would survey about 20 fields each and document the spots we have been observing that would be great. I recommend looking in the mid-section of the canopy. If you can take a photograph of each one, Barbara and I can make an assessment of the severity. If you could look at 4-5 spots in the field that would also be nice and then we could get a feel for incidence. I think it would be good to get a feel for the frequency of the issue in the state. Thanks for any contributions you can make. If you wanted to pick a single farmer or several farmers and look at their fields that would enable you to get more information on their production practices and possible links to the spots. I will probably do something like this in between Rocky Mount (station) and Lewiston (station) given I drive those roads a great deal but won’t try to acquire production and pest management practices.
Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2014-126)