Peculiar Spots in Peanuts and Possible Survey

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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.

peculiar spots on peanut foliage

Peculiar spots on peanut foliage

Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2014-126)