Control diseases to boost yields

Hollis, Paul
April 2005
Southeast Farm Press;4/13/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p23
Trade Publication
The article discusses the advantages of disease control in peanut production. According to the author, the method of prevention and controlling diseases could determine the long-term profitability of one's peanut operation. The author suggests that the yield losses to white mold could reach 50 percent if it is left uncontrolled, but there are ways to get around the disease. Tomato spotted wilt virus is transmitted by thrips, and in all likelihood, overwinters in adult thrips. Immature thrips pick up the virus in the fall.


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