The South Carolina peanut crop is greatly improved from last month. 

A majority of the peanut growing area has received at least some rain over the last two weeks.

For the most part, growers have caught up with weed control and are into their 60-75 DAP fungicide applications. White mold and late leaf spot are beginning to develop in some areas. 

With rain still in the forecast for the next week, try to stay on track with your fungicide program. This is extremely important for fields with susceptible varieties.

For the acres planted with Bailey, remember it has very good resistance to white mold and late leafspot and does not require an extensive fungicide program like a susceptible variety would. Bailey should allow you to save a few dollars on fungicides.

Take a look at our recommended fungicide programs in the disease management section of the Peanut Money Maker and/or give me a call if you have questions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the different fungicide programs.

Along with diseases, foliage feeding insects are being observed in a few fields. This is not a warning for insects or a need for an insecticide application, rather a reminder to begin scouting for insects in your fields in the upcoming weeks.