Good Day Everyone,
1.) Remember Gramoxone is not recommended after 28 Days after ground crack (35 days after planting).
2.) For the 40-45 day peanuts, a fungicide program needs to be initiated. You may want to start a little earlier in fields that were planted in peanuts last year (no rotation). We could see disease issues get started a little earlier in these fields or in fields planted with varieties susceptible to leaf spots and white mold, especially with the current environmental conditions we are experiencing.
3.) Land plaster/Gypsum should be applied at this time. Initiate at 35 Days after planting. I know you may be a little late due to the rain but try to get it out as quick as you can. It is better to be early than late.
4.) With the excessive rain received throughout the state, peanut growth and color may be a little off compared to last year. If you are seeing light green peanuts you can start to check taproots around 45 to 55 days after planting to determine if you have nodulation problems.
5.) We are seeing thrips damage in some fields where insecticide hoppers stopped up or malfunctioned. Orthene (acephate) can be applied if needed.
These are just a few issues we are dealing with currently. Please give me a call if you are having problems. I would be happy to help.