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Prevent White Mold Damage in Your Peanut Fields

September 18, 2020
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Elatus® fungicide delivers long-lasting white mold control in peanuts.

White mold is one of the most prevalent disease threats to peanut growers across the Southeast. Without proper preventive treatment, this disease can damage roots and pegs, leading to reduced yield potential.

According to the Clemson University Extension, white mold is the most consistently damaging soil disease affecting peanuts in SC and across the Southeast. White mold thrives in high soil temperatures and high humidity, making the Southeast an ideal climate for the disease. Infection often begins underground, damaging pegs and pods early in the season. As the disease progresses, symptoms include dark brown lesions on stems and pods and wilted stem. If left untreated, white mold can rot pods and pegs and cause root decay.

Delays in planting, lack of rainfall and unusually hot temperatures favor white mold. The namesake symptom is a white, filmy substance on leaves, but the disease also leaves brown rot on limbs or shoots and brown lesions on stems and shoots. Early season intervention is the best defense against white mold damage in peanuts.

Elatus fungicide delivers long-lasting protection against white mold in peanuts, even under extreme disease pressure. Active ingredients azoxtstrobin and  Solatenol® fungicide deliver excellent soilborne disease control and up to 28 days of white mold control in peanuts. Specialists recommend applying Elatus at 60 and 90 days after planting for optimal white mold control, since most pod damage occurs during this window. Ensure even coverage when spraying Elatus and other peanut fungicides to deliver the most comprehensive disease control and long-lasting protection.

The extended residual control in Elatus offers application flexibility and peace of mind when weather conditions or busy schedules prevent timely application. Elatus delivers dependable white mold control and is considered the backbone of a successful fungicide program according to the Wilson Faircloth, Ph.D., the Syngenta Peanut Doctor.

This chart compares fungicide success on yield potential

Premium peanut fungicide programs with Elatus and Miravis® fungicide can deliver higher yield potential

To learn more about Elatus, contact your local Syngenta sales representative.

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