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September 8, 2022

Southern Blight 
This week I have been seeing a lot of Southern Blight (Sclerotium rolfsii) in fields.   Most fields were caught up on their irrigation – providing wet soils, a little more humidity, and warm soil temperatures ideal for Southern Blight.  The fungus’ white mycelium is stringy looking (top photo) compared to the puffy looking mycelium of Sclerotinia Blight.  Southern Blight has round sclerotia that appear as white or brown tiny balls (bottom photo) compared to the black, flaky looking sclerotia of Sclerotinia Blight.   The fungus survives growing on dead plant material.  It survives year to year growing on the soil surface but cannot survive more than a year if it is buried deeply.   Usually crop rotations of 2 to 4 years are required to significantly reduce it.  There are numerous products available to control Southern Blight. 

David's Blog - September 2022 

September 2, 2022

Upcoming Meetings and Checking ODAFF Private Applicator CEUs 
Several Upcoming Meetings in September, and those with peanut production topics I have entered onto the Events Section of this website.  There are Privater Applicator CEU's applied for at both the Schantz Farms Field Day near Hydro and the Caddo Research Station Field Day.   

 Link to: 
Check Your Private Applicator CEU Status  

September 9, 2022

Bring Your Private Applicator Number to the Sept. 15th Meetings

Two upcoming meetings both have Private Applicator CEUs, so be sure and bring your Private Applicator number. 

September 15, 2022 
            Schantz Farms Field Day, 8:00 am Registration - 3 CEUs

            Caddo Research Station 
                        Hull Blasting, 2:30 pm
                        Tour, 5:00 pm – 1 CEU

For all the details go to this link: