Tag Archive: Mold

Frequent Rains Induce Slime Mold in Panhandle Lawns

Slime Mold Sporangia. Image Courtesy Matthew Orwat Although black or white streaks are shocking when they appear on an otherwise healthy lawn,  slime molds are rarely harmful. Slime mold is actually caused by the small round fruiting bodies of a special type of fungal-like organisms called Myxomycetes. While regularly present in the soil, they usually make a visual appearance on …

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Current Risk Report for Peanut White Mold (Stem Rot) Based on Soil Temperatures

Early season fungicide sprays can be helpful, however, it is important to assess your risk. Rebecca L. Barocco and Nicholas S. Dufault As soil temperatures are increasing, it is time for peanut growers in Florida, as well as many other areas of the southeast, to consider an early season white mold (a.k.a. stem rot) fungicide …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/13/current-risk-report-for-peanut-white-mold-stem-rot-based-on-soil-temperatures/

Leaf Mold Infecting High Tunnel Tomatoes

High tunnels have gained popularity in Florida over the past 10 years.  The USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP program and others like it have increased high tunnel acreage in Florida from none being reported in 2001, to 186 acres in 2013 according to a UF/IFAS statewide survey. Although the use of this version of …

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Incidence of White Mold (Stem Rot) of Peanuts is Increasing – Protect Your Crop Now.

Figure 1. Sclerotia produced by the white mold (stem rot) pathogen. Red arrows point to the sclerotia on the peanut tissue which vary in color from white to tan/brown. By Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault, Extension Specialist, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL The incidence of white mold (a.k.a. stem rot) of peanut …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/31/incidence-of-white-mold-stem-rot-of-peanuts-is-increasing-protect-your-crop-now/

White Mold Management in Peanuts

The 2014 Panhandle peanut crop is developing at a normal pace. Soilborne disease control programs have begun, mainly targeting white mold.  Some fields are also being treated for foliage feeding caterpillars. As peanut farmers progress further into their white mold management program, they need to take a serious look at the fungicide options that producers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/26/white-mold-management-in-peanuts/

White Mold Confirmed in Santa Rosa Peanut Trial

Tan, mustard seed sized, white mold sclerotia are visible in peanuts in Santa Rosa County There are confirmed hits of white mold in the Extension Peanut Fungicide trial here in Santa Rosa County, up to 3 hits per 25 foot of row. White mold is one of those diseases that can be field diagnosed with …

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Conditions are Prime for White Mold in Peanuts

Peanuts in Santa Rosa County receive a second fungicide application. Peanuts in Santa Rosa County got off to a dry, slow start, with many fields requiring insecticide treatments for thrips. Now that the typical summer rains have set in, peanuts are growing well with a nice canopy, and have for the most part, overcome the …

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Slime Mold – Only A Cosmetic Problem

Although black or white streaks are shocking when they appear on an otherwise healthy lawn, the incidence of slime mold is rarely harmful. Closeup: Slime Mold in Centipedegrass. Image courtesy Matthew Orwat Slime mold is actually caused by the small round fruiting bodies of a special type of fungi, called Myxomycetes, which are regularly present in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/17/slime-mold-only-a-cosmetic-problem/

2012 Peanuts: It Is a White Mold Year

Back in the early spring, University of Georgia Extension Plant Pathologist Bob Kemerait predicted that conditions were going to be right for white mold development in peanuts during the 2012 season.  He based this on the very warm temperatures common throughout the southeastern United States during the winter of 2011-2012 and spring of 2012.  As …

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