Potential for improved control of southern stem rot caused by Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc.on peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) was evaluated by combining moderate resistance with fungicide use. Various fungicides including carboxin, oxycarboxin, propiconazol, OAC 3890, and PCNB were applied to peanut lines NC 8C, NC Ac 18016, and Florigiant in North Carolina during 1980, 1981, and 1982. Consistently fewer disease loci occurred on NC Ac 18016 than on NC 8C or Florigiant. At least one fungicide reduced stem rot incidence in two of three years tested, but fungicide use did not result in greater yields. Effects of disease resistance and fungicides on suppression of stem rot development were additive.
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Keywords: stem rot, Sclerotium rolfsii, Arachis hypogaea, Groundnut, fungicides, Disease resistance
How to Cite:
Shew, B. & Beute, M. & Bailey, J.,
(1985) “Potential for Improved Control of Southern Stem Rot of Peanut with Resistance and Fungicides¹”,
Peanut Science 12(1),
01 Jan 1985