Eleven commercially grown peanut cultivars were evaluated for disease and yield response to two and four applications of tebuconazole under moderate disease pressure (< 12 hits/12.2 m) by southern stem rot (Sclerotium rolfsii). The incidence of southern stem rot was reduced in all cultivars when treated with two and four sprays of tebuconazole. Tamrun 96 and Southwest Runner had the lowest disease incidence. Cultivars responded with higher yields when sprayed with two and four applications of tebuconazole compared to the unsprayed plots. Peanut grade (SMK SS) was not affected by tebuconazole. Georgia Runner and Tamrun 96 produced the highest grade while Southwest Runner was the lowest.
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Keywords: disease incidence, Sclerotium rolfsii.
How to Cite:
Besler, B. & Grichar, W. & Smith, O. & Jaks, A.,
(2001) “Response of Peanut Cultivars to Full and Reduced Spray Programs of Tebuconazole for Control of Southern Stem Rot¹”,
Peanut Science 28(1),
01 Jan 2001