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Managing peanut diseases

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Integrated disease management (IDM) practices, such as combining crop rotation with the use of fungicides, can minimise the effect of some of these diseases... If growing a leaf spot- and rust-susceptible variety in the Bundaberg area, it has been found that applying chlorothalonil products from 21 days after emergence (DAE) at 10-day intervals has controlled leaf spot and rust... If growing a more tolerant variety (i.e. Sutherland) apply a fungicide spray when leaf spot and rust is found on susceptible variety in the district and another 14-21 days later...
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