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Managing leaf disease in Peanuts

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New varieties add another disease management tool in leaf.. Rust in peanuts is a serious disease in Queensland coastal cane regions, and diseases like the leaf spots cause major crop losses if they start early and are uncontrolled... A three-pronged approach must be taken to manage leaf diseases in all peanut varieties - control of volunteer peanut plants that may harbour the leaf spot and rust pathogens, careful paddock selection, and an appropriate fungicide spray regime...
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