Bacterial blight poses a serious threat to cotton, with potentially significant yield losses. It survives and can be spread in cottonseed or in plant debris on the soil. To make matters worse, most of today’s producers have no experience with it...
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“No matter where you go in the High Plains or the Rolling Plains of Texas, you see it somewhere, even in 2011.” Recent reports also indicate frequent and somewhat widespread occurrences in Oklahoma.
Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton farmers will make each year. Looking at official variety trial results offer information to make that decision a little easier.
New microbial seed treatment promises to help cotton better handle water stress or adversities in coming years.
University of Georgia plant pathologist discusses situation with target spot and bacterial blight in Southeast cotton.
Growers seeking solutions to prevent target spot from reducing cotton yields in Mid-South.
Technology, from microbes, to GPS, to improved irrigation systems, will be essential for farm success in the near future.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles may help farmers improve efficiency as they gather data on crop conditions that will help in-season management decisions. Texas AgriLife research is conducting numerous studies to determine best practices for UAV use.
DuPont's Lumisena fungicide provides new mode of action for controlling phytophthora and downy mildew in soybeans and sunflowers.