DOUG WILDE, left, and his father John, right, look over flutriafol test plot analyses with Texas AgriLife agronomist David Drake. The Wilde’s have provided fields with heavy root rot infestations for research into management possibilities for the past several years.
DAVID DRAKE examines root rot test plots on the Wilde farm near San Angelo.
AT-PLANTING treatment with liquid flutriafol appears to be a promising delivery technique for root rot control.
BARE STALKS mean reduced yield from root rot infestations. These brittle stalks also cause harvest machinery to clog up and may affect grade when they shatter and get into the lint basket.
LARGE SPOTS of dead cotton stalks indicate severe root rot infestation on the Wilde farm.