Central Texas Cotton: Leafroll Dwarf Virus Discovered

🕔Aug 23, 2019A new viral disease of cotton found in recent years in several southeastern U.S. states has now been confirmed in Texas. The disease, cotton blue disease, was observed recently in […]

Georgia Cotton: 6 Diseases to Watch for in August

🕔Aug 1, 2019In my world of all things “disease and nematode management” of Georgia’s cotton crop, August is a very important month for growers. It is important for two very different reasons. […]

Mississippi: Cotton Blue Disease – What You Should Know

🕔Jul 24, 2019Typically, plant viruses induce outward symptoms that may appear in the form of plant stunting, misshapen leaves, or even a coloration difference in the younger leaves that oftentimes can be […]

Tennessee Cotton: Diseases – What To Be on Lookout For

🕔Jul 24, 2019The usual foliar spotting has been seen: leaf spot complex and target spot. In addition to the fungal leaf spot, bacterial blight leaf symptoms have also been reported

Alabama Cotton: Blue Disease Present – Scout Closely, Submit Samples

🕔Jul 17, 2019Extension professionals have already confirmed the presence of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV)—the causal agent of cotton blue disease — on multiple research substations across Alabama. The aphid-transmitted disease has […]

Georgia Cotton: Ramping Up Blue Disease Research

🕔Jul 8, 2019University of Georgia scientists are investigating the epidemiology of cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (CLRDV) in Georgia using a $75,000 grant jointly funded by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Cotton […]

Texas: Cotton Blue Disease Not Found in State, So Far

🕔Jul 5, 2019A new virus disease of cotton found so far in several southeastern US states has attracted a lot of attention lately.  This is the “cotton blue disease”, which is caused […]

South Carolina Cotton: First, Let’s Talk About Aphids

🕔Jun 28, 2019I am certainly getting plenty of calls about aphids, spider mites and plant bugs. Most folks are not seeing plant bugs at threshold levels but many are asking about aphids […]

Alabama Cotton: What to Know About Blue Disease – Video

🕔Jun 14, 2019Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists Dr. Kassie Conner and Dr. Austin Hagan give an update on Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus, or Cotton Blue Disease, a virus disease that was first […]

Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease – A Concern for Growers Going Into 2019 Crop

🕔Apr 12, 2019With an estimated farm gate income of $325 million and yield of 899 pounds lint per acre on 470,000 acres in 2018, cotton is Alabama’s most economically important agronomic crop. […]

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