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FDA OKs ultra-low gossypol cottonseed for human, animal food

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to ultra-low gossypol cottonseed — known as ULGCS — to be used as human food and in animal feed, something Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have been working on for nearly 25 years. Dr. Keerti Rathore, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant biotechnologist in the Texas A&M Institute for Plant Genomics ... Read More »

Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus Present In Alabama; Scouting Essential

cotton leaf roll virus

Extension 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 been monitored closely since it appeared in cotton fields during fall 2017. Kassie Conner, an Alabama Extension plant pathologist, said the virus was confirmed in samples taken since July 1. ... Read More »

Celebrating A Century Of Service

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Greetings from the University of Georgia Tifton Campus! We have been celebrating a momentous occasion at UGA Tifton, and I would like to share that event with you. A bill passed by the Georgia General Assembly in August 1918 created the Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station, now UGA Tifton. Tifton was selected as the location for the station in May ... Read More »

California Fights To Beat Fusarium Wilt Race 4

fusarium wilt race 4

An increasing topic of conversation between researchers and producers at area meetings across the Cotton Belt is Fusarium wilt race 4 (FOV4) — a fungal disease that is difficult to control in cotton and can survive in soils indefinitely. With vital support from Cotton Incorporated, scientists in California have been investigating resistance to FOV4 since 2003 when the disease was ... Read More »

UGA crop geneticists awarded $935,000 to breed softer cotton, more resilient peanuts

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences plant breeders almost $1 million in grants this fiscal year to produce improved cotton and peanut varieties. Searching for softer cotton Regents’ Professor Andrew Paterson, director of the Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory and member of the CAES Department of ... Read More »