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Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus Knowledge Base Grows

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• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • The list of weeds found to be overwintering hosts for cotton leafroll dwarf virus continues to increase based on research findings. Both weeds and cotton stalks left in the field can act as a green bridge over the winter and a well of inoculum for the onset of disease the next season. Despite ... Read More »

Varieties and environment key to successful cotton yields

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New varieties, coupled with improved nematode management and fertility practices, have helped increase cotton yields. And Clemson University cotton specialist says if environmental conditions cooperate, South Carolina cotton farmers could see an increase in yields this year. During the 2021 Cotton Growers Meeting, held online, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service cotton specialist Mike Jones said variety and environment are key to ... Read More »

Texas Caprock Crop Production Conference set for April 1

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The Caprock Crop Production Conference for Crosby and Floyd counties is set for April 1 in Floyd County. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will take place at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center, 990 Farm-to-Market Road 786 in Muncy. The cost is $45. Advanced registration is requested by March 25 for this in-person meeting so all COVID-related precautions ... Read More »

UArk releases updated 2021 weed, insect & disease management guides

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New editions of the most widely used publications from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are now available and offer the latest research-based recommendations for managing insects, weeds and diseases in row crop agriculture, as well as in fruit, vegetable and garden production. The 2021 publications include: • MP44 — Recommended Chemicals for Weed and Brush Control. • ... Read More »

Auburn University research team tackles devastating cotton virus

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Since a potentially devastating cotton virus was first detected in Alabama fields in 2017, a group of Auburn University researchers and Alabama Extension specialists have been working to learn everything they can about it so farmers can minimize their risks. The team has worked so diligently, in fact, that Auburn has been designated as a U.S. Department of Agriculture Center ... Read More »

In Georgia, CLRDV Spreads As Research Continues

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• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • Since the cotton leaf roll dwarf virus first appeared in Alabama in 2017, it has spread to all Southern U.S. cotton states. University of Georgia cotton virologist Sudeep Bag says that based on observations from UGA researchers and Extension, CLRDV is present in every county across the cotton-growing region in Georgia. Further, researchers ... Read More »