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This factsheet describes bacterial blight of cotton, including identification and disease management.
Seedling diseases are a major disease concern for North Carolina cotton production. Numerous fungi are capable of causing seedling disease, and potential damages are heavily influenced by environmental conditions.
Root knot nematode is an economically important pathogen for cotton production in North Carolina. Accurate identification is useful for selecting the proper management method.
Cotton root knot nematodes are capable of causing significant losses to cotton production. In addition to direct damage, root knot nematode can allow for secondary pathogens to impact yields, as well. This publication describes root knot nematodes and their management in cotton.