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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.
Cotton root-knot nematodes are capable of causing significant losses to cotton production. In addition to direct damage, root-knot nematodes allow for secondary pathogens to impact yields. This publication describes root-knot nematodes and their management in cotton.
Areolate mildew, originating in Alabama in 1890, and target spot, first described in Mississippi in 1959, have both become increasingly prevalent across the southeastern United States over the past three decades.