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New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast Addresses Italian Ryegrass and Glyphosate-Resistance Management

January 2nd, 2014

Memphis, TN --- Over the years, Italian Ryegrass could be found on roadsides, in ditches, and other benign places.  Unfortunately, glyphosate-resistant biotypes of this weed are being found more and more in cotton fields.

In 2005, Jason Bond, Mississippi State University Research and Extension Weed Scientist, was the first to discover glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass, and he is one of the leading experts in helping growers manage it. Bond shares this valuable knowledge in the latest ‘Focus on Cotton’ presentation, titled “Management of Glyphosate-Resistant Italian Ryegrass.”

This presentation summarizes the known distribution of the weed as well as research addressing its management.  By the end of this presentation, listeners should know more about the negative impact of ryegrass on cotton and also have adequate information to minimize the negative effects of this troublesome weed on cotton farming operations. This ‘Focus on Cotton’ presentation and others are published courtesy of Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.  View this and other ‘Focus on Cotton’ talks at:


Phil Bogdan, Plant Management Network, 651-994-3859, pbogdan [at] scisoc [dot] org 
Brad Robb, The Cotton Board, 901-271-1316, brobb [at] cottonboard [dot] org

About Plant Management Network:  All subscription-based information on the Plant Management Network website can be accessed for one low $38 annual subscription fee. Plant Management Network,, is a cooperative not-for-profit resource for the applied agricultural and horticultural sciences. Together with more than 80 partners, which include land-grant universities, scientific societies, and agribusiness, PMN publishes quality, applied, and science-based information for the practitioner. 

About the Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton.

The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit


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