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Webcasts Help Southeastern Growers With Irrigation and Foliar Disease Management Practices

May 4th, 2017

Memphis, TN --- Cotton production practices can vary from region to region. Soil type, water availability, weather patterns, and a host of other factors can all play a role in regional management decisions.

The latest ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network, offers useful information on crop protection and irrigation management for the Southeast.

 Irrigation Management for Cotton in the Southeast” by Dr. Wes Porter, Extension Irrigation Specialist at the University of Georgia and Alabama Cooperative Extension, helps give consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the Southeast United States an even better understanding of irrigation management for cotton production and its benefits. Porter’s talk specifically underscores the importance of irrigation in cotton and irrigation scheduling. It also covers two brand-new scheduling methods available to growers.

 Foliar Diseases Affecting Cotton in the Southeastern United Statesby Dr. Robert Kemerait, Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Georgia, helps growers and consultants in the cotton industry better understand various foliar diseases that affect the Cotton Belt, particularly target spot, a relatively new and economically significant pest. This useful presentation provides answers the following questions: What are the major foliar diseases of cotton?; What is their impact?; and How do we manage them?

These and other resources are freely available courtesy of Cotton Incorporated at presentation is available at no charge, courtesy of Cotton Incorporated, through the ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource located at the Plant Management Network,  ‘Focus on Cotton’ contains over 35 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management. These talks--freely accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--cover agronomic practices, crop protection, and ag engineering.  This resource also features a new and improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers.  



Phil Bogdan, Plant Management Network, 651-994-3859, pbogdan [at] scisoc [dot] org

Stacey Gorman, The Cotton Board, 870-226-1445, sgorman [at] cottonboard [dot] org 

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