This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Dr. Terry Wheeler, Plant Pathologist, Texas Ag Experiment Station, Lubbock, Texas.
Suggested introduction cut 1:
Verticillium Wilt is one of three cotton diseases that periodically strike. According to Dr Terry Wheeler, Plant Pathologist for the Texas Ag Experiment Station in Lubbock, this disease is driven primarily by weather.
Suggested introduction cut 2:
Wheeler says variety selection is the key to minimizing the effects of Verticillium Wilt.
Suggested introduction cut 3:
In 2005 Wheeler started an extensive trial to determine what new varieties showed Verticillium resistance.
The full list of varieties and test results are available on the web at Lubbock.TAMU.edu