Integrated Management of
Verticillium Wilt of Cotton
By Jason E. Woodward, Ph.D.
Extension Plant Pathologist
Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Texas Tech University
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Verticillium wilt, caused by the soilborne fungus Verticillium dahliae, is an economically important disease of cotton. This presentation will help consultants, growers and other practitioners in the Southwestern Unites States identify Verticillium wilt and reduce the alleviate the impact of the disease through variety selection and changing agronomic practices. In this presentation, practitioners will learn how to identify Verticillium wilt in the field, understand the role of soil inoculum on disease development and the impact management tactics, such as irrigation, crop rotation and seeding rate has on disease development and yield.