Cotton Disease Complex: Fusarium and Root Knot Nematode​

January 2022 | 18 min., 46 sec.
by Cecilia Monclova-Santana
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension


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This presentation discusses recent findings for 2021 about cotton seedling diseases, root-knot nematode, and Fusarium wilt. An update is given on the distribution of Fusarium races 1 and 2, and a recent FOV4 finding on variety selection as a management tool is presented. See also “Update on Cotton Diseases in 2021,” by Terry Wheeler.​​​

About the Presenter

Cecilia Monclova-SantanaCecilia Monclova-Santana is an extension plant pathologist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. In her position, she provides plant pathology expertise to farmers and homeowners, particularly regarding cotton and peanuts. Her expertise is in mycology, but she also works with nematodes and bacteria. Cecilia completed a PhD in plant pathology at North Dakota State University. She worked with dry bean rust, studying pathogen diversity and germplasm screening. She earned her master's degree in tropical forest pathology at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez (UPRM). She worked with endangered plant species and pathogenic threats to their conservation. She also completed her bachelor's degree in agronomy at UPRM.​

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