​​​Epidemiology and Management of Fusarium Wilt of Cotton

February 2013 | 18 min., 02 sec.
by R. Michael Davis
University of California, Davis


The interest in Fusarium wilt of cotton has escalated in recent years due to the discovery of virulent genotypes of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum in Australia and California. Because the fungus is seedborne, the containment of these strains and a description of their current distribution are critically important to cotton growers wherever the crop is grown. In this Focus on Cotton presentation, the epidemiology and management of the disease are discussed, as well as history of the disease in the U.S.​

About the Presenter

R. Michael DavisR. Michael Davis is Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches plant pathology classes as well as courses on mushroom identification, mushroom cultivation, and phylogenetics of fungi. Most of his research is focused on fungal diseases of vegetable and field crops. He earned his PhD in Plant Pathology at the University of California, Riverside.​

Contact Information:
Email: rmdavis@ucdavis.edu


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