​​Management Strategies for Bacterial Blight in Cotton

February 2018 | 22 min., 14 sec.
by Jason E. Woodward
Texas Tech University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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Summary

​Recent outbreaks of Bacterial blight or Angular leaf spot of cotton, caused by Xanthomonas citri subsp. malvacearum, have been reported over the past several years. Management of Bacterial blight is achieved mostly through the use of resistant varieties; however, many commercially available varieties are susceptible to the disease. Several agronomic practices also impact disease development. Proper identification and management of this and other cotton diseases is required for producers to maximize production.

About the Presenter

Jason E. WoodwardJason E. Woodward received a BS in Biology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1999 and MS and PhD degrees in Plant Pathology from Oklahoma State University and The University of Georgia in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He moved to Texas in 2006 as an Extension Plant Pathologist at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. His research interests include the evaluation and implementation of integrated management strategies for cotton and peanut diseases. Additional aspects of his program include the disease diagnosis and fungicide resistance management. He works with research and extension colleagues to provide clientele with innovative, cost effective and sustainable disease management practices through his Extension programming.​

Contact Information:
Email: jewoodward@ag.tamu.edu

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