​​​Fusarium Diseases in Texas

February 2020 | 15 min., 22 sec.
by Cecilia Monclova-Santana
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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Summary

​This presentation provides an overview of diseases observed in the Southern High Plains during the 2019 growing season, including southwestern cotton rust, Fusarium wilt, root-knot nematode, and Fusarium wilt race 4 (FOV4). FOV4 has only been reported in the El Paso, Texas, area. Details of the diseases are also provided, along with some recommendations for reducing the spread of FOV4 from El Paso to the Southern High Plains.

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.​

Contact Information:
Email: cecilia.monclova-san@ag.tamu.edu

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