​​Identification and Management of Foliar Diseases of Cotton in the United States

August 2017 | 15 min., 43 sec.
by Heather M. Kelly
The University of Tennessee


This presentation addresses how to distinguish common leaf spots caused by plant pathogens (diseases) and other factors (insect and herbicide injury). This includes bacterial blight, target spot, leaf spot complex (Alternaria, Stemphylium, Cercospora), Ascochyta blight, and areolate mildew. Management options for these diseases are also discussed.​

About the Presenter

Heather M. KellyHeather M. Kelly is an Associate Professor of Plant Pathology with a 70% Extension and 30% Research appointment in the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department at the University of Tennessee. She is stationed at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, TN and is the leader of the UT Extension and Research disease management programs for field crops including soybean, corn, cotton, and wheat. Dr. Kelly received her BS in Biological Sciences and her MS in Science Teaching from Florida State University; and her PhD in Plant Pathology from University of Florida. Dr. Kelly manages cooperative efforts to develop disease management strategies and information on the epidemiology of plant diseases that is utilized in disease forecast modeling to improve crop production efficiency.​

Contact Information:
Email: youngkelly@utk.edu


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