​​Target Spot of Cotton: Six Years After First Report (Part 1)

November 2016 | 42 min., 10 sec.
by Robert C. Kemerait, Jr.
University of Georgia


​From 1961 to 2010, target spot was barely a blip on cotton farmer’s radars. But since 2010, it has had a growing presence in the Southeast U.S. and has been advancing toward other cotton production areas in the United States. But with some key management practices, growers who are affected with this disease have the opportunity to both save yield make money with the use of fungicides. The presentation is broken up into two parts. Part one discusses the disease itself, its origins, symptoms, and development. Environmental factors that affect the disease, its current distribution, and variety selection are also discussed. In the second part, we discuss the use of fungicides to manage this resurging disease.

About the Presenter

Robert C. Kemerait, Jr.Robert C. Kemerait, Jr. received his PhD from the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Florida and has been a member of the faculty at the University of Georgia since 2000. Currently a professor and Extension specialist, Kemerait is statio​ned at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton where he has statewide extension responsibilities for disease and nematode management of corn, soybeans, peanuts and cotton. In addition to his Extension activities, Kemerait is involved in projects in Guyana, Haiti, and the Philippines as well as being committed to graduate student education. Dr. Kemerait is married to Pamela Lopez Kemerait and they have two children, Perrine and Jimmy.​

Contact Information:
Email: kemerait@uga.edu


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