​​Integrated Management of Verticillium Wilt of Cotton

November 2017 | 24 min., 45 sec.
by Jason E. Woodward
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Tech University


Verticillium wilt, caused by the soilborne fungus Verticillium dahliae, is an economically important disease of cotton. This presentation will help consultants, growers and other practitioners in the Southwestern Unites States identify Verticillium wilt and reduce the impact of the disease through variety selection and changing agronomic practices. In this presentation, practitioners will learn how to identify Verticillium wilt in the field, understand the role of soil inoculum on disease development and the impact management tactics, such as irrigation, crop rotation and seeding rate has on disease development and yield.​

About the Presenter

Jason E. WoodwardJason E. Woodward received a BS in Biology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1999, MS and PhD 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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