New Cotton Webcasts Focus on Irrigation and Foliar Disease Management

Two new webcasts offering information on crop protection and irrigation management for the Southeast have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.

In “Irrigation Management for Cotton in the Southeast,” Dr. Wes Porter, Extension irrigation specialist at the University of Georgia and Alabama Cooperative Extension, helps provide a better understanding of irrigation management for cotton production and its benefits. His presentation underscores the importance of irrigation and irrigation scheduling in cotton, including information on two new scheduling methods available to growers.

In “Foliar Diseases Affecting Cotton in the Southeastern United States,” Dr. Robert Kemerait, professor and Extension pathologist at the University of Georgia, helps viewers better understand various foliar diseases that affect the Cotton Belt, particularly target spot – a relatively new and economically significant pest.

The Focus on Cotton series contains more than 20 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management, including agronomic practices, crop protection and ag engineering. The presentations are accessible online at any time.

The resource also features a newly improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers.

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