Defoliation may be challenge

Hollis, Paul L.
September 2003
Southeast Farm Press;9/3/2003, Vol. 30 Issue 21, p1
Trade Publication
Considers the challenge posed by cotton defoliation to producers in Alabama's Tennessee Valley in 2003. Update given by Charlie Burmester, Auburn University Extension cotton specialist; Recommendations to cotton producers; Other problems faced by cotton growers in north Alabama.


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