Florida researchers seek to unlock mystery of hardlock in cotton

Hollis, Paul L.
March 2004
Southeast Farm Press;3/3/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p22
Trade Publication
Reports on the unlocking of the mystery of hardlock cotton disease by Florida researchers. Hardlock as the cause of stink bug damage, seed rot and the fungus, Fusarium verticilloides; Report of the occurrence of hardlock when seed cotton adheres in compact wedges within the individual partitions according to Jim Marois, University of Florida Extension plant pathologist; Correlation between hardlock severity and atmospheric conditions on the day of the bloom; Possible development of disease forecast model to help growers manage the disease effectively.


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