Diseases target Georgia row crops

Haire, Brad
September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 22, p16
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the outbreak of crop diseases due to the wet weather in Georgia. According to Bob Kemerait, a plant pathologist with the University of Georgia Extension Service, the wet weather brought by recent tropical storms did end a dry spell, but it also increased the risk for many fungal diseases. Georgia's soybean growers have had problems with frog-eye leaf spot and downy mildew. Cotton growers have seen an increase this year in Southern root knot nematodes in some fields. These microscopic worms damage root systems.


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