TITLE

Diseases target Georgia row crops

AUTHOR(S)
Haire, Brad
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;9/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 22, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
14644221

 

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