Nematodes Gaining Attention, Respect of Georgia Cotton Growers

Kemerait, Bob
February 2005
Southeast Farm Press;2/2/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p3
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the parasitic nematodes which creates a widespread problem on cotton in Georgia. There are four types of parasitic nematodes that are destructive on cotton in Georgia. These include the southern root-knot, the reniform, the Columbia lance and the sting nematodes. From recent random surveys conducted by county agents in Georgia, it is clear that a large percentage of cotton acreage in the state is infested with at least one species of parasitic nematode. A second reason for poor nematode management is that many growers believe they either cannot afford to rotate away from cotton, or with current cotton prices, they cannot afford to treat with a nematicide.


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