On Christmas Day farmers around Walgett in north-west New South Wales noticed their toddler cotton plants had begun to wither. Leaves began to curve and die, killing some vegetation and stressing others.Within days, it was clear Walgett was once dealing with a major incident that had affected nearly 6,000 hectares […]
Plant protection strategy and activities have significant importance in the overall crop production programmes for sustainable agriculture. Variation of Bt gene expression in different cultivars over time and efficacy to bollworms are the main concern now a days, studies undertaken on Earias spp proved the concerned. Similarly the efficacy of […]
Seed quality is one of the most important factors for stand establishment in cotton (Gossypium sp.), and the use of good quality seeds is therefore essential to obtain an optimum plant population. Conditions prevailing during seed formation can affect the quality of seed produced, and hence crop establishment in the […]
This video covers several foliar diseases of cotton including target spot. Provides keys for the identification of diseases and control diseases at the proper time.
Cotton is susceptible to a wide range of insect pests. Among the most destructive are the cotton bollworm, plant bugs, stink bugs, aphids, thrips and spider mites. Regardless of the pest, insect pest management is the highest variable cost associated with the production of the cotton crop.