Louisiana cotton farmers should scout for target spot disease

From Delta Farm Press

by Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter

Louisiana cotton farmers need to be on the lookout for target spot, a fungal disease that can quickly defoliate plants.

Trey Price, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist at the Macon Ridge Research Station, said target spot is present in all cotton-producing areas of the state, with the most severe cases in Franklin, Madison and Tensas parishes.

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