Vert alert! Defoliating strain detected in QLD & NSW
Verticillium wilt of cotton is caused by Verticillium dahliae, a soil-borne fungus that enters the roots and grows into the vascular system of the plant. Although the industry has been managing Verticillium wilt on cotton for years, a newly identified defoliating strain has been detected in Queensland and NSW.
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- Biosecurity & disease management
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