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  • Learn to Combat Cotton Defoliation

    Wet conditions in October accelerated the spread of late-season disease, specifically alternaria leaf spot, in Texas cotton. The disease causes browning or bronzing of the leaves and can lead to premature defoliation.  While cotton fields in the High Plains and Rolling Plains may appear to be in bad shape due to these symptoms, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts say that the mature state of the crop in affected areas should help limit affect to…