Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: November 15, 1996
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: This work is a comprehensive description of the seedling blight of cotton caused by Pythium spp., and it includes the symptoms of the disease, the taxonomic characteristics of the pathogens involved, the environmental conditions that favor or inhibit disease development, and the known means of disease control.
Technical Abstract: A concise and informative discourse on the taxonomy, disease cycle, and epidemiology of Phythium species that attack cotton seed and seedlings in the early stages of development. The symptoms of the disease in all phases of its occurrence and the current methods of agronomic, chemical and biological disease control are also discussed.