Site-Specific Management of Cotton Root Rot Using Airborne and Satellite Imagery and Variable Rate Technology

| 2017
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This bulletin on Site-Specific Management of Cotton Root Rot explains how to use aerial imagery to more economically manage a highly virulent soil-borne disease whose distribution is highly conserved over years. If only 20-40% of a field is infested, the remainder need not be treated, and the cost of the fungicide that is not applied is a direct savings. The bulletin is an introduction, growers may wish to consult with a retailer, distribution, or precision data management specialist for assistance in translating aerial images into prescription-treatment application instructions for use by a variable rate applicator.