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Cotton Cultivars Evaluated for Tolerance to Reniform Nematode

S. R. Stetina, G. L. Sciumbato, L. D. Young, and J. A. Blessitt

March 2009


The primary objective of this project was to evaluate commercial cotton cultivars for tolerance to the reniform nematode in west-central Mississippi. Additionally, qualitative fiber properties were assessed to evaluate whether or not they varied due to nematode pressure. Thirty-nine commercial cotton cultivars were evaluated to identify those with tolerance to reniform nematode. Trials were conducted for three years at two west-central Mississippi field locations naturally infested with reniform nematode.


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