First report of cotton blue disease in the United States

ScienceDaily | 10/17/2019 | Staff
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Lawrence took samples and sent them to Judith K. Brown at the University of Arizona. After 7 months of research, Brown connected the symptoms to cotton blue disease, caused by Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV). The disease had never been seen in the United States. It was first reported in Africa in 1949 and then not again until 2005, when it was reported in Brazil.

Reported from six counties in coastal Alabama in 2017,...
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