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It’s planting time on the Texas High Plains, and growers throughout the region are sitting on “Go,” ready to plant their 2019 cotton acreage, if they haven’t already started. A few growers have indicated an intention to experiment with Pima cotton this season as well, which raises a point of concern due to the recent identification of the soil-borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum Race 4 (FOV4) in the El Paso Valley production region. Before making good on that decision, representatives from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers are encouraging growers to verify the source of the seed ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

P.O. Box 710
Lamesa, TX 79331