Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor, Cotton Farming Magazine
Teams of cotton researchers throughout the Cotton Belt are working diligently to learn more about the new disease that has garnered everyone’s attention. Although it was possibly in growers’ fields a year or two prior, researchers identified and confirmed cotton leaf roll dwarf virus two years ago. The virus showed up again in 2018 in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and South Carolina. It has since been confirmed in Tennessee and Louisiana.