Some Diseases of Cotton as seen in the Plantations1

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    IN order to facilitate research work being carried out in the University of Manchester, for the Empire Cotton Growing Corporation, a visit was paid to some of the cotton states of America in the summer of 1924. The diseases of cotton described were observed in the plantations of North and South Carolina. In that season, according to recently published estimates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, fungal and bacterial diseases of cotton reduced the crop in the U.S.A. by 1,900,000 bales. The extent of these losses in what was a relatively favourable season for cotton-growing indicates the importance of these diseases.

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