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Cotton diseases and their management practices

Disease

Chemical

Dosage

Mode of action

Other remedies

BLB of cotton

Paudomycin,copper oxychloride

200ml\ha

Systemic

Seed treatment

Cotton wilt

Sulphur

1000-1200ml\ha

Contact & systemic

Crop rotation

Cotton anthracnose

Copper oxychloride

2kg\ha

Contact & systemic

Late sowing

Root rot

Brassicol

800g\ha

Contact

Crop rotation for 3-4 yrs

Alternaria leaf spot

Blitox-50

10kg\ha

Systemic

Destroy the diseased debris

Powdery mildew

Sulfex

1kg\ha

Systemic

Spraying of water on powdered leaves

Cotton rust

Dithane Z 78

800-1200g\ha

Contact & systemic

Field sanitation

Boll rot

Copper oxychloride

1200g\ha

Contact & systemic

Control the insects after boll formation

Damping off

Captan\thiram

2g\kg

Contact

Sown only high quality seeds

Grey mildew

Fytolon

1200g\ha

Systemic

Field sanitation

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Please note that this is the opinion of the author and is Not Certified by ICAR or any of its authorised agents.