DISEASE: Vert alert! Samples needed for surveillance

Further to the Vert Alert! re the new strain of defoliating verticilium, CottonInfo, NSW DPI and QLD DAF are asking cotton growers to look for Verticillium wilt disease symptoms and to send samples of suspect plants to the Department in their respective states. This will assist the Department's to determine the distribution of the new strain and to understand the pathogen further.

This fact sheet outlines what growers should look for in their fields, and provides the relevant NSW DPI and QLD DAF forms for growers to submit with their plant samples for diagnosis.