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Wheeler discusses most important cotton disease

Dr. Terry Wheeler discusses nematodes and other diseases, along with the biggest change in her 25-year career on the Texas Plains.

Shelley E. Huguley, Editor

September 16, 2019

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Dr. Terry Wheeler, Texas A&M AgriLife Research professor, soilborne diseases of cotton and peanut, Lubbock, Texas.Shelley E. Huguley

What do you think is the single most important cotton disease on the Texas Plains? Hear what Dr. Terry Wheeler, Texas A&M AgriLife Research professor, soilborne diseases of cotton, peanut, had to say.

Southwest Farm Press Editor Shelley Huguley caught up with Wheeler at the 67th Annual West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Conference, Lubbock, Texas. 

Wheeler also discussed Verticillium wilt and bacterial blight and what the biggest changes have been in her 25-year career on the Texas Plains. Watch these videos to learn more!


Dr. Terry Wheeler gives an update on Verticillium wilt and bacterial blight.  

Dr.Wheeler discusses the biggest changes she's seen in her 25-year career on the Texas Plains. 

See, TDA updates applicators on changes in certification training, rules

About the Author(s)

Shelley E. Huguley

Editor, Southwest Farm Press

Shelley Huguley has been involved in agriculture for the last 25 years. She began her career in agricultural communications at the Texas Forest Service West Texas Nursery in Lubbock, where she developed and produced the Windbreak Quarterly, a newspaper about windbreak trees and their benefit to wildlife, production agriculture and livestock operations. While with the Forest Service she also served as an information officer and team leader on fires during the 1998 fire season and later produced the Firebrands newsletter that was distributed quarterly throughout Texas to Volunteer Fire Departments. Her most personal involvement in agriculture also came in 1998, when she married the love of her life and cotton farmer Preston Huguley of Olton, Texas. As a farmwife, she knows first-hand the ups and downs of farming, the endless decisions made each season based on “if” it rains, “if” the drought continues, “if” the market holds. She is the bookkeeper for their family farming operation and cherishes moments on the farm such as taking harvest meals to the field or starting a sprinkler in the summer with the whole family lending a hand. Shelley has also freelanced for agricultural companies such as Olton CO-OP Gin, producing the newsletter Cotton Connections while also designing marketing materials to promote the gin. She has published articles in agricultural publications such as Southwest Farm Press while also volunteering her marketing and writing skills to non-profit organizations such as Refuge Services, an equine-assisted therapy group in Lubbock. She and her husband reside in Olton with their three children Breely, Brennon and HalleeKate.

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