Georgia Cotton Commission on Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus

Dan Cotton, Georgia

cotton leafroll
Red to maroon leaf mid-veins. Sample tested positive for CLRDV.
(Photo courtesy of ACES)

Extension professionals in various states across the Southeast have noted the presence of cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV) in some fields. CLRDV is the causal agent of cotton blue disease. According to Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Richey Seaton, the aphid-transmitted disease is in Georgia.