Cotton Root Rot
A fungal disease common in alkaline soils that attacks poorly adapted plants. The best preventative is healthy soil with a balance of nutrients and soil biology.. Treat the soil with cornmeal at 10-20 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. Adding sulfur to the soil at 5 pounds per 1,000 square feet annually will help. Do annual soil tests and stop when enough sulfur is in the soil. In no-till agriculture the organic content comes up and cotton root rot is less a problem. This disease is a manmade to a great extent; chemicals destroyed the humus and protective living organisms. The best solution is healthy soil with a balance of nutrients and soil biology.