Tobacco has always been an important part of NC's economy. NC continues to rank #1 in the production of tobacco. Employment relating to tobaccon in NC is 255,000 and the total economic impact is over $7.0 billion.
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We are in our tenth week of scouting, and tobacco budworms are still active at most sites. Although, fewer sites exceed thresholds. Some fields are starting to flower, and these flowers are particularly attractive MORE »
We exceed tobacco budworm thresholds at several of our scouting locations last week, which was also the case for a number of growers. This week, however, scouting at some of these same locations has MORE »– from Entomology
It is our seventh week of scouting at our IPM and grower standard fields. The tobacco plants are looking healthy, given substantial sunshine and rain over the past week. Budworms have started showing up MORE »
Tobacco growers often apply insecticides in the greenhouse or at transplant to preventatively manage populations of green peach aphids and tobacco flea beetles. In recent years, some growers have also begun to use MORE »– from Entomology