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Tobacco budworm injury on tobacco.

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North Carolina Crops features frequent posts on insect, disease, and weed issues in corn, soybean, wheat, cotton, and tobacco.

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Tobacco budworm injury on tobacco.

North Carolina
Crops

North Carolina Crops features frequent posts on insect, disease, and weed issues in corn, soybean, wheat, cotton, and tobacco.

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Adult tobacco thrips.  Photo: R. McPherson, www.bugwood.org

Tobacco Disease
Information Notes

You can find a wide variety of disease information notes on the Plant Disease & Insect Clinic's web site.

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Tobacco by the
Numbers

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. Find out more at the NCDA&CS Marketing site.

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Tobacco from our Piedmont site has grown noticeably over the past few weeks.

Tobacco insect scouting report. August 29, 2014

We are at week eighteen of scouting.  Two of our eastern sites are almost done with harvesting, while harvesting continues at our other locations. None of our grower plots have hornworms or flea beetles MORE »

Tobacco insect scouting report. August 22, 2014 popular

It is week seventeen with our scouting reports, and not much change can be seen. There are still a few flea beetles, but well under threshold amounts. Hornworm pressure seems to be declining, MORE »

Red morphs of the green peach aphid on tobacco flower. Photo: Hannah Burrack

Aphids in (mostly organic) tobacco popular

Several questions on have come in the during the past week about aphids on tobacco.  In most cases, these questions were related to management in organic tobacco, where aphids are the most difficult MORE » – from   Entomology

Tobacco insect scouting report. August 4, 2014 popular

It is week fourteen of our weekly scouting program, and numbers remain low. Flea beetle numbers have increased somewhat but are still low enough to not cause any substantial damage. We have observed a MORE »

Tobacco budworm larvae of varying sizes. Photo: Hannah Burrack

What’s up with all these budworms?

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

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