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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 plant in field

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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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 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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Tobacco insect scouting report. July 17, 2014

It is now week twelve for our weekly scouting report and pest pressure is lower compared to the past few weeks. Due to topping at most sites, tobacco budworm populations are down, and hornworms MORE »

Photo: Cameron McLamb

Tobacco insect scouting report. July 9, 2014 popular

It is week eleven for our weekly scouting reports. Budworm pressure is relatively similar to last week. With most sites planning to top within the next week or two, we expected to see the MORE »

Larger plants present this week. Photo: Cameron McLamb

Tobacco insect scouting report. July 3, 2014 popular

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 »

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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