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 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 »
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
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 »
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