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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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A mature tobacco plant from our Eastern 1 site

Tobacco Insect Scouting Report, September 12, 2014 popular

We are at week twenty of scouting. Scouting was done earlier in the week for the Piedmont site, and now they are wrapping up their harvesting. Only Eastern 1 & 2 locations will have tobacco plants remaining MORE »

View down a row of our Eastern 1 site.

Tobacco insect scouting report, September 5, 2014 popular

We are at week nineteen of scouting, and harvesting is happening at all locations. The Piedmont site continued with harvesting this week and the Eastern 3 & 4 locations have completed harvesting this week. Since harvesting is completed MORE »

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

Tobacco insect scouting report. August 29, 2014 popular

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 »

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

Aphids in (mostly organic) tobacco

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 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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