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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Tobacco harvest and insect populations are winding down. Last week, the grower at our Eastern 1 and 2 sites and the crew at our Upper Coastal Plain Research Station sites finished priming, so our MORE »
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 »
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 »
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
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