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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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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 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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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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Harvested tobacco stalks from our experimental plot at Upper Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, NC.

Tobacco scouting finished for the season

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 »

View down a row of our Eastern 1 site.

Tobacco insect scouting report, September 5, 2014

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

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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Wilson County Tobacco GAP MeetingTue Jan 6, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Wilson County Cooperative Extension Office 1806 Goldsboro St SW Wilson 27893
— 2 weeks away
Wayne County Tobacco GAP MeetingWed Jan 7, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office 208 W Chestnut St Goldsboro, NC 27533-0068
— 2 weeks away
Johnston County Tobacco GAP MeetingThu Jan 8, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Johnston County Agricultural Center 2736 NC 210 Hwy Smithfield, NC 27577
— 3 weeks away
Forsyth County Tobacco GAP MeetingFri Jan 9, 2015
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Where:
Forsyth County Extension Office 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105
— 3 weeks away
Forsyth County Tobacco GAP MeetingFri Jan 9, 2015
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
Forsyth County Extension Office 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105
— 3 weeks away
Lee County Tobacco GAP MeetingMon Jan 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lee County Cooperative Extension Office 2420 Tramway Rd. Sanford, NC 27335-9174
— 3 weeks away
Martin County Tobacco GAP MeetingTue Jan 13, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Martin County Farmers Market, 4001 W Main St. Williamston, NC 27892
— 3 weeks away
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