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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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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 insect scouting report. August 4, 2014

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 »

Tobacco insect scouting report. July 25, 2014 popular

It is now week thirteen of scouting, and our one of our locations has begun harvest! There has been little change in insect activity, although there has been a slight decrease in budworm MORE »

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 »

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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