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Figure 2. The symptoms of sulfur deficiency can be seen moving up the plant from the center foliage. This may help one in distinguishing between sulfur deficiency and nitrogen deficiency, which occurs first on the lower foliage.
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Tobacco Research Update: Sulfur Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of sulfur deficiency.  These images are part of a project supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation to MORE »

Figure 3. Intermediate K deficiency, note the marginal necrotic spots and advancing interveinal chlorosis.
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Tobacco Research Update: Potassium Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of potassium deficiency.  These images are part of a project supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation to MORE »

Figure 3. Necrotic spotting that occurs on the foliage of tobacco is a more intermediate to severe symptom of P deficiency.
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Tobacco Research Update: Phosphorus Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of phosphorus deficiency.  These images are part of a project supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation to MORE »

Figure 4. These symptoms of pale green coloration of the upper leaves, and severe yellowing and beaching of the lower leaves may be observed by downloading the above .gif file. This image provides a 360-degree view of a symptomatic plant.
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Tobacco Research Update: Nitrogen Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of nitrogen deficiency.  These images are part of a project supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation to MORE »

Figure 2. View of a newly transplanted burley tobacco plant in the nutrient disorder irrigation system.  Note the yellow drip emitters used to deliver the nutrient solution.
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Tobacco Research Update: Development of an Online Nutrient Disorder Diagnostic Key for Tobacco Over the next few weeks, we will be providing updates about our current research project of developing a web-based nutrient MORE »

This is not a tobacco budworm. Photo: Hannah Burrack

Corn earworm abundant early in tobacco

Our laboratory is beginning a project to determine the baseline susceptibility of tobacco-feeding tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens) populations throughout the southeast to chlorantraniliprole, the active ingredient in the insecticides Coragen, Prevathon, Besiege, Voliam MORE » – from   Entomology

Young, early instar, hornworm larva. Photo: Jeremy Slone

Video guide to tobacco insect scouting

Graduate student Jeremy Slone is an expert in tobacco insect scouting methods, having recently defended his masters thesis, “Overcoming barriers to IPM adoption in flue cured tobacco“. To help growers and other visualize MORE »

Mating pair of stilt bugs on tobacco. Photo: Pete Nelson

Beneficial insects in tobacco

Last week while scouting my plots at Kinston and Rocky Mount, I spotted two predatory insects: big-eyed bugs and spined stilt bugs. Big-eyed bugs (Geocoris puntipes) are common predators found in many cropping MORE » – from   Entomology

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May 29th– As the 2016 tobacco season rolls into June the crop as a whole still looks very solid in most of the state.  We continue to creep closer and closer to wrapping MORE »

Tobacco flea beetle. Photo via Sterling Southern.

Organic tobacco flea beetle management

In addition to questions about organic aphid management in tobacco, I have also received several questions about organic flea beetle management. Most of these questions have been some version of “What organically acceptable MORE » – from   Entomology

This plant has not been treated with insecticides. Photo: Pete Nelson.

Tobacco insect activity and research projects

I’m Pete Nelson, a graduate student in the Entomology Department, co-advised by Drs. Hannah Burrack and Clyde Sorenson. My dissertation research is focused on assessing the impacts of various tobacco production practices, including MORE » – from   Entomology

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May 6th, 2016- Following the brief cold snap experienced on April 10th, transplanting has occurred at break neck speed in all areas of the state.  As of today, it is estimated that 75% MORE »

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April 19th– Once again, it’s been a week or so since our last update. Things have been very, very quiet across the state as most everyone prepares for transplanting.  The last article we MORE »

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March 31st, 2016- We’re back today after missing last week. It’s been fairly quiet out there, thankfully that means there’s nothing of significance to report….at least for now. With that being said, April MORE »

Applying Sidedress Fertilizer at Kinston

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March 15th, 2016 Fertilizer materials continue to be major talking points with producer’s and Extension Agents. It’s safe to assume that many of these conversations are driven by significant declines in material and MORE »

weeds in tobacco

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March 9th, 2016 It’s never too early to start thinking about a weed management plan. Coming out of a year like 2015, with less than stellar crop yields and prices, it is easy MORE »

Young, early instar, hornworm larva. Photo: Jeremy Slone

2015 Flue-Cured Tobacco Survey: Entomology Survey Data

As part of our annual flue-cured tobacco production surveys, we asked county extension agents questions about current insect pest-control practices in flue-cured tobacco.  For more information about how these surveys were conducted, see MORE »

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March 2nd, 2016- The first week of March has delivered unseasonably warm and sunny weather, which is much needed relief for most of North Carolina. The State Climate Office estimates that rainfall totals over MORE »

Plant Tissue Sampling for Tobacco

Now that the majority of greenhouses are seeded around the state, many producers will likely want to monitor the nutritional status of seedlings.  This management practice can certainly be applied to field production MORE »

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February 25th, 2016- For the 2016 tobacco season, it is the Agronomy programs goal to provide up-to-date information as the crop progresses from seeding to market.  We plan to report observations directly from the field MORE »

Greenhouse Nutrient Solution Testing

With February 1st behind us, many producers are now looking for a few good days of sunshine to seed tobacco greenhouses.  The first step to producing quality transplants is ensuring that water quality MORE »

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2015 Flue-Cured Tobacco OVT Results

As we approach the 2016 growing season, tobacco variety selection should be the number one thing on a growers mind. Below are the 2015 flue-cured tobacco OVT results. Results will also be featured MORE »

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Transplant Production Bulletin

It’s hard to believe that another tobacco season is right around the corner. Many growers in the southeastern region of our state will begin seeding greenhouses sometime in early February, so now is MORE »