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Tobacco Blue Mold Update

Tobacco blue mold was confirmed on August 5th in eastern Tennessee. Other locations with known confirmations of blue mold are Lancaster, Pennsylvania (found July 9) and Abingdon, Virginia (found July 16). As of today, there are no reports of blue … Continue reading

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Tobacco blue mold reported in Virginia

A newspaper from the southern United States reported today that blue mold was found in a burley tobacco field near Abingdon, Virginia earlier this week. There are no predictions on the potential for spores from this outbreak to spread towards … Continue reading

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Aphids, hornworms and viruses in tobacco

Over the last few weeks, most Ontario tobacco growers have been busy with topping, sucker control, irrigation and recently harvest has started mostly on farms that hand prime.  Aphids, hornworms and viruses are still being observed.

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Pest activity in Ontario tobacco

Growers should be scouting their fields for insects and diseases.  Hornworms are common in tobacco fields at present. This is somewhat earlier than normal and some growers have already treated.  Aphids are also starting to appear in some tobacco crops, … Continue reading

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Heat and moisture stress affecting Ontario tobacco

Ontario’s tobacco crop is showing signs of heat and moisture stress, and irrigation is keeping many growers busy.  Severe wilting of the upper leaves of tobacco plants has been observed in some fields.  Permanent wilting typically occurs when water usage … Continue reading

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Tobacco insects to watch out for

While there have been no reports of insect damage to Ontario tobacco so far this spring, growers should be keeping an eye out for damage from cutworms, seedcorn maggot and grubs, which can appear at this time of year.   Cutworms … Continue reading

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