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NC Tobacco

Crop Profile

  • North Carolina Tobacco
    General production information, production practices, insects, nematodes, diseases and their control, non-chemical pest management measures, and weed management are detailed in the profile.

Production

  • Tobacco Growers Information Portal – N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Website with current information on numerous topics for tobacco farmers. Topics related to economics, labor, regulatory, agronomics, pest management, harvesting and curing are included.

Diseases

  • Tobacco Disease Information Notes – NCSU Plant Pathology Extension
    Information on field and greenhouse diseases including tobacco mosaic virus, Granville wilt, brown spot, black shank, collar rot, rhizoctonia and pythium root rot.

Insects

  • Tobacco Insects – Tobacco Growers Information Portal, N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Details are given on integrated pest management (IPM) and key tobacco pests in the greenhouse and field.
  • Tobacco Insect Scouting Methods – Tobacco Growers Information Portal, N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Information for farmers and consultants on scouting principles and specific methods for scouting for different insect species infesting tobacco.

Weeds

  • Tobacco Weed Management – Tobacco Growers Information Portal, N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Recommendations on controlling weeds, table with efficacy rating for herbicides against common weeds and a herbicide use guide are posted.

Publications

    • North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual
      The manual has ten main sections:
      I. Pesticide use and safety information
      II. Chemical application equipment
      III. How to send specimens for disease, insect, and weed identification
      IV. Fertilizer use
      V. Insect control
      VI. Insect and disease control of fruits
      VII. Chemical weed control
      VIII. Plant growth regulators
      IX. Animal damage control
      X. Disease control
      Detailed information on controlling pests of field crops, forage crops, grains, fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, turf, landscape, nursery, livestock, poultry, home garden, communities, and industrial sites is included.
    • U.S. Tobacco Situation and Outlook (2012)
      Includes economic outlook for burley and flue-cured tobacco
    • Burley Tobacco
      A comprehensive guide which includes economic outlook, labor regulations, variety selection, production of transplants, fertilization, pest management, worker safety standards and pesticide safety. Extension personnel working with burley tobacco are listed.
    • Flue-Cured Tobacco Guide 2013
      A comprehensive guide which includes economic outlook, labor regulations, variety selection, production of transplants, fertilization, pest management curing and mechanization and pesticide safety. Extension personnel working with tobacco are listed.
    • Pesticides & Wildlife – Tobacco
      A fact-sheet that describes how pesticides can be managed to minimize harm to wildlife on farms, in our waters and in our forests.

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