Farmers planning for this year’s burley tobacco crop need to keep disease prevention and management a part of those plans.
Black Shank was a big disease problem in some fields last year, and may or may not be a problem this year. There’s no way to tell what disease pressures growers will face in the coming growing season. Much depends on the climate with diseases like black shank, blue mold and target spot.
However, some problems and diseases, such as black shank, will show up again and again once they become established in a transplant system or the field.
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