The 2012 tobacco growing season is over, stripping is well underway and receiving stations have opened. But as we wind down this season, now is the time to start planning for next year. LaRue county farmers need to prepare to manage diseases in the 2013 burley crop.
Black Shank was not a big disease problem this year but there's no way to tell what disease pressures growers will face in the coming growing season. Much depends on the climate when dealing with diseases like black shank and target spot.