If it weren’t for the fact that much of
Tomato spotted wilt virus damage may not be too serious on Georgia-Florida tobacco, says
. “About 10% of our plants are showing some signs of TSWV, but it apparently developed later than normal, so we may not lose as many whole plants.” The incidence was generally less where Admire Pro or Actigard or both were used, he says. Moore
had it hot, too, by June 1, when much of the eastern part of the state experienced 100-degree temperatures. Sandy Stewart, N.C. Extension tobacco specialist, says, “We are getting dry in some spots.” Planting of the flue-cured crop was done in a timely manner, and Stewart says he thinks growers planted all the acres they intended to. “I have to believe we have as much acreage as last year and possibly a little more.” Carolina
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