Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blue mold reported in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania

Initial infestations of blue mold were reported in Connecticut on July 26 Hartford County and Tolland County in shade tobacco, and in Massachusetts on July 21 in Hampden County. The only other incidences in North America through the beginning of August 2 were on June 28 in in a field in Lancaster County, Pa., and on June 23 in plantbeds in two locations in Chester County, Pa


For more information, go to the Connecticut Blue Mold Update at http://www.ctvalleytobacco.org/ or the North American Plant Disease Center at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/pp/bluemold/.


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