Category Archives: Tobacco

Black Shank Found Early in SC Tobacco

Late last week, Phytophthora nicotianae (Black shank) was observed in an Horry County tobacco field. Although black shank is a fairly common tobacco disease in our area, it is uncommon to see the symptoms this early in the growing season. … Continue reading

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Freeze Injured Tobacco

  The ‘ninth hour’ freeze we experienced this past weekend is hopefully our last, but it didn’t end well for some of those that had already started transplanting tobacco. Some fields I observed are damaged to the extent that the … Continue reading

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Tobacco Germinating

Most of our seeds have germinated now and we have lots of little tobacco plants. Once everything has germinated, temperatures in the greenhouse can be lowered some and close attention needs to be paid to ventilation.  Here is an excerpt … Continue reading

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Tobacco Seeding

It’s the first week of February so tobacco growers in the Pee Dee have been working on filling and seeding their float trays.  Here is a greenhouse full of float trays in Marion County. In the photo below you can … Continue reading

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Presidio Not Available for Tobacco Transplant Water in 2016

The fungicide Presidio was not available for use in tobacco transplant water in 2015 and it will not be labeled for 2016.  It will still be labeled for soil and foliar applications.  Here is a quick summary from the notice … Continue reading

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Tobacco Export Promotion Referendum

To all South Carolina Flue-Cured Tobacco Farmers: This is a notice that a check-off referendum will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in each flue-cured producing county in South Carolina. Flue-cured tobacco growers will vote on continuing their support of export … Continue reading

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Tobacco Production Meeting – 12/16/15

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2015 South Carolina Tobacco Tour

Please RSVP to hardee@clemson.edu

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Hot, Dry Weather Taking it’s Toll

All week the temperature has hovered around 100 with the heat index hovering around 105.  The forecast shows these temperatures are likely to persist for at least the next week.  This heat, along with a lack of rain in many areas … Continue reading

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Prowl Injury in Tobacco

There are several problems (and combinations of problems) that can cause tobacco to be “up and down” in the field. A few that come to mind are certain nematodes, fertilizer injury, herbicide injury, and fumigant injury. In the situation pictured below, … Continue reading

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