Be On The Look Out For Blue Mold In Tobacco

Posted: June 12, 2015

Extension Agronomist Jeff Graybill reports that Blue Mold has been found on tobacco plants in eastern Tennessee. This is of concern to growers here in Lancaster because

. . . the spores travel north and spread the infection as they go. Tobacco farmers should be aware of this and be carefully watching both plants in the field and any plants remaining in the greenhouse. Also, any leftover plants in beds or greenhouses should be destroyed promptly if they are not needed.

(Contributed by Leon J. Ressler, District 17 Director as part of his Now Is The Time Column for June 13, 2015.)