UPDATE: Tobacco Blue Mold Found In Eastern Tennessee

Tobacco blue mold was identified late last week in Greene County in eastern Tennessee. All tobacco growers in Kentucky, along with Extension agents in tobacco production counties, are once again encouraged to scout for blue mold. By taking appropriate fungicide precautions, it is possible to manage this disease effectively.

Figure 1: Yellow-orange lesions with indistinct borders on the tops of affected burley tobacco leaves (Photo: Chuck Johnson, Virginia Tech).

Figure 1: Yellow-orange blue mold lesions with indistinct borders on the tops of affected burley tobacco leaves (Photo: Chuck Johnson, Virginia Tech).

By Emily Pfeufer, Extension Plant Pathologist

Posted in Tobacco