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Blackleg of Tobacco (PPFS-AG-T-04)

Blackleg of tobacco, also referred to as bacterial soft rot, is one of the most serious problems likely to be encountered in the transplant production system.  Blackleg has the potential to destroy large numbers of plants in a relatively short period of time. As with other diseases in the float system, proper management goes a long way in preventing problems with blackleg.

ppfs-ag-t-04-fig-1This newly updated publication provides information on symptoms, cause, disease development, and blackleg management.

Blackleg of Tobacco (PPFS-AG-T-04) is available online.

For additional publications on tobacco diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.


By Emily Pfeufer, Extension Plant Pathologist



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