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  • This agronomic image shows a cut tobacco stem, exposing blackened necrotic pith.

    Preparing for Black Shank in Tobacco

    Tobacco stem cut, exposing blackened necrotic pith. Before black shank garners notoriety for damage to tobacco fields in 2018, growers should follow the advice shared by NC State Extension in 2017 and take preventive steps to lessen the severity of disease. Black shank is a soilborne fungal disease that can affect all stages of plant development. It infects plants through root tips and wounds, causing root and crown rots. Symptoms above ground include wilting, chlorosis…

This agronomic image shows gummy stem blight damage on watermelon.
This agronomic image shows a soybean field.
This agronomic image shows oranges.
Seed treated soybean pods.
This agronomic photo shows potatoes.
This agronomic photo shows soybeans at harvest.
This image shows grower Patrick Daugherty.