Problems hit Georgia tobacco crop

Hollis, Paul L.
July 2005
Southeast Farm Press;7/20/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 18, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the production of tobacco in Georgia in 2005. Georgia tobacco growers could have used a bumper crop this season. But it was not to be, as problems ranging from excessive rainfall to a severe outbreak of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) have dashed hopes for a banner 2005. J. Michael Moore, University of Georgia Extension tobacco specialist, said that many growers were hopeful after transplanting that they'd have a relatively low TSWV year. However, within a couple of weeks, they were seeing significant levels of the disease in their fields.


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