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Canadian sales of Actigard fungicide to be discontinued after 2015

Ontario tobacco growers are advised that the fungicide Actigard 50 WG will no longer be available for sale in Canada after the 2015 season.  In Canada, Actigard 50 WG (active ingredient acibenzolar-S-methyl) is registered for the control of blue mold … Continue reading

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Tobacco blue mold reported in northern United States

Tobacco blue mold was recently found in broadleaf and shade tobacco in Connecticut and Massachussets.  In past weeks, the disease was also reported in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. While there have been no reports of tobacco blue mold in Ontario so … Continue reading

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Tobacco blue mold reported from Connecticut

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station reported that blue mold was confirmed at a research farm in Windsor, Connecticut on August 15. Only a single blue mold lesion on one leaf was found, and this was removed. It is thought that … Continue reading

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Tobacco blue mold reported in Virginia

A newspaper from the southern United States reported today that blue mold was found in a burley tobacco field near Abingdon, Virginia earlier this week. There are no predictions on the potential for spores from this outbreak to spread towards … Continue reading

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