Managing target spot in tobacco

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By Rick Greenwell

Over the past years, Kentucky’s burley producers have had to contend with some fairly serious outbreaks of target spot on seedlings in float beds.  These outbreaks often delay transplanting and may even provide a source of inoculums for epidemics for target spot in the field.  Recommendations for managing target spot include taking steps to maintain good ventilation, adequate fertility, and application of mancozeb fungicides (such as Dithane, Manzate, or Penncozeb) on a 5-7 day schedule.  Mancozebis not specifically labeled for target spot, but is reasonably suppressi

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