This time of year, angular leaf spot is a concern for tobacco producers. The bacteria causes damage to the tobacco leaves and are sometimes resistant to treatment. Christian County Ag Extension Agent Matt Futrell says prevention may still be necessary.

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Weather conditions can do damage to the tobacco leaves, giving angular leaf spot an opportunity to develop. Futrell says the biggest concern is maintaining the quality of the leaf.

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If tobacco producers suspect they have been affected by angular leaf spot they should contact their area extension agent. Futrell adds that testing can be beneficial to saving money that would be used on treatment.

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With the humid weather we have been experiencing angular leaf spot will have the opportunity to thrive.

Angular Leaf Spot Photo: William Nesmith, University of Kentucky

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