Hail Damage

Hail can severely damage the large succulent leaves of a tobacco plant.  However, tobacco has a substantial 
ability to compensate for leaf loss.  As long as the tobacco has time for this compensation to occur, yields may not 
be drastically reduced.  The closer to harvest that hail occurs, the more yield will be reduced.  Bacterial soft root 
can be a problem, but is not as bad as in tobacco that has blown over.  Quality will be affected to some extent due to 
the tattered leaves.  


(Photo submitted by Brittany Edelson)

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