Freeze Damage to Tobacco Stems

Plants across the Burley belt were affected by freeze damage to different degrees during a unseasonable cold spell
from May 19 to May 22, 2002.  A wide range of symptoms occurred.  Common symptoms were dead, water soaked 
plants, scorched leaves, and a less common, more confusing bruised stem seen in plants below.  Plants may experience 
some setback, but should recover and grow normally with favorable weather as long as the bud is not dead.  A damaged 
bud will allow ground suckers to develop.


Picture courtesy of Curt Judy, Todd Co..

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