Development of the North Carolina Tobacco Black Shank Task Force

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Project will conduct an intensive survey of the tobacco-growing regions for the incidence of black shank in tobacco cultivars, collect isolates of Ppn (fungus causing black shank disease) and determine the race structure of field populations across the state, and correlate Ppn race profiles with supplementary crop and field-site information.

Kelly Ivers
NC Tobacco Foundation, Inc. NCSU Department of Plant Pathology 455 Research Dr. Fletcher, NC 28732