Host: flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type)
Description: Magnesium (Mg) deficiency, sometimes called "sand drown," occurs primarily on sandy soils during seasons of excessive rainfall. The first symptom of deficiency is loss of green color from lower leaves. On individual leaves it begins at the tips and margins and proceeds toward the base and center. Interveinal tissues become chlorotic while veinal areas remain green (photo). In extreme cases, lower leaves turn almost white and chlorotic symptoms progress to higher leaves. Mg deficient leaves rarely develop necrotic spots. It may occur at any stage of growth but occurs most often following rapid growth during the leaf production phase (4-8 weeks after transplanting). High rates of K and/or Ca on low Mg soils may enhance Mg deficiency.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States
Specimen in collection: No
Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States