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Tobacco is very susceptible to water damage by flooding. Exposure to waterlogged soils for extended periods of time will cause the leaves to droop, turn yellow, and eventually die while the bud may remain green. Removal of the outer surface of the stalk will reveal discolored tissue. All degrees of injury may occur from complete root destruction to killing of only a few of the deeper roots. Apparent injury may be more severe on older plants than on young plants. Partial drowning may result in shallow root systems, stunted plants, and premature flowering.
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Kingdom: Other damage agents
Phylum: Other damage agents
Class: Other damage agents
Order: Abiotic
Family: Other abiotic damage
Subject: drowning


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (burley type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Tuesday, July 19, 2011