Image Number: 1440068

Sunscald appears initially as a dark green, bruised portion of one or more leaves which later turns brown due to killing of leaf tissue. Wilted leaves exposed bright sunshine during hot weather and succulent tobacco that is undergoing a period of very rapid growth appear to be most susceptible. Shaded portions of wilted leaves that are not directly exposed to the sun tend to recover at night. Any type of injury that causes wilting, such as stink bug feeding, deep cultivation, or water damage, may contribute to sunscald.
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Kingdom: Other damage agents
Phylum: Other damage agents
Class: Other damage agents
Order: Abiotic
Family: Other abiotic damage
Subject: sunscald


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:
Monday, May 16, 2011