Tobacco: Tray Sanitation Tops Shopping List at Southern Farm Show

🕔Feb 19, 2018How to sanitize float trays: Since the loss of methyl bromide, steam cleaning trays at a water temperature at 176 degrees for at least 30 minutes has become a popular strategy for replacing fumigation. At the Southern […]

Tobacco: The Latest Ag Tech and Where to See It

🕔Jan 30, 2018The Southern Farm Show starts Wednesday, January 31, and runs through Friday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The Tn-Ky Tobacco Expo will take place February 6, at the […]

Tobacco: How to Get Started on Your 2018 Crop

🕔Jan 25, 2018Steaming trays 30 minutes at 176°F is an excellent alternative to fumigation for sanitizing greenhouse trays, but growers who know greenhouse transplants were a source of TMV or black root rot should dispose […]

Tobacco: FDA Proposal Threatens Fire-Cured Production

🕔Jan 10, 2018Could fire-cured tobacco production be on the way to extinction? Dark fire-cured tobacco is facing a serious potential challenge from a proposal made last year by the Food and Drug Administration […]

Tobacco Farmers Newsletter: Shift In Seed Suppliers, Slow Stripping In Burley Belt

🕔Dec 26, 2017One seed company gets out of flue-cured. Another gets in. Champion Seed, a 60-year-old company that specializes in vegetable seed, has acquired exclusive rights to market F.W. Rickard’s flue-cured varieties after January […]

Tobacco: Early Projections – Burley Contracts Down, Dark Contracts Stable

🕔Dec 7, 2017The global supply/demand balance for burley improved entering 2017 following three years of excess supplies and dwindling demand. The dark tobacco outlook looks much brighter than does burley’s.

Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

🕔Nov 16, 2017The 2018 Brazil flue-cured crop–which is currently  in the field–has been projected at a volume of just under 1.3 billion pounds. That is slightly lower than the 1.37  billion  pounds  reported  for  […]

Tobacco: Flue-Cured and Burley Projections Keep Dropping

🕔Nov 8, 2017How credible are USDA’s recent estimates? As reported in the last issue, in its October Crop Production Report, USDA projected the U.S. flue-cured crop at 472.2 million pounds, up 9.8 per […]

Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

🕔Oct 30, 2017The last USDA production estimate for 2017 was issued earlier this month. It included extremely optimistic estimates for flue-cured, burley and the two dark types. But several normally reliable sources have suggested […]

Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

🕔Oct 9, 2017Hurricane Irma did little damage to North Carolina burley or flue-cured, even though there was more tobacco still in the field in early September than is normal. Much of Virginia’s flue-cured crop […]

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