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Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Hurricane 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 was still in the field when Irma passed through, but

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Dicamba: Pesticide Agencies Overwhelmed; EPA Promises Action for 2018 Season – DTN

Dicamba: Pesticide Agencies Overwhelmed; EPA Promises Action for 2018 Season – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 21, 2017

State pesticide regulators and departments of agriculture are struggling to manage the workload of hundreds of 2017 dicamba injury investigations as well as looming decisions on how to restrict and manage dicamba use in 2018.   “I represent state lead

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Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost?

Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Sep 14, 2017

An early frost in Kentucky could find much of the burley crop unharvested, says. grower-warehouseman Jerry Rankin of Danville, Ky. He has looked around at the progress of harvest and added up the number of workers available to finish the job–and

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Tobacco: How to Head Off Hurricane Damage

Tobacco: How to Head Off Hurricane Damage

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Sep 4, 2017

Now is the time to think about–and take action to avoid–possible losses in the field and curing barns as a result of the hurricanes and/or storms that are on the way.

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Tobacco: Increases Likely in Burley and Dark Volume

Tobacco: Increases Likely in Burley and Dark Volume

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Aug 22, 2017

USDA has projected 14 percent more burley production and five per cent more flue-cured production in 2017 compared to last year based on its July grower survey. Even more impressive, the dark air-cured and fire-cured crops are projected to rise a

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Tobacco: Harvest Begins in Earnest

Tobacco: Harvest Begins in Earnest

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Aug 16, 2017

By the end of the first week of August, N. C. flue-cured growers had been harvesting for four to five weeks. The dark tobacco crop of Kentucky and Tennessee is one of the better in the last 10 years.

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Tobacco: USDA Projects Flue-Cured Down 4%, Burley and Dark Up

Tobacco: USDA Projects Flue-Cured Down 4%, Burley and Dark Up

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jul 24, 2017

USDA’s first survey of this year’s crop showed a small decrease in flue-cured plantings, a small increase in burley plantings and a substantial increase in dark plantings, no doubt to the weather-damaged 2016 production.

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Tobacco: Burley Transplanting Ends, Flue-Cured Harvest Begins

Tobacco: Burley Transplanting Ends, Flue-Cured Harvest Begins

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jul 5, 2017

For flue-cured, harvest has begun. With ample rain in the last two weeks that put most of the crop in good condition, all Florida farmers are now harvesting, and  many in Georgia will start next week.

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Tobacco: Burley Crop – Some Set Early, Some Late

Tobacco: Burley Crop – Some Set Early, Some Late

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Kentucky burley stands are good but not excellent. At least 90 percent crop had been set as of Friday. Tennessee experienced another later-set crop, but very little remains to be transplanted now. In southwestern Virginia, about three percent of the burley remained to be set. In western N.C., setting

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Tobacco: Spotted Wilt Beats a Path Through Bright Belt

Tobacco: Spotted Wilt Beats a Path Through Bright Belt

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jun 6, 2017

Tomato spotted wilt had appeared earlier in the season in the Type 14 states, but the pace picked up considerably in the week just ended, says J. Michael Moore, Georgia Extension tobacco specialist.

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