Tobacco: Transplanting Ends as Harvest Kicks Off Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
Weather delays in the northern parts of the Tobacco Belt have resulted in a fairly late crop, but transplanting is finally nearing its end. Meanwhile, harvest has begun in southern […]

Tobacco: Leaf Harvest Ending in Intense Heat Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019
Three weeks after Dorian blew through, it appears that North Carolina was spared a huge loss from the hurricane, though the whipping effect off the wind caused a great deal […]

Virginia Field Reports: Tobacco Harvest Begins, Row Crops Variable Jul 30, 2019

🕔Jul 30, 2019
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 28, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Tobacco: Harvest Begins in Deep South Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019
Harvest has begun in Florida and Georgia, “But just by a few farmers.” Harvest is expected to pick up next week.

Tobacco: After the Storms – What’s Left of the 2018 Crop Oct 8, 2018

🕔Oct 8, 2018
The dark crop in the Kentucky and Tennessee is the best in several years, while most of the flue-cured and burley production this year was negatively impacted by heavy rains […]

Tobacco: How to Handle the Hurricane Sep 13, 2018

🕔Sep 13, 2018
With Florence bearing down, many of the flue-cured growers along the Atlantic Coast faced intense weather conditions with significant tobacco still in the field. Georgia might dodge the bullet since the […]

South Carolina Field Reports: Rains Slow Tobacco Harvest, Aid Row Crops Aug 7, 2018

🕔Aug 7, 2018
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 5, 2018. County Comments Rusty Skipper, Horry County Heavy rain throughout Horry County has slowed tobacco farmers from harvesting their crops […]

Tobacco: Flue-Cured Harvest Well Underway Aug 3, 2018

🕔Aug 3, 2018
Harvest is going on at full speed in Florida and Georgia, although farmers are having to work around showers, says J. Michael Moore, Georgia Extension tobacco specialist. Floridians may be finished […]

Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane? Oct 9, 2017

🕔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 […]

Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost? Sep 14, 2017

🕔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 […]

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