The world’s number two leaf dealer, Alliance One International (AOI), has withdrawn from the American burley market, at least for 2018.
U.S. rice, cranberries, sweet corn, orange juice, kidney beans, peanut butter, tobacco and whiskey are among the agricultural products listed by the European Union to face retaliatory tariffs in Europe […]
There may be a crop or two planted in Florida this week, but most growers there will probably wait till March 20 or later, while Georgians will probably start in earnest […]
Seeding is well under way in eastern North Carolina, says Matthew Vann, N.C. Extension tobacco specialist. And it is getting started in the west.
How 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 […]
The 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 […]
Steaming 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 […]
Could 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 […]
One 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 […]
The 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.