Tobacco: A Chance to Sell Again to China? Nov 17, 2020
Don’t sign up for Mandarin lessons just yet, but sources in the industry think there may—and I emphasize may—be some chance of a resumption of tobacco sales to China in the not […]
Tobacco: Flue-Cured Marketing Season Nears End Nov 6, 2020
A hard freeze on November 2 over much of Kentucky would have ended the burley crop. Some light frost events have taken place in North Carolina, but as in Kentucky, substantially all […]
Three words that sum up 2020: Too much rain. “We put down more nitrogen in leaching adjustments than in any of my 44 years of farming,” says Randy Edwards (inset), owner […]
Tobacco: Excellent Burley Crop in the Offing Sep 29, 2020
A report from the Bluegrass indicates that an excellent burley crop is in the offing. Grower Darrell Varner of Versailles, Kentucky, says, “All the burley around here is pretty good. […]
Tobacco: A Good Burley Crop on the Way Sep 18, 2020
The three traditional tobacco types that are grown in middle Tennessee–dark fire-cured, dark air-cured and burley–are all reportedly doing well.
Tobacco: Georgia-Florida Flue-Cured Is Terrific Sep 14, 2020
Best crop in Georgia and Florida in many years: Buyers have been pleased with the quality of the leaf in the Deep South, said J. Michael Moore, Georgia Extension tobacco specialist. […]
Tobacco: Variable Crop Is Running Late Aug 21, 2020
An uneven crop made it difficult for N.C. flue-cured growers to decide when to top, sucker, and spray, and now it is confusing harvesting decisions.
No significant issues resulted from Hurricane Isaias in South Carolina. Most farmers had harvested their crops at least once by the time the hurricane arrived.
North Carolina Tobacco: High Target Spot Pressure Jul 20, 2020
Persistent wet weather conditions continue to cause issues for tobacco diseases across the state. In particular, target spot, caused by Thanatephorus cucumeris (syn. Rhizoctonia solani) is severe this year. Target […]
Flue-cured production for all U.S. states is forecast at 231 million pounds, down 22 percent from 2019, according to USDA’s July Crop Production report.