Tobacco: Setters Impress at Southern Farm Show

🕔Feb 12, 2019There was a falloff in the number of farmers at the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh, but for those who made it, there was some up-to-date new tobacco equipment that attracted […]

Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweed – 14 Years and Counting – DTN

🕔Feb 1, 2019It’s been 14 years since Stanley Culpepper confirmed the country’s first glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth population in some cotton fields in Macon County, Georgia. The University of Georgia Extension weed scientist had been seeing the […]

Tennessee-Kentucky Tobacco Expo, Springfield, Feb. 5

🕔Jan 30, 2019The annual Tennessee-Kentucky Tobacco Expo is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Robertson County Fairgrounds Community Building in Springfield. The free event is hosted by University of Tennessee […]

Tobacco: As We Reduce Planting, Out Competitors Expand

🕔Jan 28, 2019Fifty percent more tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe this year–Farmers have increased the area in flue-cured this year, and there is hope of surpassing last year’s record volume of 252 million kilograms. But it is […]

Tobacco: Could You Make Money Growing Low-Nicotine Leaf?

🕔Jan 11, 2019It would seem a tall order, but the land-grant universities in the tobacco states are looking for possible strategies that might allow you to address the proposed Federal standards requiring […]

Tobacco: Prospects for Planting in 2019

🕔Jan 4, 2019Tumbling U.S. demand will likely lead to additional reductions in contract volume for 2019. Reduced contracting  coupled with an extremely poor growing season resulted in a significantly lower volume of burley in […]

Tobacco: Will Short U.S. Crops Lead to Aggressive Buying?

🕔Dec 20, 2018The size of the American burley crop is still up for debate, but it seems likely that at least some customers will not get as much as they originally wanted.

Carolinas Tobacco, Sweet Potatoes: Aggressive Nematodes – New Research

🕔Dec 5, 2018The Carolinas’ wet 2018 growing season presented tobacco and sweet potato growers with many challenges. Among those was achieving control of a relatively new species of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne enterolobii. […]

Tobacco: The Smallest U.S. Burley Crop in History?

🕔Nov 26, 2018The burley crop just coming on the market has been projected at 90 million pounds, says Daniel Green, chief operating officer, Burley Stabilization Corporation. The numbers may end up a little higher […]

Tobacco: Flue-Cured Market Coming to an End

🕔Nov 7, 2018Auction warehouses are operating this week and next week, maybe longer if there is a demand. Sales volumes are not available yet, but Hurricane Florence definitely lead to a reduction. But […]

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