Tobacco: Who Is Farthest Along in Planting? Apr 21, 2021
In South Carolina, a small amount of the crop—maybe 10 percent—had been set out through last Friday, says Matthew Inman, S.C. tobacco Extension specialist. In Georgia, transplanting was far further […]
Prospective Plantings, the USDA’s first survey of tobacco farmers for the year, was issued August 30. The results were a bit of a surprise since modest increases had been predicted […]
Tobacco: Transplanting Begins in Deep South Mar 30, 2021
Transplanting began about two weeks ago in Florida and last week in Georgia, says J. Michael Moore, Georgia Extension tobacco specialist. But it is still on a small scale. “The […]
Tobacco: A Farmer Who’s Bullish on Burley Mar 11, 2021
Burley farms are down to one in one mountain county…but the one farmer there plans to stay in tobacco indefinitely. There used to be a significant number of burley growers in […]
Tobacco: How to Grow the Best Plants You Can Mar 11, 2021
Don’t pre-charge your floatbeds with NPK materials, maintain the temperature in your greenhouses, and watch for Pythium outbreaks.
In North Carolina, it’s recommended that you seed your greenhouse when five consecutive days of good sunlight are predicted.
Tobacco: Leaf Mechanization in 2021 Feb 16, 2021
I would normally be analyzing here what I saw at the Southern Farm Show, but that’s not going to work since the Show was canceled. So instead, let me share what […]
A new insecticide, Steward, has recently been registered in tobacco. Steward, with the active ingredient indoxacarb, is labeled for tobacco budworm, hornworms, and tobacco splitworm and has a unique mode […]
Tobacco: Burley Expectations Continue to Drop Feb 1, 2021
No additional supplies of burley are likely to show up between now and when marketing winds up in a few weeks, so the 2020 crop will be a small one.
There’s a trend back to hand harvest of flue-cured thanks to the pressure to bring to market top quality leaf to the market. In response there is growing demand for “hand […]