Tobacco: Who Is Farthest Along in Planting? Apr 21, 2021

🕔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 […]

Tobacco: Prospects for 2021 Planting, According to USDA Apr 9, 2021

🕔Apr 9, 2021
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

🕔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

🕔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

🕔Mar 11, 2021
Don’t pre-charge your floatbeds with NPK materials, maintain the temperature in your greenhouses, and watch for Pythium outbreaks.

Tobacco: Getting Off to a Good Start in the Greenhouse Feb 23, 2021

🕔Feb 23, 2021
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

🕔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 […]

North Carolina Tobacco: Steward Insecticide Registration Confirmed Feb 10, 2021

🕔Feb 10, 2021
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

🕔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.

Tobacco: Will Farmers Retreat from Full Harvest Mechanization? Jan 11, 2021

🕔Jan 11, 2021
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 […]

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