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Transplants
June 16, 2015 |

Transplants

A successful season stems from a great beginning. With tobacco, that means transplants. The growing of transplants can often prove to be a delicate and time- consuming practice, prompting many growers to purchase plants instead of growing them on their own. Whether buying or growing transplants best fits your operation, experts offer tips and information […]

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Breaking The Mold
June 16, 2015 |

Breaking The Mold

During burley curing, a small amount of mold always grows on the curing leaf, and it’s no big deal. Some years, though, temperature and humidity conditions are just right for mold growth, and in those years, mold populations can intensify, jeopardizing growers’ health and safety. Small fungi that feed on dead and decaying plant matter, […]

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Rain Effect
June 16, 2015 |

Rain Effect

For crops, rain is a good thing, right? Lately, Southern tobacco farmers might disagree. As of August 2014, the Southeast as a whole received about 10 inches more rain than average this year. While dealing with an excess of water drenching tobacco fields can be quite challenging, experts share strategies that can help protect crops […]

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