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Thinking Outside the Cigarette
June 29, 2016 |

Thinking Outside the Cigarette

By Chris Trlica The meteoric rise of genetic engineering technology, combined with tobacco’s relatively easy cultivation and propensity to flower, has launched tobacco into the spotlight as one of the most common plants for engineers to study and manipulate. Thanks to researchers, some tobacco plants can glow, others can have their flowering started or stopped […]

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Fungus Control With a New Mode of Action
June 29, 2016 |

Fungus Control With a New Mode of Action

By Julia Ellis When weather conditions are ideal for fungus growth, tobacco farmers now have one more tool to protect their plants. In early 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency registered Presidio fungicide for tobacco use. The advent of Presidio means farmers can use a suite of fungicides that attack pathogens like black shank and blue […]

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Going Electronic
June 29, 2016 |

Going Electronic

Why more growers are turning to electronic recordkeeping—and the options they might consider By Emmy Wade Every business owner should keep good records, and tobacco growers are no exception. In order to run a successful operation, financial statements, receipts and tax-deductible expenses are a weekly—if not daily—concern. In our electronic age, an increasing number of […]

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