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Rotation That Works

February 18, 2014 |

At a loss for how to plan out a favorable crop rotation program? Let the experts help. The Virginia flue-cured guide offers the following examples of successful programs Virginia growers have used:

1-year rotation:

Tobacco followed by small grain or ryegrass cover crop

2-year rotation:

1st year: Tobacco followed by small grain and fescue or ryegrass

2nd year: Grass

2-year rotation:

1st year: Tobacco followed by small grain

2nd year: Small grain cut for silage and followed by grain sorghum, followed by a winter cover crop

3-year rotation:

1st year: Tobacco followed by small grain and fescue

2nd year: Grass

3rd year: Grass

For more tips on field preparation, order your copy of the 2013-2014 Tobacco Farm Quarterly Production Guide.

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