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Covid-19’s Impact on Tobacco Farmers
December 11, 2020 |

Covid-19’s Impact on Tobacco Farmers

Over the last few months, spread of the coronavirus impacted our lives in ways we never imagined or thought possible. Closed borders, stalled travel, shuttered businesses: Few industries and communities have been spared.   As we head into summer, tobacco farmers are hoping for the best while bracing themselves for the worst. While a cure […]

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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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