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Category: Chemicals & Fertilizers

Float Bed Sanitation
December 11, 2020 |

Float Bed Sanitation

by John Capetanos Growers know how important it is to clean their float trays before planting anything new in there. Beyond giving plants a clean home to start their lives, sanitized float trays also prevent the buildup of everything from too much dirt to harmful fungi. While many farmers swear by a standard bleach wash […]

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A New Source of Nitrogen
December 11, 2020 |

A New Source of Nitrogen

By Kirsten Keleher   Organic tobacco growers spend a lot of time thinking about nitrogen. After all, nitrogen has a bigger impact on tobacco yield and quality than any other nutrient. According to a recent study led by Alex Woodley, assistant professor in the crop and soil sciences department at North Carolina State University (NCSU), […]

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Applied Nitrogen
December 11, 2020 |

Applied Nitrogen

Nitrogen can be a grower’s best friend or worst enemy. If plants don’t get enough of the nutrient, their growth is stunted. If they get too much, the excess leaf growth that results can attract pests and disease. That’s why savvy tobacco farmers apply nitrogen in a calculated manner, taking into account recommendations based on […]

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