Tobacco: Hot Start to Harvest Season Jun 15, 2022

    🕔Jun 15, 2022
    Despite some dry periods in May and a very hot June, the tobacco looks very good in Georgia and Florida.

    Tobacco: Last of the 2021 Crop Makes It Out of the Field Nov 24, 2021

    🕔Nov 24, 2021
    As best I can tell, all U.S. tobacco plus all Canada’s crop (see below) has been harvested since early this month. The last may have been some very late burley in […]

    Tobacco: Growing Season Staggers to a Halt, No Significant Frost Damage Nov 8, 2021

    🕔Nov 8, 2021
    Dodging the bullet: There was a heavy frost in central Kentucky last night, and freezing weather is expected in the area over the next week.

    Tobacco: Harvest Nearly Finished, So Far No Killing Frost Oct 27, 2021

    🕔Oct 27, 2021
    Most all varieties have been harvested in all areas, with some delays in Virginia and North Carolina.

    Tobacco: Harvest Hits Stride in Burley Country Aug 31, 2021

    🕔Aug 31, 2021
    After weather delays caused by too much rain, harvest is finally beginning in earnest in Kentucky.

    Tobacco: Harvest Has Started Almost Everywhere Aug 9, 2021

    🕔Aug 9, 2021
    Flue-cured harvest is underway in most areas. Dark harvest has begun or will in the next few weeks, while burley harvest is rapidly approaching.

    Tobacco: Will Farmers Retreat from Full Harvest Mechanization? Jan 11, 2021

    🕔Jan 11, 2021
    There’s a trend back to hand harvest of flue-cured thanks to the pressure to bring to market top quality leaf to the market. In response there is growing demand for “hand […]

    Tobacco: Fast Paced Harvest Should End Before 1st Frost Oct 14, 2020

    🕔Oct 14, 2020
    Three words that sum up 2020:  Too much rain. “We put down more nitrogen in leaching adjustments than in any of my 44 years of farming,” says Randy Edwards (inset), owner […]

    Tobacco: Excellent Burley Crop in the Offing Sep 29, 2020

    🕔Sep 29, 2020
    A report from the Bluegrass indicates that an excellent burley crop is in the offing. Grower Darrell Varner of Versailles, Kentucky, says, “All the burley around here is pretty good. […]

    Tobacco: A Good Burley Crop on the Way Sep 18, 2020

    🕔Sep 18, 2020
    The three traditional tobacco types that are grown in middle Tennessee–dark fire-cured, dark air-cured and burley–are all reportedly doing well.


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