Tobacco: Hot Start to Harvest Season Jun 15, 2022
Despite some dry periods in May and a very hot June, the tobacco looks very good in Georgia and Florida.
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 […]
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.
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
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
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.
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 […]
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
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
The three traditional tobacco types that are grown in middle Tennessee–dark fire-cured, dark air-cured and burley–are all reportedly doing well.