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2019 Flue-Cured Tobacco Guide

By: Blake Brown, Jonathan Phillips, Grant Ellington, Loren Fisher, Matthew Vann, Matt Inman, Kenneth Barnes, Rick Seagroves, Scott Whitley, W. David Smith, Hannah Burrack, Catherine LePrevost, Lindsey Thiessen, Aurora Toennisson, Gary Bullen, Will Snell

This guide for growers, updated annually, provides information on production and pest management practices applicable to growing flue-cured tobacco in North Carolina.

Curing and Mechanization

By: Grant Ellington

This publication, chapter 10 of the 2019 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, offers information on the most efficient use of fuel and electricity while maintaining the highest cured leaf quality.

Steam: An Alternative Method of Float Tray Sanitation

By: Kyle Bostian, Grant Ellington, Lindsey Thiessen, Justin Macialek

Due to the limited availability of methyl bromide, tobacco growers need other methods to sanitize float trays prior to reseeding every year. This factsheet offers information on using steam as an alternative.

Purchasing a Back-Up Generator for the Farm

By: Grant Ellington Disaster Preparedness

This publication contains important information and safety tips regarding gasoline-powered generators to be used in an emergency or disaster.