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2018 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

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

Selecting a Variety

By: Loren Fisher, Matthew Vann, Kenneth Barnes

This publication, chapter 3 of the 2018 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, discusses tobacco varieties and variety testing.

Producing Healthy Transplants in a Float System

By: Loren Fisher, Matthew Vann

This publication, chapter 4 of the 2018 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, discusses tobacco management practices that improve stands and promote uniform growth.

Topping, Managing Suckers, and Using Ethephon

By: Loren Fisher, Matthew Vann, Scott Whitley, Rick Seagroves

This publication, chapter 7 of the 2018 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, provides information on topping tobacco and using ethephon, the only chemical approved for yellowing tobacco in the field.

Managing Weeds

By: Matthew Vann, Loren Fisher, Matthew Inman, Rick Seagroves, Scott Whitley

This publication, chapter 6 of the 2018 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, provides information on a weed management program for tobacco production.