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2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Guide

By: Blake Brown, Derek Washburn, Jonathan Phillips, Grant Ellington, Loren Fisher, Matthew Vann, Charlie Cahoon, Scott Whitley, Jeremy Machacek, Joseph Cheek, Hannah Burrack, Lindsey Thiessen, Catherine LePrevost, Will Snell, Luke Gatiboni, Adrienne Gorny, Swarna Moparthi

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

Extension Personnel Working with Tobacco

This publication, part of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, lists North Carolina extension personnel that work in tobacco production.

The Tobacco Plant

An illustration of the tobacco plant, part of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook.

US Flue-Cured Tobacco Situation and Outlook

By: Blake Brown

This publication, chapter 1 of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, describes the current US tobacco market.

Complying with North Carolina Farm Labor Regulations

By: Jonathan Phillips

This publication, chapter 2 of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, provides a general overview of the laws that affect farm workers.

Selecting a Variety

By: Matthew Vann, Jeremy Machacek, Joseph Cheek

This publication, chapter 3 of the 2022 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 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, discusses tobacco management practices that improve stands and promote uniform growth.

Managing Nutrients

By: Matthew Vann, Luke Gatiboni, Loren Fisher

This publication, chapter 5 of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, offers information of managing nutrients in tobacco production.

Managing Weeds

By: Matthew Vann, Charlie Cahoon, Loren Fisher

This publication, chapter 6 of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, provides information on a weed management program for tobacco production.

Topping, Managing Suckers, and Using Ethephon

By: Matthew Vann, Scott Whitley, Jeremy Machacek, Joseph Cheek, Loren Fisher

This publication, chapter 7 of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, provides information on topping tobacco and using ethephon, the only chemical approved for yellowing tobacco in the field.

Managing Diseases

By: Lindsey Thiessen, Adrienne Gorny, Swarna Moparthi

This publication, chapter 8 of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, covers disease management in tobacco production.

Tobacco Insect Management

By: Hannah Burrack

This publication, chapter 9 of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, covers insect management in tobacco production.

Curing and Mechanization

By: Grant Ellington

This publication, chapter 10 of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, offers information on the most efficient use of fuel and electricity while maintaining the highest cured leaf quality.

Protecting People and the Environment When Using Pesticides

By: Hannah Burrack, Catherine LePrevost

This publication, chapter 11 of the 2022 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, describes some measures that tobacco producers and professional applicators can take to minimize the threat to people and water quality and reduce pesticide exposure to humans and wildlife.