Saturday, July 30, 2011

Who uses what to control suckers? from Tobacco Farmer Newsletter Aug. 1

Who uses what to control suckers? In a survey conducted by the Center for Tobacco Grower Research (CTGR) after the 2010 growing season, the majority of flue-cured and dark growers said they used DNAs. But only 41% of burley growers said they did. The use of fatty alcohols is more common among flue-cured (79%) and dark tobacco (71%) growers than it is among burley growers (11%). The use of maleic hydrazide is more common among burley (84%) and flue-cured (71%) growers than among dark tobacco growers (43%). The number of MH applications varied among the types. The majority of burley growers (88%) applied MH once, 55% of dark tobacco growers applied MH twice and 65% of flue-cured growers applied MH three or more times.  To learn more, see CTGR's May newsletter at its website

More tobacco tour dates: 
   --CrossCreek Seed will hold a field day at its headquarters in Raeford, N.C., on August 3. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and the program should end around noon. For more information, call (910) 904 1888 or go to the CrossCreek website
   --Kentucky's Burley Tobacco Tour will start at 12:30 p.m., August 15, at the Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington. Attendees will tour farms in Woodford County Monday, then visit research plots at Spindletop Tuesday morning and more farms Tuesday afternoon, concluding about 4 p.m. For more information, contact Bob Pearce at or (859) 221 2465.

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