Monday, November 9, 2015

Will the Quality of this Burley Crop be Better than Expected?


(Tobacco Farmer Newsletter) The last of Kentucky's burley has been in the barn for several weeks, and from 10 percent to perhaps 15 percent has been stripped, estimates Bob Pearce, Kentucky Extension tobacco specialist. "The quality is better than what we expected," he says. There had been a dry spell late in the summer (see Tobacco Farmer Newsletter, October I 2015). "But since then, there has been pretty good moisture, which may have helped darken the leaf," he says. Continued

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