2015 Flue-Cured Tobacco Survey: Methods and Response

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Surveys of flue-cured tobacco production practices are conducted annually by the NC State Tobacco Extension Team. At the end of each growing season, links to this survey are sent to all county extension agents. In 2013, we sent a single survey that covered both greenhouse and field production practices; while in 2014 and 2015, we sent two surveys, one for greenhouse production and one for field production practices. We have used the results of these surveys to better inform tobacco agronomy, entomology, and plant pathology research projects. These data may also be of interest to county agents, growers, and other stakeholders, so we are making the compiled results from 2013 to 2015 available online.

Survey Response

The number of counties responding varied by year and type of survey (greenhouse production vs. field production), but in general around half of the flue-cured tobacco producing acreage in the state was covered by any given survey response in any given year.

Table 1. Overall survey response rate by year.

Total Acres in Responding Counties  
Year
Greenhouse Production Survey Field Production Survey Total Acres Harvested in NC2
20131 85,682 172,300
2014 90,919 85,069 193,400
2015 109,434 64,692 161,100
1Greenhouse and field production surveys were combined in 2013.  2Source: USDA-NASS, 2013 and 2015

2013 Response by County

Figure 1. Flue-cured tobacco acreage in counties responding to 2013 tobacco production survey.

Figure 1. Flue-cured tobacco acreage reported in counties responding to 2013 tobacco production survey.

2014 Response by County

Figure 2. Flue-cured tobacco acreage in counties responding to 2014 tobacco production surveys. *Greenhouse survey for Forsyth, Stokes, Davie

Figure 2. Flue-cured tobacco acreage reported in counties responding to 2014 tobacco production surveys.
*Greenhouse survey for Forsyth, Stokes, Davie

2015 Response by County

Figure 3. Flue-cured tobacco acreage in counties responding to 2015 tobacco production survey.

Figure 3. Flue-cured tobacco acreage reported in counties responding to 2015 tobacco production survey.

Written By

Tiffany ToennissonResearch Associate (919) 515-2746 (Office) tatoenni@ncsu.eduEntomology and Plant Pathology - NC State University

Contributing Specialist

Photo of Dr. Hannah BurrackDr. Hannah BurrackAssoc. Professor and Extension Specialist (Berry, Tobacco and Specialty Crops) (919) 513-4344 hannah_burrack@ncsu.eduEntomology and Plant Pathology - NC State University
Posted on Mar 3, 2016
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