Production of quality tobacco begins with sound agronomic practices. While the basic agronomic principles for tobacco are the same as those applied in other crops, there are considerations and management practices that are unique to tobacco. Successful producers understand the need to provide a sounds agronomic foundation to their production system.
Agronomic management of flue-cured tobacco generally refers to production practices other than pest management and harvest and curing management. Practices include variety selection, transplant production, fertilization, and sucker control.
Within each of the sections, (Varieties, Fertility, Transplant Production, and Topping and Sucker Control) you will find an overview and discussion of the management considerations for each of these agronomic topics.