New burley growers seeking advice

Bickers, Chris
May 2005
Southeast Farm Press;5/18/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 14, p39
Trade Publication
This article discusses various issues related to burley tobacco growing. When Danny Nelson first grew burley near Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2000, the longtime flue-cured tobacco grower came to a conclusion that labor is a much more complex issue when one is growing burley. According to Nelson, burley is a lot more labor-intensive than flue-cured. And the labor needs come at different times: once a farmer harvests flue-cured, much of one's work is done. But with burley, it seems like over half of a farmer's labor usage in burley comes at harvest and after.


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