The Expansion of Burley Tobacco Production in North Carolina

North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:

The purpose of this grant is to assist with a project to increase the profitability of burley tobacco in NC by providing field demonstrations of efficient production, curing, and market preparation techniques and facilities to tobacco growers and support personnel; developing curing and market preparations brochures; determining the efficacy of chloropicrin fumigant for controlling Granville (bacterial) Wilt of burley tobacco in eastern NC; preventing losses from blue mold disease through the use of fungicide application based on forecasted advisories; determining variety resistance to Granville Wilt; and developing the necessary burley tobacco curing and handling facilities at research stations to support burley expansion research.

Ms. Kathy B. KennelCampus Box 7645Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7645(919) 515-9262
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