1. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2021, Online, AP 04

    Experiences in evaluation of boron needs in North Carolina flue-cured tobacco production: a summary of plant tissue sufficiency data and impacts on yield and quality

    HARDY D.(1); VANN M.C.(2); JERNIGAN C.(3); McGINNIS M.(1); HICKS K.(1)
    (1) Agronomic Division, North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, NC, U.S.A.; (2) Crop and Soil Science Department, North Carolina State University, NC, U.S.A.; (3) Helena Chemical Co., U.S.A.
    Boron (B), an essential micronutrient for optimum plant growth, is required in trace amounts (<1.1 kg B ha-1) by flue-cured tobacco. In past decades, boron deficiency in North Carolina has not been prevalent. However, recently, its deficiency has...
  2. 48th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2018, abstr. 17

    Organic transplant production: an evaluation of nitrogen fertility programs

    VANN M.C.(1); FISHER L.R.(1); SEAGROVES R.(1); McGINNIS M.(2)
    (1) North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC USA; (2) North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Raleigh NC USA
    Organic tobacco production in North Carolina has increased in recent years. Despite increasing interest, little is known regarding the appropriate management of organic nitrogen sources in a seedling float system. Research was conducted to evaluate...
  3. 48th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2018, abstr. 18

    Evaluations of float water aeration in organic transplant production

    FISHER L.R.(1); VANN M.C.(1); SEAGROVES R.(1); McGINNIS M.(2)
    (1) North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC USA; (2) North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Raleigh NC USA
    At present, the effects of float bed aeration in the production of organic tobacco seedlings are not known. Research was conducted to evaluate two organic nitrogen fertilizer programs and their effects to float water nutrient concentration and...
  4. 48th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2018, abstr. 20

    Screening of acidifying chemicals for use in the production of organic tobacco seedlings

    VANN M.C.(1); SEAGROVES R.(1); SHORT M.(1); McGINNIS M.(2)
    (1) North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC USA; (2) North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Raleigh NC USA
    Float water bicarbonate concentration in excess of 2.0 meq/L (100 ppm) can result in stunted, unusable seedlings unless float water is acidified. In conventional greenhouse systems, sulfuric acid is used for this purpose; however, that chemical is...
  5. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 07

    Float water alkalinity adjustment in organic seedling production

    VANN M.C.(1); STEVENS D.A.(1); SHORT M.(1); McGINNIS M.(2)
    (1) North Carolina State University, Department of Crop & Soil Sciences, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.; (2) North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services – Agronomic Division, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
    Float water bicarbonate (HCO3-) concentration in excess of 2.0 meq/L (100 ppm) can result in stunted, unusable seedlings unless neutralized. In conventional greenhouse systems, sulfuric acid is used for this purpose; however, it is not currently...