1. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2017, Santa Cruz do Sul, APPOST 03

    Sponged tobacco: meteorological and altitude influence on curing methods in flue-cured systems in South Africa

    DU PLESSIS H.(1); ROOS H.J.(2)
    (1) Limpopo Tobacco Processors (Pty) Ltd, Rustenburg, South Africa; (2) Tobacco Producer, Rustenburg, South Africa
    Flue-cured tobacco in South Africa has over the years produced high amounts of sponged leaf, although the reaping of leaf was done at the correct physiological time. We asked if this was due to incorrect curing methods and due to meteorological...