49th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2020, abstr. 12
Economic factors influencing lower-leaf removal decisions
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC USA
With a current global over-supply of flue-cured tobacco, tobacco producers in North Carolina have been encouraged to remove the lowermost leaves prior to harvest due to their low value in manufactured products. In field trials, the removal of 4 or 8...