1. 48th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2018, abstr. 64

    An overview of conservation tillage tobacco in Tennessee

    WALKER E.(1); BAILEY W.A.(1); RHODES N.(1); DENTON P.(2); FOWLKES D.(3)
    (1) University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN USA; (2) GAP Connections, Knoxville TN USA; (3) Burley Stabilization, Springfield TN USA
    Conservation tillage tobacco has been evaluated in Tennessee for over 30 years. During this time, no-till and strip-till systems have been compared with conventional tillage. Advantages of conservation tillage tobacco include soil and moisture ...
  2. 48th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2018, abstr. 66

    Cover crop management for conservation tillage tobacco

    PEARCE B.(1); HARAMOTO E.(1); GOFF B.(1); ANDERSON J.(2)
    (1) University of Kentucky, Lexington KY USA; (2) Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Frankfort KY USA
    Cover crops provide a host of benefits including protection from soil erosion, scavenging of nutrients, suppression of weed growth, conservation of soil moisture, and the addition of organic matter to the soil. Historically tobacco growers have used cover ...
  3. 48th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2018, abstr. 68

    Effect of floor insulation on curing efficiency of dark fire-cured tobacco

    RODGERS C.(1); BAILEY W.A.(1); REED T.D.(2)
    (1) University of Kentucky, Princeton KY USA; (2) Virginia Tech, Blackstone VA USA
    Dark-fired tobacco growers in western KY and TN spend an estimated $4 million annually on materials for firing the crop. Design of newly constructed dark-fired tobacco barns in this region are generally cross-tier, 32 to 36 ft. wide, 3 to 4 tiers high, ...