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No. 21 - Cigar Tobacco: Best Practices, Crop Protection and CPA Guidance Residue Levels

April 2022 Ref. ACAC-332-1-CTG-21

Some important aspects of Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) with regard to crop protection in cigar tobacco are different from the tobaccos used in other manufactured tobacco products, mainly cigarettes. This is due to the fact that any damage, whether mechanical or physiological, significantly depreciates the value of leaves to the extent that they no longer meet market requirements. This applies especially to cigar wrapper leaves. It is therefore necessary to take this into account when setting Guidance Residue Levels specifically for this type of tobacco.

This Guide outlines both the production and crop protection practices that contribute to the difference between cigar and other tobaccos. It also provides guidance on critical best practice for managing Crop Protection Agents (CPAs).

The Guide also contains cigar tobacco Guidance Residue Levels (C-GRLs) that are based on data obtained from a series of field trials measuring residues in cigar tobacco crops managed according to GAP in countries across the globe. The cigar tobacco Guidance Residues Levels complement those for tobaccos used in cigarettes and some other manufactured tobacco products listed in CORESTA Guide No. 1.


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