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  1. An index of links to key threads on major topics.

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  2. The basics in a nutshell.

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  3. What To Grow

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    Match tested and proven tobacco varieties with your intended use.

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  4. What soil type and temperature is best for germination. Float beds systems, soil-less growing medium, indoor or hothouse, natural sunlight or artificial lights...all discussed here.

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  5. Setting/Transplanting

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    Soil testing and preparation. Presetting soil amendments. Best timing for your country or climate/growing zone.

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  6. Growing tobacco

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    Irrigation, fertilization, insecticides, herbicides, Fungicides. Who, what, where, when, why and how. These will be divided into sub-forums

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    1. Soil quality, characteristics and testing

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    2. Fertilizer

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      One size does not fit all. Discuss your individual needs here. Find suppliers of what you need.

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    3. What pests are you dealing with? What is the best treatment for your situation. Large scale production crops or just a few plants, the answers will vary with your needs.

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    4. Identify the problem here and get advice on solving the problem.

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    5. Weeds are one of the biggest contributors to reduced yield. Get Blue mold updates and treatment advice here.

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  7. Harvesting

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    When is the leaf ripe? Should you prime or stalk cure? The answers depend on your needs. Discuss all of the options here.

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  8. Curing arrangements

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    From barns to a temporary lean-to, you need something to cure your leaf in/under. Match your needs with the most complex to simplest designs.

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  9. Discuss the quality of specific varieties. Growing and curing properties, flavor, typical uses of all types.

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    1. All Burley varieties are discussed here

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    2. Flue Cured

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      List and discuss all Flue Cured varieties here

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    3. Oriental or Turkish

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      All Oriental or Turkish varieties are discussed here

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    4. All Fire Cured varieties are discussed here

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    5. Cigar Wrapper

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      All Cigar Wrapper varieties are discussed here.

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    6. All Cigar Filler varieties are discussed here

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    7. All Cigar Binder varieties are discussed here.

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    8. Everthing else

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      Discuss Hungarian, Maryland, Dark Air cured, Perique, Rustica and any other unusual varieties here. If something gets a lot of attention, I'll give it a forum.

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  10. Curing tobacco

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    To dry the sap from newly harvested tobacco by either natural or artificial process. Proper curing is done under such conditions as will permit of the chemical and physiological changes necessary to develop the desired quality of color in tobacco.

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    1. To cure tobacco under natural atmospheric conditions without the use of fire, except for the purpose of preventing pole burn (house burn) in damp weather.

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    2. Flue Cured

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      To cure tobacco under artificial atmospheric conditions by a process of regulating the heat and ventilation without allowing smoke or fumes from the fuel to come in contact with the tobacco.

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    3. Almost all Oriental or Turkish tobacco is sun cured

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    4. Several techniques used at various stages of green, semi-color cured and fully cured leaf using hardwood fires to cure and or flavor whole leaf.

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    5. A curing process in which semi- color cured leaf is compressed and fermented

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    6. A type of fire cured leaf with the introduction of a small portion Pine into the otherwise hardwood mix.

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  11. Finishing Tobacco

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    Forums for Fermenting, Casing and other final processing of whole leaf tobacco for making various tobacco products.

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    1. Final process of whole leaf in preparation for cigar production

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    2. Casing

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      Casing is typically a liquid solution applied to stripped and shredded leaf in the production of Pipe and Cigarette tobacco.

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    3. Toasting

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      Toasting tobacco is almost exclusively used in the production of Cigarette tobacco.

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    4. How do you cut your tobacco. Discuss the best tools for the job regardless of finished product.

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  12. List your available plants here. Do not post personal information in an open forum.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Very good Glossary of tobacco related words and terms

    Started by FmGrowit, 10-19-2011 09:39 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Trusted source for Tobacco Seeds

    Started by FmGrowit, 04-17-2018 07:29 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Anyone got a "Basic how to grow" guide ?

    Started by tanx, 06-06-2011 01:06 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Trusted source for Tobacco Seeds

    Started by FmGrowit, 04-17-2018 07:29 PM
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  1. Yellow Twist Bud - From Where ?

    Started by dR_wH0, 02-14-2013 08:30 AM
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  2. growing Tobacco in Kazakhstan

    Started by madhouse, 05-15-2013 04:26 AM
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  3. Commercial Connecticut Shade

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  4. 5 gallons bucket

    Started by Dave, 02-18-2013 12:37 PM
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  5. Ground Temp.

    Started by Boboro, 02-23-2013 10:08 AM
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  6. Distance between tobaccos

    Started by docfitch1, 02-26-2013 11:10 AM
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  7. Ottoman tobacco

    Started by docfitch1, 03-05-2013 10:58 AM
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  8. Casing tobacco

    Started by docfitch1, 03-13-2013 09:05 PM
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  9. How much do you grow?

    Started by docfitch1, 03-14-2013 12:29 AM
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    03-16-2013, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  10. Should a Black Thumb Plant Here?

    Started by webmost, 03-24-2013 01:23 PM
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  11. Whats so bad about green cured?

    Started by Webby, 04-02-2013 11:19 PM
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  12. Bad seed.

    Started by Boboro, 04-11-2013 07:24 PM
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  13. Alternate planting method?

    Started by DGBAMA, 04-11-2013 11:47 PM
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  14. another Wisconsin Blizzard

    Started by DrBob, 04-19-2013 09:14 AM
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  15. Planting "Pairs"?

    Started by DGBAMA, 04-20-2013 02:35 PM
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  16. Why does my processed tobacco stink once lit?

    Started by Home Smoker, 04-23-2013 08:30 PM
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  17. Rogue seedling????

    Started by DGBAMA, 05-06-2013 11:23 PM
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  18. how many plants per year??

    Started by jekylnz, 05-20-2013 10:27 PM
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  19. What is the best way to ship plants

    Started by Brown Thumb, 05-31-2013 01:47 PM
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