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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. Insecticides

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      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. Diseases and pests

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      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. Burley

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      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. Fire Cured

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      All Fire Cured varieties are discussed here

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    5. 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. Air cured

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      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. Fire cured

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      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. Perique

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

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    6. Latakia

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      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. Fermenting

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      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: Anyone got a "Basic how to grow" guide ?

    Started by tanx, 06-06-2011 01:06 PM
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  1. Outdoor temperature for planting?

    Started by mwaller, 04-21-2017 12:35 PM
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  2. Outdoor temperature for planting?

    Started by mwaller, 04-21-2017 12:35 PM
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  3. Question on how to kill a tobacco plant

    Started by USHOG, 01-20-2015 10:19 AM
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  4. Do I need a heat mat to start seeds?

    Started by mwaller, 04-01-2017 02:10 AM
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    04-11-2017, 05:16 PM Go to last post
  5. Outdoor temperature for planting?

    Started by mwaller, 04-21-2017 12:35 PM
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  6. Are these ready for the garden?

    Started by mwaller, 05-02-2017 12:27 PM
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  7. Colour-Curing Blues

    Started by Orson Carte, 05-02-2017 08:28 PM
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  8. Roadside Find

    Started by DistillingJim, 09-08-2016 06:31 AM
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  9. House plant

    Started by Lorenzai, 09-29-2016 12:37 AM
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  10. Damping?

    Started by DGBAMA, 03-31-2017 09:43 PM
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  11. Moved: Using soil amendments to change the taste of tobacco?

    Started by mwaller, 04-03-2017 06:40 PM
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  12. How to lower soil pH?

    Started by mwaller, 04-13-2017 10:44 PM
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  13. Moved: Got my soil test results... now what?

    Started by mwaller, 04-14-2017 04:56 PM
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  14. Plant spacing in raised bed?

    Started by mwaller, 04-20-2017 06:57 PM
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  15. When do leaves start to smell good?

    Started by mwaller, 06-07-2017 11:34 PM
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  16. Wind and rain caused my plants to lean over...

    Started by mwaller, 06-09-2017 12:55 PM
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  17. Moved: How many primings for cigar varieties?

    Started by mwaller, 06-09-2017 05:41 PM
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  18. Is this wild tobacco?

    Started by burge, 07-20-2017 12:49 AM
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