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So the first year of growing a whole small field went relatively well (thanks to miracle plant Bolivian Criollo (and you all) more than anything else), I’ve got a ton of leaf for snus experimentation, I know the things I did badly, and so now I’m already living in 2022!
Question: Last time I planted on old lawn, now I just got a new field bulldozed. Now what? I suppose I should get a soil study and fertilize on the basis of that, but is there some kind of table for what fert to add for tobacco depending on the results?
Is it a good idea to bring a truckload of manure in now regardless?
 

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"If you dont test, it s just a guess." I have a cousin that is big into growing organic and that is a quote he repeats to me seemingly every time we talk! Testing here included npk, ph, and micronutrient testing. That way you know where to start! If i had the time and resources available, i'd clear up an area and layer mulch, manure, mushroom compost and et cetera to build a sort of "living soil" which would not need fertilized again...ever!
 

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So the first year of growing a whole small field went relatively well (thanks to miracle plant Bolivian Criollo (and you all) more than anything else), I’ve got a ton of leaf for snus experimentation, I know the things I did badly, and so now I’m already living in 2022!
Question: Last time I planted on old lawn, now I just got a new field bulldozed. Now what? I suppose I should get a soil study and fertilize on the basis of that, but is there some kind of table for what fert to add for tobacco depending on the results?
Is it a good idea to bring a truckload of manure in now regardless?
Is the manure fresh or composted? Cow or horse? Horse manure will have a lot of undigested weed seed that can become a weed problem if you don’t kill the seed first. Composting and turning the manure over several times will kill a lot of it. Temps reached during composting process kills a lot of bacteria, fungi, and seed. If you have access to a lot of it, start a big compost pile. If you have clay or sand the composted soil will be an improvement in addition to the nutrients. Best to till it into the soil. Do this before your soil test as that will change your nutrient demand.
When I sent off for a soil test I stated I was going to grow tobacco. Their recommendations were based on what was needed to improve current conditions in order to grow tobacco. X amount lbs. per acre nitrogen, X amount lbs. per acre of lime, etc. added to what was already there.
 

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Is the manure fresh or composted? Cow or horse? Horse manure will have a lot of undigested weed seed that can become a weed problem if you don’t kill the seed first. Composting and turning the manure over several times will kill a lot of it. Temps reached during composting process kills a lot of bacteria, fungi, and seed. If you have access to a lot of it, start a big compost pile. If you have clay or sand the composted soil will be an improvement in addition to the nutrients. Best to till it into the soil. Do this before your soil test as that will change your nutrient demand.
When I sent off for a soil test I stated I was going to grow tobacco. Their recommendations were based on what was needed to improve current conditions in order to grow tobacco. X amount lbs. per acre nitrogen, X amount lbs. per acre of lime, etc. added to what was already there.
I see… So is getting some sterilized commercial bags of manure a better option for a new field? Till it in before winter with compost and wood mulch, then test in early spring before planting and top up accordingly with fertilizers?
 

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I see… So is getting some sterilized commercial bags of manure a better option for a new field? Till it in before winter with compost and wood mulch, then test in early spring before planting and top up accordingly with fertilizers?
This is an article from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. If you are going to use fresh manure, fall would be better than spring.

There are also several gardening sites, google “fresh manure for garden“. This was the top search
 

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General fertilizer recommendations from tobacco area Universities:

float tray in greenhouse:



Field recommendations:




Organic recommendations:



 

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I've been weighing the options for snus varieties for the last year and I'm fairly settled on the following for 2022. Does anyone have any bad experiences with the taste or curing of these varieties? I know the orientals, rusticas, and perique are not good by themselves in snus, I intend them for flavoring/strength.

Black Mammoth (dark air) - 10
Narrow-leaf Madole (dark air - “one sucker subvariety”?) - 10
Shirey - (“dark virginia”) - 10
Japan 8 (“dark-air-esque oriental”??) - 10
Harrow Velvet (burley) - 10
Yellow Twist Bud (burley) - 5
Cherry Red (bright) - 5
Costello (bright) - 5
Samsun (oriental) - 5
Prilep P66-9/7 (oriental) - 5
1000-yr OR Sacred Corn OR Mohawk - 5
Perique - 5
 
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