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Interesting news clip about burley priming.


Well-Known Member
Dec 11, 2011
South Florida
Interesting article. I've both primed and stalk cured burley and I don't notice much difference -- I'll likely be priming again this year. I think some things to note -- they primed the whole plant at once -- then found they couldn't control rate of drying using facilities/techniques they'd previously used to stalk cure. I primed in three phases -- so in each phase the leaf was ready. For stalk curing, the middle of the plant was ready while the upper leaves weren't -- but they got there while hanging on the stalk.