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July 24-26, 2017

NC Tobacco Tour

.--Monday, 3:30 p.m.: Triple B Farms, Bentonville. 5:30 p.m.: Welcome reception/dinner (tentatively scheduled for Lane's Seafoods, McGee's Crossroads).

--Tuesday, July 25: Oxford Tobacco Research Station, 7:45 am, Breakfast and Field Tour.

--11 a.m. Lunch, then to Upper Coastal Plain Research Station, Rocky Mount.

--Wednesday, July 26: Lower Coastal Plain Research Station. 7:45 a.m. Breakfast and Field Tour. 11 a.m. Lunch and Tour Conclusion.

Bentonville, NC

Oxford, NC

Rocky Mount, NC

Kinston, NC

Matthew Vann




July 25, 26, 27, 28, 2017 Georgia 4-H Congress Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, GA  
July 27, 2017

VA Annual Tobacco Research Field Day,   Southern Piedmont Center, Blackstone.  Registration   begins at   5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m., and  the Field tour at 6 p.m.

Virginia Tech Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research & Extension Center
2375 Darvills Road, Blackstone, VA

or call

434-292-5331 Margaret Kenny

August 9 & 10, 2017

The Annual Kentucky Burley Tobacco Industry Tour. The tour will begin at 1:00 pm on Wednesday August 9 and conclude around midday on Thursday August 10.  Hope to see you here in August.

Check Back Later for more details.


2017 Burley Tobacco Industry Tour
August 9 and 10
Agronomy Field Lab
3250 Ironworks Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

Wednesday August 9: 

1:00 Meet at Spindletop Farm Agronomy Field Lab
1:15 Chemical topping update – Mitchell Richmond
1:30 Impact of time of application on sucker control - Bob Pearce  
1:40 Understanding tobacco characteristics for potential new generation tobacco products – Anne Jack, George Wagner and Colin Fisher
2:00 Field methods for nicotine production – Patrick Perry
2:25 Insecticide and variety trials – Bob Pearce
2:30 Frogeye leaf spot update and trials – Emily Pfeufer
3:00 Break
3:30 Commercial and regional variety trails – Beau Neal
3:50 Tobacco strip tillage and cover crop trials – Ben Goff, Erin Haramoto, and Bob Pearce
4:20 Potash source trial – Bob Pearce
4:45 Pelleted lime vs. ag-lime comparison – Bob Pearce
5:15 Supper at Agronomy Field Lab – Prepared by City BBQ


2017 Burley Tour Sponsors
Philip Morris International
Japan Tobacco International
Altria Client Services
Arysta Life Sciences
Drexel Chemical

2017 Research Sponsors 

Arysta Life Sciences
Philip Morris International
Japan Tobacco International
Altria Client Services


Council for Burley Tobacco
Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative
Drexel Chemical
Sirius Minerals

Thursday, August 10:  Bob Pearce mobile (859)-221-2465

7:45 Meet at Agronomy Field Lab

8:15 Depart Spindletop Farm -  Turn right onto Ironworks Pike 0.4 miles to 4 way stop.  Turn left on Newtown Pike and go 5.3 miles.  Farm entrance will be on left. 

8:35 Cover crop management for no-till tobacco:  Troy Rankin Farm, Scott Co -  Erin Haramoto, Bob Pearce and Jon Anderson
Scott County ANR Agent: Michelle Simon

8:45 Depart Rankin Farm -  Turn right on to Newtown Pike and go 7.7 miles. Turn left onto ramp for I-64 E/I-75 S (note take care to watch for oncoming traffic as there is not a light at this intersection).  Follow signs for I-64 E (will split off to the left about 3.8 miles after getting on interstate).  Take exit 87 toward Bluegrass Station.  Turn left at top of ramp onto Haley Pike then turn right onto Rockwell Road after crossing overpass.  Follow Rockwell Road about 3 miles (caution narrow road) and turn left on KY-1678.  Farm is on the right about 0.7 miles.

9:30 Black shank trials:  Anderson Farms, Clark County – Emily Pfeufer and Bob Pearce
Clark County ANR Agent: David Davis

10:20 Depart Anderson Farm  –  Re-trace route back to I-64 West.  Follow I-64 west through Lexington bearing left at the split to stay on I-64 west.  Take exit 65 for Midway and turn left at the top of the ramp on to KY 341.  Go 0.2 miles and turn right on US-421 (yield to traffic coming from left if light is not green).  Go 3.6 miles and turn right on KY1685 (Woodlake Road).  Farm will be about 0.4 miles on right.

11:00 Variety trial:  Greathouse Farm, Woodford County –Bob Pearce
Woodford County ANR Agent: Adam Probst

11:20 Depart Greathouse Farm – Turn left on KY 1685 and go 0.4 miles to a left turn onto US 421.  Follow 3.4 miles and turn right on US 62 toward Midway.  Follow US 62 about 6 miles going through Midway and a 4 –way stop.   Farm will be on the right (watch for sign to C. Oran Little Ag Research Center). 

11:40 Pythium trial – Grace Ragain, Emily Pfeufer, and Bob Pearce
11:55 Commercial and regional variety test – Beau Neal

12:15 Lunch at C. Oran Little Ag- research Center (ARC) Prepared by Woodford County Cattlemen.
ARC Farm Manager: Shannon Rudd

1:30 End of Tour/Return to Research Farm


University of Kentucky
319 Plant Sciences Building
1405 Veterans Dr.
Lexington, Ky 40546-0312

Bob Pearce


(859) 257-5110

Sept.17-20, 2017

71st Tobacco Science Research Conference


Bonita Springs, Florida USA

71st TSRC
c/o Global Connections
2405 Macy Drive
Roswell, GA 30076

Oct. 17-19, 2017 Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Moultrie GA

Sunbelt Ag Expo


Oct. 22-26, 2017

CORESTA Agro-Phyto Joint Study Groups Meeting (AP2017)

Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil


Dec. 4, 2017 NCSU Tobacco Day Johnston County Extension Centers, Smithfield, NC