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Tifton, Georgia: Official Flue-Cured Tobacco Variety Test - Yield, Value, Price Indices, and Quality, Agronomic, and Chemical Characteristics of Released Varieties, 1997

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Number Days Price Grade Leaves/ Plant to Total Reducing Ratio Variety Yield Value Index1 Index2 Plant Ht. Flower Alkaloids Sugars (RS/TA) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ lb/A $/A $/CWT in % % K326 3055.7 5355.7 175.00 68.4 18.0 34.5 89 3.50 15.8 4.5 McNair 944 2069.3 3544.9 171.00 57.8 15.7 32.4 87 3.51 16.0 4.5 Coker 371 Gold 2155.0 3729.8 173.00 66.5 17.4 33.7 84 3.49 14.8 4.2 CU 263 1968.7 3349.0 170.00 49.8 15.6 34.5 84 3.73 16.8 4.5 K 149 2668.7 4641.9 173.00 62.8 20.1 35.8 87 3.01 16.1 5.3 K 346 2205.7 3738.7 169.00 55.7 17.9 35.3 89 3.35 13.4 4.0 K 394 2362.3 4057.7 171.00 60.6 16.3 31.8 87 3.47 15.3 4.4 K 730 2826.7 4900.6 173.00 57.8 15.6 32.4 82 3.39 16.1 4.7 NC 55 2806.7 4919.4 175.00 64.6 16.6 29.5 84 3.49 15.5 4.4 NC 71 3446.0 5955.2 172.00 60.7 18.6 34.8 84 3.04 16.0 5.2 NC 72 2506.0 4329.7 172.00 59.8 16.9 35.8 84 3.39 16.4 4.8 OX 207 2154.0 3689.6 171.00 54.7 17.5 32.7 89 3.89 15.4 3.9 OX 940 2796.0 4805.1 171.00 56.1 17.1 34 84 3.14 14.3 4.5 RG 11 2426.3 4200.5 173.00 68.8 17.2 35.5 87 3.43 17.2 5.0 RG 22 2408.7 4139.3 171.00 52.2 17.1 31.8 89 2.57 15.5 6.0 RG 81 2453.7 4263.0 173.00 69.5 17.4 32.6 89 2.65 16.5 6.2 RG H4 2374.3 4084.1 171.00 63.9 15.4 32.3 89 3.93 16.0 4.0 Speight G-70 2965.7 5173.1 173.00 54.9 15.7 33.7 87 3.39 18.5 5.4 Speight G-117 2281.7 3902.3 171.00 55.2 18.3 33.6 87 2.96 16.4 5.5 NC 2326 2055.6 3308.4 162.00 36.0 15.4 36.6 81 3.38 15.3 4.5 NC 95 2170.5 3621.7 167.00 48.4 18.0 37.1 79 3.43 16.5 4.8 Speight G-126 2334.0 4002.0 171.00 59.7 18.9 36.3 89 3.08 16.1 5.2 Speight NF3 1909.7 3204.3 167.00 51.4 18.8 36.3 89 3.05 14.8 4.8 Speight 172 2426.0 4236.4 174.00 67.2 18.9 34.1 89 3.58 14.5 4.0 Speight H20 * 2196.7 3745.6 170.00 50.2 16.2 34.5 84 3.32 16.2 4.9 Speight 200 * 2164.7 3667.2 169.00 62.7 18.2 34.5 91 2.20 16.7 7.6 Speight 202 * 2306.7 3934.0 170.00 55.7 19.4 34.0 87 3.57 13.3 3.7 Speight 203 * 2174.0 3703.2 170.00 54.2 18.9 35.8 87 3.30 14.9 4.5 Speight 204 * 2344.0 4079.9 174.00 66.8 17.5 34.5 84 3.00 15.7 5.2 Speight 168 * 2364.7 4154.5 175.00 70.2 16.4 33.7 89 2.78 18.2 6.5 NC 83A-10 * 3044.3 5173.7 169.00 50.9 20.6 36.7 91 2.44 16.8 6.8 6H14 * 2864.3 4263.0 173.00 61.3 14.9 33.3 82 2.94 16.3 5.5 6H15 * 2352.3 4139.3 174.00 62.2 15.4 32.9 84 3.90 15.4 3.9 6H22 * 2442.7 4231.5 172.00 67.0 16.5 36.6 84 3.85 14.5 3.7 4H2-17 * 2231.3 3821.5 171.00 54.9 16.0 33.3 87 2.94 16.4 5.5 GL 939 * 2692.0 4695.1 174.00 61.4 18.1 35.1 84 3.01 16.3 5.4 CU 387 * 2064.3 3534.1 171.00 53.0 16.1 32.5 84 4.74 9.1 1.9 X 101 * 2979.3 5109.7 171.00 50.5 15.6 33.2 82 2.85 16.8 5.8 X 202 * 2377.3 4086.4 171.00 52.1 15.1 31.1 82 3.12 17.6 5.6 X 303 * 2497.3 4335.6 173.00 46.4 16.7 32.8 84 2.00 16.5 8.5 X 404 * 2595.3 4398.1 169.00 49.7 14.7 29.1 84 2.80 14.1 5.0 LSD 673.9 1177.1 2.90 11.4 2.32 3.72 4.85 N/A N/A N/A ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Price Index based on two year average (1996-1997) prices for U.S. government grades. 2. Numerical values ranging from 1-99 for flue-cured tobacco based on equivalent government grades - higher the number, higher the grade. * Unreleased Variety Note: Speight 201, Speight G111, 6H13, RG H61, RG 17, VA 116, NC83A-21 were removed due to low plant counts.




Tifton, Georgia: Two- and Three-Year Average of Official Flue-Cured Tobacco Variety Tests - Comparison of Released Varieties for Certain Characteristics, 1995-1997

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Number Days Price Grade Leaves/ Plant to Total Reducing Ratio Variety Yield Value Index1 Index2 Plant Ht. Flower Alkaloids Sugars (RS/TA) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ lb/A $/A $/CWT in % % ------------------------- Three-Year Average 1995-1997 ------------------------- NC 2326 2264 3645.7 166.71 46.3 17.1 37.5 79 3.82 12.4 3.4 NC 95 2170 3621.7 167.30 48.4 18.0 37.1 79 3.90 12.9 3.3 K 326 2949 5153.5 174.32 61.6 18.3 35.8 83 2.98 16.7 5.7 K 346 2091 3473.1 163.33 51.1 18.3 35.7 85 3.21 12.1 3.9 K 149 2392 4133.4 172.71 57.7 20.0 37.4 76 3.33 14.2 4.3 K 394 2480 4254.3 171.34 55.7 17.7 35.0 83 2.99 15.9 5.3 McNair 944 2141 3621.0 169.32 50.7 17.3 35.3 82 3.77 15.2 4.0 Coker 371 Gold 2161 3705.3 171.31 57.0 17.6 35.3 78 3.62 13.5 3.7 OX 940 2372 4053.0 170.50 55.1 19.0 35.6 79 3.21 14.8 4.6 RG 11 2451 4263.2 174.10 59.4 17.6 35.5 80 3.17 15.7 5.0 RG H4 2596 4441.3 171.40 56.6 17.7 36.1 81 3.50 14.0 3.9 Speight G 70 2589 4466.7 172.00 52.3 17.8 35.0 81 3.14 17.3 5.5 Speight G 117 2239 3867.3 172.34 53.5 18.7 35.0 82 3.19 14.9 4.7 Speight G 126 2309 3964.3 171.31 57.3 18.7 37.0 84 2.93 15.2 5.2 K 730 2498 4333.2 173.34 58.1 17.7 34.0 80 2.94 14.2 4.5 RG 81 2658 4636.1 174.00 60.3 18.6 35.3 85 3.03 14.1 4.7 -------------------------- Two Year Average 1996-1997 -------------------------- K 326 2934 5193.2 177.00 67.5 18.0 36.5 87 3.16 16.6 5.3 NC 2326 2245 3525.3 166.30 49.0 16.5 37.1 83 3.66 13.3 3.6 McNair 944 2079 3584.5 172.50 56.5 17.0 34.5 89 3.59 15.4 4.3 Coker 371 Gold 2098 3667.4 174.50 66.5 17.2 35.1 83 3.62 13.3 3.7 NC 95 2108 3524.8 167.14 50.0 17.5 36.2 84 3.76 13.5 3.5 K 149 2374 4159.5 174.52 64.0 19.5 36.5 84 3.16 12.9 4.1 K 346 2200 3697.5 165.53 58.5 18.2 31.5 89 3.45 10.9 3.2 K 394 2448 4248.6 173.24 61.2 17.2 34.7 86 3.05 15.9 5.3 OX 940 2379 4121.4 173.10 58.5 18.6 35.2 85 3.22 13.0 4.1 RG 11 2402 4220.6 176.08 67.5 17.1 36.1 86 3.39 14.2 4.2 RG H4 2537 4431.7 174.65 65.1 16.7 34.4 86 3.70 14.3 3.8 Speight G-70 2575 4511.6 174.82 59.5 16.9 34.5 86 3.15 17.4 5.5 Speight G-117 2338 4067.1 173.62 57.7 18.7 35.3 86 3.04 14.2 4.7 Speight G-126 2351 4088.9 174.34 60.9 18.6 36.9 89 3.02 14.6 4.8 NC 71 2936 5130.2 174.84 63.9 18.3 34.6 84 3.07 15.3 5.0 K 730 2555 4470.2 174.99 62.3 17.6 34.2 84 3.32 13.5 4.0 OX 207 2689 3808.3 173.50 60.2 17.8 34.5 87 3.64 13.9 3.8 CU 263 1935 3325.2 171.35 54.5 17.4 36.5 86 3.37 14.5 4.3 RG 22 2333 4069.8 173.80 66.3 17.8 35.5 82 2.79 12.7 4.6 RG 81 2680 4709.4 175.14 70.3 18.2 35.1 89 2.96 14.1 4.9 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Conducted on an Ocilla loamy sand soil fertilized with 1200 lbs of 6-6-18 and plants spaced 20-21 inches in 44-inch rows. 1. Price Index based on two-year average (1996-1997) prices for U.S. government grades. 2. Numerical values ranging from 1-99 for flue-cured tobacco based on equivalent grades - higher the number, higher the grade. Researched by Stevan S. LaHue and M. G. Stephenson, under project S1-71 and supported by grants from the Georgia Tobacco Commission.