The Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The University of Georgia

Research Report Number 658
February 1999


TOBACCO

Tifton, Georgia:
Official Flue-Cured Tobacco Variety Test -
Yield, Value, Price Indices, and Quality, Agronomic, and
Chemical Characteristics of Released Varieties, 1998

 
 
Variety
 
 
Yield
 
 
Value
 
Price
Index1
 
Grade
Index2
Number
Leaves
Plant
 
Plant
Ht.
Days
to
Flower
 
Total
Alkaloids
 
Reducing
Sugars
 
Ratio
(RS/TA)

  lb/A $/A $/CWT     in   % %  
 
NC 2326 1982 3218 162 43 15 32 62 2.31 16.2 7.01
NC 95 3136 4641 148 30 17 35 62 3.61 10.2 2.83
K326 3667 6376 174 66 18 33 81 3.48 9.6 2.76
Coker 371 Gold 2996 5230 175 67 16 32 76 4.47 8.4 1.88
K 149 2986 5007 168 56 17 32 80 3.89 7.1 1.83
K 346 2843 4835 170 54 18 35 81 4.17 9.0 2.16
K 394 3519 6205 176 68 18 33 81 3.55 14.8 4.17
K 730 2975 5124 172 59 18 33 81 3.78 12.0 3.17
K 399 3429 5760 167 52 19 34 81 3.84 9.3 2.42
K 358 3144 5287 168 51 17 32 64 3.47 10.1 2.91
 
NC 71 3335 5665 170 54 18 32 80 3.69 11.3 3.06
NC 72 3329 5802 174 65 18 34 68 3.46 11.1 3.21
NC 55 3329 5619 169 49 20 33 81 3.99 8.5 2.13
OX 207 3360 5829 174 61 18 34 78 3.55 14.5 4.08
RG 17 3450 6052 176 70 19 33 78 3.60 10.5 2.92
RG 11 3297 5560 168 55 18 34 76 4.28 9.3 2.17
RG 22 3403 5886 173 64 18 32 78 3.80 10.3 2.71
RG 81 3006 5091 169 53 17 32 79 4.14 8.5 2.05
RG H4 3022 4995 165 44 17 32 78 4.63 8.9 2.76
Speight G-70 2821 4655 165 45 16 32 68 3.48 13.7 3.94
 
Speight G-117 3025 5185 171 56 18 34 70 4.29 8.0 1.86
Speight G-126 2891 4953 172 70 17 33 79 3.94 11.1 2.82
Speight NF3 3102 5455 176 74 19 34 77 3.70 9.5 2.57
Speight 168 3345 5744 172 61 18 33 77 3.81 11.9 3.12
Speight 172 3012 4803 158 56 18 33 77 4.52 6.6 1.46
Speight 178 3588 6302 175 66 18 31 80 4.08 10.4 2.55
Speight 179 3039 5089 167 52 17 32 81 4.46 7.9 1.77
Speight 206* 3303 5635 171 57 18 34 80 3.63 10.1 2.78
Speight 208* 2980 5156 173 59 18 34 80 4.12 9.2 2.23
Speight 209* 3557 6260 176 69 16 33 72 3.26 11.0 3.37
 
Speight 210* 3356 5982 178 78 17 32 71 4.07 10.4 2.56
Speight 211* 3234 5617 174 61 17 33 79 3.20 12.5 3.91
Speight 212* 3625 6323 173 62 19 30 79 3.45 13.1 3.8
RG H61 2748 4569 166 55 16 32 82 4.06 8.9 2.19
RG H12 2949 5027 171 54 17 33 68 4.05 8.8 2.17
GL 939 2859 4962 173 64 17 32 66 3.47 12.0 3.46
OX 414NF 3689 5981 160 54 19 35 NF 3.07 11.8 3.84
RG 7H13* 3588 6233 174 63 17 36 69 3.53 11.5 3.26
RG 7H5 * 3128 5195 166 57 17 33 67 3.80 9.8 2.58
RG 7G13* 3192 5274 165 45 17 34 79 4.54 7.9 1.74
RG 7G57* 3588 5625 157 51 18 33 78 3.98 10.8 2.71
 
LSD 694.6 1334.8 13.2 18.2            

1.   Price Index based on two year average (1997-1998) 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.


Tifton, Georgia:
Two- and Three-Year Average of Official Flue-Cured Tobacco Variety Tests -
Comparison of Released Varieties for Certain Characteristics, 1996-1998

 
 
Variety
 
 
Yield
 
 
Value
 
Price
Index1
 
Grade
Index2
Number
Leaves
Plant
 
Plant
Ht.
Days
to
Flower

  lb/A $/A $/CWT     in  
 
  ------------------------------------------------ Three-Year Average 1996-1998 ----------------------------------------------  
 
NC 2326 2158 3423 164 46 16 35 76
NC 95 2451 3896 160 43 17 35 77
K 326 3179 5584 175 67 18 34 85
Coker 371 Gold 2398 4187 174 66 17 33 80
Speight G 70 2658 4559 171 53 17 34 80
K 346 2415 4076 166 56 18 35 86
K 394 2805 4901 174 63 17 34 84
K 149 2578 4442 172 61 19 35 83
RG 11 2699 4667 173 63 17 35 83
Speight G 126 2531 4376 173 64 18 36 86
 
Speight G 117 2567 4440 172 57 19 35 81
RG H4 2699 4619 171 58 17 34 84
K 730 2696 4688 174 61 18 34 83
RG 81 2790 5036 173 64 18 34 86
OX 207 2913 4481 173 60 18 34 84
NC 71 3069 5309 173 61 18 34 83
RG 22 2690 4675 173 65 18 34 81
 
  ------------------------------------------------- Two-Year Average 1997-1998 -----------------------------------------------  
 
NC 2326 2019 3263 162 39 15 34 72
NC 95 2582 3999 156 34 16 34 73
K 326 3362 5866 174 67 18 33 85
Coker 371 Gold 2576 4479 174 66 16 33 80
Speight G 70 2894 4914 169 50 16 33 78
K 346 2524 4286 169 54 18 35 85
K 394 2941 5131 173 64 17 32 84
K 149 2827 4824 170 59 18 34 84
RG 11 2862 4880 170 61 17 34 82
Speight G 126 2612 4477 171 64 18 34 84
 
Speight G 117 2653 4544 171 55 18 34 79
RG H4 2699 4539 168 53 16 32 84
K 730 2901 5012 172 58 16 32 82
RG 81 2730 4677 171 61 17 32 84
OX 207 2758 4760 173 58 18 33 84
NC 71 3390 5810 171 56 18 34 82
RG 22 2923 5059 173 66 18 35 81
GL 939 2776 4829 174 63 18 34 75
NC 55 3068 5269 172 57 19 31 83
NC 72 2918 5066 173 62 18 35 76
 
Speight NF3 2506 4330 172 63 19 35 83
Speight 172 2719 4520 166 61 19 34 83

Conducted on an Ocilla loamy sand soil fertilized with 1000 lbs of 6-6-18 and plants spaced 20-21 inches in 44-inch rows.
1.   Price Index based on two-year average (1997-1998) 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.
Researched by Stevan S. LaHue and M. G. Stephenson, under project S1-71 and supported by grants
from the Georgia Tobacco Commission.


Tifton, Georgia:
Regional Farm Flue-Cured Tobacco Variety Test -
Comparison of Released Varieties for Certain Characteristics, 1998

 
 
Variety
 
 
Yield
 
 
Value
 
Price
Index1
 
Grade
Index2
Number
Leaves
Plant
 
Plant
Ht.
Days
to
Flower
 
Total
Alkaloids
 
Reducing
Sugars
 
Ratio
(RS/TA)

  lb/A $/A $/CWT     in   % %  
 
NC 2326 2394 3840 160 37 18 35 62 4.6 7.6 1.65
NC 95 3076 4715 154 34 18 36 72 4.4 9.7 2.20
CU 468 3192 5237 163 40 18 34 72 4.1 11.6 2.84
PV H03 3165 5291 168 45 17 35 68 3.7 7.5 2.04
NC TG 97 2782 4650 167 47 19 34 81 3.8 8.4 2.22
 
NC TG 100 3202 5507 172 64 19 34 72 3.5 10.9 3.09
PV H09 2928 4778 163 43 18 36 68 4.4 5.1 1.17
RG 4H217 2801 4683 167 47 17 32 63 3.5 8.9 2.57
RG 5H17 3715 6227 168 48 20 36 64 3.8 8.1 2.09
Speight 196 2600 4298 165 48 17 35 70 3.9 9.8 2.46
 
OX 6069 3467 6021 173 67 19 34 80 4.3 10.1 2.34
Speight 190 3657 6102 167 49 19 35 80 4.2 7.7 1.86
PV H08 3604 6071 168 51 18 35 68 4.3 11.1 2.59
CU 561 3271 5375 164 40 18 39 74 3.8 10.6 2.77
 
LSD -0.05 978.5 1673.4 7.1 14.9            

1.   Price Index based on two year average (1997-1998) 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.

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