Light Air-Cured Tobacco (Burley)
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Growing areas : Dir and Swat districts in NWFP
Usage : Cigarettes
Area : 900 hectares(+)
Soil types and crop season : Sandy to sandy loam soil.
March to October.
Production regulation : Production is regulated according to the demand.
Fixing crop size : The crop size is fixed after thoroughly publicizing the demand of the Tobacco Companies.
Nursery grower : The burley tobacco grower is also a nursery grower.
Construction of curing shed : Conventional curing sheds are constructed by growers/skilled persons.
Operation of shed : The curing sheds are operated by tobacco growers themselves.
Crop prospects : It is used by tobacco companies in small quantities for blending purposes.
Assistance to growers :
The Board has established a Research Station on Burley tobacco for education and practical demonstration of latest technology to the growers in the area.
Nicotine 2.5 per cent
Reducing sugar 4.5 per cent
Chloride 0.001 – 0.005 per cent
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