THE EFFECT OF THE MANNER OF HARVESTING AND CURING ON THE YIELD OF BURLEY TOBACCO
2001, 2 (1-2) p. 57-60
The possibility of producing Burley tobacco in the vicinity of the Rovinj Factory on the Istrian peninsula was investigated over a period of three years. The experiment was set up according to the split block method. One half of the trial field was topped. The other half of the field was untopped. The harvesting and curing was performed in three ways: 1. the tobacco was picked six times in insertions; 2. two harvests were performed and the remaining leaves were dried on the cut stalks; 3. all the leaves were dried on the on the stalks. The topped tobacco and the tobacco harvested by insertions gave the highest yields. The lowest yield was record in the case of untopped tobacco and when all the leaves were dried on the stalks.