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Price1 Number Plant Days % %
Yield Value Index Grade2 Leaves/ Ht. to Total Reducing Ratio
Variety lb/A $/A $/CWT Index Plant (inch) Flower Alkaloids Sugars RS/TA
Five-Year Average 1999 - 2003
K 326 2421 3966 165 58 20 32.7 78 3.2 13.3 5.2
NC 95 2403 3701 155 47 19 34.5 79 3.6 12.2 3.5
NC 71 2329 3847 166 59 20 32 79 2.9 16.5 5.6
RG H51 2283 3758 164 56 19 33 76 3.4 11 3.7
NC 2326 2281 3441 152 44 19 34.2 72 3.4 13.7 4.1
K 394 2260 3739 165 59 19 30.6 79 2.9 14.1 5.1
K 346 2209 3594 164 56 20 33 76 3 12.2 4.3
Speight 168 2182 3550 164 56 20 32.7 78 3.1 12.2 4.2
Speight 179 2181 3561 164 54 19 32.3 79 3.2 13.3 4.5
Speight 190 2176 3662 168 59 20 32.5 82 3.3 12.2 3.9
OX 207 2100 3515 167 58 20 32.5 78 3.3 13 4.2
C 371 Gold 1949 3178 163 58 19 32.2 78 3.4 11.6 3.4
Three-Year Average 2001 - 2003
NC 95 2436 3672 153 50 20 35.6 82 3.5 10.8 3.2
NC 72 2354 3694 160 54 20 33.9 82 2.8 15.1 6.1
NC 297 2341 3901 166 60 20 33.8 82 3.9 11.3 3.3
NC 2326 2323 3427 150 48 20 36 76 3.7 2.6 3.4
K 326 2300 3723 164 61 20 32.9 80 3.4 12.2 4.7
RG H51 2298 3791 163 58 20 33.7 76 3.6 9.3 2.8
Speight H20 2245 3622 160 54 19 34.9 77 3.6 12.1 3.4
Speight 210 2230 3676 166 59 19 31.8 80 3.4 16.5 5.2
K 346 2225 3588 162 58 20 33 78 3.1 10.7 3.6
NC 71 2225 3775 169 62 20 32.3 80 2.9 16.2 5.6
Speight 179 2222 3652 165 59 19 32.1 81 3.1 14.3 4.8
NC 810 2193 3643 166 60 20 32.8 82 3.4 15 4.7
Speight 190 2179 3685 169 61 19 32.6 85 3.4 11.2 3.4
RG H4 2175 3351 158 52 19 33.9 81 3.8 10.5 2.9
Speight 168 2119 3437 164 58 21 33.5 80 3.3 10.6 3.3
OX 207 2087 3507 167 62 20 32.8 81 3.4 11.7 3.6
K 394 2069 3414 164 61 20 31.4 81 3.2 12.7 4.2
Two, Three and Five-Year Averages of Official Flue-Cured Tobacco Variety Test,
Tifton, Georgia
Price1 Number Plant Days % %
Yield Value Index Grade2 Leaves/ Ht. to Total Reducing Ratio
Variety lb/A $/A $/CWT Index Plant (inch) Flower Alkaloids Sugars RS/TA
GL 973 1978 3332 169 62 20 34.4 80 3.4 11.7 3.7
C 371 Gold 1839 3004 164 60 19 32.3 80 3.5 11 3.2
Two-Year Average 2002 - 2003
NC 95 2622 3796 147 52 21 36.4 79 3.8 10.4 2.7
Speight 218 2543 3910 153 49 21 35.3 75 4.1 11.9 2.9
K 326 2487 3877 157 55 21 33.3 81 4.1 12.3 4.3
NC 2326 2463 3476 143 50 22 38.5 78 4 13.8 3.5
NC 72 2459 3690 154 51 21 34.3 82 3.4 15.4 5.2
RG H4 2382 3537 152 50 21 35.9 83 4 9.4 2.4
NC 291 2361 3871 162 57 21 33.1 78 3.6 16.4 4.6
NC 810 2317 3716 159 53 22 34.2 82 3.8 12.8 3.5
K 346 2280 3527 156 53 21 34.1 76 3.6 10.6 3
Speight 179 2271 3613 160 57 20 33.2 80 3.4 15.2 4.7
Speight 190 2250 3715 165 56 20 33.9 84 3.6 10.8 3
NC 297 2240 3596 160 55 21 35.2 81 4.5 10.5 2.5
Speight 200A 2240 3575 160 55 22 34.1 81 3.3 13.1 4.1
RG H51 2228 3518 156 52 21 35.6 79 4.1 7.7 2
Speight 168 2224 3272 156 50 21 34.3 80 3.6 9.9 2.8
Speight H20 2224 3423 152 47 21 35.9 79 3.9 11.7 3
RS 1410 2220 3419 156 54 21 35.1 80 3.7 11.8 3.2
NC 71 2178 3619 165 59 20 32.9 83 3.2 17.5 5.5
Speight 210 2136 3362 160 53 20 32.8 81 3.7 13.8 3.7
Speight 196 2087 3320 161 58 21 35.4 82 3.8 12.4 3.8
GL 973 2043 3372 165 58 21 35.1 81 3.7 8.4 2.3
OX 207 1991 3222 161 56 21 33.7 79 3.8 10.9 3
K 394 1950 3038 156 53 21 31.1 82 3.5 11.7 3.3
C 371 Gold 1853 2901 157 54 21 32.4 81 3.6 12.3 3.5
Conducted on an Ocilla loamy sand soil fertilized with 1000 lbs/a of 6-6-18 and 120 lbs/a 16-0-0 with plants spaced 20-22 inches apart in 44-inch rows.
1Price Index based on two-year average (2002-2003) prices for U.S. government grades
2Numerical 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