Light Air-Cured Tobacco
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Popular name : Burley
Growing areas :
Dir and Swat districts in NWFP
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.
2.5 per cent
4.5 per cent