Dark Air Cured Virginia Tobacco (DAC
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Popular name : DV
|Growing areas :||Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Okara and Vehari districts of Punjab Province.|
|Area :||500 hectares(+)|
|Production :||1.5 M.Kg(+)|
|Soil types and season :||Light loamy soils, February to August.|
|Production regulation :||Production is made according to the demand of the Tobacco Companies.|
|Fixing crop size :||The crop size is fixed after thoroughly publicizing the demand of the Tobacco Companies.|
|Nursery grower :||The tobacco grower is also a nursery grower.|
|Construction of curing shed :||
The crop is generally cured in the open field, however, rack curing of DAC tobacco is recommended for obtaining better quality.
|Operation of curing shed :||
The curing/rack curing shed is operated by the tobacco growers themselves.
|Crop prospects :||
The crop is used by tobacco companies for blending purposes.
|Assistance to growers :||
The latest technology is disseminated to the tobacco growers by the Board