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.
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