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Tobacco reclamation after hail damage

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McNee, P., Mcnee, D.A.K. and Rodda, B.A.T. (1969) Tobacco reclamation after hail damage. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 26 (2). pp. 285-288.



In trials at the Inglewood Research Station in the 1961-2 and 1962-3 seasons, hail damage was simulated by stripping all the leaves from tobacco plants 7, 8 or 9 weeks after transplanting and then cutting the stalk to a height of 6 or 12 in. above ground level. Plants received a basal fertilizer dressing of 500 Ib tobacco fertilizer 220 (NPK ratio 2: 11-4: 20)/ac and a side-dressing of 0 or 6 Ib N + 50 Ib K2O/ac at the time of cutting. Percentage trash increased and leaf quality and nicotine content fell with increase in time between transplanting and cutting of damaged stalks. Plants cut to 6 in. yielded a total of 1616 Ib/ac compared with 1438 Ib/ac from those cut to 12 in.-F.A.S.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Plant culture > Field crops
Live Archive:20 Feb 2024 03:37
Last Modified:17 Apr 2024 00:07

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