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TOBACCO

One of the most efficient ways in which new technologies can help farmers to add value to their crop is through seed breeding, currently also known as Variety Breeding. The correct selection, suitable allocation and proper management of tobacco varieties are determining factors for successful tobacco growing. Therefore, the development of improved varieties assumes not only a commercial importance, but also a strategic one, which is capable of bringing a significant impact on the agribusiness.

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Air Cured Maryland

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Air Cured Maryland

This is a thin bodied air cured tobacco that also undergoes a curing in a barn under natural conditions.  Depending on the characteristics of the leaf being cured and the curing conditions the resulting colour of these leaves can vary from lighter to darker shades of brown. (Buff, Tan and Red.) 

NICOTINE

Nicotine levels range from 2.0% to 3.5% with an overall average of 3.0% in packed lamina.

 

Air Cured Maryland

MAIN UTILIZATION

Mainly used in cigarette manufacture and has very good filling power.

PROCESSING

Threshed: process through machine, separating lamina and stem

Air Cured Maryland

MAIN GROWING REGIONS IN BRAZIL

Maryland is only grown in the central area of Parana.

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