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2011 Burley Tobacco Production Guide

The production of an ample supply of uniform, healthy plants that are available reasonably early in the transplanting season is the first step for a successful crop. The best practice is to produce your own transplants. Doing so will reduce the likelihood of importing disease and pest problems onto your farm. The next best alternative is to buy transplants from someone in your local community. If you must import transplants
purchasing certified disease free transplants is strongly recommended.

Mar 22, 2011 436-050
IMPACT: Virginia Winter Fruit School Impact May 13, 2015 AREC-135NP
Irrigating the Home Garden

Adequate soil moisture is essential for good crop growth. A healthy plant is 75 percent to 90 percent water. The plant needs that much water to carry out vital functions, including photosynthesis, support (rigidity), transpiration, and transportation of nutrients and sugars to various parts of the plant. During the first two weeks of growth, plants are becoming established and must have the proper amount of water to build their root systems. Too little water can stunt or even kill tender seedlings, while excessive moisture can prevent roots from moving out into the soil searching for water and nutrients. Without a sufficient root system, hot, dry weather can adversely affect vegetable plants as they mature. In areas prone to repeated drought, select drought-resistant varieties when buying seed or plants.

May 20, 2015 426-322(HORT-178P)
Selected Vegetable Diseases Jul 2, 2015 426-363(HORT-179P)
Vegetable Planting Guide and Recommended Planting Dates May 1, 2009 426-331