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Growing with AGGRAND

 

Tobacco

Tobacco responds well to AGGRAND fertilizer applications in the greenhouse, at transplanting and at lay-by. Nitrogen is a critical nutrient in tobacco production. Too much nitrogen late in the season causes suckering, which produces tobacco of non-uniform quality, while too little nitrogen causes reductions in yield. Nitrogen levels must be adjusted to maximize yield and crop quality.

 

Foliar Applicationstobacco growing in a field

 

Mix ratio:

 

2.5 ounces AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 1 gallon of water. Apply as a foliar spray to starts in the greenhouse when the tobacco reaches 3-5” in height. Apply enough solution to wet the foliage. Some farmers have better results by splitting the fertilization into two applications. When performing two applications use a mixture of 1.25 ounces AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 1 gallon of water. Make second application 10 days after the first. Plants must be set out in the field before they become root bound.

 

If the crop appears to be chlorotic by the time of lay-by (2 ft. tall), it may be beneficial to apply a field application at the same rate onto the foliage. The field application may not be beneficial on some tobacco when it is harvested all at once because some suckering can occur; however, on tobacco which is picked selectively, the additional suckering may not be problematic. Mix 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 35 gallons of water. Apply as a fine mist with enough solution to thoroughly cover leaves (increase spray volume as crop develops to ensure thorough coverage). Substitute 1 quart AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash after lay-by, when the additional nitrogen could be detrimental.

 

Rates vary according to soil fertility and other inputs used. Higher dilution rates are more effective than lower dilution rates. Two or three lighter applications may be more effective than one heavy application. If other constraints only allow one trip over the field, do not exceed a 3 percent dilution rate (3 gallons AGGRAND fertilizers to 97 gallons water).

 

To reduce susceptibility to attack of insects and disease-causing organisms, apply a per-acre mixture of 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 35 gallons of water when signs of infestation become apparent.

 

Root Applications

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

2 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 100 gallons of water. Rates vary according to soil fertility and other inputs used. Apply when transplanting into the field. Do not exceed a 2 percent dilution rate when applying fertilizer to bare roots.

 

Soil Applications

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

2 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 20 gallons of water. Apply in spring or fall. Apply in spring and fall if soil is hard and low in organic matter. Optimize results by adding 2 gallons AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal, 1 quart AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and 50 gallons of water to the mix.