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Tobacco production in Georgia involves more than 200 growers who produce flue-cured tobacco on more than 14,000 acres in 26 counties across the state.

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UGA-affiliated sites

Tobacco at UGA UGA's tobacco site features links to the budgets, equipment availability, a grower's guide, upcoming events, pest control information, hotlines and related links.

Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Brings together information on sustainable agriculture including crop rotation, cover crops, and other resources.

UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Learn more about the agricultural and applied economics department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.

External sites

International Tobacco Growers' Association Non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the objective of presenting the cause of millions of tobacco farmers to the world. Site features information about membership, social responsibility, tobacco itself, as well as a newsletter and information about upcoming events.

Tobacco Associates Resources to assist manufacturers keep their products competitive in the global tobacco market.

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Tobacco at UGA The UGA Tobacco Team works to provide Extension agents and growers alike the most up-to-date and factual information on production, pest management, harvesting, curing and marketing of tobacco available.
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  • Black Shank Disease Black Shank Disease From June 10-12, the Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour will offer information on black shank disease and other timely topics. Published: 06/04/19
  • Tobacco Crop Tobacco Crop Increased moisture leached a lot of nitrogen out of the soil, causing the tobacco to turn yellow. Published: 06/20/18
  • Black Shank Disease Black Shank Disease New tobacco varieties may have greater resistance to black shank, a fungus that turns the tobacco plant yellow as it wilts and dies. Published: 06/06/17
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Top Tobacco Producers
County Name Value
Lowndes $4,120,009
Berrien 3,888,240
Coffee 3,204,881
Appling 3,100,800
Echols 2,216,250
Colquitt 1,936,600
Atkinson 1,874,652
Wayne 1,865,196
Lanier 1,748,117
Jeff Davis 1,216,595
State Total: $30,984,920

Displaying farm gate values for 2021. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.