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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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.

Impact Statements: Tobacco Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to tobacco.

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.

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.

We're Here To Help Contact your local UGA Extension office to find out how our team of county agents can assist you.
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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 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 Increased moisture leached a lot of nitrogen out of the soil, causing the tobacco to turn yellow. Published: 06/20/18
  • 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
Coffee $6,067,234
Appling 4,016,600
Lanier 2,861,149
Colquitt 2,349,192
Atkinson 2,311,540
Pierce 2,289,500
Wayne 2,216,540
Tattnall 2,207,587
Candler 2,069,613
Echols 1,795,500
State Total: $38,927,185

Displaying farm gate values for 2018. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.