The Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The University of Georgia
Table of Contents
2002 Peanut, Cotton, and Tobacco Performance Tests
Research Report Number 686
January 2003
TOBACCO
Tifton, Georgia:
Official Flue-Cured Tobacco Variety Test -
Yield, Value, Price Index, Grade Index, and Agronomic
and Chemical Characteristics of Released Varieties, 2002
Variety Yield Value Price
Index1
Grade
Index2
Number
Leaves/
Plant
Plant
Ht.
Days
to
Flower
Total
Alkaloids
Reducing
Sugars
Ratio
RS/TA
lb/A $/A $/CWT in % %
NC 95 3046 4220 139 41 21 30.9 76 4.14 13.0 3.1
RG H4 2935 4028 137 34 20 30.6 72 4.51   8.9 1.9
K 326 2706 3838 142 37 19 30.0 69 5.75   6.9 1.2
CC 301* 2660 4030 152 38 19 31.0 72 4.08   8.3 2.0
NC 2326 2639 3367 128 36 21 31.6 79 4.42 15.4 3.5
NC 72 2581 3435 138 35 20 30.4 74 4.22 11.8 2.8
Speight 190 2563 4176 161 45 19 29.8 78 3.92   9.5 2.4
OX 414 NF 2549 3121 122 29 19 30.3 78 4.02   7.9 1.9
PVH09 2546 3802 150 40 21 32.2 69 4.31 11.8 2.7
Speight 179 2497 3764 151 42 19 31.2 66 3.38 17.5 5.2
PQ 14 2494 3398 136 33 19 28.7 69 5.08   7.7 1.5
Speight 218 2415 3522 145 39 20 29.6 68 3.99 10.3 2.6
Speight NF3 2369 3630 157 46 20 31.2 66 3.45 15.2 4.4
K 346 2342 3297 142 39 21 31.6 66 3.79   9.5 2.5
Speight 168 2315 3433 151 40 19 30.0 72 4.08 10.2 2.5
Speight 196 2282 3356 148 38 20 31.0 71 4.81   9.4 1.9
K 358 2233 3397 151 42 20 29.4 71 4.06 11.3 2.8
Speight H20 2186 3239 145 38 20 30.6 68 4.39 10.7 2.4
RG 1410 2175 2941 140 37 19 30.0 76 3.49 13.2 3.8
RG H51 2161 3110 140 37 20 31.2 71 4.40   4.6 1.0
PVH03 2129 3117 147 43 19 30.6 74 4.69   6.2 1.3
Speight 210 2104 3015 149 39 19 28.2 70 3.81 12.0 3.1
GL 973 2040 3348 164 51 20 30.4 73 3.57 11.1 3.1
Speight 200A 2025 3138 155 46 21 31.9 71 3.75 13.0 3.5
NC 291* 1981 3034 151 43 20 28.0 70 3.86 15.7 4.1
C 371 Gold 1936 2946 152 42 20 29.1 69 4.04 11.8 2.9
OX 207 1920 2952 152 40 18 30.4 67 4.23   7.8 1.8
K 394 1917 2742 144 42 20 28.7 72 3.38 14.7 4.3
NC 810 1899 2763 147 38 19 30.4 70 4.41 13.1 3.0
NC 297 1847 2679 148 40 19 30.1 74 5.42 10.0 1.8
GL 939 1822 2423 131 33 18 29.8 72 4.88   8.1 1.7
NC 71 1750 2696 156 44 19 29.3 72 3.25 18.9 5.8
LSD @ 0.05 1048.3 1490.5 23.2 11.7            
1.  Price Index based on two-year average (2001-2002) prices for U.S. government grades.
2.  Numerical values ranging from 1-99 for flue-cured tobacco based on equivalent government grades - higher the
     number, higher the grade.
* Unreleased variety.
Researched by Stevan S. LaHue and M. G. Stephenson, under project S1-71 and supported by grants from the
Georgia Tobacco Commission.