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
Tifton, Georgia:
Regional Farm Flue-Cured Tobacco Variety Test -
Comparison of Released Varieties for Certain Characteristics, 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 % %
AVH 201 2001 2997 147 39 20 30.3 78 4.46   6.8 1.5
RG H03 1850 2997 161 46 18 28.8 71 3.60 15.5 4.3
VPI 124 1722 2731 156 48 20 31.3 84 4.04 11.5 2.8
XP 102 1667 2346 143 36 19 28.5 82 5.14   9.8 1.9
NC 95 1609 2313 142 38 18 29.1 77 4.57   9.6 2.1
NC 2326 1584 2193 142 37 20 29.5 71 4.34 10.3 2.4
XP 140 1562 2562 159 47 20 31.7 75 4.43 11.5 2.6
OX 30 1502 2367 158 49 20 29.9 84 4.71   6.8 1.4
CU 748 1355 2086 158 46 18 28.5 84 3.69 14.1 3.8
Speight 220 1306 1743 144 34 18 27.9 77 4.88 10.4 2.1
Speight H6 1030 1420 141 39 18 27.9 79 3.75 10.2 2.7
NC TG 96 1020 1469 143 40 18 30.3 73 4.81   9.1 1.9
NC TG 80 1019 1409 142 38 19 27.3 84 4.80 10.5 2.2
LSD -0.05 909.83 1479.5 30.4 18.2            
Conducted on an Ocilla loamy sand soil fertilized with 1000 lbs/a of 6-6-18 and 120 lbs/a 16-0-0 with plants spaced
20-22 inches apart in 44-inch rows.
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.  Some varieties are not shown due to low plant counts from TSWV.
Researched by Stevan S. LaHue and M. G. Stephenson, under project S1-71 and supported by grants from the
Georgia Tobacco Commission.