2003 Peanut, Cotton, and Tobacco Performance Tests
The Univeristy of Georgia Research Report Number 692
January 2004
Table of Contents
Tifton, Georgia:
Official Flue-Cured Tobacco Variety Test -
Yield, Value, Price Index, Grade Index, and Agronomic
and Chemical Characteristics of Released Varieties, 2003
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 291 2740 4707 172 71 22 38.2 85 3.36 17.1 5.1
NC 810 2735 4669 171 68 24 38.0 93 3.11 12.4 4.0
Speight 218 2671 4298 161 59 22 40.9 81 4.26 13.4 3.1
NC 297 2632 4513 172 70 23 40.3 88 3.61 11.0 3.1
NC 71 2605 4541 174 74 22 36.5 93 3.12 16.1 5.2
Speight 200A 2455 4012 164 63 22 36.3 90 2.83 13.2 4.6
NC 72 2336 3944 169 66 21 38.2 89 2.52 19.0 7.5
K 149 2333 4032 173 73 24 40.1 85 2.57 18.3 7.1
RG H51 2294 3926 171 66 23 39.9 87 3.75 10.8 2.9
NC 2326 2286 3585 158 64 22 45.4 76 3.60 12.2 3.4
K 326 2267 3915 172 72 23 36.6 93 2.39 17.6 7.4
RS 1410 2264 3897 172 70 23 40.1 84 3.99 10.3 2.6
Speight H20 2262 3607 159 55 21 41.1 89 3.48 12.7 3.6
PVH 2040 2233 3765 169 68 23 39.3 89 3.48 11.2 3.2
K 346 2217 3774 170 67 22 36.5 86 3.35 11.7 3.4
NC 95 2198 3371 155 62 22 41.8 82 3.46 7.7 2.2
K 730 2177 3763 173 73 22 36.4 93 2.77 15.9 5.7
Speight H6 2169 3490 160 56 21 39.3 83 3.57 11.7 3.3
Speight 210 2167 3709 170 67 21 37.3 91 3.65 15.6 4.3
Speight 220 2064 3486 169 68 21 35.9 93 3.17 11.5 3.6
OX 207 2061 3492 169 71 24 36.9 91 3.29 13.9 4.2
NC 55 2053 3441 167 65 22 33.3 92 3.29 13.6 4.1
GL 973 2045 3396 166 64 22 39.7 88 3.57 8.6 2.4
Speight 179 2045 3462 169 71 21 35.1 93 3.44 12.9 3.8
NC 606 2013 3420 169 71 20 37.3 89 3.47 15.7 4.5
K 394 1982 3334 168 63 22 33.5 92 3.68 8.6 2.3
CU 748 1966 3240 165 62 23 42.1 83 3.60 11.4 3.2
Speight 190 1937 3254 168 66 21 37.9 90 3.37 12.0 3.6
Speight 168 1932 3111 161 60 24 38.5 88 3.16 9.6 3.0
Speight 196 1892 3283 174 77 22 39.7 93 2.85 15.4 5.7
RG H4 1828 3046 167 66 22 41.1 93 3.52 9.8 2.8
C 371 Gold 1770 2856 162 65 21 35.7 93 3.11 12.8 4.1
GL 737 1614 2602 161 55 23 38.6 93 3.75 5.7 1.5
LSD@0.05 483.06 831.5 10.4 14.8            
1.  Price Index based on two-year average (2002-2003) 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.
Researched by Stevan S. LaHue and M. G. Stephenson, under project S1-71 and supported by grants from the
Georgia Tobacco Commission.