2003 Peanut, Cotton, and Tobacco Performance Tests
The Univeristy of Georgia Research Report Number 692
January 2004
Table of Contents
Tifton, Georgia:
Regional Farm Flue-Cured Tobacco Variety Test -
Comparison of Released Varieties for Certain Characteristics, 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 % %
RJR 27 2473 4224 171 71 23 39.9 89 3.22 11.1 3.4
NC TG 116 2434 3510 142 57 22 38.6 93 3.33 10.3 3.0
VPI 125 2269 3784 166 64 24 40.8 93 3.13 10.9 3.5
GL 350 2161 3550 164 70 21 39.3 87 3.42 9.8 2.8
RX 101 2095 3622 173 74 22 39.9 85 3.05 14.3 4.7
NC 2326 2013 3146 157 63 20 43.8 77 3.60 12.2 3.4
NC 95 1939 2548 131 47 21 40.0 80 3.46 7.7 2.2
CC 400 1862 3118 167 73 23 41.9 89 3.35 12.9 3.8
ULT 263 1844 3028 166 71 22 38.4 90 3.16 6.8 2.2
Speight 227 1831 3088 168 71 24 40.3 94 3.02 13.0 4.3
XP 1189 1752 2966 168 69 23 41.3 90 3.81 11.9 3.1
Speight 225 1744 2574 146 56 21 38.4 93 3.08 7.8 2.5
CU 802 1456 2394 164 68 24 39.3 93 2.76 8.9 3.2
OX 0471 1337 2133 161 68 23 37.9 95 2.34 16.6 7.1
LSD -0.05 666.4 1179 15.4 10.7            
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 (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.