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BurleyKentucky Tobacco in a New Century$
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Ann K. Ferrell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813142333

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813142333.001.0001

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Sowing the Seeds and Setting the Tobacco

Sowing the Seeds and Setting the Tobacco

(p.43) Chapter 1 Sowing the Seeds and Setting the Tobacco

Ann K. Ferrell

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter provides descriptions, based on ethnographic research, of the steps of burley tobacco production from planting the seeds through setting (or transplanting) it into the field. It includes descriptions of major technological changes such as the move from plant beds to float beds and greenhouses, and the evolution of setting technologies from setting by hand to the introduction of mechanical setters. The changing practices that are described include pulling plants, the sale of tobacco plants, mowing plants, tenant farming, swapping work, working ground, dealing with drought, and tending the crop. This chapter also includes discussion of how farmers talked about and coped with the extreme drought conditions of the 2007 crop year.

Keywords:   Setting, Plant beds, Float beds, Greenhouses, Pulling plants, Mowing plants, Tenant farming, Swapping work, Drought

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