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Burley Curing Advisory

The Burley Curing Advisory (BCA) will not be available after Oct. 31, 2014 and will return next curing season on July 20, 2015

Proper curing of burley tobacco depends as much on management and facilities as it does on the weather. Each year there are good and bad periods of curing weather; overall, the natural air curing in Kentucky and surrounding states produces high quality burley tobacco. The following Advisory gives real time guidance on curing management based on many years of curing studies and experiences by the Authors and others cited in the references.

The on-line Burley Curing Advisory has been developed to provide burley producers and related personnel with timely guidance on curing management procedures. The Advisory uses real-time data from the KyMesonet System and UKAgwx/NOAA PointAgCast to provide the timely guidance on-line for speedy access by smart phones, and computers. The KyMesonet system has weather stations in nearly 63 Kentucky's counties, thus giving much local data for the Advisory that was not available for such a timely Advisory just a few years ago.

The electronic Burley Curing Advisory is based on numerous scientific curing studies over the past 70 years and the many years of experience and recent development work by Emeriti faculty Drs George Duncan and Linus Walton of the UK . College of Agriculture , Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Dept., combined with the expertise and facilities of Mr. Tom Priddy and Dr. Wanhong Wang of the Ag Weather Center to create the on-line Burley Curing Advisory...[More]

Simply select County/Station and then press the "Submit Choice" button.


*Weather data provided by the Kentucky Mesonet ( at Western Kentucky University and the National Weather Service

Resources: Curing Burley Tobacco, Burley Curing Technology

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