Welcome to Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center located near the town of Blackstone, Va.
The center is dedicated to research and Extension programs for sustainable production of tobacco, forage crops, beef cattle, and grains.
The Southern Piedmont AREC has five resident faculty, 15 full-time staff, and employs additional hourly people at various times of the year. The resident faculty members conduct research and Extension programs on tobacco, forages, and small fruits crops, and they cooperate with other faculty (from Virginia Tech and other institutions) to study alternative crops for Southside Virginia. Crops grown at the center include tobacco, Bermudagrass, crabgrass, annual ryegrass, corn, wheat, barley, soybeans, strawberries, and wine grapes. Faculty expertise includes agronomy, plant pathology, and animal science.
2017 Flue-Cured Tobacco Production Guide
- 2017 Flue-Cured Tobacco Production Guide Cover
- Flue-Cured Tobacco Budget Information
- Agronomy Information
- Disease Control
- Weed Control
- Insects on Tobacco
- Curing Tobacco
- Calibration Tobacco
- Tobacco Farm Worker Safety
- EPA Worker Protection Standards - Tobacco
- Virginia Bright Flue-Cured Tobacco Board Annual Report
- 2017 Flue-Cured Tobacco Production Guide - Disease Resistance Tables
2016 Flue-Cured Tobacco Production Guide
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