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The Tobacco Team works together to provide agents and growers alike the most up-to-date and factual information on production, pest management, harvesting, curing and marketing of tobacco available.

Educational programs conducted by the Tobacco Team have resulted in reduced maleic hydrazide (MH) residues and increased sucker control, the evaluation and adoption of baling cured leaf, and the conversion of curing barn furnaces to indirect heat using heat exchangers.

The Tobacco Team conducts annual update training for county Extension agents and an annual Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour of on-farm demonstrations, research plots and grower farms to provide information to growers, agribusiness persons, county agents and tobacco industry personnel.

Extension Scientists

Extension Agronomist
J.Michael MooreExtension Agronomist - Tobacco
  • Crop & Soil Sciences
Extension Agronomist/Soil & Fertilizer
Glendon H. HarrisProfessor, Extension Agronomist - Environmental Soil & Fertilizer
  • Crop & Soil Sciences


Paul Bertrand

Extension Pathologist - Retired

229-520-2019 CELL
229-386-7308 FAX

Research Scientists

Bowen Farm Research Coordinator
Stevan S. LaHueSenior Agricultural Specialist
  • Field Research Services - Tifton