Bright tobacco: a photo-essay

J. F. Hart, E. L. Chestang

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Tobacco production demands prodigious amounts of labor. In spite of its enormous labor requirements, however, tobacco has resisted mechanization longer than any other major field crop. Unlike other crops, whose labor needs have steadily decreased, the labor requirements of tobacco have actually increased as yields have increased, because each individual plant and leaf has to be handled so many times. The slow and unsteady mechanization of Bright tobacco production since 1960 has transformed the rural landscapes of tobacco-producing districts in the Carolinas and Georgia. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalFocus (NY)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


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