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Association Européenne pour la Recherche et l’Expérimentation Tabacole

European Association for Tobacco Research and Experimentation

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About tobacco

From its origins in South America, until its cultivation, Tobacco has a long story. Here are some information about tobacco history, its botany and its different types.


History

Tobacco originates in America, 3000 years ago.



Botany

Nicotiana tabacum, also known as Common Tobacco, is a specie of annual dicotyledon, from the solanaceae family. This family is gathering a lot of other plants such as: potato, tomato, aubergine or eggplant, chili pepper...



Types of tobacco

Tobacco is produced for its leaves. In order to ensure a better growth of the leaves, the flower is usually cut. This operation, called topping, causes the rise of apical dominance and implies to control the development of axillary suckers.



Bioagressors info

As any other crop, Tobacco is confronted with bioagressors.






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