Pests, diseases threaten tobacco sector

Data obtained from TIMB indicated that, in terms of value, tobacco sales fell by 11,02% to US$445,3 million, despite average price per kg increasing by 18,77% to US$3,56.
By Mthandazo Nyoni May. 16, 2024

Kutsaga approves new tobacco agrochemicals

In a notice to all tobacco growers, contractors, merchants and agrochemical companies yesterday, Kutsaga said the new agrochemicals would boost the quality of tobacco.
By Harriet Chikandiwa Aug. 10, 2023

Kutsaga rebranding pays off

This, according to Mutepfa, culminated in the establishment of a multi-million-dollar commercial tissue culture facility in 2019.
By Melody Chikono Jul. 3, 2023

Tobacco Research Board vows to transform tobacco sector

TRB chief executive officer Frank Magama said  the move is aimed at addressing the issue of wrong varieties and also to meet the 300 million kg target.
By Freeman Makopa Jun. 20, 2023

Test water before planting tobacco seedlings: TRB

Chinamo said to ensure water was suitable for successful seedling production, the first step for every grower is to have their water tested at a reputable laboratory.
By Harriet Chikandiwa May. 31, 2023

Tobacco growers urged to destroy stalks

In a communique to tobacco growers, TRB plant health services director Cleopas Chinheya said farmers should remove tobacco stalks to break the life cycles of pests.
By Harriet Chikandiwa May. 12, 2023

‘Tobacco farmers must choose fast-growing seed’

“Traditionally, we recommend that fast-growing varieties be grown in slow-growing regions and vice-versa,” Mukoyi said.
By Harriet Chikandiwa Apr. 28, 2023

Cigar wrapper farmers explore international market

Guild lamented that high prices of inputs have heavily impacted on the production of cigar tobacco.
By Clayton Masekesa Mar. 22, 2023

TRB tips tobacco farmers

TRB also said growers should timely collect and send for analysis soil samples for lime and fertiliser recommendations.
By Harriet Chikandiwa Jan. 26, 2023