One of the most important management decisions is producing high quality tobacco is deciding when to cut.  Burley tobacco should be allowed to ripen until nearly all the upper leaves show a distinct yellow-green color (usually 3-5 weeks after topping). Monitoring weather forecasts is a critical step in planning a harvest date.

Ripe burley tobacco
Cutting burley tobacco
Loading Burley on Flatbed wagons
Loading burley on rail wagons