The largest part of labor requirements for burley tobacco production occurs during harvest and stripping.  Considerable effort has been put into mechanizing these operations should labor costs become an issue.  An update on these efforts is summarized in the Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide.

Stick-Harvested Tobacco Transport and Housing System

UK BAE Extension Tobacco | Rail Harvest: A New Stick-Harvested Burley Transport and Housing System

RESOURCES

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burley tobacco big baler machine

This machine produces large bales of stripped tobacco.