Recent developments in the design of no-till transplanters and significant improvements in weed control have made no-till tobacco production a feasible option for burley tobacco growers. No-till production reduces soil erosion when tobacco is grown on sloping land. This helps maintain the long term productivity of the soil and may provide the grower with more options for crop rotation, by allowing sloping land to be utilized for tobacco production.
Pearce, Robert C.; Ditsch, David C.; Zeleznik, Jack M.; and Turner, Wade, "“Burn Down” Management of Winter Cereal Cover Crops for No-tillage Burley Tobacco Production" (2002). Agronomy Notes. 10.