It is estimated that Kentucky farmers have suffered income losses caused by hail damage to burley tobacco in excess of $6 million annually over the last five years . Such losses could often be substantially reduced through proper management of the crop following hail, according to studies involving artificial and natural hail damage.
Wallace, Allen; Byers, George; and Rock, Terry, "Management Practices to Reduce Losses Caused by Hail Damage to Burley Tobacco" (1968). Agronomy Notes. 180.