Topping and suckering


Farm workers are in the fields now topping and suckering tobacco, preparing it the harvesting of the plants which will soon get underway. ‘Topping’ is the removal of the tobacco flowers while ‘suckering’ is the pruning out of leaves that are otherwise unproductive. In Sampson County, tobacco still remains king, with 13,600 acres harvested in 2015, ranking the county first in the state in its production.


Farm workers are in the fields now topping and suckering tobacco, preparing it the harvesting of the plants which will soon get underway. ‘Topping’ is the removal of the tobacco flowers while ‘suckering’ is the pruning out of leaves that are otherwise unproductive. In Sampson County, tobacco still remains king, with 13,600 acres harvested in 2015, ranking the county first in the state in its production.

Farm workers are in the fields now topping and suckering tobacco, preparing it the harvesting of the plants which will soon get underway. ‘Topping’ is the removal of the tobacco flowers while ‘suckering’ is the pruning out of leaves that are otherwise unproductive. In Sampson County, tobacco still remains king, with 13,600 acres harvested in 2015, ranking the county first in the state in its production.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Croppping.jpgFarm workers are in the fields now topping and suckering tobacco, preparing it the harvesting of the plants which will soon get underway. ‘Topping’ is the removal of the tobacco flowers while ‘suckering’ is the pruning out of leaves that are otherwise unproductive. In Sampson County, tobacco still remains king, with 13,600 acres harvested in 2015, ranking the county first in the state in its production.
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