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The packing of the 2021 FCV crop concluded in July. The 2022 crop is in the field stage and reaping and curing have recently commenced. Upper Stalk has a good stand in the field. The lower stalk is reported as being lighter in color and thinner in body than in previous crop years. The estimated 2022 FCV crop size is 1,852 million Kgs. Early indications suggest the export quota will be around 106 million kgs.
Transplanting for the 2022 Burley crop concluded during the month of June and stands have been reported to be in good health. The reaping and curing of the crop are progressing well. The 2022 crop size is anticipated to be in the region of 8 million kgs.