Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

Wisconsin manufacturers give Maryland to try tobacco

Larry Oberdeck stood in his 3 acres of tobacco fields to the west of Edgerton, Wis., last week, checking his crop ripening.
He looked at his Wisconsin-flowering variety of plants, with their high, deep green leaves were prone under dusty-pink flowers. This kind of tobacco - loose-leaf chewing tobacco - that Oberdeck and other producers were to increase the area for decades.
Nevertheless, this was mixed with that occur entirely different species of tobacco. He has a broad, hanging leaves, velvety to the touch. It’s squat — about half the height of Wisconsin tobacco.