tobacco plant

Why do Farmers Grow Tobacco?

Farmers grow tobacco for the following reasons: • It is a legally traded agricultural commodity for which, in global terms, there continues to be brisk demand; • It thrives on the less fertile soils on the farm or region; • There is no better cash crop in most environments suited...

The Tobacco Plant

Tobacco is a plant of the nightshade family. The term is applied also to the cured and processed leaves of certain varieties of the plant, which are used in the manufacture of cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, and snuff. Nicotine, an alkaloid contained in...