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Ikisan - Grading of FCV Tobacco

Grading of FCV


Grading

  • Grading is one of the important production practice in flue cured virginia tobacco production.

Plant Position Grades

  • The main purpose of farm grades in black soil tobacco and plant position grades for light soil tobacco is to avoid dual grading at farmers level and traders level and thus reduce the market cost.

Packing

  • This helps the producer realise more income for his produce, saves time for the exporters and renders for the fixation of minimum support price and minimum export prices for each grade.

Grade specifications of traditional black soils and southern light soil tobaccos

Grade

Colour

Blemish not to exceed

Equivalent Agmark grade

Farm I

Brightlemon or orange

25%

1 to 4

Farm II

Lightbrownish yellow or brownish lemon

25%

LBY

Farm III

Light brown

50%

LBY 2

Farm IV

Brown

50%

Brown

Farm V

Dark brown

50%

Dark Brown

Farm VI

Light greenish orange

25%

LG

Farm V II

Light medium green

25%

LMG

Farm V III

Medium green

25%

MG

Farm IX

Dark green

-

DG

Farm X

Colour may range from orange, yellow green or brown

-

PL,Bits

Plant position grades for Northern light soils Tobacco

Primings

Lugs

Cutters & leaf

Tips

P10 P1L PIJ

X10 X1L XIJ

L10 LIL L1J

T20 T2L T2J

P20 P2L P2J

X20 X2L XIJ

L20 L2L L2J

T30 T3L T3J

P30 P3L P3J

X30 X3L XIJ

L30 L3L L3J

T40 T4J T4R

P40 P4L P4J X40 X1L XIJ L40 L4L L4J T50 T5J T5R
P40 P5L P5J X50 X1L XIJ L50 L5R L5L L5L  
BG BMG   NDM NDD TG TMG

Where 1 to 5 denote increasing percentage of blemish

1: Up to 20%
2: Up to 20-30%
3: Up to 30-35%
4: Up to 35-80%
5: for more than 80% blemish.

P: Primings X: Lugs L: Cutters and Leaf T: Tips

L: Lemon colour O: Orange colour

G: Green colour J: Immature tobacco

BG: Bottom greenBMG: Bottom medium green

TG: Top green TMG: Top medium green

R: Mahogany colour NDB: Non-descript (perished leaf) dark


 
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Ikisan - Grading of Non FCV Tobacco

Grading Of Non-FCV Tobacco

HD burley

  • HD burley is graded priming wise only as bottom, middle and top leaf. Under each category , two types of grades are given

WBR :

  • Bright tan coloured with less blemish, good body and fully matured lengthy leaves

WBL :

  • Lower short leaves with buff colouration, weak body, moderately blemish and fairly shattery.

Burley tobacco grades

WBF:

  • Flyings

WBB:

  • Bottom leaves

WBM:

  • Middle leaves

WBT:

  • Top leaves

ND:

  • Non descriptive

Lanka Tobacco

1.Kotaku:

  • Top two well developed leaves of the plant.

2.Baraku:

  • Next two well developed leaves.

3.Mattasam:

  • The next two or three middle leaves.

4.Gulla or Tepa:

  • Lower leaves poor in body and size.

Bidi tobacco grading

  • There is no standard system of grading bidi tobacco at present, except for the sorting of the produce into four fractions which have alresdy been refered to as
    • Bhuka
    • Geran
    • Galia
    • Lakada

Bidi tobacco sample is valued on the basis of

  • It's physical charectes, viz., colour, thickness, pling of the leaf, granulation, brightness or lusture
  • It's smoking qualities


Oriental tobacco grading


Type
Characteristics
HAB
Comprises of Outches/Outches Alti and best of 'Annas' bodies pliable with lemon / Orange, running green and light brown colours. Length 1.5" to 5".
HB
Thinner bodied, pliable, lemon/orange to lemony. Length less than 7".
HK
Thinner bodied, brown, hard green, shattery leaf with varying lengths upto 8.5".

Suncured natu tobacoo grading

Type
Characteristics
K-CDK Medium to heavy-bodied leaf, oily, brown to dark brown in colour
K-CBR Medium bodied, oily, nut brown in colour.
K-CG Thin to medium bodied, light green to dark green, devoid of oils

Light soil burley tobacco

Type
Characteristics

RBA

Blend of flyings and lugs of first quality. Buff in colour, fluffier tobaccos

RBB

Blend of flyings and lugs of second quality. Fluffier tobaccos deep buff in colour.

RBC

Blend of flyings and lugs of third quality. Fluffier tobaccos deep buff to light tan in colour.

RBROC

Blend of flyings, lugs, cutters, leaf and tips of second and third quality. Light to medium bodied tobaccos buff to light tan in colour. Plain to spotted having reasonable flavour.


 
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