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  1. Vol. 55 No. 2, p. 114-117

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Chemical Composition of Tobacco in Relation to Leaf-Burn and Quality1

  1. L. A. Peterson and
  2. T. W. Tibbits2



Leaf-burn of tobacco was significantly related to the leaf constituents in the following order of importance: K(+) > Cl(−) > SO4−S(−) > Mg(−) > NO3−N(−) > total N(−). Magnesium was the only constituent that was significantly related (inversely) to quality.

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