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Cultivation of Tobacco -for All Agriculture Exams IBPS ADO, RAEO, JRF, SRF & CUET Target Exam

This exam facts are from famous book: Handbook of Agriculture published by I C A R

Importance of Tobacco 

  • The botanical name of plant Nicotiana and the word nicotine were derived from his name. (This is asked in Rajasthan Agriculture Officer Exam 2018)
  • In India tobacco was introduced during the early part of the 17th century by the Portuguese.
  • Tobacco is a industrial/commercial crops
  • Family of Tobacco is Solanaceae(This is asked in M P Agriculture Development Officer Exam 2020)
  • Tobacco is an important cash crop
  • The tobacco crop is grown for its leaves which are used as a cured product.
  • India ranks third in tobacco leaves afterChina and Brazil. For free such exam facts and notes, visit www. 
  • Nicotine sulphate is industrial importance product 
  • Nicotine sulphate prepared from tobacco for use as an insecticide and for making tobacco cessation products (This is asked in B H U PRE P G 2021)
  • Solanesol is a naturally occurring alcohol present in tobacco
  • Tobacco originated in Mexico and Central AmericaFor Online Classes, Tests, Notes Visit www.
  • 55 per cent of the total production of tobacco in the country is in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat only.
  • Tobacco is adapted to moderately acidic soils, with a pH ranging from 5.5 to 6.5.
  • The nicotine content of the leaves of N. tabacum ranges from 0.5 to 5.5 per cent while in N rustica it varies from 3.5 to 8.0 per cent.(This is asked in ICAR S R F 2020)
  • Nicotiana tabacum tobacco is used for smoking and chewing.(This is asked in ICAR J R F 2021)
  • Nicotiana rustica tobacco is used extensively for hookah, chewing and snuff purposes.

Research institute of Tobacco  

  • Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajamundry  Andhra Pradesh(This is asked in IBPS Agriculture Field Officer Exam 2018)
  • Indian Central Tobacco Committee were formed in 1945.

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