Workers may pull suckers from plants.
Workers may break tops & bad leaves from plants.
Workers may apply oils to tops of plants.
Workers will cut ripe plants off at the ground using tobacco knife and spear stalk over metal spear on to a wooden stick (stick is 48 long, one end is stuck in the ground and metal spear is placed on other end).
Workers will drop sticks in standing tobacco, before cutting, by hand or by machine.
Workers will transfer loaded sticks from ground to wagon or trailer in an orderly fashion. Industry standard is six (6) plants per stick. (Stick and plants may weigh up to 80 pounds)
Workers will transfer loaded stick from wagon or trailer to other workers standing on rails in the tobacco barn. Workers standing on rails will either hang sticks between rails and separate plants or transfer to another worker standing on the rails above them (rails may be 48 apart and from 6 feet to 40 feet above ground).