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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter APart 29Subpart C → §29.3152


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 29—TOBACCO INSPECTION
Subpart C—Standards


§29.3152   Lugs or Cutters (C Group).

This group consists of leaves normally grown at the midportion of the stalk. Cured leaves from this stalk position have a tendency to roll, concealing the stem or midrib. Lugs or Cutters have an oblate to rounded tip and are usually thin to medium in body. The leaves are spready in relation to their length and show little or no ground injury.

GradesGrade names and specifications
C1LChoice Buff Lugs.
         Thin, ripe, open, smooth, bright finish, deep color intensity, broad, 20 or over in length, 95 percent uniform and 5 percent injury tolerance.
C2LFine Buff Lugs.
         Thin, ripe, open, smooth, bright finish, strong color intensity, spready, 20 or over in length, 90 percent uniform, and 10 percent injury tolerance.
C3LGood Buff Lugs.
         Thin, ripe, open, even, clear finish, moderate color intensity, normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
C4LFair Buff Lugs.
         Thin, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy to even, moderate finish, weak color intensity, narrow to normal width, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
C5LLow Buff Lugs.
         Thin, mature, firm to open, wavy dull finish, pale color intensity, narrow, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
C1FChoice Tan Lugs.
         Medium to thin body, ripe, open, smooth, bright finish, deep color intensity, broad, 20 or over in length, 95 percent uniform, and 5 percent injury tolerance.
C2FFine Tan Lugs.
         Medium to thin body, ripe, open, smooth, bright finish, strong color intensity, spready, 20 or over in length, 90 percent uniform, and 10 percent injury tolerance.
C3FGood Tan Lugs.
         Medium to thin body, ripe, open, even, clear finish, moderate color intensity, normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
C4FFair Tan Lugs.
         Medium to thin body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy to even, moderate finish, weak color intensity, narrow to normal width, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
C5FLow Tan Lugs.
         Medium to thin body, mature, firm to open, wavy, dull finish, pale color intensity, narrow, 70 percent uniform and 30 percent injury tolerance.
C3KGood Variegated Lugs.
         Medium body, ripe, open, even, normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
C4KFair Variegated Lugs.
         Medium body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy to even, narrow to normal width, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
C5KLow Variegated Lugs.
         Medium body, mature, close to firm, wavy, narrow, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
C3MGood Mixed Color Lugs.
         Medium to tissuey body, mature to ripe, firm to open, even, moderate finish and color intensity, normal width, 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
C4MFair Mixed Color Lugs.
         Medium to tissuey body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy to even, dull finish, weak color intensity, narrow to normal width, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
C5MLow Mixed Color Lugs.
         Medium to tissuey body, mature to ripe, firm to open, wavy, dingy finish pale color intensity, narrow, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
C3VGood Greenish Lugs.
         Medium to thin body, underripe open, even, clear finish, normal width 18 or over in length, 85 percent uniform, and 15 percent injury tolerance.
C4VFair Greenish Lugs.
         Medium to thin body, underripe, firm to open, wavy to even, moderate finish, narrow to normal width, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
C5VLow Greenish Lugs.
         Medium to thin body, underripe firm to open, wavy, dull finish, narrow, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.
C4GFair Green Lugs.
         Medium body, immature, close to firm, wavy to even, moderate finish, narrow to normal width, 80 percent uniform, and 20 percent injury tolerance.
C5GLow Green Lugs.
         Medium body, immature, close to firm, wavy, dull finish, narrow, 70 percent uniform, and 30 percent injury tolerance.

[24 FR 8771, Oct. 29, 1959, as amended at 35 FR 10490, June 27, 1970; 49 FR 16758, Apr. 20, 1984]

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