CORESTA has four Study Groups :
the Agronomy & Leaf Integrity Study Group
the Phytopathology & Genetics Study Group
the Smoke Science Study Group
the Product Technology Study Group
The Study Groups are forums for presentations of research findings, scientific papers and debate on scientific work.
Within the Study Groups, Sub-Groups and Task Forces are set up to undertake specific scientific work.
The Study Groups hold meetings every year, either as joint meetings of the Agronomy & Leaf Integrity and Phytopathology & Genetics Study Groups or the Smoke Science and Product Technology Study Groups (odd years), or at the same period within a CORESTA Congress (even years).
Any requests for further information being undertaken by the CORESTA Study Groups should be addressed to the CORESTA Secretariat (see Contacts).
In 2001 the Scientific Commission decided to transform the Smoke and Technology Study Groups into Smoke Science and Product Technology Study Groups respectively. The new scopes and distribution of work between the two new groups were presented to the delegates at the 2001 meeting in Xian. The transformation was finalised at the 2002 Congress in New Orleans.
In 2012, in order to
improve transparency and better reflect the trends and focus in modern
tobacco production, leaf supply and monitoring, the Scientific Commission
decided to rename the Agronomy and Phytopathology Study Groups and
redistribute the related Sub-Groups and Task Forces.
The Agronomy Study Group was renamed "Agronomy & Leaf Integrity"
and the Phytopathology Study Group was renamed "Phytopathology & Genetics".
The Agronomy Study Group was renamed "Agronomy & Leaf Integrity" and the Phytopathology Study Group was renamed "Phytopathology & Genetics".The Proficiency Testing for Detection of Transgenic (GM) Tobacco (formerly the Genetically Modified Tobacco Proficiency Testing Sub-Group) and the Pest and Sanitation Management in Stored Tobacco Sub-Groups have been relocated from Phytopathology to the Agronomy & Leaf Integrity Study Group. This transformation was finalised at the 2012 Congress in Sapporo.