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  1. Tob. Sci., 1979, 23-04, p. 14-17, ISSN. 0082-4523

    Potential for shatter loss during handling of loose-leaf packages of burley tobacco

    BUNN J.M.; HENSON W.H., Jr; WALTON L.R.; SWETNAM L.; CASADA J.H.
    USDA, USA; Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky USA
    Loose-leaf bales and sheets of burley tobacco were tumbled to simulate handling during marketing. Moisture content of the outside surface of tobacco in the packages had the greatest influence on shatter losses. Susceptibility to shatter loss...
  2. Tob. Sci., 1978, 22-02, p. 3-5, ISSN. 0082-4523

    Solar field curing of burley tobacco

    WALTON L.R.; HENSON W.H., Jr; MCNEILL S.G.; WALKER J.N.; BUNN J.M.
    ARS, USDA, USA; Agricultural Engineering Dept., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky USA
    Solar field curing may be a practical means of reducing the deterioration of quality of burley tobacco caused by overdrying during cool weather. Burley tobacco was transplanted by no-till techniques into herbicide-killed wheat residue and bluegrass...
  3. Tob. Sci., 1973, 17-10, p. 25-27, ISSN.0082-4523

    Effect of environment during curing on the quality of burley tobacco: II. Effect of high humidity curing on support price

    WALTON L.R.; HENSON W.H., Jr; BUNN J.M.
    USDA, ARS, USA; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky USA
    An experiment was designed to determine the quality deterioration of burley tobacco due to low drying rate, i.e., excessive humidity during the cure. Support price was used as an indication of quality. The period of exposure to slow drying conditions...
  4. Tob. Sci., 1973, 17-42, p. 127-130, ISSN.0082-4523

    Measurements of plant parameters as indicators of harvest ability of burley tobacco

    HENSON W.H., Jr; BARFIELD B.J.; BUNN J.M.
    Agricultural Engineering, USDA, ARS, USA; Department Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky USA
    Studies were made on the brittleness index (harvestability) of tobacco as related to plant-water potential, critical radius of curvature, and moisture content. Each of these parameters offers a possibility for predicting harvestability and for...
  5. Tob. Sci., 1971, 15-18, p. 54-57, ISSN.0082-4523

    Effect of environment during curing on the quality of burley tobacco: I. Effect of low humidity curing on support price

    WALTON L.R.; HENSON W.H., Jr
    USDA, ARS, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky USA
    An experiment was designed to determine the quality deterioration of burley tobacco due to excessive drying rate. Support price was used as an indication of quality. The period of exposure to excessive drying conditions varied in length and stage of...
  6. Tob. Sci., 1967, 11-34, p. 124-127, ISSN.0082-4523

    Effects of curing techniques on the hygroscopic properties of primed Burley tobacco

    BUNN J.M.; HENSON W.H., Jr; SMITH E.M.
    Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky USA
    A discussion has been presented of investigations into hygroscopic responses associated with controlled curing of primed burley tobacco. The investigations centered around the adaptation of a commercial bulk curing facility for curing primed burley...
  7. Tob. Sci., 1965, 9-17, p. 80-84, ISSN.0082-4523

    The influence of leaf maturity and other factors on the drying rate of bright-leaf tobacco

    HENSON W.H., Jr; JOHNSON W.H.; HASSLER F.J.
    Harvesting and Farm Processing Research Branch, USDA, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; and Agricultural Engineering Department, North Carolina State College, Raleigh, North Carolina USA
    The investigation was concerned with the measurement of drying rates of flue-cured tobacco at different levels of leaf maturity and under a drying condition equivalent to that employed in the early phase of the curing process. Leaves were selected at...