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  1. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 11

    Linking liming and soil nutrients availability: bridging the gap on knowledge of the effect of liquid liming agents as soil pH correction tools for improved yields and quality of flue-cured tobacco in Malawi

    MTONGA Y.P.(1); MUMBA J.B.(1); GOMONDA R.W.J.(1); KHUMBANYIWA A.G.(1); LOCKINGTON I.(2)
    (1) Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi; (2) Greenbelt Fertilisers Ltd, Kanengo, Lilongwe, Malawi
    Malawi soils are highly weathered and acidic resulting in fixation of Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K) and Nitrogen (N) into insoluble forms with iron (Fe) and aluminium (Al) which are inaccessible by plants. Soil pH correction through liming to neutralise ...
  2. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 10

    Breeding for disease resistant dark-fire-cured tobacco in Malawi

    CHAMANGO A.M.Z.; GOMONDA R.W.J.; MAINJENI C.E.D.; MSANGOSOKO K.R.; KHUMBANYIWA A.G.; KASANGA T.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi
    Dark fire-cured tobacco (DFC) is the third most important tobacco type grown in Malawi after Burley and flue-cured. With Malawi Western, MW 86-57 and AWL 28 as the leading approved DFC varieties for production in Malawi, the local and regional ...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 27

    Potential of Jatropha seedcake for control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) in tobacco

    MAINJENI C.E.D.; DUMBO E.L.C.; KWENDA H.A.B; MTONGA Y.P.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi
    Jatropha seedcake is reported to be efficient in the control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) in crops such as tomato. In this study, five application rates of Jatropha seedcake were explored for control of nematodes in tobacco seedbeds. Plots ...
  4. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 50

    Between vapour and smoke? Prooxidant activity of electronic cigarette emissions

    TROFIMOV A.V.; MENSHOV V.A.
    Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
    Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are considered among the most promising tools designed for the reduction of a potential harm derived from smoking. Nevertheless, debates exist over the scientific evidence for claims that e-cigs have no health-related ...