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  1. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 08

    Isolation, screening and characterisation of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria isolates for their ability to induce drought tolerance on tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)

    MARUNDA M.(1); CHINHEYA C.C.(1); MUZHINJI N.(1); MUFUNDA F.(1); MUDYAWABIKWA B.(1); BANANA S.(1); MAHOHOMA W.(2); MADANZI T.(2)
    (1) Tobacco Research Board, Kutsaga, Harare, Zimbabwe; (2) Faculty of Natural Resources Management and Agriculture, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Water availability is one of the major challenges limiting agricultural production in Zimbabwe. Recently, the country has been experiencing notable shift in seasons, uneven rainfall distribution, mid-season droughts and decreases in annual rainfall which ...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 24

    Effects of early removal of lower leaf on ripening patterns, yield and quality in tobacco

    DUVENAGE I.(1); BARKER K.(2); COOKE K.(3)
    (1) Contraf-Nicotex-Tobacco GmbH, Harare, Zimbabwe; (2) Curverid Tobacco (Pvt) Ltd, Harare, Zimbabwe; (3) Tobacco Grower, Beatrice Farming Area, Zimbabwe
    With the global over-supply of filler styles tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.), especially leaf from lower plant positions, growers are seeking methods to increase economic returns. One such approach that Zimbabwe growers’ practice is the early removal of ...
  3. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 27

    A low cost, efficient, multi-fuel heat exchange system availed to Zimbabwean small holder growers

    MUNANGA W.; DIMBI S.; MUZAVAZI S.; MAVUKA R.
    Tobacco Research Board, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Zimbabwe currently has some 165,000 registered tobacco growers, 85 % of which are small holders who utilise less than two hectares of land for growing the crop. This group of growers relies mostly on indigenous fuel-wood for curing their crop, a practise ...