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  1. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 09

    Strip-tillage dark tobacco in Western Kentucky: adoption and economic assessment

    HILL R.A.; BAILEY W.A.; HARPER C.; TOON B.
    University of Kentucky, Research & Education Center, 1205 Hopkinsville St., Princeton, KY 42445 USA
    Strip-tillage production has increased since 2007 and currently accounts for approximately 15% (approximately 2,000 acres) of the total dark tobacco produced in western Kentucky. Strip-tillage is somewhat of a hybrid between traditional conventional ...
  2. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 108

    Evaluation of Nicotiana benthamiana as a host plant for producing valuable proteins utilizing a vacuum infiltration expression platform

    MUNDELL R.E. Jr; MIHAYLOVA-KROUMOVA T.; ARTIOUCHINE I.; WAGNER G.; CHAMBERS O.D.
    Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center, 1401 University Dr., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0236 USA
    It is commonly assumed that all N. benthamiana lines are genetically the same and would produce similar results when used as the host plant in a transient protein expression system. Conversely, Goodin and Zaitlin demonstrated that 1 accession, (S-6-4) in ...
  3. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 23

    Effects of variety, harvest date, and harvest management on burley tobacco quality

    MILLER R.D.; NEAL B.R.; WEINBERGER G.A.; HENSLEY R.A.
    Dept. of Plant and Soil Science, 321 Plant Science Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0312 USA
    A decline in leaf quality of burley tobacco has been observed in some markets in recent years. While quality issues are likely related to adverse weather conditions during curing and to changes in production practices that have occurred since the end of ...
  4. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 24

    Evaluation of methods for wilting standing burley tobacco plants in the field

    HERBENER B.C.; WILHOIT J.H.; PEARCE R.C.; BAILEY W.A.
    Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Dept., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546 USA
    Traditionally, tobacco harvesting has been done manually by hand because of green plant weight, volume, and leaf fragility. This study examined possible ways to quickly and cost-effectively pre-wilt a plant in the field as a way to reduce weight, volume, ...
  5. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 26

    Evaluation of the impact of growing season moisture on burley crop quality

    BRIDGES T.C.; WALTON L.R.
    Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Dept., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0276 USA
    The yearly grade index was calculated and used as a measure of burley quality for the years of 1959- 2000. Grade index is a numerical standard that provides an overall measure of crop quality based on approximately 110 grades established by the U. S. ...