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  1. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 14

    Field tests of loss-of-function tobacco lines of eIF(iso)4E for resistance to tobacco bushy top disease and agronomic traits

    KOGA K.(1); SHINJO A.(1); MAINJENI C.E.D.(2); MSANGOSOKO K.R.(2); UDAGAWA H.(1); TAKAKURA Y.(1)
    (1) Japan Tobacco Inc., Leaf Tobacco Research Center, Oyama, Tochigi, Japan; (2) Agricultural Research and Extension Trust, Department of Research and Technical Services, Lilongwe, Malawi
    Tobacco bushy top disease (TBTD) is one of the serious diseases affecting tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) production in African countries such as Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania and Ethiopia. This disease is caused by a mixed infection of tobacco bushy top...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, APPOST 13

    Agronomic and qualitative performance of some experimental Burley hybrids in Malawi

    CHAMANGO A.M.Z.; SIBANDE L.A.G.O.; MATEWELE M.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi
    Malawi mainly depends on tobacco for forex generation, with Burley as a major contributor. However, the country has a limited choice of high yielding and disease resistant varieties against a plethora of disease constraints, particularly root-knot...
  3. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, APPOST 14

    Forestry sustainability in the tobacco sector in Malawi: a community concern requiring community approaches

    OFESI H.K.T.; LIVIMBO S.S.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi
    Tobacco farmers depend heavily on tree resources for poles and firewood used in curing. Malawi tobacco farmers predominantly grow Burley tobacco which requires the least amount of tree resources per unit volume in comparison to dark-fired and...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2019, Hamburg, ST 09

    The ABOUT™ Toolbox: toward the development of consumer-reported outcome measures that matter

    CHREA C.(1); SPIES E.(1); AFOLALU E.(1); BACSO A.(1); CLERC E.(1); MAINY N.(1); BINGGELI P.(1); WEITKUNAT R.(1); ACQUADRO C.(2); SALZBERGER T.(3); CANO S.(4); ABETZ-WEBB L.(5); ROSE J.(6)
    (1) PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Neuchatel, Switzerland; (2) Mapi, an ICON plc Company, Lyon, France; (3) University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria; (4) ScaleReport, Ltd, Stotfold, U.K.; (5) Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessments, Ltd, Macclesfield Cheshire, U.K.; (6) Rose Research Center, Raleigh, U.S.A.
    Tobacco harm reduction promotes the substitution of reduced-risk products (RRPs) for cigarettes by adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke, while preventing RRP initiation among non-users. To operationalize this public health strategy,...
  5. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2019, Hamburg, ST 10

    Development of the ABOUT™–Health & Functioning: results from the preparatory phase

    SPIES E.(1); BACSO A.(1); CHREA C.(1); ABETZ-WEBB L.(2); AFOLALU E.(1); CLERC E.(1); WEITKUNAT R.(1)
    (1) PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Neuchatel, Switzerland; (2) Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessments, Ltd, Macclesfield Cheshire, U.K.
    Switching cigarette smokers to significantly less harmful tobacco or nicotine products, or reduced-risk products (RRPs), has been recognized as a valuable and promising approach to reduce smoking-related population harm. Measuring self-reported...
  6. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2019, Hamburg, ST 11

    Development and validation of the ABOUT™–Dependence measurement instrument to assess perceived dependence on tobacco and nicotine products

    AFOLALU E.(1); CHREA C.(1); SALZBERGER T.(2); ABETZ-WEBB L.(3); CANO S.(4); WEITKUNAT R.(1); ROSE J.(5)
    (1) PMI R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Neuchatel, Switzerland; (2) University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria; (3) Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessments, Ltd, Macclesfield Cheshire, U.K.; (4) Modus Outcomes, Letchworth Garden City, U.K.; (5) Rose Research Center, Raleigh, U.S.A.
    The development of the ABOUT™–Dependence measurement instrument was initiated to enable assessment of perceived dependence associated with the use of different tobacco and nicotine products (TNPs) and in users of multiple TNPs. We initially developed...
  7. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 11

    Field trials with low nicotine tobacco varieties developed by conventional breeding technique: first results

    MALPICA A.(1); EVANS W.(2); ARCHIBALD C.(3); SCOTT L.(4); GARWE D.(5); CHAMANGO A.M.Z.(6); DORLHAC de BORNE F.(7); COLARD S.(8)
    (1) Bergerac Seed and Breeding, Bergerac, France; (2) Imperial Tobacco South Africa Pvt. Ltd, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa; (3) Alliance One International Services, Camberley, Surrey, U.K.; (4) Universal Leaf Tobacco Co., Richmond, VA, U.S.A.; (5) Tobacco Research Board (TRB), Harare, Zimbabwe; (6) Agricultural Research & Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi; (7) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Bergerac, France; (8) SEITA - Imperial Brands plc, Paris, France
    In 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (“TobReg”) issued an advisory note recommending a strategy of reducing nicotine in tobacco to substantially lower levels of 0.4 mg/g. In the U.S., the Food and...
  8. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 22

    Bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) resistant flue-cured hybrids - current Malawi situation

    SIBANDE L.A.G.O.; CHAMANGO A.M.Z.; MATEWERE M.; KHUMBANYIWA A.G.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi
    In Malawi, flue-cured tobacco production is negatively affected by both aerial and soil borne diseases. Bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) is one of the major soil borne diseases that attack the crop, reducing cured leaf yield and quality....