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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 13

    Development of codominant markers related to powdery mildew resistance from N. tomentosiformis origin

    JULIO E.(1); MALPICA A.(2); COTUCHEAU J.(1); BACHET S.(2); VOLPATTI R.(1); DECORPS C.(1); DORLHAC DE BORNE F.(1)
    (1) SEITA - Imperial Brands, Leaf Research, Bergerac, France; (2) Bergerac Seeds and Breeding, Bergerac, France
    Powdery mildew is a common tobacco plant fungal disease which can reduce growers' crop yields, particularly in South Africa, Asia and Europe. Three different resistance sources are known, coming from wild tobacco species N. tomentosiformis and N. ...
  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 ...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 33

    Cigar wrapper production in Zimbabwe: an overview of past, present and future prospects

    MUKOYI F.(1); MAGAMA F.(1); EDMONDSON A.(2); GUILD L.(3); GARWE D.(1)
    (1) Tobacco Research Board, Harare, Zimbabwe; (2) Von Eicken, Lübeck, Germany; (3) Mapeto Farm, Burma Valley, Zimbabwe
    The cigar wrapper tobacco type was once grown in Zimbabwe in the early 1950s in a project that was championed by British American Tobacco (BAT). However, production was stifled owing to viability challenges coupled with loss of interest from growers. ...
  5. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 34

    Alkaloid content of wide tobacco germplasm: the search for high and low nicotine content accumulating genotypes

    MAGAMA F.; SHAMUDZARIRA M.; GARWE D.
    Tobacco Research Board, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Tobacco alkaloids are essential for the flavour, addictiveness, carcinogenicity and utilisation of blended flue-cured tobacco. Although there are strict limits on nicotine and nornicotine content permitted, there is renewed impetus to determine the ...