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  1. 46th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2014, abstr. 29

    Variable rate irrigation in South Carolina flue-cured tobacco

    HENDERSON R.D.; GOODEN D.T.; FORTNUM B.A.
    Clemson University, Pee Dee Research and Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road, Florence, SC 29506-9706, USA
    Extended periods of drought are not uncommon in the flue-cured tobacco production area of South Carolina during the growing season. Timely application of sufficient volumes of water during critical phases of crop development can have a dramatic impact on ...
  2. 46th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2014, abstr. 42

    Solar assisted curing in flue-cured tobacco

    HENDERSON R.D.; REED T.D.; GOODEN D.T.; FORTNUM B.A.
    Clemson University, Pee Dee Research and Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road, Florence, SC 29506-9706, USA
    The objective of this study was to assess the relative efficiency of a prototype solar flue-curing barn that utilizes heat collected in a plenum around the outer metal wall of the barn to preheat the air going into the barn and burner. Part of this ...
  3. 46th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2014, abstr. 68

    Management of tobacco budworm and tobacco hornworm in tobacco in South Carolina

    REAY-JONES F.P.F.; FORTNUM B.A.; GOODEN D.T.
    Clemson University, Pee Dee Research and Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road, Florence, SC 29506, USA
    Tobacco budworm (TBW), Heliothis virescens F. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and tobacco hornworm (THW), Manduca sexta L. (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae), are consistent pests of tobacco in South Carolina. Trials were conducted at the Pee Dee Research and Education ...
  4. 46th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2014, abstr. 73

    Harvester modification to reduce mechanical transmission of R. solanacearum

    FORTNUM B.A.; PETERSON P.D.
    Clemson University, Department of Entomology Soils and Plant Sciences, Pee Dee Research and Education Center, Florence, SC, USA
    Mechanization both in leaf (multipass harvester) and flower (topping) removal has contributed to the spread and severity of bacterial wilt in North and South Carolina. When a mechanical harvester removes an infected leaf the bacterium can contaminate ...
  5. 46th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2014, abstr. 74

    The use of maleic hydrazide to suppress mechanical transmission of Ralstonia solanacearum during leaf removal

    PETERSON P.D.; FORTNUM B.A.; REED T.D.
    Clemson University, Pee Dee Research & Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road, Florence, SC 29506, USA
    Bacterial wilt disease caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is a major limiting factor in the successful production of flue-cured tobacco in the southeast U.S.A. Mechanical transmission of the bacterium during flower and leaf removal plays a significant role ...
  6. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 18

    Curing efficiency as affected by various heat exchangers on flue-cured tobacco barns in South Carolina

    GOODEN D.T.; BETT R.; JOHNSON B.; FORTNUM B.A.
    Clemson University, Pee Dee Research and Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road, Florence, SC 29506-9706, USA
    This study compared the impact of different heat exchangers on curing efficiency in South Carolina. Studies were conducted in Georgetown County in 2010, in 2010 and 2011 in Marion County, and from 2009-2011 in Horry County. Studies were conducted on the ...
  7. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 19

    The impact of adding additional insulation to flue-cured tobacco barns

    BETT R.; GOODEN, D.T.; FORTNUM B.A.
    Clemson University, Pee Dee Research and Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road, Florence, SC 29506-9706, USA
    The objective of this work was to measure potential curing efficiency improvements by adding additional insulation to flue-cured tobacco barns. Studies were conducted at four locations in 2008. At two locations, old barns with no sidewall insulation were ...
  8. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 21

    Solar-assisted curing in flue-cured tobacco

    HENDERSON R.D.; REED T.D.; GOODEN D.T.; FORTNUM B.A.
    Clemson University, Pee Dee Research and Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road, Florence, SC 29506-9706, USA
    The first objective of this study was to develop a sound methodology for assessing the relative efficiency of a prototype curing barn that utilized solar heat collected in a plenum around the outside of the barn in lieu of side wall insulation. Part of ...