1. 44th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2010, abstr. 83

    Commercial prototype topping system reduces mechanical transmission of Ralstonia solanacearum

    FORTNUM B.A.; PETERSON P.; GOODEN D.
    Clemson University, Dept. of Entomology Soils and Plant Sciences, Pee Dee REC, Florence, SC, USA
    Mechanical flower removal (topping) has played a major role in the spread of bacterial wilt in the southeastern USA. Once a topping blade removes a Ralstonia olanacearum infected flower the blade is contaminated with the bacterium and the pathogen can ...
  2. 44th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2010, abstr. 85

    Genetic diversity in Ralstonia solanacearum and implications for mechanical transmission in tobacco

    PETERSON P.D.; FORTNUM B.A.; MILA A.
    Clemson University, Dept. of Entomology Soils and Plant Sciences, Pee Dee REC, Florence, SC, USA
    Mechanical flower and leaf removal (topping/harvesting) have a major role in the spread of bacterial wilt in the southeastern USA. Mechanical topping and harvesting can spread the pathogen rapidly from localized centers of infection throughout entire ...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Edinburgh, 2010, AP 03

    Improvement on the trait of nicotine to nornicotine conversion for Chinese Burley hybrids and the effectiveness of quality increase and harm reduction

    SHI Hongzhi; LI Chao; YANG Xingyou; LIU Guoshun; ZHOU Kaixu; DI Huihui; ZHANG Dinggui
    Henan Agricultural University, National Tobacco Cultivate Physiology and Biochemistry Research Centre, Zhengzhou, China.
    The problem of nicotine to nornicotine conversion is severe in Burley production in Sichuan, which is a fast growing Burley producing area in China. The improvement on the trait of nicotine conversion for a series of Burley hybrids was conducted through ...
  4. CORESTA Congress, Edinburgh, 2010, AP 18; TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2010, 64, abstr. 43

    Potential applications of 'GM' technology in the production of tobacco for its traditional uses

    FORTNUM B.A.; PETERSON P.D.; DAVIES M.; CHAMBERS O.; THOMAS P.
    Clemson University, Dept. of Entomology Soils and Plant Sciences, Pee Dee REC, Florence, SC, USA
    The flue-cured and Burley tobacco industries have thus far relied solely on the intrinsic gene-pool of the tobacco plant itself for traits that enhance yield, disease resistance, leaf quality etc. Meanwhile, over the last 25 years the tobacco plant has ...
  5. CORESTA Congress, Edinburgh, 2010, AP 21

    Functional avrA gene in Ralstonia solanacearum can elicit a defense reaction in tobacco stem tissue to pathogenic strains

    FORTNUM B.A.; PETERSON P.D.; GOODEN D.
    Clemson University, Dept. of Entomology Soils and Plant Sciences, Pee Dee REC, Florence, SC, USA
    Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is an extremely damaging disease of flue-cured tobacco in the southeastern USA and can be spread mechanically on farm machinery. Tobacco roots contain naturally occurring resistance genes to the tomato ...
  6. CORESTA Congress, Edinburgh, 2010, AP 22

    Maleic hydrazide application can alter bacterial wilt severity based on application timing

    PETERSON P.D.; FORTNUM B.A.; GOODEN D.
    Clemson University, Dept. of Entomology Soils and Plant Sciences, Pee Dee REC, Florence, SC, USA
    Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is an extremely damaging disease of flue-cured tobacco in the southeastern USA. Mechanical transmission of R. solanacearum during flower (topping) and leaf (multipass harvester) removal has contributed ...
  7. Tobacco Science & Technology, 2010, 12, p. 8-11., ISSN.1002-0861

    Selection of representative indexes for strip structure

    HE JIE-WANG(1); WANG MAN(2); XIE HAO(1); CHEN LIANG-YUAN(3); WU FENG-GUANG(1); YAN TIE-JUN(1)
    1. Technology Center of China Tobacco Hubei Industrial Co., Ltd., Wuhan 430052, P.R. China; 2. Tobacco College of Henan Agriculture University, Zhengzhou 450002, P.R. China; 3. Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute of CNTC, Zhengzhou 450001, P.R. China
    To select the representative indexes for strip structure, 290 strip samples were collected from 12 tobacco redrying factories. Nine indicators for strip structure were clustered with systematic cluster analysis and grey incidence cluster analysis, and the ...