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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...
  2. 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...
  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...