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  1. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 50

    Reducing production costs of French Burley tobacco by mechanisation of stripping with Cured Plant Segmenting/Separator System CP3S

    GOUDOUNECHE J.L.(1); DAY G.B.(2); SMITH T.D.(2); WELLS L.G.(2)
    (1) ARVALIS - Institut du végétal, Service Génétique Physiologie et Protection des Plantes, Bergerac, France; (2) University of Kentucky, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.
    In 2011 ARVALIS and the University of Kentucky started a partnership in order to offer cheaper means of production and allow specialisation of French tobacco farmers. The first steps were completed between 2011 and 2014 as follows: Adaptation of French ...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2013, Brufa di Torgiano, AP 35

    High-capacity processor for air-cured, whole-plant tobacco

    WELLS L.G.; DAY V, G.B.; SMITH T.D.
    University of Kentucky, Dept. of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.
    A prototype high-capacity processor for air-cured, whole-plant tobacco has been designed and tested by the University of Kentucky. Whole, air-cured plants are cut into axial segments by pairs of counter rotating disks spaced 10 cm apart. The segments, ...
  3. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 28

    Mechanical harvesting of burley tobacco in France

    WELLS L.G.(1); GOUDOUNECHE J.L.(2); SMITH T.D.(1); DAY G.B.V.(1); HARPRING M.(3)
    (1) University of Kentucky, KY USA; (2) Association Nationale Interprofessionnelle et Technique du Tabac (ANITTA), France; (3) GCH International, Inc., KY USA
    A GCHI ‘Gold Standard’ burley tobacco harvesting system, including a harvester and 800 curing racks, was purchased by the Nord and Loire Tabac Cooperative and operated at 22 locations in France in 2011. The Tabac Garonne Adour, Perigord Tabac and Midi ...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2011, Santiago, AP 33

    Evaluation of a mechanical burley harvesting system in France

    WELLS L.G.(1); GOUDOUNECHE J.L.(2); NOIREAU J.P.(2); SMITH T.D.(1); HARPRING M.(3)
    (1) University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA; (2) ANITTA (Association Nationale Interprofessionnelle et Technique du Tabac), Bergerac, Franc; (3) GCH International, Inc., Louisville, KY, USA
    A mechanical burley harvesting system will be used to harvest approximately 29 ha at 20 locations in France during 2011. The locations were selected from several geographic locations in France and encompass growers from four production cooperatives, Nord ...
  5. Bull. Spec. CORESTA Congress, Brighton, 1998, p. 88, A1

    Synergistic automation in Burley harvesting and market preparation

    WELLS L.G.; SMITH T.D.; BRIDGES T.C.
    University of Kentucky, Dept. of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Lexington, KY, USA.
    An automated harvesting system has been developed and tested for whole-plant harvesting of burley tobacco. An experimental prototype of this two-worker system has achieved a capacity of 0.12 ha (0.3 acre)/hour at a relatively low field efficiency of 33%. ...