1. 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...
  2. 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,...