1. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, APPOST 04

    Pest and disease surveillance in flue-cured tobacco growing zones of India

    REDDY B.S.R.; SWAMY S.; MANI M.
    ITC Ltd, Agri Business Division, Research Department, Rajahmundry, A.P, India
    Pest and disease are major yield limiting factors in tobacco production and these biotic factors reduce the productivity besides affecting the quality of leaf. The control of these pest and diseases warrant more pesticide usage resulting in pesticide...
  2. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 35

    Different population modeling approaches lead to directionally similar conclusions about the potential for tobacco harm reduction

    BACHAND A.(1); SULSKY S.(1); CURTIN G.(2)
    (1) Ramboll U.S. Corp., Amherst, MA, U.S.A.; (2) RAI Services Co., Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.
    There are a number of dynamic population models that can be used to quantify the overall population health effects of beneficial and/or harmful changes in tobacco use patterns. These models can be broadly categorized as either following a single...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 36 (also presented at TSRC 2018)

    Multi-dimensional tipping point analyses: Assessing simultaneous shifts in tobacco use patterns from a higher to a lower risk product

    BACHAND A.(1); SULSKY S.(1); CURTIN G.(2)
    (1) Ramboll U.S. Corp., Amherst, MA, U.S.A.; (2) RAI Services Co., Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.
    The Dynamic Population Modeler (DPM(+1)) employs a birth cohort framework to estimate effects on population mortality if tobacco use patterns shift from a higher- to lower-risk product. DPM(+1) allows for evaluation of changes in use patterns within...
  4. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 15

    Fertigation of flue-cured tobacco with a combination of water soluble and straight fertilisers, for enhancing nitrogen and potassium use efficiency

    MAHESH M.N.V.A.; RAMAKRISHNA B.; MANI M.; SRINIVAS P.
    ITC Limited - Agri Business Division-ILTD, Research Department, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Nutrient application through drip irrigation (fertigation) with water soluble fertilisers, is an established practice to achieve nutrient use efficiency in flue-cured tobacco production. However, there has been a steady price escalation and erratic...
  5. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 27

    An alternative solution for suckers’ control in leaf tobacco production

    KANE K.(1); N’GUYEN CHAUME C.(2)
    (1) ARVALIS - Institut du végétal, Bergerac, France; (2) JADE International, Mérignac, France
    In France, sucker control is practised on all tobacco crops, currently using two active substances registered for conventional production: 1-decanol and maleic-hydrazide (MH). 1-decanol is used on any tobacco type. An inconvenience is that, according...
  6. 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:...
  7. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 65

    Management of Orobanche in flue-cured tobacco in India

    REDDY B.S.R.; SWAMY S.; MANI M.
    ITC Limited - Agri Business Division-ILTD, Research Department, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Orobanche (Orobanche cernua Loefl.) is a serious root parasite infesting tobacco roots in Northern Light Soil (NLS), Traditional and Mysore tobacco growing regions of India. The yield losses were ranging from 30-70% and plants show the symptoms of...
  8. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 45

    Status of benzo[a]pyrene in commonly consumed food products and in selected environments: a review

    TYAGI K.; DINESH T.K.; SUDESNA P.; SATHISH KUMAR D.
    ITC Limited, ITC Life Sciences & Technology Centre, Bengaluru, India
    Benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) is an extensively studied compound among the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in commonly consumed products and in the environment. B[a]P is formed due to incomplete combustion of organic matter and commonly consumed...