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 (Workshop), STW 07

    Identifying suitable biomarkers of biological effects (BOBEs) for evaluating reduced risk products

    SCHERER G.; PLUYM N.; SCHERER M.
    ABF Analytisch-Biologisches Forschungslabor GmbH, Planegg, Germany
    Switching from conventional cigarettes (CCs) to reduced risk products (RRPs), such as e cigarettes, heat-not-burn and oral tobacco products, could be an effective approach for tobacco harm reduction (THR), provided that the use of RRPs effectively entails ...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 59

    An inter-laboratory comparison study focused on the determination of total NNAL in human urine

    NEWLAND K.(1); SCHERER M.(2); HECHT S.S.(3); TROUDE V.(4); PRASAD G.L.(5)
    (1) Celerion Inc., Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.; (2) ABF GmbH, Planegg, Germany; (3) University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.; (4) Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH, Imperial Brands plc, Hamburg, Germany; (5) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.
    In an ongoing effort to fulfil the second objective of the CORESTA Biomarker Sub-Group, periodic inter-laboratory comparison studies have been performed to evaluate the consistency of the quantitation for various harmful or potentially harmful exposure ...
  4. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 61

    Novel biomarkers to characterize exposure to aldehydes from e-vapor products based on stable-isotope constituents

    LANDMESSER A.(1); SCHERER M.(1); SCHERER G.(1); SARKAR M.(2); EDMISTON J.S.(2); PLUYM N.(1)
    (1) ABF Analytisch-Biologisches Forschungslabor GmbH, Planegg, Germany; (2) Altria Client Services LLC, Center for Research and Technology, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.
    E vapor products (EVP) are an emerging category of non-combustible tobacco products that hold the promise of harm reduction for users of combustible products. Degradation products such as aldehydes have received much attention lately, however human ...
  5. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 40

    Analytical methods for the determination of aldehydes in e-vapor aerosol and cigarette smoke and their urinary biomarkers of exposure

    LANDMESSER A.(1); SCHERER M.(1); SCHERER G.(1); SARKAR M.(2); EDMISTON J.S.(2); PLUYM N.(1)
    (1) ABF Analytisch-Biologisches Forschungslabor GmbH, Planegg, Germany; (2) Altria Client Services, Center for Research and Technology, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.
    Potential exposure to aldehydes, such as acrolein, formaldehyde or acetaldehyde, formed due to thermal degradation of the e-liquid constituents propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol (G) during the consumption of e-vapor products (EVPs), have received much ...
  6. 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 ...
  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, ST 03

    BTFI - Toxicological sciences in ‘Beitraege zur Tabakforschung International’ (BTFI) over the last 55 years

    SCHERER G.(1); HELLER W.D.(2)
    (1) ABF GmbH, München, Germany; (2) DZV Deutscher Zigarettenverband e.V., Berlin, Germany
    From the start of the Journal in 1961, articles with a toxicological relationship were published in BTFI. Most of those papers deal, of course, with toxicants present in tobacco and tobacco smoke. However, also articles which investigated toxic effects of ...
  9. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 05

    Impact of smoking cessation on the metabolic profile of former smokers

    GOETTEL M.; MUELLER D.; PLUYM N.; SCHERER G.; SCHERER M.
    ABF Analytisch-Biologisches Forschungslabor GmbH, Munich, Germany
    Smoking is a major cause for several diseases but still the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are not completely understood. Compounds which indicate the smoking induced perturbations in biochemical pathways, so-called biomarkers of effect, are ...
  10. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 41

    Analysis of the ‘butter-type’ flavour compounds diacetyl, acetoin and 2,3-pentanedione in e-cigarette liquids

    RIEDEL K.; SCHERER G.; SCHERER M.; PLUYM N.
    ABF Analytisch-Biologisches Forschungslabor GmbH, Munich, Germany
    E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to combustible cigarettes (CCs) in recent years. E-cigarette liquids (e-liquids) are marketed with different flavourings, from tobacco and common fruit flavours to “exotic” kinds like “magic stardust”. This ...