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  1. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2013, Brufa di Torgiano, AP 02

    Factors impacting maleic hydrazide residues on flue-cured tobacco

    REED T.D.
    Virginia Tech, Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Blackstone, VA, U.S.A.
    Maleic hydrazide (MH) remains an important compound for efficient, cost effective sucker control for flue-cured tobacco production in the U.S. Minimizing MH residues in cured tobacco is critical to maintaining the demand for U.S leaf in international ...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2013, Brufa di Torgiano, AP 03

    Effect of reduced rates of maleic hydrazide on sucker control and residues in regional Burley sucker control tests

    PEEK D.R.(1); DENTON P.(1); CLICK C.(2); WHITLEY S.(3); PEARCE R.C.(4)
    (1) Virginia Tech, Southern Piedmont AREC, Blackstone, VA, U.S.A.; (2) University of Tennessee, U.S.A.; (3) University of North Carolina State, U.S.A.; (4) University of Kentucky, U.S.A.
    Maleic hydrazide (MH) is widely used for sucker control in US Burley tobacco production. Tobacco manufacturers have expressed concern about MH residues in Burley and requested that producers reduce MM rates. Generally, it is assumed that reduced ...
  3. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2013, Brufa di Torgiano, AP 04

    Current status of the Field Testing Program for pesticide residues in North Carolina flue-cured tobacco

    VANN M.C.
    North Carolina State University, Department of Crop Science, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
    Pesticide residues on tobacco have received increasing attention in recent years. While pesticide residue evaluations have been conducted for many years in tobacco, recent legislation granting the Food and Drug Administration regulatory oversight of ...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2013, Brufa di Torgiano, AP 05

    The United States tobacco GAP program: an overview from creation to implementation

    VANN M.C.
    North Carolina State University, Department of Crop Science, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
    Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) programs have become extremely common for much of the fruit and vegetable industry in the United States; however, programs similar in nature have never been required for the tobacco industry. In 2012, a standardized GAP ...
  5. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2013, Brufa di Torgiano, AP 06

    Preliminary evaluation of cured leaf residues of common pesticides used in dark air-cured and dark fire-cured tobacco

    BAILEY W.A.; RODGERS J.C.; HILL R.A.; RICHMOND M.D.
    University of Kentucky, Research & Education Center, Princeton, KY, U.S.A.
    Pesticide residue data for dark tobacco is limited compared to data available for Burley and flue-cured tobacco. It is also unknown if the curing process (air-curing or fire-curing) affects pesticide residues that remain in the cured leaf. Pesticide ...
  6. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2013, Brufa di Torgiano, AP 07

    The evaluation of alternative fertilizer rates and programs in the northwestern Piedmont region of North Carolina

    VANN M.C.
    North Carolina State University, Department of Crop Science, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
    In recent years input costs for macronutrients used in production agriculture have increased significantly. As a result, flue-cured tobacco farmers have been looking for ways to decrease inputs and, ultimately, overall production costs. Research conducted ...
  7. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2013, Brufa di Torgiano, AP 08

    Evolution in agrochemical use on tobacco over the last 30 years to reduce leaf residues and environmental impact

    BURLA G.(1); MILLI G.(2); MIELE S.(3); BARGIACCHI E.(3)
    (1) OPTA & TPI Consultant, Città di Castello (PG), Italy; (2) Fattoria Autonoma Tabacchi, Città di Castello (PG), Italy; (3) Consorzio InterUniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM), Firenze, Italy
    This presentation describes the evolution in active ingredients (a.i.), and their use on the tobacco crop, since the beginning of 1980s. Progress in reducing application rates has been achieved not only by the use of more efficient and target-oriented a.i ...
  8. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2013, Brufa di Torgiano, AP 09

    ECLT Foundation’s work and a current focus on promoting decent youth employment in tobacco agriculture in Malawi

    VELAZQUEZ S.C.; HURST P.; MUGWAGWA I.; McCOY N.
    Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation, Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland
    In agricultural supply chains, if smallholder/family farmers can be supported in making basic improvements in safety and health standards, then much of what is currently regarded as “hazardous child labour” [1] could be reclassified as “decent youth ...
  9. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2013, Brufa di Torgiano, AP 10 (Poster)

    Flue-cured tobacco curing cost in relation to curing fuel

    BUDIMIR A.(1); ŠARČEVIĆ H.(2); BOLARIĆ S.(2); ZDELIČAN J.(1); BOIĆ M.(1); KOZUMPLIK V.(2)
    (1) Hrvatski duhani d.d. Virovitica, Virovitica, Croatia; (2) University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia
    In Croatia, natural gas has been used for curing flue-cured tobacco. The price of gas has increased over 100% during last five years. However, the price of cured tobacco leaf has not followed the curing cost increase and flue-cured tobacco is becoming ...