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  1. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 26

    Evaluation of the impact of growing season moisture on burley crop quality

    BRIDGES T.C.; WALTON L.R.
    Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Dept., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0276 USA
    The yearly grade index was calculated and used as a measure of burley quality for the years of 1959- 2000. Grade index is a numerical standard that provides an overall measure of crop quality based on approximately 110 grades established by the U. S. ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 30

    Preliminary evaluation of mechanical harvest techniques in dark tobacco

    BAILEY W.A.; RODGERS J.C.; HILL R.A.
    University of Kentucky, Research & Education Center, 1205 Hopkinsville St., Princeton, KY 42445 USA
    Field experiments were conducted near Princeton, KY in 2008, 2010, and 2011 to evaluate performance of a L’ Arboguette ® walk-behind mechanical tobacco harvester and a Kirpy ® pull-type mechanical tobacco harvester compared to traditional manual harvest ...
  4. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 31

    Development and evaluation of a burley tobacco mechanical stripping concept utilizing string trimmers

    SPERRY R.G.; WILHOIT J.H.; ASH D.K.
    Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Dept., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546 USA
    Conventional stripping of burley tobacco is very labor intensive and typically requires anywhere from about 50 to 75 wkr•hr/ac (worker hours per acre). A new mechanical stripping concept has been developed that utilizes string trimmers to remove the ...
  5. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 33

    Nicotiana hybrids for the contained production of plant-made materials

    CHAMBERS O.D.; MUNDELL R.E. Jr.; RICE J.H.; MILLWOOD R.J.; STEWART C.N.; DAVIES H.M.
    KTRDC, 1401 University Dr., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0236 USA
    The Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center (KTRDC) research mission includes the development of tobacco as a production system for pharmaceutical and industrial materials. Strict regulatory requirements to safeguard the conventional crop from co ...
  6. 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 34

    Genetic tools & gene expression vectors developed for molecular farming of pharmaceutical proteins, vaccines,and recombinant antibodies

    MAITI I.B.; SAHOO D.K.; BANARJEE J.; DEY N.
    University of Kentucky, KY USA
    Reference only. Abstract submission was on a voluntary basis. 2012-1-0450 MAITI I.B. SAHOO D.K. BANARJEE J. DEY N. English University of Kentucky 45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 34 Tobacco Workers Conference (TWC) USA MAITI I.B.; SAHOO D.K.; ...