1. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 43

    Tobacco crop protection against blue mould: what strategy with organic and biocontrol products?

    KANE K.(1); LEROY J-L.(1); VALADE P.(1); GOUDOUNECHE J-L.(1); GUERY B.(2); BRAY O.(3); MECHENIN V.(3); TARASCOU M.(3); SALGADO J.(3)
    (1) Arvalis Institut du Végétal, Bergerac, France; (2) Service Régional de l'Alimentation (SRAL) Aquitaine - Direction Générale de l’Alimentation (DGAL), France; (3) Fédération Régionale de Défense contre les Organismes Nuisibles (FREDON) Aquitaine, Villenave-d'Ornon, France
    Blue mould, Peronospora tabacina, is one of the most dangerous diseases for tobacco crops in Europe and particularly in France. Protection against this disease is systematic during the period of high risk as all registered crop protection agents are ...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 45

    The role of laboratory Quality Management Systems in ensuring compliance in the tobacco industry: the case of the Tobacco Research Board's Analytical Chemistry Services (TRB ACS)

    MUSUNA-GARWE C.C.; MUDYAWABIKWA B.
    Tobacco Research Board, Harare, Zimbabwe
    The role of analytical chemistry services in agricultural production cannot be over-emphasised. Fundamental questions emanating from soil quality right up to agro-produce quality can never be fully addressed without an accurate and precise analytical ...
  3. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 47

    In field photonic sensing of tobacco leaves for the non-destructive assessment of nitrogen content and quality prediction

    TUCCIO L.(1); BARGIACCHI E.(2); MILLI G.(3); MIELE S.(2); AGATI G.(1)
    (1) CNR-IFAC, Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy; (2) Consortium INSTM, Firenze, Italy; (3) Fattoria Autonoma Tabacchi (FAT) & ITT, Città di Castello, PG, Italy
    Nitrogen (N) fertilisation is one of the most important aspects of tobacco cultivation. Right N rates increase leaf yield and quality, and influence vegetative cycle, disease resistance, leaf nicotine and sugar content. Good N availability to the plants ...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 48

    A comparison of methods for handling data that is Missing Completely at Random (MCAR) in crop experiments at Kutsaga

    MAWIRE B.; MAHERE T.S.; MUTAMBWA M.
    Tobacco Research Board, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Missing values represent a potential source of bias in research trials and thus every effort should be made to ensure that all the relevant data are collected and availed for analysis. However, in reality, there are times when some data are missing and in ...
  5. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 49 (also presented at TSRC 2019)

    Nicotine variability of low nicotine cultivars versus normal nicotine cultivars

    LION K.; ADAMS A.; MORRIS W.; BROWN E.; IRVING B.; LUSSO M.; XU D.
    Altria Client Services LLC, Product Design & Maintenance, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.
    Nicotine is the most abundant alkaloid in cultivated tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), typically constituting more than 90 % of total alkaloids. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to ...
  6. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 50

    Reducing nicotine in Burley tobacco by combining low alkaloid varieties and agronomic practices

    FISHER A.M.; FISHER C.R.; JI H.
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.
    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested comments on a possible nicotine standard of 0.3-0.5 mg/g in tobacco filler. There are currently no publicly available varieties that approach this level. The objective of this study was to ...
  7. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 51

    Genetic and biochemical analysis of very low nicotine tobacco leaf

    KUDITHIPUDI C.(1); GOVINDARAJULU R.(2); BHUIYAN N.(2); SHEN Y.(1); XU D.(1)
    (1) Altria Client Services LLC, VA 23219, U.S.A.; (2) Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, c/o Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.
    Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to obtain information for consideration in developing a tobacco product standard to set the maximum nicotine level in cigarette filler. Tobacco industry and ...
  8. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 52

    Changes in TSNA contents and sensory quality of ultra-low nicotine tobacco leaves produced by grafting with eggplant

    REN Mengjuan(1); SHI Hongzhi(1); LI Hongliang(2); ZHOU Jun(3); TANG Chaoqi(3); BAI Ruoshi(3); ZHANG Mengyue(1)
    (1) College of Tobacco Science of Henan Agricultural University / Tobacco Cultivation Key Laboratory of China Tobacco / Tobacco Harm Reduction Research Center of HAU, Zhengzhou, P.R. China; (2) Xuchang Tobacco Company of Henan, P.R. China; (3) Shanghai Tobacco (Group) Co., Ltd., Shanghai, P.R. China
    Ultra-low nicotine tobacco production has been given broad attention due to the possible regulation of nicotine content in cigarette tobacco. Based on grafting with eggplant (eggplant as rootstock, flue-cured variety Yunyan 87 as scion), the feeding ...
  9. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP Sustainability Forum

    Agro-Phyto Sustainability Forum

    WILDE L.(1); PRIBIC V.(2); EVANS W.(3); ROYO E.(4); BARGIACCHI E.(5); COLARD S.(6)
    (1) twentyfifty Ltd, Frome, U.K.; (2) JT International S.A., Geneva, Switzerland; (3) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Durban, South Africa; (4) Philip Morris International, Cape Town, South Africa; (5) Consortium INSTM, Firenze, Italy; (6) CORESTA, Paris, France
    In 2015, the United Nations published 17 sustainable development goals and their corresponding targets to be achieved by 2030. Like other sectors, the tobacco and alternative product sectors are likely to impact most of the goals. Consequently, it is ...