1. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 08

    Isolation, screening and characterisation of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria isolates for their ability to induce drought tolerance on tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)

    MARUNDA M.(1); CHINHEYA C.C.(1); MUZHINJI N.(1); MUFUNDA F.(1); MUDYAWABIKWA B.(1); BANANA S.(1); MAHOHOMA W.(2); MADANZI T.(2)
    (1) Tobacco Research Board, Kutsaga, Harare, Zimbabwe; (2) Faculty of Natural Resources Management and Agriculture, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Water availability is one of the major challenges limiting agricultural production in Zimbabwe. Recently, the country has been experiencing notable shift in seasons, uneven rainfall distribution, mid-season droughts and decreases in annual rainfall...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 10

    Study on pollution control and thermal efficiency optimisation of tobacco bulk curing barn

    CHEN Zhenguo (1); YANG Yang (2); SUN Guangwei(1); YANG Lailin(3); WEI Kesu(4); ZOU Shuoye(5);QIAO Yu(6); WANG Bo(6); HUANG Jingchun(6)
    (1) Tobacco Research Institute of Hubei Province, Wuhan, Hubei Province, P.R. China; (2) Enshi Tobacco Company, Enshi City, Hubei Province, P.R. China; (3) Sanming Tobacco Company, Sanming City, Fujian Province, P.R. China; (4) Tobacco Research Institute of Guizhou Province, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, P.R. China; (5) Henan Tobacco Company, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, P.R. China; (6) Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, P.R. China
    Coal is still used as a fuel to provide the necessary heat for most tobacco curing barns in China. Due to the lack of corresponding equipment and the measures to reduce emissions, the gas pollutants from curing barns, such as SO2, smoke, etc., are...