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Burley Co-op awards funding for UK research projects

 

Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association utilizes the Kentucky Burley Tobacco Check-off funds for research, education, and promotion projects to benefit the burley tobacco industry. The Co-op has announced $50,000 of Burley Tobacco Check-off funds have been contributed toward research projects with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. These funds will support tobacco applied research for the benefit of the U.S. Tobacco Growers. The projects funded from the Burley Tobacco Growers Co-op Fund are listed below.

Project: Interactions between algae and Pythium root rot in the tobacco transplant greenhouse. Researcher: Emily Pfeufer

Project: Optimizing the Integration of Annual Forages into Tobacco Systems. Researchers: Ben Goff, Robert Pearce, and Erin Haramoto

Project: Influence of the systemic suckercide, maleic hydrazide, on global changes in tobacco gene expression. Researchers: Sitakanta Pattanaik, Ling Yuan, and Robert Pearce

Project: Enhancing Burley Tobacco Production Labor Efficiency. Researchers: Robert Pearce, Larry Swetnam, and Will Snell

Project: Topping Height of High Leaf Potential Hypirds. Researchers: Colin Fisher and Robert Pearce

Project: Addition of Blue Mold Resistance to KTTII Burley Tobacco Varieties. Researcher: Robert Miller

Project: Evaluation and Control of Ground Sucker Formation in Burley Tobacco Varieties. Researcher: Robert Miller

Project: The Effects of Pre-Harvest Quercetin Application on the accumulation of Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines. Researchers: Anne Jack, Jasmina Kurepa, Colin Fisher, and Huihua Ji

Project: The Effects of Cytokinin Application on the Accumulation of Tobacco Specific Nitrosamines. Researchers: Anne Jack, Jan Smalle, Colin Fisher, and Huihua Ji

Project: Sample Preparation for TSNA Analysis. Researchers: Anne Jack, Colin Fisher, and Huihua Ji

Project: Evaluation of the Efficacy of HP400 in Reducing TSNAs. Researchers: Anne Jack, Colin Fisher, and Huihua Ji

Project: Marker design based on genotyping by sequencing for blue mold resistance in tobacco. Researchers: Shengming Yang, Robert Miller, and Dandan Li

Project: Varieties and Production Pratices to Maximize Nicotine to be Utilized in Emerging Tobacco Products. Researchers: Richard Mundell, Huihua Ji, and Anne Jack

To learn more about the BTGCA visit www.burleytobacco.com.