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$50,000 awarded for tobacco projects at UK

Funds from Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 13, 2016) — The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association has announced $50,000 in funds have been contributed toward research projects with the University Of Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Funds will support tobacco-applied research for the benefit of the U.S. Tobacco Growers.

Funded projects:

  • Interactions between algae and Pythium root rot in the tobacco transplant greenhouse. Researcher: Emily Pfeufer
  • Optimizing the Integration of Annual Forages into Tobacco Systems. Researchers: Ben Goff, Robert Pearce and Erin Haramoto
  • Influence of the systemic suckercide, maleic hydrazide, on global changes in tobacco gene expression. Researchers: Sitakanta Pattanaik, Ling Yuan and Robert Pearce
  • Enhancing Burley Tobacco Production Labor Efficiency. Researchers: Robert Pearce, Larry Swetnam and Will Snell
  • Topping Height of High Leaf Potential Hypirds. Researchers: Colin Fisher and Robert Pearce
  • Addition of Blue Mold Resistance to KTTII Burley Tobacco Varieties. Researcher: Robert Miller
  • Evaluation and Control of Ground Sucker Formation in Burley Tobacco Varieties. Researcher: Robert Miller
  • The Effects of Pre-Harvest Quercetin Application on the accumulation of Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines. Researchers: Anne Jack, Jasmina Kurepa, Colin Fisher and Huihua Ji
  • The Effects of Cytokinin Application on the Accumulation of Tobacco Specific Nitrosamines. Researchers: Anne Jack, Jan Smalle, Colin Fisher, and Huihua Ji
  • Sample Preparation for TSNA Analysis. Researchers: Anne Jack, Colin Fisher and Huihua Ji
  • Evaluation of the Efficacy of HP400 in Reducing TSNAs. Researchers: Anne Jack, Colin Fisher and Huihua Ji
  • Marker design based on genotyping by sequencing for blue mold resistance in tobacco. Researchers: Shengming Yang, Robert Miller and Dandan Li
  • Varieties and Production Pratices to Maximize Nicotine to be Utilized in Emerging Tobacco Products. Researchers: Richard Mundell, Huihua Ji and Anne Jack
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