The Council for Burley Tobacco invests check-off funds in research to benefit burley growers. All final reports are posted as PDF documents. Click on the links below to read the progress reports.

2016 GRANT PROJECTS 

Optimizing the Integration of Annual Forages into Tobacco Systems (Progress Report)

Researcher: Ben Goff, University of Kentucky

 

Next Generation Sequencing aided study of Influence of the systemic suckercide maleic hydrazide on global changes of tobacco gene expression

Researcher: Sitakanta Pattanaik, University of Kentucky

 

Development of Pale Yellow Dark Burley 

Researcher: Colin Fisher, University of Kentucky

Enhancing Burley Tobacco Production Labor Efficiency

Researcher: Bob Pearce, University of Kentucky

 

Topping Height of High Leaf Potential Hybrids

Researcher: Colin Fisher, University of Kentucky

 

TSNA Accumulation in Controlled Curing Environment

Researcher: Colin Fisher, University of Kentucky

 

Addition of Blue Mold Resistance to KTTII Burley Tobacco Varieties

Researcher: Robert Miller, University of Kentucky

 

Evaluation and Control of Ground Sucker Formation in Burley Tobacco Varieties

Researcher: Robert Miller, University of Kentucky

The Effects of Pre-Harvest Quercetin Application on the Accumulation of Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines

Researcher: Anne Jack, University of Kentucky

The Effects of Cytokinin Application on the Accumulation of Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines

Researcher: Anne Jack, University of Kentucky

Sample Preparation for TSNA Analysis

Researcher: Anne Jack, University of Kentucky

Evaluation of the Efficacy of HP400 in Reducing TSNAs

Researcher: Anne Jack, University of Kentucky

Marker design based on genotyping by sequencing for blue mold resistance in tobacco

Researcher: Shengming Yang, University of Kentucky

Varieties and Production Practices to Maximize Nicotine to be Utilized in Emerging Tobacco Products

Researcher: Richard Mundell, University of Kentucky

 

Development and standardization of accelerated tobacco curing protocols to quantify the propensity for TSNA production and accumulation

Researcher: Socrates Cañete, University of Kentucky