Council for Burley Tobacco invests $140,000 in research
Project: Evaluation of Chemical Topping in Burley Tobacco (Robert Davies, MSU)
Project: Characterization of the Functional Microbiome of Tobacco (Seth DeBolt, UK)
Project: Topping height of high leaf potential hybrids (Colin Fisher, UK)
Project: TSNA Accumulation in Controlled Curing Environment (Colin Fisher, UK)
Project: Evaluation and Control of Ground Sucker Formation in Burley Tobacco Varieties (Robert Miller, UK)
Project: Addition of Blue Mold Resistance to KTTII Burley Tobacco Varieties (Robert Miller, UK)
Project: Enhancing Burley Tobacco Production Labor Efficiency (Bob Pearce, UK)
Project: Development of User-friendly Markers for Disease Resistance to Potato Virus Y (PVY) and Black Root Rot (BRR) in Burley Tobacco (Shengming Yang, UK)
Project: Controlling Entophyte Colonization to Reduce TSNA in Tobacco Leaves (Shengming Yang, UK)
Project: Identification of Topping-and Suckercide-Responsive Genes in Tobacco by Next Generation Gene Sequencing (Ling Yuan, KTRDC)
Project: Varieties and Production Practices to Maximize Nicotine to be Utilized in Emerging Tobacco Products (Rich Mundell, KTRDC)
The Council for Burley Tobacco was restructured in 2013 to allow membership to all burley tobacco producers. Today, the organization represents the interests of the burley tobacco grower in all aspects of the industry.
To learn more about the Council for Burley Tobacco and to read the final reports of all completed grant projects visit www.councilforburleytobacco.com.