TOBACCO RESEARCH

 

Vol.29, No.2, DECEMBER 2003

 

INVITED ARTICLE

 

The growth habit of the tobacco plant   ... 77

W.K. COLLINS

 

RESEARCH PAPERS

 

Quantification of yield and quality loss in tobacco due to brown spot disease caused by Alternaria alternata (Fries)  ... 80

K. KARUNAKARA MURTHY, M. M. SHENOI AND S.S. SREENIVAS

 

Micronutrient cation status of FCV tobacco grown in light soils of Karnataka - monitoring studies   ... 88                     

K.S.N. Murthy, S.S. Prasad and D. Ramachandram

 

Prediction formulae for developmental stages of the cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius  (Coleoptera : anobiidae), a stored tobacco pest.. 96

CH.V. NARASIMHA RAO

 

Management of root-knot nematode through integration of poultry manure and soil solarization in FCV tobacco nursery   ... 103

H. RAVINDRA, J. NARAYAN, K. KRISHNAPPA,  H. NARAYANASWAMY AND M.K. BASAVARAJA

 

Integration of botanicals with soil solarization for the management of root-knot nematode in FCV tobacco nursery ... 107

H. RAVINDRA, J. NARAYAN, K. KRISHNAPPA, H. NARAYANASWAMY AND M.K. BASAVARAJA

 

Pharmacokinetic pattern of nicotine in Masheri users ... 110

S. SARKAR AND R. SRIVIDYA

 

Transformation and contribution of zinc applied to FCV tobacco in southern transitional zone of Karnataka ...  116                     

Y.V. SHETTY, N. VASUKI AND K.V. RUDRAMURTHY

 

Effect of spacing, levels of nitrogen and topping on yield and quality of irrigated natu tobacco variety Kommugudem grown in Alfisols of Andhra Pradesh ... 126

S. Kasturi Krishna, S.V. Krishna Reddy and V. Krishnamurthy

 

Effect of N and P sources on the growth attributes, cured leaf yield and economics of chewing tobacco  cv. Meenakshi under Vedasandur conditions of Tamil Nadu ... 133

M. KUMARESAN AND V. KRISHNAMURTHY

 

Variation in polyphenol content of flue-cured tobacco varieties at different primings   ...  138

K. Siva Raju, K. Sarala and R.V.S. Rao

 

Isozyme variation in isolates of Sclerotium rolfsii infecting tobacco  ...  143

K. Siva Raju, C.A. Raju and K. Deo Singh

 

Effect of nitrogen and level and time of topping on productivity and quality of FCV tobacco variety K 326 (NLS 4) grown in irrigated Alfisols of  Andhra Pradesh   ...  148

S.V. Krishna Reddy, S. Kasturi Krishna and J.A.V. Prasad Rao

 

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

 

Nitrogen utilization, leaf pigment biosynthesis and breakdown in light and dark cast varieties of FCV tobacco  ... 155

M. Anuradha, K. Nageswara Rao and D. Prabhakara Babu

 

A ventilating dryer for seed drying in tobacco  ... 161

K. Nageswara rao D.P. Babu, J.S. sai and N. Kantha rao                        

 

Non-destructive method of determination of leaf area in flue-cured Virginia tobacco varieties   ... 164

M. Mahadevaswamy, C. Mahadeva, S.S. Sreenivas  and M.M. Shenoi