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Leaf & tobacco processing

Radient reduces nicotine

03 Jan 2019. Radient Technologies, the Canada-based company, recently released information to TJI about its patented system of Microwave Assisted Processing (MAP), which can extract natural compounds from different biological materials including tobacco leaf.
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Bridging the supply gap

03 Jan 2019. Rainer Busch, the founder of the Germany-based independent tobacco trade service provider, NewCo, recently gave TJI a brief update on the 13-year old business, concluding with remarks on 2018’s tobacco leaf production and the market‘s future outlook.
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Science responds

03 Jan 2019. The 2018 Coresta Congress was held at the lavish InterContinental hotel in Kunming, China from 22 to 26 October. Under the title ‘Science and Innovation: Addressing the needs’, the event included presentations on key issues facing agronomists, such as reducing nicotine in tobacco leaf and preparing for the expansion of heated tobacco.
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Hurricane Florence hits Carolina growers

03 Jan 2019. September 2018 will be a month that growers in the US states of North and South Carolina won’t forget for a long time. That was when Hurricane Florence circled and lingered for days, dropping heavy rainfall, releasing destructive winds and flooding most of the states’ southeastern parts...
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Brazil holds on

03 Jan 2019. Brazil’s flue-cured Virginia (FCV) and light air-cured burley crops only took one year to regain the losses incurred in the potentially disastrous 2016 slump. The gains were sustained this year. With farmers having held on during a bumpy ride, it seems that this tobacco origin is back on track.
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