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Bigger tobacco?!

Post by IWinchester » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:11 pm

Yes please.
The modified tobacco bulked up their leaves, stems, and roots, weighing 14% to 20% more than unmodified plants after 22 days.

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Re: Bigger tobacco?!

Post by kurtdesign1 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:19 pm

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Re: Bigger tobacco?!

Post by IWinchester » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:20 pm

Sorry! That was a quote. Here's the link
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/ ... gger-crops

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Re: Bigger tobacco?!

Post by jledou » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:59 pm

Mmmmmm GMO tobacco :lol: :lol:

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Re: Bigger tobacco?!

Post by IWinchester » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:11 am

As long as it tastes good!

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Re: Bigger tobacco?!

Post by kurtdesign1 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:53 pm

Without reading the article I'll say this (please forgive the heresy) haven't we been "genetically modifying" tobacco for decades? Passive modification has eradicated blue mold and black shank for this entire century. The hygronomers (How is that spelled?) in Cuba went away from Corojo & Criollo in 1995 through the first GMO tobacco implementation that I know of. They didn't just switch to another foreign varietal, they made their own. As I discussed on a show or two ago, they typically change this up every 2 or 3 years now. One would imagine that specifying a varietal with higher yield, larger leaves, shorter maturity, lower/higher nicotine would all be desirable traits. Breeding those traits in or out is a form of modification, is it not?

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Re: Bigger tobacco?!

Post by Kip » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:20 pm

Agronomists

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Post by Zedman05 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:50 pm

Kip wrote:Agronomists

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Re: Bigger tobacco?!

Post by Kip » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:23 pm

It drives me up a friggin wall when people say "hydrometer" instead of hyGrometer. A hygrometer goes in your humidor and measures humidity. A hydrometer measures the density of a liquid (by brew masters and the like). I'm not generally a linguistic nazi, but that's a deep seated pet peeve of mine.

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Re: Bigger tobacco?!

Post by jledou » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:36 pm

says the Hillbilly from Tennessee :lol: :lol:

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