Harvest in UAE field trial

Tobacco leaf harvest for extraction and further analysis

In December, the trial site for tobacco tree in the United Arab Emirates has been harvested for the second time. The trial has been run by MultiBioPro partner NC since November 2013.

Leaf material was harvested from a total of 65 plants, 37 of which had been grown under shading in order to protect them from the hot summer sun. The shaded plants were comprised of a mix of  12-month old and 6-month old plants, the unshaded plants were all less than 4 months old. Altogether, 32 kg of wet leaf material were harvested, dried and packaged. The consignment will now be sent to MultiBioPro Partner PPM in Germany for the extraction and analysis of potentially valuable compounds.