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Historical Common Names Of Great Plains Plants, With Scientific Names Index. Volume Ii: Scientific Names Index, Elaine Nowick Mar 2015

Historical Common Names Of Great Plains Plants, With Scientific Names Index. Volume Ii: Scientific Names Index, Elaine Nowick

Zea E-Books

Containing thousands of entries of both vernacular and scientific names of Great Plains plants, the literature that informs this exhaustive listing spans nearly 300 years. Author Elaine Nowick has drawn from sources as diverse as Linnaeus, Lewis and Clark, and local university extension publications to compile the gamut of practical, and often fanciful, common plant names used over the years. Each common name is accompanied by a definitive scientific name with references and authority information. Interspersed with scientifically-correct botanical line drawings, the entries are written in standard ICBN format, making this a useful volume for scholars as well as lay ...


Historical Common Names Of Great Plains Plants, With Scientific Names Index. Volume I: Common Names, Elaine Nowick Mar 2015

Historical Common Names Of Great Plains Plants, With Scientific Names Index. Volume I: Common Names, Elaine Nowick

Zea E-Books

Containing thousands of entries of both vernacular and scientific names of Great Plains plants, the literature that informs this exhaustive listing spans nearly 300 years. Author Elaine Nowick has drawn from sources as diverse as Linnaeus, Lewis and Clark, and local university extension publications to compile the gamut of practical, and often fanciful, common plant names used over the years. Each common name is accompanied by a definitive scientific name with references and authority information. Interspersed with scientifically-correct botanical line drawings, the entries are written in standard ICBN format, making this a useful volume for scholars as well as lay ...


Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2013, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jul 2013

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2013, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Selections Of The Houghton Clones Of Cabernet Sauvignon, Glynn Ward, Ian Cameron, Richard Fennessy Jul 2013

Selections Of The Houghton Clones Of Cabernet Sauvignon, Glynn Ward, Ian Cameron, Richard Fennessy

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Cabernet Sauvignon is the premium red wine grape variety grown in Western Australia. The high quality wines produced have won prestigious awards and accolades nationally and internationally. The first clonal selection of Cabernet Sauvignon in Western Australia was conducted by the Department of Agriculture at the Houghton Vineyard in the Swan Valley from 1968 to 1970. The objective was yield improvement, vine health and fruit flavour. Twenty-one high performing vines were identified from vines planted in Houghton Vineyard in the 1950s as cuttings sourced from vines planted in the 1930s. These high performing vines became known as the ‘Houghton clones ...


Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Spring 2013, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Apr 2013

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Spring 2013, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Winter 2013, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jan 2013

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Winter 2013, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Fall 2012, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Oct 2012

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Fall 2012, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2012, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jul 2012

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2012, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Spring 2012, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Apr 2012

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Spring 2012, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Winter 2012, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jan 2012

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Winter 2012, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Fall 2011, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Oct 2011

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Fall 2011, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sam Van Aken: New Edens, Shannon Egan Oct 2011

Sam Van Aken: New Edens, Shannon Egan

Schmucker Art Catalogs

Hybridized fruit trees, grafted orchids on shiny, reflective aluminum pedestals, fluorescent lights placed vertically on stands, and sheets of silver Mylar create a lush and somewhat disorienting space in contemporary artist Sam Van Aken’s most recent body of work New Edens. Van Aken makes Gettysburg College’s Schmucker Art Gallery into a kind of fantastical and futuristic winter garden. Without daylight and despite the cool fall weather of the Northeast, the dozen trees in the gallery are leafy and green, some even bearing fruit. Peach, plum, cherry, nectarine and apricot branches emerge from a single trunk and grow productively ...


Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2011, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jul 2011

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2011, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Spring 2011, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Apr 2011

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Spring 2011, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Subsurface Compaction A Guide For Wa Farmers And Consultants, Stephen Davies, Alison Lacey Jan 2011

Subsurface Compaction A Guide For Wa Farmers And Consultants, Stephen Davies, Alison Lacey

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For plants to grow in agricultural soils, roots and emerging shoots must be able to force their way through the soil. In soils of high strength, this growth is physically restricted. High strength soils may be due to natural soil characteristics and conditions or develop as a result of agricultural practices and may be in layers or throughout the soil profile.

In agriculture, high strength soils commonly occur as a result of compaction. Compaction of agricultural soils can be in the surface (often caused by stock trampling or rain drop splatter) or in the subsurface (usually in a layer at ...


Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Fall 2010, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Oct 2010

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Fall 2010, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Raspberries, Linda Naeve, Gail Nonnecke Oct 2010

Raspberries, Linda Naeve, Gail Nonnecke

Extension and Outreach Publications

Raspberries are a favorite among consumers. This sweet fruit has become increasingly popular in the last decade with the United States as the world’s third largest producer. Washington, California, and Oregon are the leading producers in this country, but raspberries are suitable to grow in Iowa. Raspberry harvest begins in the early months of summer and extends into early fall. The first full crop from a raspberry planting will be harvested in the second year after planting.


Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2010, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jul 2010

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2010, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Adoption Of Sustainable Farm Management To Improve Tailwater Quality - A Plan For The Ord River Irrigation Area, Tara Slaven, Rebecca Heath, Jamie Bowyer Jun 2010

Adoption Of Sustainable Farm Management To Improve Tailwater Quality - A Plan For The Ord River Irrigation Area, Tara Slaven, Rebecca Heath, Jamie Bowyer

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The overall purpose of this plan is to provide a clear pathway to improve adoption of sustainable farming practices. The focus of the plan is to develop and encourage adoption of practices that minimise sediment, nutrient and chemical export from agricultural land within the Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) (Figure 1). The plan aims to build on the significant work done by growers, government agencies and community groups over the years to manage the off-site impacts of irrigated agriculture.

A broad consultative approach was used to develop the plan. Workshops, meetings and oneon- one discussions were held with the local ...


Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Spring 2010, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Apr 2010

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Spring 2010, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Winter 2010, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jan 2010

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Winter 2010, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2009, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jul 2009

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2009, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Exporting Vegetables In Bulk : Reducing Supply Chain Costs Without Compromising Quality, Helen Ramsey, Dennis Phillips Jun 2009

Exporting Vegetables In Bulk : Reducing Supply Chain Costs Without Compromising Quality, Helen Ramsey, Dennis Phillips

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Increased competition, a strong Australian dollar and increased production costs have seen Australian grown vegetables steadily lose their share in traditional export markets.

As competition increases, we need to investigate production and handling techniques that improve our price and quality competitiveness.

Improving the effi ciency of the supply chain to export markets is one way Australian growers can reduce production and shipping costs and improve product quality.


Vegetable Growing : A Guide For Home Gardeners In Western Australia, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia Jan 2009

Vegetable Growing : A Guide For Home Gardeners In Western Australia, Department Of Agriculture, Western Australia

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DAFWAs popular publication about vegetable growing for home gardeners.


Diagnosing Crop And Pasture Problems With Detective Doug, Doug Sawkins Jan 2009

Diagnosing Crop And Pasture Problems With Detective Doug, Doug Sawkins

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There are numerous publications for diagnosing crop and pasture growth problems. Although they are excellent for experienced people, they can be time consuming and possibly misleading for the less experienced.

Many guidebooks assume that the user has already decided that their problem falls into the category covered by their particular guidebook, for example, a disease, pest or herbicide problem.

Guidebooks are often based on plant symptoms. However, in the field, symptoms vary and different problems can have similar symptoms.

This bulletin presents a problem diagnosis method that uses plant symptoms and paddock clues. It can be used to draw up ...


Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Fall 2008, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Oct 2008

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Fall 2008, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2008, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jul 2008

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Summer 2008, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Compost Production And Use In Horticulture, Bob Paulin, Peter O'Malley Jul 2008

Compost Production And Use In Horticulture, Bob Paulin, Peter O'Malley

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Maintaining and improving soil organic carbon levels is becoming an increasingly important aspect of modern farming. Compost provides potentially one of the most effective ways of applying organic matter to soils and improving organic carbon levels.

Improving soil organic carbon is directly related to soil quality and performance. Increased quality reflects improved biological function (soil health), fertility and physical attributes that include better drainage, reduced compaction and erosion, and improved moisture-holding capability, at least for lighter soils.

Compost is not the only option available. Others include the use of cover or break crops, reducing the use of cultivations, selecting safe ...


Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Spring 2008, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Apr 2008

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Spring 2008, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Greenhouse Roses For Cutflower Production, Aileen Reid Apr 2008

Greenhouse Roses For Cutflower Production, Aileen Reid

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Roses can be one of the more profitable flower crops to grow, but also one of the most difficult. Intensive, on-going management is necessary to obtain quality flowers.

The number of rose growers in Western Australia has declined. Many older growers have retired and are not being replaced by newer growers. Increasing competition from imports means that operations need to be highly efficient and it is increasingly difficult for small enterprises to survive. The high capital cost of installing and operating heating for winter production, in combination with cheaper imports from areas with warm winter climates and low labour costs ...