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Lupin Logic Number 77 Dec 1996

Lupin Logic Number 77

Lupin Logic

Contents

Understanding Plant Breeders Rights Peter Portmann, Principal Plant Breeder

Lupin prices

Immature seeds

Kalya lupins

Seed freight subsidy


An Analysis Of Occupational Health In Pork Production, Terrance M. Hurley, James B. Kliebenstein, Peter Orazem Dec 1996

An Analysis Of Occupational Health In Pork Production, Terrance M. Hurley, James B. Kliebenstein, Peter Orazem

Economic Staff Paper Series

The rapid expansion of large-scale pork production has been accompanied by increasing . concerns regarding potential detrimental consequences of environmental hazards on the health of producers. This study makes use of health indicators obtained from attendees at the WorldPork Expo between 1991-and 1995 to evaluate the impact of pork production generally and of confinement production, specifically, on producer health., The analysis expands existing studies - because the larger number of participants allows for detailed analysis, both non farmers and non pork farmers are used as controls,.both objective as well as self-reported health measures ^e • considered, and personal characteristics such as height ...


Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 38 Number 4, Summer 1996, Santa Clara University Oct 1996

Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 38 Number 4, Summer 1996, Santa Clara University

Santa Clara Magazine

4 - ENTER THE CLASS OF 2000 They're committed, they're ambitious, they're adventurous-and they're here! By Christine Courard '97 Photographs by Charles Barry

10 - A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS FOR THE COMMON GOOD Unique gifts of students, facu lty, staff, and alumni advance University efforts to integrate learning and living. By Paul Locatelli, S.J, '60

13 - HEADY DAYS, MYLANTA NIGHTS Riding the roller coaster of high tech investing. Coming out on top. By Therese Poletti '81

18 - THE TAO OF PERSONAL LEADERSHIP New book by English Department chair describes how ancient Chinese philosophy can help leaders bring ...


Lupin Logic Number 75 Oct 1996

Lupin Logic Number 75

Lupin Logic

Contents

Anthracnose arrives - Mark Sweetingham, Senior Pant Pathologist, Agriculture Western Australia

- Seed source

- Past experiences

- Anthracnose strains

- Disease symptoms

- Quarantine

- Action required

Release of 460 Kalya

Seed testing

Pool payments

Budworm


Lupin Logic Number 74 Sep 1996

Lupin Logic Number 74

Lupin Logic

Contents

Change and no change

Lupin harvesting

Lupins in the United Kingdom George Milford and Ian Shield, Rothamsted

Weed control in lupins

Cladosporium

Aphid control

Lupins as food


Fads Versus Fundamentals In Farmland Prices, Barry Falk, Bong-Soo Lee Aug 1996

Fads Versus Fundamentals In Farmland Prices, Barry Falk, Bong-Soo Lee

Economic Staff Paper Series

A consensus appears to be forming that farmland price movements are not well-explained by the present value model with rational expectations. See, for example, Burt (1986), Featherstone and Baker (1987), Falk (1991,1992), and Hanson and Meyers (1995). Although the specific methods and data sets differ across these papers, each one formally or informally rejects the present value model as an explanation of farmland prices. The reasons for the empirical failure of the present value model are not clear. Burt (1986) concludes that deviations of farmland price from its fundamental path can be explained in terms of overreaction to rent ...


Competitiveness And Marketability Of Vegetable Oils, Oilmeals, And Plant Equipment For Processing Of Oilseeds And Oils In The Baltic States, Sanjeev Agarwal, John K. Wong Aug 1996

Competitiveness And Marketability Of Vegetable Oils, Oilmeals, And Plant Equipment For Processing Of Oilseeds And Oils In The Baltic States, Sanjeev Agarwal, John K. Wong

MATRIC Working Papers

This paper offers an assessment of the competitiveness and marketability of vegetable oils and oatmeals, and evaluates plants and processing equipment used for oilseeds in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The analysis will aid midwestern firms in the oilseed industry by providing comprehensive information about technological and market opportunities in the Baltic States.


Lupin Logic Number 73 Aug 1996

Lupin Logic Number 73

Lupin Logic

Contents

Lupins in Chile Erik von Baer

- 1995-96 season

- Outlook for 1996/97

- The future

CMV resitance in yellow lupins

Aphid outlook

Lupin market

Pulse conference


Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 38 Number 3, Summer 1996, Santa Clara University Jul 1996

Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 38 Number 3, Summer 1996, Santa Clara University

Santa Clara Magazine

6 - THE BEATEN TRACK SCU Psychologist Stephanie Etukudo and Senior Lecturer in English Jeffrey Zorn debate whether ability groupings serve students' best interests.

12 - WHAT WOULD SOLOMON SAY? Adoptions gone awry trigger controversy over how to safeguard the rights of parents while protecting the welfare of the child. By Elizabeth Fernandez '79

18 - A THIRST FOR HEALING A pilgrim to Lourdes finds that the cures offered by the blessed waters can be mostly invisible. By Dee Danna '68 (MBA '72)

24 - THE FLOWERING OF SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY For more than a century, the Mission Gardens have offered spiritual and aesthetic ...


Lupin Logic Number 72 Jul 1996

Lupin Logic Number 72

Lupin Logic

Contents

Post-emergence broadleaf weed control in lupins Terry Piper

- Grass weeds

Lupin production in Germany Peter Roemer, Suedwestdeutsche Saatzucht

Forecasting aphid outbreaks and virus epidemics Dr Debbie Thackeray

Vital reading


Experimental Methods In Consumer Preference Studies, John A. Fox, Dermot J. Hayes, Jason F. Shogren, James B. Kliebenstein Jul 1996

Experimental Methods In Consumer Preference Studies, John A. Fox, Dermot J. Hayes, Jason F. Shogren, James B. Kliebenstein

Economics Publications

Controlled experimental auctions can be used to elicit preferences for food products. We describe results from two series of experiments in which subjects revealed their willingness-to-pay for safer food. In one series, the risk reduction technology was not specified; in the other, it was identified as food irradiation. The results provide some evidence on the acceptability of food irradiation as a risk reduction technology.


Social Issues Of Genome Innovation And Intellectual Property, Elaine Alma Draper Jun 1996

Social Issues Of Genome Innovation And Intellectual Property, Elaine Alma Draper

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

Dr. Draper's focus is the use of personal information derived from genome research. She identifies several potential problems, including access to and control of genetic information, employment discrimination and social stratification. She also recommends possible solutions.


Lupin Logic Number 71 Jun 1996

Lupin Logic Number 71

Lupin Logic

Contents

Lupin seeding demonstration

Cucumber mosaic virus

Market opportunities in Indonesia Tony Fairbrother

8th International Lupin Conference



Lupin Logic Number 70 May 1996

Lupin Logic Number 70

Lupin Logic

Contents

Lupins in aquaculture - David Petterson and Greg Jenkins

Tractor thoughts

GPWA market options

Pre-harvest advance

Liming and lupins

8th Inernational Lupin Conference

CMV seed testing


Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 38 Number 2, Spring 1996, Santa Clara University Apr 1996

Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 38 Number 2, Spring 1996, Santa Clara University

Santa Clara Magazine

10 - IT CHANGED MY LIFE Reflecting on 30 years of the Santa Clara Communiry Action Program, former SCCAP directors recount what participating in the organization meant to them.

14 - ATTICUS An excerpt from the recent novel by SCU's new Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.)., Professor in Arts and Humanities. By Ron Hansen M.A. '95

22 - LOST IN CYBERSPACE Universities debate Internet addiction among students: Should we stop them before rhey surf again? By Jeff Brazil '85

28 - THE GRAPES OF WRATH: PART II Professor of Modern Languages Francisco Jimenez '66 remembers his childhood as a migrant laborer, an experience ...


Farm Labor: Key Conceptual And Measurement Issues On The Route To Better Farm Cost And Return Estimates, Wallace E. Huffman Apr 1996

Farm Labor: Key Conceptual And Measurement Issues On The Route To Better Farm Cost And Return Estimates, Wallace E. Huffman

Economic Staff Paper Series

•Labor-is one* of-the important inputs in agricultural production. :How it is measured and- valued is.'important for establishing the marginal cost .of agricultural . commodities and .labor's- share of the cost of production. Historically in agricultural commodity cost?return methods,' labor and management have been treated as distinct, unrelated, or disconnected inputs. A variety of reasons undoubtedly exist for this separation. .The^perspective that leads to a separation of;labor and management, however,•as hot in tune.-.with-advances'-over the. past two .decades in the-modern concept of labor from.labor.economics or with econometric studies of. off-farm labor ^supply of ...


Lupin Logic Number 69 Apr 1996

Lupin Logic Number 69

Lupin Logic

Contents

In the blocks for 96

When to seed

Understanding the germination test

- What is the quality of your lupin seed in the silo?

Lupin meeting update

1995/96 Pool payments


Estimating The Costs Of Mpci Under The 1994 Crop Insurance Reform Act, Chad E. Hart, Darnell B. Smith Mar 1996

Estimating The Costs Of Mpci Under The 1994 Crop Insurance Reform Act, Chad E. Hart, Darnell B. Smith

CARD Working Papers

The 1994 Crop Insurance Reform Act addressed two major problems of MPCI (multiple peril crop insurance): low participation and additional disaster assistance. In this study, total government costs for the FCIC (Federal Crop Insurance Corporation) and MPCI are estimated to be more than $2 billion, on average, from 1996 to 2003, with half of this amount being in the form of premium subsidies paid by the government.


Lupin Logic Number 68 Mar 1996

Lupin Logic Number 68

Lupin Logic

Contents

1996 Lupin market update - Alan Dagg G.P.W.A.

The final say on pleiochaeta

Pleiochaeta soil test

Albus lupin storage

Grain Outlook Meetings with GPWA Agricuture WA and SBS Rural

Lupin recievals (tonnes) 1992-1995

New index

Summer weed control

Goosefoot is toxic to lupins


Factors That Influence Prices Producers Receive For Hogs: Statistical Analysis Of Killsheet And Survey Data, John D. Lawrence Mar 1996

Factors That Influence Prices Producers Receive For Hogs: Statistical Analysis Of Killsheet And Survey Data, John D. Lawrence

Economic Staff Paper Series

The Iowa Pork Producers Association surveyed its members in late summer of 1995. Nearly 1,000 usable surveys were returned from the more than 8,000 that were mailed out. In additionto completingand returningthe four-page survey, over 300 producers sent in killsheets from loads ofhogs they had sold. Combining the load-specific qualitycharacteristics from the killsheets with informationabout the operation from the surveymay provide greater insightinto key marketing questions such as


Mapping The Route To Better Prices: Developing A Marketing Plan, John D. Lawrence Feb 1996

Mapping The Route To Better Prices: Developing A Marketing Plan, John D. Lawrence

Leopold Center Proceedings

Agricultural producers often live up to their name. They are very good producers, but they often lack skills to be good marketers. Marketing and market planning to secure the best price for hogs sold and inputs purchased with an acceptable level of risk are an important part of management. Many of the exciting advancements in technology and opportunities for improvement are in production, but most pork operations can also benefit from improved marketing. However, unlike production efficiency, market prices are largely beyond the control of the manager. What is under the manager's control is how he or she chooses ...


Lupin Logic Number 67 Feb 1996

Lupin Logic Number 67

Lupin Logic

Contents

Pleiochaeta soil test

Priotising pleiochaeta risk factors

Grain Outlook Meetings with GPWA, Agriculture Western Australia and SBS Rural

Germination testing and the rain

Are you waiting for results?


An Evaluation Of Perceptions Of Total Quality Management (Tqm) Livestock Practices Of Iowa 4-H'Ers Who Received New Instructional Materials , Mukiri Wa Githendu Jan 1996

An Evaluation Of Perceptions Of Total Quality Management (Tqm) Livestock Practices Of Iowa 4-H'Ers Who Received New Instructional Materials , Mukiri Wa Githendu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of 4-H youth regarding the total quality management of their livestock projects and the production of safe food before and after they received the new Total Quality Management (TQM) Curriculum for Youth Producers;The sample consisted of 800 4-H'ers selected at random from a list of 4-H'ers with livestock projects supplied by Iowa's State 4-H office. The questionnaire had an initial overall Cronbach alpha reliability score of 0.78. 4-H'ers used a 5-point Likert-type scale to indicate their perceptions of 20 quality management practices. The return ...


Farmer-Borrowers' Selection Of Short- And Intermediate-Term Loan Contracts: Traditional Lenders Versus Nontraditional Lenders , Jauling Tseng Jan 1996

Farmer-Borrowers' Selection Of Short- And Intermediate-Term Loan Contracts: Traditional Lenders Versus Nontraditional Lenders , Jauling Tseng

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The emergence and growth of nontraditional lenders in short- and intermediate-term agricultural credit markets during the 1990s prompted a number of studies on the economic incentives and competitive strategies for input supply or manufacturing firms to create captive finance companies. Comparably, little work, however, has been done on the choice of nontraditional lenders from the borrower's perspective. This dissertation examines the farmer-borrower's decision-making process in choosing between traditional and nontraditional lenders when financing short- and intermediate-term loan contracts. The objective of this research is to provide a better understanding of the factors that influence farm-level demand for traditional ...


Beef : Meating The Market, Greg Sawyer, Richard Morris, Geoff Tudor Jan 1996

Beef : Meating The Market, Greg Sawyer, Richard Morris, Geoff Tudor

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Nearly half of Western Australia's beef production is consumed on the domestic market, but the scene is changing rapidly.

In this article Greg Sawyer, Richard Morris and Geoff Tudor review information on production systems performance, and carcase and quality measurements that may well serve wider market opportunities in the future.


Positive Price Outlook For Wheat : Implications For Wa Agriculture, Alan Haagensen, Ian Wilkinson Jan 1996

Positive Price Outlook For Wheat : Implications For Wa Agriculture, Alan Haagensen, Ian Wilkinson

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

After a 40 year period over which wheat prices have dropped by an average of 2.7 per cent annually in real terms, fundamental changes in wheat supply and demand look set to reverse this trend. It is possible that real prices could increase by as much as 4 per cent anually in the medium term.

Alan Haagensen and Ian Wilkinson look at the forecasts for wheat prices and outline the forces that will influence world supply and demands for wheat.


Something Fishy Is Going On - Aquaculture, David Berry Jan 1996

Something Fishy Is Going On - Aquaculture, David Berry

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Aquaculture id Australia's fastest growing primary industry. Product from fish farms is currently valued at $399 million, forecast to exceed $5oo million by 2000.

Whilst the figure pales into insignificance alongside world production (about $45 billion) it does represent a huge window of opportunity for prospective investors and for Australian primary producers who are keen to diversify.

David Berry reports on the prospects for yabbie and marron farming in Western Australia.


Lupin Logic Number 66 Jan 1996

Lupin Logic Number 66

Lupin Logic

Contents

Avoiding pleiochaeta

Animal feedstuffs

- Chemical composition

- Price

- Acceptability

- Storage and handling

Lupin prices???

Summer weeds


Labor Markets, Human Capital, And The Human Agent's Share Of Production, Wallace E. Huffman Jan 1996

Labor Markets, Human Capital, And The Human Agent's Share Of Production, Wallace E. Huffman

Economics Publications

Labor, or the time of the human agent, is one of the most important inputs in production. Labor services in agriculture are provided: by farm operators/ managers who perform very important allocative, production/marketing decision making and supervisory functions (Schultz 1972; Huf&nan 1985; Huffman 199lb) and frequently engage directly in production; by members of the operator's family or relatives who largely work without direct compensation; and by hired workers. The incomes of farm families and of hired farm workers are determined not only by the amount of labor that they sell but also by the amount of other resources to ...