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Ua66/5 Newsletter, Wku Agriculture Oct 2004

Ua66/5 Newsletter, Wku Agriculture

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Agriculture Department re: faculty/staff, students/alumni, student organizations and clubs and donors.


Bent Leg Of Rams, Clell Bagley Oct 2004

Bent Leg Of Rams, Clell Bagley

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No abstract provided.


Irrigated Alfalfa Vaariety Performance, 1999-2002; Kaysville, Utah, Michael Bouck, Ralph Whitesides, Thomas Griggs, R. F. Sessions, J. S. Murdock, D. A. Chandler Oct 2004

Irrigated Alfalfa Vaariety Performance, 1999-2002; Kaysville, Utah, Michael Bouck, Ralph Whitesides, Thomas Griggs, R. F. Sessions, J. S. Murdock, D. A. Chandler

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This report summarizes alfalfa yields from four harvest years of an irrigated trial at the Utah Agricultural Experiment station research farm at Kaysville, Cavis Co.


Alfalfa Variety Selection Guidelines, Thomas Griggs Sep 2004

Alfalfa Variety Selection Guidelines, Thomas Griggs

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This fact sheet provides guidelines for selecting the right alfalfa variety and includes preliminary site and end-use consideration, variety selection based on plant traits, and seed quality and treatment considerations.


Guidelines For Visual Assessment Of Herbage Mass In Pastures, Thomas Griggs, K. Pack Aug 2004

Guidelines For Visual Assessment Of Herbage Mass In Pastures, Thomas Griggs, K. Pack

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This fact sheet provides pasture managers with a technique to improve their abilities to budget forage to livestock and determine amounts of forage to reserve for mechanical harvest. They can also use the technique to estimate harvest efficiency and pasture growth rates, forecast future forage supply and plan adjustments in stocking rate to balance forage supply with livestock demand.


Baseline Protocols, John Harrison, Dallen Smith, Aditya Toney Jun 2004

Baseline Protocols, John Harrison, Dallen Smith, Aditya Toney

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University researchers and Extension specialist in 11 states are currently evaluating the impact of voluntary environmental management systems (EMS) for agricultural operations. This evaluation is being conducted through a series of studies with a wide variety of agriculture production operators that voluntarily choose to participate and share information on the design and implementation of their EMSs (Harrison, 2002, and Partnership for Livestock Environmental Management Systems, 2004).


Electronic Manure Handling Process Map, John Harrison, Aditya Toney Jun 2004

Electronic Manure Handling Process Map, John Harrison, Aditya Toney

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Implementation of an Agriculture Environmental Management System (AEMS) is intended to result in improved environmental performance (Block, 1999; Harrison, 2002). Agriculturalists are generally unfamiliar with the terms ‘aspects and impacts’ (Jackson, Kirschner, Serber, Koelsch, Risse & Bird, personal communication, December 17, 2001).


Applying Principles Of Crossbreeding, Dale Zobell, C. Kim Chapman May 2004

Applying Principles Of Crossbreeding, Dale Zobell, C. Kim Chapman

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Crossbreeding can be a powerful tool to improve the productivity and profitability of a beef cattle operation when it is used correctly. This fact sheet explains considerations that need to be made for successful production and profitability.


Nutrient Concentrations In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Nutrient Concentrations In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the nutrient loss and retention characteristics of different types of manure storage. The concentration of nutrients in manure storage facilities is important for planning land application activities. Nutrient concentration is usually the critical factor in determining the amount of manure to be spread per acre of land. Manure systems similar in type and management may have characteristically similar concentrations of manure nutrients.


Animal Manure Removal Methods For Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Animal Manure Removal Methods For Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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A well-designed manure storage facility must also be well managed to prevent environmental concerns from developing. Probably the single most important requirement in operating and maintaining a manure storage facility is to ensure that the facility does not overflow or discharge.


Manure Storage, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Manure Storage, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the need for manure storage facilities.


Trich Regulations Update, Clell Bagley Apr 2004

Trich Regulations Update, Clell Bagley

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Fact sheet highlighting an update on trich regulations for bulls.


Types Of Manure Storage, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Types Of Manure Storage, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the characteristics of different types of manure storage facilities. Factors that might influence the selection of a particular type of manure storage facility are discussed. Manure storage facilities discussed include solid systems, slurry systems, and liquid (lagoon systems).


Manure Storage Selection, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Manure Storage Selection, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the factors that might influence the selection of a particular type of manure storage facility. Manure storage facilities covered include solid systems, slurry systems, and liquid (lagoon systems).


Safety In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Safety In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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As livestock operations become larger and numbers of employees more numerous, safety becomes a critical issue in manure storage.


Lagoon Monitoring And Condition Parameters, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Mar 2004

Lagoon Monitoring And Condition Parameters, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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Lagoons combine storage and treatment functions and thus are more sensitive to management inputs than are solid or slurry facilities. The establishment and maintenance of desirable microbiological populations in lagoons requires more specific procedures in the way lagoons are loaded and monitored.


The Effect On Digestibility And Production Of Protein And Energy Supplementation Of Stocker Cattle On Intensively-Managed Grass Flood-Meadow Pastures, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier, C. A. Stonecipher Feb 2004

The Effect On Digestibility And Production Of Protein And Energy Supplementation Of Stocker Cattle On Intensively-Managed Grass Flood-Meadow Pastures, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier, C. A. Stonecipher

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No abstract provided.


Processed Corn Silage Effects On Digestibility And Production Of Growing Beef Replacement Heifers, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier Feb 2004

Processed Corn Silage Effects On Digestibility And Production Of Growing Beef Replacement Heifers, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier

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Forage is generally the principle feedstuff in feedlot diets for growing cattle and, as such, its nutritive value will determine weight gain, feed intake and feed efficiency. In feedlot diets for growing cattle, corn silage can constitute up to 60% of the diet (DMB).


Electronic Manual, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Feb 2004

Electronic Manual, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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Developing a reasonable and reliable Agriculture Environmental Management System (AEMS) includes a number of situations that require documentation (Harrison, 2002). However, to convince a regulatory inspector that an operation is complying with its legal and regulatory aspects, an operator may be required to submit additional documentation.


Comparison Of Students' Opinions Toward Experiential Learning In Two Undergraduate Agricultural Capstone Courses Designed With Contrasting Delivery Techniques , Charles Russell Steiner Jan 2004

Comparison Of Students' Opinions Toward Experiential Learning In Two Undergraduate Agricultural Capstone Courses Designed With Contrasting Delivery Techniques , Charles Russell Steiner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine similarities and differences in students' perceptions towards learning in two senior-level farm management experientially based capstone courses, similar in content, but vastly different in delivery and teaching methods. A secondary purpose was to determine if there was a favorable means for teaching farm business management concepts to young adult learners.;The objectives of the study were: (1) To examine selected demographic characteristics of the students enrolled in these two experientially-based capstone courses. (2) To determine the effectiveness of these two capstone courses using Crunkilton's criteria. (3) To identify the effectiveness of ...


Education And Water Conservation In Tucson, Arizona: Towards An Educational Model For Saudi Arabia , Mohammad Sh Al-Shayaa Jan 2004

Education And Water Conservation In Tucson, Arizona: Towards An Educational Model For Saudi Arabia , Mohammad Sh Al-Shayaa

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Saudi Arabia and Tucson, Arizona are both surrounded by desert and rely on groundwater. Both places also suffer from similar types of water shortage problems. The average water usage, in gallons per person per day, in Tucson is 160. In contrast, in Saudi Arabia this figure is 260. Respectively, these factors encouraged the researcher to investigate the educational roles in Tucson. The findings and experience gleaned from Tucson will be used in Saudi Arabia where the researcher is planning to pursue his career.;Information circulated to the Tucson public about water conservation demonstrates effectiveness in addressing issues related to water ...


Nf04-590 What Is Guardianship?, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2004

Nf04-590 What Is Guardianship?, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

This NebFact, the first in a series, discusses legal guardianship.


Good Intentions, Muddled Methods: Focus On Focus Groups, Beverlyn Lundy-Allen, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Kathlene Larson Jan 2004

Good Intentions, Muddled Methods: Focus On Focus Groups, Beverlyn Lundy-Allen, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Kathlene Larson

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Are focus groups abused, misused, or overused in Extension? We responded to the challenge of getting Extension focused on the art and science of high-quality focus groups through an educational project. This article describes contemporary challenges of focus group practice and presents the first phase of an educational initiative, which includes a series of educational briefs.


Nf04-597 Biosecurity And The Poultry Flock, Dan Mcguire, Sheila Scheideler Jan 2004

Nf04-597 Biosecurity And The Poultry Flock, Dan Mcguire, Sheila Scheideler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

What is Biosecurity? Biosecurity is a modern term created out of a need to protect, in our case poultry, from an intentional or unintentional threat from a biological agent. In our everyday management, biosecurity is an endless endeavor to keep viral disease agents and/or the spread of such disease agents at bay. We have learned from our own personal welfare that by keeping our environment clean, i.e., "cleanliness is next to godliness" and by reducing contact with infected people or animals, i.e., "being a good neighbor," we can reduce our chance of catching or spreading disease. This ...


Ec04-465 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Men Can Help Stop Domestic Violence (Part 2 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch Jan 2004

Ec04-465 There's No Excuse For Abuse: Men Can Help Stop Domestic Violence (Part 2 Of A Four Part Series), Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

One of the hardest things to do is to confront a family member, friend, co-worker, or neighbor who abuses his wife or girlfriend about his inexcusable and wrongful behavior. You may feel that you don't know what to say, are fearful of becoming involved, or that his behavior towards his significant other is none of your business.

Your friend may want to talk about the problem but has not had the opportunity because no one has had the courage to address the issue with him. Your friend may hesitate to talk about his behavior but at least you can ...


Ec04-103 Fall Seed Guide, 2004, Lenis Alton Nelson, David D. Baltensperger, Robert N. Klein, Roger Wesley Elmore, P. Stephen Baenziger, James Krall Jan 2004

Ec04-103 Fall Seed Guide, 2004, Lenis Alton Nelson, David D. Baltensperger, Robert N. Klein, Roger Wesley Elmore, P. Stephen Baenziger, James Krall

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This circular is a progress report of variety trials conducted by personnel of the Agronomy Department and the South Central, West Central and Panhandle Research and Extension Centers and their associated agricultural laboratories. Conduct of experiments and publications of results is a joint effort of the Agricultural Research Division and the Cooperative Extension Service.


Examining Non-Participation Through People's Functional Perspectives: A Q Methodology Study Of Non-Participating Uruguayan Dairy Farmers , Brett Andrew Kramer Jan 2004

Examining Non-Participation Through People's Functional Perspectives: A Q Methodology Study Of Non-Participating Uruguayan Dairy Farmers , Brett Andrew Kramer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation illustrates how Q Methodology was used to solve a problem of low enrollment in a dairy herd genetic registry project in Uruguay to better understand the reasons why many farmer producers declined to participate. The results of Q Methodology led to a more satisfying understanding of the needs, interests, and values of non-participants in this agricultural extension project. The dissertation argues for expanded use of Q as a tool for educational program planning and evaluation in addition to its better known use as a research instrument.;Q statements were developed from in-depth interviews with non-participating producers and project ...


An Alumni Benchmark Analysis Of The Master Of Agriculture Program In Professional Agriculture At Iowa State University (1979-2004) , Mohamed Mamdouh Yacoub Jan 2004

An Alumni Benchmark Analysis Of The Master Of Agriculture Program In Professional Agriculture At Iowa State University (1979-2004) , Mohamed Mamdouh Yacoub

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study assessed students' perceptions about the Master of Agriculture in professional agriculture (ProAg) program that is offered off-campus. It also provides information regarding the number of graduate students who enrolled in this program and are now working in agriculture related occupations. Alumni of the program provided feedback regarding the content of the ProAg program in agriculture. It serves as an analysis tool for assessing the effectiveness of the ProAg program in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. The College of Agriculture could use the data and information collected from this study for future program planning as well ...


Ec04-183 Chickpea Production In The High Plains, James F. Margheim, David D. Baltensperger, Robert G. Wilson, Drew J. Lyon, Gary L. Hein, Robert M. Harveson, Paul A. Burgener, James M. Krall, Jack T. Cecil, John R. Rickertsen, Anthony P. Merrigan, Mark H. Watson, Brad J. Hansen Jan 2004

Ec04-183 Chickpea Production In The High Plains, James F. Margheim, David D. Baltensperger, Robert G. Wilson, Drew J. Lyon, Gary L. Hein, Robert M. Harveson, Paul A. Burgener, James M. Krall, Jack T. Cecil, John R. Rickertsen, Anthony P. Merrigan, Mark H. Watson, Brad J. Hansen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is an annual grainlegume or “pulse crop” that is used extensively for human consumption. The seed of this plant, when dried, is commonly used in soup. Its primary use in the United States is for salad bars, while in the Middle East and India it is more frequently cooked and blended with rice dishes. Major chickpea producers include India, Pakistan, Mexico, Turkey, Canada, and Australia. Chickpea makes up more than 20 percent of world pulse production, behind dry bean and pea. Currently, the United States imports more than 80 percent of its domestic chickpea needs.

Since ...


G04-1537 Wind Erosion And Its Control, Drew J. Lyon, John A. Smith Jan 2004

G04-1537 Wind Erosion And Its Control, Drew J. Lyon, John A. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses how wind erosion occurs and presents methods for reducing wind erosion on land devoted to crop production. Wind erosion is widespread on agricultural land in the Great Plains, particularly in the semi-arid regions. Wind erosion physically removes the most fertile part of the soil (organic matter, clay, and silt) and lowers soil productivity. This loss in productivity increases the costs of producing crops. Blowing soil can reduce seedling survival and growth, depress crop yields, and increase the susceptibility of plants to certain types of stress, including diseases.