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1912 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Ii, Upper California, Part I, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1912 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Ii, Upper California, Part I, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Volume II was a general accounting of the missions and missionaries in Upper California. Section I addressed the establishment and administration of the missions by Fr. Junípero Serra. Section II covered the administration of Fr. Fermín Francisco de Lasuén and Fr. Estevan Tapis. The author posited that the real object of the conquest and occupation of Alta California was not the establishment of the Catholic faith in California but rather to fund expeditions and secure the land from the Russians and others who were making expeditions in the region. Engelhardt's evidence was the fact that the Spanish government seized ...


Sharing The Gift Of Water: A Hoosier-Haitian Partnership, Lauren Ward Jan 2019

Sharing The Gift Of Water: A Hoosier-Haitian Partnership, Lauren Ward

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Engagement Methods for International Food Security (YDAE 49100) provided an opportunity for enrolled students to travel abroad to Cap-Haitïen, Haiti. As both a course in agriculture and a service-learning study abroad, the overarching goal was to inspire, engage, and teach Purdue and Haitian students through service learning in agriculture. This was done by developing a project with teammates during the fall semester that was then presented to students in Haiti during the International Agri-Symposium at Université Antenor Firmin over winter break.


Aaron, Phil (Fa 1247), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Aaron, Phil (Fa 1247), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1247. Student paper titled “The Scarevenger Hunt” in which Phil R. Aaron documents the use of scarecrows throughout Adair County. By using an ad in the local newspaper, a radio ad, and a telephone book, Aaron was able to interview residents about their connections, traditions, and beliefs surrounding the construction, decoration, and implementation of scarecrows. The paper contains photographs of various scarecrows, hand drawn illustrations of charts and data sets, and maps of the research area.


1890 - Report On Irrigation In The United States, Second Edition, Richard J. Hinton Jan 2019

1890 - Report On Irrigation In The United States, Second Edition, Richard J. Hinton

Miscellaneous Federal Documents & Reports

The report to the United States Senate Special Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands was an inquiry into the progress and condition of irrigation involving the extent and character of the area within which the annual rain fall was not sufficient for industrial uses of the people. The inquiry involved the extent of the fall of rains or snow within an area, any evidence as to increase or decrease of precipitation resulting from agricultural settlement or of pastoral occupation, the increase of humidity, the destruction of the timber mainly by its use for settlement purposes, the effect of ...


Minton, John Dean, Sr., 1921-2008 (Mss 660), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Minton, John Dean, Sr., 1921-2008 (Mss 660), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 660. Letters written by John D. Minton, Sr. to his brother, Layton Minton, while both were in military service during World War II. The collection also contains a small amount of Minton family correspondence and some vocational agriculture notebooks kept by the brothers while in high school.


1897 - History Of California, Volume 3, Theodore Henry Hittell Jan 2019

1897 - History Of California, Volume 3, Theodore Henry Hittell

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Hittell dedicated the first portion of Volume 3 to early mining times in California including Pioneer mines, miners and mining appliances, Northern California mines, Southern California mines, gold distribution and gold rushes, struggles for organization and order, evolution of mining laws, and the lynch-law in the mines. Hittell wrote at considerable length about the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1851 and 1856, progress made in San Francisco, city debts, land sales, bank failures of 1855, growth of the State of California, People's Party reform, squatters, Land Commission Act, Joaquin Murieta and his banditti, Californian Filibusters, discovery of Humboldt Bay ...


1901 - Soil Survey Of The Lower Salinas Valley California, Macy H. Lapham And W. H. Heileman Jan 2019

1901 - Soil Survey Of The Lower Salinas Valley California, Macy H. Lapham And W. H. Heileman

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

Prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Soils, this report addresses the conditions found in the Lower Salinas Valley of Monterey County, California in 1901, including the development of agriculture, climate, geology, soil types, cultivation, irrigation. groundwater, and alkali found in the soil.


1901 - Soil Survey Of The Lower Salinas Valley California, Macy H. Lapham And W. H. Heileman Jan 2019

1901 - Soil Survey Of The Lower Salinas Valley California, Macy H. Lapham And W. H. Heileman

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Soils, this report addresses the conditions found in the Lower Salinas Valley of Monterey County, California in 1901, including the development of agriculture, climate, geology, soil types, cultivation, irrigation. groundwater, and alkali found in the soil.


1915 - Monterey County, California - Lands For Wealth, Fruit For Health; Arthur Dunn Jan 2019

1915 - Monterey County, California - Lands For Wealth, Fruit For Health; Arthur Dunn

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

It was the aim of this booklet to direct attention to the advantages and opportunities found in Monterey County in 1915 for those who were seeking homes. The hope was that the publication would induce further settlement, for there was a vast amount of territory awaiting development. A marketing publication prepared by Sunset Magazine Homeseekers' Bureau for the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the publication described in detail the bountiful agricultural opportunities, especially when irrigation and pumping were utilized. The document contains a: 1) description of existing irrigation systems, as well as a vision for the future of irrigation and ...


2011 - Economic Contributions Of Monterey County Agriculture Jan 2019

2011 - Economic Contributions Of Monterey County Agriculture

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

This report analyzed Monterey County agriculture’s total contribution to the local economy. The findings offered the fullest picture yet of agriculture’s economic role. This report should be of interest to policymakers, the public, and anyone who values a vibrant local economy.

The calculations were drawn from local and national sources. Local sources include annual Crop Reports and industry experts. Local experts included local economists, agriculture industry organizations, and the 13-person Agricultural Advisory Committee for Monterey County that provided input into the research. National data sources included federal government statistics and a widely used economic modeling program called IMPLAN ...


1993 - Lessons Learned From The California Drought (1987-1992) - National Study Of Water Management During Drought Jan 2019

1993 - Lessons Learned From The California Drought (1987-1992) - National Study Of Water Management During Drought

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The 1987-92 drought in California put the long-term strategy of drought protection as well as short-term drought response measures to a severe test. The report provides background information and data on California's economy and water resources, the existing water management system. , a chronology of major drought events and significant drought response actions during the droughts.

The report summarizes the contents of the interviews pertaining to four general aspects of the drought: (1) critical drought impacts, (2) communication and cooperation, (3) the role and responsibilities of the media, and (4) response to the drought of the general public and water ...


1994 - Agriculture, Water And California's Drought Of 1987-92, Kenneth W. Umbach.Pdf Jan 2019

1994 - Agriculture, Water And California's Drought Of 1987-92, Kenneth W. Umbach.Pdf

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The purpose of this paper was to summarize the 1987-1992 drought in the context of agriculture and water in California, to examine the types of response that farmers and institutions could and did use, and to draw lessons from that experience. California would be challenged as it grappled with population growth and environmental concerns. In view of the demand on water supplies made by California's agricultural sector (77 to 80 percent of the "developed" water used in the state, it was especially important to review those responses.


Spotted Lanternfly [Lycorma Delicatula (White)], Lori R. Spears, Ann Mull Jan 2019

Spotted Lanternfly [Lycorma Delicatula (White)], Lori R. Spears, Ann Mull

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes spotted lanternfly, an invasive planthopper that is native to China and first detected in the U.S. in 2014. It includes information on plant hosts, damage symptoms, life history, monitoring, and management,


Why Csas Matter: (Re)Localizing For People-Based Food Networks, Gretchen Alexander Jan 2019

Why Csas Matter: (Re)Localizing For People-Based Food Networks, Gretchen Alexander

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis details the history of Claremont Market Shares, a Community Sourced Agriculture (CSA) project based out of Claremont, California. By using this project as a jumping off point for discussing local food networks, buzzwords such as "organic" and "local" are analyzed and re-defined. I argue for a people-based food network model over the currently popular 'place-based' that prioritizes producer-consumer relationships. The CSA functions as a sustainable model of this ideology.


1998 - Salinas Valley Water (Preliminary Analysis Of) The Cause And Cost Of Seawater Intrusion Dec 2018

1998 - Salinas Valley Water (Preliminary Analysis Of) The Cause And Cost Of Seawater Intrusion

Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports

An analysis of the historical cause of seawater intrusion in the Pressure Area of Monterey County. An annual overdraft of groundwater resources near the coast coupled with a seasonal cycle of over pumping created a reversal in the groundwater gradient and associated cones of depression. "Marine intrusion has occurred in the 180-foot aquifer in recent years as a result of overdrafts." (Bulletin 52, 1946, p.27). The only overdrafts on groundwater in the Salinas Valley were in the East Side and Pressure Areas. "There was no shortage of groundwater in the remainder of the basin and no threat of deficiency ...


2018 - Groundwater Management In California, Michael Hanemann Dec 2018

2018 - Groundwater Management In California, Michael Hanemann

Related Research and Documents

In 2014, the California legislature for the first time took some steps to create a framework for regulating groundwater pumping in over-drafted basins by adopting the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), representing California's first statewide groundwater management planning program. SGMA called for local agencies to develop groundwater sustainability plans within the next five to seven years and then achieve sustainable levels of groundwater extraction by approximately 2040 to 2045. California's prior efforts to regulate groundwater extraction is discussed, as well as groundwater depletion.


Cover Crops For Utah, Kristie Buckland, Earl Creech, Jennifer R. Reeve, Grant Cardon, Matt Yost, Deric Despain Dec 2018

Cover Crops For Utah, Kristie Buckland, Earl Creech, Jennifer R. Reeve, Grant Cardon, Matt Yost, Deric Despain

All Current Publications

This fact sheet provides the current state of knowledge on cover crop management for Utah based on USU research and local grower experience.


Imperfect Produce Pricing: Relationships Between Price Percent Discount And Demographic Traits Of Customers, April Foster Dec 2018

Imperfect Produce Pricing: Relationships Between Price Percent Discount And Demographic Traits Of Customers, April Foster

Theses and Dissertations

This research sought to understand the impact of price reductions on consumer spending behaviors related to the purchase of imperfect produce. Additionally, the correlation between consumers’ demographics and their willingness to purchase imperfect produce at various price points was evaluated. The data was viewed with mindfulness toward reducing food loss as a function of the world food crisis. More specifically, the purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between Washington County, Arkansas consumers’ demographic traits and the percent discount at which they are willing to alter their behavior to purchase specific imperfect produce items. Using the Theory of ...


Size And Scope Of Box Elder County Agriculture 2018, Michael Pace, Joshua Dallin, Ryan Larsen Dec 2018

Size And Scope Of Box Elder County Agriculture 2018, Michael Pace, Joshua Dallin, Ryan Larsen

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes agriculture in Box Elder County, Utah, and includes location, land ownership, growing season, crop production, irrigation water, livestock production, disease and health concerns, marketing, farm income, and demographics.


Ncer Assistance Agreement Annual Progress Report For Grant #83582401 - Assessment Of Stormwater Harvesting Via Manage Aquifer Recharge (Mar) To Develop New Water Supplies In The Arid West: The Salt Lake Valley Example, R. Ryan Dupont, Joan E. Mclean, Richard Peralta, Sarah Null, Douglas B. Jackson-Smith Nov 2018

Ncer Assistance Agreement Annual Progress Report For Grant #83582401 - Assessment Of Stormwater Harvesting Via Manage Aquifer Recharge (Mar) To Develop New Water Supplies In The Arid West: The Salt Lake Valley Example, R. Ryan Dupont, Joan E. Mclean, Richard Peralta, Sarah Null, Douglas B. Jackson-Smith

Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications

The goals of the original proposed project remain the same, that is, to test the hypothesis that Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) for stormwater harvesting is a technically feasible, socially and environmentally acceptable, economically viable, and legally feasible option for developing new water supplies for arid Western urban ecosystems experiencing increasing population, and climate change pressures on existing water resources. The project is being carried out via three distinct but integrated components that include: 1) Monitoring of existing distributed MAR harvesting schemes involving a growing number of demonstration Green Infrastructure (GI) test sites; 2) Integrated stormwater/vadose zone/groundwater/ ecosystem services ...


Food Safety After Fukushima: Scientific Citizenship And The Politics Of Risk, Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna Oct 2018

Food Safety After Fukushima: Scientific Citizenship And The Politics Of Risk, Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna

UH Press Book Previews

The triple disaster that struck Japan in March 2011 forced people living there to confront new risks in their lives. Despite the Japanese government’s reassurance that radiation exposure would be small and unlikely to affect the health of the general population, many questioned the government’s commitment to protecting their health. The disaster prompted them to become vigilant about limiting their risk exposure, and food emerged as a key area where citizens could determine their own levels of acceptable risk.

Food Safety after Fukushima examines the process by which notions about what is safe to eat were formulated after ...


1872 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1872 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1874 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1874 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1866 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1866 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1869 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1869 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1860 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Uriah Burns, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1860 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Uriah Burns, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1863 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1863 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1871 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1871 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1859 - Report To The California Surveyor General From George Hale, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1859 - Report To The California Surveyor General From George Hale, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1864 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Wm. J. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1864 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Wm. J. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock