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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 ...


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

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

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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,


Landscaping For Season Long Color, Jaydee Gunnell, Sheriden Hansen, Linden Greenhalgh, Holly Christley Jan 2019

Landscaping For Season Long Color, Jaydee Gunnell, Sheriden Hansen, Linden Greenhalgh, Holly Christley

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes plants that can give landscapes color all season long with blooms in spring, summer, fall and winter interests. It includes a listing of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, ground covers, bulbs, and ornamental grasses.


Minimizing Regrowth When Removing Russia Olive = Points To Consider, Dennis Worwood, Ron Patterson, Steve Price Jan 2019

Minimizing Regrowth When Removing Russia Olive = Points To Consider, Dennis Worwood, Ron Patterson, Steve Price

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This fact sheet provides the results of a variety of trials conducted to gain a greater understanding of the patterns of Russian olive regrowth and determine management practices that reduce the regrowth potential of mechanically-removed Russian olive.


Vegetable Irrigation: Leafy Greens, Dan Drost, Tiffany Maughan Jan 2019

Vegetable Irrigation: Leafy Greens, Dan Drost, Tiffany Maughan

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Different irrigation methods are commonly used to irrigate leafy greens, each with different management considerations. Furrow irrigation is quite common but many growers are converting to use drip irrigation to save water, improve plant growth, and optimize productivity. Regardless of the irrigation system used, there are some basic principles to understand that will help ensure proper irrigation. This fact sheet discusses these basic principles.


Strawberry Cultivars For The Intermountain West - Research Report, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black, Shengrui Yao, Robert Flynn Jan 2019

Strawberry Cultivars For The Intermountain West - Research Report, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black, Shengrui Yao, Robert Flynn

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This fact sheet reports on a strawberry cultivar trial conducted at New Mexico State University’s Alcalade facility.


Efficacy Of Antimicrobial Mitigation On Escherichia Coli Cfu And Growth And Development Of Hydroponic Leafy Greens, Nathan J. Eylands Dec 2018

Efficacy Of Antimicrobial Mitigation On Escherichia Coli Cfu And Growth And Development Of Hydroponic Leafy Greens, Nathan J. Eylands

Theses and Dissertations

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have set new standards that apply to agriculturalists producing crops eaten fresh and/or raw by consumers. This new produce safety rule, known as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), has established science-based standards for all areas of production in agriculture with regards to microbial contamination. Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 is a particular bacterium of concern under FSMA guidelines. Grower compliance is mandatory and therefore vital to the continuation of any farm. Greenhouse hydroponic growers have shown advantages in efficiency when compared to conventional farming methodology. Those, however, with recirculating hydroponic systems ...


Onions In The Garden, Dan Drost Dec 2018

Onions In The Garden, Dan Drost

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This fact sheet describes onions, recommended varieties, how to grow, planting and spacing, problems, harvest and storage, and nutrition.


Palm Trees For Southern Utah, Rick Heflebower Dec 2018

Palm Trees For Southern Utah, Rick Heflebower

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This fact sheet gives information on selecting and growing the palm tree species recommended for the St. George area.


An Alternate Method For Setting Codling Moth Biofix, Diane G. Alston, Marion Murray, Richard Heflebower Oct 2018

An Alternate Method For Setting Codling Moth Biofix, Diane G. Alston, Marion Murray, Richard Heflebower

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This fact sheet describes an alternate method for setting codling moth biofix that was found to be effective for Utah's fruit production regions. The fixed-biomix method is simpler to implement and easier to explain to growers and crop consultants and can be accessed on line.


European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis Cerasi (Linnaeus), Lori R. Spears, Diane G. Alston Oct 2018

European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis Cerasi (Linnaeus), Lori R. Spears, Diane G. Alston

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European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) is a new invasive cherry-infesting pest from Europe. It was first detected in the U.S. in New York in 2017. This fact sheet describes it and includes life history, plant hosts, damage symptoms, monitoring, and management.


High Tunnel Cut Flower Peonies In Utah, Tiffany Maughan, Larry Rupp, Maegen Lewis Sep 2018

High Tunnel Cut Flower Peonies In Utah, Tiffany Maughan, Larry Rupp, Maegen Lewis

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This fact sheet presents general peony production information, basic high tunnel management guidelines for peonies, and preliminary data comparing peonies produced in a high tunnel to the open field.


Tart Cherries In The Garden, Sheriden M. Hansen, Tiffany Maughan, Brian Barlow, Brent Black Sep 2018

Tart Cherries In The Garden, Sheriden M. Hansen, Tiffany Maughan, Brian Barlow, Brent Black

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Tart cherry (Prunus cerasus), also known as sour cherry or pie cherry, is an excellent addition to home orchards that is often overlooked. Trees can easily be tucked into landscapes and can provide an abundant supply of cherries for freezing, drying, canning, juicing, and preserves. Several cultivars are available for selection and may be purchased on semi-dwarfing rootstocks to help trees maintain a manageable size. Trees generally grow well in Utah climates and conditions and are relatively easy to maintain and prune. Potential insect and disease problems are minimal and include Powdery Mildew and Western Cherry Fruit Fly. These potential ...


Constructing Shade Structures: Small Area Vegetable And Fruit Production, Dan Drost, Tiffany Maughan Sep 2018

Constructing Shade Structures: Small Area Vegetable And Fruit Production, Dan Drost, Tiffany Maughan

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This fact sheet describes shade structures to protect fruit and vegetable production from sunburn. It includes descriptions of individual row shade, small field shade, high tunnel shade, shade structure kits, shade cloth, material and tools, and suppliers.


Tomatoes In The Garden, Dan Drost Aug 2018

Tomatoes In The Garden, Dan Drost

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This publication covers how to grow tomatoes, how to address problems, and how to harvest and store tomatoes properly.


Cilantro/Coriander In The Garden, Dan Drost, Colt Miller Aug 2018

Cilantro/Coriander In The Garden, Dan Drost, Colt Miller

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This fact sheet describes cilantro/coriander in the garden, varieties, how to grow, problems, harvesting and storage, nutrition, and frequently asked questions.


Garlic In The Garden, Dan Drost Aug 2018

Garlic In The Garden, Dan Drost

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes garlic, recommended varieties, how to grow, planting and spacing, problems, harvest and storage, and nutrition.


Peppers In The Garden, Dan Drost Aug 2018

Peppers In The Garden, Dan Drost

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This fact sheet describes peppers including recommended varities, how to grow, problems, harvest and storage, productivity, and nutrition.


Tomatillos In The Garden, Kristiane Pedersen, Dan Drost Aug 2018

Tomatillos In The Garden, Kristiane Pedersen, Dan Drost

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This fact sheet describes tomatillos. It includes varieties, how to grow them, problems, harvest and storage, productivity, nutrition, and frequently asked questions.


Pear Fruit Sawfly [Hoplocampa Brevis], Marion Murray, Ryan Davis Jul 2018

Pear Fruit Sawfly [Hoplocampa Brevis], Marion Murray, Ryan Davis

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This fact sheet describes Pear Fruit Sawfly, its life cycle, hosts, symptoms of presence, and management options.


Strategies For Managing Soil Fertility And Health In Organic Orchards - A Fact Sheet, E.O. Thomsen, C.M. Culumber, J.R. Reeve, G. Cardon, D. Alston, B.L. Black, C.V. Ransom Jul 2018

Strategies For Managing Soil Fertility And Health In Organic Orchards - A Fact Sheet, E.O. Thomsen, C.M. Culumber, J.R. Reeve, G. Cardon, D. Alston, B.L. Black, C.V. Ransom

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This fact sheet is a report of research to provide fruit growers with locally adapted advice and solutions for managing soil fertility in certified organic stone-fruits.It includes information of transitioning to organic management; building soil organic matter and providing appropriate nutrients, including phosphorus, potassium, seconary nutrients and trace elements; soil testing; cover crops; mulches; and possible organic management systems.


Late -Season Raspberry Production In High Tunnels: Varieties, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black Jun 2018

Late -Season Raspberry Production In High Tunnels: Varieties, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black

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This fact sheet reports on two high tunnel research trials in North Logan, Utah, with fall-bearing raspberries to determine the effectiveness of high tunnel fall freeze protection. The trials found that high tunnels were effective at prolonging the season in years when freezing temperatures halted unprotected raspberry production but were not so severe as to also stop high tunnel production.


Barriers To Local Food Producers In Arkansas, Courtney Cooper, Zola Moon May 2018

Barriers To Local Food Producers In Arkansas, Courtney Cooper, Zola Moon

Horticulture Undergraduate Honors Theses

The purpose of this study is to identify and describe the barriers that prevent local food producers from selling their food in a mainstream market. This study utilized both qualitative and quantitative analysis through a mixed-methods survey. Information collected through the study had a two-fold focus: barriers that producers face (or that they are providing assistance for) and what are consumers looking for in products that these producers are supplying. The major barriers found for local food producers in Arkansas were lack of capital and obtaining infrastructure for packaging, processing, and storing products. Qualitative analysis of textual interviews was done ...


When Are Apples Ripe?, Teryl Roper May 2018

When Are Apples Ripe?, Teryl Roper

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This fact sheet gives tips on how to tell if apples are ripe, and how to differentiate between fruit maturity and ripeness. It also tells how to harvest apples, how to store them, and what to to in case frost is forecast.


Growing Pears In The Home Orchard, Shawn Olsen, Teryl Roper Apr 2018

Growing Pears In The Home Orchard, Shawn Olsen, Teryl Roper

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This fact sheet gives tips on growing pears in the home orchard including descriptions of cultivars, soil preparation, planting, irrigation, fertilization, problems, pruning, harvest and storage.


Blackberry Management In Utah, Tiffany Maughan, Shawn Olsen, Brent Black Mar 2018

Blackberry Management In Utah, Tiffany Maughan, Shawn Olsen, Brent Black

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Blackberries can be grown successfully in Utah, but careful cultivar selection and care is needed. This fact sheet descirbes fruiting types, growth habits, how to grow, fertilizer, trellising, pruning, pests, and harvest.


High Tunnel Blackberry Production For Northern Utah, Reagan Wytsalucy, Brent Black, Tiffany Maughan Mar 2018

High Tunnel Blackberry Production For Northern Utah, Reagan Wytsalucy, Brent Black, Tiffany Maughan

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This fact sheet explains how blackberries can be grown under high tunnels as a method of frost protection and extend the season later into the fall.


Selecting Blackberry Cultivars For Utah, Brent Black, Thor Lindstrom, Britney Hunter, Shawn Olsen, Sheriden Hansen, Tiffany Maughan Mar 2018

Selecting Blackberry Cultivars For Utah, Brent Black, Thor Lindstrom, Britney Hunter, Shawn Olsen, Sheriden Hansen, Tiffany Maughan

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This fact sheet explains that blackberries can be successfully grown in Utah and can be a profitable fresh-market crop. It includes blackberry biology, results of the Kaysville cultivar trial study, and a description of the various cultivars.


The Growing Together Project: Understanding Impacts On Field Day Attendees And Iowa Master Gardeners, Laura Irish Jan 2018

The Growing Together Project: Understanding Impacts On Field Day Attendees And Iowa Master Gardeners, Laura Irish

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Citizen science has been shown to be an effective tool for increasing data collection, as well as a great benefit to those who participate in the research project. The rising costs and limited funding for conducting large-scale research projects make citizen science projects valuable assets for researchers. Understanding the impact of citizen science projects on the volunteers must be done to better engage with and retain the volunteers. The Growing Together project, a partnership between the ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program and the Human Sciences Extension, was created to increase food security in Iowa. The two major components ...


Improving And Testing Methods Of Securing Row Cover For Organic Cucurbit Production, Jennifer M. Widmer, H. Mark Hanna, Brian L. Steward, Kurt A. Rosentrater Jan 2018

Improving And Testing Methods Of Securing Row Cover For Organic Cucurbit Production, Jennifer M. Widmer, H. Mark Hanna, Brian L. Steward, Kurt A. Rosentrater

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Cucumber beetles feed on leaves of cucurbit crops (i.e. squash and cucumbers) and can transmit bacterial wilt disease, stunt plant growth, and reduce fruit marketability. Several pesticides are available to deter pests, but options are limited for organic growers. As an alternative, row covers can be used to physically block insects contact with the plants. Comparisons between different methods of utilizing row covers to test their effectiveness are limited. Experiments were designed to compare methods of perimeter sealing, material anchoring, and structural support. The success of perimeter sealing was judged by the number of insects found under row covers ...