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Student Mindset Compared To Performance On The Nebraska State Accountability Test, Ann E. Dvorak 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Student Mindset Compared To Performance On The Nebraska State Accountability Test, Ann E. Dvorak

Theses, Dissertations, & Student Scholarship: Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department

Carol Dweck’s research on fixed vs. growth mindset has led to many opportunities for educational research. According to Dweck, a person with a fixed mindset believes that his or her qualities related to a certain task are unchangeable while an individual with a growth mindset believes that his or her qualities related to a certain task can be changed and improved (Dweck, 2006). A correlative study was conducted to identify relationships that exist between student mindset and scores from the Nebraska State Accountability Test (NeSA). For this study, students in the 7th, 8th, and 11th grade ...


2015 Spring Seed Guide, Teshome Regassa, Charles Shapiro 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2015 Spring Seed Guide, Teshome Regassa, Charles Shapiro

Agronomy & Horticulture -- Faculty Publications

NEBRASKA CORN HYBRID TESTS CROP PRODUCTION SUMMARY: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, there were 8.75 million acres of corn harvested in Nebraska in 2014 producing approximately 1.58 billion bushels of grain. The total average corn yield for Nebraska in 2014 was a record 181 bushels per acre (bu/a). Total corn yields from the previous 10 years are reported below.

NEBRASKA SOYBEAN VARIETY TESTS - 2014 - CROP PRODUCTION SUMMARY: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, there were 5.4 million acres of soybeans planted in Nebraska in 2014. 5.35 million acres were harvested producing around ...


Effects Of Stocking Rate On Forage Nutrient Composition Of Nebraska Sandhills Upland Range When Grazed In Early Summer And The Effects Of Grazing On Nebraska Sandhills Meadow Forage Nutrient Compostion, Jared V. Judy 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Effects Of Stocking Rate On Forage Nutrient Composition Of Nebraska Sandhills Upland Range When Grazed In Early Summer And The Effects Of Grazing On Nebraska Sandhills Meadow Forage Nutrient Compostion, Jared V. Judy

Theses and Dissertations in Animal Science

The objectives of this research were to 1) evaluate the effects of stocking rate on forage nutrient quality 2) quantify the relative proportions of current vs. previous year growth being consumed in early summer upland range pastures and 3) determine how grazing effects forage nutrient quality in subirrigated meadows in the Nebraska Sandhills. Experiment 1 was a two year study conducted on the experimental upland range paddocks at Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory. Twelve 2-hectare paddocks were assigned one of three treatments stocked at 0 (control), 0.57 (light), and 0.85 (heavy) AUM/ha. Ten 0.25 m2 quadrats were ...


Ogden College News, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Odgen College of Science & Engineering, Western Kentucky University 2014 Western Kentucky University

Ogden College News, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Odgen College Of Science & Engineering, Western Kentucky University

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

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Mt. Hood Winery Scrapbook, Don Bickford, Steve Bickford, John Stehlik 2014 Linfield College

Mt. Hood Winery Scrapbook, Don Bickford, Steve Bickford, John Stehlik

Mt. Hood Winery Scrapbook

This is a digitally created scrapbook featuring vineyard planting and construction of the Mt. Hood Winery hospitality venue. The planting of the vineyard began in 2002, with the hospitality venue opening in July 2009. Members of the Bickford and Stehlik families are featured throughout in the photographs. Mt. Hood Winery, the vineyard, and the hospitality venue are all located in Hood River, Oregon.


Strategic Management In Agriculture (Recording), Steven Slezak 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Strategic Management In Agriculture (Recording), Steven Slezak

Steven Slezak

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Managing China's Pastoral Lands: Current Problems And Future Prospects, Victor Roy Squires Dr 2014 SelectedWorks

Managing China's Pastoral Lands: Current Problems And Future Prospects, Victor Roy Squires Dr

Victor Roy Squires Dr

China has the second largest area of pastoral land in the world, and these lands and their peoples play a very beneficial role in the global environment. Because of China’s huge population, rate of social reform, and economic development, the pastoral ecosystems are at a critical turning point. There is a conflict between national benefit and the land users (mainly herders) benefit. This paper introduces the scale of pastoral land, the history of its management institutions, past and current projects and programs, as well as the current framework of policy and law as relevant to land management. The challenges ...


Control Of Herbicide-Resistant Volunteer Corn In Herbicide-Resistant Soybean, Parminder Chahal 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Control Of Herbicide-Resistant Volunteer Corn In Herbicide-Resistant Soybean, Parminder Chahal

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research in Agronomy and Horticulture

Volunteer corn is a problem weed in soybean fields because it reduces yield and seed quality, and potentially harbors insects, pests, and diseases. Several pre-packaged herbicides have been registered in soybean in recent years, but response of volunteer corn to these herbicides has not yet been documented. Therefore, the first objective of this study was to evaluate the response of glufosinate-, glyphosate-, and imidazolinone-resistant volunteer corn to 20 pre-emergence (PRE) and 17 post-emergence (POST) soybean herbicides. The results indicated that PRE soybean herbicides partially controlled (< 80%) volunteer corn except clomazone, while acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACCase) inhibiting herbicides provided ≥ 85% control. Germination and emergence are critical stages in weed seed establishment and persistence. Scientific literature is not available about the factors affecting germination and emergence of volunteer corn. The second objective was to determine the effects of different environmental and agronomic factors on the germination and emergence of glyphosate-resistant hybrid and volunteer corn. The results indicated that response of hybrid and volunteer corn to majority of the variables tested was similar, suggesting that volunteer corn can germinate and emerge in a wide range of climatic conditions. Majority of growers control volunteer corn when it is visible above the soybean canopy, but this can results in early season competition with soybean. The third objective was to evaluate the impact of different densities of glyphosate-resistant volunteer corn at different control timings, and late season volunteer corn emergence on soybean yields. Late season volunteer corn emergence had no significant effect on soybean yield. Yield did not decrease with all volunteer corn densities, except with the highest density (10,000 plants and 500 clumps ha-1) at all control timings. Soybean growers are looking for alternative herbicides, such as glufosinate ...


Developing A Website For The Cal Poly Rodeo Program, Audrey N. Pearce 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Developing A Website For The Cal Poly Rodeo Program, Audrey N. Pearce

Agricultural Education and Communication

The purpose of this project was to create an effective website for the Cal Poly Rodeo Program in order to improve communication with key audiences and ensure continued success for the organization. This website was intended to remain consistent with other Cal Poly websites, such as those listed on the Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Student Life page under Clubs and Organizations, and was included on this page once created. A secondary purpose of the project was to give the Cal Poly Rodeo coach an easier way to recruit and contact potential student athletes. The ...


Hundreds Of Scn-Resistant Soybean Varieties Available For 2014, Gregory L. Tylka 2014 Iowa State University

Hundreds Of Scn-Resistant Soybean Varieties Available For 2014, Gregory L. Tylka

Integrated Crop Management News

The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a serious yield-reducing pathogen of soybeans. It is present in many fields throughout the Midwest, wherever soybeans are grown.

To produce profitable soybean yields in fields infested with SCN, farmers should grow SCN-resistant soybean varieties. SCN-resistant soybeans can produce high yields while keeping SCN population densities from increasing.


Ranch-Level Economic Impacts Of Altering Grazing Policies On Federal Land To Protect The Greater Sage-Grouse, John A. Tanaka, Neil R. Rimbey, L. Allen Torell 2014 SelectedWorks

Ranch-Level Economic Impacts Of Altering Grazing Policies On Federal Land To Protect The Greater Sage-Grouse, John A. Tanaka, Neil R. Rimbey, L. Allen Torell

John A Tanaka

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Enhancing Team-Based Senior Capstone Projects: Opportunities And Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher 2014 Iowa State University

Enhancing Team-Based Senior Capstone Projects: Opportunities And Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Generally, capstone courses focus on the integration and application of technical knowledge and skills acquired in previous coursework along with a consideration of multiple realistic constraints. However, capstone courses also require students to focus on a variety of professional skills, including teamwork, unstructured task completion, and project management. Because students are often new at these skills, they may find it difficult to resolve issues as they arise, particularly when working with an actual industrial client.

Capstone courses also pose challenges to faculty. Finding a consistent stream of projects that are at the appropriate level for senior level students can be ...


Quantifying Cognitive Processes In Virtual Learning Simulations, Michael P. Thornton, Gretchen A. Mosher 2014 Iowa State University

Quantifying Cognitive Processes In Virtual Learning Simulations, Michael P. Thornton, Gretchen A. Mosher

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Virtual learning simulations have received increasing attention due various proposed educational, instructional, and institutional advantages; with literature focusing largely on perceptions of this technology and empirical comparisons to other instructional methods. Compared to traditional learning environments, virtual learning environments may present methodological advantages in studying learning processes through applying behavioral tracing techniques.

This paper will discuss behavioral indicators of cognitive learning processes used in virtual decision scenarios designed for third year engineering and engineering technology students. Behavioral measures to quantitatively analyze the learning process will be presented. Implications for assessing student learning, instructional strategy selection, and improving higher education quality ...


Understanding Engineering Students' Perceptions And Knowledge About Sustainable Development And Sustainability, Bhavna Sharma, Brian L. Steward, Say K. Ong, Fernando E. Miguez 2014 Iowa State University

Understanding Engineering Students' Perceptions And Knowledge About Sustainable Development And Sustainability, Bhavna Sharma, Brian L. Steward, Say K. Ong, Fernando E. Miguez

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The Sustainable Engineering and International Development course was first offered to engineering majors at the Iowa State University (ISU) in 2005. The course is focused on describing, discussing and comparing the key concepts of sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable engineering. In 2005, sustainability was not a major part of the engineering curricula and students had little to no knowledge about these concepts. Nine years later, sustainability has become an integral part of our daily lives. In this study, we wanted to understand student perceptions, knowledge, and understanding of sustainability, sustainable development and its implementation across various engineering systems. The assessment ...


Citrus Notes-Agricultural Advantages Of So. California, Charles C. Chapman 2014 Chapman University

Citrus Notes-Agricultural Advantages Of So. California, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Citrus Speeches

These are notes from a speech given by Mr. Chapman at a banquet at the Pomona Farmer's Club Institute. He details the environmental advantages that Southern California has in relation to the rest of the world.


Citrus Talks-Welcoming Dr. Wickerson (Of U. Of C.), Charles C. Chapman 2014 Chapman University

Citrus Talks-Welcoming Dr. Wickerson (Of U. Of C.), Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Citrus Speeches

In this speech Mr. Chapman welcomes Dr. Wickerson of the University of California to a gathering of Farmers in Placentia. He makes some comments about the usefulness of science and technology to horticulture. He also laments the loss of many young men from farming families to employment in the city.


Citrus Notes-The Value Of The Tariff To Citrus, Charles C. Chapman 2014 Chapman University

Citrus Notes-The Value Of The Tariff To Citrus, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Citrus Speeches

Mr Chapman talks about the importance of the tariff on foreign-grown citrus fruits to the California citrus industry. He details some of the history of the battle to inact the tariff as well as the threats to it at the time this speech was given. He claims that the tariff is the most important factor in the profitabilty of California citrus fruits and that this in turn provides a major support to the economy of the state.


Citrus Talks-Soils And Subsoils, Charles C. Chapman 2014 Chapman University

Citrus Talks-Soils And Subsoils, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Citrus Speeches

Mr. Chapman discusses the cultivation and maintenence of healthy, productive soils for citrus fruit farming. Topics he touches on include soil testing, soil composition, cover crops, fertilizers, drainage, irrigation, aeration and mulching. He emphasizes that neglect of any of these aspects of a growers' soil will lead to unhealthy, diseased trees.


Citrus Notes-Fertilization, Charles C. Chapman 2014 Chapman University

Citrus Notes-Fertilization, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Citrus Speeches

This speech discusses the necessity of fertilizing citrus crops and delves into which kinds and how much per tree. Some of the soil amendments Mr. Chapman discusses are potash, bone meal, nitrogen, nitrate of soda, and phosphoric acid. He also stresses the importance of knowing your orchard.


Citrus Notes-Fertilizers, Charles C. Chapman 2014 Chapman University

Citrus Notes-Fertilizers, Charles C. Chapman

Charles C. Chapman Citrus Speeches

Charles C. Chapman discusses experimentation with various fertilizers on his Santa Isabel Ranch in Fullerton and fertilizing methods he discussed with orchardists in Fullerton and Placentia. He mentions trying sheep manure, lime cake, bone meal, commercial fertilizer, wood ashes and a combination of each. He concludes that he cannot discern any difference in his crops based on the type of fertilizer employed. He goes on to say that he feels that there is already much plant food in soil and that aeration and frequent cultivation are the key to utilize these nutrients.


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