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J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Kruger 2016 University of Wyoming

J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

No abstract provided.


Visual Methods For Collaborative Food System Work, K. Valentine Cadieux, Charles Levkoe, P. Mount, D. Szanto 2016 Hamline University

Visual Methods For Collaborative Food System Work, K. Valentine Cadieux, Charles Levkoe, P. Mount, D. Szanto

K. Valentine Cadieux

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Morphological And Molecular Analysis Using Rapd In Biofield Treated Sponge And Bitter Gourd, Mahendra Trivedi 2016 Trivedi Global Inc.

Morphological And Molecular Analysis Using Rapd In Biofield Treated Sponge And Bitter Gourd, Mahendra Trivedi

Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

Plants are known to have sense and can respond to touch, electric and magnetic field. The present study was designed on the sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) and bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) seeds with respect to biofield energy treatment. The seeds of each crop were divided into two groups, one was kept control, while the other group was subjected to Mr. Trivedi’ biofield energy treatment. The variabilities in growth contributing parameters were studied and compared with their control. To study the genetic variability after biofield energy treatment, both the seeds were analyzed for DNA fingerprinting using RAPD method. After germination, the ...


Morphological And Molecular Analysis Using Rapd In Biofield Treated Sponge And Bitter Gourd, Mahendra Trivedi 2016 Trivedi Global Inc.

Morphological And Molecular Analysis Using Rapd In Biofield Treated Sponge And Bitter Gourd, Mahendra Trivedi

Mahendra Kumar Trivedi

Plants are known to have sense and can respond to touch, electric and magnetic field. The present study was designed on the sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) and bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) seeds with respect to biofield energy treatment. The seeds of each crop were divided into two groups, one was kept control, while the other group was subjected to Mr. Trivedi’ biofield energy treatment. The variabilities in growth contributing parameters were studied and compared with their control. To study the genetic variability after biofield energy treatment, both the seeds were analyzed for DNA fingerprinting using RAPD method. After germination, the ...


Cover Crop Effect On Subsequent Wheat Yield In The Central Great Plains, David Nielsen, Drew Lyon, Robert Higgins, Gary Hergert, Johnathon Holman, Merle Vigil 2016 Washington State University

Cover Crop Effect On Subsequent Wheat Yield In The Central Great Plains, David Nielsen, Drew Lyon, Robert Higgins, Gary Hergert, Johnathon Holman, Merle Vigil

David C. Nielsen

Crop production systems in the water-limited environment of the semiarid central Great Plains may not have potential to profitably use cover crops because of lowered subsequent wheat (Triticum asestivum L.) yields following the cover crop. Mixtures have reportedly shown less yield-reducing effects on subsequent crops than single-species plantings. This study was conducted to determine winter wheat yields following both mixtures and single-species plantings of spring-planted cover crops. The study was conducted at Akron, CO, and Sidney, NE, during the 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 wheat growing seasons under both rainfed and irrigated conditions. Precipitation storage efficiency before wheat planting, wheat ...


What We Talk About When We Talk About Food Systems: Discourse In An Emergent Field, Hailey Grohman 2016 University of Vermont

What We Talk About When We Talk About Food Systems: Discourse In An Emergent Field, Hailey Grohman

Food Systems Master's Project Reports

This project is made up of three distinct parts: a communications report from the 2016 UVM Food Systems Summit, a discourse analysis that uses the Summit as a text, and a narrative essay addressing the 2016 Summit's core question, "What Makes Food Good?" The three parts come together to form an analysis of communications within the discipline of food systems, one which grapples with emergent themes and issues in the field.


Building Educator Capacity To Address Animal Agriculture In A Changing Climate, Crystal Powers 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Building Educator Capacity To Address Animal Agriculture In A Changing Climate, Crystal Powers

SciComm 2016 - Lincoln, Nebraska, September 23-24, 2016

Multi-Regional Approach.

Project Support.

Project Objectives • Equip Educators –ability & motivation • Provide science-based information • Coordinate state, regional and national levels.

Online Course. Outcomes -ability. Outcomes -motivation.

Understand worldviews. Meet people where they are. Start with local history.

Framing: Focus on audience’s values & concerns. Present new information so it can be heard

Science in Action: • Public wants to know how the science applies to their life. • We can point back to the basic science

SciComm Lessons Learned


Urban Agriculture As Embedded In The Social And Solidarity Economy Basel: Developing Sustainable Communities, Isidor Wallimann 2016 parcc, maxwell school, syracuse university

Urban Agriculture As Embedded In The Social And Solidarity Economy Basel: Developing Sustainable Communities, Isidor Wallimann

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is a viable strategy in dealing with some contemporary problems known both in industrial and developing countries. Addressed is how local populations could reach certain objectives and satisfy certain needs using techniques characteristic of SSE and, thus, carve out a social and economic space of their own vis-à-vis anonymous markets, global actors, local and national elites. Illustrated further is this strategy on the example of Urban Agriculture Basel, a unit of the Social Economy Basel. Within this self governed space, it is suggested, a path can be laid for the necessary transition towards local ...


Agricultural Impacts On Rural Food Access In Vermont: A Situational Analysis And Ideas For The Future, Meghan E. Brooks 2016 The University of Vermont

Agricultural Impacts On Rural Food Access In Vermont: A Situational Analysis And Ideas For The Future, Meghan E. Brooks

Food Systems Master's Project Reports

This project examines how the state of Vermont is working toward increasing rural food access through agricultural practices. Four Vermont organizations or farms were interviewed to better understand the successes and challenges associated with increasing rural food access. Next, a situational analysis was conducted to determine the feasibility of a community farm that assists low-income and low-access Vermont residents to obtain healthy, local food.


Carsey Perspectives: Bridging Farm And Table: The ‘Harvest To Market’ Innovation, Andrew Walters, Edie Allard 2016 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Carsey Perspectives: Bridging Farm And Table: The ‘Harvest To Market’ Innovation, Andrew Walters, Edie Allard

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

In this perspectives brief, authors Andrew Walters and Edie Allard describe a new online platform, Harvest to Market, that makes it easier for small farmers to sell their products directly to local consumers. Consumers visit the Harvest to Market website and find “markets” in their area. A market in this virtual context is a group of one or more nearby farms that collaborate online under the guidance of a coordinator called a market partner. The market partner, who can be a conscientious consumer, a farmer, a member of a local agricultural organization, or any other engaged individual, creates a web ...


Estimation Of Crop Gross Primary Production (Gpp): Ii. Do Scaled Modis Vegetation Indices Improve Performance?, Qingyuan Zhang, Yen-Ben Cheng, Alexei I. Lyapustin, Yujie Wang, Xiaoyang Zhang, Andrew Suyker, Shashi Verma, Yanmin Shuai, Elizabeth M. Middleton 2016 Universities Space Research Association

Estimation Of Crop Gross Primary Production (Gpp): Ii. Do Scaled Modis Vegetation Indices Improve Performance?, Qingyuan Zhang, Yen-Ben Cheng, Alexei I. Lyapustin, Yujie Wang, Xiaoyang Zhang, Andrew Suyker, Shashi Verma, Yanmin Shuai, Elizabeth M. Middleton

Xiaoyang Zhang

Satellite remote sensing estimates of gross primary production (GPP) have routinely been made using spectral vegetation indices (VIs) over the past two decades. The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), the Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI), the green band Wide Dynamic Range Vegetation Index (WDRVIgreen), and the green band Chlorophyll Index (CIgreen) have been employed to estimate GPP under the assumption that GPP is proportional to the product of VI and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) (where VI is one of four VIs: NDVI, EVI, WDRVIgreen, or CIgreen). However, the empirical regressions between VI*PAR and GPP measured locally ...


Practical Considerations And Implementation Of Anaerobic Digester Systems, Jenny Pronto, Curt Gooch, Nellie J. Brown 2016 Cornell University

Practical Considerations And Implementation Of Anaerobic Digester Systems, Jenny Pronto, Curt Gooch, Nellie J. Brown

Nellie J. Brown, MS., C.I.H.

This course prepares learners to implement and run an AD system from the planning and design phase to operation and maintenance. It focuses on the design of AD systems; how to successfully interact with a designer so that the farm’s needs are met; and basic operation and maintenance.


Fruit And Vegetable Organic Certification Basics, Tiffany Maughan, Dan Drost 2016 Utah State University

Fruit And Vegetable Organic Certification Basics, Tiffany Maughan, Dan Drost

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes the steps in certification process that allows a farmer to sell products labeled with the USDA ORGANIC seal.


A Quantitative Analysis Of Hugelkultur And Its Potential Application On Karst Rocky Desertified Areas In China, Megan Laffoon 2016 Western Kentucky University

A Quantitative Analysis Of Hugelkultur And Its Potential Application On Karst Rocky Desertified Areas In China, Megan Laffoon

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

A type of environmental degradation, karst rocky desertification (KRD) refers to areas where the soil loss exposes the bedrock and reduces the land’s ability to sustain life and is particularly widespread through the vast karst area of rural southwest China. Hugelkultur is a permaculture method that harnesses the wood decomposition process by burying logs beneath soil. We proposed that hugel beds will demonstrate a higher water holding capacity and enhance soil development, in a way that may show promise as a potential method to help alleviate problems of KRD. Soil samples were taken from hugel plots, non-hugel plots, and ...


Transforming The Office Of Sustainability's Front Yard Into An Edible Landscape, Alexandra Hezik 2016 Western Kentucky University

Transforming The Office Of Sustainability's Front Yard Into An Edible Landscape, Alexandra Hezik

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Since moving to 503 Regents Avenue in Fall 2013, the WKU Office of Sustainability has served as a sustainable best practices demonstration home for the WKU and Bowling Green communities. Not only does the house in which the Office of Sustainability is located serve as an educational tool for people, but also the landscape. In May 2014, the WKU Community Garden was established in the backyard. The transformation of the Office of Sustainability’s front lawn into an edible landscape began on April 1, 2015. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate an alternative to conventional lawns.


An Overview Of The Gene Regulatory Network Controlling Trichome Development In The Model Plant, Arabidopsis, Sitakanta Pattanaik, Barunava Patra, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Ling Yuan 2016 University of Kentucky

An Overview Of The Gene Regulatory Network Controlling Trichome Development In The Model Plant, Arabidopsis, Sitakanta Pattanaik, Barunava Patra, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Ling Yuan

Sitakanta Pattanaik

Trichomes are specialized epidermal cells located on aerial parts of plants and are associated with a wide array of biological processes. Trichomes protect plants from adverse conditions including UV light and herbivore attack and are also an important source of a number of phytochemicals. The simple unicellular trichomes of Arabidopsis serve as an excellent model to study molecular mechanism of cell differentiation and pattern formation in plants. The emerging picture suggests that the developmental process is controlled by a transcriptional network involving three major groups of transcription factors (TFs): the R2R3 MYB, basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH), and WD40 repeat (WDR) protein ...


Martha And Her Help: A Different Kind Of Relationship, Victoria E. Krus 2016 Cedarville University

Martha And Her Help: A Different Kind Of Relationship, Victoria E. Krus

Research Papers

In nineteenth century America, middle-class families often had domestic servants in their home. Domestic service looked different in various parts of the country and at different points in the century, but a common theme of racial tension and class struggle defined servant/employer relationships throughout the hundred year period. In Ohio, Martha McMillan recorded the events on her family’s farm in a series of journals from 1867 up until her death in 1913. Thousands of pages portray the day-to-day events of a farmer’s wife, her children, and her relationship with farm employees. In contrast to nineteenth-century employer/employed ...


Ex-Post Livestock Diseases, And Pastoralists' Averting Decisions In Tanzania, Mazbahul Ahamad 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ex-Post Livestock Diseases, And Pastoralists' Averting Decisions In Tanzania, Mazbahul Ahamad

Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics

Little is known about the factors affecting pastoralists’ livestock vaccination decisions. In this thesis, we use a novel survey-based dataset on pastoralists living in the Ruaha landscape in Tanzania, and employ several econometric approaches to identify the factors affecting pastoralists’ decision-making process about livestock vaccination when disease occurrence and severity, vaccination and healthcare access costs and other related variables are known. Results from binary choice models that account for excess zeros indicate that socially and economically active households are more likely to vaccinate their livestock. The results also identify positive marginal effects of illness incidence and having wage earners and ...


Persistence Of Trace Organic Contaminants From A Commercial Biosolids-Based Fertilizer In Aerobic Soils, Travis A. Banet, Jihyun R. Kim, Michael L. Mashtare 2016 Purdue University

Persistence Of Trace Organic Contaminants From A Commercial Biosolids-Based Fertilizer In Aerobic Soils, Travis A. Banet, Jihyun R. Kim, Michael L. Mashtare

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Municipal biosolids are recycled as agricultural fertilizers. Recent studies have raised concerns due to the presence of emerging contaminants in municipal biosolids. Previous research suggests that these contaminants have the potential to reside in biosolids-based fertilizers that are commercially distributed. Use of these products in urban/suburban areas may provide a pathway for these contaminants to enter ecosystems and impact human and environmental health. Soils from Purdue University’s community garden and MiracleGro Potting Mix were chosen to represent commonly used urban/suburban growth media. Triclosan, triclocarban, and methyl parabens were selected as compounds of interest for this study. A ...


Increasing Maize Tolerance To Drought And Flood With Seed Coating Treatments, Jacob E. Bennett, Achint Sanghi, R. P. Kingsly Ambrose 2016 Purdue University

Increasing Maize Tolerance To Drought And Flood With Seed Coating Treatments, Jacob E. Bennett, Achint Sanghi, R. P. Kingsly Ambrose

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

The lack of irrigation in regions prone to drought, and flooding due to high rainfall or lack of drainage affects seed viability and the subsequent germination and crop establishment. Seed treatment in the form of coatings shows promise as an effective method to preserve the viability of corn (Zea mays) seeds in drought and flood conditions. Chemical formulations may help improve the seed corn vigor under these stressed conditions. This study examined the efficacy of β-aminobutyric acid [BABA] and N-isopropylacrylamide [NIPA] in inducing drought resistance, as well as the ability of lanolin and linseed oil to provide flood tolerance for ...


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