Producers’ Perceptions Of Public Good Agricultural Practices And Their Pesticide Use: The Case Of Mygap For Durian Farming In Pahang, Malaysia, Chuck Chuan Ng, Yuichiro Amekawa, Linda A. Lumayag
Chuck Chuan NG
Use Of Endomaxx Mycorrhizal Seed Treatment To Improve Potato Production In Maine, 2017 University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Use Of Endomaxx Mycorrhizal Seed Treatment To Improve Potato Production In Maine, John M. Jemison Jr.
Cooperative Extension - Agriculture
With the increasing cost of fertilizer and the ever-decreasing supply of apatite worldwide, improving phosphorus (P) uptake should be a goal for all producers. Due to our high levels of iron and aluminum oxides in Maine soils, P efficiency is very poor. As a result, potato farmers tend to over apply P to ensure that their crop will have adequate P. Over time, this has led to increasing plant available soil test P levels. I recently requested the Maine Soil Test Lab director for potato soil tests over the past ten years. The percentage of soils testing above 40 lbs ...
Nurse Cropping In Potato Systems, 2017 University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Nurse Cropping In Potato Systems, John M. Jemison Jr.
Cooperative Extension - Agriculture
In the summer of 2016, a study was conducted at the Rogers Farm in Stillwater, Maine to study the effect of short-term nurse crops on potato yield and quality. The study was designed as a randomized complete block design with six replications. The study compared two sowing rates (winter rye at 100 vs. 200 lbs/ac) to 20 lbs of annual ryegrass or a check plot (no nurse crop). In addition, each of the winter rye treatments was either killed with an herbicide prior to one-pass hilling or just hilled. To address the question of how long to grow a ...
Assessing Training Methods To Educate Dairy Workers, 2017 Kansas State University, Manhattan
Assessing Training Methods To Educate Dairy Workers, L. Mendonca, B. E. Voelz, A. Scanavez
Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports
Training employees is fundamental for dairy producers to achieve efficiency in order to increase profitability. Training videos offered online are becoming more common and recommended to train employees. The goals of this survey were to evaluate the comfort level of dairy employees in using computers and tablets, and preferred training delivery methods. A total of 71 employees from 6 dairies were interviewed. Interviews were conducted in the preferred language of the interviewee – English or Spanish. Of the respondents, 52 and 65.6% of employees consider computers and tablets easy to use, respectively. More than half of the employees reported that ...
Photovoltaic Cooking In The Developing World, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Photovoltaic Cooking In The Developing World, Tyler Watkins, Christopher O'Day, Omar Arriaga
The challenge of clean cooking is faced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. We present a cooking technology consisting of a solar panel directly connected to an electric heater in a well-insulated chamber. Assuming continued decrease in solar panel prices, we anticipate that in a few decades Solar Electric Cooking technologies will be the most common cooking technology for the poor. Appropriate use of insulation reduces the power demand making low-power Insulated Solar Electric Cooking systems already cost competitive.
Reasons Youth Choose Or Do Not Choose To Be Involved In 4-H Livestock Projects In Tennessee, 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Reasons Youth Choose Or Do Not Choose To Be Involved In 4-H Livestock Projects In Tennessee, Leigh Erin Fuson
The purpose of this study was to find reasons youth choose or do not choose to be involved in 4-H livestock projects. Livestock projects are an important part of 4-H youth development because they teach life skills like responsibility and hard work. However, many youth are unable to participate or do not have the interest. This study sought to discover what motivates some youth to become involved in a livestock project and why others do not.
Focus groups were used as the data collection tool. Two groups of youth livestock participants and two groups of non-livestock participants were utilized. Themes ...
Assessing Tennessee Livestock Producers' Awareness, Attitudes And Perceptions Of Right-Of-Way Hay Harvesting, 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Assessing Tennessee Livestock Producers' Awareness, Attitudes And Perceptions Of Right-Of-Way Hay Harvesting, Sarah Joy Maccaro
In the state of Tennessee, statute 54-5-134, cutting hay along controlled access highway right-of-way, gives Tennessee agriculturalists the right to harvest hay along interstate medians and shoulders. Current maintenance is contracted out to private mowing companies and paid for by Tennessee taxpayers. Relatively few studies have been published on the topic of right-of-way hay harvesting, so this study was preliminary in nature. Through a questionnaire, this study sought to assess Hickman, Dickson, Williamson, Wilson and Rutherford county livestock producers’ current awareness, attitudes, and barriers concerning right-of-way hay harvesting as well as to conduct economic impact analyses to determine producers’ willingness ...
The Role Of Interdisciplinary Scholarship And Research To Meet The Challenges Facing Agriculture In The 21st Century, 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The Role Of Interdisciplinary Scholarship And Research To Meet The Challenges Facing Agriculture In The 21st Century, Joshua Jay Miller
Doctoral Documents from Doctor of Plant Health Program
Throughout human history, scientific advancements have increased our understanding of the physical world. However, as our breadth of knowledge has increased, scholarship and research have become increasingly more specialized in order to add to the body of knowledge. University structures encourage this specialization through disciplinary learning and discovery. Although this model is necessary to continue growing the body of knowledge, the complex issues facing humanity, especially in regards to agriculture, require solutions that no single discipline can provide. These issues require an interdisciplinary approach to integrate the insights across multiple disciplines. Interdisciplinarity can be achieved through collaborative processes, but these ...
Experiencing The Culture Of Cap-Haïtien: A Trip To Haiti, 2016 Purdue University
Experiencing The Culture Of Cap-Haïtien: A Trip To Haiti, Alacyn Cox, Kamille Brawner, Kylie Echard
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement
Alacyn Cox and Kamile Brawner, third-year students, and Kylie Echard, a second-year student, are in the College of Agriculture. In this article, they provide readers with a glimpse of their first impressions on the economy, traditions, and culture they experienced during a study abroad, service-learning experience in Haiti.
Testing Predictions Used To Build An Agrivoltaics Installation On A Small-Scale Educational Model, 2016 University of Montana, Missoula
Testing Predictions Used To Build An Agrivoltaics Installation On A Small-Scale Educational Model, Katie Kinney, Rebecca Minor, Greg Barron-Gafford
STAR (STEM Teacher and Researcher) Presentations
Models are valuable tools for explaining and testing systems. Small-scale models can be especially useful for educational purposes. For models to be useful, they have to accurately depict the larger system that they are describing. A novel man-made system, known as an agrivoltaic structure, is being constructed at Biosphere 2 near Oracle, Arizona. The word agrivoltaic is a combination of agriculture and photovoltaics, or solar farming. My research involved creating a small-scale version of this system for educational purposes. The model of this system tested two predictions: that plants will grow better in the shade of a panel and that ...
Practical Considerations And Implementation Of Anaerobic Digester Systems, 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.
Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, 2016 Iowa State University
Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna
Includes advantages and disadvantages of custom hiring and information on estimating costs; includes worksheets.
New Curriculum: Soil & Water Science And Weather & Climate Science, 2016 Purdue University
New Curriculum: Soil & Water Science And Weather & Climate Science, Natalie Carroll
Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session
Natalie will present an overview the content of two new (2015) curricula designed for youth in grades 3 through 12. Soil and Water Science; Weather and Climate Science. Three booklets are included in each curriculum. Level 1, for youth in grades 3-5, introduces basic terms and concepts. Level 2 activities, for youth in grades 6-8, help youth put the basic concepts into action to understand more advanced concepts and interactions. Level 3 manuals delve more deeply into important concepts and helps prepare youth to be well informed and for advanced studies at college or university.
- Level 3 Soil & Water Science ...
A Brief History Of Corn: Looking Back To Move Forward, 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Brief History Of Corn: Looking Back To Move Forward, Jon Derek Pruitt
Doctoral Documents from Doctor of Plant Health Program
Maize was domesticated from teosinte in Mexico some 7,000 to 10,000 years ago and quickly spread through the Americas. It has become one of the most important crops at a local and global level. Two types, Northern Flint corn and Southern Dent corns provided the basis of the genetic background of modern maize hybrids. The development of hybrids, first double-cross and later single-cross hybrids, along with a transition to high input farming provided huge yield increases, which have continued to improve with improving technology.
Increase in maize production also caused a rise in Western corn Rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera ...
Evaluation Of Fungicide Efficacy Against Cercospora Sojina And Selection For Qoi-Fungicide Resistance In Soybean, 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Evaluation Of Fungicide Efficacy Against Cercospora Sojina And Selection For Qoi-Fungicide Resistance In Soybean, Alicia Mercedes Cochran
Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) of soybean is caused by Cercospora sojina. In 2010, resistance to the quinone outside inhibitor (QoI) fungicides was reported. Since then, evaluating FLS for QoI-resistance has been of particular interest in Tennessee and other soybean-producing states. In order to determine alternative fungicide options, fungicides with solo and combination mode of action were tested in 2013-2014. The objectives were,1) to evaluate fungicide efficacy for disease control and yield protection, and 2) evaluate selection pressure for QoI-resistance. Treatments included the following fungicide groups: QoI, DMI, MBC, Chlorothalonil, QoI+DMI, SDHI+QoI, SDHI+QoI+DMI, and DMI+MBC ...
Nutritional Deficiencies During The Harvest Season According To Household Consumption And Level Of Nutritional Knowledge: A Case Study Of Northern Mozambique, 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Nutritional Deficiencies During The Harvest Season According To Household Consumption And Level Of Nutritional Knowledge: A Case Study Of Northern Mozambique, Maggie Jo Hansen
Theses and Dissertations
Mozambique is classified as a low income country, the lowest development classification defined by the World Bank. It is underdeveloped in food security, agricultural production, and nutritional status, and research shows its residents are not foreign to poverty and malnutrition. Low protein, starchy foods (maize, rice, wheat, cassava) comprise the majority of the Mozambican diet; these starchy foods are the most available for consumption. Although availability impacts diet, educational barriers may also threaten the knowledge of nutrition and perceptions of healthy foods. Illiteracy and lack of education are extreme challenges to disseminating nutritional education efforts in the rural Nampula region ...
Improved Microplate Fluorometric Soil Enzyme Assay For Β-Glucosidase Detection, 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Improved Microplate Fluorometric Soil Enzyme Assay For Β-Glucosidase Detection, Emily C. Hoehn
Dissertations & Theses in Natural Resources
Soil microbes produce extracellular enzymes responsible for degrading complex organic compounds to release energy and nutrients. Measurement of soil enzymes can be considered an indicator of soil health and microbial community composition because of its sensitivity to agricultural and management practices. Fluorescence enzyme assays tend to be more sensitive than spectrophotometric (ie. colorimetric) assays and a 96-well plate has the potential capacity for high-throughput use. Development of a newly modified enzyme assay using fluorometric (4-methylumbelliferone), automated pipetting system and sonication, as well as a reduction in replicates allows for a higher sample throughput rate suitable for service laboratory use. The ...
Constitution And Bylaws Of The Nebraska Chapter Of Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society Of Agriculture (2016), 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Constitution And Bylaws Of The Nebraska Chapter Of Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society Of Agriculture (2016), Nebraska Chapter Of The Honor Society Of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta
Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter, By-Laws & Documents
As Amended: April 8, 2016
Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter Newsletter, Issue #52 Spring 2016, 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter Newsletter, Issue #52 Spring 2016
Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter, Newsletters
President’s Message — Dana W. R. Boden, President, Nebraska Chapter
GAMMA SIGMA DELTA NEW MEMBERS
2015 Gamma Sigma Delta Awards
Award of Merit for Service, Recipient: Steven Waller
Award of Merit for Service, Recipient: Paul Hay
Excellence in Research Award, Recipient: Andrea Cupp
Excellence in Teaching Award, Recipient: Merlyn Nielsen
Excellence in Extension Award, Recipient: Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel
Lauren Skrabal –Outstanding Undergraduate
Kevin Sargent –Outstanding Graduate Student
Hillary Fischer -Arthur von Bergen Memorial Award
Elizabeth Carreiro –Outstanding Undergraduate Finalist
Charles Robert Fenster, 96, of Gering
Walter Thaine Bagley, 88, of Lincoln
Gamma Sigma Delta Committees 2016
Song Of The Dzopa: A Case Study Of Traditional Farming, Food, And, 2016 SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad
Song Of The Dzopa: A Case Study Of Traditional Farming, Food, And, Isabella Pezzulo
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
In a plane high above the snow-capped jagged peaks and cracked earth of Ladakh, I stared down below with awe, wondering how people ever coaxed life from the soil in this mountain-desert landscape. The intention of this study is to see how traditional subsistence farming actually takes place and the social settings formed by these practices. Living in the village of Tar for a little over twenty days allowed me to observe the age-old practices in which nourishment is produced and community formed through working the land. Working with my hands and resting with cups of butter tea alongside villagers ...