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A Call For The Library Community To Deploy Best Practices Toward A Database For Biocultural Knowledge Relating To Climate Change, Martha B. Lerski 2022 CUNY Lehman College

A Call For The Library Community To Deploy Best Practices Toward A Database For Biocultural Knowledge Relating To Climate Change, Martha B. Lerski

Publications and Research

Abstract

Purpose – In this paper, a call to the library and information science community to support documentation and conservation of cultural and biocultural heritage has been presented.

Design/methodology/approach – Based in existing Literature, this proposal is generative and descriptive— rather than prescriptive—regarding precisely how libraries should collaborate to employ technical and ethical best practices to provide access to vital data, research and cultural narratives relating to climate.

Findings – COVID-19 and climate destruction signal urgent global challenges. Library best practices are positioned to respond to climate change. Literature indicates how libraries preserve, share and cross-link cultural and scientific knowledge ...


Colored Sweet Bell And Tapered Pepper Cultivar Evaluation For High Tunnel Production In West-Central Indiana, 2021, Petrus Langenhoven 2022 Purdue University

Colored Sweet Bell And Tapered Pepper Cultivar Evaluation For High Tunnel Production In West-Central Indiana, 2021, Petrus Langenhoven

Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports

Pepper production in high tunnels during the summer is very popular. The high tunnels lower the incidence of foliar disease, protect the crop against severe weather conditions and it extends the production season into the fall. Production of summer crops is generally high in an unheated high tunnel. However, information is lacking about varieties that are adapted for high tunnel production in Indiana. In this paper, we report on five sweet bell and five tapered pepper entries that were evaluated at the Purdue Student Farm, West Lafayette, Indiana.


Guide To The Dundee Fruit Growers Association Collection, Linfield University Archives 2022 Linfield University

Guide To The Dundee Fruit Growers Association Collection, Linfield University Archives

Linfield Archives Finding Aids

This collection contains banking records, stock share records, business records, tax reports, and advertisements from Dundee (Oregon) Fruit Growers Association. These items span the years of 1914-1944.


Reducing Tillage Affects Long-Term Yields But Not Grain Quality Of Maize, Soybeans, Oats, And Wheat Produced In Three Contrasting Farming Systems, Kirsten Ann Pearsons, Emmanuel Chiwo Omondi, Brad J. Heins, Gladis Zinati, Andrew Smith, Yichao Rui 2022 Rodale Institute

Reducing Tillage Affects Long-Term Yields But Not Grain Quality Of Maize, Soybeans, Oats, And Wheat Produced In Three Contrasting Farming Systems, Kirsten Ann Pearsons, Emmanuel Chiwo Omondi, Brad J. Heins, Gladis Zinati, Andrew Smith, Yichao Rui

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Faculty Research

Reducing tillage has been widely promoted to reduce soil erosion, maintain soil health, and sustain long-term food production. The effects of reducing tillage on crop nutritional quality in organic and conventional systems, however, has not been widely explored. One possible driver of crop nutritional quality might be the changing soil nitrogen (N) availability associated with reduced tillage in various management systems. To test how reducing tillage affects crop nutritional quality under contrasting conventional and organic farming systems with varied N inputs, we measured nutritional quality (protein, fat, starch, ash, net energy, total digestible nutrients, and concentrations of Ca, K, Mg ...


Insights Into Nebraska Rural Grocery Store Ownership, Marilyn R. Schlake, Shawn Kaskie, Greg McKee, Charlotte Narjes, Jason Tuller, John Westra 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Insights Into Nebraska Rural Grocery Store Ownership, Marilyn R. Schlake, Shawn Kaskie, Greg Mckee, Charlotte Narjes, Jason Tuller, John Westra

Cornhusker Economics

In Fall 2020, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers started a research project to better understand the perceptions and experiences of transitioning a rural grocery store to new ownership. The project is part of the Heartland Challenge program funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Researchers conducted a survey of Nebraska rural grocers to seek their input and determine future research directions. Sixty-seven of the 216 distributed surveys were completed either electronically or by print. Survey questions pertained to challenges and opportunities owners experienced while operating a rural grocery operation, community support and involvement in store transition, and motivations for continued operation ...


Reduced Chelate Strength Increases Iron Bioavailability For Monocots In Hydroponic Culture, Paul Kusuma, Bruce Bugbee 2022 Utah State University

Reduced Chelate Strength Increases Iron Bioavailability For Monocots In Hydroponic Culture, Paul Kusuma, Bruce Bugbee

Hydroponics/Soilless Media

Hydroponically grown corn (Zea mays) is highly susceptible to Fe-chlorosis. Iron (Fe) is essential for chlorophyll synthesis. Metals bound to chelates have reduced bioavailability (activity) compared to free ions.


Impacts Of Nitrogen Rate And Source Following Green Manure On Broccoli Yield, Charlie Rohwer 2022 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Impacts Of Nitrogen Rate And Source Following Green Manure On Broccoli Yield, Charlie Rohwer

Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports

Cover crops are beneficial to soil structure and processes and can provide nitrogen (N) to a subsequent crop. Practical studies of N availability from cover crops and organic fertilizers in naive (transitioning) soils are helpful for growers to achieve desirable yield. Microbial soil inoculants (biostimulants) may enhance availability of organic N sources. We found a spring-planted pea-oat cover crop provided less than 27 pounds of N to a subsequent broccoli crop, and no impact of a commercial biostimulant on broccoli yield or development rate. Availability of N from organic amendments used is discussed.


Japanese Knotweed, Phoebe Antonio, Katherine Ghantous, Hilary A. Sandler 2022 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Japanese Knotweed, Phoebe Antonio, Katherine Ghantous, Hilary A. Sandler

Cranberry Station Fact Sheets

No abstract provided.


Modeling The Evolution Of Herbicide Resistance In Weed Species With A Complex Life Cycle, K. Harrison Holmes, John L. Lindquist, Richard Rebarber, Rodrigo Werle, Melinda K. Yerka, Brigitte Tenhumberg 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Modeling The Evolution Of Herbicide Resistance In Weed Species With A Complex Life Cycle, K. Harrison Holmes, John L. Lindquist, Richard Rebarber, Rodrigo Werle, Melinda K. Yerka, Brigitte Tenhumberg

Brigitte Tenhumberg Papers

A growing number of weed species have evolved resistance to herbicides in recent years, which causes an immense financial burden to farmers. An increasingly popular method of weed control is the adoption of crops that are resistant to specific herbicides, which allows farmers to apply the herbicide during the growing season without harming the crop. If such crops are planted in the presence of closely related weed species, it is possible that resistance genes could transfer from the crop species to feral populations of the wild species via gene flow and become stably introgressed under ongoing selective pressure by the ...


Laurentian Great Lakes Warming Threatens Northern Fruit Belt Refugia, Robert Warren 2022 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Laurentian Great Lakes Warming Threatens Northern Fruit Belt Refugia, Robert Warren

Biology Faculty Datasets

Climate refugia are anomalous ‘pockets’ of spatially or temporally disjunct environmental conditions that buffer distinct flora and fauna against prevailing climatic conditions. Physiographic landscape features, such as large water bodies, can create these micro-to-macro-scale terrestrial habitats, such as the prevailing westerly winds across the Laurentian Great Lakes that create relatively cooler leeward conditions in spring and relatively warmer leeward conditions in autumn. The leeward Great Lakes climate effects create a refugia (popularly known as a ‘fruit belt’) favorable for fruit-bearing trees and shrubs. This fruit belt refugia owes its existence to seasonal inversions whereby spring cooling prevents early flower budding ...


Effects Of Buried Wood On The Development Of Populus Tremuloides On Various Oil Sands Reclamation Soils, Kaitlyn E. Trepanier, Laura Manchola-Rojas, Bradley D. Pinno 2022 University of Alberta

Effects Of Buried Wood On The Development Of Populus Tremuloides On Various Oil Sands Reclamation Soils, Kaitlyn E. Trepanier, Laura Manchola-Rojas, Bradley D. Pinno

Aspen Bibliography

Buried wood is an important but understudied component of reclamation soils. We examined the impacts of buried wood amounts and species on the growth of the common reclamation tree species trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides). In a greenhouse study, aspen seedlings were planted into four soil types, upland derived fine forest floor-mineral mix (fFFMM), coarse forest floor-mineral mix (cFFMM), and lowland derived peat and peat-mineral mix (PMM), that were mixed with either aspen or pine wood shavings at four concentrations (0%, 10%, 20% and 50% of total volume). Height and diameter growth, chlorophyll concentration, and leaf and stem biomass were measured ...


Growing South Dakota (Fall 2021 / Winter 2022), College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences 2022 South Dakota State University

Growing South Dakota (Fall 2021 / Winter 2022), College Of Agriculture, Food And Environmental Sciences

Growing South Dakota (Publication of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences)

Page] 3 SDSU Launches New Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine
[Page] 7 The 6th Generation
[Page] 9 First-Gen Proud
[Page] 11 Student Success
[Page] 21 Alumni News
[Page] 27 CAFES News and Updates
[Page] 45 Jackrabbits Now and Then: A Current Student and Alumni Q&A


Comparative Performance Of Cooperative Equity Retirement Plans, Jeffrey S. Royer 2022 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Comparative Performance Of Cooperative Equity Retirement Plans, Jeffrey S. Royer

Faculty Publications: Agricultural Economics

This paper compares the performance of revolving fund, percentage-of-all-equities, and base capital plans, and special plans for redeeming equity held by estates or based on member age. It also examines how the performance of the base capital plan is affected by changes in the base period, relaxing the equity requirements for underinvested members, and a variable cash patronage refund program. The base capital plan performs better than other systematic plans but places financial burdens on young members. Two modifications can mitigate that problem with only a slight diminution in performance. Special plans benefit cooperatives operating revolving fund plans the most.


Biochar: Properties And Potential Benefits For Agricultural Soil In Rwanda, Andromede Uwase 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Biochar: Properties And Potential Benefits For Agricultural Soil In Rwanda, Andromede Uwase

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Physical and chemical soil degradation is becoming a major challenge for agricultural productivity in Rwanda, which is the most important part of the country’s economy. The wide spreading soil degradation in Rwanda is mainly a result of naturally poor soils coupled with unsustainable soil management leading to, for example, accelerated soil erosion, acidification, nutrient loss, compaction, and to decreasing yields. Biochar, as an end product of pyrolysis of biomass in the absence of oxygen, has been proposed as a soil amendment in remediation strategies because of its positive effects on soil productivity relevant parameters such as soil pH, structure ...


Estudio De Factibilidad Para La Implementación De Un Cultivo Acuapónico, En San Francisco, Cundinamarca, Oswald Andres Colmenares Carrillo 2022 Universidad de La Salle,Bogotá

Estudio De Factibilidad Para La Implementación De Un Cultivo Acuapónico, En San Francisco, Cundinamarca, Oswald Andres Colmenares Carrillo

Administración de Agronegocios

Este proyecto (propuesta) nace de la necesidad y capacidad que podría tener el municipio de San Francisco Cundinamarca, teniendo en cuenta la calidad del terreno, sus fuentes hídricas, su desarrollo cultural, social, económico y turístico, en el cual evidencio que por estas características la implementación, desarrollo y ejecución de los proyectos de Acuaponía pueden ser viables y sostenibles, teniendo en cuenta la crianza de la trucha arcoíris de engorde, (en el cultivo de hortalizas) utilizando los nutrientes que proporcionan sus aguas residuales y buscando tener nuevas alternativas y propuestas de negocios se pueden implementar cultivos alternos de hortalizas. El objetivo ...


College Of Natural Sciences, Forestry, And Agriculture (University Of Maine) Records, 1885-2003, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine 2022 The University of Maine

College Of Natural Sciences, Forestry, And Agriculture (University Of Maine) Records, 1885-2003, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture was established in 1996 as part of a University of Maine restructure. Many of the individual schools and units within the college had formerly been in the College of Natural Resources, Forestry and Agriculture which itself was established in 1993 following the merger of the College of Forest Resources and College of Applied Sciences and Agriculture. The first dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture was G. Bruce Wiersma.

The record group includes copies of College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture and individual unit publications; photographs and negatives ...


Page Farm And Home Museum (University Of Maine) Records, 1989-2021, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine 2022 The University of Maine

Page Farm And Home Museum (University Of Maine) Records, 1989-2021, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

Planning for the Maine Farm and Home Museum began in 1989, overseen by the University of Maine Farm and Home Museum Committee. In 1992, the Museum was renamed the Page Farm and Home Museum in honor of Henry Page

Items in this collection were compiled by Page Farm and Home Museum donor Claire S. Sanders. Sanders was born December 14, 1910, in Sangerville, Maine and was a member of the University of Maine Class of 1934, graduating with a B.S. degree in Home Economics. Sanders went on to work for the University of Maine from 1938-1973, including in the ...


What Lies Ahead: How Aid For Climate Refugees Must Focus On Human Rights And Human Health, Steve Kolmes, Sara K. Kolmes, Pei-Hsuan Lin 2022 University of Portland

What Lies Ahead: How Aid For Climate Refugees Must Focus On Human Rights And Human Health, Steve Kolmes, Sara K. Kolmes, Pei-Hsuan Lin

Environmental Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Seeds Of Resilience: Learning From Covid-19 To Strengthen Seed Systems In Vermont, Ali Brooks, Carina V. Isbell, Daniel Tobin Ph.D., Travis Reynolds Ph.D., Eric Bishop Von Wettberg Ph.D., David Conner Ph.D., Evie Wolfe 2022 The University of Vermont

Seeds Of Resilience: Learning From Covid-19 To Strengthen Seed Systems In Vermont, Ali Brooks, Carina V. Isbell, Daniel Tobin Ph.D., Travis Reynolds Ph.D., Eric Bishop Von Wettberg Ph.D., David Conner Ph.D., Evie Wolfe

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty Publications

Seeds are central to crop-based production systems, yet in the United States seeds have been largely overlooked in both research and local and regional food systems initiatives. This report seeks to address the gap in seed-related research by assessing current strengths and vulnerabilities of Vermont’s seed systems. In particular, the findings presented in this report illuminate how seed systems can maintain function in the face of external shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we can apply the lessons learned toward building resilience for an uncertain future due to factors such as climate change. Despite the turmoil caused ...


Invasion Of Plant Communities, Stephen L. Young, Sarah Kimball, Stephen J. Novak 2022 USDA-ARS

Invasion Of Plant Communities, Stephen L. Young, Sarah Kimball, Stephen J. Novak

Publications from USDA-ARS / UNL Faculty

Due to numerous human activities, organisms have been transported and either accidentally or deliberately introduced all around the globe. Biological invasions are now considered to be one of the main drivers of global change because many invasive plants have severe ecological, economic, and health consequences. Thus, there is an ever-growing need to better understand invasions to determine how specific plant species are able to establish in communities and, in many cases, expand their range. Here, we describe the invasion process and how it contributes to the invasion of plant communities. We present an invasion-factor framework (IFF) model that uses three ...


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