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The Effects Of Topdressing Organic Nitrogen Hard Red Winter Wheat, Heather Darby, Erica Cummings, Rosalie Madden, Amanda Gervais, Phillip Halteman, Susan Monahan 2010 University of Vermont

The Effects Of Topdressing Organic Nitrogen Hard Red Winter Wheat, Heather Darby, Erica Cummings, Rosalie Madden, Amanda Gervais, Phillip Halteman, Susan Monahan

Northwest Crops & Soils Program

The demand for local organic food is steadily increasing throughout Vermont and New England. Consumers are asking for bread baked with locally grown wheat; however bakers have been slow to incorporate local wheat flour because of the challenges associated with obtaining grains that consistently meet bread-baking standards. Addressing the quality issue is essential for expanding the bread flour market in the northeast. One of the major quality factors facing Vermont grain producers is protein content. Much of the winter wheat currently produced in Vermont has protein levels below what most commercial mills would consider suitable for flour production. Commercial mills …


Spring Wheat Variety Trial, Heather Darby, Erica Cummings, Rosalie Madden, Amanda Gervais, Phillip Halteman, Susan Monahan 2010 University of Vermont

Spring Wheat Variety Trial, Heather Darby, Erica Cummings, Rosalie Madden, Amanda Gervais, Phillip Halteman, Susan Monahan

Northwest Crops & Soils Program

In 2010, the University of Vermont Extension in collaboration with the University of Maine began an extensive evaluation of hard red spring wheat varieties grown under organic production in order to determine which varieties thrive in our northern climate. The trials were established at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, Vermont and at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro, New York. This trial is one of several in a USDA Organic Research Education Initiative grant focused on the production of high quality organic bread wheat in New England.


Winter Canola Variety Trial, Heather Darby, Rosalie Madden, Amanda Gervais, Erica Cummings, Philip Halteman 2010 University of Vermont

Winter Canola Variety Trial, Heather Darby, Rosalie Madden, Amanda Gervais, Erica Cummings, Philip Halteman

Northwest Crops & Soils Program

In 2009, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team initiated a winter canola variety trial in Alburgh, VT as a part of the 2009-2010 National Winter Canola Variety Trial. Growing winter canola holds many possible advantages for Vermont farms. Sown in early fall, winter canola can fit well into rotations following short-season grain crops, or short-season corn. Additionally, many farms are engaged in on-farm fuel production endeavors, and canola continues to be a high-yielding oilseed crop in areas where the growing season is relatively short. However, in order for on-farm fuel production to be feasible, farmers must …


Tineweeding Trials, Heather Darby, Rosalie Madden, Erica Cummings, Amanda Gervais, Philip Halteman 2010 University of Vermont

Tineweeding Trials, Heather Darby, Rosalie Madden, Erica Cummings, Amanda Gervais, Philip Halteman

Northwest Crops & Soils Program

In 2010, the University of Vermont Extension Crops and Soils Team conducted an evaluation of tineweeding as a weed management strategy in corn and sunflowers in Alburgh, VT. Tineweeding is a type of mechanical cultivation that is implemented early on in the field season (Figure 1). A tineweeder is a low cost and simple piece of equipment designed to disturb the root zones of weed seedlings while they are in the very delicate “white thread root” stage (Figure 2). This disturbance often results in weed seedling desiccation and death. Success of this practice is highly dependent on weather conditions at …


Farm-To-School: Implications For Child Nutrition, Linda Berlin, Kim Norris, Jane Kolodinsky, Abbie Nelson 2010 University of Vermont

Farm-To-School: Implications For Child Nutrition, Linda Berlin, Kim Norris, Jane Kolodinsky, Abbie Nelson

Opportunities for Agriculture Working Paper Series

Farm-to-School (F2S) programs are gaining attention for many reasons, one of which is the recognition that they could positively influence the trend of increasing prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity. Of the F2S programs that have been evaluated, most have demonstrated increased selection or intake of fruits and vegetables by students following the incorporation of farm produce into school salad bars, meal selections, or class-based education. With that said, the wide range of activities that are part of typical F2S programs makes it difficult to pinpoint which components have the greatest potential to improve student’s health behaviors. Within the field …


Do Raw Milk Sales Help Or Harm Local Dairy Economies: The Case Of Vermont H.125, Catherine W. Donnelly, Todd J. Pritchard 2010 University of Vermont

Do Raw Milk Sales Help Or Harm Local Dairy Economies: The Case Of Vermont H.125, Catherine W. Donnelly, Todd J. Pritchard

Opportunities for Agriculture Working Paper Series

This paper concludes that the main impact of H125 will be increased raw milk sales which will result in increased consumer exposure to raw milk, and an increased risk for food borne illness.


Vermont's Dairy Sector: Is There A Sustainable Future For The 800 Lb. Gorilla?, Bob Parsons 2010 University of Vermont

Vermont's Dairy Sector: Is There A Sustainable Future For The 800 Lb. Gorilla?, Bob Parsons

Opportunities for Agriculture Working Paper Series

Key Questions

  • Will the organic sector resume its previous prolific growth or will it stagnate?
  • The growth in artisan cheese presents an opportunity for a few farmers, but will it continue?
  • How does the interest in local foods affect Vermont’s dairy sector?
  • Will the interest in raw milk present a future option for dairy farmers?


Produits Du Terroir: Similarities And Differences Between France, Québec And Vermont, Amy Trubek, Jean-Pierre Lemasson, Helen Labun Jordan 2010 University of Vermont

Produits Du Terroir: Similarities And Differences Between France, Québec And Vermont, Amy Trubek, Jean-Pierre Lemasson, Helen Labun Jordan

Opportunities for Agriculture Working Paper Series

Terroir is a word that carries powerful cultural and sensory associations in France. Although roughly translated a “taste of place,” terroir is more difficult to translate as a cultural concept. Terroir in France represents sensory qualities of food that capture a dynamic engagement between people, place and taste. This engagement can be seen in the decisions made by individual food producers to craft a product characteristic of their region. In France this engagement also extends to a conversation between those producing food and the regulators and researchers charged with monitoring and promoting specific products understood to have an exceptional relationship …


Laboratory Performance Of A Mass Flow Sensor For Dry Edible Bean Harvesters, Rodrigo S. Zandonadi, Timothy S. Stombaugh, Scott A. Shearer, Daniel M. Queiroz, Michael P. Sama 2010 University of Kentucky

Laboratory Performance Of A Mass Flow Sensor For Dry Edible Bean Harvesters, Rodrigo S. Zandonadi, Timothy S. Stombaugh, Scott A. Shearer, Daniel M. Queiroz, Michael P. Sama

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Faculty Publications

Due to the importance of yield monitoring, researchers have been developing systems for crops such as tomatoes, forage, sugar cane, citrus, and coffee. A yield monitoring system for pull type dry edible beans harvester has not yet been developed. The goal of this project was to design and test a drive torque measurement device on a clean grain bucket elevator of a dry bean harvester, and evaluate its potential to be used as a mass flow sensor. Tests were conducted in the Yield Monitor Test Facility (YMTF) of University of Kentucky following the recommendation of ASABE Standard S578 (2007) The …


Instructions For Authors, Discovery Editors 2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Instructions For Authors, Discovery Editors

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

No abstract provided.


Validation Of Live Animal Ultrasonic Measurements Of Body Composition In Market Lambs, J. C. Emenheiser, S. P. Greiner, Ronald M. Lewis, D. R. Notter 2010 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Validation Of Live Animal Ultrasonic Measurements Of Body Composition In Market Lambs, J. C. Emenheiser, S. P. Greiner, Ronald M. Lewis, D. R. Notter

Department of Animal Science: Faculty Publications

Market lambs from the state fair of Virginia (n = 172) were ultrasonically evaluated by 4 scan technicians and 3 image interpreters to determine accuracy of ultrasonic estimates of loin muscle area (ULMA), backfat thickness (UBF), and body wall thickness (UBW). Lambs were initially scanned at the preferred magnification setting of each technician; 2 chose 1.5× and 2 chose 2.0×. Lambs were then scanned a second time for ULMA and UBF with machine magnification settings changed from 1.5 to 2.0×, or vice versa, midway through the second scan. Lambs were then slaughtered, and analogous measurements [carcass loin muscle area, …


Volume 7, Number 1 (Fall/Winter 2010), UT Institute of Agriculture 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Volume 7, Number 1 (Fall/Winter 2010), Ut Institute Of Agriculture

Tennessee Land, Life and Science Magazine

Issue Highlights:

  • UT AgResearch Discoveries that Make a Difference
  • Taking Steps to Protect U.S. Agriculture and Food Supply
  • Student Biosystems Teams Shine in International Competitions


Third Thursday 1-2010, Institute of Agriculture 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Third Thursday 1-2010, Institute Of Agriculture

Third Thursday

No abstract provided.


Marketing Options For Grapes And Grape Products, Pamela Brady, Michael Thomsen, Justin R. Morris 2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Marketing Options For Grapes And Grape Products, Pamela Brady, Michael Thomsen, Justin R. Morris

Research Reports and Research Bulletins

Many owners of small- and medium-size farms in Arkansas and across the U.S. have begun to explore the potential of juice and wine grapes as an alternative crop to increase the profitability and stability of their farming operations. Grapes are unique in that they are not only well-suited for marketing through traditional commercial channels but also are popular in direct marketing venues such as produce stands, farmers markets, community sponsored agricultural ventures, and pick-your-own operations. This publication provides an overview of the various types of market channels available for grape growers and explores their potential as outlets for regional grape …


Streamflow Prediction Using Gis For The Kentucky River Basin, Bakkiyalakshmi Palanisamy 2010 University of Kentucky

Streamflow Prediction Using Gis For The Kentucky River Basin, Bakkiyalakshmi Palanisamy

University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations

The study was aimed at developing a simple methodology for flow prediction in ungauged basins using existing data resources. For this purpose, the streamflow measurements across the Kentucky River Basin located in Kentucky, USA were obtained from United States Geological Survey (USGS) archive. The flow transferring characteristics of the subbasins of the Kentucky River Basin were obtained by combining downstream and upstream stream gauges. The flow transferring function thus derived were related to watershed, channel and flow characteristics of the subbasins by multiple regression analysis. The gauge pairs were divided into two classes of subbasins representing Upper and Lower Kentucky, …


The Economic Outlook For Kentucky Agriculture In 2010, Kenneth H. Burdine, Sara Williamson 2010 University of Kentucky

The Economic Outlook For Kentucky Agriculture In 2010, Kenneth H. Burdine, Sara Williamson

Kentucky Agricultural Economic Outlook

No abstract provided.


Women Farmers And E-Commerce Opportunities For 21st Century Marketing, Mary Peabody, Beth Holtzman, Jessica Hyman, William Sawyer 2010 University of Vermont

Women Farmers And E-Commerce Opportunities For 21st Century Marketing, Mary Peabody, Beth Holtzman, Jessica Hyman, William Sawyer

Opportunities for Agriculture Working Paper Series

Adding the Internet to your Business Recipe: Opportunity for Marketing in the 21st Century.

In the fall of 2006, the Center for Rural Studies (CRS) and Women’s Agricultural Network (WAgN) piloted a curriculum for agricultural entrepreneurs interested in incorporating e-commerce features – e.g. email lists, Web sites, online marketing, online ordering – into their operations. This broad definition of e-commerce reflects the integration of information technology and the Internet into business and marketing planning.

The workshops were held from 2006 to 2009. Each of the cycles provided insight into how to make future sessions more beneficial to participants. Offering the …


Riparian Conundra, David Weaver 2010 Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

Riparian Conundra, David Weaver

Conference papers and presentations

Riparian vegetation is established or restored on the basis that it physically filters and traps hillslope derived particulate nutrients in surface runoff. Whilst many studies support this conventional model of riparian function, few test this models embedded assumptions. The assumptions are that catchments are surface runoff dominated, that most surface derived nutrients are transported in particulate form, and that riparian management targets locations that will result in the greatest change in water quality. This paper reviews studies in south west Western Australia that challenge these assumptions. Plots measuring leaching and runoff of nutrients showed that 20 times more water and …


Coupling Of Carbon Dioxide And Water Vapor Exchanges Of Irrigated And Rainfed Maize–Soybean Cropping Systems And Water Productivity, Andrew E. Suyker, Shashi B. Verma 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Coupling Of Carbon Dioxide And Water Vapor Exchanges Of Irrigated And Rainfed Maize–Soybean Cropping Systems And Water Productivity, Andrew E. Suyker, Shashi B. Verma

School of Natural Resources: Faculty Publications

Continuous measurements of CO2 and water vapor exchanges made in three cropping systems (irrigated continuous maize, irrigated maize–soybean rotation, and rainfed maize–soybean rotation) in eastern Nebraska, USA during 6 years are discussed. Close coupling between seasonal distributions of gross primary production (GPP) and evapotranspiration (ET) were observed in each growing season. Mean growing season totals of GPP in irrigated maize and soybean were 1738 ± 114 and 996 ± 69 g C m−2, respectively (±standard deviation). Corresponding mean values of growing season ET totals were 545 ± 27 and 454 ± 23 mm, respectively. Irrigation affected GPP …


Seven Hills Winery Winter 2010 Newsletter, Casey McClellan 2010 Seven Hills Winery

Seven Hills Winery Winter 2010 Newsletter, Casey Mcclellan

Seven Hills Winery Documents

In this newsletter published by Seven Hills Winery, winemaker Casey McClellan reports Seven Hills wines continue to receive recognition, a trend he expects will continue with the 2009 vintage. Additional content in the newsletter includes information on the latest wine releases (2006-2007), a recipe from Hannah McDonald (chef at Walla Walla's Brasserie Four) for Boeuf Bourguignon, and accolades from the current release.


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