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  1. Meats & Products Agricultural Inputs

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    Meats & Products Agricultural Inputs Processing Idaho B20 C C B Meats and Livestock Products Index to agriculture? Legend Overall weighted grade Weighted rank Northwest Midwest Southwest East Meats & ProductsProcessingessing Maine B11 B A A Meats & Products Agricultural Inputs Processing New York F49 F F F soductsoducts

  2. FOREST SERVICE U. .DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    settbgs; planing m d ts; scenic roads; visible area; esthetic WT; Bhck Hills Nationd Forest, Many types, was developed. BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST Each summer, thousands of recreationists visit the Black HlillsCSOUTH FOREST SERVICE U. §.DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE P.O. BOX 245, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 94701 BLE

  3. Training Needs in Louisiana's Value-Added Forest Products Industry

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    Training Needs in Louisiana's Value-Added Forest Products Industry Richard VloskyRichard Vlosky Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development CenterDirector, Louisiana Forest Products DevelopmentLSU Agricultural Center England Air ParkEngland Air Park--January 18, 2005January 18, 2005 Louisiana Forest

  4. Projecting Impacts of Global Climate Change on the U.S. Forest and Agriculture Sectors and Carbon Budgets

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    Projecting Impacts of Global Climate Change on the U.S. Forest and Agriculture Sectors and Carbon Impacts of Global Climate Change on the U.S. Forest and Agriculture Sectors and Carbon Budgets of possible deleterious effects of climate change on agricultural and forest productivity has been raised

  5. Adding Value to Agricultural Products

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    Anderson, David P.; Hanselka, Daniel

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    You can significantly increase farm income by adding value to agricultural products and marketing those products effectively. This publication explains how to design a value-added product based on consumer preferences and how to build a business...

  6. Agricultural productivity and industrialization: A reformulation

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    Agricultural productivity and industrialization: A reformulation Debasis Mondal Sept 20, 2014 Abstract In this paper we examine the role of agricultural productivity on the process of industrialization industrialization by releasing labor from agriculture to industry. In fact, when agriculture is highly productive

  7. Silviculture Forest Productivity and Nutrition

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    Geldenhuys, Jaco

    15 Silviculture Forest Productivity and Nutrition Fire and Fuel Load Management Tree crops for bio-energy Productivity of Semi-mature Cape Pines Across Gradients of Water and Nutrient Availability The nutrient as optimise the period of their release to use in controlled release fertilizer mixtures. This will make large

  8. United States Department of Agriculture / Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

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    Flury, Markus

    United States Department of Agriculture / Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Research Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 8 p Sciences Laboratory of the Rocky Mountain Research Station (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

  9. Forest products and services, international trade Trade in forest products and services

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    Forest products and services, international trade Trade in forest products and services The forest products sector is estimated to contribute about one percent of world gross domestic product and to account, pulp and paper exceeds US$200 billion. The value of non-wood forest products and the environmental

  10. FINLAND SOURCES 2007 -Forest industry production Authorities

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    FINLAND SOURCES 2007 - Forest industry production Print Home Finland Government Authorities Local administration Federations, organizations Company outlooks Industry » Overview » Forest industry production » Turnover » Profit » Energy Year 2006 » Shipping Business services Infrastructure Economy Education

  11. ASEM Conference on Forests, forest governance and timber products trade

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    and illegal logging: drivers for change in the forest sector Thang Hooi Chiew (ASEAN) "Promoting Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) through the ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on FLEG in ASEAN Member States) ­ Enhancing intra-and extra- ASEAN trade and competitiveness of ASEAN forest products Discussion 10:30 - 11

  12. PUBLICATIONS LIST Louisiana Forest Products Development Center

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    to Air-Drying and Kiln-drying from the Green Condition. Gibson, Grozdits #29 Southern Forest ProductsPUBLICATIONS LIST Louisiana Forest Products Development Center School of Renewable Natural Forest Products Development Center RESEARCH BRIEFS #1 An Overview of the Louisiana Secondary Wood

  13. Method of determining forest production from remotely sensed forest parameters

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    Corey, J.C.; Mackey, H.E. Jr.

    1987-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of determining forest production entirely from remotely sensed data in which remotely sensed multispectral scanner (MSS) data on forest 5 composition is combined with remotely sensed radar imaging data on forest stand biophysical parameters to provide a measure of forest production. A high correlation has been found to exist between the remotely sensed radar imaging data and on site measurements of biophysical 10 parameters such as stand height, diameter at breast height, total tree height, mean area per tree, and timber stand volume.

  14. Application of sewage sludge to non-agricultural ecosystems: Impacts of nitrogen on forests

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    Efroymson, R.A.; Tharp, M.L.; Luxmoore, R.J.; Sample, B.E.; Barnthouse, L.W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Daniel, F.B. [Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1977 directed EPA to establish standards for use and disposal of sewage sludge (biosolids). This report is part of a larger study evaluating nutrient and contaminant impacts associated with the land application of biosolids in non-agricultural ecosystems. Ecological risk assessments rarely focus on nutrients as stressors. The nutrient components of municipal sewage sludge may impact tree community composition, growth and production, habitat and forage quality for wildlife, and nutrient cycling. The focus here is on three forest ecosystems: northwestern Douglas-fir forest (Pack Forest, WA), southeastern loblolly pine plantation (Athens, GA), and eastern deciduous forest (Hubbard Brook, NH). A model called LINKAGES has been developed at ORNL to examine the relationships between nitrogen cycling and long-term forest stand dynamics, limited by climate and soil water status. Plant-available nitrogen from biosolids is added in several application scenarios and compared to the no-amendment case. All changes are noted, even if they may be viewed as benefits rather than risks. Model outputs include: above-ground biomass, individual species biomass, net above-ground production, leaf litter, evapotranspiration, available nitrogen, and dead trunks. The changes in plant community composition and production are dependent on the rate, frequency, and duration of sludge application and on the age of the stand at the time of application. Model outputs are compared to empirical studies of forests where biosolids have been applied.

  15. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 181 (2013) 143151 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Vickers, Dean

    of the turbulence kinetic energy and fluxes above and beneath a tall open pine forest canopy Dean VickersAgricultural and Forest Meteorology 181 (2013) 143­151 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Agricultural and Forest Meteorology journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/agrformet Some aspects

  16. China's forest products trade falls nearly 18% China's forest products trade falls nearly 18%

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    China's forest products trade falls nearly 18% China's forest products trade falls nearly 18% 11/08/2009 - 09:05 According to China's latest Customs statistics, foreign trade of China's forest products in the first five months showed a year-on-year general downturn. The total value of foreign trade of China

  17. Industrial and Agricultural Production Efficiency Program

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    Energy Trust of Oregon offers the Industrial and Agricultural Production Efficiency Program to customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas. In order to...

  18. UWA Institute of Agriculture 1 "Sustaining productive agriculture for a growing world"

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    Tobar, Michael

    UWA Institute of Agriculture 1 "Sustaining productive agriculture for a growing world" Agriculture Science graduates show their talents at the Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum Institute of Agriculture photo:MrPeterMaloney The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST

  19. Colorado Statewide Forest Products Industry Profile

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    Colorado Statewide Forest Products Industry Profile Economic Sustainability and Ecological and Comparisons Production and Processing Sales and Markets Economic and Ecological Contributions Sawmills 1/4 for Roundwood (post and pole, vigas, house logs), furniture, excelsior etc. Sawmill

  20. High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern...

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    High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern Pine Energy Plantations High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern Pine Energy Plantations This...

  1. Classifying forest productivity at different scales

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    Graham, R.L.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spatial scale is an important consideration when evaluating, using, or constructing forest productivity classifications. First, the factors which dominate spatial variability in forest productivity are scale dependent. For example, within a stand, spatial variability in productivity is dominated by microsite differences; within a national forest such as the Cherokee National Forest, spatial variability is dominated by topography and land-use history (e.g., years since harvest); within a large region such as the southeast, spatial variability is dominated by climatic patterns. Second, classifications developed at different spatial scales are often used for different purposes. For example, stand-level classifications are often keys or rules used in the field to judge the quality or potential of a site. National-forest classifications are often presented as maps or tables and may be used in forest land planning. Regional classifications may be maps or tables and may be used to quantify or predict resource availability. These scale-related differences in controlling factors and purposes will affect both the methods and the data used to develop classifications. In this paper, I will illustrate these points by describing and comparing three forest productivity classifications, each developed for a specific purpose at a specific scale. My objective is not to argue for or against any of these particular classifications but rather to heighten awareness of the critical role that spatial scale plays in the use and development of forest productivity classifications. 8 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  2. The role of US agricultural and forest activities in global climate change mitigation

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    Zhu, En

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    THE ROLE OF US AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST ACTIVITIES IN GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION A Dissertation by EN ZHU Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2007 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics THE ROLE OF US AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST ACTIVITIES IN GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION A Dissertation...

  3. High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern...

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    Biomass Program Review High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern Pine Energy Plantations DE-EE0001036 S. Taylor (Auburn University), R. Rummer (USDA Forest...

  4. FOREST PRODUCTS MARKET IN 2007 AND PROSPECTS FOR 2008

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    1 FOREST PRODUCTS MARKET IN 2007 AND PROSPECTS FOR 2008 IN ROMANIA 1.General economic trends affecting the forest and forest industries sector In Romania, the year 2007 represents the sixth consecutive

  5. Maximizing (Productivity and Efficiency) in Contemporary Agriculture

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    Fixen, Paul

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Paris, France. Dupont. 2009. Agriculture is up to globalFAO. 2008. State of Food and Agriculture (page 62).Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

  6. Spring 2012 Denman Forestry Issues Series presents: Role of Forests and Forest Products in Carbon Mitigation

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    Borenstein, Elhanan

    and Concerns "Pursuing Carbon and Forest Sustainability in Forest Biomass Energy Production" Craig PartridgeSpring 2012 Denman Forestry Issues Series presents: Role of Forests and Forest Products in Carbon Mitigation and Energy Independence May 15, 2012, 1-5:30 p.m., NHS Hall at CUH, UW Botanic Gardens School

  7. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 113 (2002) 223243 Energy balance closure at FLUXNET sites

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    Cohen, Ronald C.

    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 113 (2002) 223­243 Energy balance closure at FLUXNET sites Kell, USA p Department of Forest Science and Resources, University of Tuscia, 1-01100 Viterbo, Italy q Abstract A comprehensive evaluation of energy balance closure is performed across 22 sites and 50 site

  8. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 123 (2004) 159176 Comparison of different chamber techniques for

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    Yakir, Dan

    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 123 (2004) 159­176 Comparison of different chamber techniques ?strengl, Waldemar Zieglerm, Peter Anthonim, Anders Lindrothn, Pertti Haria a Department of Forest Ecology Sciences and Energy Research, Weizmann Institute of Science, P.O. Box 26, Rehovot 76100, Israel h

  9. Global Forest Products Trade by Ed Pepke, EFI

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    change policies: escalation of wood energy production, consumption and trade 3. Globalization of forest Lacey Act Amendment f. EU renewable (wood) energy policies Forests, Markets, Policy & PracticeGlobal Forest Products Trade by Ed Pepke, EFI Forests, Markets, Policy & Practice Shanghai, China

  10. Wood Laminated Composite Louisiana Forest Product Lab

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    Wood Laminated Composite Poles Cheng Piao Louisiana Forest Product Lab School of Renewable Natural, in accordance with CSA O15, ANSI 05 and many other international standards #12;Wood Laminated Composite Poles y, v z, w R r x, u #12;Why Wood Composite Poles · Sufficient strength · More cost-effective · Light

  11. Global fire emissions and the contribution of deforestation, savanna, forest, agricultural, and peat fires (1997-2009)

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of carbon released from peat and forest fires in Indonesiaforest, agricultural, and peat fires (19972009) G. R. vanin 2004: Importance of peat burn- ing and pyroconvective

  12. Forest Products Market Information Systems in the UNECE region.

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    Forest Products Market Information Systems in the UNECE region. L. Farquharson August 2007 #12;#12;A report into Forest Products Market Information Systems_____________________________ 1 1. EXECUTIVE____________________________________________________15 #12;2 ____________________________ A report into Forest Products Market Information Systems 2 1

  13. ECE / FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 1998-1999 ____________________________________________ 47 FOREST PRODUCTS IN THE ELECTRONIC MARKET

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    of availability, while actual transactions take place in electronic markets. #12ECE / FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 1998-1999 ____________________________________________ 47 CHAPTER 6 FOREST PRODUCTS IN THE ELECTRONIC MARKET PLACE Highlights · The Internet, as a new

  14. ECE / FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 1998-1999 ____________________________________________ 47 FOREST PRODUCTS IN THE ELECTRONIC MARKET

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    of availability, while actual transactions take place in electronic markets. httpECE / FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 1998-1999 ____________________________________________ 47 CHAPTER 6 FOREST PRODUCTS IN THE ELECTRONIC MARKET PLACE Highlights · The Internet, as a new

  15. 15 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    is used to displace fossil fuels as energy source. · that young forest stands sequester energy more15 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR manufactured materials or who have come to believe that forests need to be saved. The reasons for this finding

  16. 20 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 U.S. Forest Service Helps Fund Harvard Forest Green Energy Project at the dedication ceremony for the Harvard Forest Wood Energy Project, an exciting venture partially supported in a recent U.S. surge in the use of this form of green energy. Since 2005, the Forest Service's woody biomass

  17. Alcohol production from agricultural and forestry residues

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    Opilla, R.; Dale, L.; Surles, T.

    1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A variety of carbohydrate sources can be used as raw material for the production of ethanol. Section 1 is a review of technologies available for the production of ethanol from whole corn. Particular emphasis is placed on the environmental aspects of the process, including land utilization and possible air and water pollutants. Suggestions are made for technological changes intended to improve the economics of the process as well as to reduce some of the pollution from by-product disposal. Ethanol may be derived from renewable cellulosic substances by either enzymatic or acid hydrolysis of cellulose to sugar, followed by conventional fermentation and distillation. Section 2 is a review of the use of two agricultural residues - corn stover (field stalks remaining after harvest) and straw from wheat crops - as a cellulosic feedstock. Two processes have been evaluated with regard to environmental impact - a two-stage acid process developed by G.T. Tsao of Purdue University and an enzymatic process based on the laboratory findings of C.R. Wilke of the University of California, Berkeley. Section 3 deals with the environmental residuals expected from the manufacture of methyl and ethyl alcohols from woody biomass. The methanol is produced in a gasification process, whereas ethanol is produced by hydrolysis and fermentation processes similar to those used to derive ethanol from cellulosic materials.

  18. 27 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    27 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Smell of forest pine can limit climate change- researchers Matt Mc of atmospheric aerosols on temperatures. Perfumed air These particles form clouds that block sunlight as well

  19. 11 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTORT/FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    market signals for forest products, including energy. As stated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate11 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTORT it's time to get the policy right on biomass energy carbon accounting The clock is ticking

  20. 16 July 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    16 July 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR building rating system in the world: USGBC's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Richard P. Vlosky, Ph.D. Director Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Crosby Land & Resources

  1. 31 March2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    , including leaving forests untouched, burning wood for energy, and using various solid wood products31 March2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR fuels Earth, Energy & Environment A Yale University-led study has found that using more wood and less

  2. 11 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    supply. Biomass Power Secure is ensuring their wood supply is of high quality and environmentally the biomass is #12;11 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER11 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR

  3. 26 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Rothschild Biomass Plant Only Getting 10 Percent of Fuel from Forest26 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR 10 percent of its fuel from logging waste, which originally was supposed to supply nearly all

  4. agriculture forest service: Topics by E-print Network

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    Agricultural Extension Service--Bexar County Offices, Bexar County Master Gardeners, San Antonio Water Systems and Texas A&M University Texas A&M University - TxSpace Summary:...

  5. Integrated Forest Products Refinery (IFPR)

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    van Heiningen, Adriaan R. P.

    2010-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Pre-extractionkraft studies of hardwoods showed that when extracting about 10% of the wood, the final kraft pulp yield and physical properties could only be maintained at a level similar to that of regular kraft pulp when the final extract pH was close to neutral. This so-called near neutral pre-extraction condition at a level of 10% wood dissolution was achieved by contacting the wood chips with green liquor (GL) at a charge of about 3% (as Na2O on wood) at 160 C for almost 2 hours (or an H-factor of about 800 hrs.). During subsequent kraft cooking of the pre-extracted hardwood chips the effective alkali charge could be reduced by about 3% (as Na2O on wood) and the cooking time shortened relative to that during regular kraft cooking, while still producing the same bleachable grade kappa number as the kraft control pulp. For softwood, no extraction conditions were discovered in the present investigation whereby both the final kraft pulp yield and physical properties could be maintained at a level similar to that of regular softwood kraft pulp. Therefore for hardwoods the near- neutral green liquor pre-extraction conditions do meet the requirements of the IFPR concept, while for softwood, no extraction conditions were discovered which do meet these requirements. Application of simulated industrial GL at an extraction H-factor of about 800 hrs and 3% GL charge in a recirculating digester produced an hardwood extract containing about 4% (on wood) of total anhydro-sugars, 2% of acetic acid, and 1.3% of lignin. Xylan comprised of 80% of the sugars of which about 85% is oligomeric. Since only polymeric hemicelluloses and lignin may be adsorbed on pulp (produced at a yield of about 50% from the original wood), the maximum theoretical yield increase due to adsorption may be estimated as 10% on pulp (or 5% on wood). However, direct application of raw GL hardwood extract for hemicelluloses adsorption onto hardwood kraft pulp led to a yield increase of only about 1% (on pulp). By using the wet-end retention aid guar gum during the adsorption process at a charge of 0.5% on pulp the yield gain may be increased to about 5%. Unfortunately, most of this yield increase is lost during subsequent alkaline treatments in the pulp bleach plant. It was found that by performing the adsorption at alkaline conditions the adsorption loss during alkaline treatment in the bleach plant is mostly avoided. Thus a permanent adsorption yield of about 3 and 1.5% (on pulp) was obtained with addition of guar gum at a charge of 0.5 and 0.1% respectively during adsorption of GL hardwood extract on pre-extracted kraft pulp at optimal conditions of pH 11.5, 90 C for 60 minutes at 5% consistency. The beatability of the adsorbed kraft pulps was improved. Also, significant physical strength improvements were achieved. Further study is needed to determine whether the improvements in pulp yield and paper properties make this an economic IFPR concept. Application of the wood solids of a hot water extract of Acer rubrum wood strands as a substitute for polystyrene used for production of SMC maintained the water adsorption properties of the final product. Further work on the physical properties of the hemicellulose containing SMCs need to be completed to determine the potential of wood extracts for the production of partially renewable SMCs. The discovery of the near-neutral green liquor extraction process for hardwood was formed the basis for a commercial Integrated Biorefinery that will extract hemicelluloses from wood chips to make biofuels and other specialty chemicals. The pulp production process will be maintained as is proposed in the present researched IFBR concept. This Integrated Biorefinery will be constructed by Red Shield Acquisition LLC (RSA) at the Old Town kraft pulp mill in Maine. RSA in collaboration with the University of Maine will develop and commercialize the hemicellulose extraction process, the conversion of the hemicellulose sugars into butanol by fermentation, and the separation of specialty chemicals such as acetic acid fr

  6. Site Preparation for Tree Planting in Agricultural Fields and Hardwood Forests

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    farming practices had been used, soil fertility and pH should already be adequate for hardwood treesSite Preparation for Tree Planting in Agricultural Fields and Hardwood Forests FNR-220 Site tree planting operations. Site preparation includes controlling undesirable vegetation; improving soil

  7. Alcohol production from agricultural and forestry residues

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    Dale, L; Opilla, R; Surles, T

    1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technologies available for the production of ethanol from whole corn are reviewed. Particular emphasis is placed on the environmental aspects of the process, including land utilization and possible air and water pollutants. Suggestions are made for technological changes intended to improve the economics of the process as well as to reduce some of the pollution from by-product disposal. Ethanol may be derived from renewable cellulosic substances by either enzymatic or acid hydrolysis of cellulose to sugar, followed by conventional fermentation and distillation. The use of two agricultural residues - corn stover (field stalks remaining after harvest) and straw from wheat crops - is reviewed as a cellulosic feedstock. Two processes have been evaluated with regard to environmental impact - a two-stage acid process developed by G.T. Tsao of Purdue University and an enzymatic process based on the laboratory findings of C.R. Wilke of the University of California, Berkeley. The environmental residuals expected from the manufacture of methyl and ethyl alcohols from woody biomass are covered. The methanol is produced in a gasification process, whereas ethanol is produced by hydrolysis and fermentation processes similar to those used to derive ethanol from cellulosic materials.

  8. U.S. Agricultural Production Affected by Mexican Tariffs

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    U.S. Agricultural Production Affected by Mexican Tariffs CNAS Issue Brief 2011-02 March 17, 2011 was eliminated. Mexico retaliated on March 18, 2009 by imposing tariffs on selected U.S. agricultural exports and other goods including cosmetics, dental products and housewares. The tariffs were modified on September

  9. A FORECAST MODEL OF AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS PRICE

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A FORECAST MODEL OF AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS PRICE Wensheng Zhang1,* , Hongfu Chen1 and excessive fluctuation of agricultural and livestock products price is not only harmful to residents' living, but also affects CPI (Consumer Price Index) values, and even leads to social crisis, which influences

  10. Forest Products (2010 MECS) | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsing ZirconiaPolicyFeasibilityFieldMinds" |beamtheForForeignForest Products

  11. Analysis of the Forest Products Cluster in Indiana: A Framework for Improving Productivity and

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    Analysis of the Forest Products Cluster in Indiana: A Framework for Improving Productivity Graduate Students: Silas Tora, FNR, M.S. Goals: Suggest ways in which the forest products industry can Clustering of the Value - Added Forest Products Manufacturing industry in Indiana. (In Progress). Silas Tora

  12. Partnership Logging Accidents Cornelis de Hoop, LA Forest Products Lab

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    Partnership Logging Accidents by Cornelis de Hoop, LA Forest Products Lab Albert Lefort Agreement 1998 & 1999 Accident Reports 25 injuries reported 185 loggers signed up 8 deaths 1999

  13. 10 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    Service their "Wood-to-Energy Joint Venture Initiative" dedicated to finding ways to enhance forest health10 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR material used to generate energy. Yet, the fact that trees have low energy density relative to other fuels

  14. Forest Products Industry of the Future

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    Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc

    2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc (LATA) conducted an evaluation of the potential impact and value of a portion of the current portfolio of r&d projects supported by the Office of Industrial Technology and the Forest Products Industry of the Future. The mission of the evaluation was to (a) assess the potential impact of the projects to meet the critical goals of the industry as identified in the vision and roadmapping documents. (b) Evaluate the relationship between the current portfolio of projects and the Agenda 202 Implementation Plan. In addition, evaluate the relationship between the portfolio and the newly revised draft technology strategy being created by the industry. (c) Identify areas where current efforts are making significant progress towards meeting industry goals and identify areas where additional work my be required to meet these goals. (d) Make recommendations to the DOE and the Forest Products Industry on possible improvements in the portfolio and in the current methodology that DOE uses to assess potential impacts on its R&D activities.

  15. 5 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    as an alternative to fossil fuels, production of its raw material can have a major impact on land, air, and water5 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP Sustainable Poplar Plantation Provides Biomass Feedstock for the Emerging

  16. 16 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Global Timber and Wood Products Markets 2Q/2014 Global Timber Markets their businesses from Europe to Asia as demand increases in Japan and South Korea. · Wood pellet prices fell16 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR

  17. Integrating agricultural pest biocontrol into forecasts of energy biomass production

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    Gratton, Claudio

    Analysis Integrating agricultural pest biocontrol into forecasts of energy biomass production T), University of Lome, 114 Rue Agbalepedogan, BP: 20679, Lome, Togo e Center for Agricultural & Energy Policy model of potential biomass supply that incorporates the effect of biological control on crop choice

  18. A Current Overview of Forest Products Certification Shadia Duery

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    (Cote 1999) and to reduce trading of wood products coming from illegal logging. Regardless-party organizations that forest product companies are employing sound practices that will ensure sustainable forest and the general public, it is believed that companies that prove to be environmentally responsible will benefit

  19. Evaluation of Niche Markets For Small Scale Forest Products Companies

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    Evaluation of Niche Markets For Small Scale Forest Products Companies Jan J. Hacker Resource.....................................................................................................................49 2 #12;Evaluation of Niche Markets for Small Scale Forest Products Companies 1.0 Introduction companies might identify and exploit them. Strategies employed by various companies and organizations within

  20. 2 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    2 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Webinar Archive The Transatlantic Trade in Wood for Energy Slides. Organized by the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy

  1. Jointly Estimating Carbon Sequestration Supply from Forests and Agriculture Bruce A. McCarl (mccarl@tamu.edu, 979-845-1706)

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    Jointly Estimating Carbon Sequestration Supply from Forests and Agriculture Bruce A. McCarl (mccarl at Western Economics Association Meetings, July 5-8, 2001, San Francisco #12;2 Jointly Estimating Carbon Sequestration Supply from Forests and Agriculture Alterations in agricultural and forestry (AF) land use and

  2. Forest biomes are major reserves for terrestrial carbon, and major components of global primary productivity.

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    Malhi, Yadvinder

    that encompasses land-use change processes such as forest regrowth resulting from abandon- ment of agricultural & Hall 1998), the sink is thought to be largely in the world's forests, which are large reservoirs

  3. Forest Biomass Supply for BioForest Biomass Supply for Bio--productionproduction in the Southeastern United Statesin the Southeastern United States

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    Gray, Matthew

    Forest Biomass Supply for BioForest Biomass Supply for BioBio--production and biomass utilizationsproduction and biomass utilizations Industrial sector: for heat and steam Utility sector: for electricity Forest biomass: Agricultural biomass: Transportation sector: for biofuels

  4. Important driving forces in livestock production and agriculture

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    Archer, Steven R.

    and labor, accounts for 40% of agricultural gross domestic product (GDP). Creates livelihoods for one of industrialized production systems impair air and water quality, de-value real estate and create health and well for a large number of impoverished producers. 2 #12;Past and projected regional differences in meat

  5. Soils Management, Site Productivity and Forest Nutrition: Nutrient Balance

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    ;#12;1) principals 2) strategies 3) implementation Sustainable Soil Management: #12;- maintenance of fertility soil management Strategies: #12;Examples of adaptive management models used for achieving sustainableSoils Management, Site Productivity and Forest Nutrition: Nutrient Balance and Availability

  6. ITP Forest Products: Energy and Environmental Profile of the...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Pulp and Paper Industry ITP Forest Products: Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Pulp and Paper Industry pulppaperprofile.pdf...

  7. Paper achieves forest certification An Independent Paper plc product story

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    Paper achieves forest certification An Independent Paper plc product story Edited certification: News from Independent Paper plc http://www.printingtalk.com/news/inp/inp119.html 1 of 1 11

  8. 21 July 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    increased the most. Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update - a news brief from Wood Resources statistics for sawlogs, wood pellets and wood chips. Contact Information Wood Resources International LLC PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 3 Copyright © 2014 Wood

  9. China's trade in major forest products dips in first half of 2009 China's trade in major forest products dips in first half of 2009

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    China's trade in major forest products dips in first half of 2009 China's trade in major forest products dips in first half of 2009 21/08/2009 - 08:27 Affected by the global financial crisis, China from customs agencies shows the total trade value of forest products in China reached about USD26

  10. Updated November 1, 2013 Division of Agriculture, Forestry,

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    Ray, David

    Updated November 1, 2013 Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine Administrative, & Aquaculture Dr. Eric Dibble (Interim) Forest Products Dr. Rubin Shmulsky Forestry Dr. Andrew Ezell Associate Turner Assistant Dean Vacant Director, Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station Dr. George Hopper

  11. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

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    Balasundaram, Balabhaskar "Baski"

    FAPC-144 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service · Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources FAPC-165 Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center FOOD TECHNOLOGY FACT SHEET 405-744-6071 · www.fapc.bizAdding Value to Oklahoma f a p c Measurement Equipment for Food Product Development

  12. MECS 2006 - Forest Products | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion | Department of Energy Low-Temperature Combustion DemonstratorEastLynnFFabricatedForest

  13. University of Maine Integrated Forest Product Refinery (IFPR) Technology Research

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    Pendse, Hemant P.

    2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This project supported research on science and technology that forms a basis for integrated forest product refinery for co-production of chemicals, fuels and materials using existing forest products industry infrastructure. Clear systems view of an Integrated Forest Product Refinery (IFPR) allowed development of a compelling business case for a small scale technology demonstration in Old Town ME for co-production of biofuels using cellulosic sugars along with pulp for the new owners of the facility resulting in an active project on Integrated Bio-Refinery (IBR) at the Old Town Fuel & Fiber. Work on production of advanced materials from woody biomass has led to active projects in bioplastics and carbon nanofibers. A lease for 40,000 sq. ft. high-bay space has been obtained to establish a Technology Research Center for IFPR technology validation on industrially relevant scale. UMaine forest bioproducts research initiative that began in April 2006 has led to establishment of a formal research institute beginning in March 2010.

  14. 5 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    production called wood pellets." Louisiana Tech plant science professor Paul Jackson discussed the benefits MONROE, LA ­ New words like wood pellets and biomass are providing a ray of hope for forest landowners for growers is the demand for southern pine and hardwood to produce wood pellets that will be exported

  15. 31 January 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 How the EU's Green Energy Drive is Hitting US Forests Derb Carter is now under threat from a growing wood pellet manufacturing industry here, he says. "We've protected, and that's where the pellet mills will get their wood." A worldwide industry Wood pellet manufacturing

  16. A Blueprint for Forest Products Industry

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    Major Model Components - Resource Assessment - Industry Structure - Product/Market Strategy - Economic Impacts Workforce Training Network Formation Resource Assessment Government Support Financing Economic Development Technology Profitability Resource Assessment Current & projected Commercial species Lesser-used species

  17. U.S. Forest Products Annual Market

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    , confirmed by the decline in the annual rate of real gross domestic product (GDP) of 5.2%. Economic activity during the second quar- ter of 2009 is projected to decline 1.8%. The U.S. economy will likely contract in the third quarter of 2009 (Federal Reserve Bank, February 13, 2009). Growth in U.S. real output

  18. 16 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    into bioenergy. Respondents were asked if they would participate in a biomass-to-bioenergy market with an option resources, the development and expansion of a biomass industry in the U.S. will require the use of bioenergy agricultural residues from harvesting activities should be used for bioenergy production, a little more than 63

  19. Presentation 2.3: The sustainable forest products industry, carbon and climate change Mikael Hannus

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    emissions, the forest products industry can - become more energy efficient and increase its share of biomass International Seminar onFAO IEA ICFPA International Seminar on Energy and the Forest Products IndustryEnergy the industry. To assist in the efforts to reduce society's energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, the forest

  20. FOREST FUEL REDUCTION AND ENERGYWOOD PRODUCTION USING A CTL / SMALL CHIPPER HARVESTING SYSTEM

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    Bolding, M. Chad

    FOREST FUEL REDUCTION AND ENERGYWOOD PRODUCTION USING A CTL / SMALL CHIPPER HARVESTING SYSTEM THESIS ABSTRACT FOREST FUEL REDUCTION AND ENERGYWOOD PRODUCTION USING A CTL / SMALL CHIPPER HARVESTING concerning mechanical forest fuel reduction. This study examined and measured the feasibility of harvesting

  1. Using E-Commerce in the Forest Products Industry Chapter 1.2.

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    Using E-Commerce in the Forest Products Industry Chapter 1.2. Using E-Commerce in the Forest The forest products industry is rapidly adopting e-commerce solutions as it advances in the information age. In this chapter, the unique e-commerce needs of this sector's small businesses are discussed. Current experience

  2. Sustainable Development in the Forest Sector: Balancing production and consumption in a

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    Sustainable Development in the Forest Sector: Balancing production and consumption in a challenging Consumption Workshop, Geneva, 2011 Sustainable development Management and conservation of the natural;Promoting Sustainable Consumption Workshop, Geneva, 2011 Sustainable development (in the forest sector

  3. Productivity and Efficiency Change in the Australian Broadacre Agriculture: Nonparametric Estimates

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    Productivity and Efficiency Change in the Australian Broadacre Agriculture: Nonparametric Estimates U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia. e-mails: Ruhul.Salim@cbs.curtin.edu.au #12;2 Productivity productivity of Australian broadacre agriculture. Fre- Primont indexes have some distinguishing features

  4. On the Role of Farm Size Distribution in Explaining Cross-Country Variation in Agricultural Productivity

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    Productivity Oleg Firsin August 2014 Abstract In this paper, we seek to test a hypothesis regarding sources of international agricultural productivity differences that recently emerged in the literature. In accordance-level taxes and subsidies­account for a large part of the agricultural labor productivity gap between the rich

  5. Forest Products Supply Chain --Availability of Woody Biomass in Indiana for Bioenergy Production

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    Forest Products Supply Chain -- Availability of Woody Biomass in Indiana for Bioenergy Production or wood waste biomass Map Indiana's wood waste for each potential bioenergy supply chain Develop break-even analyses for transportation logistics of wood waste biomass Isaac S. Slaven Abstract: The purpose

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - agricultural biotechnology products Sample...

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    and Elisabeth Sadoulet1 Summary: . Similarly new biotechnologies, as well as emerging new markets for agriculture such as the production... as a growth process of relocating...

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - agricultural production Sample Search Results

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    Theater, MSU-Bozeman 282B Strand Union Building Summary: and outreach programs focus on bioenergy production opportunities, agricultural policy and consumer economics... and...

  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - agricultural production energeticky Sample...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Theater, MSU-Bozeman 282B Strand Union Building Summary: and outreach programs focus on bioenergy production opportunities, agricultural policy and consumer economics... and...

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - agricultural products Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Theater, MSU-Bozeman 282B Strand Union Building Summary: and outreach programs focus on bioenergy production opportunities, agricultural policy and consumer economics... and...

  10. Perceptions of secondary school agriculture teachers regarding biomass production education in Iowa.

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    Han, Guang

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??With the boom of biorenewable energy, biomass production has become an important segment in agriculture industry (Iowa Energy Center, 2013). A higher workforce will be (more)

  11. Economic and Physical Modeling of Land Use in GCAM 3.0 and an Application to Agricultural Productivity, Land, and Terrestrial Carbon

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    Wise, Marshall A.; Calvin, Katherine V.; Kyle, G. Page; Luckow, Patrick; Edmonds, James A.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the impact of changes in agricultural productivity on global land use and terrestrial carbon using the new agriculture and land use modeling approach developed for Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) version 3.0. This approach models economic land use decisions with regional, physical, and technological specificity while maintaining economic and physical integration with the rest of the GCAM model. Physical land characteristics and quantities are tracked explicitly, and crop production practices are modeled discretely to facilitate coupling with physical models. Economic land allocation is modeled with non-linear functions in a market equilibrium rather than through a constrained optimization. In this paper, we explore three scenarios of future agriculture productivity in all regions of the globe over this century, ranging from a high growth to a zero growth level. The higher productivity growth scenario leads to lower crop prices, increased production of crops in developing nations, preservation of global forested lands and lower terrestrial carbon emissions. The scenario with no productivity improvement results in higher crop prices, an expansion of crop production in the developed world, loss of forested lands globally, and higher terrestrial carbon emissions.

  12. Post-glacial redistribution and shifts in productivity of giant kelp forests

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    Grosberg, Rick

    Post-glacial redistribution and shifts in productivity of giant kelp forests Michael H. Graham1 kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) forest distribution as a function of oceanography and geomorphology suggest that kelp forest bio- mass increased up to threefold from the glacial maximum to the mid

  13. anagin Forests because Carbon Matters: In grating Energy, Products, and Land

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    Fried, Jeremy S.

    to the atmosphere. The value of carbon credits generated by forest carbon offset projects differs dramatically and relatively high transaction costs needed for forest carbon offsets warrant consideration of other policiesanagin Forests because Carbon Matters: In grating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy

  14. Economic effect on agricultural production of alternative energy input prices: Texas High Plains

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    Adams, Benjamin Michael

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ECONOMIC EFFECT ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION OF ALTERNATIYE ENERGy INPUT PRICES: TEXAS HIGH PLAlNS A Thesis by BENJAMIN MICHAEL ADAMS Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1975 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics ECONOMIC EFFECT ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY INPUT PRICES: TEXAS HIGH PLAINS A Thesis by BENJAMIN MICHAEL ADAMS Approved as to style and content...

  15. CARBON LIFE-CYCLE AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FOREST CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND WOODY BIOENERGY PRODUCTION.

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    Shrestha, Prativa

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Sequestering carbon in standing biomass, using woody bioenergy, and using woody products are the three potential ways to utilize forests in reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) (more)

  16. The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture's Contributions to the Texas Economy

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    Nelson, Gene

    2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2001, Texas agriculture generated $14 billion in cash receipts. The production, processing, distribution and consumption of food and fiber products contributes substantially to the economy of Texas. This publication reports the contributions...

  17. Impacts of Biofuel Production and Navigation Impediments on Agricultural Transportation and Markets

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    Ahmedov, Zafarbek

    2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This study investigated the impacts of U.S. biofuel production and barge navigation impediments on agricultural transportation and markets. Both past and future impacts of U.S. biofuel production levels mandated by the Renewable Fuel Standards...

  18. Climate impacts on agriculture: Implications for crop production

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    Hatfield, Jerry L.; Boote, Kenneth J.; Kimball, B. A.; Ziska, Lewis A.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Ort, Don; Thomson, Allison M.; Wolfe, David W.

    2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Changes in temperature, CO2, and precipitation under the scenarios of climate change for the next 30 years present a challenge to crop production. This review focuses on the impact of temperature, CO2, and ozone on agronomic crops and the implications for crop production. Understanding these implications for agricultural crops is critical for developing cropping systems resilient to stresses induced by climate change. There is variation among crops in their response to CO2, temperature, and precipitation changes and, with the regional differences in predicted climate, a situation is created in which the responses will be further complicated. For example, the temperature effects on soybean could potentially cause yield reductions of 2.4% in the South but an increase of 1.7% in the Midwest. The frequency of years when temperatures exceed thresholds for damage during critical growth stages is likely to increase for some crops and regions. The increase in CO2 contributes significantly to enhanced plant growth and improved water use efficiency; however, there may be a downscaling of these positive impacts due to higher temperatures plants will experience during their growth cycle. A challenge is to understand the interactions of the changing climatic parameters because of the interactions among temperature, CO2, and precipitation on plant growth and development and also on the biotic stresses of weeds, insects, and diseases. Agronomists will have to consider the variations in temperature and precipitation as part of the production system if they are to ensure the food security required by an ever increasing population.

  19. Energy Supply- Production of Fuel from Agricultural and Animal Waste

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    Gabriel Miller

    2009-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The Society for Energy and Environmental Research (SEER) was funded in March 2004 by the Department of Energy, under grant DE-FG-36-04GO14268, to produce a study, and oversee construction and implementation, for the thermo-chemical production of fuel from agricultural and animal waste. The grant focuses on the Changing World Technologies (CWT) of West Hempstead, NY, thermal conversion process (TCP), which converts animal residues and industrial food processing biproducts into fuels, and as an additional product, fertilizers. A commercial plant was designed and built by CWT, partially using grant funds, in Carthage, Missouri, to process animal residues from a nearby turkey processing plant. The DOE sponsored program consisted of four tasks. These were: Task 1 Optimization of the CWT Plant in Carthage - This task focused on advancing and optimizing the process plant operated by CWT that converts organic waste to fuel and energy. Task 2 Characterize and Validate Fuels Produced by CWT - This task focused on testing of bio-derived hydrocarbon fuels from the Carthage plant in power generating equipment to determine the regulatory compliance of emissions and overall performance of the fuel. Task 3 Characterize Mixed Waste Streams - This task focused on studies performed at Princeton University to better characterize mixed waste incoming streams from animal and vegetable residues. Task 4 Fundamental Research in Waste Processing Technologies - This task focused on studies performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on the chemical reformation reaction of agricultural biomass compounds in a hydrothermal medium. Many of the challenges to optimize, improve and perfect the technology, equipment and processes in order to provide an economically viable means of creating sustainable energy were identified in the DOE Stage Gate Review, whose summary report was issued on July 30, 2004. This summary report appears herein as Appendix 1, and the findings of the report formed the basis for much of the subsequent work under the grant. An explanation of the process is presented as well as the completed work on the four tasks.

  20. Conditions for oak selection in Poland Academy of Agriculture, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Seed Production,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Department of Seed Production, Nursery and Forest Trees Selection, Kraków, al 29 Listopoada 46, Poland a maximum of 600-700 m above sea level, and Q pe- traea 700-800 m in the Carpathian foot- hills. Sessile oak: Krotoszynska province of the Great Poland-Pomeranian region (where it makes up 40% of the forest area

  1. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

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    Balasundaram, Balabhaskar "Baski"

    . Sterilizing food containers (for example, by irradiation) without cleaning them eliminates biological hazards Resources FAPC-165 Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center FOOD TECHNOLOGY FACT SHEET 405-744-6071 · www.fapc.bizAdding Value to Oklahoma f a p c Timothy J. Bowser Food Processing Engineer Introduction

  2. United States Department of Agriculture / Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

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    to forest, range, aquatic, and urban forest ecosystem health. Exotic species invasions in the United States cost an estimated $120 billion annually in lost revenues and mitigation. Expanding global trade, decreased water quality, and loss of native species. As native vegetation becomes displaced, further

  3. Forest Productivity and Diversity: Using Ecological Theory and Landscape Models to Guide Sustainable Forest Management

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    Huston, M.A.

    1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sustainable forest management requires maintaining or increasing ecosystem productivity, while preserving or restoring natural levels of biodiversity. Application of general concepts from ecological theory, along with use of mechanistic, landscape-based computer models, can contribute to the successful achievement of both of these objectives. Ecological theories based on the energetics and dynamics of populations can be used to predict the general distribution of individual species, the diversity of different types of species, ecosystem process rates and pool sizes, and patterns of spatial and temporal heterogeneity over a broad range of environmental conditions. This approach requires subdivision of total biodiversity into functional types of organisms, primarily because different types of organisms respond very differently to the spatial and temporal variation of environmental conditions on landscapes. The diversity of species of the same functional type (particularly among plants) tends to be highest at relatively low levels of net primary productivity, while the total number of different functional types (particularly among animals) tends to be highest at high levels of productivity (e.g., site index or potential net primary productivity). In general, the diversity of animals at higher trophic levels (e.g., predators) reaches its maximum at much higher levels of productivity than the diversity of lower trophic levels (e.g., plants). This means that a single environment cannot support high diversity of all types of organisms. Within the framework of the general patterns described above, the distributions, population dynamics, and diversity of organisms in specific regions can be predicted more precisely using a combination of computer simulation models and GIS data based on satellite information and ground surveys. Biophysical models that use information on soil properties, climate, and hydrology have been developed to predict how the abundance and spatial distribution of various plants and animals. These models can be, used to predict the patterns of forest type and structure that develop in response to variation in productivity and disturbance across complex landscapes, as well as species diversity and the distribution and population fluctuations of threatened species in specific regions.

  4. The Northeast Forest Bio-products Puzzle David T. Damery and Jeff Benjamin

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    to manufacture Levulinic Acid (LA). LA can then be used as a "building block" for bio-diesel, polymers, plasticsThe Northeast Forest Bio-products Puzzle David T. Damery and Jeff Benjamin Forest products industry, landowners, universities, equipment manufacturers and governments share an interest in the emerging bio

  5. 120 Forest Products Company Gather to Combat Illegal Logging March 20, 2005

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    120 Forest Products Company Gather to Combat Illegal Logging March 20, 2005 Geneva - More than 120 wood flooring companies in China. "We all must work together to eliminate illegal logging. Government forest products company representatives, government officials and conservationists gathered this week

  6. Experimental harvesting of the non-timber forest product Ischnosiphon polyphyllus in central Amazonia

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    Bruna, Emilio M.

    Experimental harvesting of the non-timber forest product Ischnosiphon polyphyllus in central in revised form 24 August 2003; accepted 1 October 2003 Abstract The harvesting of non-timber forest products has been proposed as an alternative to timber harvesting that can increase rural income while having

  7. Robotics in Crop Production Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at

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    Robotics in Crop Production Tony Grift Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering such as harvesting of citrus fruits, grapes, and raisins. An important part of Automation is the use of robots. Robotics in agriculture is not a new concept; in controlled environments (green houses), it has a his- tory

  8. Investigating citizens' preferences for recycling Residual Organic Products in agriculture: a choice experiment approach

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    in France (excluding agriculture waste) [1], the recycling of urban organic waste is a strong environmentalInvestigating citizens' preferences for recycling Residual Organic Products in agriculture or mineral fertilizers. The paper addresses in particular 3 environmental effects: the organic waste

  9. Agricultural

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD)ProductssondeadjustsondeadjustAbout the BuildingInnovation 2011Oversupply ManagementAgricultural Sign In

  10. Agricultural

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD)ProductssondeadjustsondeadjustAbout the BuildingInnovation 2011Oversupply ManagementAgricultural Sign

  11. The economic impact of global climate and tropospheric oxone on world agricultural production

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    Wang, Xiaodu

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of my thesis is to analyze the economic impact on agriculture production from changes in climate and tropospheric ozone, and related policy interventions. The analysis makes use of the Emissions Prediction ...

  12. Aboveground production in southeastern floodplain forests: A test of the subsidy-stress hypothesis

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    Megonigal, J.P. [Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States)]|[Savannah River Ecology Lab., Aiken, SC (United States); Conner, W.H. [Baruch Forest Science Inst., Georgetown, SC (United States); Kroeger, S. [and others

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Periodically flooded forests may have higher rates of aboveground net primary production than upland forests and near-continuously flooded forests, but the benefits of periodic inputs of nutrients and water may be diminished by stresses associated with anaerobic soils or drought. Groundwater table depths were measured and aboveground productivity in floodplain forests of South Carolina and Louisiana. Paired plots on locally dry, intermediate, and wet topographic positions across three hydrologic transects encompassed upland hardwood, bottomland hardwood, and cypress swamp forests. Aboveground net primary production (NPP) on wet plots was significantly lower than on intermediate and dry plots (P {le} 0.02). There was no significant difference between intermediate and dry plots. In addition, aboveground NPP on intermediate plots was not significantly different from 22 temperate upland forests in the literature. Combining data with data from the literature, aboveground NPP on wet plots was negatively related to MWD. On sites with evidence of hydrologic disturbance the slope of this line was 5 times greater. Conditions of periodic flooding and flowing water do not often lead to high rates of productivity compared with upland forests. However, extensive flooding is nearly always a significant stress on forest productivity, particularly when the flooding regime has been recently perturbed through levee construction or impoundment. The data support a more complex interaction between subsidy and stress factors. 79 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  13. Transportation Security Evaluation & Planning for Farmers, Ranchers & Production Agricultural Operations

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    Goodman, Robert M.

    nitrate; and fuels like gasoline, diesel, and propane. Examples of Types of Materials Requiring Placards) Ammonium nitrate fertilizer (Division 5.1) Pesticides or herbicides that bear a DOT poison label (Division in a single shipment Diesel fuel (Class 3) More than 119 gallons in a single container To assist agricultural

  14. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 113 (2002) 185222 Modeling and measuring the effects of disturbance history

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    Cohen, Ronald C.

    and reduced plant N demand. Modeled rates of carbon sequestration over the past 200 years are driven of disturbance history and climate on carbon and water budgets in evergreen needleleaf forests P.E. Thorntona,, B 3 April 2002 Abstract The effects of disturbance history, climate, and changes in atmospheric carbon

  15. Summary We evaluated annual productivity and carbon fluxes over the Fontainebleau forest, a large heterogeneous for-

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and water and mineral resources. The model is a physiological process-based forest ecosystem model coupled for effects of global climatic change. Recently de- veloped process-based forest ecosystem models couple water production at regional and global scales. Myneni et al. (2001) have found that the wood biomass of northern

  16. Forestry building a future in the South Southern Wood Council Forest Products Scholarship

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    Hickman, Mark

    Forestry ­ building a future in the South Southern Wood Council Forest Products Scholarship attached): A written submission (no more than 1 page double sided) on why you are pursuing Forestry APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED #12; Forestry ­ building a future in the South SOUTHERN WOOD COUNCIL FOREST

  17. GENERAL TECHNICAL REPORT PSW-GTR-245 Forecasting Productivity in Forest Fire

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    , efficiency analysis) for economic analysis of the potential hazard posed by forest ecosystems conditionsGENERAL TECHNICAL REPORT PSW-GTR-245 50 Forecasting Productivity in Forest Fire Suppression Francisco Rodríguez y Silva2 and Armando González-Cabán3 Abstract The abandonment of land, the high energy

  18. Hydrogen Production and Utilization of Agricultural Residues by Thermotoga Species.

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    Zhu, Hongbin

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Hydrogen can be a renewable energy source to replace conventional fossil fuels. Compared to current hydrogen production processes by consuming fossil fuels, biological hydrogen production (more)

  19. BIOTECHNOLOGY: WORKING WITH NATURE TO IMPROVE FOREST RESOURCES AND PRODUCTS

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    Abubakr, Said

    . Effective management of forested lands is central to our quality of life and the sustainability and health that can contribute to forest sustainability include genetic engineering and phytoremediation. Genetic implications is phytoremediation, the use of genetically modified trees for soil remediation. Phytoremediation

  20. Economic Impacts of Expanded Woody Biomass Utilization on the Bioenergy and Forest Products Industries in Florida

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    Florida, University of

    1 Economic Impacts of Expanded Woody Biomass Utilization on the Bioenergy and Forest Products as the starting point for implementation of the CGE model, which finds a solution where all markets

  1. ITP Forest Products: Report for AIChE Pulp and Paper Industry...

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    Report for AIChE Pulp and Paper Industry Energy Bandwidth Study Report ITP Forest Products: Report for AIChE Pulp and Paper Industry Energy Bandwidth Study Report doebandwidth.pdf...

  2. Title: Hidden economies, future options: trade in non-timber forest products in eastern Indonesia.

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    Title: Hidden economies, future options: trade in non-timber forest products in eastern Indonesia Tenggara (ENT), eastern Indonesia. The study was the outcome of an ACIAR scoping study undertaken through

  3. Final Progress Report on Model-Based Diagnosis of Soil Limitations to Forest Productivity

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    Luxmoore, R.J.

    2004-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This project was undertaken in support of the forest industry to link modeling of nutrients and productivity with field research to identify methods for enhancing soil quality and forest productivity and for alleviating soil limitations to sustainable forest productivity. The project consisted of a series of related tasks, including (1) simulation of changes in biomass and soil carbon with nitrogen fertilization, (2) development of spreadsheet modeling tools for soil nutrient availability and tree nutrient requirements, (3) additional modeling studies, and (4) evaluation of factors involved in the establishment and productivity of southern pine plantations in seasonally wet soils. This report also describes the two Web sites that were developed from the research to assist forest managers with nutrient management of Douglas-fir and loblolly pine plantations.

  4. eBusiness in the Forest Products Industry Opportunities and Realities

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    2004 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 $USTrillion Asia Pacific Latin America W estern Europe North America (Forrester & Professor Louisiana Forest Products Development Center School of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana State

  5. Study of the Distribution of News Releases Produced by the Oklahoma Food and Agricultural Products Research and Technology Center.

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    Jones, Amanda Faith

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The purpose of this study was to evaluate how Oklahoma newspapers use the Food and Agricultural Products Center news releases. A descriptive analysis approach was (more)

  6. Economic Contributions of Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources, Food and Kindred Product Manufacturing

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    Florida, University of

    Manufacturing and Distribution, and Service Industries in 20061 Alan W. Hodges, Mohammad Rahmani, and W. David range of other economic sectors for food and kindred products manufacturing, wholesale and retail distribution, input suppliers, support services, and nature-based recreation. In addition to farms, forests

  7. Accounting for forest carbon pool dynamics in product carbon footprints: Challenges and opportunities

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    Newell, Joshua P., E-mail: jpnewell@umich.edu [School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (United States); Vos, Robert O., E-mail: vos@usc.edu [Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California (United States)

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Modification and loss of forests due to natural and anthropogenic disturbance contribute an estimated 20% of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide. Although forest carbon pool modeling rarely suggests a 'carbon neutral' flux profile, the life cycle assessment community and associated product carbon footprint protocols have struggled to account for the GHG emissions associated with forestry, specifically, and land use generally. Principally, this is due to underdeveloped linkages between life cycle inventory (LCI) modeling for wood and forest carbon modeling for a full range of forest types and harvest practices, as well as a lack of transparency in globalized forest supply chains. In this paper, through a comparative study of U.S. and Chinese coated freesheet paper, we develop the initial foundations for a methodology that rescales IPCC methods from the national to the product level, with reference to the approaches in three international product carbon footprint protocols. Due to differences in geographic origin of the wood fiber, the results for two scenarios are highly divergent. This suggests that both wood LCI models and the protocols need further development to capture the range of spatial and temporal dimensions for supply chains (and the associated land use change and modification) for specific product systems. The paper concludes by outlining opportunities to measure and reduce uncertainty in accounting for net emissions of biogenic carbon from forestland, where timber is harvested for consumer products. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Typical life cycle assessment practice for consumer products often excludes significant land use change emissions when estimating carbon footprints. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The article provides a methodology to rescale IPCC guidelines for product-level carbon footprints. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Life cycle inventories and product carbon footprint protocols need more comprehensive land use-related accounting. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Interdisciplinary collaboration linking the LCA and forest carbon modeling communities is necessary.

  8. The Economic Impact of Global Climate and Tropospheric Ozone on World Agricultural Production

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    by Xiaodu (Dulles) Wang Bachelor of Science with majors in Electrical Engineering, Economics and ComputerThe Economic Impact of Global Climate and Tropospheric Ozone on World Agricultural Production Engineering The Johns Hopkins University, June 2003 Submitted to the Engineering Systems Division

  9. The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture's Contributions to the Texas Economy

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    The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture's Contributions to the Texas Economy contributing to the state's economy. The food and fiber system in Texas is evolving and changing. The structure in state and local economies. Of particular interest is the relationship between the food and fiber system

  10. eBusiness in the Forest Products Industry: A Comparison of the United States & Canada

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    eBusiness in the Forest Products Industry: A Comparison of the United States & Canada Olivian Pitis products industry in the United States and Canada. Both solid and pulp/paper companies were surveyed the United States & Canada. Objectives #12;All Respondents Results #12;1 company .05% of respondents North

  11. Tree damage, allometric relationships, and above-ground net primary production in central Amazon forest

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    Chambers, Jeff

    mortality; Forest fragmentation; NPP 1. Introduction Net primary production (NPP) is de®ned as the biochemical construction of new organic material over a speci®ed time interval, or gross primary production (GPP) less autotrophic respiration. The NPP of an ecosystem drives all heterotrophic activity (e

  12. CO2 enhancement of forest productivity constrained by limited nitrogen availability

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    CO2 enhancement of forest productivity constrained by limited nitrogen availability Richard J for review May 9, 2010) Stimulation of terrestrial plant production by rising CO2 concentra- tion is projected to reduce the airborne fraction of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Coupled climate­carbon cycle

  13. Forest soil characteristics under varing tree species in East Texas: implications for sustained productivity

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    Scott, David Andrew

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The maintenance of long-term soil productivity is very important to forest managers for continued production of greater quantities of wood from a smaller land base in shorter periods of time. Nutrient cycling is a vital component of long-term soil...

  14. FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS Community-based tree and forest

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    &D is especially suitable for enterprises based on natural resources products that need to be protected, and expert in small natural resources-based enterprises #12;The designations employed and the presentation status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation

  15. The mission of the Research Centers is to serve the specific needs of the clientele in local production areas and the broader needs of Montana agriculture

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    Dyer, Bill

    production areas and the broader needs of Montana agriculture in general through applied research directed to the problems and impacts of agricultural production. New knowledge generated by Agricultural Research Center programs benefits Montana agriculture and the scientific community at local, state and national levels

  16. Climate impacts on agriculture: Implications for forage and rangeland production

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    Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Thomson, Allison M.; Morgan, Jack; Fay, Philip; Polley, Wayne; Hatfield, Jerry L.

    2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Projections of temperature and precipitation patterns across the United States during the next 50 years anticipate a 1.5 to 2C warming and a slight increase in precipitation as a result of global climate change. There have been relatively few studies of climate change impacts on pasture and rangeland (grazingland) species compared to those on crop species, despite the economic and ecological importance of the former. Here we review the literature on pastureland and rangeland species to rising CO2 and climate change (temperature, and precipitation) and discuss plant and management factors likely to influence pastureland and rangeland responses to change (e.g., community composition, plant competition, perennial growth habit, seasonal productivity, and management methods). Overall, the response of pasture species to increased [CO2] is consistent with the general response of C3 and C4 type vegetation, although significant exceptions exist. Both pastureland and rangeland species should exhibit an acceleration of metabolism and development due to earlier onset of spring green-up and longer growing seasons. However, in the studies reviewed here, C3 pasture species increased their photosynthetic rates by up to 40% while C4 species exhibited no increase in photosynthesis. In general, it is expected that increases in [CO2] and precipitation would enhance rangeland net primary production (NPP) while increased air temperatures would either increase or decrease NPP. Much of this uncertainty in response is due to uncertain future projections of precipitation, both globally and regionally. For example, if annual precipitation changes little or declines, rangeland plant response to warming temperatures and rising [CO2] may be neutral or may decline due to increased water stress. This review reveals the need for comprehensive studies of climate change impacts on the pasture ecosystem including grazing regimes, mutualistic relationships (e.g., plant roots-nematodes; N-fixing organisms), as well as the ecosystem carbon balance, essential nutrients, and water.

  17. FOREST ENTOMOLOGY IN SOUTH AFRICA -SHOWCASED AT FABI Prepared by Phindi Nkosi. Marketing Officer, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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    ) hosted a pre-congress Forest Entomology meeting "Recent advances in Forest Insect Science" from the 1st be accommodated for this special event. "One of the primary motivations for hosting the pre-ICE2008 IUFRO Forest it a lot. All in all, everything is great and Prof Mikes tour was great," said Lorena San Roman, a delegate

  18. UNECE Region marketplace reshaped by China's forest products trade and policies for wood energy, procurement and climate change SEARCH SITE MAP

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    UNECE Region marketplace reshaped by China's forest products trade and policies for wood energy stocked in forests q Roundwood prices rising in Europe, private forest owners selling Wood energy q EU for the Press [Index] [Français] [Russian] UNECE region marketplace reshaped by China's forest products trade

  19. Solar Grade Silicon from Agricultural By-products

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    Richard M. Laine

    2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In this project, Mayaterials developed a low cost, low energy and low temperature method of purifying rice hull ash to high purity (5-6Ns) and converting it by carbothermal reduction to solar grade quality silicon (Sipv) using a self-designed and built electric arc furnace (EAF). Outside evaluation of our process by an independent engineering firm confirms that our technology greatly lowers estimated operating expenses (OPEX) to $5/kg and capital expenses (CAPEX) to $24/kg for Sipv production, which is well below best-in-class plants using a Siemens process approach (OPEX of 14/kg and CAPEX of $87/kg, respectively). The primary limiting factor in the widespread use of photovoltaic (PV) cells is the high cost of manufacturing, compared to more traditional sources to reach 6 g Sipv/watt (with averages closer to 8+g/watt). In 2008, the spot price of Sipv rose to $450/kg. While prices have since dropped to a more reasonable $25/kg; this low price level is not sustainable, meaning the longer-term price will likely return to $35/kg. The 6-8 g Si/watt implies that the Sipv used in a module will cost $0.21-0.28/watt for the best producers (45% of the cost of a traditional solar panel), a major improvement from the cost/wafer driven by the $50/kg Si costs of early 2011, but still a major hindrance in fulfilling DOE goal of lowering the cost of solar energy below $1/watt. The solar cell industry has grown by 40% yearly for the past eight years, increasing the demand for Sipv. As such, future solar silicon price spikes are expected in the next few years. Although industry has invested billions of dollars to meet this ever-increasing demand, the technology to produce Sipv remains largely unchanged requiring the energy intensive, and chlorine dependent Siemens process or variations thereof. While huge improvements have been made, current state-of-the-art industrial plant still use 65 kWh/kg of silicon purified. Our technology offers a key distinction to other technologies as it starts one step upstream from all other Sipv production efforts. Our process starts by producing high purity SiO2/C feedstocks from which Sipv can be produced in a single, chlorine free, final EAF step. Specifically, our unique technology, and the resultant SiO2/C product can serve as high purity feedstocks to existing metallurgical silicon (Simet) producers, allowing them to generate Sipv with existing US manufacturing infrastructure, reducing the overall capital and commissioning schedule. Our low energy, low CAPEX and OPEX process purifies the silica and carbon present in rice hull ash (RHA) at low temperatures (< 200C) to produce high purity (5-6 Ns) feedstock for production of Sipv using furnaces similar to those used to produce Simet. During the course of this project we partnered with Wadham Energy LP (Wadham), who burns 220k ton of rice hulls (RH)/yr generating 200 GWh of electricity/yr and >30k ton/yr RHA. The power generation step produces much more energy (42 kWh/kg of final silicon produced) than required to purify the RHA (5 kWh/kg of Sipv, compared to 65 kWh/kg noted above. Biogenic silica offers three very important foundations for producing high purity silicon. First, wastes from silica accumulating plants, such as rice, corn, many grasses, algae and grains, contain very reactive, amorphous silica from which impurities are easily removed. Second, plants take up only a limited set of, and minimal quantities of the heavy metals present in nature, meaning fewer minerals must be removed. Third, biomass combustion generates a product with intrinsic residual carbon, mixed at nanometer length scales with the SiO2. RHA is 80-90 wt% high surface area (20 m2/g), amorphous SiO2 with some simple mineral content mixed intimately with 5-15 wt% carbon. The mineral content is easily removed by low cost, acid washes using Mayaterials IP, leading to purified rice hull ash (RHAclean) at up to 6N purity. This highly reactive silica is partially extracted from RHAclean at 200 C in an environmentally benign process to adjust SiO2:C ratios to those needed in EA

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    of solar thermal panels. The goals are to explore how to squeeze energy from agricultural waste or other from the sun's rays, like conventional solar panels, the solar thermal panels use large mirrors. "That's the bottom line. How much is it going to cost?" he said. Large solar thermal cells sit just

  1. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-101 Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 1987.

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    development of many forest communities will lead to an extended transformation into highly flammable fire prevailing forest types in tropical and subtropical Asia. Relevant concepts of future wildland fire land accounted for 410 x 10 6 ha (FAO 1985). In most countries of the humid and dry tropics

  2. A PRODUCTIVITY AND COST COMPARISON OF TWO NON-COMMERCIAL FOREST FUEL REDUCTION MACHINES

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    Bolding, M. Chad

    A PRODUCTIVITY AND COST COMPARISON OF TWO NON-COMMERCIAL FOREST FUEL REDUCTION MACHINES M. Chad-commercial equipment designs in a fuel reduction treatment. The machines were: 1) a swing-boom excavator (SBE) equipped with a rotary disc mulching head, and 2) a drive-to- tree flexible tracked machine (FTM) with a rotating drum

  3. Developing a Cooperative Extension System for Forest Products and Forestry Systems in Honduras

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    Wu, Qinglin

    by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) focusing on forest products utilization Desarrollo de Exportaciones (FIDE), a private, non-profit institution created to promote investment development and protection in Honduras. The authors of this paper and the Executive Director of ESNACIFOR, Ing

  4. Research Summary Wild Harvests Social, cultural and economic values of non-timber forest products

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    Research Summary Wild Harvests ­ Social, cultural and economic values of non-timber forest products Scottish woodlands have special importance for people who visit them to harvest wild plant material) but the amount harvested or sold was limited wild plant material and fungi as a valuable and joyful by the manual

  5. U.S Markets for Certified and Non-Certified Hardwood Tropical Forest Products

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    Wu, Qinglin

    which approached 2 million (mainly wooden) houses (FAO/UNECE, 2004). By 1992, Latin America supplied 70 volume and 57 percent of value. Latin America was the second largest supplier of tropical hardwood veneer Forest Products Development Center School of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana State University

  6. Using a Decision Support System to Optimize Production of Agricultural Crop Residue Biofeedstock

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    Reed L. Hoskinson; Ronald C. Rope; Raymond K. Fink

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For several years the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been developing a Decision Support System for Agriculture (DSS4Ag) which determines the economically optimum recipe of various fertilizers to apply at each site in a field to produce a crop, based on the existing soil fertility at each site, as well as historic production information and current prices of fertilizers and the forecast market price of the crop at harvest, for growing a crop such as wheat, potatoes, corn, or cotton. In support of the growing interest in agricultural crop residues as a bioenergy feedstock, we have extended the capability of the DSS4Ag to develop a variable-rate fertilizer recipe for the simultaneous economically optimum production of both grain and straw, and have been conducting field research to test this new DSS4Ag. In this paper we report the results of two years of field research testing and enhancing the DSS4Ags ability to economically optimize the fertilization for the simultaneous production of both grain and its straw, where the straw is an agricultural crop residue that can be used as a biofeedstock.

  7. Global fire emissions and the contribution of deforestation, savanna, forest, agricultural, and peat fires (1997-2009)

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    K. G. : Direct carbon emissions from Canadian forest fires,O. , and Merlet, P. : Emission of trace gases and aerosolsEstimating direct carbon emissions from Canadian wildland

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Rising EU wood pellet use drives surge in imports European Union imports officials said in a report. "Overall, EU wood pellet production is not expected to be able to keep up to the bloc top $1bn by 2020, the USDA staff said. The rise in exports is driving a surge in pellet production

  9. Global Patterns of Ecological Productivity and Tropical Forest Biomass

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    those measurements in addition to climate data to construct a suite of empirical models of NPP productivity (NPP) on a global scale and biomass accumulation across thee tropics. Scientists have been model of terrestrial net primary productivity (NPP), and its simplicity and relative accuracy has led

  10. AgriculturAl lAnd ApplicAtion of Biosolids in VirginiA: production And chArActeristics of Biosolids

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    reducing objections to land application of sewage sludge. Although "biosolids" does not evoke the sameAgriculturAl lAnd ApplicAtion of Biosolids in VirginiA: production And chArActeristics of Biosolids What are biosolids and how are they different from sewage sludge? Biosolids are solid, semi

  11. Analysis of factor productivity in agricultural systems in Zimbabwe and application of Geographic Information Systems in soil erosion prediction

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    Mugabe, Phanuel

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    photographs were digitized into an Arc/Info GIS. This was used to determine the area under crops and grazing. Range forage production figures in kilograms per hectare for the area were obtained from Agricultural Technical and Extension Services inventories...

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    Complex... Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2004-2005 54 ... Source: Forest Research Agency of the UK Forestry Commission Collection: Renewable Energy 13 Can...

  13. Monitoring changes in soil carbon resulting from intensive production, a non-traditional agricultural methodology.

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    Dwyer, Brian P.

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New Mexico State University and a group of New Mexico farmers are evaluating an innovative agricultural technique they call Intensive Production (IP). In contrast to conventional agricultural practice, IP uses intercropping, green fallowing, application of soil amendments and soil microbial inocula to sequester carbon as plant biomass, resulting in improved soil quality. Sandia National Laboratories role was to identify a non-invasive, cost effective technology to monitor soil carbon changes. A technological review indicated that Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) best met the farmers' objectives. Sandia partnered with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to analyze farmers' test plots using a portable LIBS developed at LANL. Real-time LIBS field sample analysis was conducted and grab samples were collected for laboratory comparison. The field and laboratory results correlated well implying the strong potential for LIBS as an economical field scale analytical tool for analysis of elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and phosphate.

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    markets that employ energy pellets in heating units. As NFR BioEnergy scales up its Louisiana production / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 9.8.14 NFR BioEnergy Announces $312 Million Energy Project In South PLAQUEMINE, La. -- Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chief Operating Officer Frank Randazzo of NFR BioEnergy

  15. An Overview of the Louisiana Forest Products Community

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    their companies. Each industry sub-sector in the Community has a Request For Proposal tool that facilitates allows small rural companies to have the same exposure and market opportunities as large companies. #12 Products · Equipment Mfg. and Dist. · Logging and Harvesting #12;9 #12;10 #12;11 Request for Proposal

  16. P3.2. Climate change and agricultural production risks PI: P. Calanca1), J. Fuhrer (Deputy PI)1), Co-PI: B. Lehmann2)

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    Richner, Heinz

    of increasing drought risks for agricultural production resulting from effects either on soils and water periods of agricultural droughts (insufficient soil moisture supply) during the cropping season present37 P3.2. Climate change and agricultural production risks PI: P. Calanca1), J. Fuhrer (Deputy PI)1

  17. 5 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    · Analysts trim forecasts for lumber prices despite U.S. housing surge Ottawa has already provided $1 disposable incomes will accelerate demand for all kinds of Canadian products, including lumber, oil and gas

  18. High Tonnage Forest Biomass Production Systems from Southern Pine Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in3.pdfEnergy Health and Productivity Questionnaire (HPQ)DepartmentLaboratory

  19. http://earthtrends.wri.org/updates/node/156January 2007 Monthly Update: Forest Certification and the Path to Sustainable

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    for certified products). Importantly, certification schemes offer international standards that define: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 2005. Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005. #12;Figure 2 may be realized through various means, and there has been significant international debate

  20. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-101 Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 1987.

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    of the appropriate system for a specific fire management need. 2. It is difficult to make the transition from Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 1987. Fire Behavior System for the Full Range of Fire Management information to flow easily through the spectrum of fire management needs. The level of resolution

  1. 18 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    Announces Support for Innovative, Sustainable Wood Building Materials to Protect Environment and Create Jobs buildings for architects, engineers, and developers. The Secretary also announced plans to launch a new PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 2 overall strategy to promote the use of wood as a green building material. USDA

  2. 17 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    -governmental organizations is that whole mature trees are being used to make wood pellets, and that this results in carbon to multiple negative stories in the press, resulting in public relations problems for wood pellet in manufacturing the wood, paper and energy products we all rely on. The following infographic illustrates

  3. 12 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    market sectors increase consumption over the next few years. Demand is forecast to peak in 2015 at 46 off shore suppliers. Binam's forecast for higher demand and production were predicated on expectations. WWPA: demand returning to pre-recession levels U.S. demand for lumber and output at the nation

  4. 18 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 UK Bioenergy: Are Dedicated Biomass Plants a Bust? Despite the UK a radical downsizing in government ambition for the technology from a target of 4,000 MW in 2011 to a cap on the back of DECC ambitions." "In addition, the government's preference for the conversion of existing coal

  5. 26 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Hancock Timber Resource Group-Summer Internship Program Each summer 10-12 weeks during the summer working as an intern with our economics research department. The focus and of interest to HTRG. By the end of the summer, the student is expected to present the results of his

  6. The Case for Certified Wood Forest products deemed sustainable are a growing part of today's green buildings

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    into the air, but the carbon remains in the tree, even when it is made into furniture or other wood productsThe Case for Certified Wood Forest products deemed sustainable are a growing part of today's green for environmentally responsible building products continues to grow. Purchasing decisions are increasingly influenced

  7. College of Agricultural Sciences College of Agricultural Sciences

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    College of Agricultural Sciences College of Agricultural Sciences Office in Shepardson Building and maintaining a productive, safe, and sustainable environment. Agricultural programs integrate biological agricultural systems. COLLEGE PROGRAMS Undergraduate Majors Undergraduate programs lead to a Bachelor

  8. Dynamics of light interception, leaf area and biomass production in Populus clones

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Dynamics of light interception, leaf area and biomass production in Populus clones-Forest Service, Rhinelander, WI 54501,U.S.A. Introduction Biomass production in agricultural crops is directly that a linear relation- ship between solar radiation capture and biomass production also exists for forest

  9. Radionuclide concentrations in agricultural products near the Hanford Site, 1982 through 1992

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    Antonio, E.J.

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pacific Northwest Laboratory reviewed monitoring data for agricultural products collected from 1982 through 1992 near the Hanford Site to determine radionuclide concentration trends. While samples were collected and analyzed, and results reported annual in Hanford Site environmental reports, an 11-year data set was reviewed for this report to increase the ability to assess trends and potential Hanford effects. Products reviewed included milk, chicken, eggs, beef, vegetables, fruit, wine, wheat, and alfalfa. To determine which radionuclides were detected sufficiently often to permit analysis for trends and effects, each radionuclide concentration and its associated uncertainty were ratioed. Radionuclides were considered routinely detectable if more than 50% of the ratios were between zero and one. Data for these radionuclides were then analyzed statistically, using analyses of variance. The statistical analyses indicated the following: for the most part, there were no measurable effects for Hanford operations; radionuclide concentrations in all products reviewed remained relatively low when compared to concentrations that would result in a 1-mrem effective dose equivalent to an individual; radionuclide concentrations are decreasing in general; however, {sup 90}Sr concentrations in all media and {sup 129}I in milk increased from 1982 to 1986, then decreased gradually for the remainder of the review period. The {sup 129}I concentrations may be correlated with processing of irradiated reactor fuel at the Plutonium-Uranium Extraction (PUREX) Plant.

  10. College of Agriculture, Food and Environment FOR Forestry

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    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Agriculture, Food and Environment FOR Forestry KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course dropped University of Kentucky 2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 1 FOR 100 INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY;developmentandimportance;treegrowth;principalforestregionsandimportanttimber species; forest management practices; utilization and products; state and federal forestry programs

  11. Proceedings of the Seventh Walnut Council Research Symposium 15GTR-NRS-P-115 BIOREFINERY OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES

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    capabilities to succeed with biorefineries. Most forest products companies already have the first capability the acquisition of woody residues for making new products while minimizing competition for valuable timber companies to look at the overall biorefinery effort and acquire the expertise to move thermal

  12. Crop Production Variability and U.S. Ethanol Mandates

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    Jones, Jason P.

    2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    projection model Iowa State University and the University of Missouri FASOM Forest and Agricultural Sector Optimization Model GAMS General Algebraic Modeling System GDP Gross Domestic Product GHG Greenhouse Gas NASS National Agricultural Statistics... Figure 11. 2015 U.S. corn price given 2012 drought sensitivity to marginal decreases in crop ethanol mandates ............................................................... 65 Figure 12. An empirical distribution of yearly corn production...

  13. PACIFIC SOUTHWEST Forest and Range

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    C. Hathaway, both of the Black Hills National Forest, Custer, South Dakota, provided the necessaryPACIFIC SOUTHWEST Forest and Range FOREST SERVICE U. S.DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE P.O. BOX 245, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 94701 Experiment Station USDA FOREST SERVICE RESEARCH PAPER PSW- 96 /1973 #12;CONTENTS

  14. Oklahoma Agriculture Agriculture

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    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    Oklahoma Agriculture Agriculture #12;Oklahoma Agriculture 2011Oklahoma Agriculture 2011 Oklahoma agriculture affects each of us every day, young and old, whether we live in largely rural regions or the state's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources promotes sustainable land use and embraces the land

  15. Coupled Physical/Chemical and Biofiltration Technologies to Reduce Air Emissions from Forest Products Industries

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    Gary D. McGinnis

    2001-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The research is a laboratory and bench-scale investigation of a system to concentrate and destroy volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including hazardous air pollutants, formed from the drying of wood and the manufacture of wood board products (e.g., particle board and oriented strandboard). The approach that was investigated involved concentrating the dilute VOCs (<500 ppmv) with a physical/chemical adsorption unit, followed by the treatment of the concentrated voc stream (2,000 to 2,500 ppmv) with a biofiltration unit. The research program lasted three years, and involved three research organizations. Michigan Technological University was the primary recipient of the financial assistance, the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and Mississippi State University (MSU) were subcontractors to MTU. The ultimate objective of this research was to develop a pilot-scale demonstration of the technology with sufficient data to provide for the design of an industrial system. No commercialization activities were included in this project.

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    Environmental Sciences and Ecology 8 Building Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa through Sustainable Development Summary: -frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally...

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    and Quantitative Sciences, Texas Tech University. Collection: Mathematics 2 Curriculum Vitae Charles B. Moss Summary: : Spatial Variations in Land Values." In Agricultural...

  18. E-Print Network 3.0 - agricultural water productivity Sample...

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    Source: USDA, Jornada Experimental Range Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 4 Energy, Agriculture, and Environment in Rural New York For several years, Congress has...

  19. Knowledge Integration to Make Decisions About Complex Systems: Sustainability of Energy Production from Agriculture

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    Francesco Danuso

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A major bottleneck for improving the governance of complex systems, rely on our ability to integrate different forms of knowledge into a decision support system (DSS). Preliminary aspects are the classification of different types of knowledge (a priori or general, a posteriori or specific, with uncertainty, numerical, textual, algorithmic, complete/incomplete, etc.), the definition of ontologies for knowledge management and the availability of proper tools like continuous simulation models, event driven models, statistical approaches, computational methods (neural networks, evolutionary optimization, rule based systems etc.) and procedure for textual documentation. Following these views at University of Udine, a computer language (SEMoLa, Simple, Easy Modelling Language) for knowledge integration has been developed. SEMoLa can handle models, data, metadata and textual knowledge; it implements and extends the system dynamics ontology (Forrester, 1968; Jrgensen, 1994) in which systems are modelled by the concepts of material, group, state, rate, parameter, internal and external events and driving variables. As an example, a SEMoLa model to improve management and sustainability (economical, energetic, environmental) of the agricultural farms is presented. The model (X-Farm) simulates a farm in which cereal and forage yield, oil seeds, milk, calves and wastes can be sold or reused. X-Farm is composed by integrated modules describing fields (crop and soil), feeds and materials storage, machinery management, manpower management, animal husbandry, economic and energetic balances, seed oil extraction, manure and wastes management, biogas production from animal wastes and biomasses.

  20. RESTORING SUSTAINABLE FORESTS ON APPALACHIAN MINED LANDS FOR WOOD PRODUCTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, CARBON SEQUESTRATION, AND OTHER ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

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    Jonathan Aggett

    2003-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall purpose of this project is to evaluate the biological and economic feasibility of restoring high-quality forests on mined land, and to measure carbon sequestration and wood production benefits that would be achieved from forest restoration procedures. In this segment of work, our goal was to review methods for estimating tree survival, growth, yield and value of forests growing on surface mined land in the eastern coalfields of the USA, and to determine the extent to which carbon sequestration is influenced by these factors. Public Law 95-87, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), mandates that mined land be reclaimed in a fashion that renders the land at least as productive after mining as it was before mining. In the central Appalachian region, where prime farmland and economic development opportunities for mined land are scarce, the most practical land use choices are hayland/pasture, wildlife habitat, or forest land. Since 1977, the majority of mined land has been reclaimed as hayland/pasture or wildlife habitat, which is less expensive to reclaim than forest land, since there are no tree planting costs. As a result, there are now hundreds of thousands of hectares of grasslands and scrublands in various stages of natural succession located throughout otherwise forested mountains in the U.S. A literature review was done to develop the basis for an economic feasibility study of a range of land-use conversion scenarios. Procedures were developed for both mixed hardwoods and white pine under a set of low product prices and under a set of high product prices. Economic feasibility is based on land expectation values. Further, our review shows that three types of incentive schemes might be important: (1) lump sum payment at planting (and equivalent series of annual payments); (2) revenue incentive at harvest; and (3) benefit based on carbon volume.

  1. An Overview of World Tropical Hardwood Resources, Forest Products Trade and Environmental Issues

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    , and Venezuela (Butler 2001). South America accounts for 23 percent of global forests (Juslin and Hansen 2003

  2. Using mobile distributed pyrolysis facilities to deliver a forest residue resource for bio-fuel production

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    Victoria, University of

    reduces the energy content of forest residues delivered to a bio-fuel facility as mobile facilities use by bio-oil, bio-slurry and torrefied wood is 45%, 65% and 87% of the initial forest residue energyUsing mobile distributed pyrolysis facilities to deliver a forest residue resource for bio

  3. Economic Effect on Agricultural Production of Alternative Energy Input Prices: Texas High Plains

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    Adams, B. M.; Lacewell, R. D.; Condra, G. D.

    The Arab oil embargo of 1973 awakened the world to the reality of energy shortages and higher fuel prices. Agriculture in the United States is highly mechanized and thus energy intensive. This study seeks to develop an evaluative capability...

  4. A study of the effects of natural fertility, weather and productive inputs in Chinese agriculture

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    Eckaus, Richard S.; Tso, Katherine Kit-Yan.

    This paper presents an investigation of the relations in China between farm output, the natural fertility of agricultural land, and the use of anthropogenic farm inputs. The methodology is presented as a potential increment ...

  5. Forest Biomass and Lignocellulosic Materials Forest-derived biopolymers lignin and cellulose

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    Li, Mo

    Forest Biomass and Lignocellulosic Materials Forest-derived biopolymers lignin and cellulose of sustainable products such as nanocellulose and biocomposites from forest biomass; biorefining to develop high

  6. Wild coffee production in Ethiopia: the role of coffee certification for forest conservation 1 Introduction This is the html version of the file http://web.fu-berlin.de/ffu/akumwelt/bc2006/papers/Schmitt_Grote_Coffee.pdf.

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    Wild coffee production in Ethiopia: the role of coffee certification for forest conservation 1 been highlighted: forest certification 2006 Page 1 Wild coffee production in Ethiopia: the role)9/10/2007 3:26:41 PM #12;Wild coffee production in Ethiopia: the role of coffee certification for forest

  7. Climate Change Impacts for the Conterminous USA: An Integrated Assessment Part 5. Irrigated Agriculture and National Grain Crop Production

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    Thomson, Allison M.; Rosenberg, Norman J.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Brown, Robert A.

    2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the next century global warming will lead to changes in weather patterns, affecting many aspects of our environment. In the United States, the one sector of the economy most likely to be directly impacted by the changes in climate is agriculture. We have examined potential changes in dryland agriculture (Part 2) and in water resources necessary for crop production (Part 3). Here we assess to what extent, under a set of climate change scenarios, water supplies will be sufficient to meet the irrigation requirement of major grain crops in the U.S. In addition, we assess the overall impacts of changes in water supply on national grain production. We applied 12 climate change scenarios based on the predictions of General Circulation Models to a water resources model and a crop growth simulator for the conterminous United States. We calculate national production in current crop growing regions by applying irrigation where it is necessary and water is available. Irrigation declines under all climate change scenarios employed in this study. In certain regions and scenarios, precipitation declines so much that water supplies are too limited; in other regions it plentiful enough that little value is derived from irrigation. Total crop production is greater when irrigation is applied, but corn and soybean production declines under most scenarios. Winter wheat production responds significantly to elevated atmospheric CO2 and appears likely to increase under climate change.

  8. RESTORING SUSTAINABLE FORESTS ON APPALACHIAN MINED LANDS FOR WOOD PRODUCTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, CARBON SEQUESTRATION, AND OTHER ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

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    J. Burger; J. Galbraith; T. Fox; G. Amacher; J. Sullivan; C. Zipper

    2004-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall purpose of this project is to evaluate the biological and economic feasibility of restoring high-quality forests on mined land, and to measure carbon sequestration and wood production benefits that would be achieved from forest restoration procedures. In this quarterly report, we present a preliminary comparison of the carbon sequestration potential of forests growing on 14 mined sites in a seven-state region in the Midwestern and Eastern Coalfields. Carbon contents of these forests were compared to adjacent forests on non-mined land. The study was installed as a 3 x 3 factorial in a random complete block design with three replications at each location. The treatments include three forest types (white pine, hybrid poplar, mixed hardwood) and three silvicultural regimes (competition control, competition control plus tillage, competition control plus tillage plus fertilization). Each individual treatment plot is 0.5 acres. Each block of nine plots requires 4.5 acres, and the complete installation at each site requires 13.5 acres. The plots at all three locations have been installed and the plot corners marked with PVC stakes. GPS coordinates of each plot have been collected. Soil samples were collected from each plot to characterize the sites prior to treatment. Analysis of soil samples was completed and these data are being used to prepare fertilizer prescriptions. Fertilizer prescripts will be developed for each site. Fertilizer will be applied during the second quarter 2004. Data are included as appendices in this report. As part of our economic analysis of mined land reforestation, we focused on the implications of a shift in reforestation burden from the landowner to the mine operator. Results suggest that the reforestation of mined lands as part of the mining operation creates a viable and profitable forest enterprise for landowners with greater potential for carbon sequestration.

  9. How to reconcile product standardization and diversity of agricultural practices? A challenge for research-action in partnership: the case of farmers' organizations in Costa

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    .) with high level risks related to price variations in international markets. Farmers' organizations play standards. In Costa Rica three stakeholders; a farmers' organization MNC (Mesa Nacional CaHow to reconcile product standardization and diversity of agricultural practices? A challenge

  10. 1CHILE'S FRONTIER FORESTS: CONSERVING A GLOBAL TREASURE FRONTIER FORESTS

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    1CHILE'S FRONTIER FORESTS: CONSERVING A GLOBAL TREASURE CHILE´S FRONTIER FORESTS: CONSERVING forests & people #12;2 CHILE'S FRONTIER FORESTS: CONSERVING A GLOBAL TREASURE REPORT PRODUCTION'S FRONTIER FORESTS: CONSERVING A GLOBAL TREASURE CONTENTSCONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 5 FOREWORD 6 KEY FINDINGS 8

  11. University College Dublin Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition AgriculturAl Science

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    1 University College Dublin Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition AgriculturAl Science DN250 Agricultural Science Dn250AeS Agri-environmental Sciences Dn250AcP Animal and crop Production Dn Engineering Technology DN250FAM Food and Agribusiness Management #12;1 Contents Agricultural Science DN250 1

  12. Forest products markets badly hit by the crisis but use of wood energy on the rise -UNECE/FAO http://www.portofentry.com/site/root/resources/industry_news/8067.html[10/1/2009 8:21:58 AM

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    Forest products markets badly hit by the crisis but use of wood energy on the rise - UNECE/FAO http.html[10/1/2009 8:21:58 AM] revenues from forests throughout the UNECE region. The surge in wood energy countries Select channel: All channels Forest products markets badly hit by the crisis but use of wood

  13. Long-term patterns of fruit production in five forest types of the South Carolina upper coastal plain.

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    Greenberg, Cathryn H.; Levey, Douglas J.; Kwit, Charles; McCarty, John P.; Pearson, Scott F.; Sargent, Sarah; Kilgo, John

    2012-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    ABSTRACT Fleshy fruit is a key food resource for many vertebrates and may be particularly important energy source to birds during fall migration and winter. Hence, land managers should know how fruit availability varies among forest types, seasons, and years. We quantified fleshy fruit abundance monthly for 9 years (1995-2003) in 56 0.1-ha plots in 5 forest types of South Carolina's upper Coastal Plain, USA. Forest types were mature upland hardwood and bottomland hardwood forest, mature closed-canopy loblolly (Pinus taeda) and longleaf pine (P. palustris) plantation, and recent clearcut regeneration harvests planted with longleaf pine seedlings. Mean annual number of fruits and dry fruit pulp mass were highest in regeneration harvests (264,592 _ 37,444 fruits; 12,009 _ 2,392 g/ha), upland hardwoods (60,769 _ 7,667 fruits; 5,079 _ 529 g/ha), and bottomland hardwoods (65,614 _ 8,351 fruits; 4,621 _ 677 g/ha), and lowest in longleaf pine (44,104 _ 8,301 fruits; 4,102 _ 877 g/ha) and loblolly (39,532 _ 5,034 fruits; 3,261 _ 492 g/ha) plantations. Fruit production was initially high in regeneration harvests and declined with stand development and canopy closure (1995-2003). Fruit availability was highest June-September and lowest in April. More species of fruit-producing plants occurred in upland hardwoods, bottomland hardwoods, and regeneration harvests than in loblolly and longleaf pine plantations. Several species produced fruit only in 1 or 2 forest types. In sum, fruit availability varied temporally and spatially because of differences in species composition among forest types and age classes, patchy distributions of fruiting plants both within and among forest types, fruiting phenology, high inter-annual variation in fruit crop size by some dominant fruit-producing species, and the dynamic process of disturbance-adapted species colonization and decline, or recovery in recently harvested stands. Land managers could enhance fruit availability for wildlife by creating and maintaining diverse forest types and age classes. .

  14. Chesapeake Forest Lands (Maryland)

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    The Chesapeake Forest Lands are most of the former land holdings of the Chesapeake Forest Products Company, which now includes more than 66,000 acres in five lower Eastern Shore counties. These...

  15. Peace Corps | Agriculture Agriculture Volunteers

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    Kaminsky, Werner

    Peace Corps | Agriculture Agriculture Volunteers Agriculture is the primary economic activity Volunteers contribute sustain- able solutions to a community's agricultural issues and help preserve natural resources. Programs and Sample Projects Agriculture and Forestry Extension · Collaborate with farmers

  16. Using mobile distributed pyrolysis facilities to deliver a forest residue resource for bio-fuel production.

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    Brown, Duncan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Distributed mobile conversion facilities using either fast pyrolysis or torrefaction processes can be used to convert forest residues to more energy dense substances (bio-oil, bio-slurry (more)

  17. 11USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-166. 1998. Urban air basin produced oxidants, notably ozone, induce a decline in productivity in plants. This loss of productivity

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    11USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-166. 1998. Abstract Urban air basin produced oxidants, notably ozone, induce a decline in productivity in plants. This loss of productivity is manifested have been well-studied: increased production and more rapid turnover of antioxidant systems; production

  18. An Evaluation of OBERS Projections of Texas Agricultural Production in 1980, 2000 and 2020

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    Warren, J. P.; Griffin, W. L.; Trock, W. L.

    region's or state's productive capacity with respect to a commodity. Perhaps the history of production is too short; maybe droughts, freezes or excess moisture situations have biased the data; perhaps there are peculiar growth characteristics of a crop...

  19. Navjot's nightmare revisited: logging, agriculture, and biodiversity

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    Vermont, University of

    forests. Conversely, conversion of primary or logged forests to plantation crops, such as oil palm, causes the biodiversity of this region. Our analysis also suggests that, because South- east Asian forests are tightly and replaced with a nonforest landcover (e.g., agriculture including oil palm and rubber, timber plantations

  20. United States Department of Agriculture Research Paper

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    : For additional copies: U.S. FOREST SERVICE U.S. Forest Service 11 CAMPUS BLVD SUITE 200 Publications Distribution footprint from eastern Vermont, across New Hampshire, and into western Maine. Large pole-sized trees (8United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Research Paper NRS-25 Northern Research

  1. United States of Agriculture

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    in wildlife management from the University of New Hampshire in 1988. She joined the Intermountain Research Station in 1993 after working for the States of New Hampshire and Wyoming on projects involving wetlandUnited States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Intermountain Research Station General

  2. Agricultural and Forest Entomology (2013), 15, 212226 DOI: 10.1111/afe.12007 Predicting the distribution of a novel bark beetle and its pine hosts

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    Smith, Steven E.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    role in coniferous forest dynamics in Central and North America (Bentz et al., 2010; Salinas-Moreno et al., 2010; Evangelista et al., 2011). Under certain conditions, such as extreme drought and where

  3. Sustaining the Productivity and Function of Intensively Managed Forests - Final Report

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    Burger, James A.; Xu, Yi-Jun

    2001-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The main goal of this study is to ensure sustainable management of wetland forests in the southeastern United States. The study is projected to measure soil, hydrology, and forest responses to several management scenarios across a complete forest cycle. From August 1997 to August 2000 the study has received funding as one of the Agenda 2020 projects, from the U.S. Department of Energy (Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC07-97ID13551), the National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement, and Westvac Corporation. Quarterly progress reports were submitted regularly to the Department and all project participants. This final report summarizes the project results and progress achieved during this 3-year period. Over the past three years all research objectives planned for this project were completed.

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    Wallace Tyner, Purdue... University 2007 Farm Bill: Implications for US & Global BioEnergy Production ... Source: Dyer, Bill - Department of Plant Sciences and Plant...

  5. FOREST CERTIFICATION January 2008

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    lead to a more efficient model to achieve and document high levels of forest stewardship by Oregon comes from well-managed forests. For wood products companies that do business with the likes of Home by the State of Oregon to be less competent or protective of forest resources than those landowners who become

  6. Estimates of carbon stored in harvested wood products from United States Forest Service

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    Region, 1911-2012 Dan Loeffler Nathaniel Anderson Keith Stockmann Ken Skog Sean Healey J. Greg Jones, Missoula, MT. and cooperator with the Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula, MT. Nathaniel Anderson down stand on the Chippewa National Forest in north central Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Mary Nordeen

  7. Agricultural niche market risk-takers: analysis of production practices and information sources of Texas meat goat producers

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    Coleman, Kelly Lee Ann

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    among niche market producers. This information was used to make recommendations to agricultural educators for use in training and educating unique groups of agricultural producers. The sampling frame consisted of Texas producers who use the Farm...

  8. Agriculture and the Environment X, Delivering Multiple Benefits from our Land: Sustainable Development in Practice (2014) SEAWEED AND THE REWORKING OF OLD AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

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    Wilson1 and BA Harvie1,2 1 Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), King's Buildings, West Mains Road, EdinburghAgriculture and the Environment X, Delivering Multiple Benefits from our Land: Sustainable IMPROVED SUSTAINABILITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES OGG Knox1 , T-J Marsden2 , S Warnick2 , MN Scherbatskoy3 , D

  9. Introduction Agriculture/Agricultural Science

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    38 Introduction Guide Entrance Life Career Inquiries Agriculture/Agricultural Science Mission and goal of the Graduate School of Agricultural Science The mission of agricultural science organization which aims to realize this agricultural ideal, the Graduate School of Agricultural Science's basic

  10. Cotton production and water quality: Economic and environmental effects of pollution prevention. Agricultural economic report

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    Crutchfield, S.R.; Ribaudo, M.O.; Hansen, L.T.; Quiroga, R.

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cotton production, compared with other crops, is less likely to cause erosion-induced water-quality problems because cotton acreage is not the major source of erosion in most regions. For cotton production, the most widespread potential damages to water quality are nitrates from fertilizer polluting ground water and pesticides contaminating surface water. This damage could be reduced by restricting chemical and fertilizer use on all cotton production, but doing so could reduce cotton yields and raise cotton prices. The same level of water-quality improvement could be achieved at less cost by targeting the chemical use or erosion restrictions only to cotton farms with the most vulnerable soils. Data come from a 1989 USDA survey of cotton producers.

  11. RESTORING SUSTAINABLE FORESTS ON APPALACHIAN MINED LANDS FOR WOOD PRODUCTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, CARBON SEQUESTRATION, AND OTHER ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

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    James A. Burger; J. Galbraith; T. Fox; G. Amacher; J. Sullivan; C. Zipper

    2004-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall purpose of this project is to evaluate the biological and economic feasibility of restoring high-quality forests on mined land, and to measure carbon sequestration and wood production benefits that would be achieved from forest restoration procedures. We are currently estimating the acreage of lands in VA, WV, KY, OH, and PA mined under SMCRA and reclaimed to non-forested post-mining land uses that are not currently under active management, and therefore can be considered as available for carbon sequestration. To determine actual sequestration under different forest management scenarios, a field study was installed as a 3 x 3 factorial in a random complete block design with three replications at each of three locations, Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia. The treatments included three forest types (white pine, hybrid poplar, mixed hardwood) and three silvicultural regimes (competition control, competition control plus tillage, competition control plus tillage plus fertilization). Each individual treatment plot is 0.5 acres. Each block of nine plots requires 4.5 acres, and the complete installation at each site requires 13.5 acres. The plots at all three locations have been installed and the plot corners marked with PVC stakes. GPS coordinates of each plot have been collected. Tree survival, height and diameter were measured after the first growing season. There were significant treatment and treatment x site interactions. A STELLA{reg_sign}-based model helped us develop insight as to whether it is possible to differentiate the permanent SOC from the C contained in the labile forms of SOM. The model can be used for predicting the amount of C sequestered on mine lands, and the amount of C that is expected to reside in the mine soil for more than 1,000 years. Based on our work, it appears that substantial carbon payments to landowners would be required to reach ''profitability'' under present circumstances. However, even though the payments that we examine could generate non-negative LEVs, there is no guarantee that the payments will actually cause landowners to reforest in practice. It is landowner utility associated with forestland profitability that will be the determining factor in actual conversion--utility that likely would include cash flow timing, amenities, and even the credit position of the landowner.

  12. RESTORING SUSTAINABLE FORESTS ON APPALACHIAN MINED LANDS FOR WOOD PRODUCTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, CARBON SEQUESTRATION, AND OTHER ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

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    James A. Burger; J. Galbraith; T. Fox; G. Amacher; J. Sullivan; C. Zipper

    2005-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall purpose of this project is to evaluate the biological and economic feasibility of restoring high-quality forests on mined land, and to measure carbon sequestration and wood production benefits that would be achieved from forest restoration procedures. We are currently estimating the acreage of lands in VA, WV, KY, OH, and PA mined under SMCRA and reclaimed to non-forested post-mining land uses that are not currently under active management, and therefore can be considered as available for carbon sequestration. To determine actual sequestration under different forest management scenarios, a field study was installed as a 3 x 3 factorial in a random complete block design with three replications at each of three locations, Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia. The treatments included three forest types (white pine, hybrid poplar, mixed hardwood) and three silvicultural regimes (competition control, competition control plus tillage, competition control plus tillage plus fertilization). Each individual treatment plot is 0.5 acres. Each block of nine plots is 4.5 acres, and the complete installation at each site is 13.5 acres. During the reporting period we compiled and evaluated all soil properties measured on the study sites. Statistical analysis of the properties was conducted, and first year survival and growth of white pine, hybrid poplars, and native hardwoods was assessed. Hardwood species survived better at all sites than white pine or hybrid poplar. Hardwood survival across treatments was 80%, 85%, and 50% for sites in Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio, respectively, while white pine survival was 27%, 41%, and 58%, and hybrid poplar survival was 37%, 41%, and 72% for the same sites, respectively. Hybrid poplar height and diameter growth were superior to those of the other species tested, with the height growth of this species reaching 126.6cm after one year in the most intensive treatment at the site in Virginia. To determine carbon in soils on these sites, we developed a cost-effective method for partitioning total soil carbon to pedogenic carbon and geogenic carbon in mine soils. We are in the process of evaluating the accuracy and precision of the proposed carbon partitioning technique for which we are designing an experiment with carefully constructed mine soil samples. In a second effort, as part of a mined land reforestation project for carbon sequestration in southwestern Virginia we implemented the first phase of the carbon monitoring protocol that was recently delivered to DOE.

  13. Restoring Sustainable Forests on Appalachian Mined Lands for Wood Products, Renewable Energy, Carbon Sequestration, and Other Ecosystem Services

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    James A. Burger; J. Galbraith; T. Fox; G. Amacher; J. Sullivan; C. Zipper

    2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall purpose of this project is to evaluate the biological and economic feasibility of restoring high-quality forests on mined land, and to measure carbon sequestration and wood production benefits that would be achieved from forest restoration procedures. We are currently estimating the acreage of lands in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania mined under SMCRA and reclaimed to non-forested post-mining land uses that are not currently under active management, and therefore can be considered as available for carbon sequestration. To determine actual sequestration under different forest management scenarios, a field study was installed as a 3 x 3 factorial in a random complete block design with three replications at each of three locations, one each in Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia. The treatments included three forest types (white pine, hybrid poplar, mixed hardwood) and three silvicultural regimes (competition control, competition control plus tillage, competition control plus tillage plus fertilization). Each individual treatment plot is 0.5 acres. Each block of nine plots is 4.5 acres, and the complete installation at each site is 13.5 acres. Regression models of chemical and physical soil properties were created in order to estimate the SOC content down the soil profile. Soil organic carbon concentration and volumetric percent of the fines decreased exponentially down the soil profile. The results indicated that one-third of the total SOC content on mined lands was found in the surface 0-13 cm soil layer, and more than two-thirds of it was located in the 0-53 cm soil profile. A relative estimate of soil density may be best in broad-scale mine soil mapping since actual D{sub b} values are often inaccurate and difficult to obtain in rocky mine soils. Carbon sequestration potential is also a function of silvicultural practices used for reforestation success. Weed control plus tillage may be the optimum treatment for hardwoods and white pine, as any increased growth resulting from fertilization may not offset the decreased survival that accompanied fertilization. Relative to carbon value, our analysis this quarter shows that although short-rotation hardwood management on reclaimed surface mined lands may have higher LEVs than traditional long-rotation hardwood management, it is only profitable in a limited set of circumstances.

  14. SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP Biomass Outlook 2014: Is Biomass About To Go Bang?

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    PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Biomass Outlook 2014: Is Biomass About To Go Bang? Biomass offers a multitude can bio go? David Appleyard, Contributing Editor February 06, 2014 LONDON -- Traditional biomass renewables collectively. Nonetheless, modern renewables, and modern biomass with it, is catching up fast

  15. United States Department of Agriculture Office of Communications (202) 720-4623

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    Debinski, Diane M.

    Reports Synthesize Literature on Climate Change Effects and Adaptation Strategies for U.S. Agriculture strategies for U.S. agriculture and forests. The reports, entitled Climate Change and Agriculture: Effects.S. agriculture and forests will face in this century from global climate change," said William Hohenstein

  16. Increasing corn for biofuel production reduces biocontrol services in agricultural landscapes

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    Landis, Doug

    November 5, 2008 (received for review May 22, 2008) Increased demand for corn grain as an ethanol feedstock of cellulosic ethanol production processes that use a variety of feedstocks could foster increased diversity has driven a rapid expansion of the corn ethanol industry in the United States. Continuing growth

  17. Economic Contributions of Florida's Agricultural, Natural Resource, Food and Kindred Product Manufacturing and

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    Florida, University of

    Manufacturing and Distribution, and Service Industries in 20081 Alan W. Hodges and Mohammad Rahmani2 1 economic sectors for food and kindred product manufacturing, wholesale and retail distribution, input supplies, support services, and nature-based recreation/eco-tourism. In addition to farming, forestry

  18. Long-term climate change impacts on agricultural productivity in eastern China

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    Chavas, Daniel R.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Thomson, Allison M.; Gao, Xuejie

    2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations are expected to induce significant climate change over the next century and beyond, but the impacts on society remain highly uncertain. This work examines potential climate change impacts on the productivity of five major crops in northeastern China: canola, corn, potato, rice, and winter wheat. In addition to determining domain-wide trends, the objective is to identify vulnerable and emergent regions under future climate conditions, defined as having a greater than 10% decrease and increase in productivity, respectively. Data from the ICTP RegCM3 regional climate model for baseline (1961-1990) and future (2071-2100) periods under A2 scenario conditions are used as input in the EPIC agro-ecosystem simulation model in the domain [30N, 108E] to [42N, 123E]. Simulations are performed with and without the enhanced CO2 fertilization effect. Results indicate that aggregate potential productivity (i.e. if the crop is grown everywhere) increases 6.5% for rice, 8.3% for canola, 18.6% for corn, 22.9% for potato, and 24.9% for winter wheat, although with significant spatial variability for each crop. However, absent the enhanced CO2 fertilization effect, potential productivity declines in all cases ranging from 2.5-12%. Interannual yield variability remains constant or declines in all cases except rice. Climate variables are found to be more significant drivers of simulated yield changes than changes in soil properties, except in the case of potato production in the northwest where the effects of wind erosion are more significant. Overall, in the future period corn and winter wheat benefit significantly in the North China Plain, rice remains dominant in the southeast and emerges in the northeast, potato and corn yields become viable in the northwest, and potato yields suffer in the southwest with no other crop emerging as a clear beneficiary from among those simulated in this study.

  19. Land use, food production, and the future of tropical forest species in Ghana

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    Phalan, Benjamin Timothy

    2010-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    by discussions with Brigid Barry, David Bowden, Lauren Coad, Nigel Collar, Paul Donald, Rob Ewers, Vicky Jones, Val Kapos, Eric Keys, Deborah Lawrence, Tasso Leventis, Ken Norris, Debbie Pain, Hugo Rainey, B. L. Turner and Juliet Vickery. Thanks to John... in a wildlife protected area, although I ended up working only in forest reserves. I thank Moses Sam and Phil Marshall for interesting discussions, and Kofi Affum-Baffo, Francis Agurgo, Edward Obiaw and Oheneba Amponsah Agyemang of the Resource...

  20. agricultural soil revisited: Topics by E-print Network

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    of logged forests is essential to conserving Vermont, University of 3 Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration: Economic Issues and Research Needs Environmental Sciences and...

  1. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service 1996 annual report wetlands research related to the Pen Branch restoration effort on the Savannah River site

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    Nelson, E.A. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC (United States); Kolka, R.K. [USDA Forest Service, Charleston, SC (United States); Trettin, C.C. [USDA Forest Service, Charleston, SC (United States)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the role of the USDA Forest Service and their collaborators (SRTC, SREL, and several universities) in wetlands monitoring and research on the Savannah River Site. This report describes the rationales, methods, and results (when available) of these studies and summarizes and integrates the available information through 1996.

  2. Conservation Agriculture and its Role in Soil Health, Sustainable Food Production and Food Security. A topical lunch on October 4th

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    Conservation Agriculture and its Role in Soil Health, Sustainable Food Production and Food Security community more involved in the larger picture of sustainable land management to meet future food security Management will need involvement of soil science, agronomy, plant pathology, natural resource management

  3. An aggregate production function for U. S. agriculture: an alternative to the Tyner-Tweeten approach

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    Cornforth, Gerald Charles

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    be obtained directly from time series data using ridge regression to combat inherent multicollinearity problems? (2) If a function can be directly fit, how valid is the Tyner and Tweeten (1965, 1966) hypothesis that production elasti- cities change over... time? The Tyner and Tweeten decade elasticity estimates were determined independently using distributed-lag factor- share ad)ustment models, whereas ridge regression was used in this study to directly and simultaneously estimate these elasticities...

  4. RESTORING SUSTAINABLE FORESTS ON APPALACHIAN MINED LANDS FOR WOOD PRODUCTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, CARBON SEQUESTRATION, AND OTHER ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

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    J. Burger; J. Galbraith; T. Fox; G. Amacher; J. Sullivan; C. Zipper

    2003-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall purpose of this project is to evaluate the biological and economic feasibility of restoring high-quality forests on mined land, and to measure carbon sequestration and wood production benefits that would be achieved from forest restoration procedures. In this quarterly report, we present a preliminary comparison of the carbon sequestration benefits for two forest types used to convert abandoned grasslands for carbon sequestration. Annual mixed hardwood benefits, based on total stand carbon volume present at the end of a given year, range from a minimum of $0/ton of carbon to a maximum of $5.26/ton of carbon (low prices). White pine benefits based on carbon volume range from a minimum of $0/ton of carbon to a maximum of $18.61/ton of carbon (high prices). The higher maximum white pine carbon payment can primarily be attributed to the fact that the shorter rotation means that payments for white pine carbon are being made on far less cumulative carbon tonnage than for that of the long-rotation hardwoods. Therefore, the payment per ton of white pine carbon needs to be higher than that of the hardwoods in order to render the conversion to white pine profitable by the end of a rotation. These carbon payments may seem appealingly low to the incentive provider. However, payments (not discounted) made over a full rotation may add up to approximately $17,493/ha for white pine (30-year rotation), and $18,820/ha for mixed hardwoods (60-year rotation). The literature suggests a range of carbon sequestration costs, from $0/ton of carbon to $120/ton of carbon, although the majority of studies suggest a cost below $50/ ton of carbon, with van Kooten et al. (2000) suggesting a cutoff cost of $20/ton of carbon sequestered. Thus, the ranges of carbon payments estimated for this study fall well within the ranges of carbon sequestration costs estimated in previous studies.

  5. Saskatchewan Agricultural

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    Peak, Derek

    Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame College of Agriculture and Bioresources Inductees 2014 Edition #12;"SALUTE TO SASKATCHEWAN FARM LEADERS" Photos courtesy of the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall Williams 1941- Lorne Alan Babiuk 1946- #12;"SALUTE TO SASKATCHEWAN FARM LEADERS" Photos courtesy

  6. Competition for light and water play contrasting roles in driving diversity-productivity relationships in Iberian forests

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    Jucker, Tommaso; Bouriaud, Olivier; Avacaritei, Daniel; D?nil?, Iulian; Duduman, Gabriel; Valladares, Fernando; Coomes, David A.

    2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    in Mediterranean forests. Whether or not managing for mixed pine-oak forests proves to be beneficial for AWP is likely to depend on how climate changes in the Iberian Peninsula....

  7. Davide Pettenella LEAF Dept. -Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry

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    Pettenella, Davide

    - Italy Innonatour IP Course 23 May, 2011 Suceava, Romania Territorial marketing of forest-based products

  8. Presentation 2.7: Energy and the Forest Products Industry in Malaysia Zulkifli Bin Ahmad

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    balanced utilization of oil, gas, hydro & coal To prolong lifespan of Malaysia's oil reserves for future in the production of wood products are collected to be used as raw materials to produce fibre boards

  9. AGRICULTURAL REPORT MAY 1998

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    Farmer Crop Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . 12 #12;2 MAY 1998 ® Will the trend of increasing high and the future of the industry, fac- ulty in the School of Agriculture at Purdue University in collaboration and will continue to dominate trade trends. Potential demand for agricultural products is greatest in Asia

  10. Restoring Sustainable Forests on Appalachian Mined Lands for Wood Products, Renewable Energy, Carbon Sequestration, and Other Ecosystem Services

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    Burger, James A

    2005-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall purpose of this project is to evaluate the biological and economic feasibility of restoring high-quality forests on mined land, and to measure carbon sequestration and wood production benefits that would be achieved from forest restoration procedures. We are currently estimating the acreage of lands in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania mined under SMCRA and reclaimed to non-forested post-mining land uses that are not currently under active management, and therefore can be considered as available for carbon sequestration. To determine actual sequestration under different forest management scenarios, a field study was installed as a 3 x 3 factorial in a random complete block design with three replications at each of three locations, one each in Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia. The treatments included three forest types (white pine, hybrid poplar, mixed hardwood) and three silvicultural regimes (competition control, competition control plus tillage, competition control plus tillage plus fertilization). Each individual treatment plot is 0.5 acres. Each block of nine plots is 4.5 acres, and the complete installation at each site is 13.5 acres. During the reporting period we determined that by grinding the soil samples to a finer particle size of less than 250 ?m (sieve No. 60), the effect of mine soil coal particle size on the extent to which these particles will be oxidized during the thermal treatment of the carbon partitioning procedure will be eliminated, thus making the procedure more accurate and precise. In the second phase of the carbon sequestration project, we focused our attention on determining the sample size required for carbon accounting on grassland mined fields in order to achieve a desired accuracy and precision of the final soil organic carbon (SOC) estimate. A mine land site quality classification scheme was developed and some field-testing of the methods of implementation was completed. The classification model has been validated for softwoods (white pine) on several reclaimed mine sites in the southern Appalachian coal region. The classification model is a viable method for classifying post-SMCRA abandoned mined lands into productivity classes for white pine. A thinning study was established as a random complete block design to evaluate the response to thinning of a 26-year-old white pine stand growing on a reclaimed surface mine in southwest Virginia. Stand parameters were projected to age 30 using a stand table projection. Site index of the stand was found to be 32.3 m at base age 50 years. Thinning rapidly increased the diameter growth of the residual trees to 0.84 cm yr{sup -1} compared to 0.58 cm yr{sup -1} for the unthinned treatment; however, at age 26, there was no difference in volume or value per hectare. At age 30, the unthinned treatment had a volume of 457.1 m{sup 3} ha{sup -1} but was only worth $8807 ha{sup -1}, while the thinned treatment was projected to have 465.8 m{sup 3} ha{sup -1}, which was worth $11265 ha{sup -1} due to a larger percentage of the volume being in sawtimber size classes.

  11. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

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    Virginia Tech

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences l Business Management and Entrepreneurship Marketing Ag. Products Agricultural Law Advanced Agribusiness Marketing Agricultural Financial Management Agricultural Management and Problem Solving Monetary and Global

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - agriculture agricultural research Sample...

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    to students and advocate for agricultural education, research and extension... Potato Products facility. Keith is a graduate of Penn State with a B.S. in Agricultural...

  13. Expanding Research Horizons: USDA Forest Service Initiative for Developing Recycled Paper Technology

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    Abubakr, Said

    Forest Service research on recycling is being led by scientists at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPLExpanding Research Horizons: USDA Forest Service Initiative for Developing Recycled Paper Technology Theodore L. Laufenberg, Program Manager Forest Products Conservation and Recycling Said Abubakr

  14. A study of pesticide residue levels and insecticide resistance in selected aquatic organisms occurring around the Bryan-College Station agricultural production areas

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    Dziuk, Larry James

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A STUDY OF PESTICIDE RESIDUE LEVELS AND INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE IN SELECTED AQUATIC ORGANISMS OCCURRING AROUND THE BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AREAS A Thes1s by LARRY DAMES DZIUK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas... ASM University 1n partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTFR OF SCIENCE August 1971 Major ub. 'ect: Fntomology A STUDY OF PESTICIDE RESIDUE LEVELS AND INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE IN SELECTED A)UATIC ORGANISMS OCCURRING AROUND...

  15. 188 Forest health surveillance in Victoria Australian Forestry 2008 Vol. 71 No. 3 pp. 188195

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    available for sustainable timber production (VictorianAssociation of Forest Industries 2008). Native forestForests. While several companies manage plantations in Victoria, HVP Plantations (formerly Hancock Victoria

  16. For Immediate Release: January 30, 2008 Sustaining Virginia's Forests through Forest Certification

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    and products processed in ways that sustain forest health, minimize energy wastes, follow local lawsFor Immediate Release: January 30, 2008 Sustaining Virginia's Forests through Forest Certification of the Forest Issues Working Group Virginia Conservation Network (http://www.vcnva.org/) Forests contribute

  17. Sea Urchin Gonad Index a Key to Understanding Secondary Production in the Restoration of Giant Kelp Forests off Palos Verdes

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    Ford, Tom; Pondella, Dan

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    project would be applicable in other areas with kelp forestsand kelp- dependent fisheries.NA KEYWORDS: sea urchin, kelp forest, urchin barren, gonad

  18. Six-year beechnut production in New Hampshire. Forest Service research paper (Final)

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    Leak, W.B.; Graber, R.E.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Beechnut production and losses were studied over a 6-year period in 41 northern hardwood stands ranging in age from 10 to 140 years in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Beechnut production increased consistently with stand age or diameter at base height of dominant trees and percentage of basal area composed of beech. Losses to insects, rodents, and birds before the seed reached the ground ranged from 24 to 100 percent; insects caused the greatest losses. Good seed years occurred about every third year.

  19. ForestDevelopment Community Forestry

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    Geldenhuys, Jaco

    in Africa as a basis for developing applied integrated, multiple use forest resource management for timber and non-timber forest products from these systems, and for forest rehabilitation af- ter degradation from to Fusarium circinatum. Forestry companies worldwide have tried to hybridise P. radiata with other Pinus

  20. Clemson University, School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences, Clemson, South Carolina, U.S.A. Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhengzhou, P.R. China 450 009

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    to the growing development of a new fruit production industry in rudimentary, energy-efficient, solar. The first is the single-slope, energy-efficient, solar-heated, lean-to greenhouse (Figures 6-12 and 19), other advantages to protected cultivation include: elimination of rain-induced fruit cracking (esp

  1. author research productivity: Topics by E-print Network

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    2007 -Forest industry production Authorities Renewable Energy Websites Summary: FINLAND SOURCES 2007 - Forest industry production Print Home Finland Government Authorities...

  2. Three Essays on the Impact of Climate Change and Weather Extremes on the United States' Agriculture

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    Le, Phu Viet

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Changes on California Agriculture, California ClimateProductivity Growth in U.S. Agriculture, Economic BriefClimate, Water, and Agriculture, Land Economics, Vol.79(3),

  3. 2014-2015Series College of Agriculture,

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    MacAdam, Keith

    2014-2015Series College of Agriculture, Food and Environment University of Kentucky is accredited of University of Kentucky. Agricultural Economics The Agricultural Economics program enables graduates to pursue and production. Opportunities are also available in public policy for agriculture and rural America

  4. AGRICULTURE, 2001 Current Wisconsin Farm Financial Conditions

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    STATUS OF WISCONSIN AGRICULTURE, 2001 Current Wisconsin Farm Financial Conditions Situation and Outlook for Farm Products and Inputs Special Articles · Outlook for the National Economy and Agricultural Policies · Smart Growth and Wisconsin Agriculture · The Wisconsin Agricultural Economy: A Broader

  5. This is SLU Alnarp SLU Alnarp is situated in Sweden's most dynamic agricultural, horticultural and food production region,

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    's growing population with food, clean water, fibres, materials and energy using sus- tainable methods. Re- search fields include the history of horticulture, administration of outdoor urban environments with trade and industry and collaborations in agriculture and horticulture. TILLV?XT TR?DG?RD

  6. Restoring Sustainable Forests on Appalachian Mined Lands for Wood Product, Renewable Energy, Carbon Sequestration, and Other Ecosystem Services

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    Burger, James A

    2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Concentrations of CO{sub 2} in the Earths atmosphere have increased dramatically in the past 100 years due to deforestation, land use change, and fossil fuel combustion. These humancaused, higher levels of CO{sub 2} may enhance the atmospheric greenhouse effect and may contribute to climate change. Many reclaimed coal-surface mine areas in the eastern U.S. are not in productive use. Reforestation of these lands could provide societal benefits, including sequestration of atmospheric carbon. The goal of this project was to determine the biological and economic feasibility of restoring high-quality forests on the tens of thousands of hectares of mined land and to measure carbon sequestration and wood production benefits that would be achieved from large-scale application of forest restoration procedures. We developed a mine soil quality model that can be used to estimate the suitability of selected mined sites for carbon sequestration projects. Across the mine soil quality gradient, we tested survival and growth performance of three species assemblages under three levels of silvicultural. Hardwood species survived well in WV and VA, and survived better than the other species used in OH, while white pine had the poorest survival of all species at all sites. Survival was particularly good for the site-specific hardwoods planted at each site. Weed control plus tillage may be the optimum treatment for hardwoods and white pine, as any increased growth resulting from fertilization may not offset the decreased survival that accompanied fertilization. Grassland to forest conversion costs may be a major contributor to the lack of reforestation of previously reclaimed mine lands in the Appalachian coal-mining region. Otherwise profitable forestry opportunities may be precluded by these conversion costs, which for many combinations of factors (site class, forest type, timber prices, regeneration intensity, and interest rate) result in negative land expectation values. Improved technology and/or knowledge of reforestation practices in these situations may provide opportunities to reduce the costs of converting many of these sites as research continues into these practices. It also appears that in many cases substantial payments, non-revenue values, or carbon values are required to reach profitability under the present circumstances. It is unclear when, or in what form, markets will develop to support any of these add-on values to supplement commercial forestry revenues. However, as these markets do develop, they will only enhance the viability of forestry on reclaimed mined lands, although as we demonstrate in our analysis of carbon payments, the form of the revenue source may itself influence management, potentially mitigating some of the benefits of reforestation. For a representative mined-land resource base, reforestation of mined lands with mixed pine-hardwood species would result in an average estimated C accumulation in forms that can be harvested for use as wood products or are likely to remain in the soil C pool at ~250 Mg C ha{sup -1} over a 60 year period following reforestation. The additionality of this potential C sequestration was estimated considering data in scientific literature that defines C accumulation in mined-land grasslands over the long term. Given assumptions detailed in the text, these lands have the potential to sequester ~180 Mg C ha{sup -1}, a total of 53.5 x 10{sup 6} Mg C, over 60 years, an average of ~900,000 Mg C / yr, an amount equivalent to about 0.04% of projected US C emissions at the midpoint of a 60-year period (circa 2040) following assumed reforestation. Although potential sequestration quantities are not great relative to potential national needs should an energy-related C emissions offset requirement be developed at some future date, these lands are available and unused for other economically valued purposes and many possess soil and site properties that are well-suited to reforestation. Should such reforestation occur, it would also produce ancillary benefits by providing env

  7. Assessing the interactions among U.S. climate policy, biomass energy, and agricultural trade

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    Wise, Marshall A.; McJeon, Haewon C.; Calvin, Katherine V.; Clarke, Leon E.; Kyle, G. Page

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy from biomass is potentially an important contributor to U.S. climate change mitigation efforts. However, an important consideration to large-scale implementation of bioenergy is that the production of biomass competes with other uses of land. This includes traditionally economically productive uses, such as agriculture and forest products, as well as storage of carbon in forests and non-commercial lands. In addition, in the future, biomass may be more easily traded, meaning that increased U.S. reliance on bioenergy could come with it greater reliance on imported energy. Several approaches could be implemented to address these issues, including limits on U.S. biomass imports and protection of U.S. and global forests. This paper explores these dimensions of bioenergys role in U.S. climate policy and the relationship to these alternative measures for ameliorating the trade and land use consequences of bioenergy. It first demonstrates that widespread use of biomass in the U.S. could lead to imports; and it highlights that the relative stringency of domestic and international carbon mitigation policy will heavily influence the degree to which it is imported. Next, it demonstrates that while limiting biomass imports would prevent any reliance on other countries for this energy supply, it would most likely alter the balance of trade in other agricultural products against which biomass competes; for example, it might turn the U.S. from a corn exporter to a corn importer. Finally, it shows that increasing efforts to protect both U.S. and international forests could also affect the balance of trade in other agricultural products.

  8. College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Agricultural Technology

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    College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Agricultural Technology Applied Agricultural Management Option Checksheet for Students Graduating in Calendar Year 2013 Associate of Agriculture Degree Required Agricultural Technology Core Courses (31 credits) 3 AT 0104 Computer Applications 3 AT 0114 Applied

  9. ATCF-GRADFORM-01-011 Arthur Temple College of Forestry & Agriculture

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    Coble, Theresa G.

    ATCF-GRADFORM-01-011 Arthur Temple College of Forestry & Agriculture Master of Science (MS courses: Forestry Biology, Forest Res. Inventory, Social Forestry, Forestry Ecosystem Mgt, Forest Resource

  10. Utilization of Agricultural WasteUtilization of Agricultural Waste for Composite Panelsfor Composite Panels

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    Utilization of Agricultural WasteUtilization of Agricultural Waste for Composite Panelsfor Composite Panels Chung Y. HseChung Y. Hse Principal Wood ScientistPrincipal Wood Scientist USDA Forest State UniversityLouisiana State University 66thth Pacific Rim BioPacific Rim Bio--Based Composites

  11. Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of...

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    from agriculture, and analyze how these efforts would in turn impact agricultural productivity and trade. In order to realize this goal, we have the following specific...

  12. Agricultural Progress in Cameroon, Mali and Ghana: Why it Happened...

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    Analysis of agricultural performance focused on trends in output, factor use, and productivity. Analysis of agricultural policy featured measurement of domestic and international...

  13. Abstract: Design and Demonstration of an Advanced Agricultural...

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    Design and Demonstration of an Advanced Agricultural Feedstock Supply System for Lignocellulosic Bioenergy Production Abstract: Design and Demonstration of an Advanced Agricultural...

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    farmers, ranchers and private forest owners. Established... in 2003. AgraGate combines carbon credits from agricultural offset projects, creating pools of ... Source: Iowa State...

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - abandoned agricultural soils Sample Search...

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    Sample search results for: abandoned agricultural soils Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Soil Carbon Accumulation During Temperate Forest Succession Summary: sequestration potential....

  16. Adaptation Options for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. A Report to the UNFCCC Secretariat

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    Climate change effects on agriculture, forestry, and fisheries...................................12 3 adaptation employed to offset climate change effects in an agricultural, forest and fisheries (AFF 4 Basic forms of Climate change adaptation

  17. LITHUANIAN FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE Studies on forestry, technology and

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    production in Rokiskis forest enterprise Final report Financed by Swedish Energy Agency Girionys ­ 2002 http1 LITHUANIAN FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE Studies on forestry, technology and economy of forest fuel ...........................................................................................................................................1 1. ASSESSMENT OF FOREST FUEL RESOURCES IN ROKISKIS FOREST ENTERPRISE (A.Kuliesis, J

  18. Agriculture INTRODUCTION

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    Sohoni, Milind

    volatility following trade liberalization. This had an adverse effect on agricultural economies of regions impact on small and mar- ginal farmers. · Increased non-agricultural demand for land and water as a result of the higher overall GDP growth and urbanization. · Aggravation in social distress

  19. Sustainable agriculture: possible trajectories from mutualistic symbiosis and plant neodomestication

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Sustainable agriculture: possible trajectories from mutualistic symbiosis and plant. Based on recent findings, new trajectories for agriculture and plant breeding which take into account symbiosis in an innovative ecologically intensive agriculture. A sustainable food production ? Feeding

  20. The politics of food production: a comparative study of the agricultural development policies of five African nations.

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    Wallis, Leslie Jean

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    advisors, this meant the use of heavy equipment and large-scale farming~ when in fact the predominant farm type was closer to what the Western world would classify as a garden. plots were small, usually less than ten acres, and farmed by many persons... acre must be laid today. Traditional African agriculture took the form of shifting cultiva- tion~ which required large areas of land and no fertilizer Land was farmed for a few years, until yields declined, and was then abandoned; it reverted...

  1. IPST: Enabling the Forest Bioproducts Industry

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    and new forest products, renewable energy, chemicals, advanced materials and pharmaceuticals. MissionIPST: Enabling the Forest Bioproducts Industry Strategic Directions and Capabilities September 10 for the cost-competitive transformation of forest biomaterials into value-added products, including traditional

  2. The Economic Importance of New Hampshire's Forest-Based Economy FOREST-BASED

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    New Hampshire, University of

    products manufacturing, pulp and paper manufacturing, wood energy, and the forest-based recreational1 The Economic Importance of New Hampshire's Forest-Based Economy FOREST-BASED ECONOMY 2013 E C O N O M I C IMPORTANCE North East State Foresters Association The NEW HAMPSHIRE'S of #12;2 The Economic

  3. Forest Products Market Snapshot

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    worked through the higher cost log inventories from logs purchased in 2006, during periods of higher with a rebound, supported by a stronger economy, absorption of new home inventories, and continued population fallen in many regions of the country and are expected to continue to be soft, while inventories of homes

  4. Economics of biomass fuels for electricity production: a case study with crop residues

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    Maung, Thein Aye

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    will play a major role in determining the future degree of bioelectricity production: the price of coal and the future price of carbon emissions. Using The Forest and Agricultural Sector Optimization ModelGreen House Gas version (FASOMGHG) in a case study...

  5. Organic agriculture cannot replace conventional agriculture

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    Kolokolnikov, Theodore

    Organic agriculture cannot replace conventional agriculture Sina Adl , David Iron and Theodore Agriculture | Pathogen Dispersal Introduction Organic farming [1, 2] is gaining in popularity in Eu- rope, because or- ganic agriculture avoids using environmentally harmful chem- icals that pollute soil

  6. AGRICULTURAL REPORT MAY 2008

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    supply will shape the future of the agricultural industry. We will discuss each in turn. Ethanol and energy Ethanol will be using almost 30% of the U.S. corn crop by 2009 with total ethanol production reaching almost 14 billion gallons. Numerous analysts have suggested that total demand for ethanol longer

  7. AGRICULTURAL REPORT OCTOBER 2006

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    as Indiana agriculture enters the energy business in a big way. The advent of four new Indiana ethanol plants. Ethanol means theres a monstrous increase in the need for corn production in 2007, and beyond. Acres have of the process to produce ethanol from cellulose (plant material). Indiana biofuels are both ethanol (corn

  8. Action Plan Agricultural Sciences

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    Fitze, Patrick

    research for agricultural and forestry interest (nutrition, photosynthesis, enhancements, fruit cultivation stress and crop protection), and the study of farm animal resources (nutrition, production and animal change, energy or water). Institutes and Centres that comprise the Area The Area comprises a total of 17

  9. Managing Sierra Nevada Forests Appendix: Examples of Forest Structures That May

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    these following Bull et al.'s (1997)3 focus on five conditions: live trees with decay, hollows or brooms, snags, and brush. 1 Forester, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Eldorado--Live tree with hollow structure. The tree has an old dead top with cavity nests and a new healthy top

  10. Insights from EMF Associated Agricultural and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Studies

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    McCarl, Bruce A.; Murray, Brian; Kim, Man-Keun; Lee, Heng-Chi; Sands, Ronald D.; Schneider, Uwe

    2007-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated assessment modeling (IAM) as employed by the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) generally involves a multi-sector appraisal of greenhouse gas emission (GHGE) mitigation alternatives and climate change effects typically at the global level. Such a multi-sector evaluation encompasses potential climate change effects and mitigative actions within the agricultural and forestry (AF) sectors. In comparison with many of the other sectors covered by IAM, the AF sectors may require somewhat different treatment due to their critical dependence upon spatially and temporally varying resource and climatic conditions. In particular, in large countries like the United States, forest production conditions vary dramatically across the landscape. For example, some areas in the southern US present conditions favorable to production of fast growing, heat tolerant pine species, while more northern regions often favor slower-growing hardwood and softwood species. Moreover, some lands are currently not suitable for forest production (e.g., the arid western plains). Similarly, in agriculture, the US has areas where citrus and cotton can be grown and other areas where barley and wheat are more suitable. This diversity across the landscape causes differential GHGE mitigation potential in the face of climatic changes and/or responses to policy or price incentives. It is difficult for a reasonably sized global IAM system to reflect the full range of sub-national geographic AF production possibilities alluded to above. AF response in the face of climate change altered temperature precipitation regimes or mitigation incentives will likely involve region-specific shifts in land use and agricultural/forest production. This chapter addresses AF sectoral responses in climate change mitigation analysis. Specifically, we draw upon US-based studies of AF GHGE mitigation possibilities that incorporate sub-national detail drawing largely on a body of studies done by the authors in association with EMF activities. We discuss characteristics of AF sectoral responses that could be incorporated in future IAM efforts in climate change policy.

  11. Integrated Assessment of Hadley Centre (HadCM2) Climate-Change Impacts on Agricultural Productivity and Irrigation Water Supply in the Conterminous United States. Part II. Regional Agricultural Production in 2030 and 2095.

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    Izaurralde, R Cesar C.; Rosenberg, Norman J.; Brown, Robert A.; Thomson, Allison M.

    2003-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This study used scenarios of the HadCM2 GCM and the EPIC agroecosystem model to evaluate climate change impacts on crop yields and ecosystem processes. Baseline climate data were obtained from records for 1961-1990. The scenario runs for 2025-2034 and 2090-2099 were extracted from a HadCM2 run. EPIC was run on 204 representative farms under current climate and two 10-y periods centered on 2030 and 2095, each at CO2 concentrations of 365 and 560 ppm. Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and California are projected to experience significant temperature increases by 2030. Slight cooling is expected by 2030 in Alabama, Florida, Maine, Montana, Idaho, and Utah. Larger areas are projected to experience increased warming by 2095. Uniform precipitation increases are expected by 2030 in the NE. These increases are predicted to expand to the eastern half of the country by 2095. EPIC simulated yield increases for the Great Lakes, Corn Belt and Northeast regions. Simulated yields of irrigated corn yields were predicted to increase in almost all regions. Soybean yields could decrease in the Northern and Southern Plains, the Corn Belt, Delta, Appalachian, and Southeast regions and increase in the Lakes and Northeast regions. Simulated wheat yields exhibited upward yield trends under scenarios of climate change. National corn production in 2030 and 2095 could be affected by changes in three major producing regions. In 2030, corn production could increase in the Corn Belt and Lakes regions but decrease in the Northern Plains leading to an overall decrease in national production. National wheat production is expected to increase during both future periods. A proxy indicator was developed to provide a sense of where in the country, and when water would be available to satisfy change in irrigation demand for corn and alfalfa production as these are influenced by the HadCM2 scenarios and CO2-fertilization.

  12. Research, Education and Outreach in the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Mississippi State University

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    Ray, David

    Center brought artwork and clients to the event. (Photo by Scott Corey) 4 Fresh Food Mississippians Service George M. Hopper Dean, College of Forest Resources Director, Forest and Wildlife Research Center Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Director, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry

  13. KELP FOREST FOOD WEBS IN GWAII HAANAS

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    KELP FOREST FOOD WEBS IN GWAII HAANAS: Ecosystem-Level Effects of Predator Depletion and Recovery-based management in restoring kelp forest resilience and productivity within and adjacent to Gwaii Haanas. We share of Research & Preliminary Results | 7 Benthic Invertebrate Communities in Kelp Forests | 7 Field Methods

  14. Impact of demand-enhancing farm policy on the agricultural sector: a firm level simulation of ethanol production subsidies

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    Wasson, Leta Susanne

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    experienced before. To simulate the ethanol industry, operating budgets are produced for three sizes of ethanol plants. High and low cost budgets are developed for each category to accomplish model construction. Table 3. 1 shows categories of costs... 38 42 3. 3 Per Gallon Corn Prices and By-Product Values 45 3. 4 Operating Costs of Plants Observed (Excluding Corn Costs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 3. 5 Representative Plant Operating Budgets (Excluding Corn Costs) 47 4. 1 Breakeven...

  15. Biology and management of insect pests in North American intensively managed hardwood forest systems.

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    Coyle, David R.; Nebeker, T., E.; Hart, E., R.; Mattson, W., J.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Annu. Rev. Entomol. 50:1-29. Abstract Increasing demand for wood and wood products is putting stress on traditional forest production areas, leading to long-term economic and environmental concerns. Intensively managed hardwood forest systems (IMHFS), grown using conventional agricultural as well as forestry methods, can help alleviate potential problems in natural forest production areas. Although IMHFS can produce more biomass per hectare per year than natural forests, the ecologically simplified, monocultural systems may greatly increase the crops susceptibility to pests. Species in the genera Populus and Salix comprise the greatest acreage in IMHFS in North America, but other species, including Liquidambar styracifua and Platanus occidentalis, are also important. We discuss life histories, realized and potential damage, and management options for the most economically infuential pests that affect these hardwood species. The substantial inherent challenges associated with pest management in the monocultural environments created by IMHFS are reviewed. Finally, we discuss ways to design IMHFS that may reduce their susceptibility to pests, increase their growth and productivity potential, and create a more sustainable environment.

  16. About California Agriculture

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    Editor, The

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Submissions. California Agriculture manages the peer reviewread our CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE VOLUME 67 , NUMBER 2Carol Lovatt California Agriculture (ISSN 0008-0845, print,

  17. About California Agriculture

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    Editors, The

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Form 3579 to California Agriculture at the address above. Submissions. California Agriculture manages the peer reviewour Writing CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE VOLUME 66 , NUMBER 4

  18. About California Agriculture

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    Editor, The

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Submissions. California Agriculture manages the peer reviewread our CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE VOLUME 67 , NUMBER 1Carol Lovatt California Agriculture (ISSN 0008-0845, print,

  19. 2012-2013 Series College of Agriculture

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    Hayes, Jane E.

    renew- able natural resources, including forests, soils, water, and wildlife. These missions involve.Theresearchgoalofthedepartmentistoobtainbasicandapplied information leading to wise and effective management of our natural resources. Forestry extension seeks2012-2013 Series College of Agriculture and School of Human Environmental Sciences University

  20. Pennsylvania Agricultural

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    Guiltinan, Mark

    - mental regulations cover industrial pollution as well as pollution controls for agriculture. Two of PA but must be kept on the farm and made available upon request. Plans NPDES Permits The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is a requirement for construction activities that disturb 1 acre

  1. The North American Forest Sector Outlook Study

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    to consumption patterns for wood products and bioenergy. Markets for wood products, which mainly are destined for packaging and miscellaneous uses will continue to enjoy strong global demand. Keywords Bioenergy, biomass, forest products, forest resources, future, GDP, globalization, import, increment, IPCC, markets

  2. Effects of Habitat Characteristics on Occupancy and Productivity of a Forest-Dependent Songbird in an Urban Landscape

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    Robinson, Dianne Hali

    2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    determined minimum patch-size thresholds for productivity measurements, and also monitored effects on productivity from canopy cover, woodland composition, distance to and size of the nearest habitat patch, and distance to the nearest habitat patch >100 ha. I...

  3. Factors affecting agricultural journalists and agricultural communicators

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    Chenault, Edith Anne

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Agricultural journalism and agricultural communication have been researched in depth, identifying job skills, job satisfaction, educational backgrounds, and curriculum issues. However, a study examining the spheres (subjective, institutional...

  4. Extension Note Forest Research

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    -based harvesting systems led to the development of the "Site Degradation Guidelines for the Vancouver Forest Region to validate soil disturbance guidelines, were lacking at that time. Early attempts had been made to assess, and to measure tree growth over the longer term as an indication of site productivity. The first trial

  5. BIOTROPICA 38(2): 267271 2006 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2006.00125.x Comparison Between Two Methods for Measuring Fruit Production in a Tropical Forest1

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    Machado, Jose-Luis

    for Measuring Fruit Production in a Tropical Forest1 Angela Parrado-Rosselli2 Institute of Biodiversity´a, Colombia ABSTRACT We compared fruiting data derived simultaneously from fruit traps placed on the ground the canopy-surveyed plots were higher than fruit-trap estimates. Fruiting patterns obtained throughout both

  6. AGRICULTURE, 2004 Status of the Wisconsin Farm Economy

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    STATUS OF WISCONSIN AGRICULTURE, 2004 Status of the Wisconsin Farm Economy Situation and Outlook Situation: Implications for U.S. Agriculture · The Evolution and Current Status of Livestock Production and Meat Processing in Wisconsin Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics College of Agricultural

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    Atlantic Forest. Brazil... -environmental care. In the Atlantic ... Source: Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Collection: Renewable Energy 7 BlOTROPlCA 34(4):...

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    plantations, nearly all in the Atlantic Forest biome. Trends... ... Source: Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Collection: Renewable Energy 11 Journal of Tropical...

  9. A study of over-production and enhanced secretion of enzymes. Quarterly report 2

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    Dashek, W.V.

    1993-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This project is concerned with the over-production of ligno-cellulolytic enzymes which are relevant to the paper-pulp industry and agricultural community. Since ligno-cellulosics are components of wood, the project involves the forest, a renewable energy resource. Attention is focused on the following: over-production of polyphenol oxidase; establishment of the route of polyphenol oxidase secretion; regulation of polyphenol oxidase secretion; purification of extracellular oxidase.

  10. Climate-Smart Agriculture: Policies, Practices and Financing...

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    Most estimates also indicate that climate change is likely to reduce agricultural productivity, production stability and incomes in some areas that already have high levels of...

  11. U.S. Agriculture and International Trade

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    McCorkle, Dean; Benson, Geoffrey A.; Marchant, Mary; Rosson, C. Parr

    1999-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    International markets are important for many U.S. farm products and greatly affect U.S. agriculture. This publication discusses the causes of import change, the export product mix, major markets, and markets of the future....

  12. Presentation 2.4: Forest biorefining and implications for future wood energy scenarios Jack N. Saddler

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    Presentation 2.4: Forest biorefining and implications for future wood energy scenarios Jack N Products Biotechnology at UBC Forest biorefining and implications for future wood energy scenarios W.mabee@ubc.ca International Seminar on Energy and the Forest Products Industry Rome, Italy: October 30 2006 Forest Products

  13. APPENDIX C Colorado Statewide Forest Resource Assessment Protect Forests From Harm

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    1 APPENDIX C ­ Colorado Statewide Forest Resource Assessment Data Gaps Protect Forests From Harm o. Enhance Public Benefits from Trees and Forests o Water Supply Need data that will allow assessment Economic Opportunities Need a state level assessment of biomass supply for both wood products

  14. Framtidens lantbruk / Future Agriculture Future Agriculture

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    Framtidens lantbruk / Future Agriculture Future Agriculture ­ Livestock, Crops and Land Use Report from a multidisciplinary research platform. Phase I (2009 ­ 2012) #12;Future Agriculture ­ Livestock Waldenström Utgivningsår: 2012, Uppsala Utgivare: SLU, Framtidens lantbruk/Future Agriculture Layout: Pelle

  15. Climate Change Threatens Coexistence within Communities of Mediterranean Forested Wetlands

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    Paparella, Francesco

    Climate Change Threatens Coexistence within Communities of Mediterranean Forested Wetlands Arianna on Agriculture, Forest, and Natural Ecosystems, Euromediterranean Center for Climate Change, Viterbo, Italy, 3 The Mediterranean region is one of the hot spots of climate change. This study aims at understanding what

  16. Condition and fate of logged forests in the Brazilian Amazon

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    Camara, Gilberto

    Ecology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, CA 94305; U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest resulted in high levels of canopy damage suffi- cient to leave forests susceptible to drought and fire. We the management regimes in effect at the time of our study in the Brazilian Amazon, selective logging would

  17. Silviculture for Lodgepole Pine Forests Where economic sustainability and ecological compatibility

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    Silviculture for Lodgepole Pine Forests Where economic sustainability and ecological compatibility Resources Colorado State University #12;Economic Sustainability What is the desired condition of lodgepole forests? Sustainable and healthy structure Forest products Ecosystem services #12;Ecological

  18. Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics New Horizons for Rural Reform in China

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    11 Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics New Horizons for Rural Reform in China: Resources Population Rice Fruit #12;12 Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics dominate domestic production

  19. E-Print Network 3.0 - agricultural protection zone Sample Search...

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    in MAgPIE, and in step 4 agricultural production and resource... . In the coming decades, world agricultural systems will face serious transitions. Population growth, income... for...

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    agriculture on the environment and landscapes Organizer: Ris National Laboratory... the environmental impact of agricultural production on the surroundings, improve animal...

  1. Experimental Forest: A Vision The San DimasThe San Dimas

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    and San Dimas Canyons, a sinuous region of chaparral-coated hills, little forested flats and delightfulExperimental Forest: A Vision The San DimasThe San Dimas UUninitteed Std Staattes Des Reseeaarrcch Sth Staattioionn United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research

  2. Status and Trends of Irrigated Agriculture in Texas

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    Status and Trends of Irrigated Agriculture in Texas Irrigation is critical to our food production and food security and is a vital component of Texas' productive agricultural economy.Texas ranks third in the United States in both agricultural acres irrigated and irrigation water applied. Significant advances

  3. Wisconsin Agriculture Status of the Wisconsin Farm Economy

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    STATUS OF Wisconsin Agriculture 2010 · Status of the Wisconsin Farm Economy · Current Outlook: Farm Products, Farm Inputs and the General Economy · Framing the Financial Crisis for Wisconsin Agriculture Farm Economy . . . . . . 1 II. Current Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

  4. February 6, 2001 GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACT ON AGRICULTURE

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    February 6, 2001 GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACT ON AGRICULTURE Bruce A McCarl, Texas A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. Agriculture and Climate Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2.1 Climate Change Effects on Agricultural Productivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2

  5. Forest Service Patrol Captains and Patrol

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means and public property. Nationally, a successful program was characterized as one with sufficient resources of Agriculture is dedicated to the principle of multiple use management of the Nation's forest resources

  6. Wisconsin Agriculture SPECIAL ARTICLE

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 · Corn Ethanol: Impacts on Markets Communities and the Environment . . . . . . 33 · BioenergySTATUS OF Wisconsin Agriculture 2009 · SPECIAL ARTICLE: Bioenergy and Agriculture in Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 III Special Article: Bioenergy and Agriculture in Wisconsin

  7. Missouri Agriculture Outlook Conference

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    Noble, James S.

    Missouri Agriculture Outlook Conference Conference Information This conference will discuss the drivers of Missouri agricultural and bio-fuel markets and the implications for Missouri farmsDr.JonHagler, DirectoroftheMissouriDepartment ofAgriculture. · Outlookpresentationsderivedfrom thelatestbaselineresultsof

  8. U.S. Timber Production, Trade, Consumption,

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    and Technology Assessment Unit at the Forest Products Laboratory. Chris McKeever created computer files managers, forest industries, trade associations, forestry schools, renewable resource organizations

  9. Kentucky Department of Agriculture

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    Kentucky Department Kentucky Department of Agriculture of Agriculture Motor Fuel and Pesticide Motor Fuel and Pesticide Testing Laboratory Testing Laboratory Introduction...

  10. College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences AGRICULTURE,

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    40 College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences 40 COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND LIFE SCIENCES The College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sci- ences (virtual- nity and Economic Development Concentration; Agricultural Education; Agricultural Mechanization

  11. environment and agriculture

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    environment and agriculture environmentagriculture.curtin.edu.au Bachelor of Science - majorS in agriculture, environmental Biology or coaStal Zone management Science and engineering #12;t he department of environment and agriculture caters for students who are passionate about agriculture, biology, conserving

  12. Roadmap for Agriculture

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    Buckel, Jeffrey A.

    A Science Roadmap for Food and Agriculture A Science Roadmap for Food and Agriculture Prepared and Policy (ESCOP)-- Science and Technology Committee November 2010 #12;2 pA Science Roadmap for Food and Agriculture #12;A Science Roadmap for Food and Agriculture p i About this Publication To reference

  13. Agricultural and Food Sciences

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    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) #12;86 Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) Undergraduate Catalogue 2014­15 Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) Officers-level courses in agriculture were offered by the School of Arts and Sciences at AUB as early as 1914. Between

  14. Agricultural and Food Sciences

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    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) #12;88 Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) Graduate Catalogue 2013­14 Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) Officers aims to offer specialized training in a variety of fields in food and agriculture, and to prepare

  15. Forest Lifeautumn | winter 2004 the forest!

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    Aberdeen Leeds Norwich Cardiff Southampton NEW FOREST POSTERN HILL FOREST OF DEAN THORPE WOODLANDForest Lifeautumn | winter 2004 F R E E Get fit in the forest! www.forestry.gov.uk #12;Inverness Birmingham Newcastle Glasgow Edinburgh Dundee Manchester Forest Life 2 From the tranquil setting of your own

  16. RESULTS OF THE TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS FOR A NOVEL BIOMASS GASIFICATION-BASED POWER GENERATION SYSTEM FOR THE FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY

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    Bruce Bryan; Joseph Rabovitser; Sunil Ghose; Jim Patel

    2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2001, the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) entered into Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT41108 with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for an Agenda 2020 project to develop an advanced biomass gasification-based power generation system for near-term deployment in the Forest Products Industry (FPI). The advanced power system combines three advanced components, including biomass gasification, 3-stage stoker-fired combustion for biomass conversion, and externally recuperated gas turbines (ERGTs) for power generation. The primary performance goals for the advanced power system are to provide increased self-generated power production for the mill and to increase wastewood utilization while decreasing fossil fuel use. Additional goals are to reduce boiler NOx and CO{sub 2} emissions. The current study was conducted to determine the technical and economic feasibility of an Advanced Power Generation System capable of meeting these goals so that a capital investment decision can be made regarding its implementation at a paper mill demonstration site in DeRidder, LA. Preliminary designs and cost estimates were developed for all major equipment, boiler modifications and balance of plant requirements including all utilities required for the project. A three-step implementation plan was developed to reduce technology risk. The plant design was found to meet the primary objectives of the project for increased bark utilization, decreased fossil fuel use, and increased self-generated power in the mill. Bark utilization for the modified plant is significantly higher (90-130%) than current operation compared to the 50% design goal. For equivalent steam production, the total gas usage for the fully implemented plant is 29% lower than current operation. While the current average steam production from No.2 Boiler is about 213,000 lb/h, the total steam production from the modified plant is 379,000 lb/h. This steam production increase will be accomplished at a grate heat release rate (GHRR) equal to the original boiler design. Boiler efficiencies (cogeneration-steam plus air) is increased from the original design value of 70% to 78.9% due to a combination of improved burnout, operation with lower excess air, and drier fuel. For the fully implemented plant, the thermal efficiency of fuel to electricity conversion is 79.8% in the cogeneration mode, 5% above the design goal. Finally, self-generated electricity will be increased from the 10.8 MW currently attributable to No.2 Boiler to 46.7MW, an increase of 332%. Environmental benefits derived from the system include a reduction in NOx emissions from the boiler of about 30-50% (90-130 tons/year) through syngas reburning, improved carbon burnout and lower excess air. This does not count NOx reduction that may be associated with replacement of purchased electricity. The project would reduce CO{sub 2} emissions from the generation of electricity to meet the mill's power requirements, including 50,000 tons/yr from a net reduction in gas usage in the mill and an additional 410,000 tons/yr reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions due to a 34 MW reduction of purchased electricity. The total CO{sub 2} reduction amounts to about 33% of the CO{sub 2} currently generated to meet the mills electricity requirement. The overall conclusion of the study is that while significant engineering challenges are presented by the proposed system, they can be met with operationally acceptable and cost effective solutions. The benefits of the system can be realized in an economic manner, with a simple payback period on the order of 6 years. The results of the study are applicable to many paper mills in the U.S. firing woodwastes and other solid fuels for steam and power production.

  17. Food sovereignty and agricultural trade policy commitments

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    Boyer, Edmond

    in Agricultural, Food and Bioenergy Trade (AGFOODTRADE)" (Grant Agreement No. 212036) research project, funded production with enough barrier protection to shelter it from world price fluctuations and unfair trading

  18. USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-61. 2010. 1 In: Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T.;

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    Fried, Jeremy S.

    for forests to meet energy, economic development, and environmental quality in a changing climate. Bob DealUSDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-61. 2010. 1 In: Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T-18; Boise, ID. Proceedings RMRS-P-61. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

  19. "ECONOMIC ANALYSES OF SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT

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    Gray, Matthew

    implications · An alternative view of SFM · Analysis IntroductionIntroduction · Forests produce multiple products and services including timber, wildlife habitat, species bio- and genetic diversity, water quality and control, waste remediation, recreation, and carbon sequestration. #12;· In economics, forests are analyzed

  20. Undergraduate Education The College of Agricultural Sciences will provide undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics,

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    Undergraduate Education The College of Agricultural Sciences will provide undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Animal Sciences, Equine Sciences, economics, business, and communications. The program in Agricultural Education recently has been renovated

  1. Creating Value Wood Products Industry

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    Louisiana Forest Products Development Center #12;2 Louisiana is blessed with quality timberland for the Wood Products Industry The forest industry contributes more than 50 percent of the total value of all for quality information, research and education in forest products in Louisiana, recognized regionally

  2. BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Assessment Series

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    Pedersen, Tom

    BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Assessment Series Grain & Oilseed Production Peace Region snapshot report #12;published March 2012 by the British Columbia Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative www.BCAgClimateAction.ca project funding provided by Agriculture and Agri

  3. Solano and Yolo County Agriculture Current Basis for

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    California at Davis, University of

    Solano and Yolo County Agriculture Current Basis for Planning for the Future November 16, 2011 · Agricultural profiles of Yolo County and Solano Counties ­ Trends and anticipated changes in land use and production ­ What counties can do to support agriculture in Solano and Yolo Counties · Climate Change

  4. United States of Agriculture

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    Brown, Gregory G.

    in Ecological, Traditional, and Ecotourism Values 2001 May 15­16; Anchorage, Alaska #12;USDA Forest Service

  5. Participatory Forest Sector Development in Honduras Richard P. Vlosky1

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    Wu, Qinglin

    to utilize forests in Honduras. The emphasis was on both public and privately owned and managed forests-governmental organizations, academia, government, industry, and local villages/municipalities. The primary objective of the forestry/forest products project was to empower people from many stakeholder groups to better utilize

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    46 College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences 46 COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND LIFE SCIENCES The College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sci- ences offers graduate programs in 17 traditional disciplines in agriculture, forestry, and a wide variety of biological sciences, from

  13. College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences AGRICULTURE,

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    44 College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences 44 COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND LIFE SCIENCES The College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sci- ences offers graduate programs in 17 traditional disciplines in agriculture, forestry, and a wide variety of biological sciences, from

  14. College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences AGRICULTURE,

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    20 College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences 20 COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND LIFE SCIENCES The mission of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences is to provide teaching, research, and service in agriculture, forestry, and life sciences that will benefit the citizens

  15. College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences AGRICULTURE,

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    40 College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences 40 COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND LIFE SCIENCES The mission of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences is to provide teaching, research, and service in agriculture, forestry, and life sciences that will benefit the citizens

  16. College of Agriculture, Food and Environment AEN Agricultural Engineering

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    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Agriculture, Food and Environment AEN Agricultural Engineering KEY: # = new course of engineering systems, earthwork computations, and introduction to boundary surveys for Agriculture students in the College of Agriculture and/or consent of instructor. AEN 220 FARM TRACTORS AND ENGINES. (3) Principles

  17. College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences AGRICULTURE,

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    41 College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND LIFE SCIENCES The mission of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences is to provide teaching, research, and service in agriculture, forestry, and life sciences that will benefit the citizens of South

  18. College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences AGRICULTURE,

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    20 College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences 20 COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND LIFE SCIENCES The mission of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences is to provide teaching, research and service in agriculture, forestry and life sciences that will benefit the citizens of South

  19. College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences AGRICULTURE,

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    42 College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND LIFE SCIENCES The mission of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences is to provide teaching, research, and service in agriculture, forestry, and life sciences that will benefit the citizens of South

  20. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SCIENCES

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    Shihadeh, Alan

    ;EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Research funds and income from service contracts amounted to 3,885,726 US$. Research funds)/Initiative for Biodiversity Studies in Arid Regions (IBSAR) at AUB, Service Contracts and International Agencies accounted and wild life. Service contracts involved agricultural extension, crop production, dairy stock improvement

  1. EXPLORING TROPICAL FOREST EDGE EFFECTS ON ADJOINING COCOA AGRICULTURAL

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    Malhi, Yadvinder

    assistance and encouragement throughout this year of studies in Oxford. God bless you all. #12;iv TABLE of the requirements of the degree of the Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management, University margin has environmental conditions suitable for cocoa growth and development, the decision regarding

  2. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 107 (2001) 7177 Short communication

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    Aubinetd, Christian Bernhofere, George Burbaf, Reinhart Ceulemansg, Robert Clementh, Han Dolmani, André Pilegaard/Niels-Otto Jensen; Marc Aubinet; ?llar Rannik/Timo Vesala; Andr´e Granier/Patrick Gross; Robert Hollinger; Bill Munger/Steve Wofsy; Tilden Meyers; Shashi Verma/Andrew Suyker/George Burba; Peter Anthoni

  3. AGRICULTURAL SPRING 2005

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    . In 1877, William Beal established the first seed testing laboratory in the United States at what was then the Michigan Agricultural College. Beal was also the first person to cross-fertilize corn to increase yield

  4. Production

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Algae production R&D focuses on exploring resource use and availability, algal biomass development and improvements, characterizing algal biomass components, and the ecology and engineering of...

  5. National Forest Land Scheme case study Kilfinan Community Forest Company

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    ;The hill grazing land that became Acharossan Forest was acquired by the Forestry Commission in 1963National Forest Land Scheme case study Kilfinan Community Forest Company: Acharossan Forest The applicant Kilfinan Community Forest Company (KCFC) is a charitable company limited by guarantee established

  6. 1CHILE'S FRONTIER FORESTS: CONSERVING A GLOBAL TREASURE FRONTIER FORESTS

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    1CHILE'S FRONTIER FORESTS: CONSERVING A GLOBAL TREASURE CHILE´S FRONTIER FORESTS: CONSERVING forests & people http://pdf.wri.org/gfw_chile_full.pdf #12;2 CHILE'S FRONTIER FORESTS: CONSERVING A GLOBAL A CONSERVAR. ISBN: 1-56973-517-4 #12;3CHILE'S FRONTIER FORESTS: CONSERVING A GLOBAL TREASURE CONTENTSCONTENTS

  7. Original article Nutrient cycling in deciduous forest ecosystems of

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    Boyer, Edmond

    in a chestnut coppice (Castanea sativa Miller) over a period of 3 years (1991-1994) has been established to climatological vari- ations. The chestnut coppice was found to be more productive than the oak forests analysis showed a highly significant correlation between the chestnut coppice and the oak forest

  8. School of Forest Resources and Conservation 2009 Unit Review Document

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    Watson, Craig A.

    School of Forest Resources and Conservation UF/IFAS 2009 Unit Review Document October, 2009; Revised January, 2010 #12;School of Forest Resources and Conservation UF/IFAS 2009 Unit Review Document that encompass sustainable conservation, production and management. Mission To deliver integrated programs

  9. BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation

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    Pedersen, Tom

    BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Assessment Provincial Report #12;published March 2012 by the British Columbia Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative www.BCAgClimateAction.ca project funding provided by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada BC Ministry of Agriculture BC Ministry

  10. Purdue Agriculture Annual Statistical Report

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    Purdue Agriculture Research Works Annual Statistical Report 2005-2006 Purdue AGrICuLTure Read the full report on the Web www.ag.purdue.edu/arp/stat_report_05-06 #12;Purdue AGrICuLTure Purdue Agriculture Research Works Here's why. We are riding the wave of revolutionary changes brought about

  11. BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation

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    Pedersen, Tom

    BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Assessment Provincial Report executive summary #12;published March 2012 by the British Columbia Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative www.BCAgClimateAction.ca project funding provided by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada BC Ministry of Agriculture BC Ministry

  12. AGRICULTURE, 2003 Current Wisconsin Farm Financial Conditions

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    STATUS OF WISCONSIN AGRICULTURE, 2003 Current Wisconsin Farm Financial Conditions Situation and Challenges Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences OF WISCONSIN AGRICULTURE, 2003 An Annual Report by: Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics College

  13. 1 Member Raoul Adamchak University of California Davis Agriculture Lecture 2 Member Jeffrey Amthor US DOE, Climate and Environmental Sceiences Div Agriculture Room A

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    Technology Research Institute Energy 30 Observer Harold Thistle USDA Forest Service Energy 31 Observer Lorel National Institute of Metrology, P.R. China Agriculture 1 Member Ken Butcher NIST Energy 2 Member Chuck Corr Archer Daniels Midland Co. Energy Lecture 3 Member Matthew Frome Solazyme Energy Room B 4 Member

  14. Climate-driven increases in storm frequency simplify kelp forest food webs

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    Cardinale, Bradley J.

    Climate-driven increases in storm frequency simplify kelp forest food webs J A R R E T T E . B Y R in the diversity and complexity of food webs of giant kelp forests, one of the most productive habitats on Earth. We demonstrate this by linking natural variation in storms with measured changes in kelp forest food

  15. WHY STUDY FOREST OPERATIONS, BIOPRODUCTS AND BIOENERGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE?

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    Thomas, Andrew

    WHY STUDY FOREST OPERATIONS, BIOPRODUCTS AND BIOENERGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE? e efficient-developed cluster of industrial forests and processing facilities for the production of bioproducts and bioenergy for research and field experience. UMaine's Forest Operations, Bioproducts and Bioenergy Program has been

  16. The Canadian Boreal Forest, which stretches across most of the country, is

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    Timber Companies in Landmark Environmental Deal A coalition of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)-- representing 21 Canadian forest companies--and nine environmental organizations has signed forest management for an area roughly the size of Texas. The plan immediately halts all logging on nearly

  17. WWF -Australian companies join WWF's forest and trade network q About WWF

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    timber companies have signed on to WWF's forest and trade network in Australia. The signatories include forest products companies ITC Limited and Timbercorp, timber importer and wholesaler Simmonds LumberWWF - Australian companies join WWF's forest and trade network q About WWF q How You Can Help q

  18. MINIMUM COST STRATEGIES FOR SEQUESTERING CARBON IN FORESTS Darius M. Adams

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    )1 . The potential for expanded rates of forest carbon sequestration or net carbon flux beyond 10 Mmt annually in forests and forest products is a potentially useful mechanism in global efforts to offset expanding of attaining higher rates.2 In most of these studies, the sole vehicle for expanding flux is the afforestation

  19. acid production units: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    A guide to selected non-timber forest products of the Hayfork Adaptive Management for non-timber forest products (NTFPs) is increasing, and growing numbers of people are enhancing...

  20. Agricultural sector impacts of making ethanol from grain

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    Hertzmark, D.; Ray, D.; Parvin, G.

    1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the results of a model of the effects on the agricultural sector of producing ethanol from corn in the United States between 1979 and 1983. The model is aggregated at the national level, and results are given for all of the major food and feed crops, ethanol joint products, farm income, government payment, and agricultural exports. A stochastic simulation was performed to ascertain the impacts of yield and demand variations on aggregate performance figures. Results indicate minimal impacts on the agricultural sector for production levels of less than 1 billion gallons of ethanol per year. For higher production levels, corn prices will rise sharply, the agricultural sector will be more vulnerable to variations in yields and demands, and joint-product values will fall. Possibilities for ameliorating such effects are discussed, and such concepts as net energy and the biomass refinery are explored.

  1. Communication Factors Affecting African Policymakers' Decisions about Agricultural Biotechnology

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    Begashaw, Belay Ejigu

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to develop a model for impacting decisions on agricultural biotechnology practices in food production among African policymakers. The research focused on three African countries, namely, South Africa, Malawi and Ghana...

  2. AGRICULTURE, 2005 Status of the Wisconsin Farm Economy

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    STATUS OF WISCONSIN AGRICULTURE, 2005 Status of the Wisconsin Farm Economy Situation and Outlook: Farm Products, Farm Inputs and the General Economy Special Articles · Expansion, Modernization..............................................................................................................................v I. Status of the Wisconsin Farm Economy

  3. Proceedings of the 17th Central Hardwood Forest Conference GTR-NRS-P-78 (2011) 559 INTRODUCTION

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    forest, 75 percent of the facilities are in business to produce an energy product while the other 25-based energy technologies; 2) the incompatibility and incompleteness of state and regional forest products flowProceedings of the 17th Central Hardwood Forest Conference GTR-NRS-P-78 (2011) 559 INTRODUCTION

  4. Roshna Maharjan Climate Change and its Impacts on Agriculture: Farmers' Perception and Adaptation Measures

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    Richner, Heinz

    Roshna Maharjan Climate Change and its Impacts on Agriculture: Farmers' Perception and Adaptation Measures Climate Change and its Impacts on Agriculture: Farmers' Perception and Adaptation Measures A Case in agricultural production. 4. Respondents are aware about the change in climate and they have been adopting

  5. Draft for Public Comment Chapter 6 Agriculture (v. 11 Jan 2013)

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    Grotjahn, Richard

    climate change.30 6. Climate change effects on agriculture will have consequences for food security both31 increasing pressures from pests37 and pathogens that will benefit from a changing climate. Agriculture and efficiency of production across the U.S.2 Climate change poses a major challenge to U.S. agriculture, because

  6. The Economic Impact from the Extension of Unemployment Insurance to Texas Agriculture.

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    Fritsch, Conrad F.; Ruesink, David C.; Nergart, Karen J.

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    here. 1) Agricultural employers with agricultural product sales of $40,000 or more in 1969, paid out two-thirds of the total agricultural wages. These employers were less than one-third of the total agricultural employers in the state and about 6... percent of all farmers. 2) Livestock operations paid out 30 percent of total agricultural wages in 1969, cash grain operations 27 percent and cotton operations 19 percent. 3) Legislation bringing agricultural employers with 4 or more workers for 20...

  7. Industry and forest wetlands: Cooperative research initiatives

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    Shepard, J.P. (National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement, Gainesville, FL (United States)); Lucier, A.A. (National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement, New York, NY (United States)); Haines, L.W. (International Paper, Bainbridge, GA (United States))

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1989 the forest products industry responded to a challenge of the National Wetlands Policy Forum to initiate a cooperative research program on forest wetlands management organized through the National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI). The objective is to determine how forest landowners can manage wetlands for timber production while protecting other wetland functions such as flood storage, water purification, and food chain/wildlife habitat support. Studies supported by the NCASI in 9 states are summarized. Technical support on wetland regulatory issues to member companies is part of the research program. Since guidelines for recognizing wetlands for regulatory proposed have changed frequently, the NCASI has recommend an explicit link between wetland delineation and a classification system that considers difference among wetland types in vegetation, soils, hydrology, appearance, landscape position, and other factors. 16 refs.

  8. Production

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Algae production R&D focuses on exploring resource use and availability, algal biomass development and improvements, characterizing algal biomass components, and the ecology and engineering of cultivation systems.

  9. Forest cover, carbon sequestration, and wildlife habitat: policy review and modeling of tradeoffs among land-use

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    Rissman, Adena

    Forest cover, carbon sequestration, and wildlife habitat: policy review and modeling of tradeoffs and services, including timber production, carbon sequestration and storage, scenic amenities, and wildlife habitat. International efforts to mitigate climate change through forest carbon sequestration

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - amazon forest degradation Sample Search...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    largest remaining... of Deforestation is a huge swath of originally ... Source: Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Collection: Renewable Energy 8 The future of the...

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - afromontane tropical forest Sample Search...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    vegetation. Only... that it contributes to the conservation of the ... Source: Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Collection: Renewable Energy 4 Preview of...

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - ancient forests bayesian Sample Search...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    and peaceful future. It is committed to protecting the world's ... Source: Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Collection: Renewable Energy 5 Ecology, 84(5), 2003,...

  13. Marijuana National Forest: Encroachment on California Public Lands for Cannabis Cultivation

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    Mallery, Mark

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    National Forest Mallery hemp including fibers, oil, andthe government encouraged hemp production, a fibrous form ofdeferment, for farmers to grow hemp to meet wartime fiber

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - atlantic forest region Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    America ... Source: Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Collection: Renewable Energy 65 A Journal of the Human Environment Summary: Implications of Rural-Urban Migration...

  15. Opportunities for Future Forest

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    .V.Birnie * Forest Research 1 #12;This document has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001

  16. Forest Road Building Regulations

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    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has regulations for building a forest road, if development requires one. Regulations include zoning ordinances and permits for stream crossing, grading...

  17. AGRICULTURAL SUMMER 2008

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    of dollars. MAES forest entomologist Deb McCullough has spent the past 6 years studying EAB ecology, and her of Asia, is the most damaging soybean pest in the state. Before the aphid was discovered in 2000, soybean and the rest of the world focus more intensely on producing fuels and energy from grasses and other non

  18. Foothills Model Forest Business Strategy

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    Foothills Model Forest Business Strategy 2007 ­ 2012 November 2006 #12;Page ii TABLE OF CONTENTS FOOTHILLS MODEL FOREST Business Strategy for April 2007 to March 2012 1.0 INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................... 4 2.4 Foothills Model Forest Values

  19. Colorado Statewide Forest Resource Assessment

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    Colorado Statewide Forest Resource Assessment A Foundation for Strategic Discussion and Private Forestry Redesign Initiative 2 National Guidance for Statewide Forest Resource Assessments 4 The Colorado Statewide Resource Assessment and all appendices are available online on the Colorado State Forest

  20. 1. Introduction 1.1. Forest definitions

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    Helsinki, University of

    forests), conifer high forest (24 %), coppice (11 %) and coppice with stan- dards (37 %). Most protected

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - agricultural land final Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Biology and Medicine ; Environmental Sciences and Ecology 2 Sharpening the Focus of Yolo County Land Use Policy Summary: agricultural production and land development in each...

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - agricultural fields based Sample Search...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Laboratory Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 18 Sharpening the Focus of Yolo County Land Use Policy Summary: of agricultural production on every field in Yolo...

  3. Risk in agriculture : a study of crop yield distributions and crop insurance

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    Gayam, Narsi Reddy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Agriculture is a business fraught with risk. Crop production depends on climatic, geographical, biological, political, and economic factors, which introduce risks that are quantifiable given the appropriate mathematical ...

  4. Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act of 1974- Utilization of Land or Conveyance of Rights for Exploration or Extraction of Gas, Oil or Coal Bed Methane

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    This act prescribes the procedure utilization of land or conveyance of rights for exploration or extraction of gas, oil or coal bed methane in agricultural and forest reserve areas.

  5. Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts

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    Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2004­2005 46 Yield models for short rotation coppice varieties planted at very close spacing and managed as a regularly and frequently harvested coppice stand as short rotation coppice (SRC). Biomass crops and production systems are now recognised as serious options

  6. Ris-R-1146(EN) Power Production from Radioactively

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    ) 3 Summary The Chernobyl Bio-energy Project focuses on remediation of the forest areas contaminatedRisø-R-1146(EN) Power Production from Radioactively Contaminated Biomass and Forest Litter contamination of vast Belarussian forest areas. A total scheme for remediation of contaminated forest areas

  7. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Organization With a special presentation. Agricultural Research and Extension Center With updates from: Alan Grant, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life

  8. Essays on Development, Ownership Structure, and Agriculture

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    Moorthy, Aravind

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    change on Indian agriculture. Manuscript, Department ofJ. Parikh. Indian agriculture and climate sensitivity. 3):353368, 1979. Food and Agriculture Organization of the

  9. Farm Workers and Unions in California Agriculture

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    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Unions in California Agriculture Philip Martin June 30,unions and immigration in California agriculture 2. scanningbargaining agreements signed in CA agriculture (http://

  10. Three ACE awards for California Agriculture

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    Editors, by

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2012): Can Cali- fornia Agriculture disprove the allegedweed. Three ACE awards for California Agriculture TheCalifornia Agriculture team has won three awards from the

  11. FOREST CENTRE STORAGE BUILDING

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    deYoung, Brad

    FOREST CENTRE STORAGE BUILDING 3 4 5 6 7 8 UniversityDr. 2 1 G r e n f e l l D r i v e MULTI PURPOSE COURT STUDENT RESIDENCES GREEN HOUSE STUDENT RESIDENCES STUDENT RESIDENCES RECPLEX STORAGE BUILDING STORAGE BUILDING LIBRARY & COMPUTING FINE ARTS FOREST CENTRE ARTS &SCIENCE BUILDING ARTS &SCIENCE

  12. Forests and historic environment

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    Forests and historic environment UK Forestry Standard Guidelines #12;Key to symbols UKFS Reference number #12;Forests and historic environment Forestry Commission: Edinburgh UK Forestry Standard in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit: www

  13. International Conference MANAGING FORESTS

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    of Edinburgh, UK 1600-1620 Early thinning of energy wood in dense mixtures of Norway spruce and birch Finland, Finland 1640-1700 Long term effect of silviculture measures on forest-floor under Norway spruce management. Kjell Andreassen, Norwegian Forest & Landscape Institute, Norway 1140-1200 Climate change

  14. Forest Service Research Note

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    Hills fire of October 30-November 1, 1967 showing observation sites, Cleveland National Forest, southernU.S.O.A. Forest Service Research Note PSW-183 ABSTRACT: Two fires burned in the same area was rruch more disastrous than the Pine Hills fire of 1967. The earlier fire claimed 11 lives, and covered

  15. PACIFIC SOUTHWEST FOREST SERVICE

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    1976 . Disturbance during logging stimulates re- generation of koa. USDA Forest Servo Res. Note PSW-306 and distribution of Acacia koa re- genera tion after logging were studied on a 500-acre (202-ha) tract of koa forest heavily infested with Passi- /1ora mol/issima vines on the island of Hawaii. Koa seedling density

  16. 2012 Annual Report Agricultural

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    Goodman, Robert M.

    Covered iii Funding Sources; Expenditure Breakdown Commercial Agriculture 1 Putting New Jersey Vintages for Librarians Economic Development 25 Food Industry Gateway 26 New Jersey Clean Energy Resource Network counties: Rutgers Cooperative Extension Statistics NJAES plays a significant role in the state's economic

  17. Economic Value of Agricultural

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    all sources of $0.4 billion and assuming that 50% of the $3.6 billion is from publicly funded research for the nation) by the appropriate agricultural statistics (e.g. the ratio of irrigated sprinkler acres in Texas Developed LEPA Irrigation Low Energy Precision Application (LEPA) irrigation technology increases water

  18. PhosPhorus, Agriculture &

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Phosphorus lost from agricultural soils can increase the fertility status of natural waters (eutrophication that controls eutrophication of fresh waters.The USEPA has recommended a limit for controlling eutrophication have not been established. Numerous water quality problems have been associated with eutrophication

  19. futuresMICHIGAN AGRICULTURAL

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    research in both the plant and animal sciences to improve disease resistance and reduce dependency on chemicals, as well as research to identify and develop value- added opportunities for agriculture Economic and Environmental Needs -- was conceived in 1995, its goal was to make Michigan agri- cultural

  20. AGRICULTURAL REPORT FEBRUARY 2010

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    trading framework. The largest GHG market in the world is the European Union-Emissions Trading Scheme' sulfur diox- ide (SO2) emissions trading program Greenhouse Gas Emissions Offsets from Agriculture and states have enacted policies individually or in cooperation to reduce GHG emissions through an emissions

  1. What is Sustainable Agriculture?

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    Wang, Changlu

    security, its midwives were not gov- ernment policy makers but small farmers, environmentalists model has degraded soil and water, reduced the biodiversity that is a key element to food security Photo courtesy USDA NRCS #12;Page 2 ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture: An Introduction on imported oil

  2. An Evaluation of the Perceived Effectiveness of the Municipal Forester Institute on its Participants

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    Kirk, Melanie Rena'

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    AN EVALUATION OF THE PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS OF THE MUNICIPAL FORESTER INSTITUTE ON ITS PARTICIPANTS A Dissertation by MELANIE RENA? KIRK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY December 2009 Major Subject: Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications AN EVALUATION OF THE PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS OF THE MUNICIPAL FORESTER INSTITUTE...

  3. ECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2000-2001 __________________________________________________________ 1 Note: the basis of information in this chapter is not the UNECE TIMBER database built on country-supplied

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    competitive advantage, market access, image building and environmental pressure. · On the supply side the area are actively promoting CFPs. · Public procurement plays an important role as a driver of demand in several and Forest Discussion Paper2 on the status of certification of sustainable forest management in the UNECE

  4. Tongass National Forest

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    Not Available

    1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two long-term timber contracts in the Tongass National Forest require private companies to harvest prescribed amounts of timber within agreed upon time frames during the 50-year contract life. This report has reviewed the accuracy of Forest Service figures for the volume of timber actually harvested under the two contracts, timber deleted from the private companies' operating plans, and backlogged timber. The author was unable to verify the first two figures because the Forest Service had not complied with all of its internal controls and because documentation and records were incomplete. The author was able to verify the figure for backlogged timber. While the Forest Service has tried to better account for timber prepared for harvesting through improved internal controls, this report believes additional actions are needed to ensure that forest supervisors comply with the internal controls for documenting harvested timber volumes and the information needed to support and report changes in timber sale activities is accurately reported.

  5. Agricultural biotechnology and Indian newspapers

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    Sivakumar, Gayathri

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This study is designed to look into how agricultural biotechnology is covered by Indian newspapers. A through study of the literature showed that agricultural biotechnology is a much debated topic and there is a vast difference between the concerns...

  6. Child Labor in Texas Agriculture

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    Smith, David

    2005-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Workers under age 18 involved in agriculture have a disproportionate rate of injury and death when compared to older workers. This publication explains potential risks to young agricultural workers as well as the laws designed to protect these under...

  7. Agricultural and Resource Economics Update

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    Carter, Colin A.; Novan, Kevin; Rausser, Gordon; Iho, Antti; Parker, Doug; Zilberman, David

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    despite globalization tendencies elsewhere in the economy.globalization in the non-agricultural sectors of the world economy.

  8. The research programme Future Agriculture

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    The research programme Future Agriculture ­ livestock, crops and land use Welcome to a lunch.slu.se/futureagriculture For questions, please contact KatarinaVrede (katarina.vrede@slu.se) About Future Agriculture ­ livestock, crops and land use The changes and challenges facing agriculture in the future will be substantial, not only

  9. Sponsorship includes: Agriculture in the

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    Sponsorship includes: · Agriculture in the Classroom · Douglas County Farm Bureau · Gifford Farm · University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center · University of Nebraska- Lincoln Awareness Coalition is to help youth, primarily from urban communities, become aware of agriculture

  10. Assessing human health risk in the USDA forest service

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    Hamel, D.R. [Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, Washington, DC (United States)

    1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper identifies the kinds of risk assessments being done by or for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. Summaries of data sources currently in use and the pesticide risk assessments completed by the agency or its contractors are discussed. An overview is provided of the agency`s standard operating procedures for the conduct of toxicological, ecological, environmental fate, and human health risk assessments.

  11. Coalbed methane potential assessed in Forest City basin

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    Tedesco, S.A. (CST Oil and Gas Corp., Denver, CO (US))

    1992-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that the Forest City basin is a shallow cratonic depression located in northeastern Kansas, southeastern Nebraska, southern Iowa and northern Missouri. Historically, the Forest City basin in northeastern Kansas has been a shallow oil and gas province with minor coal production. The Iowa and Missouri portion has had minor oil production and moderate coal mining. In recent years there has been little coal mining in the Forest City in Iowa and Kansas and only minor production in Missouri. Before 1940, gas was produced from coal beds and shales in the Kansas portion of the Forest City basin. The Cherokee group (Altokan and Desmoinesian age) includes section containing the largest number of actively mined coals and has the greatest available data for coalbed methane evaluation.

  12. PACIFIC SOUTHWEST Forest and Range

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    of forest stands is valuable for studies of the physical environment. Energy balance research centers on howPACIFIC SOUTHWEST Forest and Range Experiment Station FOREST SERVICE U.S. DEPARTMENT in relation to climatic and stand variables USDA FOREST SERVICE RESEARCH PAPER PSW- 71 /1971 #12;CONTENTS

  13. Abstract This paper examines farm and household characteristics associated with a rapid fertility decline in a forest frontier of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    decline in a forest frontier of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The Amazon basin and other rainforests in the tropics are among the last frontiers in the ongoing global fertility transition. The pace of this transition along agricultural frontiers will likely have major implications for future forest transitions

  14. Howland Forest David Hollinger, USDA Forest Service

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    ; An old-growth forest is a unique ecological endpoint Long-term record of carbon is on factors that regulate long term carbon storage Infrastructure Topography experiment (21 ha) Canopy application, 18 kg N ha-1 y-1 (NH4NO3) C Sequestration Assessed in 3 Ways: Eddy

  15. Carbon emissions and sequestration in forests: Case studies from seven developing countries

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    Makundi, W.; Sathaye, J. (eds.) (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Fearnside, P.M. (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA), Manaus, AM (Brazil). Departmento de Ecologia)

    1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia in 1990 was releasing approximately 281--282 X 10{sup 6} metric tons (MT) of carbon on conversion to a landscape of agriculture, productive pasture, degraded pasture, secondary forest and regenerated forest in the proportions corresponding to the equilibrium condition implied by current land-use patterns. Emissions are expressed as committed carbon,'' or the carbon released over a period of years as the carbon stock in each hectare deforested approaches a new equilibrium in the landscape that replaces the original forest. To the extent that deforestation rates have remained constant, current releases from the areas deforested in previous years will be equal to the future releases from the areas being cleared now. Considering the quantities of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, nitrous oxide, NO{sub x} and non-methane hydrocarbons released raises the impact by 22--37%. The relative impact on the greenhouse effect of each gas is based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calculations over a 20-year time period (including indirect effects). The six gases considered have a combined global warming impact equivalent to 343 to 386 million MT of C0{sub 2}-equivalent carbon, depending on assumptions regarding the release of methane and other gases from the various sources such as burning and termites. These emissions represent 7--8 times the 50 million MT annual carbon release from Brazil's use of fossil fuels, but bring little benefit to the country. Stopping deforestation in Brazil would prevent as much greenhouse emission as tripling the fuel efficiency of all the automobiles in the world. The relatively cheap measures needed to contain deforestation, together with the many complementary benefits of doing so, make this the first priority for funds intended to slow global warming.

  16. Agricultural Marketing Toolkit

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  17. The Carbon Footprint of Bioenergy Sorghum Production in Central Texas: Production Implications on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Cycling, and Life Cycle Analysis

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    Storlien, Joseph Orgean

    2013-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Enhanced interest in biofuel production has renewed interest in bioenergy crop production within the United States. Agricultures role in biofuel production is critical because it has the potential to supply renewable energy while minimizing...

  18. Soil quality standards and guidelines for forest sustainability in northwestern North America$

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    Soil quality standards and guidelines for forest sustainability in northwestern North America of the ®rst in the world to be developed to evaluate changes in forest soil productivity and sustainability and include diagnostic criteria for evaluating management-caused changes to soil productivity. Research

  19. Meeting the challenges with SCP solutions Protecting the forests by working through the

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    for sustainable development 7 Sustainable SCP of forest-based products · Sustainable harvest · Emission reduction to conservation of forests and supporting truly sustainable development in the 3 targeted countries. · Sustainable collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production Meeting the challenges with SCP solutions

  20. Selecting a Consulting Forester

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    Taylor, Eric; Foster, C. Darwin

    2005-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Landowners often need professional help after a weather-related disaster has damaged timber stands. A consulting forester can help a landowner develop management strategies that fit the landowner's objectives. This publication includes a checklist...