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  1. Migration, isolation and hybridization in island crop populations: the case of Madagascar rice

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    Purugganan, Michael D.

    Migration, isolation and hybridization in island crop populations: the case of Madagascar rice and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, 1009 Silver, 100 Washington Square East, New York University or Asian rice is one of the key domesticated crop species in the world. The island of Madagascar off

  2. Airborne observations of methane emissions from rice cultivation in the Sacramento Valley of California

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    Goldstein, Allen

    Airborne observations of methane emissions from rice cultivation in the Sacramento Valley 2012; accepted 7 October 2012; published 8 December 2012. [1] Airborne measurements of methane (CH4 is not accounted for in the CARB inventory. Citation: Peischl, J., et al. (2012), Airborne observations of methane

  3. The Impact of Tenure Arrangements and Crop Rotations on Upper Gulf Coast Rice Farms.†

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    Perry, Gregory M.; Rister, M. Edward; Richardson, James W.; Grant, Warren R.; Sij, John W. Jr

    1986-01-01

    , lenders, and landowners, among others. Throughout the study, emphasis was directed towards highlighting differences in the effect on a farm's economic viability among combi nations of two principal crop rota tions (soybeans-rice (SR) and soy beans..., the highest expected earnings being $- 23,183 for the SSR 1/7 strategy. The SSR 1/7 strategy was preferred to the other strategies (SR 1/7, SR 1/2, and SSR 1/2) for most categories of risk pref erences. Results of the sensitivity anal yses, based...

  4. Organic farming practices for rice under diversified cropping systems in humid tropics.

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    Varughese, Kuruvilla Dr; Rani, B Dr; Abraham, Suja; John, Jacob Dr; M, Vijayan Dr

    2009-01-01

    HTM (accessed on 15-1- KAU (Kerala Agricultural University).Crops. (2002) 12 th edition, Kerala Agricultural University,humid tropical regions of Kerala there is a reduction in

  5. Texas Rice, Volume II, Number 7†

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    2002-01-01

    is traditionally served at every meal and the annual consumption of rice is 8.5 lbs/person. Compare that with Myanmar, the Asian country believed to be the origin of rice cultivation, where the annual consumption of rice 469 lbs/person. 6 Government Price Supports...

  6. Characterization of paralogous protein families in rice

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    Lin, Haining

    Background: High gene numbers in plant genomes reflect polyploidy and major gene duplication events. Oryza sativa, cultivated rice, is a diploid monocotyledonous species with a ~390 Mb genome that has undergone segmental ...

  7. RiceÖ A Big Business on the Gulf Coast Prairie.†

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    Hodges, R. J. Jr.

    1957-01-01

    of improved pasture usually is s~fficient to grow one rice crop. After 4 or 5 years of improved pasture, the residual phosphoric acid may be sufficient to grow two rice crops. Good clover growth in pasture before rice indicates that phosphorous... to convert from For several years 3 acres of this Persian and white clover pasture furnished almost continuow grazing for one cow from November to March. 14 rice to improved pasture by broadcasting grass and clover seed without seedbed preparation...

  8. Mitigation options for methane emissions from rice fields in the Philippines

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    Lantin, R.S.; Buendia, L.V.; Wassmann, R.

    1996-12-31

    The contribution of Philippine rice production to global methane emission and breakthroughs in methane emission studies conducted in the country are presented in this paper. A significant impact in the reduction of GHG emissions from agriculture can be achieved if methane emissions from ricefields can be abated. This study presents the contribution of Philippine rice cultivation to global methane emission and breakthroughs in methane emission studies in the country which address the issue of mitigation. Using the derived emission factors from local measurements, rice cultivation contributes 566.6 Gg of methane emission in the Philippines. This value is 62% of the total methane emitted from the agriculture sector. The emission factors employed which are 78% of the IPCC value for irrigated rice and 95% for rainfed rice were derived from measurements with an automatic system taken during the growth duration in the respective ecosystems. Plots drained for 2 weeks at midtillering and before harvest gave a significant reduction in methane emission as opposed to continuously flooded plots and plots drained before harvest. The cultivar Magat reduced methane emission by 50% as compared to the check variety IR72. The application of ammonium sulfate instead of urea reduced methane emission by 10% to 34%. Addition of 6 t ha{sup {minus}1} phosphogypsum in combination with urea reduced emission by 74% as opposed to plots applied with urea alone. It is also from the results of such measurements that abatement strategies are based as regards to modifying treatments such as water management, fertilization, and choice of rice variety. It is not easy to identify and recommend mitigation strategies that will fit a particular cropping system. However, the identified mitigation options provide focus for the abatement of methane emission from ricefields.

  9. Factors that Most Influence Success or Failure in Illicit Crop Reduction and Drug Supply Control

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    Listerman, Jeffrey Sloan

    2014-12-31

    Several interrelated drivers of illicit crop cultivation appear remarkably consistent across virtually all illegal crop producing regions: insurgency or armed conflict, insufficient state authority and weak territorial ...

  10. Farmers' knowledge of soils in relation to cropping practices: A case study of farmers in upland rice based slash-and-burn

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    van Kessel, Chris

    Farmers' knowledge of soils in relation to cropping practices: A case study of farmers in upland Understanding indigenous knowledge of soils has come to be seen as essential in understanding the local in relation to soil quality and cropping practices. Most farmers interviewed distinguished two or more soils

  11. Red Rice Research and Control.†

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    Baker, John B.; Baldwin, Ford L.; Bourgeois, W.J.; Cox, Clodis H.; Craigmiles, Julian P.; Dishman, William D.; Eastin, E. Ford; Helpert, Charles W.; Hill, Lewis C.; Huey, Bobby A.; Klosterboer, Arlen D.; Sonnier, Earl A.

    1980-01-01

    ...................................... 10 E. A. Sonnier RED RICE CONTROL IN ALTERNATE CROPS ................................ 16 F. L. Baldwin ..# RED RICE CONTROL ..................................................lg B. A. Huey and F. L. Baldwin RED RICE HERBICIDE SCREENING TESTS... - t o discuss the l a t e s t f indings and procedures f o r con t ro l l ing red r i c e . In accom- pl ishing t h i s we want two-way communication s o t h a t all present w i l l become current on t h i s most noxious weed of r i c e...

  12. Texas Rice, Volume VI, Number 8†

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    2006-01-01

    Method for Rice Stink Bug ..........................6 Part 1: LCRA/SAWS Water Project ......................................8 State, National and International News ......................11 Rice Crop Update... the floodwater across the field and thus, there is potential for substantial ammonia volatilization losses of urea. In addition, the soil is not always dry when the preflood N fertilizer has to be applied, and urea applied to muddy soil aggravates ammonia...

  13. Texas Rice, Volume 1, Number 5†

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    2001-01-01

    lunch, there will be a special tour to present information on red rice control with Newpath herbi- cide. Speakers will be Dr. Garry McCauley, Water Management; Dr. Mike Chandler, Weed Science; and Brian Ottis, a graduate student in Soil and Crop Sciences...: Randy Eason .........................5 Grower Profile: Mike Doguet ............................................7 High Yielderís Tips ..........................................................10 Pest of the Month: Rice Stink Bug...

  14. Texas Rice, Volume VII, Number 9, Winter Issue†

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    2007-01-01

    and Nancy Garrett in Dansbury, TX. 8 * A high-quality rice that made plan- tation owners in colonial America rich may have been brought into the country by west African slaves who were used as labour on the plantations. Rice became a cash crop... of rice in Charleston, South Carolina. This suggested that the rice came from that island nation off the east coast of Africa, or that perhaps it came from Asia and was picked up at a port on the way to America. To find out if Carolina Gold originated...

  15. Texas Rice, Volume V, Number 4†

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    2005-01-01

    . Garry McCauley who will discuss man- agement for the ratoon crop, in- cluding main crop cutting height and methods to reduce stubble height. Dr. Mike Chandler will share his research on aerial applications of Command herbicide as well as important... considerations in red rice control systems. Dr. M.O. Way will discuss in- sect pests in both main and ratoon crop and will also provide informa- tion on Icon seed treatment alter- natives. Mike Jund will give an over- view of fertility requirements and ratoon...

  16. Texas Rice Production Guidelines†

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    Way, M. O.; Cockrell, Jay

    2008-03-11

    with the rice industry and regulatory agencies to register insecticides beneficial to Texas rice farmers and the environment. Project Title: Communications, Press and Outreach for the Texas Rice Industry Project Investigator: Jaynen Cockrell Amount: $8...

  17. Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions through region-specific crop selection

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    Guenther, Alex

    An expected global increase in bioenergy-crop cultivation as an alternative to fossil fuels will have consequences on both global climate and local air quality through changes in biogenic emissions of volatile organic ...

  18. Modelling estimation on the impacts of global warming on rice production in China

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    Wang Futang

    1997-12-31

    In this paper, based on the validation and sensitivity analyses of two rice growth models (ORYZA1 and DRISIC--Double Rice Cropping Simulation Model for China), and their joining with global warming scenarios projected by GCMs (GFDL, UKMO-H, MPI and DKRZ OPYC, DKRZ LSG, respectively), the modelling experiments were carried out on the potential impacts of global warming on rice production in China. The results show that although there are the some features for each rice cropping patterns because of different models and estimated methods, the rice production for all cropping patterns in China will trend to decrease with different degrees. In average, early, middle and later rice production, as well as, double-early and double-later rice production in different areas of China will decrease 3.7%, 10.5% and 10.4%, as well as, 15.9% and 14.4%, respectively. It do illustrates that the advantage effects induced by elevated CO{sub 2} concentration on photosynthesis does not compensate the adverse effects of temperature increase. Thus, it is necessary to adjusting rice cropping patterns, cultivars and farming techniques to the global warming timely.

  19. Texas Rice, Volume VII, Number 8†

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    2007-01-01

    leader in the development of cellulosic- based bioethanol. There is tremendous opportunity for our Center to work with Verenium in developing production and management programs for bioenergy crops. Two weeks ago, Dr. Yang and I spent 5 days in Austin... point to the IV line used to insert the labeled sugar. Sorghum trials at the Beaumont Center, grain sorghum in the foreground, and sweet sorghum in the background. 2 From the Editor... Inside This Issue Organic Rice Production...

  20. Texas Rice, Volume 1, Number 7†

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    2001-01-01

    -scale IPM re- search efforts begin. The Huffaker project, named after Dr. Carl Huffaker at the University of Cali- fornia Berkley, trained hundreds of future researchers and crop consult- ants. Funded by the Environmen- tal Protection Agency, the National... Pest Management (CIPM) was an outgrowth of the Huffaker project and was initiated under the direc- tion of Dr. Perry Adkisson at Texas A&M University in 1979. This project included 17 state universi- ties. Interdisciplinary effort was The Rice Water...

  1. Rice Insect Management.†

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    Drees, Bastiaan M.

    1983-01-01

    8-1445 rexas Agricultural Extension Service, The Texas A&M University System Zerle L. Carpenter, Director, College Station, Texas Table of Contents Page Introduction .......................?...... Insect Management Practices.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 7 Other Insect Pests of Texas Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Texas Rice Production Practices. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 9 1983 Rice Insect Control Suggestions .......... \\0 Acknowledgment This publication has been prepared to assist...

  2. Texas Rice, Volume 1, Number 3†

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    2001-01-01

    - erence, and its cultivation is tied to elaborate rituals. Chinese myth, by contrast, tells of rice being a gift of animals rather than of gods. China had been visited by an espe- cially severe period of floods. When the land had finally drained, people... for the war effort. After the war, the family moved back to central Oklahoma where his grandpar- ents lived. Besides a furniture business in town, his dad raised beef cattle for market and his granddad had a dairy operation. Mike decided way back then that his...

  3. World production, consumption and international trade of rice

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    Khan, Anwaruzzaman

    1957-01-01

    crop used for that purpose. Rice stands almost unique in the form in vhioh it is oonsumed as food. It is generally boiled or steamers, and eaten vithout undergoing any further ohange. Other cereals& such as wheat and barley, undergo various changes...

  4. Information Basic to Adjustments in Rice Production in Texas.†

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    Bonnen, C. A. (Clarence Alfred); Magee, A. C. (Aden Combs)

    1945-01-01

    - to be made. It deals with product,ion and production requirements, the effect of changes in production practices, and in turn with-the probable t of these changes on earnings. is dir 1. sized Q -- profitab duction 6. F sic information obtained...-acre crop. L. Larger earnings were obtained by tenant farmers under cash rent than under share-crop rent. 3. A yield of about 10 barrels per acre pays the expenses of making a rice crop but leaves the operator nothing for his labor and management. Yields...

  5. Digital Library Initiative Rice University

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    Digital Library Initiative Rice University Project Management General guidelines for digital projects Contact: dli (at) rice (dot) edu October, 2007 #12;Digital Library Initiative, Rice University................................................................................................8 #12;Guidelines for managing digital projects Page 2 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE We recognized

  6. Selenium Characterization in the Global Rice Supply Chain

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    Williams, Paul N.; Lombi, Enzo; Sun, Guo-Xin; Scheckel, Kirk; Zhu, Yong-Guan; Feng, Xinbin; Zhu, Jianming; Carey, Anne-Marie; Adomako, Eureka; Lawgali, Youseff; Deacon, Claire; Meharg, Andrew A.; (UCopenhagen); (Aberdeen); (Chinese Aca. Sci.); (US EPA)

    2009-08-13

    For up to 1 billion people worldwide, insufficient dietary intake of selenium (Se) is a serious health constraint. Cereals are the dominant Se source for those on low protein diets, as typified by the global malnourished population. With crop Se content constrained largely by underlying geology, regional soil Se variations are often mirrored by their locally grown staples. Despite this, the Se concentrations of much of the world's rice, the mainstay of so many, is poorly characterized, for both total Se content and Se speciation. In this study, 1092 samples of market sourced polished rice were obtained. The sampled rice encompassed dominant rice producing and exporting countries. Rice from the U.S. and India were found to be the most enriched, while mean average levels were lowest in Egyptian rice: {approx}32-fold less than their North American equivalents. By weighting country averages by contribution to either global production or export, modeled baseline values for both were produced. Based on a daily rice consumption of 300 g day{sup -1}, around 75% of the grains from the production and export pools would fail to provide 70% of daily recommended Se intakes. Furthermore, Se localization and speciation characterization using X-ray fluorescence ({mu}-XRF) and X-ray absorption near edge structure ({mu}-XANES) techniques were investigated in a Se-rich sample. The results revealed that the large majority of Se in the endosperm was present in organic forms.

  7. Musa x paradisiaca (Cultivated)†

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    James R. Manhart

    2011-08-10

    Maize (Zea mays L.) is one of the main crops grown in the United States. Genetic improvement over the last century has seen a shift from using open-pollinated varieties to single cross hybrids. This has resulted in major grain yield gains...

  8. CERES: Cultivating Innovation

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    Hamilton, Richard (CERES, President and CEO) [CERES, President and CEO

    2014-03-06

    CERES, with the help of ARPA-E funding, has rethought biofuels from the ground up. Their forward thinking approach to overcoming the traditional barriers for biofuels has resulted in creating high biomass feedstocks for switchgrass, sorghum, and miscanthus varietals. These new breeds grow taller and thicker on traditionally low rent farmland that doesn't compete with corn or other food crops.

  9. CERES: Cultivating Innovation

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    Hamilton, Richard (CERES, President and CEO)

    2014-04-11

    CERES, with the help of ARPA-E funding, has rethought biofuels from the ground up. Their forward thinking approach to overcoming the traditional barriers for biofuels has resulted in creating high biomass feedstocks for switchgrass, sorghum, and miscanthus varietals. These new breeds grow taller and thicker on traditionally low rent farmland that doesn't compete with corn or other food crops.

  10. Production of Deuterated Switchgrass by Hydroponic Cultivation

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    Evans, Barbara R; Bali, Garima; Foston, Marcus B; Ragauskas, Arthur J; O'Neill, Hugh Michael; Shah, Riddhi S; McGaughey, Joseph; Reeves, David T; Rempe, Caroline S; Davison, Brian H

    2015-01-01

    Deuterium enrichment of biological materials can potential enable expanded experimental use of small angle neutron scattering (SANS) to investigate molecular structural transitions of complex systems such as plant cell walls. Two key advances have been made that facilitate cultivation of switchgrass, an important forage and biofuel crop, for controlled isotopic enrichment: (1) perfusion system with individual chambers and (2) hydroponic growth from tiller cuttings. Plants were grown and maintained for several months with periodic harvest. Photosynthetic activity was monitored by measurement of CO2 in outflow from the growth chambers. Plant morphology and composition appeared normal compared to matched controls grown with H2O. Using this improved method, gram quantities of switchgrass leaves and stems were produced by continuous hydroponic cultivation using growth medium consisting of basal mineral salts in 50% D2O. Deuterium incorporation was confirmed by detection of the O-D and C-D stretching peaks with FTIR and quantified by 1H- and 2H-NMR. This capability to produce deuterated lignocellulosic biomass under controlled conditions will enhance investigation of cell wall structure and its deconstruction by neutron scattering and NMR techniques.

  11. THE POTENTIAL FOR MICRO-ALGAE AND OTHER "MICRO-CROPS" TO PRODUCE

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    Edwards, Paul N.

    THE POTENTIAL FOR MICRO-ALGAE AND OTHER "MICRO-CROPS" TO PRODUCE SUSTAINABLE BIOFUELS A REVIEW INTRODUCTION Biofuel derived from algae and other micro-crops has been proposed as an environmentally benign transportation fuel. Algae can be cultivated on low productivity lands using low quality water. Interest in algae

  12. Influence of habitat and landscape perenniality on insect natural enemies in three candidate biofuel crops

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    Landis, Doug

    biofuel crops Ben P. Werling a, , Timothy D. Meehan b , Claudio Gratton b , Douglas A. Landis April 2011 Accepted 22 June 2011 Available online 28 June 2011 Keywords: Biofuels Biodiversity Biological control Land use change a b s t r a c t Cultivation of biofuel crops could change agricultural

  13. Fondren Library Rice University

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    Fondren Library Rice University Digital Preservation Strategy DRAFT Last revised September 12, 2007 materials will be preserved. Digital resources are part of Fondren Library's Collections and, are subject decisions are made on the basis of these recommendations, Fondren Library's strategic Plan?, the digital

  14. Transgenic expression of the dicotyledonous pattern recognition receptor EFR in rice leads to ligand-dependent activation of defense responses

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    Schwessinger, Benjamin; Bahar, Ofir; Thomas, Nicolas; Holton, Nicolas; Nekrasov, Vladimir; Ruan, Deling; Canlas, Patrick E.; Daudi, Arsalan; Petzold, Christopher J.; Singan, Vasanth R.; et al

    2015-03-30

    Plant plasma membrane localized pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) detect extracellular pathogen-associated molecules. PRRs such as Arabidopsis EFR and rice XA21 are taxonomically restricted and are absent from most plant genomes. Here we show that rice plants expressing EFR or the chimeric receptor EFR::XA21, containing the EFR ectodomain and the XA21 intracellular domain, sense both Escherichia coli- and Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo)-derived elf18 peptides at sub-nanomolar concentrations. Treatment of EFR and EFR::XA21 rice leaf tissue with elf18 leads to MAP kinase activation, reactive oxygen production and defense gene expression. Although expression of EFR does not lead to robust enhanced resistancemore†Ľto fully virulent Xoo isolates, it does lead to quantitatively enhanced resistance to weakly virulent Xoo isolates. EFR interacts with OsSERK2 and the XA21 binding protein 24 (XB24), two key components of the rice XA21-mediated immune response. Rice-EFR plants silenced for OsSERK2, or overexpressing rice XB24 are compromised in elf18-induced reactive oxygen production and defense gene expression indicating that these proteins are also important for EFR-mediated signaling in transgenic rice. Taken together, our results demonstrate the potential feasibility of enhancing disease resistance in rice and possibly other monocotyledonous crop species by expression of dicotyledonous PRRs. Our results also suggest that Arabidopsis EFR utilizes at least a subset of the known endogenous rice XA21 signaling components.ę†less

  15. Rice Glycosyltransferase (GT) Phylogenomic Database

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    Ronald, Pamela

    The Ronald Laboratory staff at the University of California-Davis has a primary research focus on the genes of the rice plant. They study the role that genetics plays in the way rice plants respond to their environment. They created the Rice GT Database in order to integrate functional genomic information for putative rice Glycosyltransferases (GTs). This database contains information on nearly 800 putative rice GTs (gene models) identified by sequence similarity searches based on the Carbohydrate Active enZymes (CAZy) database. The Rice GT Database provides a platform to display user-selected functional genomic data on a phylogenetic tree. This includes sequence information, mutant line information, expression data, etc. An interactive chromosomal map shows the position of all rice GTs, and links to rice annotation databases are included. The format is intended to "facilitate the comparison of closely related GTs within different families, as well as perform global comparisons between sets of related families." [From http://ricephylogenomics.ucdavis.edu/cellwalls/gt/genInfo.shtml] See also the primary paper discussing this work: Peijian Cao, Laura E. Bartley, Ki-Hong Jung and Pamela C. Ronalda. Construction of a Rice Glycosyltransferase Phylogenomic Database and Identification of Rice-Diverged Glycosyltransferases. Molecular Plant, 2008, 1(5): 858-877.

  16. Wind Turbines Benefit Crops

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    Takle, Gene

    2013-03-01

    Ames Laboratory associate scientist Gene Takle talks about research into the effect of wind turbines on nearby crops. Preliminary results show the turbines may have a positive effect by cooling and drying the crops and assisting with carbon dioxide uptake.

  17. Wind Turbines Benefit Crops

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    Takle, Gene

    2010-01-01

    Ames Laboratory associate scientist Gene Takle talks about research into the effect of wind turbines on nearby crops. Preliminary results show the turbines may have a positive effect by cooling and drying the crops and assisting with carbon dioxide uptake.

  18. Cooking with Rice (not instant)†

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    Anding, Jenna

    2008-12-09

    This fact sheet describes the nutritional value and safe storage of rice, a commodity food. It also offers food preparation ideas.

  19. A calibration procedure to improve global rice yield simulations with EPIC

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    Xiong, Wei; Balkovic, Juraj; van der Velde, M.; Zhang, Xuesong; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Skalsky, Rastislav; Lin, Erda; Mueller, Nathan; Obersteiner, Michael

    2014-02-01

    Crop models are increasingly used to assess impacts of climate change/variability and management practices on productivity and environmental performance of alternative cropping systems. Calibration is an important procedure to improve reliability of model simulations, especially for large area applications. However, global-scale crop model calibration has rarely been exercised due to limited data availability and expensive computing cost. Here we present a simple approach to calibrate Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) model for a global implementation of rice. We identify four parameters (potential heat unit Ė PHU, planting density Ė PD, harvest index Ė HI, and biomass energy ratio Ė BER) and calibrate them regionally to capture the spatial pattern of reported rice yield in 2000. Model performance is assessed by comparing simulated outputs with independent FAO national data. The comparison demonstrates that the global calibration scheme performs satisfactorily in reproducing the spatial pattern of rice yield, particularly in main rice production areas. Spatial agreement increases substantially when more parameters are selected and calibrated, but with varying efficiencies. Among the parameters, PHU and HI exhibit the highest efficiencies in increasing the spatial agreement. Simulations with different calibration strategies generate a pronounced discrepancy of 5Ė35% in mean yields across latitude bands, and a small to moderate difference in estimated yield variability and yield changing trend for the period of 1981Ė2000. Present calibration has little effects in improving simulated yield variability and trends at both regional and global levels, suggesting further works are needed to reproduce temporal variability of reported yields. This study highlights the importance of crop modelsí calibration, and presents the possibility of a transparent and consistent up scaling approach for global crop simulations given current availability of global databases of weather, soil, crop calendar, fertilizer and irrigation management information, and reported yield.

  20. Microalgae Cultivation using Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae (OMEGA)

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    Wiley, Patrick Edward

    2013-01-01

    Microalgae cultivation using offshore membrane enclosuresbiofouling on the proposed offshore membrane enclosures forMicroalgae cultivation using offshore membrane enclosures

  1. Increased European biofuel cultivation could harm human health1 by James Morgan for www.scienceomega.com2

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    South Bohemia, University of

    Increased European biofuel cultivation could harm human health1 by James Morgan for www that the large-scale production of biofuels in4 Europe could result in increased human mortality and crop losses that many biofuel plant species, including poplar and willow, release more isoprene ≠ an6 ozone precursor

  2. Global crop yield losses from recent warming

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    Lobell, D; Field, C

    2006-06-02

    Global yields of the world-s six most widely grown crops--wheat, rice, maize, soybeans, barley, sorghum--have increased since 1961. Year-to-year variations in growing season minimum temperature, maximum temperature, and precipitation explain 30% or more of the variations in yield. Since 1991, climate trends have significantly decreased yield trends in all crops but rice, leading to foregone production since 1981 of about 12 million tons per year of wheat or maize, representing an annual economic loss of $1.2 to $1.7 billion. At the global scale, negative impacts of climate trends on crop yields are already apparent. Annual global temperatures have increased by {approx}0.4 C since 1980, with even larger changes observed in several regions (1). While many studies have considered the impacts of future climate changes on food production (2-5), the effects of these past changes on agriculture remain unclear. It is likely that warming has improved yields in some areas, reduced them in others, and had negligible impacts in still others; the relative balance of these effects at the global scale is unknown. An understanding of this balance would help to anticipate impacts of future climate changes, as well as to more accurately assess recent (and thereby project future) technologically driven yield progress. Separating the contribution of climate from concurrent changes in other factors--such as crop cultivars, management practices, soil quality, and atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) levels--requires models that describe the response of yields to climate. Studies of future global impacts of climate change have typically relied on a bottom-up approach, whereby field scale, process-based models are applied to hundreds of representative sites and then averaged (e.g., ref 2). Such approaches require input data on soil and management conditions, which are often difficult to obtain. Limitations on data quality or quantity can thus limit the utility of this approach, especially at the local scale (6-8). At the global scale, however, many of the processes and impacts captured by field scale models will tend to cancel out, and therefore simpler empirical/statistical models with fewer input requirements may be as accurate (8, 9). Empirical/statistical models also allow the effects of poorly modeled processes (e.g., pest dynamics) to be captured and uncertainties to be readily quantified (10). Here we develop new, empirical/statistical models of global yield responses to climate using datasets on broad-scale yields, crop locations, and climate variability. We focus on global average yields for the six most widely grown crops in the world: wheat, rice, maize, soybeans, barley, and sorghum. Production of these crops accounts for over 40% of global cropland area (11). 55% of non-meat calories, and over 70% of animal feed (12).

  3. SOLID MECHANICS James R. Rice

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    1 SOLID MECHANICS James R. Rice School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Department of Earth: February 2010 Downloadable at: http://esag.harvard.edu/rice/e0_Solid_Mechanics_94_10.pdf TABLE OF CONTENTS provided on last three pages, pp. 87-89 INTRODUCTION The application of the principles of mechanics to bulk

  4. LASER SAFETY MANUAL 2014 RICE UNIVERSITY 1

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    Natelson, Douglas

    LASER SAFETY MANUAL 2014 RICE UNIVERSITY 1 Rice University Laser Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety MS 123 P.O. Box 1892 Houston, TX 77251-1892 January 2014 #12;LASER SAFETY MANUAL 2014 RICE UNIVERSITY 2 Introduction The objective of the Rice University Laser Safety program is to assist all levels

  5. Crop Revenue Coverage (CRC)†

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    Stokes, Kenneth; Barnaby, G. A. Art; Waller, Mark L.; Outlaw, Joe

    2008-10-17

    Crop Revenue Coverage guarantees a stated amount of revenue based on commodity futures prices. This publication explains how CRC works and gives examples based on harvest price scenarios....

  6. Inside this issue: Cultivating Cumberland

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    Goodman, Robert M.

    specifically to New Jersey's agricultural community. The GMO issue is complex and elicits strong reactions from: Questions and Answers for NJ Farmers" will provide infor- mation about different aspects of the GMO issue on GMO crops, Mr. Jaffe will provide a broad overview of agricultural biotechnology, differentiating

  7. Soil organic carbon and nutrient content in aggregate-size fractions of a subtropical rice soil under variable tillage

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    Florida, University of

    Soil organic carbon and nutrient content in aggregate-size fractions of a subtropical rice soil The effects of tillage on soil organic carbon (SOC) and nutrient content of soil aggregates can vary spatially and temporally, and for different soil types and cropping systems. We assessed SOC and nutrient levels within

  8. While soil-applied herbicides can be quite valuable in weed control, misuse can cause crop injury or failure to control weeds. This guide

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    While soil-applied herbicides can be quite valuable in weed control, misuse can cause crop injury and persistence of soil-applied herbicides. MT200405 AG issued 5/04 D-4 Getting the Most from Soil or cultivation. However, miscalculations in the use of soil- applied herbicides could cause crop injury or fail

  9. The rice kinase database. A phylogenomic database for the rice kinome.

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    Dardick, Christopher; Chen, Johann; Richter, Todd; Ouyang, Shu; Ronald, Pamela

    2007-01-01

    Bioinformatics The Rice Kinase Database.A Phylogenomic Database for the Rice Kinome 1[OA]created a phylogenomic database (http://rkd.ucdavis.edu) to

  10. Texas Rice, Highlights in Research†

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    2003-01-01

    rice control CL161 and CL-XL8. L to R: Mike Jund, Research Associate, Dr. Fred Turner, Professor of Soil and Plant Nutrition, and Darrell Hagler, Technician II. Texas Rice Special Section - II Agronomic Management continued... Reducing Rice Production...Cauley, and Mike Chandler. For more information contact Dr. Garry McCauley at 979-234-3578 or email gmccaule@elc.net. Dr. Garry McCauley continued on next page New Chemistries for Weed Control Field weed science research in cooperation with several commercial...

  11. Increasing herbicide selectivity between rice and red rice

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    Koetz, Paul Howard

    1982-01-01

    27 Effects of CGA-43089 applied in a DMSO- ethanol solution on emergence (1. of check) of rice. . . . . 29 Effects of CGA-03089 in a DMSO-ethanol sol- ution on fresh weight (fo of check) of rice. . . 30 Effect of soil applied CGA-43089...) of rice and red rice. CGA-43089 ' LJ- b g/kg of seed Seed Condition 0. 0 0. 7 P. O 0. 0 0. 0-+ ETCH 0. 0 + ETCH 1. 5 1. 5 3. 0 3. 0 6. 0 6. 0 12. 0 12. 0 0. 0 HI HR HI HR HI HR HI HR HI HR HI HR 100 a 95 a 95 a 92 a 61 b 52 b 25 c...

  12. Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions through region-specific crop selection

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    Porter, William C.; Rosenstiel, Todd N.; Guenther, Alex; Lamarque, Jean-Francois; Barsanti, Kelley

    2015-05-06

    An expected global increase in bioenergy-crop cultivation as an alternative to fossil fuels will have consequences on both global climate and local air quality through changes in biogenic emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). While greenhouse gas emissions may be reduced through the substitution of next-generation bioenergy crops such as eucalyptus, giant reed, and switchgrass for fossil fuels, the choice of species has important ramifications for human health, potentially reducing the benefits of conversion due to increases in ozone (O?) and fine particulate matter (PM???) levels as a result of large changes in biogenic emissions. Using the Community Earth Systemmore†ĽModel we simulate the conversion of marginal and underutilized croplands worldwide to bioenergy crops under varying future anthropogenic emissions scenarios. A conservative global replacement using high VOC-emitting crop profiles leads to modeled population-weighted O? increases of 5Ė27 ppb in India, 1Ė9 ppb in China, and 1Ė6 ppb in the United States, with peak PM??? increases of up to 2 ?gm?≥. We present a metric for the regional evaluation of candidate bioenergy crops, as well as results for the application of this metric to four representative emissions profiles using four replacement scales (10Ė100% maximum estimated available land). Finally, we assess the total health and climate impacts of biogenic emissions, finding that the negative consequences of using high-emitting crops could exceed 50% of the positive benefits of reduced fossil fuel emissions in value.ę†less

  13. Fertilizers for Rice in Texas.†

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    Wyche, R. H. (Robert Henry)

    1941-01-01

    and superphosphate. Nitrate of soda, uramon, and sulfate of ammonia produced practically the same yields of rice. The various phosphates, bone meal, superphosphate, and granular superphosphate, also gave essentially the same results. Although applications... as the only source of phosphoric acid in the experiments until 1936. At that time it was decided to compare several forms of both nitrogen and phosphoric acid as fertilizers for rice. Sulfate of ammonia, nitrate of soda, ~nd cyanamid comprised...

  14. Texas Crop Profile: Watermelon†

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    Hall, Kent D.; Holloway, Rodney L.; Smith, Dudley

    2000-04-12

    .? Texas Agricultural Extension Service. B-5022, ?Weed Control in Vegetable, Fruit and Nut Crops.? Texas Agricultural Extension Service. National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program Web Site http://ipmwww.ncsu.edu/opmppiap/. Texas A...

  15. Weed Management in Organic Crops

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    Guiltinan, Mark

    Weed Management in Organic Crops Research Results Update Bill Curran Penn State University #12;Weed management tactics for organic production ∑ Crop rotation ∑ Cover crops - dead mulches and green manures ∑ Primary and secondary tillage ∑ Irrigation and drainage ∑ Crop residue management ∑ Planting date

  16. Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Neuroengineering

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    Natelson, Douglas

    Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Neuroengineering Learn more at ece Electrical and Computer Engineering Neuroengineering Faculty Learn more at ece.rice.edu Caleb Kemere, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Interests: Building interfaces with memory

  17. Texas Rice, Volume IV, Number 7†

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    2004-01-01

    research in Vietnam, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indo- nesia, Egypt and India. Vietnam and Japan both initiated hybrid rice re- search in 1983, although Japanese scientists had been studying hybrid rice production since the 1950s. Ja- pan released...

  18. Transgenic rice evaluated for risks to marketability

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    Mulvaney, Dustin R; Krupnik, Timothy J; Koffler, Kaden B

    2011-01-01

    rice. Weed Sci 51(1):87Ė93. GMO Contamination Register.Rice Commission. 2010. GMO certifica- tion letter.calrice.thewebhounds.com/pdf/2010- GMO-Cert-Letter.pdf (

  19. Radioactivity in food crops

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    Drury, J.S.; Baldauf, M.F.; Daniel, E.W.; Fore, C.S.; Uziel, M.S.

    1983-05-01

    Published levels of radioactivity in food crops from 21 countries and 4 island chains of Oceania are listed. The tabulation includes more than 3000 examples of 100 different crops. Data are arranged alphabetically by food crop and geographical origin. The sampling date, nuclide measured, mean radioactivity, range of radioactivities, sample basis, number of samples analyzed, and bibliographic citation are given for each entry, when available. Analyses were reported most frequently for /sup 137/Cs, /sup 40/K, /sup 90/Sr, /sup 226/Ra, /sup 228/Ra, plutonium, uranium, total alpha, and total beta, but a few authors also reported data for /sup 241/Am, /sup 7/Be, /sup 60/Co, /sup 55/Fe, /sup 3/H, /sup 131/I, /sup 54/Mn, /sup 95/Nb, /sup 210/Pb, /sup 210/Po, /sup 106/Ru, /sup 125/Sb, /sup 228/Th, /sup 232/Th, and /sup 95/Zr. Based on the reported data it appears that radioactivity from alpha emitters in food crops is usually low, on the order of 0.1 Bq.g/sup -1/ (wet weight) or less. Reported values of beta radiation in a given crop generally appear to be several orders of magnitude greater than those of alpha emitters. The most striking aspect of the data is the great range of radioactivity reported for a given nuclide in similar food crops with different geographical origins.

  20. Texas Rice, Volume IV, Number 5†

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2004-01-01

    will highlight current developments in rice weed management. Keep on sending us your sug- gestions. Sincerely, L.T. (Ted) Wilson Jack B. Wendt Endowed Chair for Rice Research 3 Farming Rice a monthly guide for Texas growers Providing useful and timely...

  1. ReproducedfromCropScience.PublishedbyCropScienceSocietyofAmerica.Allcopyrightsreserved. CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 47, MAYJUNE 2007 1281

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    Pfrender, Michael

    ReproducedfromCropScience.PublishedbyCropScienceSocietyofAmerica.Allcopyrightsreserved. CROP in Crop Sci. 47:1281≠1288 (2007). doi: 10.2135/cropsci2006.11.0702 © Crop Science Society of America 677 S online May 31, 2007Published online May 31, 2007 #12;ReproducedfromCropScience.PublishedbyCropScience

  2. Fertilizers for Rice in Texas.†

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    Reynolds, E. B. (Elbert Brunner); Wyche, R. H. (Robert Henry)

    1929-01-01

    was needed more than phosphoric acid. During the thirteen years of the experiment, the application of 100 pounds of sulphate of ammonia per acre made the largest average yield of rice, 2,353 pounds per acre, or 553 pounds per acre more than the yield... sources of nitrogen as sulphate of ammonia. The use of 150 pounds of 16 per cent superphosphate per acre increased the yield of rice 239 pounds per acre a year during the thirteen years of the experiment. The treat- ment of 150 pounds of superphosphate...

  3. Smarter Cropping: Internet program helps farmers make decisions about crops

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2009-01-01

    Wythe tx H2O | pg. 26 Smarter Cropping Internet program helps farmers make decisions about crops Along the coastal plains of Texas, farmers and crop managers are using the Internet to make more informed decisions about growing cotton. This Web...

  4. WEB FREE RICE Yuhei YAMAUCHI

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    Miyashita, Yasushi

    ;12 4 Monogatari 10 Monogatari Conomi WEB Monogatari IC 2 TV TV #12;13 200 WEB FREE RICE 1 10 ? ? 2009 Philosophy Editor:Joshua Knobe,Shaun Nichols Published by Oxford University Press, USA,July 15,2008 WEB

  5. CROP STAGES Keith Mason

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Isaacs, Rufus

    are at early fruit coloring. WEATHER NOTES Complete weather data for your area can be found at enviroweather through the weekend with temperatures returning to normal. DEGREE DAYS GDD (from March 1) Base 42 Base 50-23-08 1242 726 6-30-08 1423 852 Projected for 7-7-08 1609 982 Contents ∑ Crop Stages ∑ Weather notes

  6. Crop Biotechnology: Feeds for Livestock

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    Van Eenennaam, Alison L.

    ? A biotech crop is a crop plant that has been genetically engineered using recombinant DNA technology either also been developed using biotechnology, and crops with modified composition or nutritional properties they are grown. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for evaluating

  7. Plant Science 200: Modern Crop Production Instructor

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    Chen, Kuang-Yu

    classification, soil conservation and tillage. Crop classification and morphology (distinguish among the grains Crop Production Introduction Crop Importance Soil Survey/Soil Conservation Crop Classification /Sustainable Agriculture #12;References on Reserve in Chang Library: Forages: An Introduction to Grassland

  8. Evaluation of glufosinate for the control of red rice (Oryza sativa) in commercial rice (Oryza sativa)†

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    Hessler, Melanie Dawn

    1999-01-01

    Research was conducted in 1996 and 1997 to 1) evaluate weed management systems in transferrin 'Gulfmont' rice with glufosinate, 2) evaluate the tolerance of selected red rice ecotypes to glufosinate at different application ...

  9. International Experience in Standards and Labeling Programs for Rice Cookers

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    Zhou, Nan

    2008-01-01

    13 3.2 Energy Saving of Electric Rice Cookers toIssues on Energy Saving in Electric Rice Cookers Ease of carry 3.2 Energy Saving of Electric Rice Cookers to

  10. The Effect of Salt Water on Rice.†

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    Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

    1909-01-01

    NO. izz. June, 1909. THE EFFECT OF SALT WATE ON RICE, LAPS, Che Postoffice College Station, 1 --- Texas. TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT S I'ATIONS. OFFICERS. GOVERNING BOARD. (Board of Directors A. and M. College..., Texas. Reports and bulletins are sent upon application to the Director. The Effect of Salt Water on Rice. . ...... By G. S. FRAPS. At some of the rice farms located near the coast, the amount of water lxml~etl is sometimes greater than...

  11. Rice Quality Factors: Implications For Management Decisions.†

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    Grant, Warren R.; Rister, Edward, M.; Brorsen, B. Wade

    1986-01-01

    . Review comments and suggestions from Bill Black, Bart Drees, Arthur Gerlow, Melvin Parker, James Stansel, Mo Way, Bill Webb, and Michael Wohlgenant are also appreciated. A special thanks to Kim Trant for editorial assistance. ... Rice Quality Factors... that grades are intended to measure are red rice, weed seeds, damaged kernels (including peck), off-color, chalk, and off-types of rice kernels. These factors should be negatively related to price, since they are all undesirable characteristics. 1 Graders...

  12. Variable Crop Share Leases.†

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    Sartin, Marvin; Sammons, Ray

    1980-01-01

    and management. To adequately value these items, an understanding of the concepts of fixed cost is necessary. FIXED (OWNERSHIP) COSTS of particular assets consist primarily of depreciation and interest on investment. These costs are not always apparent because... broad categories: cash and crop-shares. Under a cash lease, the tenant pays for the rights to farm the land. Cash leases usually provide the tenant operator with more freedom in making management decisions, and the tenant must accept more...

  13. Black Kernel and White Tip of Rice.†

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    Martin, Alan L. (Alan La Mott); Altstatt, G. E. (George E.)

    1940-01-01

    . Amer. Jour. Bot. 26 :P46-852. 1939. Taubenhaus, J. J. Rice diseases. In 50th Ann. Rpt. Tex. Agr. Sta., pp. 114-115. 1937. Taubenhaus, J. J., Altstatt, G. E., and Wyche, R. H. Black kernel of rice. In 4Fth Ann. Rpt. Texas Am. Exp. Sta., p. 94. 1935.... Taubenhaus, J. J., and Wyche, R. H. Rice Diseases. In 49th Ann. Rpt. Texas Agr. Exp. Sta., pp. 109-111. 1936. Tullis, E. C. Fungi isolated from discolored rice kernels. U. S. Dept. Agr. Tech. Bull. 540. 1936. ...

  14. Texas Crop Profile: Peppers†

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    Hall, Kent D.; Holloway, Rodney L.

    2001-02-13

    -head sorghum can get 10 to 12 feet high. Onion yields have been shown to increase by 50 percent to 100 percent with windbreaks. Currently, only about 10 percent to 25 percent of growers use windbreaks. Planting: Statewide, 80 to 90 percent of the peppers... and liniments. Peppers also play a part in rituals, magic and folklore. Gulamic acid (AuxiGro ? ) is a newly registered agrochemical that acts as a plant growth regula- tor. It enhances crop growth and yield. It is registered on bell peppers and other vegetables...

  15. Texas Rice, Volume V, Number 2†

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    2005-01-01

    for producing food, with more than 300 million acres worldwide. Rice is the staple food for the largest num- ber of people on earth and accounts for 23 percent of the total calories consumed, according to the Interna- tional Rice Research Institute. Now imagine...

  16. Rice Supply, Demand and Related Government Programs.†

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    Kincannon, John A.

    1957-01-01

    in the absence of marketing quotas. DOMESTIC AND WORLD TRADE Asia produces about 85 percent of the world supply of rice. The United States produces slightly less than 2 percent but ranks third as a rice exporting nation, exceeded only by Thailand and Burma...

  17. Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering

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    Natelson, Douglas

    Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering Learn more at ece sub-8psec impulses. Developed at Rice. #12;Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering Faculty Learn more at ece.rice.edu Farinaz Koushanfar, Associate Professor, Electrical

  18. Biomass Energy Crops: Massachusetts' Potential

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    plant fuel. We examine potential biomass energy demand in the 5-county area, and then review cropBiomass Energy Crops: Massachusetts' Potential Prepared for: Massachusetts Division of Energy is thought to have significantly more potential than forest biomass energy (Perlack, Wright et al. 2005). One

  19. Collection Policy: Crop and Soil Sciences Introduction

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    Collection Policy: Crop and Soil Sciences ___________________________________________________________________________________ Introduction: This 2007 collection policy review for the Department of Crops and Soil Sciences comes several the Department of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences. Since then, Crops and Soil Sciences has reorganized into three

  20. The Effect of Salt Water on Rice.†

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    Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

    1927-01-01

    *. .. r * - .=.-ksl-, G v $. THE EFFECT OF SALT WATER ON RICE AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0. WALTON, President \\ STATION ,,,bfINISTRATION: *B. YOUNGBLOOD, M. S., Ph. D.,, Director A B CONNER M. S Actrng Drrector R: E: KARPER: B.... SYNOPSIS Rice farmers sometimes have trouble with salt in the water used for irrigation. Varying conditions, such as character of soil, amount of water already on the land, stage of growth of the rice, and others, render it difficult to say how much...

  1. Texas Rice, Volume II, Number 6†

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    2002-01-01

    and superior taste of U.S. grown rice. Thousands of con- sumers received simple, but el- egant, recipes for sampling, and were shown how to make their food dollars go further, without sacrific- ing taste. The brochure handed out at the events presented...: US Rice Producers Association Texas Rice is published 9 times a year by The Texas A&M University System Research and Extension Center at Beaumont. Interviews, writ- ing and layout by Jay Cockrell. Editing by Ted Wilson, Jay Cockrell and Tammy Tindel...

  2. The Environmental Impacts of Subsidized Crop Insurance

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    LaFrance, Jeffrey T.; Shimshack, J. P.; Wu, S. Y.

    2001-01-01

    May 1996): 428-438. Environmental Impacts of Subsidized CropPaper No. 912 THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF SUBSIDIZED CROPsuch copies. The Environmental Impacts of Subsidized Crop

  3. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) response to clomazone as influenced by rate, soil type, and planting date†

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    O'Barr, John Houston

    2006-08-16

    Clomazone is an effective herbicide widely used for preemergence grass control in rice. However, use of clomazone on sandy textured soils of the western Texas rice belt may cause serious rice injury. When labeled for rice ...

  4. Crop Insurance Terms and Definitions†

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    Stokes, Kenneth; Waller, Mark L.; Outlaw, Joe; Barnaby, G. A. Art

    2008-10-17

    on the date coverage begins for the crop year. To qualify, an enterprise unit must contain all of the insurable acreage of the same insured crop in: One or more basic units that are located 1. in two or more separate sections, section equivalents, FSA... by the termination date specified in the Crop Provisions. Earliest planting date. The initial planting date contained in the Special Provisions, which is the earliest date the insured may plant an in- sured agricultural commodity and qualify for a replanting...

  5. RICE UNIVERSITY Context in Mobile System Design

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    Zhong, Lin

    RICE UNIVERSITY Context in Mobile System Design: Characterization, Theory, and Implications of Philosophy DISSERTATION COMMITTEE Lin Zhong, Chair Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Edward Knightly Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Ashutosh Sabharwal Associate Professor

  6. Transgenic rice evaluated for risks to marketability

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    Mulvaney, Dustin R; Krupnik, Timothy J; Koffler, Kaden B

    2011-01-01

    unapproved GM rice. Nature Biotech 24(10):1186. Zerbe N.from the transatlantic biotech dispute. Rev Policy ResFoods Derived From Biotech- nology. ftp://ftp.fao.org/codex/

  7. RICE UNIVERSITY Electrical and Optical Characterization of

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    Natelson, Douglas

    RICE UNIVERSITY Electrical and Optical Characterization of Molecular Nanojunctions by Daniel R Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Peter Nordlander Professor of Physics and Astronomy Houston, Texas September, 2010 #12;ABSTRACT Electrical and Optical Characterization of Molecular

  8. Texas Rice, Volume VII, Number 1†

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    2007-01-01

    and Co- founder of Firstgrain.com, a fee-based market advisor on rice. You can obtain a free trial by going to www.firstgrain.com. Marketing continued... Texas Wildlife Service Feral Hog Control Program 2007 Texas Rice Production Guidelines New... will be repeated at four loca- tions throughout the county: East Harris Community Center, Hockley Community Center, May Com- munity Center and the Bear Creek Extension Auditorium. The agronomy lecture series kicked off in February with the Pesticide Labels...

  9. Texas Rice, Volume V, Number 6†

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    2005-01-01

    at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/ * 5 In late August, noted culinary experts, historians, scientists, scholars, chefs, and food enthusiasts gathered in Charleston, South Carolina to consider the history and future of Carolina Gold Rice. Framing... these events, 35 of America ís finest chefs and culinary historians collaborated to offer fine foods and beverages inspired by Carolina cuisine, past and present. The symposium was sponsored by the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation, whose mission is to advance...

  10. Texas Rice, Volume IV, Number 6†

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    2004-01-01

    the initial findings of this multinational collaborative effort. They reported that diverse, indig- enous populations of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii (the clover root-nodule endosymbiont) inti- mately colonize rice roots in the Egyptian Nile delta... where this cereal has been rotated with berseem clo- ver since antiquity. Laboratory and greenhouse stud- ies demonstrated that, with certain rhizobial strainĖrice variety combinations, the association promotes root and shoot growth, which significantly...

  11. Cover Crops for the Garden

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    2008-01-01

    matter for your soil or compost pile. Organic matter is thatin the spring or made into compost, cover crops will act asgathered up and added to your compost pile. The first method

  12. Microalgae Cultivation using Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae (OMEGA)

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    Wiley, Patrick Edward

    2013-01-01

    and J. Trent (2013). Microalgae cultivation using offshoreJ. Trent, Harvesting Microalgae by Forward Osmosis. The Open5, 1943 (2012). E. W. Becker, Microalgae: Biotechnology and

  13. Role of GBSS allelic diversity in rice grain quality†

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    Dobo, Macaire

    2009-05-15

    Amylose content is generally the most important factor determining rice eating and cooking quality. Commercial rice varieties are, in fact, placed into market classes based on having ďzeroĒ (0-7%), low (10-20), intermediate ...

  14. EIS-0439: Rice Solar Energy Project in Riverside County, CA ...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    9: Rice Solar Energy Project in Riverside County, CA EIS-0439: Rice Solar Energy Project in Riverside County, CA March 29, 2010 EIS-0439: Notice of Intent to Prepare an...

  15. VEE-0035- In the Matter of Rice Oil Company, Inc.

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    On October 22, 1996, Rice Oil Company, Inc. (Rice) of Greenfield, Massachusetts filed an Application for Exception with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE)....

  16. Effect of submergence on alleviation of soil acidity and availability of nutrients in a rice-rice ecosystem

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    Bhaskaran, Usha Pankajam Dr.; Varghese, Thomas Dr

    2009-01-01

    Oryza sativa) is about 6.6. Kerala, the southern most statelow land rice soils of Kerala to unveil the effect of2 weeks after flooding. In Kerala all the wetland rice soils

  17. Genetic analysis of inflorescence and plant height components in sorghum (Panicoidae) and comparative genetics with rice (Oryzoidae)

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Zhang, Dong; Kong, Wenqian; Robertson, Jon; Goff, Valorie H; Epps, Ethan; Kerr, Alexandra; Mills, Gabriel; Cromwell, Jay; Lugin, Yelena; Phillips, Christine; et al

    2015-12-01

    Domestication has played an important role in shaping characteristics of the inflorescence and plant height in cultivated cereals. Taking advantage of meta-analysis of QTLs, phylogenetic analyses in 502 diverse sorghum accessions, GWAS in a sorghum association panel (n = 354) and comparative data, we provide insight into the genetic basis of the domestication traits in sorghum and rice. We performed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on 6 traits related to inflorescence morphology and 6 traits related to plant height in sorghum, comparing the genomic regions implicated in these traits by GWAS and QTL mapping, respectively. In a search for signatures ofmore†Ľselection, we identify genomic regions that may contribute to sorghum domestication regarding plant height, flowering time and pericarp color. Comparative studies across taxa show functionally conserved Ďhotspotsí in sorghum and rice for awn presence and pericarp color that do not appear to reflect corresponding single genes but may indicate co-regulated clusters of genes. We also reveal homoeologous regions retaining similar functions for plant height and flowering time since genome duplication an estimated 70 million years ago or more in a common ancestor of cereals. In most such homoeologous QTL pairs, only one QTL interval exhibits strong selection signals in modern sorghum. Intersections among QTL, GWAS and comparative data advance knowledge of genetic determinants of inflorescence and plant height components in sorghum, and add new dimensions to comparisons between sorghum and rice.ę†less

  18. Genetic analysis of inflorescence and plant height components in sorghum (Panicoidae) and comparative genetics with rice (Oryzoidae)

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Zhang, Dong; Kong, Wenqian; Robertson, Jon; Goff, Valorie H.; Epps, Ethan; Kerr, Alexandra; Mills, Gabriel; Cromwell, Jay; Lugin, Yelena; Phillips, Christine; et al

    2015-04-19

    Domestication has played an important role in shaping characteristics of the inflorescence and plant height in cultivated cereals. Taking advantage of meta-analysis of QTLs, phylogenetic analyses in 502 diverse sorghum accessions, GWAS in a sorghum association panel (n = 354) and comparative data, we provide insight into the genetic basis of the domestication traits in sorghum and rice. We performed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on 6 traits related to inflorescence morphology and 6 traits related to plant height in sorghum, comparing the genomic regions implicated in these traits by GWAS and QTL mapping, respectively. In a search for signatures ofmore†Ľselection, we identify genomic regions that may contribute to sorghum domestication regarding plant height, flowering time and pericarp color. Comparative studies across taxa show functionally conserved Ďhotspotsí in sorghum and rice for awn presence and pericarp color that do not appear to reflect corresponding single genes but may indicate co-regulated clusters of genes. We also reveal homoeologous regions retaining similar functions for plant height and flowering time since genome duplication an estimated 70 million years ago or more in a common ancestor of cereals. In most such homoeologous QTL pairs, only one QTL interval exhibits strong selection signals in modern sorghum. Intersections among QTL, GWAS and comparative data advance knowledge of genetic determinants of inflorescence and plant height components in sorghum, and add new dimensions to comparisons between sorghum and rice.ę†less

  19. Genetic analysis of inflorescence and plant height components in sorghum (Panicoidae) and comparative genetics with rice (Oryzoidae)

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Zhang, Dong [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab. and Inst. of Bioinformatics; Kong, Wenqian [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab. and Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences; Robertson, Jon [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab.; Goff, Valorie H [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab.; Epps, Ethan [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab.; Kerr, Alexandra [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab.; Mills, Gabriel [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab.; Cromwell, Jay [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab.; Lugin, Yelena [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab.; Phillips, Christine [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab.; Paterson, Andrew H [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Plant Genome Mapping Lab., Inst. of Bioinformatics, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Dept. of Plant Biology, Dept. of Genetics

    2015-12-01

    Domestication has played an important role in shaping characteristics of the inflorescence and plant height in cultivated cereals. Taking advantage of meta-analysis of QTLs, phylogenetic analyses in 502 diverse sorghum accessions, GWAS in a sorghum association panel (n = 354) and comparative data, we provide insight into the genetic basis of the domestication traits in sorghum and rice. We performed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on 6 traits related to inflorescence morphology and 6 traits related to plant height in sorghum, comparing the genomic regions implicated in these traits by GWAS and QTL mapping, respectively. In a search for signatures of selection, we identify genomic regions that may contribute to sorghum domestication regarding plant height, flowering time and pericarp color. Comparative studies across taxa show functionally conserved Ďhotspotsí in sorghum and rice for awn presence and pericarp color that do not appear to reflect corresponding single genes but may indicate co-regulated clusters of genes. We also reveal homoeologous regions retaining similar functions for plant height and flowering time since genome duplication an estimated 70 million years ago or more in a common ancestor of cereals. In most such homoeologous QTL pairs, only one QTL interval exhibits strong selection signals in modern sorghum. Intersections among QTL, GWAS and comparative data advance knowledge of genetic determinants of inflorescence and plant height components in sorghum, and add new dimensions to comparisons between sorghum and rice.

  20. Texas Rice, Volume VI, Number 3†

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    2006-01-01

    , revi- talize U.S. agriculture and much of rural America. Earlier this week, while driving to a meeting in College Station, Texas, I listened to a radio interview discussing the use of cellulose to produce biofuels. The individual being interviewed... of the main crop, along with better ra- toon crop management, has helped to increase ratoon stand uniformity. The lower cutting height, however, has also increased the developmental period of the ra- toon crop. Gibberellin (GA) is a plant hormone that promotes...

  1. Cultivating Civilized Subjects: British Agricultural "Improvement" in Eighteenth-Century Ireland

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    Webber, Kathryn

    2012-01-01

    discipline of the (native) subject. This becomes evident notCultivating Civilized Subjects contends that it is only byCultivating Civilized Subjects: British Agricultural ď

  2. Texas Rice, Volume II, Number 1†

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    2002-01-01

    . The biggest change that will be incorporated into Texas Rice will be the addition of a section highlight- ing on-going research by our scientists. This section will provide a glimpse of new varieties that are com- ing down the pipeline and new production... that you will continue to send us your suggestions. If you have a topic or idea that you would like us to consider add- ing to the newsletter, please contact us and we will see what we can do. Also, keep on telling your friends about Texas Rice. We would...

  3. Texas Rice, Volume V, Number 1†

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    2005-01-01

    community, Rice pub- lished Pest Control with Natureís Chemicals in 1983, and made al- lelopathy a household word. On September 5 th , 1994, at a meeting in New Delhi, India, the Interna- tional Allelopathy Society was formed, and although Rice... to Washington $250 million in open contracts, a move that would be detrimental to U.S. agriculture as a reliable interna- tional supplier for years to come, as it was after the 1980 Soviet embargo ordered by Jimmy CarterĒ stated Roberts. ďWhat is even more...

  4. Texas Rice, Volume II, Number 3†

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    2002-01-01

    over the nutmegs outer shell. continued on next page Clean, wash, and cut chicken into small pieces; marinate in salt and pepper for15 minutes. Heat oil; fry chicken until brown then simmer in water until tender. Remove meat from broth. Combine broth... and co- conut; boil for 5 minutes. Wash rice and add to liquid mixture. Continue cooking. Heat 1 tbsp oil. Add chopped onion, sautť for a minute. Add tomato paste, simmer for 5 minutes, and then add chicken. Stir and leave on low fire. When rice is almost...

  5. For switchgrass cultivated as biofuel in California, invasiveness limited by several steps

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    DiTomaso, Joseph M; Barney, Jacob N; Mann, J Jeremiah; Kyser, Guy

    2013-01-01

    United States. In selecting biofuel crops, a balance must bethe degree of risk that a biofuel crop (including cultivarsthe risk potential of biofuel crops: qualitative and

  6. ReproducedfromCropScience.PublishedbyCropScienceSocietyofAmerica.Allcopyrightsreserved. 2558 CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 47, NOVEMBERDECEMBER 2007

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    Montgomery, David R.

    ReproducedfromCropScience.PublishedbyCropScienceSocietyofAmerica.Allcopyrightsreserved. 2558 CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 47, NOVEMBER≠DECEMBER 2007 BOOK REVIEW Dirt: The Erosion of Civilization. David R science along with very readable prose to document the boom and bust cycles in agricul- ture that have

  7. Performance of Site-Specific Nutrient Management in a Rice-Wheat Cropping System

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    Khurana, Harmandeep S; Sidhu, Ajmer; Singh, Bijay; Singh, Yadvinder

    2009-01-01

    farms in Punjab, India. Descriptive statistics are based onfarms in Punjab, India. Descriptive statistics are based on

  8. Characterization of novel rice germplasm from West Africa and genetic marker associations with rice cooking quality†

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    Traore, Karim

    2006-10-30

    Genetic resource enhancement is the foundation of any good breeding program. Landraces from West Africa, interspecifics between Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima and improved lines from the West African Rice Development Association and other...

  9. Emergency Alternative Crops for South Texas†

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    Livingston, Stephen; Bade, David H.

    1996-10-21

    is the best choice. Details are provided on soybeans, various types of peas, alyce clover, sorghums and other crops....

  10. Regional Focus on GM Crop Regulation

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    Church, George M.

    Regional Focus on GM Crop Regulation THE RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE DEVEL- opments in Brazil for com- mercial genetically modified (GM) crops in both the scientific and regulatory arena. The release of GM crops in these coun- tries might result in the unintentional entry of GM seeds into neighboring

  11. Interdisciplinary Pest Management Potentials of Cover Cropping Systems

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    Bachie, Oli Gurmu

    2011-01-01

    Cover Crop. J. Agronomy & Crop Science 186, 145-149 Allisonresistance in cowpea. Crop Science 40:611-618. Finch S. andProduction. J. Agronomy & Crop Science 191: 172ó Krueger

  12. RICE UNIVERSITY Context for System Resource Management

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    Zhong, Lin

    University. He is a great model of a caring advisor and hard working researcher. I am in debt to many greatRICE UNIVERSITY Context for System Resource Management: An Application in Wireless Data Management brings new opportunities for efficient and effective system resource management of mobile devices

  13. Texas Rice, Volume VI, Number 2†

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    2006-01-01

    of scientists from Vietnamís Insti- tute of Tropical Biology, the Loui- siana State University AgCenter, the International Rice Research Institute, and the Campus Interna- tional de Baillarguet, France. Scientists used a Bt fusion gene, which translates a single...

  14. Texas Rice, Volume 1, Number 2†

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    2001-01-01

    Wall Street Journal reported, on Jan. 29, that, ďSyngenta, which began its project in September 1999, quickly raced ahead of the public-sector Interna- tional Rice Genome Sequencing Project, which isnít scheduled to complete its work until late 2004...

  15. Simulation of the long-term accumulation of radiocontaminants in crop plants

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    Schreckhise, R.G.

    1980-03-01

    Most radiological dose assessment models ignore the long-term buildup of radiocontaminants in the soil. When they estimate levels in crop plants from root uptake, these models account only for the annual input from the source into the soil. Almost all of the models ignore the build-up of contaminants in the soil profile due to the accumulation in the roots and the build-up from the above-ground plant material that is buried by plowing. The model described in this report simulates the entire system involved in the cycling and accumulation of radionuclides in cultivated land. The model, named CROPRE, was developed to predict both the long-term accumulation of radionuclides and the resulting concentrations of radionuclides in vegetation. This model was designed to include: (1) the chronic input of contaminated irrigation water into both the soil compartment and directly onto the surface of the vegetation; (2) the incorporation of radiocontaminants in the soil organic matter pool and their eventual release for re-uptake by subsequent crops; (3) the removal of contaminants from the system when the crops are harvested; and (4) the downward movement of radionuclides and their loss from the system by percolation. The CROPRE model more realistically simulates the cycling of radiocontaminants in crop plants over long periods of time than does the other models. It is recommended that it be incorporated into existing radiation dose commitment models.

  16. , the title of my talk will be Cultivating Emerging &

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    - mimetics...... ∑ Energy Technologies o Wireless power transmission, CNT fibers, liquid battery, nanowire diagnostics, nanopiezoelectronics.. ∑ Transportation/Mobility Technologies o Non-rocket space launch, the title of my talk will be Cultivating Emerging & Black Swan Technologies November 15, 2012

  17. Improving the nutritional value of Golden Rice through increased pro-vitamin A content

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    Noble, William Stafford

    -sustaining. Golden Rice is the name coined to describe the genetically modified rice1 that produces carotenoids of the grain (endosperm). Providing pro-vitamin A in a staple food such as rice could be a simple and effective

  18. Evaluating Crop-Share Leases.†

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    Sartin, Marvin; Brints, Norman

    1979-01-01

    with the greatest influence on yield (fertilizer, insecticide, irrigation, etc.) should be shared by the landowner and the tenant. An equitable crop-share lease encourages the tenant to use the same quantity of inputs and produce the same yield level... lease agree ment is calculation of the proportion of total (fixed and variable) inputs supplied by the tenant and landowner. While this approach requires time and detail, those who exercise care with data development can formulate an equitable lease...

  19. Emissions Of Greenhouse Gases From Rice Agriculture

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    M. Aslam K. Khalil

    2009-07-16

    This project produced detailed data on the processes that affect methane and nitrous oxide emissions from rice agriculture and their inter-relationships. It defines the shifting roles and potential future of these gases in causing global warming and the benefits and tradeoffs of reducing emissions. The major results include: 1). Mechanisms and Processes Leading to Methane Emissions are Delineated. Our experiments have tested the standard model of methane emissions from rice fields and found new results on the processes that control the flux. A mathematical mass balance model was used to unravel the production, oxidation and transport of methane from rice. The results suggested that when large amounts of organic matter are applied, the additional flux that is observed is due to both greater production and reduced oxidation of methane. 2). Methane Emissions From China Have Been Decreasing Over the Last Two Decades. We have calculated that methane emissions from rice fields have been falling in recent decades. This decrease is particularly large in China. While some of this is due to reduced area of rice agriculture, the bigger effect is from the reduction in the emission factor which is the annual amount of methane emitted per hectare of rice. The two most important changes that cause this decreasing emission from China are the reduced use of organic amendments which have been replaced by commercial nitrogen fertilizers, and the increased practice of intermittent flooding as greater demands are placed on water resources. 3). Global Methane Emissions Have Been Constant For More Than 20 Years. While the concentrations of methane in the atmosphere have been leveling off in recent years, our studies show that this is caused by a near constant total global source of methane for the last 20 years or more. This is probably because as some anthropogenic sources have increased, others, such as the rice agriculture source, have fallen. Changes in natural emissions appear small. 4). Nitrous Oxide Emissions From Rice Fields Increase as Methane Emissions Drop. Inundated conditions favor anaerobic methane production with high emission rates and de-nitrification resulting in modest nitrous oxide emissions. Under drier conditions such as intermittent flooding, methane emissions fall and nitrous oxide emissions increase. Increased nitrogen fertilizer use increases nitrous oxide emissions and is usually accompanied by reduced organic matter applications which decreases methane emissions. These mechanisms cause a generally inverse relationship between methane and nitrous oxide emissions. Reduction of methane from rice agriculture to control global warming comes with tradeoffs with increased nitrous oxide emissions. 5). High Spatial Resolution Maps of Emissions Produced. Maps of methane and nitrous oxide emissions at a resolution of 5 min ◊ 5 min have been produced based on the composite results of this research. These maps are necessary for both scientific and policy uses.

  20. The Composition of Rice and Its By-Products.†

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    Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

    1916-01-01

    , not the hulls. The hullers consist of tapering, groove2 cylinders revolving within an iron case, which rub the grains of rice against one another and against the walls of tlie outer case. '.['he adjustment may be varied, according to the size of the rice.... .................... Blue Rose.. ................... Average .................. 9588 9485 9825 9840 9905 9856 4 CJ 0 - "5 7 z i 0 0 f. c.s G2 3g;z ?&.a4 Rice From Pearling Cone. Variety. Honduras. .................... Honduras...

  1. Legislation Affecting the Rice Industry, 1933-56.†

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    Kincannon, John A.

    1956-01-01

    ' simultaneously for differences in the dynamic growth and changes in other segments of the economy will encounter considerable difficulty in maintaining an equitable return for agriculture in its invest. ment in the national economy. This publication reviews... POLICIES AND OPERATIONS-1944 No rice price support program was in oper- ation in 1944. Loan rates were not announced in 1944 because rice prices were above the sup- port prices. Slightly more than 1.5 million acres were seeded to rice in 1944...

  2. Pawangs on the Malay Frontier: Miraculous Intermediaries of Rice, Ore, Beasts and Guns

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    Sevea, Terenjit Singh

    2013-01-01

    Ashgate, 1998. Agoston, Gabor. Guns for the Sultan: Militaryof Rice, Ore, Beasts and Guns A dissertation submitted inof Rice, Ore, Beasts and Guns by Terenjit Singh Sevea Doctor

  3. Texas Rice, Volume III, Number 8†

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    2003-01-01

    This Issue Flameless Catalytic Infrared Drying .............................. 3 Getting Kids Involved in Agriculture ............................ 4 Grower Profile: Billy and Glenn Hefner ........................ 5 Mary Bauer Wins Award... bow hunters. Because their mom is a music teacher, they have all learned to play the guitar quite well. Again, competition is strong between the brothers, and Aaron has made sure the benchmark is high. Gerald Bauer is a fourth generation rice farmer...

  4. Texas Rice, Volume 1, Number 4†

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    2001-01-01

    .) These local initiatives were the fore- runner of the statewide check-off program that Texas Rice Research Foundation began in 1982. Cur- rently, funding for the western op- erations farm services is provided through the TAES system. Expand- ing the Texas... conduct studies each year at the western lo- cations in various projects includ- ing Varietal Improvement, Soil and Plant Nutrition, Pathology, Plant Physiology, Water Management and Entomology. In addition, Dr. Garry McCaulyís water manage- ment program...

  5. Texas Rice, Volume VI, Number 4†

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    2006-01-01

    countryís ability to meet the food, feed, and fiber needs of future generations. Such provisions should address a future need for land to provide the housing and business infrastructure necessary to accommodate population growth, while maintaining... time, reduce methane emissions in rice production. The practices they are investigat- ing are intermittent irrigation, coupled with multiple inlet irrigation. Intermittent irrigation is a water management sys- tem where, once the initial flood...

  6. Rice Lake Utilities | Open Energy Information

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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 onRAPID/Geothermal/Exploration/ColoradoRemsenburg-Speonk, New York: EnergyOpenReykjanes GeothermalFalls,RiceLake Utilities

  7. International Experience in Standards and Labeling Programs for Rice Cookers

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    Zhou, Nan; Zheng, Nina

    2008-05-01

    China has had an active program on energy efficiency standards for household appliances since the mid-1990s. Rice cooker is among the first to be subject to such mandatory regulation, since it is one of the most prevalent electric appliances in Chinese households. Since first introduced in 1989, the minimum energy efficiency standard for rice cookers has not been revised. Therefore, the potential for energy saving is considerable. Initial analysis from CNIS indicates that potential carbon savings is likely to reach 7.6 million tons of CO2 by the 10th year of the standard implementation. Since September 2007, CNIS has been working with various groups to develop the new standard for rice cookers. With The Energy Foundation's support, LBNL has assisted CNIS in the revision of the minimum energy efficiency standard for rice cookers that is expected to be effective in 2009. Specifically, work has been in the following areas: assistance in developing consumer survey on usage pattern of rice cookers, review of international standards, review of international test procedures, comparison of the international standards and test procedures, and assessment of technical options of reducing energy use. This report particularly summarizes the findings of reviewing international standards and technical options of reducing energy consumption. The report consists of an overview of rice cooker standards and labeling programs and testing procedures in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Thailand, and Japan's case study in developing energy efficiency rice cooker technologies and rice cooker efficiency programs. The results from the analysis can be summarized as the follows: Hong Kong has a Voluntary Energy Efficiency Labeling scheme for electric rice cookers initiated in 2001, with revision implemented in 2007; South Korea has both MEPS and Mandatory Energy Efficiency Label targeting the same category of rice cookers as Hong Kong; Thailand's voluntary endorsement labeling program is similar to Hong Kong in program design but has 5 efficiency grades; Japan's program is distinct in its adoption of the 'Top Runner' approach, in which, the future efficiency standards is set based on the efficiency levels of the most efficient product in the current domestic market. Although the standards are voluntary, penalties can still be evoked if the average efficiency target is not met. Both Hong Kong and South Korea's tests involve pouring water into the inner pot equal to 80% of its rated volume; however, white rice is used as a load for its tests in Hong Kong whereas no rice is used for tests in South Korea. In Japan's case, water level specified by the manufactures is used and milled rice is used as a load only partially in the tests. Moreover, Japan does not conduct heat efficiency test but its energy consumption measurements tests are much more complex, with 4 different tests are conducted to determine the annual average energy consumption. Hong Kong and Thailand both set Minimum Allowable Heat Efficiency for different rated wattages. The energy efficiency requirements are identical except that the minimum heat efficiency in Thailand is 1 percentage point higher for all rated power categories. In South Korea, MEPS and label's energy efficiency grades are determined by the rice cooker's Rated Energy Efficiency for induction, non-induction, pressure, nonpressure rice cookers. Japan's target standard values are set for electromagnetic induction heating products and non-electromagnetic induction heating products by different size of rice cookers. Specific formulas are used by type and size depending on the mass of water evaporation of the rice cookers. Japan has been the leading country in technology development of various types of rice cookers, and developed concrete energy efficiency standards for rice cookers. However, as consumers in Japan emphasize the deliciousness of cooked rice over other factors, many types of models were developed to improve the taste of cooked rice. Nonetheless, the efficiency of electromagnetic induction heating (IH) rice cook

  8. Towards establishment of a rice stress response interactome.

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    2011-01-01

    Crop Biotech Institute, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Korea, 5 Department of Biotechnology, College of Life Science

  9. Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) Programs

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    PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK Engineered High Energy Crop Programs Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement DOEEIS-0481 JULY 2015 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK...

  10. Cassava, a potential biofuel crop in China

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    Jansson, C.

    2010-01-01

    18-673389 Keywords: cassava; bioethanol; biofuel; metabolicRecently, cassava-derived bioethanol production has beenbenefits compared to other bioethanol- producing crops in

  11. Cassava, a potential biofuel crop in China

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    Jansson, C.

    2010-01-01

    Cassava, a potential biofuel crop in China Christer Janssoncassava; bioethanol; biofuel; metabolic engineering; Chinathe potentials of cassava in the biofuel sector and point to

  12. Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Digital Systems Processing (DSP)

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    Natelson, Douglas

    Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Digital Systems Processing (DSP) Learn more;Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Digital Systems Processing (DSP) Faculty Learn more, signal processing and computer vision Dr. Veeraraghavan received his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering

  13. Ammonia volatilization from soils with surface rice straw residue†

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    Barghassa, Peyam

    1995-01-01

    rice straw vs. no straw, (NH4)2SO4 VS-urea, surface broadcast vs. deep placement of N, immediate flooding vs. delayed flooding. The treatments in the field consisted of all possible combinations of the following variables: surface rice straw vs...

  14. Texas Rice, Volume II, Number 4†

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    2002-01-01

    Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center Beaumont, Texas June 2002 Volume II Number 4 Texas Rice A Tribute to David Wintermann 28th Annual Field Day at Eagle Lake David Wintermannís active in- volvement... Sugar Refinery near Eagle Lake and in 1909 he, along with other investors, in- corporated Lakeside Irrigation Co. (previously Eagle Lake Ir- rigation Co.) When R.J. died in 1910, he left all his prop- erty to his wife Louise, and $25,000 to each of his...

  15. Texas Rice, Volume VII, Number 5†

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    2007-01-01

    and CL131, are not being grown this year, which will contribute less inoculum to the epidemic. However, some early season Cercospora has been detected this year and will be monitored for development. Symptoms of Narrow Brown Leaf Spot on rice. Photo....doc) Sweet sorghum is currently being used in India (see ICRISAT web site and NSP website: http://www. ē ē ē ē ē ē icrisat.org/Biopower/Index.htm and http://www.sor- ghumgrowers.com/Portals/9601e447-03e0-4aad-9c41- e3f718fe1956/ICRISAT.pdf), South America...

  16. Texas Rice, Volume III, Number 5†

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    2003-01-01

    water or electricity, and the only heat was the wood-burning stove in the kitchen. Edna was an excellent cook, and spent long hours ďputting upĒ the summer har- vest in preparation for the lean months of winter. Charlie recalls that during the worst... excavations in SE Texas. The unfinished painting in the background indicates yet another one of Charlieís talents. 11 Charlie Bollich continued... gram for Rice Improvement, Texas A&M. In 1994, Charlie was inducted in to the USDA-ARS Science Hall of Fame...

  17. Texas Rice, Volume VII, Number 7†

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    2007-01-01

    Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center Beaumont, Texas September 2007 Volume VII Number 7 Texas Rice Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Dr. Norman Borlaug continued on page 4 September of 2003 was a time etched... Tabien, and Dr. Lee Tarpley. Four years ago this month, the Texas A&M Research and Exten- sion Center at Beaumont was hon- ored to welcome one of the most influential people in agriculture. Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Dr. Norman Borlaug, has a long...

  18. Far West Rice | Open Energy Information

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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 QA:QA J-E-1 SECTIONRobertsdale, AlabamaETEC GmbH JumpEllenville,PowerEvaporative||NewFale-Safe,Maine:Texas:West Rice

  19. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Puccinia psidii infecting cultivated Eucalyptus and native

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    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Puccinia psidii infecting cultivated Eucalyptus and native myrtaceae in Uruguay Mycological Society and Springer 2010 Abstract Eucalyptus or guava rust caused by Puccinia psidii is a serious disease of Eucalyptus and other Myrtaceae. In Uruguay, it has been previously found on Eucalyptus globulus

  20. New Farmer's Guide: Cultivating Success at Farmers Markets

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    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    Follow-through builds trust 13 Your farmers market retail stand 14 Displaying your products 14 CreatingNew Farmer's Guide: Cultivating Success at Farmers Markets by Randii MacNear and Shelly G. Keller California © Davis Farmers Market Association, 2012 #12;Table of conTenTs Introduction 1 About the authors 2

  1. ABSTRACT: Bioenergy Harvesting Technologies to Supply Crop Residues...

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    objectives for the integration of advanced logistical systems and focused bioenergy harvesting technologies that supply crop residues and energy crops in a large bale format....

  2. Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop...

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    Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions through region-specific crop selection Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Reducing the negative...

  3. Crop physiology calibration in the CLM

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    Bilionis, I.; Drewniak, B. A.; Constantinescu, E. M.

    2015-04-15

    Farming is using more of the land surface, as population increases and agriculture is increasingly applied for non-nutritional purposes such as biofuel production. This agricultural expansion exerts an increasing impact on the terrestrial carbon cycle. In order to understand the impact of such processes, the Community Land Model (CLM) has been augmented with a CLM-Crop extension that simulates the development of three crop types: maize, soybean, and spring wheat. The CLM-Crop model is a complex system that relies on a suite of parametric inputs that govern plant growth under a given atmospheric forcing and available resources. CLM-Crop development used measurements of gross primary productivity (GPP) and net ecosystem exchange (NEE) from AmeriFlux sites to choose parameter values that optimize crop productivity in the model. In this paper, we calibrate these parameters for one crop type, soybean, in order to provide a faithful projection in terms of both plant development and net carbon exchange. Calibration is performed in a Bayesian framework by developing a scalable and adaptive scheme based on sequential Monte Carlo (SMC). The model showed significant improvement of crop productivity with the new calibrated parameters. We demonstrate that the calibrated parameters are applicable across alternative years and different sites.

  4. Crop physiology calibration in the CLM

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    Bilionis, I. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Mathematics and Computer Science Div.; Drewniak, B. A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Science Div.; Constantinescu, E. M. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Mathematics and Computer Science Div.

    2015-01-01

    Farming is using more of the land surface, as population increases and agriculture is increasingly applied for non-nutritional purposes such as biofuel production. This agricultural expansion exerts an increasing impact on the terrestrial carbon cycle. In order to understand the impact of such processes, the Community Land Model (CLM) has been augmented with a CLM-Crop extension that simulates the development of three crop types: maize, soybean, and spring wheat. The CLM-Crop model is a complex system that relies on a suite of parametric inputs that govern plant growth under a given atmospheric forcing and available resources. CLM-Crop development used measurements of gross primary productivity (GPP) and net ecosystem exchange (NEE) from AmeriFlux sites to choose parameter values that optimize crop productivity in the model. In this paper, we calibrate these parameters for one crop type, soybean, in order to provide a faithful projection in terms of both plant development and net carbon exchange. Calibration is performed in a Bayesian framework by developing a scalable and adaptive scheme based on sequential Monte Carlo (SMC). The model showed significant improvement of crop productivity with the new calibrated parameters. We demonstrate that the calibrated parameters are applicable across alternative years and different sites.

  5. Crop physiology calibration in the CLM

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    Bilionis, I.; Drewniak, B. A.; Constantinescu, E. M.

    2015-04-15

    Farming is using more of the land surface, as population increases and agriculture is increasingly applied for non-nutritional purposes such as biofuel production. This agricultural expansion exerts an increasing impact on the terrestrial carbon cycle. In order to understand the impact of such processes, the Community Land Model (CLM) has been augmented with a CLM-Crop extension that simulates the development of three crop types: maize, soybean, and spring wheat. The CLM-Crop model is a complex system that relies on a suite of parametric inputs that govern plant growth under a given atmospheric forcing and available resources. CLM-Crop development used measurementsmore†Ľof gross primary productivity (GPP) and net ecosystem exchange (NEE) from AmeriFlux sites to choose parameter values that optimize crop productivity in the model. In this paper, we calibrate these parameters for one crop type, soybean, in order to provide a faithful projection in terms of both plant development and net carbon exchange. Calibration is performed in a Bayesian framework by developing a scalable and adaptive scheme based on sequential Monte Carlo (SMC). The model showed significant improvement of crop productivity with the new calibrated parameters. We demonstrate that the calibrated parameters are applicable across alternative years and different sites.ę†less

  6. Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions through region-specific crop selection

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    Porter, WC; Rosenstiel, TN; Guenther, A; Lamarque, J-F; Barsanti, K

    2015-01-01

    bioenergy crops such as eucalyptus, giant reed, anduse of crops such as poplar, eucalyptus, and switchgrass asemitters such as eucalyptus. The com- bined health bene?ts

  7. Deleterious activity of cultivated grasses (Poaceae) and residues on soilborne fungal, nematode and weed pests

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    Stapleton, James J.; Summers, Charles G.; Mitchell, Jeffrey P.; Prather, Timothy S.

    2010-01-01

    on wheat seedlings. Crop Science, 35, 1652Ė1656. Burgos, N.system with cover crops. Weed Science, 44, 355Ė361. Cheema,

  8. PETRO: Higher Productivity Crops for Biofuels

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-01-01

    PETRO Project: The 10 projects that comprise ARPA-Eís PETRO Project, short for ďPlants Engineered to Replace Oil,Ē aim to develop non-food crops that directly produce transportation fuel. These crops can help supply the transportation sector with agriculturally derived fuels that are cost-competitive with petroleum and do not affect U.S. food supply. PETRO aims to redirect the processes for energy and carbon dioxide (CO2) capture in plants toward fuel production. This would create dedicated energy crops that serve as a domestic alternative to petroleum-based fuels and deliver more energy per acre with less processing prior to the pump.

  9. Technological aspects of canned rice quality and related factors†

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    Gerdes, Darrell Lee

    1981-01-01

    content of approximately 10%. This r1ce has been cooked twice prior to the consumer handl1ng. Histor of Canned Rice Canning i ~ i (~0 za sati a L. I has haa attn pt a si c th 1920's, but has not been commercially successful. Millison (1926) filed a... moisture content of 60-70K is desired in the dry pack product. The Verity and Allen Patent unlocked a new door in the area of canning rice. They presented the ideas of cooking the rice prior to canning, retorting 1n two d1fferent cycles along w1th...

  10. Xanthomonas oryzae pathovars: model pathogens of a model crop.

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    NiŮo-Liu, David O; Ronald, Pamela C; Bogdanove, Adam J

    2006-01-01

    gene Xa-25 in rice. Yi Chuan Xue Bao, 32, 183Ė188 (infrom Oryza officinalis. Yi Chuan Xue Bao, 31, 724Ė729 (in

  11. Modelling the UK perennial energy crop market†

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    Alexander, Peter Mark William

    2014-11-27

    Biomass produced from perennial energy crops, Miscanthus and willow or poplar grown as short-rotation coppice, is expected to contribute to UK renewable energy targets and reduce the carbon intensity of energy production. ...

  12. SHORT ROTATION WOODY CROPS FACTSHEET SERIES # 5

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    Minnesota, University of

    SHORT ROTATION WOODY CROPS FACTSHEET SERIES # 5 Sustainability of SRWC for Energy1 WHAT of the SRWC systems and the relatively narrow genetic base in Salix, Populus or Eucalyptus SRWC may promote

  13. Cassava, a potential biofuel crop in China

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    Jansson, C.

    2010-01-01

    as a means to produce novel biodiesel crops. We also donítto oil Ethanol and biodiesel are the two major bio-basedin transportation. Compared to biodiesel, the net energy

  14. Features . . . Cover Crop Value to Cotton

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    Watson, Craig A.

    .............................................................................................Page 6 Fuel Prices Projections - Encouraging News .......................Page 7 Agronomy Notes VolumeFeatures . . . Cotton Cover Crop Value to Cotton Cotton Price and Rotation ..............................................................Page 5 Miscellaneous Large differences in nitrogen prices.......................................Page 6

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

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    Gayam, Narsi Reddy

    2006-01-01

    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 ...

  16. Rice University Policy No. 808 PROTECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    Rice University Policy No. 808 PROTECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION General Policy of confidential or sensitive personally identifiable information in conducting university business. Personally identifiable information is data which is tied to, or otherwise enables identification of, a specific person

  17. International Experience in Standards and Labeling Programs for Rice Cookers

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    Zhou, Nan

    2008-01-01

    of cooked rice and energy saving. 3.3 Energy Saving LabelCookers 13 3.2 Energy Saving of Electric13 3.2.1 Energy Saving in Warm

  18. Ultrasonic techniques for measuring rheological properties of rice slurries†

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    Howell, Terry Allen

    1995-01-01

    systems during food processing, resulting in poorly processed foods or production delays in processing plants. This research describes the development of a ultrasonic sensor to measure viscoelastic properties of rice slurries and dough. This inexpensive...

  19. Texas Rice, Volume 1, Number 6†

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    2001-01-01

    Report, Dr. Fred Turner and Mike Jund Ratoon continued... ers were able to increase their yield and also have a ratoon, or second crop, which increased their revenue. Evatt s research findings yielded valuable advice for the early days of ratoon... quantitative assessment of leaf color, rather than relying on per- continued on next page Dr. Fred Turner at the 2001 Beaumont Field Day 5 Researcher continued... sonal vision, which varies with individuals and sunlight. Turner and Mike Jund, a research...

  20. Texas Rice, Volume IV, Number 8†

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    2004-01-01

    decision point during the course of a season in- volves the possibility of ex- pending hard earned income (or credit) to protect the future yield and value of the developing crop. In simple terms, the only profitable management decisions are those.... During each work- shop, scientists will be presenting the latest informa- tion on post-harvest grain storage. Topics that will be covered will include 1) controlled aeration and dry- ing, 2) moisture absorption, 3) insect population growth, 4) weather...

  1. Covering Note INTER-ACADEMY REPORT ON GM CROPS

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    Giri, Ranjit K.

    Covering Note for INTER-ACADEMY REPORT ON GM CROPS (Updated) The Inter-Academy Report on GM crops the main conclusions and recommendations. The literature on GM crops is voluminous. More than a hundred seek to enunciate a national strategy on GM crops. The rest deals with concerns, surveillance etc. #12

  2. Ecological, Economic and Policy Alternatives for Texas Rice Agriculture†

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    Alston, Letitia T.; Lacher, Thomas E.; Slack, R. Douglas; Vedlitz, Arnold; Woodward, Richard T.; Franklin, James C.; Canzoneri, Nicole; Conkey, April Ann Torres; Cowman, Deborah F.; Harris, Jeanine; Henry, April; Kennedy, Elizabeth; Krohn, Michelle R.; Mizell, Kelly; Nicholson, Jill; Tierce, Kelly; Wui, Yong-Sukh

    2000-01-01

    RESOURCES INSTITUTE Report by the INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY George Bush School of Government and Public Service Funded by TR-181 ECOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC AND POLICY ALTERNATIVES FOR TEXAS RICE AGRICULTURE September 25, 2000..., economic, and policy alternatives for Texas rice agriculture. A report by the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in the George Bush School of Government and Public Service to the Texas Water Resources Institute/Agricultural Program...

  3. Rapid, Low-Cost Conversion from Rice to Improved Pastures.†

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    Weihing, Ralph M. (Ralph Martin); Moncrief, James B.

    1950-01-01

    ] The following conclusions are based on a 3-year study by the Rice-Pasture Experiment Station at Beaumont of Broadcast seeding of clovers and grasses, without seedbed preparation, in standing rice at last draining about 10 days before harvest or in stubble... after harvest. Satisfactory stands of adapted grasses and legumes were obtained under either condition. Clovers should be seeded between October 15 and December 15. Seeding earlier than Octover 15 resulted in poor stands in 2 of the 3 years. Earlier...

  4. Recycling produced water for algal cultivation for biofuels

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    Neal, Justin N.; Sullivan, Enid J.; Dean, Cynthia A.; Steichen, Seth A.

    2012-08-09

    Algal growth demands a continuous source of water of appropriate salinity and nutritional content. Fresh water sources are scarce in the deserts of the Southwestern United States, hence, salt water algae species are being investigated as a renewable biofuel source. The use of produced water from oil wells (PW) could offset the demand for fresh water in cultivation. Produced water can contain various concentrations of dissolved solids, metals and organic contaminants and often requires treatment beyond oil/water separation to make it suitable for algae cultivation. The produced water used in this study was taken from an oil well in Jal, New Mexico. An F/2-Si (minus silica) growth media commonly used to cultivate Nannochloropsis salina 1776 (NS 1776) was prepared using the produced water (F/2-Si PW) taking into account the metals and salts already present in the water. NS 1776 was seeded into a bioreactor containing 5L of the (F/2-Si PW) media. After eleven days the optical density at 750 nm (an indicator of algal growth) increased from 0 to 2.52. These results indicate algae are able to grow, though inhibited when compared with non-PW media, in the complex chemical conditions found in produced water. Savings from using nutrients present in the PW, such as P, K, and HCO{sub 3}{sup -}, results in a 44.38% cost savings over fresh water to mix the F/2-Si media.

  5. 1132 WWW.CROPS.ORG CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 52, MAYJUNE 2012 While varying regionally, root-feeding plant-parasitic

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    Douches, David S.

    1132 WWW.CROPS.ORG CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 52, MAY≠JUNE 2012 RESEARCH While varying regionally, root, Statistician, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Plant and Soil Science Building, Michigan State University.08.0409 © Crop Science Society of America | 5585 Guilford Rd., Madison, WI 53711 USA All rights reserved. No part

  6. 2212 WWW.CROPS.ORG CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 51, SEPTEMBEROCTOBER 2011 Turfgrass quality is evaluated by integrating factors of canopy

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    2212 WWW.CROPS.ORG CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 51, SEPTEMBER≠OCTOBER 2011 RESEARCH Turfgrass quality.2135/cropsci2010.12.0728 Published online 6 July 2011. © Crop Science Society of America | 5585 Guilford Rd, reflectance at 661 nm; R935, reflectance at 935 nm. Published in Crop Sci. 51:2212≠2218 (2011). doi: 10

  7. Selection on Crop-Derived Traits and QTL in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Crop-Wild Hybrids under Water

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    Burke, John M.

    Selection on Crop-Derived Traits and QTL in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Crop-Wild Hybrids under grown under wild-like low water conditions. Crop-derived petiole length and head diameter were favored size and leaf pressure potential. Interestingly, the additive effect of the crop-derived allele

  8. Higher U.S. Crop Prices Trigger Little Area Expansion so Marginal Land for Biofuel Crops Is Limited

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    Swinton, S.; Babcock, Bruce; James, Laura; Bandaru, Varaprasad

    2011-06-12

    By expanding energy biomass production on marginal lands that are not currently used for crops, food price increases and indirect climate change effects can be mitigated. Studies of the availability of marginal lands for dedicated bioenergy crops have focused on biophysical land traits, ignoring the human role in decisions to convert marginal land to bioenergy crops. Recent history offers insights about farmer willingness to put non-crop land into crop production. The 2006-09 leap in field crop prices and the attendant 64% gain in typical profitability led to only a 2% increase in crop planted area, mostly in the prairie states

  9. CliCrop: a Crop Water-Stress and Irrigation Demand Model for an Integrated

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    CliCrop: a Crop Water-Stress and Irrigation Demand Model for an Integrated Global Assessment Blanc and C. Adam Schlosser Report No. 214 April 2012 #12;The MIT Joint Program on the Science Change Science (CGCS) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR). These two

  10. CropS/Pl P 403/503 Advanced Cropping Systems Fall 2013, 3 Credits

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    Pappu, Hanu R.

    CropS/Pl P 403/503 Advanced Cropping Systems Fall 2013, 3 Credits Time: Tu,Th 1:25-2:40; Field, whichever you prefer on your transcripts. Undergraduates generally enroll as 403 and graduates as 503 to critically interpret agronomic literature. GRADING: 403 and 503 Credit: ∑ Five quizzes (40 points each

  11. Vulnerability of crops and native grasses to summer drying in the U.S. Southern Great Plains

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    Raz-Yaseef, Naama; Billesbach, Dave P.; Fischer, Marc L.; Biraud, Sebastien C.; Gunter, Stacey A.; Bradford, James A.; Torn, Margaret S.

    2015-08-31

    The Southern Great Plains are characterized by a fine-scale mixture of different land-cover types, predominantly winter-wheat and grazed pasture, with relatively small areas of other crops, native prairie, and switchgrass. Recent droughts and predictions of increased drought in the Southern Great Plains, especially during the summer months, raise concern for these ecosystems. We measured ecosystem carbon and water fluxes with eddy-covariance systems over cultivated cropland for 10 years, and over lightly grazed prairie and new switchgrass fields for 2 years each. Growing-season precipitation showed the strongest control over net carbon uptake for all ecosystems, but with a variable effect: grassesmore†Ľ(prairie and switchgrass) needed at least 350 mm of precipitation during the growing season to become net carbon sinks, while crops needed only 100 mm. In summer, high temperatures enhanced evaporation and led to higher likelihood of dry soil conditions. Therefore, summer-growing native prairie species and switchgrass experienced more seasonal droughts than spring-growing crops. For wheat, the net reduction in carbon uptake resulted mostly from a decrease in gross primary production rather than an increase in respiration. Flux measurements suggested that management practices for crops were effective in suppressing evapotranspiration and decomposition (by harvesting and removing secondary growth), and in increasing carbon uptake (by fertilizing and conserving summer soil water). In light of future projections for wetter springs and drier and warmer summers in the Southern Great Plains, our study indicates an increased vulnerability in native ecosystems and summer crops over time.ę†less

  12. Texas Rice, Volume VI, Number 7†

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    2006-01-01

    Federation Glyphosate-resistant Johnsongrass in Argentina Glyphosate-resistant johnson- grass has been identified in northern Argentina. While not an immediate threat to U.S. cropping fields, the development once again points to the necessity... with our Monsanto reps down in Argentina quite a bit about this. Iíve been working with them as they begin their research.Ē ďItís an area thatís been in pro- duction agriculture. They began (growing) Roundup Ready soy- beans there probably about seven...

  13. Texas Rice, Volume III, Number 3†

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    2003-01-01

    new, but after nearly a decade of use, it is still not well under- stood by many producers and researchers. Part of the prob- lem is that, depending on what state you are in and what com- modity you are referring to, the term can take on different... belt and the rest of Texas work with TWDB to develop water crop use estimates for the following five years. Producers like Ron Gertson, David Jenkins, L. G. Raun, and Haskell Simon give their time unselfishly and should be com- mended for their strong...

  14. Issues Driving the Outlook for Specialty Crops

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    California at Davis, University of

    % Vegetables and melons 19% Nursery/green house 10% Grains and cotton 9% Hay and forage crops 19% Fruits 15% Tree nuts 13%Vegetables and melons 9% Nursery/green house 0.004% Grains and cotton 38% #12;Geographic, ≠ Regulations (including greenhouse gas policy), water, labor, air quality, water quality, etc. #12;The

  15. Genetically modified food and crops: perceptions of risks†

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    Hall, Clare R.

    2010-01-01

    The debate around genetically modified food and crops has proved to be complex and far-reaching, involving diverse stakeholder groups and many issues. Although the extent of global uptake of GM crops has been substantial ...

  16. Impact of mineralogy on potassium dynamics and retention behavior in Bangladesh soils used in rice cropping systems†

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    Biswas, Sumitra Bose

    2008-10-10

    Journal. 2 Most soils in the IGP, including those in Bangladesh, are usually regarded as high in K due to high rainfall, irrigation water and release from K-rich clay minerals (Dobermann et al., 1996a, 1996b, 1999). Potassium removal is large... influence K + release from minerals by carrying away reaction products and converting micas to 2:1 expandible layer silicates if the leaching water chemistry is favorable for this kind of reaction. Oxidation and reduction phenomena are of great...

  17. Management practices to improve the use efficiency of nutrients and water in a sandy soil under rice based cropping system

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    Bhaskaran, Usha Pankajam Dr.; S, Pushkala. Dr; A.K., Sreelatha Dr; Aparna, B Dr.

    2009-01-01

    and Kollam districts of Kerala state in India, which coversOnattukara sandy tract of Kerala. The field experiment wasResearch Station, Kayamkulam, Kerala. The experiment field

  18. Texas Rice, Volume III, Number 9, Winter Issue†

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    2003-01-01

    stream_source_info 2003_Winter_Issue Vol III No 9.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 47032 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name 2003_Winter_Issue Vol III No 9.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8... Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center Beaumont, Texas Winter 2003 Volume III Number 9 Texas Rice Rice Production In Texas Economically Strong - Environmentally Sound continued on page 6 It was a clear...

  19. Test of a solar crop dryer Danish Technological Institute

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    Test of a solar crop dryer Danish Technological Institute Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences Aidt MiljÝ A/S SEC-R-6 #12;Test of a solar crop dryer SÝren ōstergaard Jensen Danish Technological/S January 2001 #12;Preface The report describes the tests carried out on a solar crop dryer. The work

  20. The Crop of the Day (c) Paul Gepts 2013 1

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    Gepts, Paul

    20130404 1 The Crop of the Day Strawberry (c) Paul Gepts 2013 1 Sources ∑ Sauer JD (1993) Fragaria Strawberries. In: Historical geography of crop plants. CRC, Boca Raton, FL: pp. 127130 ∑ Jones JK (1976) Strawberry, Fragaria ananassa (Rosaceae). In: N.W. Simmonds (ed), Evolution of crop plants, Longman, London

  1. Department of Soil and Crop Sciences Promotion and Tenure Policy

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    Bermķdez, Josť Luis

    Department of Soil and Crop Sciences Promotion and Tenure Policy Adopted by Action of the Soil & Crop Sciences Faculty on June 21, 1993. Modified by departmental action in January 2012. INTRODUCTION The Soil & Crop Sciences Department at Texas A&M University seeks to retain and reward faculty members who

  2. CliCrop: a Crop Water-Stress and Irrigation Demand Model for an Integrated Global Assessment Model Approach

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    Fant, C.A.

    This paper describes the use of the CliCrop model in the context of climate change general assessment

  3. Investigation of Flow Characteristics in an Airlift-Driven Raceway Reactor for Algae Cultivation

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    Investigation of Flow Characteristics in an Airlift-Driven Raceway Reactor for Algae Cultivation are the most common choice for outdoor algae cultivation due to their low cost relative to enclosed. Algae require adequate mixing in order to maximize exposure to essential nutrients for growth

  4. Nutlet Production and Germination of Amsinckla grand/flora I. Measurements From Cultivated Populations

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    Nutlet Production and Germination of Amsinckla grand/flora I. Measurements From Cultivated Contract No. C-2065 July 1988 #12;1 Paviik, B. M. 1988. Nutlet Production and Germination of Amsinckia arandiflora I. Measurements From Cultivated Populations. State of California, Department of Fish and Game

  5. Biomass crops can be used for biological disinfestation and remediation of soils and water

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    Stapleton, James J; Banuelos, Gary

    2009-01-01

    Bioremediation crops should be compatible in rotations with other agronomic crops, such as cotton, wheat, of irrigation water

  6. Rethink Energy Accounting with Cooperative Game Theory Rice University

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    Zhong, Lin

    Rethink Energy Accounting with Cooperative Game Theory Mian Dong Rice University dongmian- lated as a cooperative game and that the Shapley value provides the ultimate ground truth for energy Energy accounting determines how much a software principal con- tributes to the total system energy

  7. 6. Fracture mechanics lead author: J, R. Rice

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    6. Fracture mechanics lead author: J, R. Rice Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University. F. Shih, and the ASME/AMD Technical Committee on Fracture Mechanics, pro- vided by A. S. Argon, S. N, W. D. Stuart, and R. Thomson. 6.0 ABSTRACT Fracture mechanics is an active research field

  8. Texas Rice, Volume II, Number 9, Winter Issue†

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    2002-01-01

    Farm Credit, Texas Rice Festival and TCE/TAES. * L to R: John Wyble, James Carleton, Travis Blankenship and Katie Spencer The much-anticipated arrival of our new state breeder was finally realized this month as Dr. Rodante E. Tabien joined the staff...

  9. 298 WWW.CROPS.ORG CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 51, JANUARYFEBRUARY 2011 Pima cotton (Gossypium barbadense L.) was grown on 149,000

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    Bradford, Kent

    298 WWW.CROPS.ORG CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 51, JANUARY≠FEBRUARY 2011 RESEARCH Pima cotton (Gossypium. © Crop Science Society of America | 5585 Guilford Rd., Madison, WI 53711 USA All rights reserved. No part by the publisher. #12;CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 51, JANUARY≠FEBRUARY 2011 WWW.CROPS.ORG 299 In the United States,

  10. Discrete Event Modeling of Algae Cultivation and Harvesting at Commercial Scale: Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and System Bottlenecks

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    Lacey, Ph.D, P.E., Ronald E.

    2012-07-16

    Discrete Event Modeling of Algae Cultivation and Harvesting at Commercial Scale: Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and System Bottlenecks

  11. Texas Rice, Volume IV, Number 9, Winter Issue†

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    2004-01-01

    seedling vigor, especially when planting early in cool weather (3/4 oz/cwt of seed was suggested for Jefferson). One grower cautioned, though, that using GA at the rate of 1 oz/cwt makes Cocodrie spindly and herbicide sensitive, especially to Command. Main... has proven to be the most effective control. Main Crop Disease Control As is the case with weeds, disease control in the first crop is essential for a high yielding ratoon crop. Field history, variety, plant density and weather will dictate the need...

  12. A national research & development strategy for biomass crop feedstocks

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    Wright, L.L.; Cushman, J.H.

    1997-07-01

    Planning was initiated in 1996 with the objective of reevaluating current biomass feedstock research and development strategies to: (1) assure that by 2005, one or more commercial lignocellulosic to ethanol projects will be able to acquire a dependable supply of biomass crop feedstocks; (2) assure that recently initiated demonstrations of crops to electricity will be successful and; (3) assure that the research base needed to support future biomass industry expansion is being developed. Multiple trends and analyses indicate that biomass energy research and development strategies must take into account the fact that competition for land will define the upper limits of available biomass energy crop supplies and will largely dictate the price of those supplies. Only crop production and utilization strategies which contribute profit to the farmer or landowner and to energy producers will be used commercially for biomass energy production. Strategies for developing biomass {open_quotes}energy{close_quotes} crop supplies must take into consideration all of the methods by which biomass crops will enter biomass energy markets. The lignocellulosic materials derived from crops can be available as primary residues or crop by-products; secondary residues or processing by-products; co-products (at both the crop production and processing stages); or, as dedicated energy crops. Basic research and development (R&D) leading to yield improvement continues to be recommended as a major long-term focus for dedicated energy crops. Many additional near term topics need attention, some of which are also applicable to by-products and co-products. Switchgrass R&D should be expanded and developed with greater collaboration of USDA and state extension groups. Woody crop research should continue with significant cost-share from industries developing the crops for other commercial products. Co-product options need more investigation.

  13. Traffic lights for crop-based biofuels

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    Phalan, Ben

    stream_source_info Phalan_311010.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 11462 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name Phalan_311010.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Traffic lights for crop-based biofuels Ben... if it reduces the number of pedestrians killed and injured. How is this relevant to biofuels? There are many different kinds of biofuels, including some with considerable potential to generate cleaner energy and boost rural economies, but also others which...

  14. Money Crops in Place of Cotton.†

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    Kyle, E. J.; Morgan, J. Oscar; Burns, J. C.; Ridgway, J. W.; Proctor, W. F.; Youngblood, B.; Connor, A. B.; Conway, T. J.; Eliot, H. M.; Ousley, Clarence

    1914-01-01

    down and to absorb moisture. Plant February 20th to March 15th. Thin to approxi- mately one stalk per square yard. BLANK PAGE IN ORIGINAL BLANK PAGE IN ORIGINAL MONEY CROPS IN PLACE OF COTTON. 9 Bur Clover, Bermuda and Rescue Pastures...: For pasture and waste lands. Plow the land, harrow and sow broadcast bur clover and rescue grass seed as early as possible and not later than November 15th, using ten pounds of seed of each per acre. Follow with a smoothing harrow to cover seed. In April...

  15. Quantitative Measurements of Xanthomonas Oryzae pv. Oryzae Distribution in Rice Using Fluorescent-Labeling

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    Nozue, Kazunari; Park, Chang-Jin; Ronald, Pamela C

    2011-01-01

    of Xanthomonas Oryzae pv. Oryzae Distribution in Rice Usingstrains of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), the casualKeywords Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, GFP, Oryza sativa .

  16. The use of rice hulls for sustainable control of NOx emissions in deep space missions

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    2001-01-01

    Sustainable Control of NOx Emissions in Deep Space Missionsfrom rice hulls to control NOx emissions for the future deepon the control of NOx emissions. The approach involves the

  17. Ozone impacts on the productivity of selected crops. [Corn, wheat, soybean and peanut crops

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    Heck, W.W.; Cure, W.W.; Shriner, D.S.; Olson, R.J.; Heagle, A.S.

    1982-01-01

    The regional impacts of ozone on corn, wheat, soybean, and peanut crops are estimated by using dose-response functions to relate ambient maximum 7 h/d seasonal ozone concentrations to crop productivity data. Linear dose-response functions were developed from open-top field chamber studies. It was assumed that the limited number of cultivars and growing conditions available for the analysis were representative of major agricultural regions. Hourly ozone data were selected to represent rural concentrations and used to calculate maximum 7-h/d average values. Seasonal ozone averages for counties were extrapolated from approximately 300 monitoring sites. Results must be interpreted with knowledge of these assumptions and sources of uncertainty. Impacts are calculated for county units for the conterminous United States with maps showing patterns and tables summarizing the potential magnitude of ozone effects on selected crop yields. The assessment estimates that approximately three billion dollars of productivity could be gained if current maximum 7 hour per day ozone levels were reduced from present levels to below 25 parts per billion. Dollar values are based on 1978 crop prices, without accounting for price effects, to provide an overall estimate of the impact. Of the estimated economic impact, soybean represents 64%, corn 17%, wheat 12%, and peanuts 7%.

  18. Assessment of soil and water conservation methods applied to the cultivated steeplands of southern Honduras†

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    Smith, James E

    1997-01-01

    Erosion associated with burning and cultivating steepland fields is a common problem throughout Central America. Quantifying the magnitude of effectiveness of soil and water conservation practices such as vetiver grass ...

  19. A high-density genetic map of Arachis duranensis, a diploid ancestor of cultivated peanut

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    2012-01-01

    a diploid ancestor of cultivated peanut. BMC Genomics 2012clusters spread across the peanut genome. A higher level ofthe diploid (2n = 2x = 20) peanut species. This polymorphism

  20. HORTICULTURAL & FOREST CROPS 2013 Table of Contents 1

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    HORTICULTURAL & FOREST CROPS 2013 Table of Contents 1 1 Regulations and Basic Information Safe Quantities of Water ............................................................................ 1-29 Table 1

  1. HORTICULTURAL & FOREST CROPS 2014 Table of Contents 1

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    HORTICULTURAL & FOREST CROPS 2014 Table of Contents 1 1 Regulations and Basic Information Safe Quantities of Water ............................................................................ 1-29 Table 1

  2. Weather-based forecasts of California crop yields

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    Lobell, D B; Cahill, K N; Field, C B

    2005-09-26

    Crop yield forecasts provide useful information to a range of users. Yields for several crops in California are currently forecast based on field surveys and farmer interviews, while for many crops official forecasts do not exist. As broad-scale crop yields are largely dependent on weather, measurements from existing meteorological stations have the potential to provide a reliable, timely, and cost-effective means to anticipate crop yields. We developed weather-based models of state-wide yields for 12 major California crops (wine grapes, lettuce, almonds, strawberries, table grapes, hay, oranges, cotton, tomatoes, walnuts, avocados, and pistachios), and tested their accuracy using cross-validation over the 1980-2003 period. Many crops were forecast with high accuracy, as judged by the percent of yield variation explained by the forecast, the number of yields with correctly predicted direction of yield change, or the number of yields with correctly predicted extreme yields. The most successfully modeled crop was almonds, with 81% of yield variance captured by the forecast. Predictions for most crops relied on weather measurements well before harvest time, allowing for lead times that were longer than existing procedures in many cases.

  3. Rice County, Kansas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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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 onRAPID/Geothermal/Exploration/ColoradoRemsenburg-Speonk, New York: EnergyOpenReykjanes GeothermalFalls,Rice County,

  4. Rice County, Minnesota: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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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 onRAPID/Geothermal/Exploration/ColoradoRemsenburg-Speonk, New York: EnergyOpenReykjanes GeothermalFalls,Rice

  5. Agronomic Suitability of Bioenergy Crops in Mississippi

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    Lemus, Rocky; Baldwin, Brian; Lang, David

    2011-10-01

    In Mississippi, some questions need to be answered about bioenergy crops: how much suitable land is available? How much material can that land produce? Which production systems work best in which scenarios? What levels of inputs will be required for productivity and longterm sustainability? How will the crops reach the market? What kinds of infrastructure will be necessary to make that happen? This publication helps answer these questions: √?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę Which areas in the state are best for bioenergy crop production? √?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę How much could these areas produce sustainably? √?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę How can bioenergy crops impact carbon sequestration and carbon credits? √?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę How will these crops affect fertilizer use and water quality? √?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬

  6. Developing Switchgrass as a Bioenergy Crop

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    Bouton, J.; Bransby, D.; Conger, B.; McLaughlin, S.; Ocumpaugh, W.; Parrish, D.; Taliaferro, C.; Vogel, K.; Wullschleger, S.

    1998-11-08

    The utilization of energy crops produced on American farms as a source of renewable fuels is a concept with great relevance to current ecological and economic issues at both national and global scales. Development of a significant national capacity to utilize perennial forage crops, such as switchgrass (Panicum virgatum, L.) as biofuels could benefit our agricultural economy by providing an important new source of income for farmers. In addition energy production from perennial cropping systems, which are compatible with conventional fining practices, would help reduce degradation of agricultural soils, lower national dependence on foreign oil supplies, and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and toxic pollutants to the atmosphere (McLaughlin 1998). Interestingly, on-farm energy production is a very old concept, extending back to 19th century America when both transpofiation and work on the farm were powered by approximately 27 million draft animals and fueled by 34 million hectares of grasslands (Vogel 1996). Today a new form of energy production is envisioned for some of this same acreage. The method of energy production is exactly the same - solar energy captured in photosynthesis, but the subsequent modes of energy conversion are vastly different, leading to the production of electricity, transportation fuels, and chemicals from the renewable feedstocks. While energy prices in the United States are among the cheapest in the world, the issues of high dependency on imported oil, the uncertainties of maintaining stable supplies of imported oil from finite reserves, and the environmental costs associated with mining, processing, and combusting fossil fuels have been important drivers in the search for cleaner burning fuels that can be produced and renewed from the landscape. At present biomass and bioenergy combine provide only about 4% of the total primary energy used in the U.S. (Overend 1997). By contrast, imported oil accounts for approximately 44% of the foreign trade deficit in the U.S. and about 45% of the total annual U.S. oil consumption of 34 quads (1 quad = 1015 Btu, Lynd et al. 1991). The 22 quads of oil consumed by transportation represents approximately 25% of all energy use in the US and excedes total oil imports to the US by about 50%. This oil has environmental and social costs, which go well beyond the purchase price of around $15 per barrel. Renewable energy from biomass has the potential to reduce dependency on fossil fhels, though not to totally replace them. Realizing this potential will require the simultaneous development of high yielding biomass production systems and bioconversion technologies that efficiently convert biomass energy into the forms of energy and chemicals usable by industry. The endpoint criterion for success is economic gain for both agricultural and industrial sectors at reduced environmental cost and reduced political risk. This paper reviews progress made in a program of research aimed at evaluating and developing a perennial forage crop, switchgrass as a regional bioenergy crop. We will highlight here aspects of research progress that most closely relate to the issues that will determine when and how extensively switchgrass is used in commercial bioenergy production.

  7. Research Master's Degree in Soil and Crop Sciences A candidate for a research master's degree in Soil and Crop Sciences is expected to

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    ___________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ Research Master's Degree in Soil and Crop Sciences A candidate for a research master's degree in Soil and Crop Sciences is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skill in the Field of Soil and Crop research in the field of soil and crop sciences. Candidates are expected to synthesize and create new

  8. Subscriber access provided by RICE UNIV Journal of the American Chemical Society is published by the American Chemical

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    Brooks, Philip R.

    Subscriber access provided by RICE UNIV Journal of the American Chemical Society is published by the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036 Threshold Effects in Electron` Rice Quantum Institute, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77251 Received September 30, 1994@ Abstract

  9. The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683 The Sir Duncan Rice Library

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    Levi, Ran

    alternative types of study and work spaces are available in The Sir Duncan Rice Library: Room/Space Floor Rice Library - Silent Study Rooms (SE corner) Laurence Bebbington, July 2013 QG GEN021 [https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library-east corner of The Sir Duncan Rice Library (rooms 312, 412, and 512 are intended for silent study - but quiet

  10. The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683 The Sir Duncan Rice Library

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    Levi, Ran

    alternative types of study and work spaces are available in The Sir Duncan Rice Library: Room/Space Floor Rice Library - Silent Study Rooms (SW corner) Laurence Bebbington, July 2013 QG GEN020 [https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library Duncan Rice Library (Rooms 112, 324, 424, 524 and 624) are intended for silent study only. Please note

  11. Adhesion of Rice Flour-Based Batter to Chicken Drumsticks Evaluated by Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy and Texture Analysis

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    Adhesion of Rice Flour-Based Batter to Chicken Drumsticks Evaluated by Laser Scanning Confocal batter formulation. The effects of ingredients used in rice flour-based bat- ters on adhesion viewing. (Key words: rice, chicken drumstick, batter, adhesion, microscopy) 2000 Poultry Science 79

  12. Water footprint assessment of crop production in Shaanxi, China

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    #12;i Water footprint assessment of crop production in Shaanxi, China Bachelor Thesis Civil, Yangling, China Keywords: Agricultural crops, water footprint, Shaanxi province, CROPWAT #12;ii #12;iii ABSTRACT The water footprint, introduced by professor A.Y. Hoekstra, is an indicator of freshwater use

  13. Developing salt-tolerant crop plants: challenges and opportunities

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    Blumwald, Eduardo

    Developing salt-tolerant crop plants: challenges and opportunities Toshio Yamaguchi and Eduardo areas of the world; the need to produce salt-tolerant crops is evident. Two main approaches are being used to improve salt tolerance: (i) the exploitation of natural genetic variations, either through

  14. Translational genomics of Vegetable Crops Las Vegas, NV

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    Douches, David S.

    Translational genomics of Vegetable Crops Las Vegas, NV July 21, 2005 David Francis and Allen Van Deynze At the recent ASHS meetings in Las Vegas, a workshop "Translational Genomics of Vegetable Crops interventions" (Minna and Gazdar, 1996). In applied plant science, "translational genomics" implies

  15. Profitability of Willow Biomass Crops Affected by Incentive Programs

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    Vermont, University of

    Crops in New York Short-rotation woody crops (SRWC) like shrub willow (Salix spp.) are a potential source of biomass for energy generation and bioproducts in the USA [1, 2] and globally [3]. While@syr.edu Bioenerg. Res. (2013) 6:53≠64 DOI 10.1007/s12155-012-9234-y #12;result in a very positive net energy

  16. Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science

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    Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science Agroecology 2 years science. Among the subjects covered are:Agronomy with ecological and conservation awareness; Integrated - Environmental Issues in Crop Production, 15 credits - Project Based Research Training, 15 credits - or other

  17. GEOGRAPHICAL APPROACHES TO CROP CONSERVATION: THE PARTITIONINGOF GENETIC DIVERSITY IN

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    Douches, David S.

    , University of Wisconsin, Mad- ison, W15 3706) and David S. Douches(Department of Crop and Soil ScienceGEOGRAPHICAL APPROACHES TO CROP CONSERVATION: THE PARTITIONINGOF GENETIC DIVERSITY IN ANDEAN POTATOES1 KARL S. ZIMMERER AND DAVID S. DOUCHES Zimmerer,Karl S. (Department of Geography, 384 Science Hall

  18. Energy Crops and their Implications on Surface Energy

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    Jain, Atul K.

    Energy Crops and their Implications on Surface Energy and Water Balance Yang Song Rahul Barman Phenological differences Variation in water and thermal energy consumption #12;Objectives Examine potential crops on energy and water balance Temporal and spatial patterns of · Evapotranspiration · Radiation

  19. Mapping Winter-Flooded Rice Field Using A Hybrid Machine Learning Algorithm

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    System Yiwen Sun, Tiejun Wang Andrew K. Skidmore, Qi Wang, Baoping Qing #12;WHY MAPPING WINTER-FLOODED RICE FIELDS? Identifying the distribution of winter-flooded rice fields is important for grain yield to the limit of temperature and water availability. #12;STUDY OBJECTIVE To test whether integrating

  20. Spatial Equilibrium Modeling with Imperfectly Competitive Markets: An Application to Rice Trade

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    when all trading countries comply with the free trade agreement. #12;1 Spatial Equilibrium ModelingSpatial Equilibrium Modeling with Imperfectly Competitive Markets: An Application to Rice Trade Chi: An Application to Rice Trade Abstract A general imperfect competition spatial equilibrium model is developed

  1. American Journal of Botany 92(12): 19701974. 2005. EMBOLIZED CONDUITS OF RICE

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    Stiller, Volker

    Institute (IRRI), Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines Embolism reversal in rice plants was studied by testing negative than this threshold, the PLC fell significantly (28.5 5.6%), indicating the refilling of vessels in well-watered plants and that rice was able to refill embolized conduits on a daily basis in association

  2. Responses of High Biomass Rice (Oryza sativa L.) to Various Abiotic Stresses†

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    Kondhia, Aditi Nitinkumar

    2011-10-21

    Rice produces a lot of biomass which is an important trait in increasing grain yield and it is a potential feedstock for bioenergy production. High biomass rice is important to meet the growing demands of grains and biomass for food, fodder and bio...

  3. May 27, 1996 Paul Gepts 1 The Crop of the DayThe Crop of the Day

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    Gepts, Paul

    ://monsterbit.com/touch/greentea.html: Touchstone - Green tea http://newcrop.hort.purdue.edu/hort/newcrops/Crops/Tea: New Crops (Purdue U.): Tea million lbs. ≠ green: 12 ≠ oolong: 2 ≠ jasmine: 0.5 Biggest suppliers? Argentina (33% of black tea), China. Three types of tea derived from Camellia sinensis: green, black, and oolong tea. ≠ For green tea, leaves

  4. Rice Urban Laboratory for the Environment (RULE): A Summary of the New Low Impact Development Laboratory on the Rice University Campus

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    of the New Low Impact Development Laboratory on the Rice University Campus Civil and Energy Management (ACSEM) and Facilities Engineering and Planning (FE&P), has and effectiveness has been well documented in the Northeast and East Coast regions, little

  5. College Last Name First Name Email Class Major Chu Tina tmc8@rice.edu 2016 Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Philosophy, Pre-Med

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    Aazhang, Behnaam

    .edu 2017 Biochemistry and Cell Biology Natarajan Senthil ssn3@rice.edu 2017 Electrical Engineering, RCELCollege Last Name First Name Email Class Major Chu Tina tmc8@rice.edu 2016 Biochemistry & Cell@rice.edu 2016 Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Business minor, Pre-Med Lima Maria mll2@rice.edu 2016

  6. Density derived estimates of standing crop and net primary production in the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

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    Reed, Daniel; Rassweiler, Andrew; Arkema, Katie

    2009-01-01

    1991) Production and standing stocks of the kelp MacrocystisDensity derived estimates of standing crop and net primarycult to measure variables of standing crop and net primary

  7. Functional Genomics of Drought Tolerance in Bioenergy Crops

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    Yin, Hengfu [ORNL; Chen, Rick [ORNL; Yang, Jun [ORNL; Weston, David [ORNL; Chen, Jay [ORNL; Muchero, Wellington [ORNL; Ye, Ning [ORNL; Tschaplinski, Timothy J [ORNL; Wullschleger, Stan D [ORNL; Cheng, Zong-Ming [ORNL; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL; Yang, Xiaohan [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    With the predicted trends in climate change, drought will increasingly impose a grand challenge to biomass production. Most of the bioenergy crops have some degree of drought susceptibility with low water-use efficiency (WUE). It is imperative to improve drought tolerance and WUE in bioenergy crops for sustainable biomass production in arid and semi-arid regions with minimal water input. Genetics and functional genomics can play a critical role in generating knowledge to inform and aid genetic improvement of drought tolerance in bioenergy crops. The molecular aspect of drought response has been extensively investigated in model plants like Arabidopsis, yet our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying drought tolerance in bioenergy crops are limited. Crops exhibit various responses to drought stress depending on species and genotype. A rational strategy for studying drought tolerance in bioenergy crops is to translate the knowledge from model plants and pinpoint the unique features associated with individual species and genotypes. In this review, we summarize the general knowledge about drought responsive pathways in plants, with a focus on the identification of commonality and specialty in drought responsive mechanisms among different species and/or genotypes. We describe the genomic resources developed for bioenergy crops and discuss genetic and epigenetic regulation of drought responses. We also examine comparative and evolutionary genomics to leverage the ever-increasing genomics resources and provide new insights beyond what has been known from studies on individual species. Finally, we outline future exploration of drought tolerance using the emerging new technologies.

  8. Texas Rice, Volume 1, Number 9, Winter Issue†

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    2001-01-01

    stream_source_info 2001_Winter_Issue Vol 1 No 9.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 28989 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name 2001_Winter_Issue Vol 1 No 9.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Seed... and Extension Center Beaumont, Texas Winter 2001 Volume I Number 9 Texas Rice The Foundation Seed Program had its beginning in the spring of 1941. At that time the Beaumont Center was still located at the old site in Amelia. Researchers had a small...

  9. Integrating Cover Crops into Strip-Till Cropping Systems in a Semi-Arid Environment†

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    Noland, Reagan Lee

    2014-05-02

    į12'34.47"N, 99į45'5.97"W; 282 m), TX. The main effect was row crop with split-plots strip-tilled into the residue of four legume species [Medicago polymorpha L. cv. Armadillo (burr medic), M. lupulina L. cv. Bee Black (black medic), M. minima (L.) L. cv... planted using a Tye Pasture Pleaser no-till drill (The Tye Co., Lockney, Texas) on November 8, 2011 and November 12, 2012. Seeding rates were the same as those commonly recommended and were 11 kg ha- 1 for Armadillo and Bee Black, 6.7 kg ha-1 for Devine...

  10. MODELING PHOTOSYNTHESIS OF HETEROGENEOUS ROSE CROP CANOPIES IN THE GREENHOUSE

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    Lieth, J. Heinrich

    MODELING PHOTOSYNTHESIS OF HETEROGENEOUS ROSE CROP CANOPIES IN THE GREENHOUSE Soo-Hyung Kim and J training system ("bent canopy") is widely used in greenhouse rose production. The bent canopy consists

  11. Crop Production Variability and U.S. Ethanol Mandates†

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    Jones, Jason P.

    2014-07-08

    . Second, the short-run economic impact of RFS relaxation alternatives is investigated using an optimization modeling framework where crop mix and livestock breeding herds are held fixed. Third, the long-run implications of RFS relaxation are investigated...

  12. Manganese in Texas Soils and its Relation to Crops.†

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    Carlyle, E. C. (Elmer Cardinal)

    1931-01-01

    to applications of manganese sulfate. Twenty-one Texas soils have been tested for their response to manganese sulfate by means of pot experiments. No marked increase in the growth of crops was produced by manganese sulfate. On six of the soils manganese... of Procecture 9 .............................. Ifethod for Pot Experiments 10 Determination of ISlanganese in Crops ...................... 10 T)etermination of Acid-soluble 3langanese in Soil ............ 10 Determination of Total Illlanganese in Soil...

  13. Rice Pi5-mediated resistance to Magnaporthe oryzae requires the presence of two coiled-coil-nucleotide-binding-leucine-rich repeat genes.

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    2009-01-01

    National Institute of Crop Science. Milyang, Korea. Innes,IKO), National Institute of Crop Science, Rural DevelopmentNational Institute of Crop Science, Rural Development

  14. Crop and Soil Science Sequence This concentration emphasizes the scientific aspects of agronomy including

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    Branoff, Theodore J.

    Crop and Soil Science Sequence This concentration emphasizes the scientific aspects of agronomy and improving the soil physical, chemical and microbial characteristics to enhance crop production breeding, soil and crop management, cropping systems, and plant nutrition. Agronomists are employed by seed

  15. Sept/Oct 2010 ListProc Newsletter 2009 Honey Crop Prices: Queens and Almonds

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    Ishida, Yuko

    Proc Newsletter 2009 Honey Crop Prices: Queens and Almonds Yellowjacket Bait CSBA Convention Bee World Revived

  16. Guidelines for graduate students in Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell University

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    1 Guidelines for graduate students in Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell University Table of Contents and concentrations. About 33 faculty have been drawn together into the field of Soil and Crop Sciences by mutual, Field Crop Science, Soil Science, and Agronomy. The field of Soil and Crop Sciences is closely linked

  17. Using Legumes to Enhance Sustainability of Sorghum Cropping Systems in the East Texas Pineywoods Ecoregion: Impacts on Soil Nitrogen, Soil Carbon, and Crop Yields†

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    Neely, Clark B

    2013-05-03

    bicolor (L.) Moench], high-biomass sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], and annual forage cropping systems. These studies quantified legume soil moisture usage and C and N contributions to the soil and subsequent crop yields in East Texas. Primary...

  18. www.villanova.edu/COPE Turkey and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

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    Jackman, Todd

    servings) Turkey meat, cooked, shredded, about 1 lb. (1 1/2 - 2 c.) Wild rice, 1 c. (6 oz. dry) and Water multiple fast. Neither refrigeration or freezing kill bacteria: both will slow it down. Check your

  19. Using moisture transport properties of rice seed components for identifying fissure resistance†

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    Thomas, Audrey Elizabeth

    2002-01-01

    Fissure resistance was related to the moisture transport properties of Cypress, Lemont, LaGrue, and Teqing rice varieties. The moisture transport properties, moisture diffusivity and resistance, were calculated using a three-dimensional moisture...

  20. The hydrogeochemistry of pond and rice field recharge : implications for the arsenic contaminated aquifers in Bangladesh

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    Neumann, Rebecca B

    2010-01-01

    The shallow aquifers in Bangladesh, which provide drinking water for millions and irrigation water for innumerable rice fields, are severely contaminated with geogenic arsenic. Water mass balance calculations show that ...

  1. Water infiltration studies of the major rice producing soil series of the Texas Gulf Coast†

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    Nesmith, Douglas M

    1988-01-01

    WATER INFILTRATION STUDIES OF THE MAJOR RICE PRODUCING SOIL SERIES OF THE TEXAS GULF COAST A Thesis by DOUGLAS MICHAEL NESMITH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major Subject: Soil Science MATER INFILTRATION STUDIES OF THE MAJOR RICE PRODUCING SOIL SERIES OF THE TEXAS GULF COAST A Thesis by DOUGLAS MICHAEL NESMITH Approved as to style and content by: L. Lloyd R. Hossner...

  2. The Lower Keys marsh rabbit and silver rice rat: steps toward recovery†

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    Perry, Neil Desmond

    2006-10-30

    -1 LOWER KEYS MARSH RABBIT AND THE SILVER RICE RAT: STEPS TOWARDS RECOVERY A Thesis by NEIL DESMOND PERRY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2006 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences LOWER KEYS MARSH RABBIT AND THE SILVER RICE RAT: STEPS TOWARDS RECOVERY A Thesis by NEIL DESMOND PERRY Submitted to the Office...

  3. Experiments with Fertilizers on Rotated and Non-Rotated Crops.†

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    Reynolds, E. B. (Elbert Brunner)

    1928-01-01

    ., Assisiant; Ranch Recoi and Accounts RURAL HOME RESEARCH: JESSIE WHITACRE. Ph. D., Chief MAMIE GRIMES, M. S., Textile and Clothing S~ecral~st M. S.. Nutrition Spec L. G. RAGSDALE, B: S.. Soil Siruewor ROTANY: SIMON E. WOLFF, M. S., Botanist SWINE... This is a report of experiments conducted over a period of 14 years to study the effect of fertilizers, manure, removal. of crop residues, and rota- tion on the yield of crops. The fertilizer treatments included superphos- phate; superphosphate and manure...

  4. Rice Field Geochemistry and Hydrology: An Explanation for Why Groundwater Irrigated Fields in Bangladesh are Net Sinks of Arsenic from Groundwater

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    Neumann, Rebecca B.

    Irrigation of rice fields in Bangladesh with arsenic-contaminated groundwater transfers tens of cubic kilometers of water and thousands of tons of arsenic from aquifers to rice fields each year. Here we combine observations ...

  5. Texas Rice, Volume V, Number 9, Winter Issue†

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    2005-01-01

    be more severely affected by decreased nutritional content in their staple crops. Erik De Castro/Reuters 7 verse normal ground water flow toward the ocean, leading to saline water intrusion into aqui- fers. Further increases in usage would force so... of California, Los Angeles, the west Siberian peat bog could hold some 70 billion tons of methane, a quarter of all of the methane stored in the ground around the world. The permafrost is likely to take many decades at least to thaw, but calculations by Dr Sitch...

  6. DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL ESTIMATE: UPDATE JUNE 11, 2010 by Professor Satish Nagarajaiah, Rice University (www.ruf.rice.edu/~nagaraja &

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    Nagarajaiah, Satish

    DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL ESTIMATE: UPDATE JUNE 11, 2010 by Professor Satish Nagarajaiah, Rice. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/us/11spill.html?hp New Estimates Double Rate of Oil Flowing on Thursday essentially doubled its estimate of how much oil has been spewing from the out-of-control BP well

  7. Reclaimed Water as an Alternative Water Source for Crop Irrigation

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    Etxeberria, Edgardo

    Reclaimed Water as an Alternative Water Source for Crop Irrigation Lawrence R. Parsons1 University Francisco, CA 94114 Robert Holden Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency, 5 Harris Court, Building D, Monterey, CA 93940 David W. York York Water Circle, 3158 S. Fulmer Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303

  8. Effect of alkalinity in irrigation water on selected greenhouse crops

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    Valdez Aguilar, Luis Alonso

    2005-11-01

    Effect of Alkalinity in Irrigation Water on Selected Greenhouse Crops. (August 2004) Luis Alonso Valdez Aguilar, B.S., Universidad Aut??noma de Nuevo Le??n, Mexico; M.S., Universidad Aut??noma Chapingo, Mexico Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. David...

  9. Purpose-designed Crop Plants for Biofuels BIOENERGY PROGRAM

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    Purpose-designed Crop Plants for Biofuels BIOENERGY PROGRAM The Texas AgriLife Research Center for the biofuels industry. This program recognizes that the ideal combination of traits required for an economically and energetically sustainable biofuels industry does not yet exist in a single plant spe- cies

  10. FIELD CROPS 2012 Weeds: Corn 5-53

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    in Delmarva corn production. To be successful in controlling weeds in corn, the weed control program must this record to plan your weed control program. Cultural control. Several aspects of cultural weed control should be considered in planning a corn weed control program. These include weed-free seed, cover crops

  11. Editor's Choice Editor's Choice: Crop Genome Plasticity and Its Relevance

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    Parrott, Wayne

    . The term GE is preferred over the term "genetically modified" (commonly referred to as GMEditor's Choice Editor's Choice: Crop Genome Plasticity and Its Relevance to Food and Feed Safety of Genetically Engineered Breeding Stacks1 Genetically engineered (GE) stacks, combinations of two or more single

  12. HORTICULTURAL & FOREST CROPS 2012 Table of Contents 1

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    HORTICULTURAL & FOREST CROPS 2012 Table of Contents 1 1 Regulations and Basic Information SafeQuantitiesofLiquidMaterials(EmulsifiableConcentrates,Etc.)for .......... 1-29 Various Quantities of Water Table 1.8 - Pounds of Active Ingredients per Gallon, Pounds per

  13. HORTICULTURAL & FOREST CROPS 2011 Table of Contents 1

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    HORTICULTURAL & FOREST CROPS 2011 Table of Contents 1 1 Regulations and Basic Information SafeQuantitiesofLiquidMaterials(EmulsifiableConcentrates,Etc.)for .......... 1-30 Various Quantities of Water Table 1.8 - Pounds of Active Ingredients per Gallon, Pounds per

  14. Emergy Analysis of Sugarcane (energy crop) Water Management

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    Ma, Lena

    diagrams Energy & Material Flow Data Emergy computations Analysis 5. Case Study #12;12Annual Southwest and Material Flow data #12;EmergyEvaluationTable 15 Unit Solar Solar Data EMERGY* EMERGY Note Item Unit (unitsEmergy Analysis of Sugarcane (energy crop) Water Management HENDRY COUNTY SUSTAINABLE BIOFUELS

  15. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa 2002

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa ≠ 2002 The estimated costs of corn, corn silage. They include the annual Iowa Farm Business Association record summaries, production and costs data from and a survey of selected agricultural cooperatives and other input suppliers around the state. These costs

  16. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa 2000

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa ≠ 2000 The estimated costs of corn, corn silage. They include the annual Iowa Farm Business Association record summaries, production and costs data from and a survey of selected agriculture cooperatives around the state. These costs estimates are representative

  17. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa 2006

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa ≠ 2006 The estimated costs of corn, corn silage. They include the annual Iowa Farm Business Association record summaries, production and costs data from and a survey of selected agricultural cooperatives and other input suppliers around the state. These costs

  18. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa 2005

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa ≠ 2005 The estimated costs of corn, corn silage. They include the annual Iowa Farm Business Association record summaries, production and costs data from and a survey of selected agricultural cooperatives and other input suppliers around the state. These costs

  19. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa 2001

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa ≠ 2001 The estimated costs of corn, corn silage. They include the annual Iowa Farm Business Association record summaries, production and costs data from and a survey of selected agriculture cooperatives around the state. These costs estimates are representative

  20. Emulating maize yields from global gridded crop models using

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    Emulating maize yields from global gridded crop models using statistical estimates Elodie Blanc and Benjamin Sultan Report No. 279 March 2015 #12;The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global from two established MIT research centers: the Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) and the Center

  1. Scientists, growers assess trade-offs in use of tillage, cover crops and compost

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    2003-01-01

    depth depth depth depth compost was added two times perConv. crops were present. Compost was ap- Main effect Fof tillage, cover crops and compost Louise E. Jackson Irenee

  2. Reduced methane emissions from large-scale changes in water management of China's rice paddies during 19802000

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    Reduced methane emissions from large-scale changes in water management of China's rice paddies; accepted 1 July 2002; published 24 October 2002. [1] Decreased methane emissions from paddy rice may have contributed to the decline in the rate of increase of global atmospheric methane (CH4) concentration over

  3. The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683 The Sir Duncan Rice Library

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    Levi, Ran

    Rice Library - Flexible Learning Area Laurence Bebbington, June 2013 QG GEN022 [https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library 732) is on Floor 7 of The Sir Duncan Rice Library. It is located on the right after you exit the lifts. This area has: a selection of differing types of tables and chairs two moveable plasma display screens

  4. OUTLOOK: Specialty crops and methyl bromide alternatives: Taking stock after 7 years

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    Browne, Greg T

    2013-01-01

    finding alternatives to Outlook Specialty crops and methylNumber 3 Steve Fennimore Outlook Non-fumigant approaches to

  5. Effect of Organic Farming on Soil Fertility , Yield and Quality of Crops in the Tropics

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    Bhaskaran, Usha Pankajam; Krishna, Devi

    2009-01-01

    manures by the farmers in Kerala, the most southern State ofvegetable crops grown in Kerala, cowpea occupies a prime

  6. The impact of mineral fertilizers on the carbon footprint of crop production

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    Brentrup, Frank

    2009-01-01

    of food, feed and bio-energy. Intensive crop production withfor food, feed and bio-energy. The agricultural contribution

  7. The Semidwarfs - A New Era in Rice Production.†

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    Bollich, C. N.; Eastin, E. F.; Grant, W. R.; Jones, R. K.; Klosterboer, A. D.; Marchetti, M. A.; McCauley, G. N.; McIlrath, W. O.; Rister, M. E.; Scott, J. E.; Stansel, J.W.; Turner, F. T.; Way, M.O.; Webb, B. D.; Whitney, N. G.

    1984-01-01

    Width Variety Length Width Ratio Weight Lemont 7.26 2.24 3.24 21.8 Bellemont 6.89 2.10 3.28 18.9 Leah 7.47 2.20 3.40 23.6 Labelle** 6.64 1.93 3.44 15.6 Lebonnet 7.19 2.08 3.46 19.5 Starbonnet 6.78 1.97 3.44 16.4 Skybonnet 7.03 2.10 3.35 19.6 Newrex 7... Average 4.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 5.0 4.5 6.0 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 7.0 6.0 6.5 5.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 4.5 *N-rate and timing test ratings from D. M. Brandon et a!. In : 73rd, 74th Ann . Prog. Rpt. , Louisiana State Univ . Rice Exp. Sta ., pp . 31...

  8. Grain Accumulation of Selenium Species in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

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    Carey, Anne-Marie; Scheckel, Kirk G.; Lombi, Enzo; Newville, Matt; Choi, Yongseong; Norton, Gareth J.; Price, Adam H.; Meharg, Andrew A.

    2012-09-05

    Efficient Se biofortification programs require a thorough understanding of the accumulation and distribution of Se species within the rice grain. Therefore, the translocation of Se species to the filling grain and their spatial unloading were investigated. Se species were supplied via cut flag leaves of intact plants and excised panicle stems subjected to a {+-} stem-girdling treatment during grain fill. Total Se concentrations in the flag leaves and grain were quantified by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Spatial accumulation was investigated using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence microtomography. Selenomethionine (SeMet) and selenomethylcysteine (SeMeSeCys) were transported to the grain more efficiently than selenite and selenate. SeMet and SeMeSeCys were translocated exclusively via the phloem, while inorganic Se was transported via both the phloem and xylem. For SeMet- and SeMeSeCys-fed grain, Se dispersed throughout the external grain layers and into the endosperm and, for SeMeSeCys, into the embryo. Selenite was retained at the point of grain entry. These results demonstrate that the organic Se species SeMet and SeMeSeCys are rapidly loaded into the phloem and transported to the grain far more efficiently than inorganic species. Organic Se species are distributed more readily, and extensively, throughout the grain than selenite.

  9. Promoting policy development and an EU Action Plan for the Woody Energy Crops Sector

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    Promoting policy development and an EU Action Plan for the Woody Energy Crops Sector Kevin Lindegaard, Crops for Energy Ltd #12;What are short rotation plantations (SRPs)? ∑ Woody crops grown at close, Germany, Poland, Belgium Industry Public bodies Research Institutions Joint Action Plan Common Strategies

  10. CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 51, SEPTEMBEROCTOBER 2011 2219 The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is

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    CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 51, SEPTEMBER≠OCTOBER 2011 2219 RESEARCH The normalized difference vegetation.2135/cropsci2010.12.0729 Published online 6 July 2011. © Crop Science Society of America | 5585 Guilford Rd, reflectance at 661 nm; R935, reflectance at 935 nm. Published in Crop Sci. 51:2219≠2227 (2011). doi: 10

  11. CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 51, JANUARYFEBRUARY 2011 323 Turfgrass quality is evaluated by integrating factors of can-

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    CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 51, JANUARY≠FEBRUARY 2011 323 RESEARCH Turfgrass quality is evaluated: 10.2135/cropsci2010.05.0296 Published online 15 Nov. 2010. © Crop Science Society of America | 5585 area index; NDVI, normalized difference vegetation index. Published in Crop Sci. 51:323≠332 (2011). doi

  12. Collection Policy: SOIL, CROP AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES Subject Scope | Priority Tables | Other policies . . .

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    Collection Policy: SOIL, CROP AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES Subject Scope | Priority Tables | Other. Research is tending away from classical agronomy to the science of soil, crop, air. More emphasis is on the environment, less on agriculture. 1.3 Graduate program The Field of Soil, Crop and Atmospheric Sciences offers

  13. Reply to Brush et al.: Wake-up call for crop conservation science

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    Ross-Ibarra, Jeffrey

    LETTER Reply to Brush et al.: Wake-up call for crop conservation science We strongly concur is increasing evidence that small-scale farmers throughout the world, and especially in areas of crop domestication and diversity, continue to maintain a diverse set of crop varieties" (3) and "after thirty years

  14. CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 52, MAYJUNE 2012 1209 Cereal cyst nematode (CCN) describes a group of closely

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    Pappu, Hanu R.

    CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 52, MAY≠JUNE 2012 1209 RESEARCH Cereal cyst nematode (CCN) describes a group, Institute of Crop Sciences, Shanxi Acad- emy of Agricultural Sciences, Taiyuan 030032, China; T.D. Murray:1209≠1217 (2012). doi: 10.2135/cropsci2011.11.0591 © Crop Science Society of America | 5585 Guilford Rd., Madison

  15. Impacts of land use change due to biofuel crops on carbon balance, bioenergy production, and agricultural

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    Zhuang, Qianlai

    Impacts of land use change due to biofuel crops on carbon balance, bioenergy production that biofuel crops have much higher net pri- mary production (NPP) than soybean and wheat crops. When food). Global biofuel production has increased dramatically in the last decade, especially in United States

  16. A LIDAR-based crop height measurement system for Miscanthus giganteus Lei Zhang, Tony E. Grift

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    G stem densities. The results showed an average error of 5.08% with a maximum error of 8% and a minimum of bioenergy crop performance. Field crops such as corn and soybean are harvested for their seeds, and various flow measurements. However, in the case of bioenergy crops, the complete above ground plant

  17. Industrial Crops and Products 33 (2011) 504513 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    2011-01-01

    online 5 January 2011 Keywords: Bioenergy Energy crops Specific energy consumption Mechanical size sizes after comminution were found inversely proportional to the bulk densities of all four energy crops crops. The bulk densities for 4-mm and smaller Miscanthus and switchgrass particles were higher than

  18. Effect of crop residue harvest on long-term crop yield, soil erosion, and carbon balance: tradeoffs for a sustainable bioenergy feedstock

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    Gregg, Jay S.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.

    2010-08-26

    Agricultural residues are a potential feedstock for bioenergy production, if residue harvest can be done sustainably. The relationship between crop residue harvest, soil erosion, crop yield and carbon balance was modeled with the Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator/ Environment Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) using a factorial design. Four crop rotations (winter wheat [Triticum aestivum (L.)] Ė sunflower [Helianthus annuus]; spring wheat [Triticum aestivum (L.)] Ė canola [Brassica napus]; corn [Zea mays L.] Ė soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]; and cotton [Gossypium hirsutum] Ė peanut [Arachis hypogaea]) were simulated at four US locations each, under different topographies (0-10% slope), and management practices [crop residue removal rates (0-75%), conservation practices (no till, contour cropping, strip cropping, terracing)].

  19. Plant Succession at the Edges of Two Abandoned Cultivated Fields on the Arid Lands Ecology Reserve

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    Simmons, Sally A. (OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIP PROG); Rickard, William H. (OFFICE OF FELLOWSHIP PROG)

    2002-12-01

    How vegetation recovers from disturbances is an important question for land managers. We examined 500 m2 plots to determine the progress made by native herbaceous plant species in colonizing the edges of abandoned cultivated fields at different elevations and microclimates, but with similar soils in a big sagebrush/bluebunch wheatgrass steppe. Alien species, especially cheatgrass and cereal rye, were the major competitors to the natives. The native species with best potential for restoring steppe habitats were sulphur lupine, hawksbeard, bottlebrush squirreltail, needle-and-thread grass, Sandberg's bluegrass, and several lomatiums.

  20. Regional Uptake and Release of Crop Carbon in the United States

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    West, Tristram O.; Bandaru, Varaprasad; Brandt, Craig C.; Schuh, A.E.; Ogle, S.M.

    2011-08-03

    Carbon fixed by agricultural crops in the US creates regional CO2 sinks where it is harvested and regional CO2 sources where it is released back to the atmosphere. The quantity and location of these fluxes differ depending on the annual supply and demand of crop commodities. Data on the harvest of crop biomass, storage, import and export, and on the use of biomass for food, feed, fiber, and fuel were compiled to estimate an annual crop carbon budget for 2000 to 2008. Net sources of CO2 associated with the consumption of crop commodities occurred in the Eastern Uplands, Southern Seaboard, and Fruitful Rim regions. Net sinks associated with the production of crop commodities occurred in the Heartland, Northern Crescent, Northern Great Plains, and Mississippi Portal regions. The national crop carbon budget was balanced to within 0.7 to 6.6% yr-1 during the period of this analysis.

  1. Methods for generating or increasing revenues from crops

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    Copenhaver, Gregory P.; Keith, Kevin; Preuss, Daphne

    2007-03-20

    The present invention provides methods of doing business and providing services. For example, methods of increasing the revenue of crops are provided. To this end, the method includes the use of a nucleic acid sequences of plant centromeres. This will permit construction of stably inherited recombinant DNA constructs and mini chromosomes which can serve as vectors for the construction of transgenic plant and animal cells.

  2. Biomass fuel from woody crops for electric power generation

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    Perlack, R.D.; Wright, L.L.; Huston, M.A.; Schramm, W.E.

    1995-06-22

    This report discusses the biologic, environmental, economic, and operational issues associated with growing wood crops in managed plantations. Information on plantation productivity, environmental issues and impacts, and costs is drawn from DOE`s Biofuels Feedstock Development as well as commercial operations in the US and elsewhere. The particular experiences of three countries--Brazil, the Philippines, and Hawaii (US)--are discussed in considerable detail.

  3. Development and characterization of BAC-end sequence derived SSRs, and their incorporation into a new higher density genetic map for cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

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    2012-01-01

    Author details Shandong Peanut Research Institute, Qingdao,CE: RFLP variability in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L. )resources of cultivated peanut and related wild species.

  4. Current biofuel feedstock crops such as corn lead to large environmental losses of N through nitrate leaching and N2

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    David, Mark B.

    219 Current biofuel feedstock crops such as corn lead to large environmental losses of N through biofuel crops established on a rich Mollisol soil. Reduced Nitrogen Losses after Conversion of Row Crop Agriculture to Perennial Biofuel Crops Candice M. Smith, Mark B. david,* Corey A. Mitchell, Michael d. Masters

  5. Accurate, objective, reliable, and timely predictions of crop yield over large areas are critical to helping ensure the

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    Liang, Shunlin

    /export plans and prices. Development of objective mathematical models of crop yield prediction using remote

  6. Speciation and distribution of arsenic and localization of nutrients in rice grains

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    Lombi, E.; Scheckel, K.G.; Pallon, J.; Carey, A.M.; Zhu, Y.G.; Meharg, A.A. (EPA); (UCopenhagen); (Aberdeen); (Lund); (Chinese Aca. Sci.)

    2012-09-05

    Arsenic (As) contamination of rice grains and the generally low concentration of micronutrients in rice have been recognized as a major concern for human health. Here, we investigated the speciation and localization of As and the distribution of (micro)nutrients in rice grains because these are key factors controlling bioavailability of nutrients and contaminants. Bulk total and speciation analyses using high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy (XANES) was complemented by spatially resolved microspectroscopic techniques ({mu}-XANES, {mu}-X-ray fluorescence ({mu}-XRF) and particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE)) to investigate both speciation and distribution of As and localization of nutrients in situ. The distribution of As and micronutrients varied between the various parts of the grains (husk, bran and endosperm) and was characterized by element-specific distribution patterns. The speciation of As in bran and endosperm was dominated by As(III)-thiol complexes. The results indicate that the translocation from the maternal to filial tissues may be a bottleneck for As accumulation in the grain. Strong similarities between the distribution of iron (Fe), manganese (Mn) and phosphorus (P) and between zinc (Zn) and sulphur (S) may be indicative of complexation mechanisms in rice grains.

  7. Rice and Memory in the Age of Enslavement: Atlantic Passages to

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    . Slavery in Suriname was notorious for its brutal demands on labor and the attenuated life expectancies in Suriname took the risk. By the 1670s, official commentaries com- plain about the presence of Maroons upon enslaved Africans for labor. This examination of rice origins in Suriname contributes

  8. Water balance and rice growth responses to direct seeding, deep tillage, and landscape placement

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    Water balance and rice growth responses to direct seeding, deep tillage, and landscape placement--T2, deep chisel + moldboard plough--T3) and establishment practice (TPR, DSR) on the field water University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA c Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Riley-Robb Hall

  9. Modeling greenhouse gas emissions from rice-based production systems: Sensitivity and upscaling

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    Carlo analysis, for three selected counties or provinces in China, Thailand, and United States. Since N2O possesses a radiative forcing more than 10 times higher than CH4, the increase in N2O offset Asia START Regional Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. 9 International Rice Research

  10. Multifractals and Wavelets: A potential tool in Geophysics Rudolf H. Riedi, Rice University, Houston, Texas

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    Riedi, Rudolf H.

    Multifractals and Wavelets: A potential tool in Geophysics Rudolf H. Riedi, Rice University of pos- sible applications in geophysics. It is elaborated how a description of the well log measurement to the mentioned elds. This paper is written in the hope of achieving the same in the area of geophysics. The idea

  11. Water Stress Inhibits Hydraulic Conductance and Leaf Growth in Rice Seedlings but Not the

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    Neumann, Peter M.

    Water Stress Inhibits Hydraulic Conductance and Leaf Growth in Rice Seedlings but Not the Transport of Water via Mercury-Sensitive Water Channels in the Root1 Zhongjin Lu and Peter M. Neumann* Plant of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel The mechanisms by which moderate water stress (adding poly- ethylene glycol

  12. MBA Capstone Course Put Rice MBA Students to Work on Your

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    Alvarez, Pedro J.

    Semester From January to early May, student teams work through a series of assignments focused on your neighborhoods go to and through college. In our schools, teachers, families, and students sign a learning pledgeMBA Capstone Course Put Rice MBA Students to Work on Your Toughest Management Challenges

  13. Salt stress response in rice: genetics, molecular biology, and comparative genomics

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    Blumwald, Eduardo

    REVIEW Salt stress response in rice: genetics, molecular biology, and comparative genomics Chandan. Evidence show that salt tolerance in plants is a quantitative trait. Several traditional cultivars materials for donation of requisite salt tolerance genes. A large number of quantitative trait loci (QTL

  14. Rice husks as a sustainable source of nanostructured silicon for high

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    Cui, Yi

    , such as nanoelectronics11 , photonics12 , biotechnology13≠15 , energy harvesting16≠18 , and energy storage19≠22 . AmongRice husks as a sustainable source of nanostructured silicon for high performance Li-ion battery derivatives. Elemental silicon has a wide range of traditional applications in metallurgy, synthesis

  15. Rice Straw Fiber Reinforced High Density Polyethylene Composite: Effect of Coupled Compatibilizating and

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    Rice Straw Fiber Reinforced High Density Polyethylene Composite: Effect of Coupled polyethylene (HDPE) composites were manufactured by extrusion and injection molding. Three compatibilizers compatibilizers, ma- leic anhydride grafted polyethylene and polypropylene (PE-g-MA and PP-g-MA) are considered

  16. Elastic-Plastic Models for Stable Crack Growtht *James R. Rice

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    Elastic-Plastic Models for Stable Crack Growtht by *James R. Rice Mareh 1973 'PCAbh ~ ~ e c.\\. (n do not fully recover their strain upon unloading. The idealized non-linear elastic (left) and rigid-plastic,. there is ~ strain concentration created at the cut-ahead tip in the rigid-plastic material and the deformation field

  17. THE ELASTIC-PLASTIC MECHANICS OF CRACK EXTENSION James R. Rice*

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    THE ELASTIC-PLASTIC MECHANICS OF CRACK EXTENSION James R. Rice* ABSTRACT This paper briefly reviews progres~in the elastic plastic analysisof crack extension. Analytical results for plane strain and plane stress deformation fields are noted, and elastic-plastic fracture instability as well as transitional

  18. Intramolecular Dephosphorylation of ERK by MKP3 Youngjoo Kim, Adrian E. Rice, and John M. Denu*,

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    Denu, John

    Intramolecular Dephosphorylation of ERK by MKP3 Youngjoo Kim, Adrian E. Rice, and John M. Denu dephosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK). Like other MKPs, MKP3 consists of a noncatalytic N-terminal domain and a catalytic C-terminal domain. ERK binding to the N-terminal noncatalytic domain of MKP3 has

  19. RICE UNIVERSITY Building a 3D Atlas of the Mouse Brain

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    Ju, Tao

    RICE UNIVERSITY Building a 3D Atlas of the Mouse Brain by Tao Ju A Thesis Submitted in Partial, Texas April, 2005 #12;Building a 3D Atlas of the Mouse Brain Tao Ju Abstract Building and studying 3D representations of anatomical structures, such as the brain, plays an important role in modern biology and medical

  20. Hydraulic Properties of Rice and the Response of Gas Exchange to Water Stress1

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    Stiller, Volker

    Hydraulic Properties of Rice and the Response of Gas Exchange to Water Stress1 Volker Stiller*, H.R.L.) We investigated the role of xylem cavitation, plant hydraulic conductance, and root pressure-specific photosynthetic rate, leaf diffusive conductance, and soil-leaf hydraulic conductance that were associated

  1. Time-Based Storage Bandwidth Allocation in Hybrid Storage Systems Rice University

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    Time-Based Storage Bandwidth Allocation in Hybrid Storage Systems Hui Wang Rice University Peter for a hybrid storage system made up of both HDs and SSDs. To continue the example, suppose the HD has slicing treats the storage system as a black box and dedicates the system to a client for its time slice

  2. The G-Matrix as One Piece of the Phenotypic Evolution Puzzle Sean H. Rice

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    Rice, Sean

    COMMENTARY The G-Matrix as One Piece of the Phenotypic Evolution Puzzle Sean H. Rice Received: 5, a single term, the genetic covari- ance matrix (G-matrix), is used to encompass all important associations quantitative geneticists have argued that the G-matrix is a sufficient descriptor of the ways in which

  3. Human Resources 24-Sept-15 RICE UNIVERSITY 403(b) TAX-DEFERRED ANNUITY PLAN

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    Mellor-Crummey, John

    Human Resources 24-Sept-15 RICE UNIVERSITY 403(b) TAX-DEFERRED ANNUITY PLAN NOTICE OF AUTOMATIC under the 403(b) Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan (the "TDA") even easier by offering an automatic enrollment must complete a 403(b) Salary Reduction Agreement and submit it to Human Resources on or prior

  4. Emission of biogenic sulfur gases from Chinese paddy soil and rice plant

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    Zhen Yang [Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China); Li Kong [Nanjing Agricultural Univ. (China)

    1996-12-31

    Biogenic sulfur gases emitted from terrestrial ecosystem may play in important role in global sulfur cycle and have a profound influence on global climate change. But very little is known concerning emissions from paddy soil and rice plant, which are abundant in many parts of the world. As a big agricultural country, this is about 33 million hectare rice planted in China. With laboratory incubation and closed chamber method in the field, the biogenic sulfur gases emitted from Chinese paddy soil and rice plant were detected in both conditions: hydrogen sulfide (H{sub 2}S), carbonyl sulfide (COS), methyl mercaptan (MSH), carbon disulfide (CS{sub 2}), dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS). Among which, DMS was predominant part of sulfur emission. Emission of sulfur gases from different paddy field exhibit high spatial and temporal variability. The application of fertilizer and organic manure, total sulfur content in wetland, air temperature were positively correlated to the emission of volatile sulfur gases from paddy soil. Diurnal and seasonal variation of total volatile sulfur gases and DMS indicate that their emissions were greatly influenced by the activity of the rice plant. The annual emission of total volatile sulfur gases, from Nanjing paddy field is ranged from 4.0 to 9.5 mg S m{sup -2}yr{sup -1}, that of DMS is ranged from 3.1 to 6.5 mg S m{sup -2}yr{sup -1}. Rice plant could absorb COS gas, that may be one of the sinks of COS.

  5. Metabolomic and transcriptomic analysis of the rice response to the bacterial blight pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae.

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    2010-01-01

    system in Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae required for AvrXa212002). The Xanthomonas oryzae pv. lozengeoryzae raxP andPf1 against Xanthomo- nas oryzae pv. oryzae in rice leaves.

  6. Metabolomic and transcriptomic analysis of the rice response to the bacterial blight pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae

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    2010-01-01

    system in Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae required for AvrXa212002). The Xanthomonas oryzae pv. lozengeoryzae raxP andPf1 against Xanthomo- nas oryzae pv. oryzae in rice leaves.

  7. Effects of High Nighttime Temperature and Role of Plant Growth Regulators on Growth, Development and Physiology of Rice Plants†

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    Mohammed, Abdul R.

    2010-07-14

    betaine (GB), and salicylic acid (SA), which play different roles in inducing thermo-tolerance in plants. High nighttime temperature had no effect on plant height, number of tillers and panicles, or rice net leaf photosynthetic rates. However, HNT...

  8. Transgenic crops get a test in the wild

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    Cherfas, J.

    1991-02-22

    A novel British research program called PROSAMO - Planned Release of Selected and Modified Organisms - has just produced its first batch of results on the ecological behavior of a genetically manipulated variety of oil seed rape (known to Americans as canola). As expected, the preliminary data indicate that these plants do not outgrow their competitors in the wild, nor is there any evidence that they pass on their foreign genes to other species. PROSAMO is moving on to test other crops with other foreign genes. If these results are as reassuring, scientists around the world will have solid evidence with which to soothe fears.

  9. Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) | Open Energy Information

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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 QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowaWisconsin:Pontiac Biomass Facility Jump to:Biola, California:CombustionCrop

  10. D1 Fuel Crops Ltd | Open Energy Information

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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 QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButtePower VenturesInformation9) Wind Farm JumpAlum|Cyclone PowerD1 Fuel Crops

  11. An analysis of the teaching methods and sources of information used in adopting improved practices in rice production in Texas†

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    Kibria, A. K. M. Anwarul

    1967-01-01

    AN ANALYSIS QF THE TEACHING METHODS AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION USED IN ADOPTING IMPROVED PRACTICES IN RICE PRODUCTION IN TEXAS A Thesis by A. K. M. Anwarul Kibria Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirments for tne degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1967 Major Subject: Agricultural Education AN ANALYSIS OF THE TEACHING METHODS AND SOURCES QF INFORMATION USED IN ADOPTING IMPROVED PRACTICES IN RICE PRODUCTION IN TEXAS A Thesis...

  12. Grass control with DPX-79406 and cultivation in corn (Zea mays L.)†

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    Locke, James Mitchell

    1990-01-01

    treatments Late treatments Mode of DPX-79406 application rate Mode of DPX-79406 application rate POT (g/ha) 52. 5 POT POT 26. 25 26. 25 POT PD+C 26. 25 26. 25 POT 52. 5 NT BOT+C BOT+C BOT+C BOT+C 52. 5 26. 25 26. 25 52. 5 POT PD...+C NT 26. 25 26. 25 POT 52. 5 PD+C 52. 5 NT NT NT POT 52. 5 NT PD+C 52. 5 NT NT 13 Table 1. Continued 'POT=postemergence broadcast over-the-top; BOT+c=postemergence banded over-the-top plus cultivation; PD+C=postemergence directed plus...

  13. The impact of mineral fertilizers on the carbon footprint of crop production

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    Brentrup, Frank

    2009-01-01

    the GHG emissions (ďcarbon footprintĒ) of crop production inMaterials and methods Ė ďcarbon footprintĒ calculation basedLCA) principles A carbon footprint is ďthe total set of

  14. Modeling Poplar Growth as a Short Rotation Woody Crop for Biofuels

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    Hart, Quinn James

    2014-01-01

    a Short Rotation Woody Crop for Biofuels Q. J. Hart 1,? , O.for cellulosic derived biofuels. The ability to accuratelycrops for bioenergy and biofuels applications. In vitro

  15. Toxic hazards of the industrial atmospheric pollutant sulphur dioxide on tree crops

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    Rani, B Dr.

    2009-01-01

    and Khan, 1984). In Kerala State, though atmosphericperennial tree crop of Kerala, which plays a major role inat Trivandrum district of Kerala State, concerned with the

  16. Tension wood holds clues to higher fuel yields from biomass crops...

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

    Tension wood holds clues to higher fuel yields from biomass crops October 25, 2011 Poplar stems (left) respond to bending stress by producing tension wood, which has...

  17. Biomass crops can be used for biological disinfestation and remediation of soils and water

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    Stapleton, James J; Banuelos, Gary

    2009-01-01

    liquid biofuels from biomass: The writings on the walls. Newreduced feed intake. Biomass crop sustainability flexibilityMC, et al. 2009. Cali- fornia biomass resources, potentials,

  18. Toxic hazards of the industrial atmospheric pollutant sulphur dioxide on tree crops

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    Rani, B Dr.

    2009-01-01

    of industrial activity. Coconut (Cocos nucifera L. ), theon tree crops such as coconut. The study aims at elucidatingnut characters of the coconut palm. MATERIALS AND METHODS

  19. The impact of mineral fertilizers on the carbon footprint of crop production

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    Brentrup, Frank

    2009-01-01

    emissions in fertiliser production. IFS (The InternationalImpact of Agricultural Crop Production using the Life CycleN fertilizer rates in cereal production. Europ. J. Agronomy

  20. Switchgrass is a promising, high-yielding crop for California biofuel

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    2011-01-01

    both as forage and as a biofuel crop, switchgrass may bepanic grass grown as a biofuel in southern England. Bioresfor switchgrass for biofuel systems. Biomass Bioenergy 30:

  1. Palladium nanoparticles produced by fermentatively cultivated bacteria as catalyst for diatrizoate removal with biogenic hydrogen

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    Hennebel, T.; Fitts, J.; Nevel, S. V.; Verschuere, S.; De†Corte, S.; De†Gusseme, B.; Cuvelier, C.; van†der†Lelie, D.; Boon, N.; Verstraete, W.

    2011-05-17

    A new biological inspired method to produce nanopalladium is the precipitation of Pd on a bacterium, i.e., bio-Pd. This bio-Pd can be applied as catalyst in dehalogenation reactions. However, large amounts of hydrogen are required as electron donor in these reactions resulting in considerable costs. This study demonstrates how bacteria, cultivated under fermentative conditions, can be used to reductively precipitate bio-Pd catalysts and generate the electron donor hydrogen. In this way, one could avoid the costs coupled to hydrogen supply. The catalytic activities of Pd(0) nanoparticles produced by different strains of bacteria (bio-Pd) cultivated under fermentative conditions were compared in terms of their ability to dehalogenate the recalcitrant aqueous pollutants diatrizoate and trichloroethylene. While all of the fermentative bio-Pd preparations followed first order kinetics in the dehalogenation of diatrizoate, the catalytic activity differed systematically according to hydrogen production and starting Pd(II) concentration in solution. Batch reactors with nanoparticles formed by Citrobacter braakii showed the highest diatrizoate dehalogenation activity with first order constants of 0.45 {+-} 0.02 h{sup -1} and 5.58 {+-} 0.6 h{sup -1} in batches with initial concentrations of 10 and 50 mg L{sup -1} Pd, respectively. Nanoparticles on C. braakii, used in a membrane bioreactor treating influent containing 20 mg L{sup -1} diatrizoate, were capable of dehalogenating 22 mg diatrizoate mg{sup -1} Pd over a period of 19 days before bio-Pd catalytic activity was exhausted. This study demonstrates the possibility to use the combination of Pd(II), a carbon source and bacteria under fermentative conditions for the abatement of environmental halogenated contaminants.

  2. Onset of deep drainage and salt mobilization following forest clearing and cultivation in the Chaco plains (Argentina)

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    Nacional de San Luis, Universidad

    plains (Argentina) M. L. Amdan,1 R. Aragon,2,3 E. G. Jobbagy,3 J. N. Volante,4 and J. M. Paruelo1-fed agriculture and pasture, with different age of clearance (>30 years, 20 and 3 years) in Salta, Argentina, we drainage and salt mobilization following forest clearing and cultivation in the Chaco plains (Argentina

  3. Cultivation of recalcitrant microbes: cells are alive, well and revealing their secrets in the 21st century laboratory

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    Leadbetter, Jared R.

    Cultivation of recalcitrant microbes: cells are alive, well and revealing their secrets in the 21st and phylogenetically distinct microbes as were the first years of the 20th century. The diversity of organic by microbes in the biosphere. Either guided and instigated by, or independent of, the results of gene

  4. Isolation and cultivation of microalgae select for low growth rate and tolerance to high pH

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    Isolation and cultivation of microalgae select for low growth rate and tolerance to high pH Terje microalgae, especially oceanic forms from stable pH environments (ca. pH 8.1 ∆ 0.5) and large species et al., 2007). Because microalgae have species-specific differences in their upper pH tolerance

  5. Evaluating soil resilience in long-term cultivation: a study of pre-Columbian terraces from the Paca Valley, Peru

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    Kemp, Brian M.

    Evaluating soil resilience in long-term cultivation: a study of pre-Columbian terraces from Received in revised form 31 May 2008 Accepted 4 June 2008 Keywords: Agriculture Andes Geoarchaeology Soil micromorphology Resilience Terraces a b s t r a c t This study evaluated the soil properties of pre-Hispanic stone

  6. Role of the Rice Hexokinases OsHXK5 and OsHXK6 as Glucose Sensors1[C][W

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    Sheen, Jen

    -dependent repression of the maize (Zea mays) Rubisco small subunit (RbcS) and rice a-amylase genes in mesophyll

  7. Rice Snl6, a cinnamoyl-CoA reductase-like gene family member, is required for NH1-mediated immunity to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae.

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    Bart, Rebecca S; Chern, Mawsheng; Vega-SŠnchez, Miguel E; Canlas, Patrick; Ronald, Pamela C

    2010-01-01

    Immunity to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Rebecca S. Bartpathogen, Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), constitutiveagainst Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in Rice. Molecular

  8. 2632 WWW.CROPS.ORG CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 50, NOVEMBERDECEMBER 2010 Seashore paspalum is a warm-season turfgrass that is adapted

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    Parrott, Wayne

    , Univ. of Georgia, Griffin Campus, 1109 Experiment St., Griffin, GA 30223. This research was supported Genetics and Genomics and Dep. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Univ. of Georgia, 111 Riverbend Rd., Athens, GA

  9. Rice straw burning in Southeast Asia as a source of CO and COS to the atmosphere

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    Nguyen, B.C.; Mihalopoulos, N.; Putaud, J.P. [Centre des Faibles Radioactivites, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

    1994-08-20

    This paper discusses the results of aerosol monitoring field tests conducted in four locations in Viet Nam during 1992 and 1993. Atmospheric samples were collected during the dry and wet seasons during the time when rice straw burning was taking place in the agricultural rangelands. The samples were analyzed for carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and carbonyl sulfide. Experimental methods and implications of the analytical results are described. 21 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

  10. Influence of environmental parameters on penoxsulam control of alligatorweed (alternanthera philoxeroides) in rice (oryza sativa)†

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    Willingham, Samuel Duane

    2009-05-15

    of chlorimuron and imazaquin, both ALS inhibiting herbicides, was Wesley 1993), however, 11% of imazethapyr was transported to roots of pitted morningglory (Kent et al. 1991). Understanding... as flood-timing interval after application of fenoxaprop was shortened (Snipes et al. 1987). 13 Literature is limited on the tolerance of rice cultivars to penoxsulam influenced by flood timing and root stunting or yield. The penoxsulam revised...

  11. Impact of Two Water Management Systems on Arsenic Speciation and Microbial Populations in Rice Rhizosphere†

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    Somenahally, Anil Kumar C.

    2012-02-14

    -1 IMPACT OF TWO WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ON ARSENIC SPECIATION AND MICROBIAL POPULATIONS IN RICE RHIZOSPHERE A Dissertation by ANIL KUMAR C. SOMENAHALLY 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 2010 Major Subject: Soil Science Impact of Two Water Management Systems on Arsenic Speciation and Microbial Populations...

  12. Reducing New Hampshire Crop Losses to a Serious Invasive Insect Dr. Alan Eaton, UNH Cooperative Extension

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Reducing New Hampshire Crop Losses to a Serious Invasive Insect Dr. Alan Eaton, UNH Cooperative Extension February 2015 Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a Chinese insect that reached New Hampshire in 2011 that it occurred here, it caused $1.516 million in crop loss in New Hampshire. The UNH Cooperative Extension IPM

  13. Biomass resource potential for selected crops in Hawaii. [Koa haole (giant leucaena); napier and guinea grass

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    Seki, A.

    1982-06-01

    The biomass crops selected for review were koa haole (giant leucaena), napier and guinea grass, and eucalyptus (saligna, grandis, and globulus). The islands examined were Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, and Molokai. The potential land acreage for growing these crops was estimated grossly. As anticipated, the island of Hawaii had the largest land potential with eucalyptus having the greatest potential land acreage.

  14. REVIEW PAPER Strategies for reducing the carbon footprint of field crops

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universitť de

    REVIEW PAPER Strategies for reducing the carbon footprint of field crops for semiarid areas emission. To provide the potential solution, we estimated the carbon footprint [i.e., the total amount the effect of crop sequences on the carbon footprint of durum wheat. Key strategies for reducing the carbon

  15. 24 Crops & Soils magazine | NovemberDecember 2013 As the last of the corn and

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    Isaacs, Rufus

    24 Crops & Soils magazine | November≠December 2013 As the last of the corn and soybean harvest crop rotation, disease-resistant hybrid selection, optimum planting timing, and post-harvest tillage." Other claims sug- gested strobilurins improve efficient use of water and nitrogen, and improve stalk

  16. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 WEED CONTROL IN PEANUT

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 158 WEED CONTROL IN PEANUT Mike;South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 159 Preplant/Burndown Herbicides for Weed, wild radish, or Carolina geranium. GLYPHOSATE can also be tank-mixed with VALOR or AIM to improve

  17. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 COTTON NEMATODE CONTROL

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 117 COTTON NEMATODE CONTROL John D it and will need to check that specific label for rules and restrictions. #12;South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 118 FUMIGANT, GRANULAR, AND LIQUID NEMATICIDES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA

  18. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 COTTON DISEASE CONTROL

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 111 COTTON DISEASE CONTROL John D the label. Do not use treated seed for feed or food. #12;South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field by commercial seed treaters. #12;South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 113 AVAILABLE

  19. PhD Graduate Research Assistantship: Horticultural Science/Crop Quality Position Summary

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    Collins, Gary S.

    , plastic mulches need to be disposed of at the end of the growing season. Biodegradable plastic mulches biodegradable plastic mulches degrade in soil and what their effect is on crop yield and quality. Field experiments will be conducted to investigate the effects of biodegradable plastic mulches on crop yield

  20. Implications of Three Biofuel Crops for Beneficial Arthropods in Agricultural Landscapes

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    Landis, Doug

    Implications of Three Biofuel Crops for Beneficial Arthropods in Agricultural Landscapes Mary A Science+Business Media, LLC. 2010 Abstract Production of biofuel feedstocks in agricultural landscapes and generalist natural enemies in three model biofuel crops: corn, switch- grass, and mixed prairie, we tested

  1. The NanoJapan Program is jointly administered by Rice University and the University of Tulsa and is funded by a NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education grant (OISE-0968405).

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    The NanoJapan Program is jointly administered by Rice University and the University of TulsaJapan Program is jointly administered by Rice University and the University of Tulsa and is funded by a NSF

  2. Farm-level economic impacts of the House of Representatives Farm Bill Proposal, H.R. 2646, and the Senate Farm Bill Proposal, S. 1731, for representative rice farms†

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    Houston, Christy Michelle

    2002-01-01

    increased costs of production. The primary objective of this research is to assess the farm level economic implications of the House of Representatives and the Senate farm bill proposals on representative rice farms from six different rice-producing states...

  3. Coal fly ash and phospho-gypsum mixture as an amendment to improve rice paddy soil fertility

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    Lee, Y.B.; Ha, H.S.; Lee, C.H.; Kim, P.J.

    2008-04-15

    Rice is a plant that requires high levels of silica (Si). As a silicate NOD source to rice, coal fly ash (hereafter, fly ash), which has an alkaline pH and high available silicate and boron (B) contents, was mixed with phosphor-gypsum (hereafter, gypsum, 50%, wt wt{sup -1}), a by-product from the production of phosphate fertilizer, to improve the fly ash limitation. Field experiments were carried out to evaluate the effect of the mixture on soil properties and rice (Oryza sativa) productivity in silt loam (SiL) and loamy sand (LS) soils to which 0 (FG 0), 20 (FG 20), 40 (FG 40), and 60 (FG 60) Mg ha{sup -1} were added. The mixture increased the amount of available silicate and exchangeable calcium (Ca) contents in the soils and the uptake of silicate by rice plant. The mixture did not result in accumulation of heavy metals in soil and an excessive uptake of heavy metals by the rice grain. The available boron content in soil increased with the mixture application levels up to 1.42 mg kg{sup -1} following the application of 60 Mg ha{sup -1} but did not show toxicity. The mixture increased significantly rice yield and showed the highest yields following the addition of 30-40 Mg ha{sup -1} in two soils. It is concluded that the fly ash and gypsum mixture could be a good source of inorganic soil amendments to restore the soil nutrient balance in rice paddy soil.

  4. A STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND MANAGEMENT DRIVERS OF NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS IN AUSTRALIAN AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS

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    Roe, Paul

    versus stubble retention, conventional cultivation vs direct drilling and crop rotation to determine

  5. Cost Methodology for Biomass Feedstocks: Herbaceous Crops and Agricultural Residues

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    Turhollow Jr, Anthony F; Webb, Erin; Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine

    2009-12-01

    This report describes a set of procedures and assumptions used to estimate production and logistics costs of bioenergy feedstocks from herbaceous crops and agricultural residues. The engineering-economic analysis discussed here is based on methodologies developed by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). An engineering-economic analysis approach was chosen due to lack of historical cost data for bioenergy feedstocks. Instead, costs are calculated using assumptions for equipment performance, input prices, and yield data derived from equipment manufacturers, research literature, and/or standards. Cost estimates account for fixed and variable costs. Several examples of this costing methodology used to estimate feedstock logistics costs are included at the end of this report.

  6. Temporal patterns of methane emissions from wetland rice fields treated by different modes of N application

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    Wassmann, R.; Neue, H.U.; Lantin, R.S.; Aduna, J.B.; Alberto, M.C.R.; Andales, M.J.; Tan, M.J.; Hoffmann, H.; Papen, H.; Gon, H.A.C. D. van der

    1994-08-20

    Methane emission rates from wetland rice fields were determined in Los Banos (Philipppines) using an automatic system that allows continuous measurements over time. Methane emission was monitored in an irrigated Aquandic Epiaqualf planted to rice cultivar IR72. Urea fertilizer was applied using four modes: (1) broadcast 10 days after transplanting, (2) broadcast at transplanting, (3) broadcast and incorporated at final harrowing, and (4) deep placement as sulfur-coated granules. The treatments were laid out in a randomized complete block design with four replicates. Measurements were done in the 1991 wet season, 1992 dry season (four treatments), and the 1992 wet season (only treatment 3). Methane emission rates from the experimental plots showed pronounced season and diel variations. The diel pattern of methane emission rates followed a consistent pattern, with highest rates observed in the early afternoon and lowest rates in the early morning. Methane emission rate was generally highest at the ripening stage. The average methane emission rate during the 1992 dry season (190 mg CH{sub 4} m{sup {minus}2} d{sup {minus}1}) exceeded the average flux rates of the 1992 wet season (79 mg CH{sub 4} m{sup {minus}2} d{sup {minus}1}) by a factor of 2.4. The total methane emitted from these flooded rice fields amounted to 19 g CH{sub 4} m{sup {minus}2} in the dry season with rice yields of 5.2-6.3 ha{sup {minus}1} and 7 g CH{sub 4} m{sup {minus}2} in the wet season with rice yields of 2.4-3.3 t ha{sup {minus}1} regardless of the mode of N application. Significant amounts corresponding to 20% of the methane released under waterlogged conditions were released when the soil was drained after harvest. Emission rates increased sharply when the floodwater receded and macropores started to drain. Emission of methane stopped only when the soil became fully aerated. 25 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  7. Biodiesel is produced from a wide variety of oilseed crops. In Europe, canola is the major biodiesel crop while in the U.S. soybeans dominates. Montana State University and USDA researchers have

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    for License Increased Oil Yield in Oilseed Crops to Enhance Biodiesel Production #12; have developed a protein that can be expressed in a variety of oilseed crops to increase the oil yield to work for a broad range of oilseed plants including biodiesel and cereal crops. Increased oil

  8. Slab retreat and active shortening along the central-northern The interpretation of CROP seismic profiles, integrated with the

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    linea sismica a riflessione CROP M-15 e la rielaborazione dei dati geologici e geofi- sici disponibili

  9. Impact of Climate Change on Irrigation Water Availability, Crop Water Requirements and Soil Salinity in the SJV, CA

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    Hopmans, Jan W; Maurer, Edwin P

    2008-01-01

    many crops suffer heat stress beyond an optimal temperaturecrop growth due to heat stress and therefore a pronounced

  10. The Texas crop and livestock reporting service's data accumulation technique for cotton and an investigation into its reliability†

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    Gallant, Francis Xavier

    1971-01-01

    Texas Crop and Livestock Reporting Service Acreage and Production of Crops--1970. . . . . . 13 IV Farm Strata. 1969 Survey 14 16 VI Crop Reporter Questionnaire 20 VII Census Bureau Cotton Ginnings. . 23 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION: THE EXISTENCE... figures of Table I are derived from independent estimates of acreage planted, harvested, and total cotton production. The preliminary acreage planted and harvested figures are primarily the result of two sample surveys. These are the June Crop Survey...

  11. EFFICACY AND TIMING OF FUNGICIDES, BACTERICIDES, AND BIOLOGICALS for DECIDUOUS TREE FRUIT, NUT, STRAWBERRY, AND VINE CROPS 2010

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    Adaskaveg, James E; Gubler, W D; Michailides, Themis J.; Holtz, Brent A.

    2010-01-01

    Apricot, plum, prune, peach Strawberry Apricot, peach,nectarine, plum StrawberryStrawberry Pome and stone fruit crops including almond;

  12. Impact of Climate Change on Irrigation Water Availability, Crop Water Requirements and Soil Salinity in the SJV, CA

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    Hopmans, Jan W; Maurer, Edwin P

    2008-01-01

    on Irrigation Water Availability, Crop Water Requirementsreduced surface water availability can be managed byrequirement and water availability (surface water and

  13. Essays on the Impact of Climate Change and Building Codes on Energy Consumption and the Impact of Ozone on Crop Yield

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    Aroonruengsawat, Anin

    2010-01-01

    14 Impact of ozone on crop yield15 Data 15.1 OzoneEstimated effect of mean ozone on crop yields. . . . . . .

  14. CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 49, MARCHAPRIL 2009 589 The primary turf species used for golf course putting green

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    Hsiang, Tom

    CROP SCIENCE, VOL. 49, MARCH≠APRIL 2009 589 RESEARCH The primary turf species used for golf course.2135/cropsci2008.06.0303 © Crop Science Society of America 677 S. Segoe Rd., Madison, WI 53711 USA All rights. Laberge, Soils and Crops Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2560 Hochelaga

  15. Fig 1. Willow biomass crops resprouting in the spring after being harvested the previous winter at the end of

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    Minnesota, University of

    Fig 1. Willow biomass crops resprouting in the spring after being harvested the previous winter BACKGROUND Research and development of shrub willows as biomass crops has been occurring since the mid to planting is an essential step in the biological and economic success of willow biomass crops. Typically

  16. Anaerobic High-Throughput Cultivation Method for Isolation of Thermophiles Using Biomass-Derived Substrates

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    Hamilton-Brehm, Scott; Vishnivetskaya, Tatiana A; Allman, Steve L; Mielenz, Jonathan R; Elkins, James G

    2012-01-01

    Flow cytometry (FCM) techniques have been developed for sorting mesophilic organisms, but the difficulty increases if the target microbes are thermophilic anaerobes. We demonstrate a reliable, high-throughput method of screening thermophilic anaerobic organisms using FCM and 96-well plates for growth on biomass-relevant substrates. The method was tested using the cellulolytic thermophiles Clostridium ther- mocellum (Topt = 55 C), Caldicellulosiruptor obsidiansis (Topt = 78 C) and the fermentative hyperthermo- philes, Pyrococcus furiosus (Topt = 100 C) and Thermotoga maritima (Topt = 80 C). Multi-well plates were incubated at various temperatures for approximately 72 120 h and then tested for growth. Positive growth resulting from single cells sorted into individual wells containing an anaerobic medium was verified by OD600. Depending on the growth substrate, up to 80 % of the wells contained viable cultures, which could be transferred to fresh media. This method was used to isolate thermophilic microbes from Rabbit Creek, Yellowstone National Park (YNP), Wyoming. Substrates for enrichment cultures including crystalline cellulose (Avicel), xylan (from Birchwood), pretreated switchgrass and Populus were used to cultivate organisms that may be of interest to lignocellulosic biofuel production.

  17. Feasibility and Treatment of Oil and Gas Produced Water as a Medium for Nannochloropsis Salina cultivation

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    Sullivan, Enid J.; Dean, Cynthia A.; Yoshida, Thomas M.; Steichen, Seth A.; Laur, Paul A.; Visolay, Alfonz

    2012-06-06

    Some conclusions of this paper are: (1) How much PW is available - (a) Lots, but probably not enough to support the largest estimates of algae production needed, (b) Diluent water is likely needed to support cultivation in some cases, (c) An assessment of how much PW is really available for use is needed; (2) Where is it available - (a) In many places near other resources (land, CO{sub 2}, sunlight, nutrients) and infrastructure (pipelines, refineries, disposal operations/wells); (3) Is the water chemistry acceptable for use - (a) Yes, in many cases with minimal treatment, (b) Additional constituents of value exist in PW for media; (4) Does it need treatment prior to use - (a) Yes, it may often need treatment for organics, some metals, and biological contaminants, (b) Source control and monitoring can reduce need for treatment; (5) How much does it cost to treat it - (a) If desalination is not needed, from <$0.01-$0.60 per m3 is a starting estimate; and (6) Can you grow algae in it - (a) Yes, but we need more experimentation to optimize field conditions, media mixing, and algae types.

  18. Start | Author Index 581-9 The Effect of Organic Acids from Rice (Oryza sativa L.) on Cadmium and Zinc Bioavailability

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Start | Author Index 581-9 The Effect of Organic Acids from Rice (Oryza sativa L.) on Cadmium-molecular-weight organic acids (LMWOA) from roots can operate by multiple mechanisms in response to various environmental the predominant organic acids secreted in the root exudates of two Thai rice cultivars in response to Cd and Zn

  19. Cultivating Chemistry Students in the computerized testing center in the Marriott Library generate data indicating which chemistry subjects students find most challenging

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    Simons, Jack

    Cultivating Chemistry Students in the computerized testing center in the Marriott Library generate data indicating which chemistry subjects students find most challenging Professor Charles Atwood makes of computerized test results showed which concepts University of Georgia chemistry students struggled

  20. Phoenix dactylifera is a date palm cultivated for its edible sweet fruit known as dates. Dates have been a staple food of the Middle East and parts

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    Shlizerman, Eli

    Phoenix dactylifera is a date palm cultivated for its edible sweet fruit known as dates. Dates have m P l a n t Phoenix dactylifera Phoenix dactylifera #12;2 My hands were cold and raw from digging

  1. The trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers of Austin, Texas: a study of the cultivated plant materials in a central Texas landscape†

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    Cole, Deborah Elaine

    1976-01-01

    THE TREES, SHRUBS, VINES AND GROUND COVERS OF AUSTIN, TEXAS: A STUDY OF THE CULTIVATED PLANT NATERIALS IN A CENTRAL TEXAS LANDSCAPE A Thesis by DEBORAH ELAINE COLE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ABN University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December, 1976 Najor Subject: Hor ticulture THE TREES, SHRUBS, VINES AND GROUND COVERS OF AUSTIN, TEXAS: A STUDY OF THE CULTIVATED PLANT MATERIALS IN A CENTRAL TEXAS LANDSCAPE A Thesis...

  2. Functional properties and structural characterization of rice ?1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase

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    Forlani, Giuseppe; Bertazzini, Michele; Zarattini, Marco; Funck, Dietmar; Ruszkowski, Milosz; Nocek, Bogus?aw

    2015-07-28

    The majority of plant species accumulate high intracellular levels of proline to cope with hyperosmotic stress conditions. Proline synthesis from glutamate is tightly regulated at both the transcriptional and the translational levels, yet little is known about the mechanisms for post-translational regulation of the enzymatic activities involved. The gene coding in rice (Oryza sativa L.) for ?1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate (P5C) reductase, the enzyme that catalyzes the second and final step in this pathway, was isolated and expressed in Escherichia coli. The structural and functional properties of the affinity-purified protein were characterized. As for most species, rice P5C reductase was able to usemore†Ľin vitro either NADH or NADPH as the electron donor. However, strikingly different effects of cations and anions were found depending on the pyridine nucleotide used, namely inhibition of NADH-dependent activity and stimulation of NADPH-dependent activity. Moreover, physiological concentrations of proline and NADP+ were strongly inhibitory for the NADH-dependent reaction, whereas the NADPH-dependent activity was mildly affected. Our results suggest that only NADPH may be used in vivo and that stress-dependent variations in ion homeostasis and NADPH/NADP+ ratio could modulate enzyme activity, being functional in promoting proline accumulation and potentially also adjusting NADPH consumption during the defense against hyperosmotic stress. The apparent molecular weight of the native protein observed in size exclusion chromatography indicated a high oligomerization state. We also report the first crystal structure of a plant P5C reductase at 3.40-Ň resolution, showing a decameric quaternary assembly. It was possible to identify dynamic structural differences among rice, human, and bacterial enzymes.ę†less

  3. Power Lines and Crops Can Be Good Neighbors

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    2010-08-01

    Two of the Pacific Northwestís greatest economic assets are its wealth of agriculture and its clean and reliable electricity fueled largely by hydropower. Sometimes the two intersect. Transmission lines carrying electricity to the regionís farms, businesses and homes must, of necessity, span large areas where people grow crops and orchards. To ensure a safe and reliable flow of electricity across these expanses, trees and other vegetation must be managed to certain standards. At the same time, the Bonneville Power Administration ó which owns and operates three-quarters of the regionís high-voltage transmission ó recognizes the importance of our regionís agricultural bounty. We are committed to working with individuals and agricultural communities to facilitate ongoing land-use activities in transmission rights-of-way as long as those uses are compatible with transmission safety and reliability standards. Our goal with vegetation management is to keep you and your property safe while protecting the reliability of our regionís electricity system. By working together, BPA and landowners can protect the system and public safety.

  4. Mechanical characterization of filler sandcretes with rice husk ash additions. Study applied to Senegal

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    Cisse, I.K.; Laquerbe, M.

    2000-01-01

    To capitalize on the local materials of Senegal (agricultural and industrial wastes, residual fines from crushing process, sands from dunes, etc.), rise husk ash and residues of industrial and agricultural wastes have been used as additions in sandcretes. The mechanical resistance of sandcrete blocks obtained when unground ash (and notably the ground ash) is added reveals that there is an increase in performance over the classic mortar blocks. In addition, the use of unground rice husk ash enables production of a lightweight sandcrete with insulating properties, at a reduced cost. The ash pozzolanic reactivity explains the high strengths obtained.

  5. Recovery of Recombinant and Native Proteins from Rice and Corn Seed†

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    Wilken, Lisa Rachelle

    2012-02-14

    for the production of high protein germ and corn protein concentrate (CPC). The factors affecting the extraction and purification of HuLZ from rice were evaluated. Ionic strength and pH was used to optimize HuLZ extraction and cation exchange purification.... The selected conditions, pH 4.5 with 50 mM NaCl, were a compromise between HuLZ extractability and binding capacity, resulting in 90% purity. Process simulation was used to assess the HuLZ purification efficiency and showed that the processing costs were...

  6. Projecting net incomes for Texas crop producers: an application of probabilistic forecasting†

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    Eggerman, Christopher Ryan

    2006-10-30

    Agricultural policy changes directly affect the economic viability of Texas crop producers because government payments make up a significant portion of their net farm income (NFI). NFI projections benefit producers, ...

  7. Crop water stress under climate change uncertainty : global policy and regional risk

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    Gueneau, Arthur

    2012-01-01

    Fourty percent of all crops grown in the world today are grown using irrigation, and shifting precipitation patterns due to climate change are viewed as a major threat to food security. This thesis examines, in the framework ...

  8. Field Guide to the Insects, Mites and Mollusks of Nursery, Floral and Greenhouse Crops

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    Gouge, Dawn H.; Smith, Kirk A.; Wilkerson, Don

    2000-01-12

    This field guide provides excellent photo identification keys for numerous pests and beneficials found in nursery, greenhouse and floral crops. The text includes a physical description, examples of damage and information on the life cycle of each...

  9. Evaluation of Salmonella disinfection strategies for pre-slaughter broiler crop decontamination†

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    Barnhart, Eric Thomas

    1998-01-01

    The purpose of the following studies was to evaluate selected potential decontamination methods for ability to reduce the incidence of Salmonella recovery from broiler crops during pre-slaughter feed withdrawal. The efficacy of prolonged lactose...

  10. Multisensor Fusion of Ground-based and Airborne Remote Sensing Data for Crop Condition Assessment†

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    Zhang, Huihui

    2012-02-14

    provide applicators with guidance equipment configurations that can result in herbicide savings and optimized applications in other crops. The main focus of this research was to apply sensor fusion technology to ground-based and airborne imagery data...

  11. Establishing Crop Acreage Flexibility Restraints for Subregions of the Texas High Plains†

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    Condra, G. D.; Lacewell, R. D.

    1977-01-01

    Cropping pattern shifts in many aggregate linear programming (LP) models need to be constrained due to institutional, marketing machinery, and price uncertainty factors. The purpose of this study was to estimate constraints which are referred...

  12. Agronomy Journal Volume 106, Issue 2 2014 545 Crop Ecology & Physiology

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    Minnesota, University of

    Eugster, Marc L. Fischer, John A. Gamon, Maheteme T. Gebremedhin, Aaron J. Glenn, Timothy J. Griffis- Ramirez et al., 2011; Gebremedhin et al., 2012). In these studies, including legume crops with different

  13. Novel enabling technologies of gene isolation and plant transformation for improved crop protection

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    Torok, Tamas

    2013-02-04

    Meeting the needs of agricultural producers requires the continued development of improved transgenic crop protection products. The completed project focused on developing novel enabling technologies of gene discovery and plant transformation to facilitate the generation of such products.

  14. Response of Peanuts to Irrigation Management at Different Crop Growth Stages†

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    Howell, T. A.; McFarland, M. J.; Reddell, D. L.; Brown, K. W.; Newton, R. J.; Dahmen, P.

    1980-01-01

    for peanuts at different crop growth stages for the Spanish and the Florunner varieties. The yield of the two varieties was evaluated under seven different irrigation treatments including a "no stress" check treatment and a dryland treatment. Each treatment...

  15. Analysis of MODIS 250 m NDVI Using Different Time-Series Data for Crop Type Separability

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    Lee, Eunmok

    2014-08-31

    The primary objectives of this research were to: (1) investigate the use of different compositing periods of NDVI values of time-series MODIS 250 m data for distinguishing major crop types on the central Great Plains of ...

  16. Crop Protection 26 (2007) 894902 Integrated approaches to understanding and managing

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    Neher, Deborah A.

    2007-01-01

    . Dudeke a College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824) in question, (ii) the effects of past and current crop production system practices on nematode behaviour

  17. Recursive Programming Model for Crop Production on the Texas High Plains†

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    Reneau, D. R.; Lacewell, R. D.; Ellis, J. R.

    1984-01-01

    A flexible, recursive programming model of crop production on the Texas High Plains was developed. Besides the linear programming (LP) Optimization routine and recursive feedback section, the model also includes a matrix generator and report writer...

  18. Crop and vegetative growth impact on water infiltration into gulf coast soils†

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    Peirce, Dwayne Jack

    1985-01-01

    CROP AND VEGETATIVE GROWTH IMPACT ON WATER INFILTRATION INTO GULF COAST SOILS A Thesis by DWAYNE JACK PEIRCE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AIM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1985 Major Subject: Soil Science CROP AND VEGETATIVE GROWTH IMPACT ON WATER INFILTRATION INTO GULF COAST SOILS A Thesis by DWAYNE JACK PEIRCE Approved as to style and content by: L. R. ossner (Chairman of Committee) M. J. Mc...

  19. The Effect of Cropping Upon the Active Potash of the Soil.†

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    Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

    1924-01-01

    and the active potash lost from the soil, calculated from Table 3, is ,722 -L .016. This is a high correlation and shows a high relation between the pat- ash removed by crops and the 'active potash lost by soils. The correlation between the butter production... EXPEWMENT s r: ATION AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF %'EXAS W. B. BIZZELL, President -- -- BULLETIN NO. 325 SEPTEMBER, 1924 DIVISION OF CHEMISTRY EFFECT OF CROPPING UPON THE ACTIVE POTASH OF THE SOIL B. YOUNGBLOOD, DIRECTOR COLLEGE STATION...

  20. Influence of exogenous effectors of invertase activity on rice physiology and growth†

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    Rounds, Elliott Wilson

    2009-05-15

    reduced the main-crop grain yield, but not the ratoon yield or total grain yield. An interaction between the ammonium molybdate treatment and high nighttime temperature was seen in the panicle. The ranked difference was reduced by the high nighttime...

  1. August 2005 / Vol. 55 No. 8 BioScience 669 Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the world's most

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    Snow, Allison A.

    , the intentional release of such genetically modified (GM),or transgenic,crops is closely regulated by government and their wild relatives. © 2005 American Institute of Biological Sciences. Gene Flow from Genetically Modified's most important crops, providing a staple food for nearly half of the global population (FAO 2004

  2. Copyright 2014 -Copyright Information, Privacy Statement, and Terms of Use American Society of Agronomy | Crop Science Society of America | Soil Science Society of America

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    of Agronomy | Crop Science Society of America | Soil Science Society of America 5585 Guilford Road | Madison

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    of Agronomy | Crop Science Society of America | Soil Science Society of America 5585 Guilford Road | Madison

  4. GM Crops Are Not Containable: so what? E. Ann Clark, Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph (eaclark@uoguelph.ca) 2005 E. Ann Clark

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    Clark, E. Ann

    GM Crops Are Not Containable: so what? E. Ann Clark, Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph years of commercial experience with GM crops allow us to explore two theses: 1. that the premise that GM field crops can co-exist without contaminating weedy relatives as well as non-GM crops is inconsistent

  5. A National Assessment of Promising Areas for Switchgrass, Hybrid Poplar, or Willow Energy Crop Production

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    Graham, R.L.; Walsh, M.E.

    1999-02-01

    The objective of this paper is to systematically assess the cropland acreage that could support energy crops and the expected farm gate and delivered prices of energy crops. The assessment is based on output from two modeling approaches: (1) the Oak Ridge County-Level Energy Crop (ORECCL) database (1996 version) and (2) the Oak Ridge Integrated Bioenergy Analysis System (ORIBAS). The former provides county-level estimates of suitable acres, yields, and farmgate prices of energy crops (switchgrass, hybrid poplar, willow) for all fifty states. The latter estimates delivered feedstock prices and quantities within a state at a fine resolution (1 km2) and considers the interplay between transportation costs, farmgate prices, cropland density, and facility demand. It can be used to look at any type of feedstock given the appropriate input parameters. For the purposes of this assessment, ORIBAS has been used to estimate farmgate and delivered switchgrass prices in 11 states (AL, FL, GA, IA, M N, MO, ND, NE, SC, SD, and TN). Because the potential for energy crop production can be considered from several perspectives, and is evolving as policies, economics and our basic understanding of energy crop yields and production costs change, this assessment should be viewed as a snapshot in time.

  6. Potential producers and their attitudes toward adoption of biomass crops in central Florida

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    Rahmani, M.; Hodges, A.W.; Stricker, J.A.

    1996-12-31

    A recent study by the University of Florida, Center for Biomass Programs (1996) showed that biomass crops have potential as a new agricultural commodity in central Florida. Both herbaceous and woody biomass crops have high yields, and weather and soil conditions are favorable. In the Polk County area over 40,371 ha (100,000 A) of phosphate-mined land and about 161,486 ha (400,000 A) of pastureland may be available for biomass production at low opportunity cost. Phosphate land is owned by a few mining companies while pastureland is owned by or rented to cattlemen. Infrastructure for large-scale crop production, such as in the Midwest United States, does not presently exist in central Florida. Personal interviews were conducted with phosphate company managers and a mail survey was conducted with 940 landowners, with at least 16 ha (40 A) of agricultural land. Data were gathered related to decision making factors in growing biomass and other new crops. Results suggested that economic factors, particularly availability of an established market and an assured high return per acre were considered the most important factors. Lack of familiarity with new crops was an important barrier to their adoption. Potential net returns and production costs were considered the most important information needed to make decisions about growing biomass crops.

  7. 2/24/2014 News -Using Windmills Smaller Than A Grain Of Rice To Charge Portable Devices -TalkMarkets -Content http://www.talkmarkets.com/content/news/using-windmills-smaller-than-a-grain-of-rice-to-charge-portable-devices?post=39881 1/3

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    2/24/2014 News - Using Windmills Smaller Than A Grain Of Rice To Charge Portable Devices - TalkMarkets - Content http://www.talkmarkets.com/content/news/using-windmills-smaller-than with Facebook BETA Enter stocks... US Stocks Using Windmills Smaller Than A Grain Of Rice To Charge Portable

  8. Genetic diversity in chestnuts of Kashmir valley Efficient managing practices require an understanding of the root distribution of crop in walnut (Juglans regia)-crop

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    Xi, Weimin

    variation of roots for soybean (Glycine max) and peanut (Arachis hypogaea) grown with walnut trees. Crop. The RLD of intercropped peanut primarily located in the 0-10 cm soil layer, reaching the average of 52 peanut was achieved in the 10-20 cm soil layer. The RLDs of both intercropped soybean and peanut

  9. Free Lunch: Exploiting Renewable Energy For Computing Sherif Akoush, Ripduman Sohan, Andrew Rice, Andrew W. Moore and Andy Hopper

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    Cambridge, University of

    as an alternative energy source to fossil fuels in the hope of mitigating our ecolog- ical footprint [4 grid requires upgrading in order to collect, store and distribute this type of energy. Addition- allyFree Lunch: Exploiting Renewable Energy For Computing Sherif Akoush, Ripduman Sohan, Andrew Rice

  10. Combining remote sensing and ground census data to develop new maps of the distribution of rice agriculture in China

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    Combining remote sensing and ground census data to develop new maps of the distribution of rice remote sensing products, both with strengths and weaknesses. Official cropland statistics for China total cropland areas and are generally at coarse spatial resolution. Remote sensing products can provide

  11. Free Lunch: Exploiting Renewable Energy For Computing Sherif Akoush, Ripduman Sohan, Andrew Rice, Andrew W. Moore and Andy Hopper

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    Haddadi, Hamed

    Free Lunch: Exploiting Renewable Energy For Computing Sherif Akoush, Ripduman Sohan, Andrew Rice renewable en- ergy by (i) colocating datacentres with these remote energy sources, (ii) connecting them over that period. In anticipation of this growth, our industry is begin- ning to explore renewable energy

  12. Down-regulation of four putative arabinoxylan feruloyl transferase genes from family PF02458 reduces ester-linked ferulate content in rice cell walls

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    Piston, Fernando; Uauy, Cristobal; Fu, Lianhai; Langston, James; Labavitch, John; Dubcovsky, Jorge

    2010-01-01

    materials for ef?cient bioethanol production. In: Olsson L,Global potential bioethanol production from wasted crops and

  13. The effect of various cropping systems upon organic matter, total nitrogen, cation exchange capacity, exchangeable cations, conductivity and reaction†

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    Mannan, Mohammad Abdul

    1958-01-01

    of organic matter, total nitrogen, cation exchange capacity, exchangeable sodium, potassium and magnesium, conductivity and pH were made from the samples of seven different crop- ping systems. These cropping systems were started in January of 1950... significant variation in concentration of exchangeable sodium with depth. Exchan sable Potassium The exchangeable potassium content of the plots under various cropping systems ranged from 0. 96 to 1. 22 m. e. /100 gms in the surface layer, from 0. 57 to 0...

  14. Benefits of supplementing an industrial waste anaerobic digester with energy crops for increased biogas production

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    Nges, Ivo Achu, E-mail: Nges.Ivo_Achu@biotek.lu.se [Department of Biotechnology, Lund University, P.O. Box 124, SE 221 00 Lund (Sweden); Escobar, Federico; Fu Xinmei; Bjoernsson, Lovisa [Department of Biotechnology, Lund University, P.O. Box 124, SE 221 00 Lund (Sweden)

    2012-01-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This study demonstrates the feasibility of co-digestion food industrial waste with energy crops. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Laboratory batch co-digestion led to improved methane yield and carbon to nitrogen ratio as compared to mono-digestion of industrial waste. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Co-digestion was also seen as a means of degrading energy crops with nutrients addition as crops are poor in nutrients. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Batch co-digestion methane yields were used to predict co-digestion methane yield in full scale operation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It was concluded that co-digestion led an over all economically viable process and ensured a constant supply of feedstock. - Abstract: Currently, there is increasing competition for waste as feedstock for the growing number of biogas plants. This has led to fluctuation in feedstock supply and biogas plants being operated below maximum capacity. The feasibility of supplementing a protein/lipid-rich industrial waste (pig manure, slaughterhouse waste, food processing and poultry waste) mesophilic anaerobic digester with carbohydrate-rich energy crops (hemp, maize and triticale) was therefore studied in laboratory scale batch and continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR) with a view to scale-up to a commercial biogas process. Co-digesting industrial waste and crops led to significant improvement in methane yield per ton of feedstock and carbon-to-nitrogen ratio as compared to digestion of the industrial waste alone. Biogas production from crops in combination with industrial waste also avoids the need for micronutrients normally required in crop digestion. The batch co-digestion methane yields were used to predict co-digestion methane yield in full scale operation. This was done based on the ratio of methane yields observed for laboratory batch and CSTR experiments compared to full scale CSTR digestion of industrial waste. The economy of crop-based biogas production is limited under Swedish conditions; therefore, adding crops to existing industrial waste digestion could be a viable alternative to ensure a constant/reliable supply of feedstock to the anaerobic digester.

  15. Opportunities for Energy Crop Production Based on Subfield Scale Distribution of Profitability

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    Ian Bonner; Kara Cafferty; David Muth Jr.; Mark Tomer

    2014-10-01

    Incorporation of dedicated herbaceous energy crops into row crop landscapes is a promising means to supply an expanding biofuel industry while increasing biomass yields, benefiting soil and water quality, and increasing biodiversity. Despite these positive traits energy crops remain largely unaccepted due to concerns over their practicality and cost of implementation. This paper presents a case study on Hardin County, Iowa to demonstrate how subfield decision making can be used to target candidate areas for conversion to energy crop production. The strategy presented integrates switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) into subfield landscape positions where corn (Zea mays L.) grain is modeled to operate at a net economic loss. The results of this analysis show that switchgrass integration has the potential to increase sustainable biomass production from 48 to 99% (depending on the rigor of conservation practices applied to corn stover collection) while also improving field level profitability. Candidate land area is highly sensitive to grain price (0.18 to 0.26 US$ kg-1) and dependent on the acceptable net profit for corn production (ranging from 0 to -1,000 US$ ha-1). This work presents the case that switchgrass can be economically implemented into row crop production landscapes when management decisions are applied at a subfield scale and compete against areas of the field operating at a negative net profit.

  16. Results from intercropping fast-growing trees and food crops at Morogoro, Tanzania

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    Redhead, J.F.

    1992-12-31

    In Morogoro, Tanzania, agroforestry trials were set up to investigate intercropping with primarily eucalypt species. The climate in the region is very similar to Kolar, Karnataka State, India. Three crops-sorghum, bean and maize-were grown annually under Eucalyptus tereticornis at 2.5 m x 2.5 m for three years with a range of weeding practices. Plots that were intercropped with beans showed best results. Shading by the eucalypts after three years resulted in negligible crop yields in all treatments. Three tree spacings of E. camaldulensis (3 m x 3 m, 4 m x 4 m, and 5 m x 5 m) were combined with the intercropping of beans and maize. Beans gave satisfactory yields at all spacings, but the maize showed significantly depressed yields at 3 m x 3 m at 4 m x 4 m, but was similar to pure maize crop at 5 m x 5 m spacing. Overall the extra revenue from a food crop in the first and second year of tree growth increases the return from the land. The short rotation of fast growing trees depleted the soil of nutrients and, as with other crops, the fertility would have to be maintained by applying fertilizer.

  17. Hemicellulolytic organisms in the particle-associated microbiota of the hoatzin crop

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    Godoy-Vitorino, Filipa; Malfatti, Stephanie; Garcia-Amado, Maria A.; Dominguez-Bello, Maria Gloria; Hugenholtz, Phillip; Tringe, Susannah

    2011-05-31

    The hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) is a South American herbivorous bird, that has an enlarged crop analogous to the rumen, where foregut microbes degrade the otherwise indigestible plant materials, providing energy to the host. The crop harbors an impressive array of microorganisms with potentially novel cellulolytic enzymes. Thie study describes the composition ofthe particle-associated microbiota in the hoatzin crop, combining a survey of 16S rRNA genes in 7 adult birds and metagenome sequencing of two animals. The pyrotag survey demonstrates that Prevotellaceae, are the most abundant and ubiquitous taxa, suggesting that the degradation of hemicellulose is an important activity in the crop. Nonetheless, preliminary results from the metagnome of the particle-associated microbiota of two adult birds show that the crop microbiome contains a high number of genes encoding cellulases (such as GH5) more abundant than those of the termite gut, as well as genes encoding hemicellulases. These preliminary results show that the carbohydate-active enzyme genes in the cropmetagenome could be a source of biochemical catalysts able to deconstruct plant biomass.

  18. Global Simulation of Bioenergy Crop Productivity: Analytical framework and Case Study for Switchgrass

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    Nair, S. Surendran [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Nichols, Jeff A. {Cyber Sciences} [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL] [ORNL; Wang, Dali [ORNL] [ORNL; Wullschleger, Stan D [ORNL] [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL] [ORNL; Wei, Yaxing [ORNL] [ORNL; Singh, Nagendra [ORNL] [ORNL; Kang, Shujiang [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    Contemporary global assessments of the deployment potential and sustainability aspects of biofuel crops lack quantitative details. This paper describes an analytical framework capable of meeting the challenges associated with global scale agro-ecosystem modeling. We designed a modeling platform for bioenergy crops, consisting of five major components: (i) standardized global natural resources and management data sets, (ii) global simulation unit and management scenarios, (iii) model calibration and validation, (iv) high-performance computing (HPC) modeling, and (v) simulation output processing and analysis. A case study with the HPC- Environmental Policy Integrated Climate model (HPC-EPIC) to simulate a perennial bioenergy crop, switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) and global biomass feedstock analysis on grassland demonstrates the application of this platform. The results illustrate biomass feedstock variability of switchgrass and provide insights on how the modeling platform can be expanded to better assess sustainable production criteria and other biomass crops. Feedstock potentials on global grasslands and within different countries are also shown. Future efforts involve developing databases of productivity, implementing global simulations for other bioenergy crops (e.g. miscanthus, energycane and agave), and assessing environmental impacts under various management regimes. We anticipated this platform will provide an exemplary tool and assessment data for international communities to conduct global analysis of biofuel biomass feedstocks and sustainability.

  19. 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

    2007-04-01

    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 DSS4Agís 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.

  20. Efficacy and Timing of Fungicides, Bactericides, and Biologicals for Decidous Tree Fruit, Nut, Strawberry, and Vine Crops

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    Adaskaveg, Jim; Gubler, Doug; Michailides, Themis; Holtz, Brent

    2008-01-01

    Tables for Fruit, Nut, Strawberry, and Vine Cropsó2008Phomopsis sp. Host(s) Pistachio Almond Strawberry Almond,peach, strawberry Grapevine Grapevine Strawberry Grapevine

  1. OsWRKY62 is a negative regulator of basal and Xa21-mediated defense against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in rice.

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    2008-01-01

    to Xanthomonas ory- zae pv. oryzae in rice, encodes an LRRto Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Plant J. 43, Chern, M. ,of Xantho- monas oryzae pv. oryzae AvrXa21 and implications

  2. Tuberous legumes: preliminary evaluation of tropical Australian and introduced species as fuel crops

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    Saxon, E.C.

    1981-04-01

    The evaluation of native and introduced legumes with starch-storing roots or tubers was undertaken to test whether plants traditionally collected as food by Australian aborigines might have a role in the development of crops for liquid fuel production (by fermentation of carbohydrates to ethanol). Tuberous-rooted legumes from overseas were planted at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, division of Tropical Crops and Pastures, Kimberley Research Station, Western Australia (15/sup 0/39'S, 128/sup 0/42'E) in December 1974, March 1978 and February 1979. Roots from the latter plantings were harvested in June 1979. Native plant material was collected during visits to aboriginal communities in the Kimberleys between April and June 1979. The native and introduced specimens were analyzed for fermentable carbohydrate and protein content. Several native plants appear more promising than introduced species as liquid fuel crops.

  3. Rice Varieties.†

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    Hodges, R. J.; Bollich, C. N.; Marchetti, M. A.; Webb, B. D.

    1979-01-01

    and millers. The variety was developed from the cross Belle Patna x Dawn and released in 1972 by the Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Beaumont. The spikelet of Labelle is straw-colored, smooth, awnless and has a faint anthocyanin... in Labelle, which is susceptible to stem rot and sheath blight, as are all long-grain varieties grown in Texas. Lebonnet. This variety was developed from the cross BI uebelle x (Belle Patna x Dawn) and released by the Texas Agricultural Research...

  4. Rice Diseases.†

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    Jones, Roger K.

    1987-01-01

    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of the dementia in the aging population. ?-amyloid peptide (A?) has been indicated as the most important hallmark of AD and also is believed to be the central trigger of ...

  5. Influence of rainfall on the retention of sludge trace metals by the leaves of forage crops

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    Jones, Stephen Grady

    1977-01-01

    INFLUENCE OF RAINFALL ON THE RETENTION OF SLUDGE TRACE METALS BY THE LEAVES OF FORAGE CROPS A Thesis STEPHEN GRADY JONES Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1977 Major Subject: Soil Science INFLUENCE OF RAINFALL ON THE RETENTION OF SLUDGE TRACE MFTALS BY THE LEAVES OF FORAGE CROPS A Thesis by STEPHEN GRADY JONES Approved a to style and content by: 1 (Chairman of Committee...

  6. Biodiesel is produced from a wide variety of oilseed crops. In Europe, canola is the major biodiesel crop while in the U.S. soybeans dominate. Montana State University researchers have developed a

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    Technology Biodiesel is produced from a wide variety of oilseed crops. In Europe, canola is the major biodiesel crop while in the U.S. soybeans dominate. Montana State University researchers have plants used for biodiesel. Seed oil content increases are induced by puroindoline genes which promote

  7. Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Through Energy Crops in the U.S. With Implications for Asian-Pacific Countries

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Through Energy Crops in the U.S. With Implications for Asian&M University Seniority of authorship is shared November 2001 #12;Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Through Energy Crops in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation efforts has increased in recent years. While the original text

  8. Part 4: Conclusion "Growing biofuel crops is a considerably long-term investment. We need to frame the food vs.

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    ." and the following outcomes - "(1) Strategic partnerships for the research, development, testing, and deployment of renewable biofuels technologies and production of biomass crops; (2) Evaluation of Hawaii's potential/or crops, conversion of biomass to useable fuels, distribution infrastructure, and end user markets. Each

  9. Metal contamination of soils and crops affected by the Chenzhou lead/zinc mine spill (Hunan, China)

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    Mailhes, Corinne

    Metal contamination of soils and crops affected by the Chenzhou lead/zinc mine spill (Hunan, China polluted with As, Cd, Zn, Pb and Cu. The contamination levels were in the order of GYBNSZYNJTC showing heavily contaminated than seeds or fruits. Ipomoea was the most severely contaminated crop

  10. Industrial Crops and Products 43 (2013) 802811 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect

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    Khan, Saad A.

    2013-01-01

    and environmental and waste management concerns due to non-biodegradability of conventional plastics have thusIndustrial Crops and Products 43 (2013) 802≠811 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect Industrial Crops and Products journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/indcrop Production

  11. Application of food and feed safety assessment principles to evaluate transgenic approaches to gene modulation in crops

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    Parrott, Wayne

    Article history: Received 18 August 2009 Accepted 12 April 2010 Keywords: Genetically modified crop (GM such as transcription factors (TF) that modify the expression of endogenous plant genes. To date, the food and feed safety of genetically modified (GM) crops has been assessed by the application of a set

  12. Biernbaum, Production Costs, HRT 322, 1998, pg 1 Greenhouse Crop Production: Counting the Costs and Making Cents

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    Isaacs, Rufus

    Biernbaum, Production Costs, HRT 322, 1998, pg 1 Greenhouse Crop Production: Counting the Costs are the cost of production and the profitability of a crop calculated? What are variable and fixed costs? What of production and the income generated from sales meets your personal goal. A financial prospectus or estimate

  13. Situation and outlook for foreign and domestic rice trade: recommendations to expand U.S. market share†

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    Bates, Kathy

    1991-01-01

    SITUATION AND OUTLOOK FOR FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC RICE TRADE: RECOMMENDATIONS TO EXPAND U. S. MARKET SHARE A Professional Paper by Kathy Bates Submitted to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Texas A&M University in partial... was compiled, I created a 157 page circular which was approved by the World Agricultural Outlook Board and published in October of 1989. This publication contains the latest available supply and distribution estimates for each country in the Foreign...

  14. Limits on the Transient Ultra-High Energy Neutrino Flux from Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) Derived from RICE Data

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    D. Besson; S. Razzaque; J. Adams; P. Harris

    2006-07-24

    We present limits on ultra-high energy (UHE; E(nu)>1 PeV) neutrino fluxes from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), based on recently presented data, limits, and simulations from the RICE experiment. We use data from five recorded transients with sufficient photon spectral shape and redshift information to derive an expected neutrino flux, assuming that the observed photons are linked to neutrino production through pion decay via the well-known 'Waxman-Bahcall' prescription. Knowing the declination of the observed burst, as well as the RICE sensitivity as a function of polar angle and the previously published non-observation of any neutrino events allows an estimate of the sensitivity to a given neutrino flux. Although several orders of magnitude weaker than the expected fluxes, our GRB neutrino flux limits are nevertheless the first in the PeV--EeV energy regime. For completeness, we also provide a listing of other bursts, recorded at times when the RICE experiment was active, but requiring some assumptions regarding luminosity and redshift to permit estimates of the neutrino flux.

  15. Improving Crop Yield and Water Productivity by Ecological Sanitation and Water Harvesting in South Africa

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    Improving Crop Yield and Water Productivity by Ecological Sanitation and Water Harvesting in South and fertility constraints in rain- fed smallholder agriculture in South Africa, namely in situ water harvesting, is to use water harvesting and conservation technologies (WH).9 The principal hydrological functions of WH

  16. CROPS AND SOILS RESEARCH PAPER The effects of treatments with selected pesticides on viability and

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    CROPS AND SOILS RESEARCH PAPER The effects of treatments with selected pesticides on viability of the present study was to evaluate the effect of pesticidal seed treatments of maize (Zea mays L.) on seed consisted of water-treated seeds. None of the pesticides reduced the standard germination under laboratory

  17. 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

  18. Predicting and mitigating the net greenhouse gas emissions of crop rotations in Western Europe

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    Boyer, Edmond

    balance; Agro-ecosystem model; CERES-EGC; Bayesian calibration; Green- house gases; Nitrous oxidePredicting and mitigating the net greenhouse gas emissions of crop rotations in Western Europe gases (GHG) con- tributing to net greenhouse gas balance of agro-ecosystems. Evaluating the impact

  19. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 AQUATIC WEED CONTROL

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 301 AQUATIC WEED CONTROL Cory Heaton and the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Aquatic pesticide applicators may be required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI), practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and develop a Pesticide

  20. 2 SPRAY OILS--BEYOND 2000 Modern use of petroleum-derived oils as agricultural crop

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    Agnello, Arthur M.

    2 SPRAY OILS--BEYOND 2000 Abstract Modern use of petroleum-derived oils as agricultural crop,buttheseweretoophytotoxic.Eventually, researchersconcentratedondistillatesintherangebetween kerosene and lubricating oils.Three basic classes of carbon structures present in petroleum oils (aromatics and other un- saturated components) in oils that were removable with sulfuric acid; the remainder

  1. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2014 TOBACCO HARVEST MANAGEMENT

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2014 278 TOBACCO HARVEST MANAGEMENT occurring process that must occur before the tobacco is harvested. Tobacco should be harvested in three ahead to determine if chemical will cause yellowing. Mix in 40-60 gal water/A and apply at 40-60 psi

  2. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 TOBACCO HARVEST MANAGEMENT

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 282 TOBACCO HARVEST MANAGEMENT occurring process that must occur before the tobacco is harvested. Tobacco should be harvested in three ahead to determine if chemical will cause yellowing. Mix in 40-60 gal water/A and apply at 40-60 psi

  3. Cropping Sequence Effect of Pea and Pea Management on Spring Wheat

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    and harvest timing affected both soil N and PASW; a drought from 2 June to 5 July made water the key limiting harvest management on soil N contribution in no-till systems. For example, pea forage could provide crops in no-till systems. Specifically, the goal was to measure the effects of pea harvest timing

  4. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 COTTON INSECT MANAGEMENT

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 97 COTTON INSECT MANAGEMENT Jeremy K in South Carolina. Hundreds of species of insects may be found in cotton, but only a limited number growers in South Carolina have planted cotton varieties protected from tobacco budworm and bollworm

  5. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 PEANUT NEMATODE CONTROL

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 197 PEANUT NEMATODE CONTROL Jay W nematodes have been a relatively minor problem on peanuts in South Carolina. Peanut root-knot (race 1. Sting nematode is rarely found in peanut fields in South Carolina but when observed damage can be severe

  6. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 SOYBEAN DISEASE CONTROL

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 259 SOYBEAN DISEASE CONTROL John D years. Soybean Rust is active in South Carolina primarily after mid-August in most years. Soybean South Carolina Soybean Production Guide for information on accurate identification of diseases based

  7. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 CORN INSECT CONTROL

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 48 CORN INSECT CONTROL Francis in each field where corn is to be planted. Major insect pests of corn in South Carolina. Insect and Bt11, vip protein Vip3A and cry protein Cry1Ab). #12;South Carolina Pest Management Handbook

  8. CROPS AND SOILS RESEARCH PAPER Improved weather-based late blight risk management

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    Douches, David S.

    CROPS AND SOILS RESEARCH PAPER Improved weather-based late blight risk management: comparing models of weather data. Although many new digital weather and forecast datasets are gridded data, the current improvements made to an artificial neuralnetwork for forecasting weather-based potato late blight (Phytophthora

  9. Modeling Field-level Irrigation Demands with Changing Weather and Crop Choices

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    MardanDoost, Babak

    2015-05-31

    . The presented water budget model is capable of estimate daily water demand over space and time under predicted climate and land-use change. The model-predicted irrigation demand was developed based on crop-specific evapotranspiration, weather data, and with 2007...

  10. Communication by Plant Growth Regulators in Roots and Shoots of Horticultural Crops

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    Burns, Jacqueline K.

    Communication by Plant Growth Regulators in Roots and Shoots of Horticultural Crops Anish Malladi, and distribution of PGRs communicate developmental, stress-related, or environmental cues that alter growth. Short-distance communication involves changes in biosynthesis or metabolic conversion, whereas longer-distance communication

  11. Applications of Copulas to Analysis of Efficiency of Weather Derivatives as Primary Crop Insurance Instruments†

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    Filonov, Vitaly

    2012-10-19

    insurance. It is also a matter of common knowledge that weather is an important production factor and at the same time one of the greatest sources of risk in agriculture. Hence introduction of crop insurance contracts, based on weather indexes, might be a...

  12. Winter crop sensitivity to inter-annual climate variability in central India

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    DeFries, Ruth S.

    Winter crop sensitivity to inter-annual climate variability in central India Pinki Mondal & Meha Dordrecht 2014 Abstract India is predicted to be one of the most vulnerable agricultural regions to future variability in a local market and subsistence-based agricultural system in central India, a data

  13. Crop rotation and soil temperature influence the community structure of Aspergillus flavus in soil

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    Cotty, Peter J.

    June 2010 Available online 14 July 2010 Keywords: Maize Cottonseed Biocontrol Population structure a b the strain L isolates. The S strain has been implicated as the primary causal agent of several contamination, the main causal agent of aflatoxin contami- nation, frequently infects several agricultural crops

  14. Linkages among climate change, crop yields and MexicoUS cross-border migration

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    Oppenheimer, Michael

    Linkages among climate change, crop yields and Mexico≠US cross-border migration Shuaizhang Fenga change is expected to cause mass human migration, in- cluding immigration across international borders, and people's migration responses by using an instrumental variables approach. Our method allows us

  15. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 SOYBEAN NEMATODE CONTROL

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 264 SOYBEAN NEMATODE CONTROL John D for more in-depth information on nematode management. NEMATICIDES AVAILABLE FOR CONTROLLING SOYBEAN Pesticide & Temik Brand 15G Lock'n Load Aldicarb Pesticide Aldicarb 3.0 - 5.0 lbs. Apply granules in a 6 ≠ 8

  16. Evaluation of Flax and Other Cool-Season Oilseed Crops for Yield and Adaptation in Texas†

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    Darapuneni, Murali

    2012-10-19

    of study. Thanks also go to my friends and colleagues and the department faculty and staff for making my time at Texas A&M University a great experience. I also want to extend my gratitude to the Chevron Technology Ventures for providing funding... ................................................................................................... ix LIST OF TABLES .................................................................................................... x CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEWÖÖÖÖÖÖ.. 1 1.1 Important biodiesel crops...

  17. Effect of a Legume Cover Crop on Carbon Storage and Erosion in an Ultisol under Maize

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    143 CHAPTER 10 Effect of a Legume Cover Crop on Carbon Storage and Erosion in an Ultisol under...........................................................................................145 10.2.3 Carbon and Nitrogen Determination, and Other Analyses......................................145 10.2.4 Determinations of Runoff, Soil Losses, and Eroded Carbon

  18. Predicting the net carbon exchanges of crop rotations in Europe with an agro-ecosystem model

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Predicting the net carbon exchanges of crop rotations in Europe with an agro-ecosystem model S.Lehuger@art.admin.ch. Fax: (+41) 44 377 72 01. Phone: (+41) 44 377 75 13. hal-00414342,version2-1Sep2010 #12;Abstract Carbon and measuring land-atmosphere carbon exchanges from arable lands are important tasks to predict the influence

  19. Predicting Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Soil Carbon from Changing Pasture to an Energy Crop

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    DeLucia, Evan H.

    Predicting Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Soil Carbon from Changing Pasture to an Energy Crop biogeochemical cycles and global greenhouse gas budgets. Energy cane (Saccharum officinarum L.) is a sugarcane changing land from grazed pasture to energy cane would affect greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4 and N2O) fluxes

  20. Bioenergy crop greenhouse gas mitigation potential under a range of management practices

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    DeLucia, Evan H.

    Bioenergy crop greenhouse gas mitigation potential under a range of management practices T A R A W on marginal lands annually without displacing food and to contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction an important renewable energy source for replacement of fossil fuels, but is of questionable greenhouse gas

  1. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 PEANUT INSECT MANAGEMENT

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 178 PEANUT INSECT MANAGEMENT J. W. Chapin, Extension Peanut Specialist Emeritus See the following tables for insect control recommendations and yield loss from both direct feeding and virus transmission (tomato spotted wilt). All commercial peanuts

  2. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 PEANUT DISEASE MANAGEMENT

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 184 PEANUT DISEASE MANAGEMENT Jay W. Chapin, Extension Peanut Specialist Emeritus Seedling Diseases: All peanut seed should be treated to peanuts by thrips, primarily tobacco thrips. TSWV reduces yield and causes shriveled, misshapen pods. All

  3. A System Dynamics Study of Carbon Cycling and Electricity Generation from Energy Crops

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    Ford, Andrew

    Energy Information Administration GHG Green House Gasses GORCAM Graz-Oak Ridge Carbon Accounting Model1 A System Dynamics Study of Carbon Cycling and Electricity Generation from Energy Crops Hilary calling for a cap-and- trade program, was reintroduced in the United States Senate this year. The Energy

  4. On the regulation of spatial externalities: coexistence between GM and conventional crops

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    -mediated gene flow is one of the main concerns associated with the introduc- tion of genetically modified (GM of genetically modified (GM) and conventional crops in the EU is permitted by the principle that farmers should in conventional food and feed. As GM material can mix with conventional material (through pollen dispersal

  5. South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops -2015 TOBACCO DISEASE MANAGEMENT

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    South Carolina Pest Management Handbook for Field Crops - 2015 293 TOBACCO DISEASE MANAGEMENT Bruce and potentially devastating diseases of tobacco can best be managed through a combination of control methods. It is urged that growers identify disease problems in their fields and follow disease management suggestions

  6. Simulating crop phenology in the Community Land Model and its impact on energy and carbon fluxes

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    Minnesota, University of

    , regional, and global scales. However, the evaluation of crop models that can be coupled to Earth system al., 2012; Levis et al., 2012]. Since CLM is part of the Earth system model framework management are required. The Community Land Model (CLM) is the land surface scheme of the Community Earth

  7. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -2014 File A1-20

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2014 File A1-20 T he estimated costs of corn, corn. They include the annual Iowa Farm Busi- ness Association record summaries, production and costs data from, and a survey of selected agricultural cooperatives and other input suppliers around the state. These cost

  8. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -2007 File A1-20

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2007 File A1-20 T he estimated costs of corn, corn sources. They include the annual Iowa Farm Business Asso- ciation record summaries, production and costs the state. These costs estimates are representative of average costs for farms in Iowa. Very large or small

  9. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -2011 File A1-20

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2011 File A1-20 T heestimatedcostsofcorn the annual Iowa Farm Business Association record summaries, production and costs data from the Departments of selected agricultural coop- eratives and other input suppliers around the state. These costs estimates

  10. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -2012 File A1-20

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2012 File A1-20 T he estimated costs of corn, corn. They include the annual Iowa Farm Business Asso- ciation record summaries, production and costs data from and a survey of selected agricultural cooperatives and other input suppliers around the state. These costs

  11. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -2010 File A1-20

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2010 File A1-20 T heestimatedcostsofcorn Farm Business Association record summaries, production and costs data from the De- partments. Thesecostsestimatesarerepresentativeofaveragecosts for farms in Iowa. Very large or small farms may have lower or higher fixed costs per acre. Due

  12. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -2009 File A1-20

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2009 File A1-20 T he estimated costs of corn, corn sources. They include the annual Iowa Farm Business Asso- ciation record summaries, production and costs the state. These costs estimates are representative of average costs for farms in Iowa. Very large or small

  13. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -2013 File A1-20

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2013 File A1-20 T he estimated costs of corn, corn. They include the annual Iowa Farm Busi- ness Association record summaries, production and costs data from and a survey of selected agricultural cooperatives and other input suppliers around the state. These cost

  14. Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -2008 File A1-20

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    Duffy, Michael D.

    Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2008 File A1-20 T he estimated costs of corn, corn sources. They include the annual Iowa Farm Business Asso- ciation record summaries, production and costs the state. These costs estimates are representative of average costs for farms in Iowa. Very large or small

  15. Morphology and fitness components of wild 3 crop F1 hybrids of Sorghum bicolor

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    Snow, Allison A.

    : implications for survival and introgression of crop genes in the wild pool Asfaw Adugna* and Endashaw Bekele and Huckabay, 1967) and in many cases, both occur in overlapping regions (Hooftman et al., 2007; Adugna and Burke, 2006). Wild and weedy sorghum populations exhibit great diversity (Adugna et al., 2012) and may

  16. Water and energy footprints of bioenergy crop production on marginal lands

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    Chen, Jiquan

    of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA Abstract Water and energy demandsWater and energy footprints of bioenergy crop production on marginal lands A . K . B H A R D WA J and S . K . H A M I LT O N *w} *Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Michigan State University, East

  17. Aspects of Applied Biology 112, 2011 Biomass and Energy Crops IV

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    Thomas, David D.

    Aspects of Applied Biology 112, 2011 Biomass and Energy Crops IV 147 By JACOB M JUNGERS, JARED J Program (CRP), may provide acreage and economic incentives for cellulosic energy production. Improving, biomass yields, bioenergy Introduction The United States'Energy Independence and SecurityAct of 2007 (EISA

  18. EFFICACY AND TIMING OF FUNGICIDES,BACTERICIDES, AND BIOLOGICALS for DECIDUOUS TREE FRUIT, NUT, STRAWBERRY, AND VINE CROPS 2010 (rev. April 1, 2010)

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    Adaskaveg, J E; Gubler, W D; Michailides, Themis J.; Holtz, Brent A.

    2010-01-01

    Apricot, plum, prune, peach Strawberry Apricot, peach,nectarine, plum StrawberryStrawberry Pome and stone fruit crops including almond;

  19. Identification of Cell Wall Synthesis Regulatory Genes Controlling Biomass Characteristics and Yield in Rice (Oryza Sativa)

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    Peng, Zhaohua PEng [Mississippi State University; Ronald, Palmela [UC-Davis; Wang, Guo-Liang [The Ohio State University

    2013-04-26

    This project aims to identify the regulatory genes of rice cell wall synthesis pathways using a cell wall removal and regeneration system. We completed the gene expression profiling studies following the time course from cell wall removal to cell wall regeneration in rice suspension cells. We also completed, total proteome, nuclear subproteome and histone modification studies following the course from cell wall removal and cell wall regeneration process. A large number of differentially expressed regulatory genes and proteins were identified. Meanwhile, we generated RNAi and over-expression transgenic rice for 45 genes with at least 10 independent transgenic lines for each gene. In addition, we ordered T-DNA and transposon insertion mutants for 60 genes from Korea, Japan, and France and characterized the mutants. Overall, we have mutants and transgenic lines for over 90 genes, exceeded our proposed goal of generating mutants for 50 genes. Interesting Discoveries a) Cell wall re-synthesis in protoplasts may involve a novel cell wall synthesis mechanism. The synthesis of the primary cell wall is initiated in late cytokinesis with further modification during cell expansion. Phragmoplast plays an essential role in cell wall synthesis. It services as a scaffold for building the cell plate and formation of a new cell wall. Only one phragmoplast and one new cell wall is produced for each dividing cell. When the cell wall was removed enzymatically, we found that cell wall re-synthesis started from multiple locations simultaneously, suggesting that a novel mechanism is involved in cell wall re-synthesis. This observation raised many interesting questions, such as how the starting sites of cell wall synthesis are determined, whether phragmoplast and cell plate like structures are involved in cell wall re-synthesis, and more importantly whether the same set of enzymes and apparatus are used in cell wall re-synthesis as during cytokinesis. Given that many known cell wall synthesis pathway genes are induced by removal of cell wall, some cell wall synthesis apparatus must be shared in both cases. The cell wall re-synthesis mechanism may have broad application because our preliminary assay indicates that the cell wall characteristics are highly different from those produced during cytokinesis. A thorough understanding on the regulation of cell wall re-synthesis may lead to improvement of cell wall characteristics. b) Removal of cell wall results in chromatin decondensation Another interesting observation was that removal of cell wall was associated with substantial chromatin change. Our DNA DAPI stain, chromatin MNase digestion, histone modification proteomics, protein differential expression analysis, and DNA oligo array studies all supported that substantial chromatin change was associated with removal of cell wall treatment. It is still under investigation if the chromatin change is associated with activation of cell wall synthesis genes, in which chromatin remodeling is required. Another possibility is that the cell wall is required for stabilizing the chromatin structure in plant cells. Given that spindle fiber is directly connected with both chromatin structure and cell wall synthesis, it is possible that there is an intrinsic connection between cell wall and chromatin.

  20. Copyright 2014 -Copyright Information, Privacy Statement, and Terms of Use American Society of Agronomy | Crop Science Society of America | Soil Science Society of America

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    of Agronomy | Crop Science Society of America | Soil Science Society of America 5585 Guilford Road | Madison, exchangeable, nonexchangeable, and mineral. It has often been observed that crops do not respond, coupled with, lack of increases in crop yield. This presentation will present an historical perspective

  1. 2/3/2014 The mobiles powered byWIND TURBINES: 'Micro-windmills' smaller than a grain of rice could one daybe fitted to our phones | ABLX Boston http://www.ablxboston.com/national/35664-the-mobiles-powered-by-wind-turbines-micro-windmills-smaller-than-a-gr

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    2/3/2014 The mobiles powered byWIND TURBINES: 'Micro-windmills' smaller than a grain of rice could-powered-by-wind-turbines-micro-windmills-smaller-than-a-grain-of-rice-could-one-day-be-fitted-to-our-p... 1/5 The mobiles powered by WIND TURBINES: 'Micro-windmills' smaller than a grain of rice could one

  2. Influence of Cropping Systems On Cotton and Corn Yields on the Gulf Coast Prairie.†

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    Jeter, B. E.; Smith, J. C.; Whiteley, E. L.

    1962-01-01

    and better stands of cotton were obtained. The main disadvantage of this system was that two planting operations a year were re- quired. Cropping systems containing Dallisgrass and White clover are more highly recommended than all other systems tested... clover can cause bloat in cattle; (3) 2 years are needed to obtain high forage yields and (4) it is difficult to obtain a good seedbed for corn or cotton when the land goes out of forage production. Dallisgrass and White clover produced higher...

  3. Evaluation of sweet sorghum as a potential ethanol crop in Mississippi

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    Horton, David Scott

    2011-08-01

    Petroleum prices have made alternative fuel crops a viable option for ethanol production. Sweet sorghum [Sorghum bicolor] is a non-food crop that may produce large quantities of ethanol with minimal inputs. Eleven cultivars were planted in 2008 and 2009 as a half-season crop. Four-row plots 6.9 m by 0.5 m, were monitored bimonthly for √?¬?√?¬įBrix, height, and sugar accumulation. Yield and extractable sap were taken at the end of season. Stalk yield was greatest for the cultivar Sugar Top (4945 kg ha-1) and lowest for Simon (1054 kg ha-1). Dale ranked highest ethanol output (807 L ha-1) while Simon (123 L ha-1) is the lowest. All cultivars peak Brix accumulation occurs in early October. Individual sugar concentrations indicated sucrose is the predominant sugar with glucose and fructose levels dependent on cultivar. Supplemental ethanol in fermented wort was the best preservative tested to halt degradation of sorghum wort.

  4. Global Economic Effects of Changes in Crops, Pasture, and Forests due to Changing Climate, Carbon Dioxide, and Ozone

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    Reilly, John M.

    Multiple environmental changes will have consequences for global vegetation. To the extent that crop yields and pasture and forest productivity are affected there can be important economic consequences. We examine the ...

  5. 1973 projections of consumption, production, prices and crop values for Texas winter lettuce and early spring onions†

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    Furrh, Samuel Roger

    1970-01-01

    1973 PROJECTIONS OF CONSUMPTION, PRODUCTION, PRICES AND CROP VALUES FOR TEXAS WINTER LETTUCE AND EARLY SPRING ONIONS A Thesis by SAMUEL ROGER FURRH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Augus t, l 9 70 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics 1973 PROJECTIONS OF CONSUMPTION, PRODUCTION, PRICES AND CROP VALUES FOR TEXAS WINTER LETTUCE AND EARLY SPRING ONIONS A Thesis SAMUEL ROGER FURRH Ap...

  6. Siting algae cultivation facilities for biofuel production in the United States: trade-offs between growth rate, site constructability, water availability, and infrastructure

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    Venteris, Erik R.; McBride, Robert; Coleman, Andre M.; Skaggs, Richard; Wigmosta, Mark S.

    2014-02-21

    Locating sites for new algae cultivation facilities is a complex task. The climate must support high growth rates, and cultivation ponds require appropriate land and water resources as well as key utility and transportation infrastructure. We employ our spatiotemporal Biomass Assessment Tool (BAT) to select promising locations based on the open-pond cultivation of Arthrospira sp. and a strain of the order Desmidiales. 64,000 potential sites across the southern United States were evaluated. We progressively apply a range of screening criteria and track their impact on the number of selected sites, geographic location, and biomass productivity. Both strains demonstrate maximum productivity along the Gulf of Mexico coast, with the highest values on the Florida peninsula. In contrast, sites meeting all selection criteria for Arthrospira were located along the southern coast of Texas and for Desmidiales were located in Louisiana and southern Arkansas. Site selection was driven mainly by the lack of oil pipeline access in Florida and elevated groundwater salinity in southern Texas. The requirement for low salinity freshwater (<400 mg L-1) constrained Desmidiales locations; siting flexibility is greater for salt-tolerant species such as Arthrospira. Combined siting factors can result in significant departures from regions of maximum productivity but are within the expected range of site-specific process improvements.

  7. Coupling GIS and LCA for biodiversity assessments of land use: Part 1: Inventory modeling

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    Geyer, Roland; Stoms, David M.; Lindner, Jan P.; Davis, Frank W.; Wittstock, Bastian

    2010-01-01

    orchard, IGR irrigated grain crops, IRF irrigated row and field crops, IRH irrigated hayfield, PAS pasture, RIC rice, URB urban,orchard, IGR irrigated grain crops, IRF irrigated row and field crops, IRH irrigated hayfield, PAS pasture, RIC rice, URB urban,

  8. Methane emissions from rice fields: The effects of climatic and agricultural factors. Final report, March 1, 1994--April 30, 1997

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    Khalil, M.A.K.; Rasmussen, R.A.

    1997-10-01

    The work reported was performed for the purpose of refining estimates of methane emissions from rice fields. Research performed included methane flux measurements, evaluation of variables affecting emissions, compilation of a data base, and continental background measurements in China. The key findings are briefly described in this report. Total methane emissions, seasonal patterns, and spatial variability were measured for a 7-year periods. Temperature was found to be the most important variable studies affecting methane emissions. The data archives for the research are included in the report. 5 refs., 6 figs.

  9. Economic Impacts of Changes in United States Rice Price Variability on Market Efficiency, Marketing Margin and Producer Viability.†

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    Grant, W.R.; Richardson, J.W.; Brorsen, B.W.; Rister, M.E

    1984-01-01

    Station , Texas (Blank P~le fa 0rigiIlat BuDetiDJ "/ ' k ? Econolllic Illlpacts of Changes in United States Rice Price Variability on Market Efficiency, Marketing Margin, and Producer Viability W. R. GRANT, agricultural economist National... recorded. The sharp rise in prices triggered a suspension of domestic marketing quotas for P R I C E DOL/CWT 32.5 - 30.0 - 27.5 25.0 - 22.5 - 20.0 - 17.5 - 15.0 - 12.5 - 10.0 - 7.5 - Texas Mill Thailand Mill , , , , , , the 1974...

  10. Development and Deployment of a Short Rotation Woody Crops Harvesting System Based on a Case New Holland Forage Harvester and SRC Woody Crop Header

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    Eisenbies, Mark; Volk, Timothy

    2014-10-03

    Demand for bioenergy sourced from woody biomass is projected to increase; however, the expansion and rapid deployment of short rotation woody crop systems in the United States has been constrained by high production costs and sluggish market acceptance due to problems with quality and consistency from first-generation harvesting systems. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of crop conditions on the performance of a single-pass, cut and chip harvester based on a standard New Holland FR-9000 series forage harvester with a dedicated 130FB short rotation coppice header, and the quality of chipped material. A time motion analysis was conducted to track the movement of machine and chipped material through the system for 153 separate loads over 10 days on a 54-ha harvest. Harvester performance was regulated by either ground conditions, or standing biomass on 153 loads. Material capacities increased linearly with standing biomass up to 40 Mgwet ha-1 and plateaued between 70 and 90 Mgwet hr-1. Moisture contents ranged from 39 to 51% with the majority of samples between 43 and 45%. Loads produced in freezing weather (average temperature over 10 hours preceding load production) had 4% more chips greater than 25.4 mm (P < 0.0119). Over 1.5 Mgdry ha-1 of potentially harvested material (6-9% of a load) was left on site, of which half was commercially undesirable meristematic pieces. The New Holland harvesting system is a reliable and predictable platform for harvesting material over a wide range of standing biomass; performance was consistent overall in 14 willow cultivars.

  11. Gas-Phase Electronic Transitions of C17H12N+ F.-X. Hardy, C. A. Rice, O. Gause, and J. P. Maier*

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    Maier, John Paul

    Gas-Phase Electronic Transitions of C17H12N+ at 15 K F.-X. Hardy, C. A. Rice, O. Gause, and J. P ABSTRACT: The electronic spectrum of C17H12N+ , phenanthrene with a side chain, was measured in the gas, including cations, in the gas phase and at low temperatures, where all internal degrees are relaxed

  12. Modeling impacts of farming management alternatives on CO2, CH4, and N2O emissions: A case study for water management of rice

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    emissions about 40%, or 5 Tg CH4 yrņ1 , roughly 5≠10% of total global methane emissions from rice paddies contribution to the net climate impact due to the low radiative potential of CO2. The change in water. Introduction [2] Food production contributes approximately 70% of global atmospheric input of nitrous oxide (N2

  13. Forage Crops.†

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    1901-01-01

    Reports of Cooperating Stockmen and Farmers from 71 Counties - Alfalfa - Japan Clover - Crimson Clover - White Clover - Velvet Bean - Beggar Weed - Cow Peas - Rescue Grass - Kaffir Corn - Field Corn - Chufas...

  14. An integrative modeling framework to evaluate the productivity and sustainability of biofuel crop production systems

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    Zhang, X [University of Maryland; Izaurralde, R. C. [University of Maryland; Manowitz, D. [University of Maryland; West, T. O. [University of Maryland; Thomson, A. M. [University of Maryland; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Bandaru, Vara Prasad [ORNL; Nichols, Jeff [ORNL; Williams, J. [AgriLIFE, Temple, TX

    2010-10-01

    The potential expansion of biofuel production raises food, energy, and environmental challenges that require careful assessment of the impact of biofuel production on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil erosion, nutrient loading, and water quality. In this study, we describe a spatially explicit integrative modeling framework (SEIMF) to understand and quantify the environmental impacts of different biomass cropping systems. This SEIMF consists of three major components: (1) a geographic information system (GIS)-based data analysis system to define spatial modeling units with resolution of 56 m to address spatial variability, (2) the biophysical and biogeochemical model Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) applied in a spatially-explicit way to predict biomass yield, GHG emissions, and other environmental impacts of different biofuel crops production systems, and (3) an evolutionary multiobjective optimization algorithm for exploring the trade-offs between biofuel energy production and unintended ecosystem-service responses. Simple examples illustrate the major functions of the SEIMF when applied to a nine-county Regional Intensive Modeling Area (RIMA) in SW Michigan to (1) simulate biofuel crop production, (2) compare impacts of management practices and local ecosystem settings, and (3) optimize the spatial configuration of different biofuel production systems by balancing energy production and other ecosystem-service variables. Potential applications of the SEIMF to support life cycle analysis and provide information on biodiversity evaluation and marginal-land identification are also discussed. The SEIMF developed in this study is expected to provide a useful tool for scientists and decision makers to understand sustainability issues associated with the production of biofuels at local, regional, and national scales.

  15. Effects of No-Till on Yields as Influenced by Crop and Environmental Factors

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    Toliver, Dustin K.; Larson, James A.; Roberts, Roland K.; English, B.C.; De La Torre Ugarte, D. G.; West, Tristram O.

    2012-02-07

    Th is research evaluated diff erences in yields and associated downside risk from using no-till and tillage practices. Yields from 442 paired tillage experiments across the United States were evaluated with respect to six crops and environmental factors including geographic location, annual precipitation, soil texture, and time since conversion from tillage to no-till. Results indicated that mean yields for sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) with no-till were greater than with tillage. In addition, no-till tended to produce similar or greater mean yields than tillage for crops grown on loamy soils in the Southern Seaboard and Mississippi Portal regions. A warmer and more humid climate and warmer soils in these regions relative to the Heartland, Basin and Range, and Fruitful Rim regions appear to favor no-till on loamy soils. With the exception of corn (Zea mays L.) and cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) in the Southern Seaboard region, no-till performed poorly on sandy soils. Crops grown in the Southern Seaboard were less likely to have lower no-till yields than tillage yields on loamy soils and thus had lower downside yield risk than other farm resource regions. Consistent with mean yield results, soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] and wheat grown on sandy soils in the Southern Seaboard region using no-till had larger downside yield risks than when produced with no-till on loamy soils. Th e key fi ndings of this study support the hypothesis that soil and climate factors impact no-till yields relative to tillage yields and may be an important factor infl uencing risk and expected return and the adoption of the practice by farmers.

  16. An Integrative Modeling Framework to Evaluate the Productivity and Sustainability of Biofuel Crop Production Systems

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    Zhang, Xuesong; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Manowitz, David H.; West, T. O.; Post, W. M.; Thomson, Allison M.; Bandaru, V. P.; Nichols, J.; Williams, J.R.

    2010-09-08

    The potential expansion of biofuel production raises food, energy, and environmental challenges that require careful assessment of the impact of biofuel production on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil erosion, nutrient loading, and water quality. In this study, we describe a spatially-explicit integrative modeling framework (SEIMF) to understand and quantify the environmental impacts of different biomass cropping systems. This SEIMF consists of three major components: 1) a geographic information system (GIS)-based data analysis system to define spatial modeling units with resolution of 56 m to address spatial variability, 2) the biophysical and biogeochemical model EPIC (Environmental Policy Integrated Climate) applied in a spatially-explicit way to predict biomass yield, GHG emissions, and other environmental impacts of different biofuel crops production systems, and 3) an evolutionary multi-objective optimization algorithm for exploring the trade-offs between biofuel energy production and unintended ecosystem-service responses. Simple examples illustrate the major functions of the SEIMF when applied to a 9-county Regional Intensive Modeling Area (RIMA) in SW Michigan to 1) simulate biofuel crop production, 2) compare impacts of management practices and local ecosystem settings, and 3) optimize the spatial configuration of different biofuel production systems by balancing energy production and other ecosystem-service variables. Potential applications of the SEIMF to support life cycle analysis and provide information on biodiversity evaluation and marginal-land identification are also discussed. The SEIMF developed in this study is expected to provide a useful tool for scientists and decision makers to understand sustainability issues associated with the production of biofuels at local, regional, and national scales.

  17. Determine metrics and set targets for soil quality on agriculture residue and energy crop pathways

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    Ian Bonner; David Muth

    2013-09-01

    There are three objectives for this project: 1) support OBP in meeting MYPP stated performance goals for the Sustainability Platform, 2) develop integrated feedstock production system designs that increase total productivity of the land, decrease delivered feedstock cost to the conversion facilities, and increase environmental performance of the production system, and 3) deliver to the bioenergy community robust datasets and flexible analysis tools for establishing sustainable and viable use of agricultural residues and dedicated energy crops. The key project outcome to date has been the development and deployment of a sustainable agricultural residue removal decision support framework. The modeling framework has been used to produce a revised national assessment of sustainable residue removal potential. The national assessment datasets are being used to update national resource assessment supply curves using POLYSIS. The residue removal modeling framework has also been enhanced to support high fidelity sub-field scale sustainable removal analyses. The framework has been deployed through a web application and a mobile application. The mobile application is being used extensively in the field with industry, research, and USDA NRCS partners to support and validate sustainable residue removal decisions. The results detailed in this report have set targets for increasing soil sustainability by focusing on primary soil quality indicators (total organic carbon and erosion) in two agricultural residue management pathways and a dedicated energy crop pathway. The two residue pathway targets were set to, 1) increase residue removal by 50% while maintaining soil quality, and 2) increase soil quality by 5% as measured by Soil Management Assessment Framework indicators. The energy crop pathway was set to increase soil quality by 10% using these same indicators. To demonstrate the feasibility and impact of each of these targets, seven case studies spanning the US are presented. The analysis has shown that the feedstock production systems are capable of simultaneously increasing productivity and soil sustainability.

  18. Cotton Crop Mortgage Credit: The Banks, All-Cotton-Credit and Periodical Financial Distress -- A Remedy.†

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    Bennett, R. L.

    sufficient reproach to Southern people? Should credit and community good-will be extended to continue a system of such calamitous possibilities? Not a Safe Credit Risk,óThe all-cotton farmer is an un- safe credit risk, and the credit merchant dependent...-cotton system, one-crop farming, and its periodi- cal distress to all business and community welfare, that it would be a reproach to any farmer, landlord or any one who did not grow or who prevented the growing of a full supply of food and feed for the family...

  19. Respornse of Irrigated Crops to Micronutrients In the Lower Rio Grande Valley.†

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    Burleson, C. A. (Charles Albertis); Gerard, C. J. (Cleveland Joseph); Cowley, W. R. (Walter Raymond)

    1964-01-01

    loam was screened for response to soil applications of zinc, iron, copper and manganese (Tables 1 and 3). Corn res~onded to all treatments both in 1959 and in 1963. Further tests are needed to deter- mine the best micronutrient combinations, source... of Irrigated Crops to Micronutrients IN the lower Eiu Gra~de Valley C. A. Burleson, C. J. Gerard and W. R. ~owley* THE ROLE of the micronutrients zinc, iron, mangirallese, boron, copper and molybdenum in plant nutrition has been reviewed in recent years...

  20. Mulching as a countermeasure for crop contamination within the 30 km zone of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

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    Yera, T.S.; Vallejo, R.; Tent, J.; Rauret, G. [Univ. de Barcelona (Spain); Omelyanenko, N.; Ivanov, Y. [Ukrainian Inst. of Agricultural Radiology, Kiev (Ukraine)

    1999-03-15

    The effect of mulch soil cover on crop contamination by {sup 137}Cs was studied within the 30 km zone of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Experiments were performed with oats (Avena sativa) over a three year period. In 1992 soil surface was covered by a plastic net. In 1993 two straw mulch treatments were applied at a dose rate of 200 g m{sup {minus}2} using {sup 137}Cs contaminated and clean straw, respectively. A similar mulch treatment was applied in 1994, and two mulch doses of clean straw were tested. Protection of the soil with a plastic net significantly increased crop yield and reduced crop contamination. When clean straw was used as a mulch layer, a significant decrease of about 30--40% in {sup 137}Cs activity concentration was observed. Mulching with {sup 137}Cs contaminated straw did not reduce crop contamination, probably due to an increase in soil available {sup 137}Cs released from the contaminated mulch. Mulching has been shown to be an effective treatment both for reducing {sup 137}Cs plant contamination and improving crop yield. Therefore, it can be considered as a potential countermeasure in a post-accident situation.

  1. Copyright 2014 -Copyright Information, Privacy Statement, and Terms of Use American Society of Agronomy | Crop Science Society of America | Soil Science Society of America

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    © Copyright 2014 - Copyright Information, Privacy Statement, and Terms of Use American Society of Agronomy | Crop Science Society of America | Soil Science Society of America 5585 Guilford Road | Madison

  2. Smallholder farmer welfare in a time of changing climate: the role of cropping decisions in local food security in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand, India

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    Lin, Marena

    2013-01-01

    increased drainage, rainwater harvesting, soil management,recharge and for rainwater harvesting for the dry cropping11% had implemented rainwater harvesting. Only 5% said that

  3. EFFICACY AND TIMING OF FUNGICIDES, BACTERICIDES, AND BIOLOGICALS for DECIDUOUS TREE FRUIT, NUT, STRAWBERRY, AND VINE CROPS 2010 (updated 5/1/10)

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    Adaskaveg, James E; Gubler, W D; Michailides, Themis J.; Holtz, Brent A.

    2010-01-01

    on Deciduous Tree Fruit, Nut, Strawberry, and Vine Crops inPhomopsis sp. Host(s) Pistachio Almond Strawberry Almond,peach, strawberry Grapevine Grapevine Strawberry Grapevine

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    of Agronomy | Crop Science Society of America | Soil Science Society of America 5585 Guilford Road | Madison Sciences, National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY Coastal wetlands

  5. Unknown 2 (Cultivated) 2†

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    Hugh D. Wilson

    2011-08-10

    ), Nueces Delta Mitigation Project, and Mustang Island, Texas. Analysis focused on black-bellied plover (Pluvialis squatarola), long-billed curlew (Numenitus americanus, peeps (Calidris sandpipers), willet (Cataptrophorus semipalmatus), great blue heron...

  6. Capsicum annuum (Cultivated) 4†

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    James R. Manhart

    2011-08-10

    about the complexity of ecclesiastical polity. Those who continue to urge a portrait of the period as the seedbed of secular liberty will, like his contemporaries, find Goodwin a formidable obstacle and paradox. D. F. McKenzie and Maureen Bell, eds... (CSPD), the Journals of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and the Court Books of the Stationers? Company during the span 1641-1700. As Maureen Bell notes in her brief introduction, McKenzie had relied on the indexes of many of these official...

  7. Corylus avellana (Cultivated)†

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    Monique D. Reed

    2011-08-10

    with it. Test the cow for brucellosis and tuber- culosis. Have a healthy, clean attendant. The attendant's 'clothing should be clean and free from dust. Wash hands with soap and dry with a clean cloth before washing the cow's udder. Rinse hands.... chopped nuts or prepared cereal. Serves 6. CREAM SOUP 2 cups cooked vegetables 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter, margarine 3 cups milk or other fat Blend flour in melted butter or margarine. Add milk and cook, stirring until thickened. Add...

  8. Carya illinoinensis (Cultivated) 5†

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    Monique D. Reed

    2011-08-10

    EXPERIMENT STATION B. YOUNGBLOOD, DIRECTOR COLLEGE STATION , BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS ? ? BULLETIN NO. 328 APRIL, 1926 DIVISION OF ENTOMOLOGY THE LIFE HISTORY AND CONTROL OF THE PECAN NUT .CASE BEARER AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0... history! of the pecan nut case bearer, and of experiments conducted to obtain a suitable method of control. The observations here recordea extended over a period of six years and were con tinuous over that length of time. A study of the life history...

  9. Chenopodium quinoa (Cultivated) 8†

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    Van Reidhead

    2011-08-10

    with this solvent to completeness, ethyl ether removed addi? tional quantities of material. The ethyl ether extract was always washed with water to remove the soap. After various other preliminary tests, the method described below was selected. The object... with ground-in condenser and Sy flask with mercury seal. The ether used was always re-distilled, and was either ether pure by sodium, or U. S. P. ether, purified by washing with water and treatment with solid caustic soda. After four or five syphonings...

  10. Tsuga canadensis (Cultivated) 3†

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    Hugh D. Wilson

    2011-08-10

    includes all possible sep- aration trajectories. These separation trajectories are vectors with the same origin but toward different directions. The shape of the trajectory set is like a cone but not V3 VI V2 FI F2 P1 P2 e3 Y2 2 f e1 1 C2 e3 0 v4... fl "1 e2 e 4 e3 2 Fig. 1. Illustration of the DCEL[13]. necessarily a convex cone for some cases. For removing a convex polyhedron from a concavity with convex boundaries which is also called a convex pocket, the trajectory set is a removal...

  11. Salvinia sp. (Cultivated) 2†

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    James R. Manhart

    2011-08-10

    lysine diets, or single diets varying in lysine content (initial to 109 kg, barrows and gilts). 34 14 Performance of pigs offered a choice of low and high lysine diets, or single diets varying in lysine content (initial to 109 kg, gilts) . . 35 15... of the phase feeding treatments increased. Performance and carcass merit were maximized on the treatment having . 95, . 80 and . 70% lysine for the initial to 52, 52 to 78, and 78 to 109 kg weight intervals, respectively. Pigs on the choice treatments were...

  12. Passiflora spp. (Cultivated)†

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    Monique D. Reed

    2011-08-10

    ??2) D(5)=25. ?(X??Z)+(OMEGA??2) F(LpL)=AM(2)+AM(3) Fi, ), 2)=(H(Z)??Z)+(Hi', 31??2)?AR(2)?AMf3) F(L, 31'=AM(ZI?(H(3)??2)?AM(31?(H(2)??2) Fi L, 4!= i H(21??2)?( H( 3)??2) Ff)p'5!'=F(). sLJ+AM(4) F(). , 61=F(J. pZJ+AM(4)?F('L, ()+(H(4)??2) Fffp7)=F..."=Filp71+AM(5)?FIL?6)+(H(5)??21?F(J?5) FiLp L4)=-i=(fp81', +AM(51?F(L, 71+(H(5)??2)?F(Lp6) F(LpL5)=F(Lp9!'+AM(51'?F(Lp8)+(H(51??2)?F(fp7) F:L, L6)=F(LpLDI+AM('5J'?F((, 9)?(H(5)??2)?F(. fp81 F(LpL7)=AM(51?F(L, LD)+(H(5)??21?F((p9) F(Lp)81'=(H(51??2)?F...

  13. Lens culinaris (Cultivated)†

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    James R. Manhart

    2011-08-10

    light [6]. In Figure 9, Steve May?s use of a throw pattern in Butterflies in the Rain enhanced the atmosphere of the inside of a piano [15]. Artificially produced smoke and fog affect the quality of light. Fog desaturates color. Contrast is also reduced... because dark tones are lightened. Fog can aid in the illusion of depth in a scene as the desaturation of color and reduction of contrast occurs for objects within fog and as depth increases like at the horizon line. II.4. Live-action vs. digital lighting...

  14. Agave sp. (Cultivated)†

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    Hugh D. Wilson

    2011-08-10

    ) at http://www.agr. state.tx.us/eco/finance_ag_development/tafa/ fin_linked.htm Compiled by Ashley C. Lovell, Extension Specialist Economic Development, and Joe L. Outlaw, Professor and Extension Agricultural Economist, The Texas A&M University System...

  15. Euphorbia ingens (Cultivated)†

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    James R. Manhart

    2011-08-10

    the existing results on the supplier-driven wholesale price contract, as well as the buyer-driven margin-only and multiplier-only contracts that appear in the previous literature (e.g., Ingene and Parry (2004), Ertek and Griffin 3 (2002), and Liu and C... contracts. While related buyer-driven con- tracts have been studied (e.g., Ertek and Griffin (2002) and Ingene and Parry (2004)), the counterpart buyer-driven contracts are different and nontrivial as we discuss next. For example, consider the counterpart...

  16. Fragaria chiloensis (Cultivated)†

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    Hugh D. Wilson

    2011-08-10

    and imported fresh table grape markets is evaluated using a probabilistic framework, resulting in estimated probabilities of integration for the California-Chile (Los Angeles, CA) and California-Chile (Philadelphia, PA) markets of 9% and 19% respectively. A...

  17. Pyrrosia polydactylis (Cultivated)†

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    Robert W. Corbett

    2011-08-02

    of the diversity and the wealth of biological and genomic tools for the filamentous fungi it is possible to track the evolutionary history of genes and gene networks in these organisms. In this dissertation I focus on the evolution of two genes (lolC and lolD...

  18. Eucalyptus deglupta (Cultivated) 3†

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    Beverly Thompson

    2011-08-10

    Fuelwood is an important source of domestic energy in rural regions of Brazil. In the Zona da Mata of Minas Gerais, native species from the Atlantic Forest are an important source of fuelwood, supplemented by wood from eucalyptus and coffee...

  19. Iris sp. (Cultivated) 2†

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    James R. Manhart

    2011-08-10

    ::NCEPT FOR INIXJSTRIAL mER;Y/tJrILITY VALUES WILLIAM J. 0 'BRIEN Energy Consultant 231 Torrey Pines Drive Tans River, New Jersey 'n1ere are frequently proo1ems in arriving at an equitable assigrnnent of costs to consumers and producers of utilities. A m...:>re equitable assign ment of costs will lead to better operating decisions which iJrprOlTe overall profitability? This paper discusses sane of the concepts and considerations which srould be addressed and proposes possible alternatives to rrove...

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    Van Reidhead

    2011-08-10

    of scholarship, and enough nuggets of new research to keep even Monteverdi specialists engaged. Laura A. Lewis. Hall of Mirrrors: Power, Witchcraft, and Caste in Colonial Mexico. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003. xvi + 262 pp. $79.95 cloth; $22....95 paperback. Review by patricia m. garc?a, the university of texas at austin. Laura A. Lewis?s Hall of Mirrors: Power, Witchcraft, and Caste in Co- lonial Mexico begins with the first of many case histories of men and women accused of engaging in, directly...