In the majority of the less developed countries the small-scale
peasant agriculture is the dominant sector of the countries' economies.
The successes of major agricultural programs in order to increase the
potentials depend primarily on the understanding of the economic organizations
of the peasant households.
This study analyzed over a...
Four experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of
growth-promoting treatments on potato sprouts and plantlets grown in
vitro, and to determine the relationships between growth rate and
eradication of PVX and PVS through shoot-tip culture.
The approach consisted of exposing plant material to potential
growth-regulating treatments, selecting the more...
By 1976 extended fisheries jurisdiction had been
declared by most coastal states and territories of the
world. The new regime of property rights was expected to
affect seafood production costs which, in turn, could impact
on seafood trade and the competitive positions of
producing countries. In theory this policy should...
In recent years we have seen increasing debate over
the allocation of PNW water resources. In particular there
are conflicts over using the river system for irrigation
vs. electricity production. Denying the hydroelectric
system water implies higher costs to electricity consumers
as producers substitute more expensive nonhydro resources.
The onsite costs and benefits of conservation tillage in the
Camas Prairie Region of Northern Idaho were estimated. The evaluation
of these costs and benefits included a measurement of the
long-term effects of soil erosion on cropland productivity.
A model developed by Daniel Taylor (1982) was used as a base...
Spring grazing of annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) seed
fields with sheep is a common practice in the Willamette Valley of
Oregon. However, the effect of grazing on seed yield in Oregon has
not previously been investigated. This experiment was designed to
determine the effects of duration of spring grazing...
Studies were conducted to investigate the metabolism of
selenium (Se) , and the influences of Se on the metabolism of cadmium (Cd) and inorganic mercury (Hg) in rats, and in ram semen in
vitro. Se-deficient (-Se) or Se-adequate (+Se) rats were injected intraperitoneally with either ¹⁰⁹CdCl₂ (5 μCi/rat) or ²⁰³HgN0₃...
The purpose of this study, to examine the relevance of U.S.
graduate education in agriculture to careers in agricultural
development of East African agriculturalists, was examined in
terms of three problems:
Problem 1: Was U.S. graduate education in agriculture
relevant to careers in agricultural development of East
The Egyptian economy depends heavily on cotton as the major export commodity among agricultural commodities. Egypt is the largest exporter of extra long staple cotton in the world followed by Sudan and Peru. It provides about 45 percent of the world exports of extra long staple cotton. Instability in the...