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.
A great potential for increasing upland rice production exists in
the savanna soils of Colombia. These vast areas are currently
underutilized. However, they have good soil structure, flat
topography, coupled with sufficient and well distributed rainfall,
making savanna soils ideal for upland rice cropping system. The major
constraints to upland...
The Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976
took effect on March 1, 1977. By this Act the United
States extended its management over fisheries to 200
nautical miles from shore. Extended fishery jurisdiction
was expected to promote industry development and expand
the contribution of the fishing industry to the...
The adoption of modem agricultural technologies in Bangladesh increases
overall agricultural productivity and income primarily through the increase in cereal
crop production. It, however, impedes the productivity of several other minor crops
and fishes, widens the distribution of income between the rich and the poor, exploits
resources and obstructs the...
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...
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...