The bioavailability of chemical compounds in the marine environment fundamentally influences the growth and physiology of microorganisms. Organic and inorganic chemicals that are produced by some marine plankton can be consumed by other plankton for energy production, growth, or to initiate essential physiological processes. Cultures of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana,...
Astragalus diaphanus is a rare plant endemic to the
John Day River drainage of north-central Oregon. This
species has several interesting features, including the
dimorphism of its fruit and its geographical isolation from
the two nearest taxonomically related species, which occur
in Colorado. This study addressed the species' distribution
In 2004, the Transition Mathematics Project (TMP), funded by the state of Washington and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was established to create projects to help high school students gain the necessary skills to become college and work-ready. Aligned to TMP's College Readiness Mathematics Standards, a fourth-year capstone mathematics...
The federal government has spent considerable sums of money to
rehabilitate range lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management
(BLM). These investments have had varying effects on the production
and utilization of forage on these lands.
One of the most surprising results, according to BLM officials,
of the investments...
Field experiments were established in 1982 and 1983 on a Woodburn silt loam soil (Aquultic Argixeroll) to examine the effect of S fertilizer on dinitrogen fixation and dry matter yield of 10 week-old seedling alfalfa (Medicago sativa L. cv. 'Apollo'). Six levels of S fertilizer (0 to 67.2 kg S/ha)...
Tansy ragwort (Senecio jacobaea L. ) is a poisonous weed which
infests alfalfa fields in western Oregon. Studies were conducted to
evaluate the effectiveness of asulam (methyl sulfanilylcarbamate)for
control of tansy ragwort in alfalfa and to elucidate factors responsible
for its selectivity. In seven replicated field trials in 1973 and...