The effectiveness of early generation selection for yield and
yield stability and the possible identification of superior parental
combinations were studied in winter wheat populations representing
different levels of genetic diversity. Experimental material for
evaluating yield stability consisted of nine bulk and seven modified
bulk populations derived from nine parental...
Growth phenology (i.e., timing of growth initiation and cessation) is important to adaptation. This study examined the extent of genetic control of bud and cambial phenology and their relationships with stem
growth in pole-size Douglas-fir (ages 13 to 16 years) from 60 open-pollinated families. The availability of bud phenology data...
A population of the Douglas-fir cone moth, Barbara colfaxiana
(Kft. ), was studied on the Buckhead Seed Production Area, Oakridge,
Oregon, during 1971 and 1972. A method of estimating cone and
insect populations is presented. Factors contributing to the mortality
of B. colfaxiana are discussed, with resinosis being the critical...
The major objective of this study was to determine why certain
winter wheat cultivars, when hybridized, will produce a greater proportion
of desirable plants in subsequent, segregating generations.
Three winter wheat parents were chosen as the experimental material,
based on their known performance as parents. Yamhill and
Pullman Selection 101...
Chum salmon from different stocks were bred together in two experiments. Three stocks contributed gametes to one experiment, two stocks to another. Sibling groups of eggs, alevins, and fry were maintained in a common environment. Variability of development rates, rearing performance, susceptibility to disease, and behavioral traits was partitioned into...
Responses to two cycles of mass selection for heading date,
followed by selfing or intermating, were studied in two diverse
winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em. Thell) crosses. Selection
was bidirectional, resulting in early and late populations for
each mating system, cycle, and cross. The influence of mass
Two management systems were evaluated in terms of the effects on
cow condition score and body weight changes and calf growth rates. The
management systems evaluated were winter supplementation of energy,
winter creep feeding and delayed weaning. The calves used in this study
were born in September and October of...
The effects of mold level (Botrytis cinerea), processing method (fresh, individually quick frozen (IQF), frozen sugared sliced (FSS), freeze dried (FD), canned, and preserves), and maturity (underripe, normal, and overripe) and strawberry volatiles were analyzed by gas liquid chromatography (GLC) using on-column entrainment of headspace volatiles in aqueous extracts. Computerized...
A simulation model capable of execution on a programmable
calculator was developed to study voluntary intake,
liveweight change, and fertility of grade Zebu cows in the
Llanos of Colombia. Organic nitrogen in the diet and meta
bolic weight were used to predict intake; age, liveweight,
and energy concentration were the...
Elasticity properties of wood studs are essential inputs for
the structural analysis of wood-stud wall systems.
A theoretical procedure was developed to determine the probability
distributions for the deflection-load relations of stud samples.
The procedure is based on the finite element analysis and a Monte-
Carlo type simulation and accounts...