This report investigates the use of wood to fuel a
trimburner incorporated in a combined-cycle, biomass-fired
power plant. The term "trimburner" applies to a
ductburner which is designed to boost the temperature of
the air stream entering the gas turbine. The work
presented here is part of a larger biomass...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a course in
assertiveness training on internalized shame in college students to determine
if assertiveness training was effective in decreasing the feeling of shame in
undergraduate college students. Assertiveness training was selected as the
treatment to reduce shame because...
This thesis explores the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at the Corvallis and Albany, Oregon Farmers' Markets and its role in food access for SNAP participants. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach combining a farmers' market survey and household interviews, the study investigated who uses SNAP at the farmers'...
This thesis investigates the success of and challenges facing small farmers operating direct marketing farm businesses in Oregon's Willamette Valley. This qualitative study utilizes participatory methods to gain the unique perspectives of small farmers regarding their success and challenges. Small farms are important players in local food systems and ensuring...
This study was undertaken in a Red Delicious apple orchard in
Oregon's Hood River Valley to determine if low leaf P concentrations
were contributing to such observed, orchard disorders as poor shoot
growth, shoot dieback and. small fruit size at harvest.
Subsurface applications of lime and superphosphate had no
A publication containing advice on a wide range of gardening topics, including composting, container gardens, fall/winter gardens, fertilizing, insect pests, plant diseases, planting guidelines, raised beds, site selection, slugs, soil improvement, tilling, warm-season crops, watering, and weeds. Includes regional tips for various parts of Oregon.
Some forms of bacterial respiration do not involve molecular
oxygen but instead utilize other hydrogen acceptors for oxidation
of the substrate. Various organic and inorganic acceptors may be
used. In the present study, the inorganic radicals, nitrate and
nitrite, were investigated. Preliminary evidence indicated that
nitrate and oxygen are able...
A number of researchers view farmers’ markets as an appropriate vehicle for
re-embedding food markets into communities (O’Hara & Stagl, 2001, Feenstra, 2002,
Lyson, 2005). Amidst astounding growth in the number of farmers’ markets in the
United States in recent decades, many markets struggle and fail. Recent research
Zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio) are small, freshwater teleost fishes in the family
Cyprinidae, the true minnows. They are native to the tropical latitudes of India, but
have become widespread through their use as aquarium fish and as models for several
branches of biological research. Their ease of rearing, short generation time,...