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Report: Antibiotic residues on plant tissues
Antibiotics have been used to control plant diseases for over 50 years (McManus et al., 2002). The quantity of antibiotics used for crop protection is small relative to livestock production and potential human exposure ...
Evaluation of progeny of genetically engineered barley plants for resistance to rhizoctonia oryzae and rhizoctonia solani AG-8
In recent years, farmers in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) have been adopting agricultural practices known as direct-seed, or no-till farming, for both economic and resource conservation benefits. Unfortunately, Rhizoctonia ...
Precision agriculture on the Palouse
EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FRESH TREE FRUIT MARKET
This dissertation is composed of three studies. First, fresh tree fruit demand at the farm gate is modeled to estimate price elasticities and export elasticities. Second, fresh fruit demand is estimated for the consumer ...
Impacts of nitrogen fertility, soilborne disease, and socioeconomic factors on diverse small grain production systems of the Pacific Northwest
Small grains are grown in rotation with many temperate crops in the Columbia Basin and Puget Sound regions, functioning to improve the profitability of the cash crops. During 2009-10, 45 isolates of
Rotational Cropping Systems for Nitrogen Management and Weed Control in Dryland Organic Wheat Production
Diversification of cropping systems with legumes is a common practice used to overcome soil fertility and weed control challenges in organic farming systems. The current study assessed different legume-intensive cropping ...