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Wheat Grain Arabinoxylan Quantification, Characterization, and Fate During Baking
The study of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) as it relates to end-use quality is highly diverse. This dissertation examines end-use quality across the U.S. and how the non-starch polysaccharide arabinoxylan (AX) influences ...
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
BIOCHAR: ITS CHARACTERIZATION AND UTILITY FOR RECOVERING PHOSPHORUS FROM ANAEROBIC DIGESTED DAIRY EFFLUENT
In pyrolysis, an alternative to petroleum-based energy, the result of low oxygen combustion is a carbon-rich solid commonly called biochar. We evaluated biochars made from four feedstocks regionally available (wood pellets ...
EFFECTS OF GENOTYPE, FERTILIZER, AND MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI ON PHOSPHORUS USE EFFICIENCY OF ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL SPRING WHEAT
Recent attention to the increasing environmental and monetary costs of mining dwindling phosphorus (P) reserves have lead to renewed efforts to design agricultural systems that use P more efficiently. The objective of these ...
Statistical Applications in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Statistical analysis has many applications ensuring the validity and reproducibility of plant breeding and genetics research. Crop plant germplasm collections are often too large to be of use regularly. A core subset with ...
NITROGEN UPTAKE AND CYCLING BY CANOLA, PEA, AND WHEAT: IMPLICATIONS FOR ROTATIONAL NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY
The total soil N supply is often not factored into many N use efficiency (NUE) equations despite its high contribution to plant N nutrition and degree of internal N cycling in soil. Greenhouse, laboratory, and field ...
IMPROVING BAKING QUALITY AND LOCAL MARKETS FOR WHEAT GROWN IN WESTERN WASHINGTON
Winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) is currently grown in crop rotations in western Washington to break disease cycles and improve soil quality. There is interest in creating a local grain system to add value to the crop. Two ...
SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION OF FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN MALAWI
Smallholder farmers in southeastern Africa are constrained by poor rainwater-use efficiency, soil degradation, and limited financial resources. Conservation agriculture (CA), based on the principles of minimal soil ...
Sustainable Intercropping of Switchgrass and Hybrid Poplar for Bioenergy Production
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a perennial warm-season grass that has been selected as an important lignocellulosic feedstock to support bioenergy production. Intercropping of two perennial species, switchgrass and ...
Agronomic and Sociological Aspects of Organic Cropping Systems in the Dryland Pacific Northwest
Of the 4.8 million acres devoted to organic winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production in the U.S., less than 1% of organic wheat acreage is located in Washington State, despite the highly productive soils and record ...