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Some Economic Effects Of Irrigation Watr Pumping From A Declining Water Table In The Milford Area Of Utah, Duane R. Price May 1966

Some Economic Effects Of Irrigation Watr Pumping From A Declining Water Table In The Milford Area Of Utah, Duane R. Price

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Surface water is found in very limited quantities in most of southwestern Utah. In order to compensate for a deficit of surface water it has been necessary to use underground water where it is possible and profitable to do so. The Milford pumping area in southwestern Utah is an area where expanded irrigated agriculture has been established by pumping of ground water. It is one of four major pumping areas in the state of Utah.


The Comparative Costs Of Processing Frozen Sour Cherries, Utah County, Utah, 1964, Richard K. Hart May 1966

The Comparative Costs Of Processing Frozen Sour Cherries, Utah County, Utah, 1964, Richard K. Hart

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Since 1905 when Professor Henry C. Taylor opened the area of economies of scale for discussion with his observations on the variables affecting farm size, agricultural economists have been concerned with scale of plant in agriculture. Considerable study and discussion have not resolved many of the questions raised in this area, but a basic framework has been constructed which can be used as a planning tool in the efficient organization and operation of plants of various sizes under given conditions.


The Economic Value Of Forage For Livestock On Public And Private Ranges In Utah, Mardell D. Topham May 1966

The Economic Value Of Forage For Livestock On Public And Private Ranges In Utah, Mardell D. Topham

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The United States Government controls about 359 million acres of land in the 11 Western States. This vast acreage produces recreation for vacationers, timber for lumbermen, water for city and rural consumption, forage for livestock and wildlife, and minerals for miners. In many cases, the users of these products are competing and are clamoring for a large share of this land. Consequently, land use is continually changing. Since 1941, the amount of timber cut has tripled, recreation has doubled, watersheds now yield a better quality of water (Clawson, 1957), forage for wildlife has increased but forage for livestock use has ...


Behavior Patterns Of The Adult Alfalfa Weevil In Cache Valley, Utah, J. Wanless Southwick May 1966

Behavior Patterns Of The Adult Alfalfa Weevil In Cache Valley, Utah, J. Wanless Southwick

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhal), was first found in the United States in Salt Lake City, Utah, during 1904 (Titus, 1910b). It spread form this point of original introduction and partially infested Cache Valley by 1912 (Titus, 1913).

The alfalfa weevil has become one of the more important insect problems currently affecting American agriculture. Recently, this problem has attracted national attention because of the development of resistance to insecticides by the alfalfa weevil, the outlawing of certain pesticides for use on forage crops and the rapid spread of the alfalfa weevil to new areas.

With this increased attention, many ...


An Evaluation Of Pricing Practices And Their Effect On The Egg Industry In Utah, Wilbur N. Sherman May 1966

An Evaluation Of Pricing Practices And Their Effect On The Egg Industry In Utah, Wilbur N. Sherman

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The decade from 1953 to 1963 was one of drastic change for the egg industry in Utah. A study conducted at Utah State University shows that in 1952, slightly more than 40 percent of local egg production was s old in distant markets while in 1964, import data gathered from egg handlers in the State indicate that 20 to 25 percent of the eggs consumed in Utah were imported.


Meadow, Millard County, Utah: The Geography Of A Small Mormon Agricultural Community, Richard H. Jackson Jan 1966

Meadow, Millard County, Utah: The Geography Of A Small Mormon Agricultural Community, Richard H. Jackson

Theses and Dissertations

The agricultural village was the basis of the original economy of Utah established by the Mormon settlers, but it has since been supplanted in importance by the industrial and commercial activities of the large centers of the Wasatch Front counties of Salt Lake, Weber, and Utah. This study was conducted in an attempt to determine the future of those communities removed from industrialized northern Utah. The village of Meadow, Millard County, was chosen as an example and it was subjected to a detailed geographic analysis. From this analysis conclusions have been drawn regarding its future.