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Pineywoods Native Plant Center News, December 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Dec 2004

Pineywoods Native Plant Center News, December 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Fourth Iowa Organic Conference A Success, Kathleen Delate Nov 2004

Fourth Iowa Organic Conference A Success, Kathleen Delate

Integrated Crop Management News

Stanley Johnson, vice-provost for Extension at Iowa State University, welcomed the crowd of 295 registrants at the Fourth Annual Iowa Organic Conference in the Scheman Building on Monday, November 1, 2004, to the home of the "best organic research and extension program in the United States," according to Rodale Press.


Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Dec 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Nov 2004

Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Dec 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Fall 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Oct 2004

Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Fall 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Sept 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Sep 2004

Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Sept 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Propagation From Cuttings, Larry A. Sagers, Gary Fawson Jul 2004

Propagation From Cuttings, Larry A. Sagers, Gary Fawson

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


Propagation By Grafting And Budding, Larry A. Sagers Jul 2004

Propagation By Grafting And Budding, Larry A. Sagers

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


Master Gardener Program, Larry A. Sagers Jul 2004

Master Gardener Program, Larry A. Sagers

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


Planting Landscape Trees, Larry A. Sagers Jul 2004

Planting Landscape Trees, Larry A. Sagers

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


Plant Growth And Development, Larry A. Sagers Jul 2004

Plant Growth And Development, Larry A. Sagers

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


Plant Translation, Larry A. Sagers Jul 2004

Plant Translation, Larry A. Sagers

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Summer 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jul 2004

Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Summer 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Plant Disease Management, Larry A. Sagers Jul 2004

Plant Disease Management, Larry A. Sagers

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


New Seed Varieties, Larry A. Sagers Jun 2004

New Seed Varieties, Larry A. Sagers

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


Growing Bulbs In Utah, Larry A. Sagers Jun 2004

Growing Bulbs In Utah, Larry A. Sagers

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


Organic Horticulture: Strategic Opportunities In Western Australia, Steven Mccoy Jun 2004

Organic Horticulture: Strategic Opportunities In Western Australia, Steven Mccoy

Bulletins 4000 -

This report considers the potential to develop organic horticulture in WA. The study examines key factors limiting industry scale and scope and identifies preferred soil types, regional locations, prospective crops and potential scale where organic production may offer comparative economic advantage.


Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Spring 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Apr 2004

Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Spring 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Harvesting Green Gold: Cultivation Of Betelvine In Sundarban, Ganesh Chandra, R L. Sagar Mar 2004

Harvesting Green Gold: Cultivation Of Betelvine In Sundarban, Ganesh Chandra, R L. Sagar

Ganesh Chandra

Betelvine or Pan (Piper betel L) belongs to the family Piperaceae and is a perennial aromatic creeper grown for its leaves. It is the most important cash crop and its cultivation has already brought a perceptible and conspicuous change in the livelihood security of Sundarban agriculture and its farming population. Betelvine is cultivated in a hut like structure called Boroj which is made of either square or rectangular in shape. Farmers are selling their produce at local markets as well as the distant markets in Midnapore district. The growers are also facing several constraints. The most important constraint is price ...


Models For Predicting The Risk Of Naturalization Of Nonnative Woody Plants In Iowa, Mark P. Widrlechner, Janette R. Thompson, Jeffery K. Iles, Philip M. Dixon Mar 2004

Models For Predicting The Risk Of Naturalization Of Nonnative Woody Plants In Iowa, Mark P. Widrlechner, Janette R. Thompson, Jeffery K. Iles, Philip M. Dixon

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Publications

Nursery and landscape professionals have introduced many useful non-native woody plants for managed landscapes, but the potential exists for new introductions to escape from cultivation and become pests. The objective of this study was to develop a comprehensive strategy to assess the risk of naturalization of non-native woody plants in Iowa. We examined life-history traits and native distributions of 100 woody plant species, including 28 species known to naturalize in Iowa and 72 other species not known to naturalize in the state. We tested three approaches to predict naturalization of woody plants in Iowa: (1) direct application of a previously ...


Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Winter 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University Jan 2004

Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Winter 2004, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

No abstract provided.


2002 Leopold Grape Cultivar By Management System Trial, Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Bernard J. Havlovic Jan 2004

2002 Leopold Grape Cultivar By Management System Trial, Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Bernard J. Havlovic

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

Through a grant from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, a grape cultivar by management system trial was established in 2002 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, Ames, and at the ISU Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm, Lewis. The trial was designed to evaluate 15 cultivars under three management systems. In 2002, 10 wine cultivars [Maréchal Foch (Foch), Frontenac, Cynthiana (Norton), St.Croix, Chambourcin, Seyval Blanc (Seyval), La Crosse, Vignole, Traminette, Edelweiss], and four seedless table cultivars (Marquis, Vanessa, Reliance, Mars) were planted at the two locations, with the seedless cultivar Jupiter added in 2003.


Evaluation Of Wheat Varieties For Certified Organic Production--Neely-Kinyon Trial, 2003, Kathleen Delate, Heather Friedrich, Andrea Mckern, Robert Burcham Jan 2004

Evaluation Of Wheat Varieties For Certified Organic Production--Neely-Kinyon Trial, 2003, Kathleen Delate, Heather Friedrich, Andrea Mckern, Robert Burcham

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

The increasing demand for organic products from consumers has resulted in continuous growth in the organic industry. Organic wheat is an indispensable ingredient in many processed organic products. This variety trial evaluated the production of soft red, hard red, and soft white wheat in southwest Iowa.


Evaluating Sustainable, Integrated Management Of Muskmelon Diseases, Weeds, And Insect Pests In Partnership With Iowa Growers, Mark L. Gleason, Sara J. Helland, Matthew Z. Liebman, Donald R. Lewis, Henry G. Tabor, Vincent F. Lawson Jan 2004

Evaluating Sustainable, Integrated Management Of Muskmelon Diseases, Weeds, And Insect Pests In Partnership With Iowa Growers, Mark L. Gleason, Sara J. Helland, Matthew Z. Liebman, Donald R. Lewis, Henry G. Tabor, Vincent F. Lawson

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Several ways to decrease grower reliance on chemicals in muskmelon production were studied.


Evaluation Of Organic Pest Management Treatments For Bean Leaf Beetle--Neely-Kinyon Trial, 2003, Kathleen Delate, Heather Friedrich, Andrea Mckern, Robert Burcham Jan 2004

Evaluation Of Organic Pest Management Treatments For Bean Leaf Beetle--Neely-Kinyon Trial, 2003, Kathleen Delate, Heather Friedrich, Andrea Mckern, Robert Burcham

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

Bean leaf beetles have continued to be a problem for organic tofu soybean producers throughout the Midwest because of the resulting seed staining, which can downgrade the quality of the soybeans at market. Beginning in 2000, we have evaluated organically approved treatments for bean leaf beetle and fungal control.


Comparison Of Organic And Conventional Crops At The Neely-Kinyon Long-Term Agroecological Research (Ltar) Site, 2003, Kathleen Delate, Heather Friedrich, Andrea Mckern, Cynthia A. Cambardella, Robert Burcham Jan 2004

Comparison Of Organic And Conventional Crops At The Neely-Kinyon Long-Term Agroecological Research (Ltar) Site, 2003, Kathleen Delate, Heather Friedrich, Andrea Mckern, Cynthia A. Cambardella, Robert Burcham

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

The Neely-Kinyon LTAR site was established in 1998 to study the long-term effects of organic production in Iowa. Treatments at the LTAR site, replicated four times in a completely random design, include the following rotations: conventional Corn-Soybean (C-S), organic Corn-Soybean-Oats/Alfalfa (C-S-O/A), organic Corn-Soybean-Oats/Alfalfa-Alfalfa (C-S-O/AA), and Soybean-Wheat (S-W). Variety selection and planting methods were as follows: Pioneer 34M94 corn was planted at a depth of 1.75 in. as untreated seed at a rate of 32,000 seeds/acre in the organic plots and as treated seed at a rate of 30,000 seeds/acre in conventional ...


2003 Wine Grape Cultivar Trial, Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Bernard J. Havlovic, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, Kevin Van Dee Jan 2004

2003 Wine Grape Cultivar Trial, Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Bernard J. Havlovic, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, Kevin Van Dee

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

Iowa has experienced a tremendous increase in commercial grape plantings in recent years, and the interest in establishing additional plantings continues to increase. However, as new plantings are planned, new cultivars can only be recommended with reservation until they are thoroughly tested under Iowa’s climatic conditions. Through an Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) specialty crops grant awarded to the Iowa Grape Growers Association (IGGA) and contracted to the ISU Department of Horticulture, a wine grape cultivar trial was established in 2003 to evaluate the adaptability, productivity, and wine making quality of 20 new cultivars. These advanced ...


Evaluation Of Corn, Soybean And Barley Varieties For Certified Organic Production, Crawfordsville–2003, Kathleen Delate, Heather Friedrich, Andrea Mckern, Kevin Van Dee Jan 2004

Evaluation Of Corn, Soybean And Barley Varieties For Certified Organic Production, Crawfordsville–2003, Kathleen Delate, Heather Friedrich, Andrea Mckern, Kevin Van Dee

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

Beginning in 1998, a long-term crop rotation experiment was initiated at the Southeast Research Farm (SERF) to examine the effects of organic practices on crop yields, soil quality, and grain quality. Because a soil-building crop rotation is required for certified organic crop production, organic fields at the SERF follow a rotation of corn-soybean-barley/red clover. Results reported here represent the sixth year of production, which includes two cycles of the 3- year crop rotation.


2003 Home Demonstration Gardens, Cynthia L. Haynes Jan 2004

2003 Home Demonstration Gardens, Cynthia L. Haynes

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

To commemorate 100 years of ISU Extension, an heirloom garden was one of the themes for the Home Demonstration Gardens at seven ISU Research Farms in 2003. Heirloom vegetables and flowers were grown for display at each farm. Other themes included annual vines, bush beans, seedless watermelon, groundcover petunias, and vegetable “superstars” for health. Over 700 people attended the field days associated with the 2003 Home Demonstration Gardens.


2003 Home Demonstration Gardens, Cynthia L. Haynes Jan 2004

2003 Home Demonstration Gardens, Cynthia L. Haynes

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

To commemorate 100 years of ISU Extension, an heirloom garden was one of the themes for the Home Demonstration Gardens at seven ISU Research Farms in 2003. Heirloom vegetables and flowers were grown for display at each farm. Other themes included annual vines, bush beans, seedless watermelon, groundcover petunias, and vegetable “superstars” for health. Over 700 people attended the field days associated with the 2003 Home Demonstration Gardens.


Evaluation Of Soybean Varieties For Certified Organic Production--Neely-Kinyon Trial, 2003, Kathleen Delate, Heather Friedrich, Robert Burcham Jan 2004

Evaluation Of Soybean Varieties For Certified Organic Production--Neely-Kinyon Trial, 2003, Kathleen Delate, Heather Friedrich, Robert Burcham

Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports

Bean leaf beetles have continued to be a problem for organic tofu soybean producers throughout the Midwest because of the resulting seed staining, which can downgrade the quality of the soybeans at market. Beginning in 2000, we have evaluated soybean varieties at the Neely-Kinyon Farm in Greenfield, Iowa, for yield and seed staining under organic production methods.