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Farming With An Amputation, Rhonda Miller Ph.D., Anne Reither Dec 2014

Farming With An Amputation, Rhonda Miller Ph.D., Anne Reither

Archived Agriculture Publications

No abstract provided.


Invasive Insect Field Guide For Utah, Lori R. Spears, Ricardo A. Ramirez Dec 2014

Invasive Insect Field Guide For Utah, Lori R. Spears, Ricardo A. Ramirez

All Current Publications

This publication provides information on Utah's top priority invasive insects that have been reported in the state as well as some invasive insects that are considered to be a threat to Utah's agriculture and natural resources, but have only been reported elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. Included is a brief description of each invasive insect, its host(s) and current distribution, symptoms to watch out for, and graphs of its expected activity throughout the season.


Farming With An Amputation, Rhonda Miller Ph.D., Anne Reither Dec 2014

Farming With An Amputation, Rhonda Miller Ph.D., Anne Reither

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Red Currants In The Garden, Sheridan Hansen, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black Oct 2014

Red Currants In The Garden, Sheridan Hansen, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes red currants, recommended cultivars, how to grow, nutrition, pests and diseases, and uses.


Killer Kidney Beans?, Karin Allen, Debra Proctor Oct 2014

Killer Kidney Beans?, Karin Allen, Debra Proctor

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes how to safely cook dry beans.


Elderberry In The Garden, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black Oct 2014

Elderberry In The Garden, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes elderberries, including recommended cultivars, how to grow, nutritional value, and uses.


A Comparison Of Northern Utah High Tunnel Strawberry Production Costs And Returns With Low Tunnels, Tiffany Maughan, Kynda Curtis, Brent Black, Dan Drost Oct 2014

A Comparison Of Northern Utah High Tunnel Strawberry Production Costs And Returns With Low Tunnels, Tiffany Maughan, Kynda Curtis, Brent Black, Dan Drost

All Current Publications

This publication uses partial budgets to compare the costs, returns and resulting changes in net income when low tunnels are added to a high tunnel production system.


A Cost Comparison Of Northern Utah High Tunnel Strawberry Production Costs And Returns With Low Tunnels And Supplemental Heating, Tiffany Maughan, Kynda Curtis, Brent Black, Dan Drost Oct 2014

A Cost Comparison Of Northern Utah High Tunnel Strawberry Production Costs And Returns With Low Tunnels And Supplemental Heating, Tiffany Maughan, Kynda Curtis, Brent Black, Dan Drost

All Current Publications

This publication uses partial budgets to compare the costs, returns and resulting changes in net income when supplemental heating is added to a high tunnel plus low tunnel system.


Utilizing Repurposed Materials To Construct Utility Buildings And Small Animal Shelters, C. Kim Chapman Oct 2014

Utilizing Repurposed Materials To Construct Utility Buildings And Small Animal Shelters, C. Kim Chapman

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes how to use repurposed materials such as shipping pallets, scraps from construction sites or other building projects, to construct utility buildings and small animal shelters.


Small Acreage Site Inventory, Factors To Consider In Planning A Small Scale Agricultural Enterprise, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black Oct 2014

Small Acreage Site Inventory, Factors To Consider In Planning A Small Scale Agricultural Enterprise, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black

All Current Publications

This publication is intended to provide a step-by-step guide for taking an inventory of the factors that should guide the decision in what type of small acreage enterprise to pursue. careful planning before deciding on a cop will help ensure a successful venture.


Goosberries In The Garden, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black Oct 2014

Goosberries In The Garden, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes gooseberries, recommended varieties, how to grow them, nutrition, pests and diseases, and uses.


Working With 4-H Yough Who Have Disabilities, Aris Biedermann, Rebecca Mills Oct 2014

Working With 4-H Yough Who Have Disabilities, Aris Biedermann, Rebecca Mills

All Current Publications

This fact sheet gives tips on working with youth who have mental and/or physical disabilities.


Damping-Off, Claudia Nischwitz Oct 2014

Damping-Off, Claudia Nischwitz

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Using Fruit Trees And Berries To Create An Edible Landscape In Utah, Laura Wright, Brent Black Sep 2014

Using Fruit Trees And Berries To Create An Edible Landscape In Utah, Laura Wright, Brent Black

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes how to use fruit trees and berries in your landscape to maximize space and minimize water use, and to grow produce in the process.


Controlling Curly Top Virus Of Tomato, Rick Heflebower, Jeff Schalau Sep 2014

Controlling Curly Top Virus Of Tomato, Rick Heflebower, Jeff Schalau

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes curly top virus of tomato, its symptoms, and ways to control it.


How To Use Anti-Mullerian Hormone Testing To Diagnose Granulosa Cell Tumors In Mares, Dirk K. Vanderwall, Kerry A. Rood Sep 2014

How To Use Anti-Mullerian Hormone Testing To Diagnose Granulosa Cell Tumors In Mares, Dirk K. Vanderwall, Kerry A. Rood

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes how to use Anti-Mullerian hormone testing to diagnose granulosa cell tumors in mares.


Phragmites Control At The Urban/Rural Interface, Larry Rupp, Ralph Whitesides, Karin Kettenring, Eric Hazelton Sep 2014

Phragmites Control At The Urban/Rural Interface, Larry Rupp, Ralph Whitesides, Karin Kettenring, Eric Hazelton

All Current Publications

The non-native version of common reed (Phragmites australis) was introduced to North America from Eurasia in the late 1700s to early 1800s. It is an aggressive, tall, dense wetland grass that crowds out native vegetation. In Utah it has colonized vast acreages around the Great Salt Lake and other wetlands resulting in a loss of habitat for wildlife and access by people. It is also found in smaller wetland areas at the urban/rural interface. Controlling small, urban populations is important to reducing the spread of this weed.


Northern Utah High Tunnel Strawberry Production Costs And Returns, 2014, Tiffany Maughan, Kynda Curtis, Brent Black, Dan Drost Aug 2014

Northern Utah High Tunnel Strawberry Production Costs And Returns, 2014, Tiffany Maughan, Kynda Curtis, Brent Black, Dan Drost

All Current Publications

This fact sheet is intended to be a guide used to make production decisions, determine potential returns and prepare business and marketing plans. All practices, yields, costs, and pricing were determined through a research study conducted at Utah State university across a 3-year period.


Determining The Effectiveness Of Optimal Time-Varying Hedge Ratios For Cattle Feeders Under Multiproduct And Single Commodity Settings, Hernan A. Tejeda, Dillon M. Feuz Jul 2014

Determining The Effectiveness Of Optimal Time-Varying Hedge Ratios For Cattle Feeders Under Multiproduct And Single Commodity Settings, Hernan A. Tejeda, Dillon M. Feuz

Applied Economics Faculty Publications

The purpose of this paper is to determine and contrast the risk mitigating effectiveness from optimal multiproduct time-varying hedge ratios, applied to the margin of a cattle feedlot operation, over single commodity time-varying and naive hedge ratios. Design/methodology/approach – A parsimonious regime-switching dynamic correlations (RSDC) model is estimated in two-stages, where the dynamic correlations among prices of numerous commodities vary proportionally between two different regimes/levels. This property simplifies estimation methods for a large number of parameters involved. Findings – There is significant evidence that resulting simultaneous correlations among the prices (spot and futures) for each commodity attain different levels ...


Your Organic Farm: Community Supported Agriculture, Usu Student Organic Farm Jun 2014

Your Organic Farm: Community Supported Agriculture, Usu Student Organic Farm

USU Student Organic Farm Newsletter

As you know gardens can come with challenges, however being prepared with knowledge and tools can help prevent a challenge from becoming a serious problem. This spring some of our challenges have been pests. It is important to be aware of the their signs and then take the proper active action to apply barriers that prevent problematic pests from causing too much damage.


Benefits Of Exposing Animals To Poor-Quality Foods Early In Life, Beth Burritt Jun 2014

Benefits Of Exposing Animals To Poor-Quality Foods Early In Life, Beth Burritt

All Current Publications

This fact sheet provides research examples of how exposure early in life to poor-quality or high-toxin forages can increase intake and preference for certain forages and improve the productivity of livestock.


Your Organic Farm: Community Supported Agriculture, Usu Student Organic Farm Jun 2014

Your Organic Farm: Community Supported Agriculture, Usu Student Organic Farm

USU Student Organic Farm Newsletter

First off, we want to thank you for your support this season. Without it this farm and our internships would not be possible. As students, we are just beginning to break the surface of our passions and with your support we have opportunity to grow. We would like you to know that we appreciate and feel fortunate for what we have here at the farm. This season you will see all five of your student farmers have a true passion for buying local, growing organic produce, and connecting the community. We pledge to give our best this season and provide ...


Chokecherry In The Garden, Sky Wiser, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black Jun 2014

Chokecherry In The Garden, Sky Wiser, Tiffany Maughan, Brent Black

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes chokecherries, recommended varieties, how to grow them, pests and diseases, and uses.


Characterizing The Face Value Of The "Buy Local" Movement, Kynda Curtis Jun 2014

Characterizing The Face Value Of The "Buy Local" Movement, Kynda Curtis

All Current Publications

This fact sheet offers a few insights into the "buy local" movement, specifically the type of people who purchase specialty or differentiated food products, the rationale behind their purchases and their pricing expectations.


Edamame In The Garden, Dennis Worwood Jun 2014

Edamame In The Garden, Dennis Worwood

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes edamame, or vegetable soybeans. It provides tips on planting, varieties, fertilization, irrigation, iron chlorosis, weed control, pests and diseases, harvest, cooking and storage, and nutrition.


Culturally Responsive 4-H Youth Development In Southeast Alaska, Deb Jones, Linda Skogrand Jun 2014

Culturally Responsive 4-H Youth Development In Southeast Alaska, Deb Jones, Linda Skogrand

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Economic And Soil Quality Impacts From Crop/Rangeland Residue Burning, Lyle Holmgren, Grant Cardon, Clint Hill May 2014

Economic And Soil Quality Impacts From Crop/Rangeland Residue Burning, Lyle Holmgren, Grant Cardon, Clint Hill

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes the practice of burning crop residues and the impacts of it on economics and soil quality.


Structural Change Of The Western United States Alfalfa Hay Market And Its Effects Of The Western United States Dairy Industry, Joseph Patrick Cann May 2014

Structural Change Of The Western United States Alfalfa Hay Market And Its Effects Of The Western United States Dairy Industry, Joseph Patrick Cann

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Alfalfa is the fourth largest commodity grown in the Western U.S., representing 20% of the crop acreage over the past twenty years. In the last five years alfalfa hay price has doubled from what it was previously, indicating a possible structural change in the market. This research project was completed to test for this structural change using econometric analysis of the important demand components of alfalfa price. In addition to this, simulations of an average Utah dairy were completed to examine which ratio of forage crops provided the highest economic return to the operation. To analyze the structural change ...


Effects Of Animal Science Agricultural Education Course Completion On Urban High School Students' Career Choice, Kristina Gowans May 2014

Effects Of Animal Science Agricultural Education Course Completion On Urban High School Students' Career Choice, Kristina Gowans

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study focused on testing the effects of agricultural education on urban high school students’ career choices. It looked into how students view agriculture, how they perceive their peers view agriculture, how their demographics are related to career choice, and if their career choice was changed to a different career upon completion of the study. The study showed a positive relationship between completing an agricultural education class in animal science and interest in going into an agricultural career. Further, females in the study were more likely to choose an agricultural career. After the completion of a school-based agricultural education program ...


Physiological Impacts And Lactational Performance Of Dairy Cow Fed Brown Midrib Corn Silage During Dry Period Through Early To Midlactation, Alexandra Windley Kelley May 2014

Physiological Impacts And Lactational Performance Of Dairy Cow Fed Brown Midrib Corn Silage During Dry Period Through Early To Midlactation, Alexandra Windley Kelley

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Developing solutions to the metabolic stress experienced by cows during the transition period is very important because it can negatively influence lactational performance. The objectives were to: 1) compare physiological changes through body weight (BW) and concentrations of non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) and β-hydroxybutyric acid (BHBA) and 2) evaluate feed intake, milk production, and energy balance (EB) of cows fed brown midrib corn silage (BMRCS)-based diets when compared with conventional corn silage (CCS)-based diets during the transition. At 4 wk prior to parturition, 40 dry multiparous Holstein cows were randomly assigned treatments. The treatment groups consisted of 2 ...