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Alert System Helps Strawberry Growers Reduce Costs
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In Florida's humid climate, strawberry growers are in a constant battle with two kinds of fruit rot. Using a decision support system, they can save money by spraying fields only when the plant diseases are a threat.

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Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/10/2016
Allele A1 Manual
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This resource is the manual for "Allele A1" Software. AlleleA1 simulates evolution at a single locus in an ideal population of imaginary organisms. The user enters values for parameters controlling selection, mutation, migration, genetic drift, and inbreeding. As the simulation runs, the software plots a graph showing the frequency of allele A1 over time. The resource, "Allele A1 Manual (pdf)" within "Lesson 03 Population Genetics and the Evolution of Resistance - Elaboration" is a part of Unit 06 Population Genetics and the Evolution of Resistance included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 2.

Subject:
Agriculture
Crop science
Genetics
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Washington
Date Added:
04/17/2015
Apples
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Originally edited by Samuel B. Green and published in 1897, this book is an inventory of apples from John S. Harris. Apples are described to include origin, hardiness, color, size, and disease. This 2019 edition includes the transcribed text and original line drawings, and has been expanded to include a biography of John S. Harris. Professor James Luby introduces 21st century readers to this historical document.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Emma Molls
Originally Edited by Samuel Green
Date Added:
04/06/2021
Arduino Programming Notebook
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This resource is a convenient, easy to use programming reference for the command structure and basic syntax of the Arduino Microcontroller. The resource, "Arduino Programming Notebook (pdf)" within "Lesson 02 Arduino" is a part of Unit 06 Precsion Ag Automation included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Internet Archive
Date Added:
04/17/2015
Article: Flower Power Protects Organic Lettuce Fields
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This article discusses the use of alyssum flowers in organic lettuce fields as an effective way to control aphids. The resource, "Intercropping (pdf)" within "Lesson 04 Sustainable Farm Design - Elaboration" is a part of Unit 05 Sustainable Farm Design included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
USDA
Date Added:
04/17/2015
Article: Robust Results From Long-Term Research on Organic Cover Cropping
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This article dicsusses a long-term investigation of high-value organic cropping. The resource, "Cover cropping (pdf)" within "Lesson 04 Sustainable Farm Design - Elaboration" is a part of Unit 05 Sustainable Farm Design included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4.

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Agriculture
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Reading
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USDA
Date Added:
04/17/2015
Article: Trickle-L Spreads Irrigation Know-How
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The resource, "Drip irrigation (pdf)" within "Lesson 04 Sustainable Farm Design - Elaboration" is a part of Unit 05 Sustainable Farm Design included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
USDA
Date Added:
04/17/2015
Article: Working with Carbon on the Ranney Ranch: The Interplay of Range Management, Grassfed Beef, Wind and Biomass
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This article is a transcript of a talk given by Nancy Ranney where she describes the use of livestock and soil management to capture carbon. The resource, "Working with Carbon on the Ranney Ranch: the Interplay of Range Management, Grassfed Beef, Wind and Biomass (pdf)" within "Lesson 01 Ranney Ranch Case Study" is a part of Unit 01 Ranney Ranch Case Study included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4. The 9-page pdf is a transcript of Nancy Ranney's presentation at the Quivira Coalition's 9th Annual Conference.

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Agriculture
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Organic Consumers Association
Date Added:
04/17/2015
Browser-Based Tools Show Current and Historical Crop Cover and Health
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To manage their businesses successfully, farmers and food production companies need to know what crops are in the ground and how well they are growing. A pair of easy-to-use online mapping tools provides this information for growing seasons in the past and present.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Case Study: Is it Time for an NPIP like Program for the US Pork Industry?
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The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is an industry, state, and federal partnership that has long played a central role in bettering the health of US poultry and improving the competitiveness of the US poultry and egg industries.[1] The objective of this communication is to report the findings of a case study of the NPIP undertaken in 2018. The primary aims of the study included seeking a more in-depth understanding of the NPIP, clarifying how NPIP differs from and complements the Secure Food Supply Plans for the US poultry and egg industries, and assessing the needs and potential applications for establishing a similar program for the US pork industry (e.g., “US Swine Health Improvement Plan”).

Subject:
Agriculture
Zoology
Nutrition
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
James Roth
Jeffrey Zimmerman
Kerry Leedom-Larson
Pamela Zaabel
Rodger Main
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Early Warning Information Increases Options for Drought Mitigation
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In the growing season, farmers and ranchers keep a watchful eye for any sign of drought. Early warning information can increase their range of options for dealing with the lack of water.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
09/08/2016
Food and the Future Environment
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The Future of Food is an introductory-level science course that emphasizes the challenges facing food systems in the 21st century, and issues of sustainability for agriculture and other food production activities, as well as the challenges posed by food insecurity and modern diets to human health and well-being. Topics covered include introduction to the coupled-system perspective, historical development of food systems, socioeconomic aspects of the food system, interaction of the food system with the Earth's environment including soil, water, biota and climate, and the future of the food system considering potential changes such as in climate, urbanization, and demography.

Subject:
Agriculture
Environmental sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Heather Karsten
Steven Vanek
Date Added:
01/13/2021
Harvest Automation: Collection (Video)
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This animation shows how harvest animation robots could be used in the collection process. The resource, "Collection (Video)" within "Lesson 03 Robots" is a part of Unit 06 Precsion Ag Automation included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Harvest Automation
Date Added:
04/17/2015
Harvest Automation: Consolidation (Video)
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This animation shows how how robots can be used to consolidate plants in a large scale agricultural greenhouse production. The resource, "Consolidation (Video)" within "Lesson 03 Robots" is a part of Unit 06 Precsion Ag Automation included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Harvest Automation
Date Added:
04/17/2015
Harvest Automation Robots Spacing Plants at McCorkle time-lapse (Video)
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This time-laspe video shows the use of harvest automation robots at McCorkle farms. The resource, "Harvest Automation Robots Spacing Plants at McCorkle time-lapse (Video)" within "Lesson 03 Robots" is a part of Unit 06 Precsion Ag Automation included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Harvest Automation
Date Added:
04/17/2015
Harvest Automation Robots vs Manual Labor (Video)
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This video shows the difference between the use of manual labor verus the use of Harvest Automation robots. The resource, "HA Robots vs Manual Work (Video)" within "Lesson 03 Robots" is a part of Unit 06 Precsion Ag Automation included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Harvest Automation
Date Added:
04/17/2015
Harvest Automation's Robots Space Plants at Altman Plants in CA (Video)
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This video shows the use of robots spacing plants at Altman Plants in CA. The resource, "Harvest Automations Robots Space Plants Altman Plants in CA (Video)" within "Lesson 03 Robots" is a part of Unit 06 Precsion Ag Automation included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Harvest Automation
Date Added:
04/17/2015
How the Drought of 2012 Will Make Your Food More Expensive reading
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This article discusses the drought of 2012 and its effects. The resource, "How the Drought of 2012 Will Make Your Food More Expensive reading" within "Lesson 01 The Drought of 2012" is a part of Unit 02 Agriculture Experiment 1 included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 1.

Subject:
Agriculture
Ecology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Time Inc.
Date Added:
04/17/2015
The Institute of Agricultural Medicine
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A memoir and history of the Institute of Agricultural Medicine at the University of Iowa, emphasizing its role in the development of the study and practice of occupational and environmental health and medicine for farmers their families and workers.

Subject:
Agriculture
Health and Medical Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Iowa
Author:
Kelley J. Donham
William McCulloch
Date Added:
06/23/2021
Introduction to Permaculture
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Permaculture Design is a method of land planning that can be applied at scales from the home garden to city block to village to farm. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous technologies, and other time-tested practices to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture design is interdisciplinary, touching on a wide range of subjects including regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, architecture, social justice, and international development.

This open text book is derived from the content of the Massive Open Online Course “Intro to Permaculture”. The original course also included interactive mapping and design tools that accompanied this content. The course and book provide a general overview of the Permaculture design system. The book can be downloaded as a print version. However, there are many accompanying videos and content pages that are linked to throughout the text, so it is best viewed online where the links can be accessed.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Andrew Millison
Date Added:
01/13/2021
Permaculture Design: Tools for Climate Resilience
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This book is predominantly about climate, and the macro influences of climate and climate change on design. As we get through the topics of climate analogues and climate change forecasting, we will end up moving down this list to see the climate’s influence on specific design choices.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Andrew Millison
Date Added:
01/13/2021
Precise Soil, Climate, and Weather Data Help Dairy Optimize Water Use
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For irrigated crops, knowing when and how much water to apply has long been a matter of experience and guesswork. In a changing climate, new technology can reduce this uncertainty, enabling farmers to make every drop of water count.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Soils Laboratory Manual, K-State Edition
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The Soils Laboratory Manual, K-State Edition is designed for students in undergraduate, introductory soil science courses, and highlights the many aspects of soil science, including: soil genesis and classification, soil physical properties, soil-water interaction, soil biology, soil chemistry, and soil fertility. The lab manual includes 15 different laboratories, each one starting with an introduction and pre-lab assignment, followed by in-lab activities, and complimented by post-lab assignment. In-lab activities involve field trips, experiments, observation stations, or problem sets. Post-lab assignments include online quizzes, problem sets, or laboratory summary reports.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
New Prairie Press
Author:
Colby J. Moorberg
David J. Crouse
Date Added:
08/28/2017
Spacing (Video)
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This animation shows briefly how robots are using to move plants in a large greenhouse production facility. The resource, "Spacing (Video)" within "Lesson 03 Robots" is a part of Unit 06 Precsion Ag Automation included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4. The silent video is 1.5 minutes in length.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Harvest Automation
Date Added:
04/17/2015
TED Talk - Allan Savory: How to Fight Desertification and Reverse Climate Change
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This video relates Savory's belief that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and reclaim degraded land that was once desert. The resource, "Allan Savory TEDTalk (html)" within "Lesson 01 Ranney Ranch Case Study" is a part of Unit 01 Ranney Ranch Case Study included in Agriscience & Biotechnology, Ag Bio - Course 4.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
04/17/2015