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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 ...
NUTRIENT CYCLING IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST OILSEED PRODUCTION
Nutrient cycling is an important matter in all crop production but it is particularly important in oilseed production. The efficiency by which oilseed crops can be grown and the impact of their cultivation dictates the ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
EVALUATION OF PHOSPHORUS INDICES IN RECENTLY ACIDIFIED SOIL OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN, WASHINGTON STATE
Continual application of ammoniacal sources of nitrogen fertilizer can result in decreased bulk soil pH. Many soils of the Columbia Basin (CB), Washington State are weakly buffered and therefore susceptible to acidification. ...
VARIABLE RATE NITROGEN AND SEEDING TO IMPROVE NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY
Increased nitrogen (N) fertilizer additions to modern agricultural cropping systems will be necessary to feed a growing world population. However, greater nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is required if agroecosystems are to ...