California Agriculture, January 1979
Volume 33, Number 1
peer-reviewed research articles
Factors affecting agricultural land prices
by B. Delworth Gardner , Carole Frank Nuckton
The 1970's brought such rapid increases in land prices that one is compelled to look for forces that have had special impact.
Warp reduction in young-growth ponderosa pine studs
by Donald G. Arganbright , James A. Venturino , Michael R. Gorvad
Conventional kiln-drying under restraint with an initial plasticization treatment reduced fall-down from 51.0 percent to 34.4 percent.
Some forces affecting our changing American agriculture
by Harold O. Carter , Warren E. Johnston , Carole Frank Nuckton
The changing interface between commercial agriculture and quasi-agricultural interests in rural areas and the rising capital requirements in farming suggest an emerging compromise in the form of a dual rural economy: (1) large commercial farm units, and (2) smaller farms, based on subsistence, part-time, retirement, or hobby interests.
Gaseous ammonia losses following nitrogen fertilization
by Joseph H. Connell , Roland D. Meyer , Jewell L. Meyer , Robert M. Carlson
Fertilizer nitrogen can be lost when gaseous ammonia volatilizes following surface application of urea fertilizer. Fertilizer placement 1½ inches deep can help prevent significant losses from occurring.
Apple russet on Yellow Newtown Pippin
by George C. Martin , Ronald H. Tyler , Chic Nishijima
Using compounds that were successful in treating russet-sensitive Golden Delicious apples, scientists tested Yellow Newtown Pippins in the Pajaro Valley for response against russeting. The treatments did not reduce russet enough to warrant use.
editorial, news, letters & science briefs
by J. B. Kendrick
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