• Administrative Report of Progress: January 1 to December 31, 1951

      Irwin, Don L. (University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1951-12)
      This booklet is a compilation of annual administrative reports required of the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, a public supported research institution. Shown here is a complete outline of research problems under study during the year just ended. Objectives financ ial support, accomplishments during 1951 and lines of aproach to be emphasized during the next crop season are a l l set forth in detail. Also indicated is the intricate cooperation established with allied agencies, perfected in an effort to eliminate overlapping in adjacent areas of interest. Staff assignments are presented in order to fix responsibilities and to give credit vhere due. A brief discussion of the physical plant is also included to show what progress has been made in the building program, now some three years old, and to point out certain housekeeping problems that, in the public interest must be solved in the near future.
    • The Agricultural Outlook: 1965

      Marsh, C.F.; Burton, W.E.; Saunders, A.D. (Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska, 1965-03)
      The general economic picture for 1965 indicates another better-than average year for the nation as a whole. Strong advances in economic activity now underway will likely continue at least through the first half of the year. Current trends reveal no serious imbalances in the economy. Forces expected to shape demand expansion for business, consumers and the government in coming months are (1) continued uptrend in business investments, (2) favorable inventory-sales ratios, (3) further improvement in the goods and services export-import trade balance, (4) more favorable factors affecting demand for housing, schools, and facilities, (5) expanded consumer purchases of goods and services, (6) another big sales year for autos, (7) larger consumer expenditures for food, and (8) increased government purchases of goods and services.
    • Agricultural Research 1958

      University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1958-12-30
      An administrative report for the calendar year compiled by the staff in compliance with the several enabling acts, and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture.
    • Alaska Agricultural Directory

      Lampard, Pete (Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, Alaska Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, Soil Conservation Service, 1957-06)
      The Farm Directory has been assembled through the cooperation of the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, the Alaska Department of Agriculture, the Extension Service,s and the Soil Conservation Service. The Directory includes the various agencies who work with farmers, their addresses and staffs in addition to the names, addresses, and other pertinent information concerning farmers in the territory. The Directory will be of interest and benefit to farmers and various agencies and individuals working with the farmers and farming in Alaska.
    • Alaska Crop Improvement Association: Seed Certification Hand Book

      Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska Extension Service, 1956
      This bulletin brings together information on certified seed production in Alaska, It is hoped that it will acquaint Alaskans with the aims of a certified seed program and the work of the Alaska Crop Improvement Association in accomplishing those aims. It is a reference to the current rules for the production of certified seed and is issued in loose-leaf form to facilitate revision as changes occur.
    • Alaska Farm & Consumer Research: 1961

      University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1962-01-01
      Agricultural research has played a major role in developing the productive efficiency of the United States, ours is a strong nation because, alone among the world powers, it is self-reliant with respect to food and fiber. The industrial strength and standard of living enjoyed by the United States rests on less than 10 per cent of its labor force which grows more than enough food and fiber for the rest of the population. One farmer in this country today feeds 23 people at home and three more abroad This astonishing productivity has released the remaining 90 per cent of the labor force for industrial and service jobs, While Russia and China demonstrate that large agrarian populations can subsist in this modern world, they also demonstrate that urban welfare depends on the.skill of rural workers in growing more than enough for their own needs. The fundamental dependence of urban populations is often overlooked — especially here in Alaska — where most people take for granted a sophisticated and complex food production system envied by all other countries.
    • Alaska Farms: Organization and Practices in 1949

      Moore, Clarence A. (Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1951-03)
      This is the second of a series of annual studies being conducted to determine the types of farm organization and farm practices consistent with a stable and profitable farm economy, Detailed records of organization and operations in 1949 were taken from cooperating growers in the Matanuska Valley and in the Fairbanks area of the Tanana Valley. Information was secured on the extent of farming in the Anchorage area and on the Kenai peninsula.
    • Alaska's Farm & Consumer Resources: 1963

      Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska, 1963
    • Alaska's Farm & Consumer Resources: 1964

      Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska, 1965-01
    • Better Forage for Alaska's dairy industry

      University of Alaska, Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1962-01-08
    • CASH IN! On a New Late-Summer Forage Source -- Common Ryegrass -- Seeded with Early-Harvested Oats & Peas

      Klebesadel, L.J.; Brundage, A.L.; Sweetman, W.J. (University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1963-05)
    • The Challenge of Circumpolar Biological Research: a report to the Rockefeller Foundation

      Logsdon, Charles E. (University of Alaska, Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1963-11)
      To foster closer working relationships between Alaska and countries of northern Europe through exchange of personnel to work on problems of mutual concern. This report deals only with this first objective of the project and is based on observations and conclusions of Dr. Charles E. Logsdon, Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station Research Plant Pathologist, during his tour of duty at Vollebekk, Norway, from September, 1961, to August, 1962. The other project objectives will be covered in subsequent reports.
    • Climatic Characteristics of Selected Alaskan Locations

      Watson, C.E.; Branton, C.I.; Newman, J.E. (University of Alaska Institute of Agricultural Sciences, 1971-08)
      This publication is primarily intended to assist in the process of agricultural resource evaluation of certain areas with known positive attributes. Climatic indices, which are useful in comparing the agricultural potential such as growing degree days, length of growing season, and others, have been tabulated for selected locations for which continuous long term weather records exist. Agencies cooperating to produce this publication are: Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of Alaska; Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture; Environmental Data Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

      Laughlin, Winston M. (Agricultural Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska, 1978-07)
    • Costs & Returns for 15 Dairy Farms in Alaska's Matanuska Valley, 1960

      Welling, Charles L. (University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1962-03)
      Information summarized in the following table is based on 1960 records obtained from 15 dairy farms in the Matanuska Valley. The three high and three low income farms were selected on the basis of their total net cash income.
    • Costs and Returns on Matanuska Valley Dairy Farms

      Saunders, A. Dale (University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1963-01)
      This study is based on 15 dairy farms in the Matanuska Valley during the period of 1957 through 1961, While all of the farms are owner-operated 80 per cent of them also utilize additional rented crop land. Eleven of the dairies have cooperated for the entire five years. Replacements were necessary in four cases because of changes in business organization or ownership. These dairies, varying in size from 10 to over 50 cows, make up a fairly representative sample of approximately 25 per cent of the dairy farms in the area. They accounted for 26 per cent of the total cow population in the Valley in 1961.
    • Dairy and Potato Farms: In the Matanuska and Tanana Valleys 1951

      Andrews, Richard A.; Johnson, Hugh A.; Martin, Paul F. (Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1953-02)
      The study reported here is one of a series designed to provide in formation on farm organization in Alaska for aiding economics development and expansion of permanent farm units. Records were obtained on 46 farm s in the Matanuska Valley and 4 farm s in the Tanana Valley; all were included in the 1950 study. Analysis is limited to a description of the general farm situation in 1951 and to a comparison with 1947, 1949 and 1950.
    • Dairy Farming With Dollars and Sense in the Matanuska Valley

      University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1959-02-19
    • Delivery Routes Sell More Milk in Anchorage

      Gazaway, H.P.; Marsh, Charles (University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1960-10)
      A primary objective of this study was to determine the number of households purchasing dairy products from delivery routes, and the number buying from stores. Also of interest were the amounts purchased per household and per person, family characteristics such as income, family size, and so- forth, and their preferences for home delivery versus store -purchasing.

      Laughlin, Winston M. (Agricultural Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska, 1978-07)