• Report of Progress: January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1950

      Irwin, Don L. (1950-12-31)
      Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station Staff -- Director's Report -- Fairbanks Experiment Station, Report of Superintendent -- Matanuska Experiment Station, Report of Superintendent -- Petersburg Experimental Fur Station, Report of Superintendent -- Soil Science Project Reports -- Horticulture Project Reports -- Animal Husbandry Project Reports -- Agricultural Engineering Project Reports -- Agricultural Economics Project Reports -- Agronomy Project Reports -- Entomology Project Reports -- Alaska Work and Line Project Index
    • 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.
    • Report of Progress: January 1 to December 31, 1952

      Irwin, Don L. (University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1953-01)
      Each calendar year the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station submits a Progress Report to the University of Alaska and the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the 2 cooperating agencies under which it operates. This 1952 report segregates the work of each department, reporting briefly the progress made on each project currently under investigation, contributions to scientific knowledge or to the public interest and phases of the work to receive special attention during the coming year. Due credit is given to cooperating agencies and to various station personnel where more than one department is involved on a project. Briefly reported, also, are improvements and additions to physical plant, personnel changes, publications of the station during the year, and sources of financial support.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Mutual Plant Disease Problems Alaska and Northern Europe: Observations and Notes of a 1958 field review

      Logsdon, Charles E. (University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1959-02-03)
      Through the assistance of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station was enabled to continue its studies of the relations of Alaska's agricultural problems to those of Northern Europe by sending Dr. Charles E. Logsdon to Europe to investigate mutual phytopathological problems. Prior investigations consisted of a review of horticultural and general farming problems by Mr. Arvo Kallio who spent the growing season of 1956 in Northern Europe, and a three-month's review of the Alaska Station's research program by Professor 0ivind Nissen of the Agricultural College at Vollebekk, Norway. During his stay in Europe, Dr. Logsdon also presented a paper at the VII International Congress for Microbiology in Stockholm, Sweden, on one phase of Alaska’s phytopathological research— Allan H. Mick, Director.
    • Dairy Farming With Dollars and Sense in the Matanuska Valley

      University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1959-02-19
    • Oats and Barley growing and storing grain in Alaska's Matanuska and Tanana valleys, 1957-1958

      Branton, C. Ivan (Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1959-12)
      Plant before June 1 for best yields and quality, and to improve chances for a September harvest. Control weeds to improve acre yields, to utilize fertilizer efficiently, and to reduce storage problems caused by wet weed seed. Do not rely on field drying grain to a safe storage moisture content. Have some means of artificial drying ready at harvest time. Plan on September harvest to utilize the best chance of favorable field drying conditions, and to reduce shattering losses.
    • Farm & Consumer research in Alaska:1959

      University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1959-12-30
      Agricultural research in Alaska is cooperatively sponsored by the University and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Since 1948 the federal government has assumed major responsibility and leadership in this field, and has contributed generously to its financial support and technical'direction, over and above the normal Hatch Act allotments. Largely developmental in character, agriculture (including marketing) research is adminstered from the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station headquarters at Palmer -- an installation maintained by the Agricultural Research Service -- rather than from the College Campus. Some plant breeding and plant pathology studies are conducted at this site, together with modest investigations of plant characteristics involving winter hardiness, cold survival, and plant responses to photoperiod and light quality. All investigations are supervised by eight senior project leaders, assisted by twelve junior leaders and a labor and clerical staff.
    • Farm & Consumer research in Alaska: 1960

      University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1960-12-30
      Agricultural research in Alaska is cooperatively and jointly sponsored and supported by the University and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Since 1948 t he federal government has assumed major leadership and responsibility in this field, and has contributed generously to its financial support and technical direction, over and above the normal Hatch Act allotments to all land grant colleges and universities. Largely developmental in character, Alaska's farm and consumer research is administered from the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station headquarters at Palmer an installation maintained by the Agricultural Research Service -- rather than from the College campus. Some plant breeding and plant pathology studies are conducted at this site, together with modest investigations of plant characteristics involving winter hardiness, cold survival, and plant responses to photoperiod and light quality. Investigations are initiated and supervised by eight senior project leaders, assisted by twelve junior leaders and a labor and clerical staff.
    • 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.
    • Better Forage for Alaska's dairy industry

      University of Alaska, Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1962-01-08
    • 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.
    • Producing Beef for Alaska's Railbelt

      Saudners, Dale A. (University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1962-03)
      The object of this report is to try and determine what it will cost to produce beef in the Kenai Peninsula and other parts of the Railbelt. Because little beef is being produced in this area, it has been necessary to project beef enterprises, rather than to cite actual case studies.
    • Household buying of Fresh Milk and Dairy Products in Anchorage, Alaska

      University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1962-04
    • Loose Housing for Dairy Farms As Utilized in North Dakota and Possibly Applied in Alaska

      Branton, C.I. (University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1962-04)
    • Alaska's Farm & Consumer Resources: 1963

      Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska, 1963
    • 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.
    • Farm and Consumer Research:1962

      Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska, 1963-04