• 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)
    • A Proposed Livestock Research Program for Alaska

      Story, Charles D. (University of Alaska Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1963-09)
      This report presents, primarily, areas of research and research goals on range management and beef cattle production that 1) appear to be most urgent and 2) that appear attainable within the next few years without a great expansion of personnel, equipment and funds. Other areas of research and development in the livestock industry (not including dairy) are discussed briefly. Present trends in agricultural research and recommendations for an expanded research program in animal husbandry are given. Some of these recommendations have appeared in other reports and are singled out here to emphasize their importance to a livestock research program for Alaska.
    • 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.
    • utilization of native BLUEJOINT grass in alaska

      Klebesadel, L.J.; Laughlin, W.M. (University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1964-03)
    • Alaska's Farm & Consumer Resources: 1964

      Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska, 1965-01
    • 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.
    • Planting Rate of Oats & Peas: Some Yield, Quality, and Cost Considerations

      Klebesadel, L.J. (University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1966-11)
    • REVEGETATION RESEARCH ON AMCHITKA ISLAND, A MARITIME TUNDRA LOCATION IN ALASKA: Final Report

      Mitchell, Wm. W. (Agricultural Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska, 1976-05)
      Revegetation studies commenced by the Alaskan Agricultural Experiment Station in 1970 on Amchitka Island culminated in 1973 with the seeding of disturbed areas associated with the nuclear testing program. Cool temperatures coupled with strong winds and a high incidence of fog and cloud cover impose a tundra aspect on Amchitka, one of Alaska's most southerly land areas. Natural revegetation is undependable for the near term. Twenty-two perennial grasses, two clovers, and four annual grasses were tested on different soil types at low to medium-high (480 ft) elevation sites. At higher elevations severe winds and frost action maintain a barren-ground aspect. Relatively humic, acidic sites were the least favorable, a test site gravel pad the most favorable. Cultivars of red fescue--Boreal, Pennlawn, and Highlight chewings— and an experimental entry of Bering hairgrass, taxa conspecific with species found on the island, and Engmo timothy performed the best. Kentucky bluegrasses and reed canarygrass grew moderately well. Wheatgrasses, wildrye, bromegrass, creeping foxtail, grandis alkaligrass, redtop bentgrass, and white and alsike clover performed unsatisfactorily at some or all of the sites. The revegetation seeding mix included Boreal red fescue, Highlight chewings fescue, Bering hairgrass, and annual ryegrass. Fertilization was necessary to establish plants on most sites. Plants responded erratically to added N on relatively humic, acidic soils, but more normally on gravelly and subsoil sites. Raising the P ration improved fertilizer response. Fertilization greatly enhanced growth on a disturbed site undergoing natural revegetation.
    • Guidelines for the Production of Rapeseed in the Delta-Clearwater Area of Alaska

      University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1978-04
      Experience with the production of rapeseed in Alaska is limited. The material presented in this report is for preliminary planning only. It was prepared on the basis of published Canadian research, and studies of variety trials and planting dates during 1977 in interior Alaska. These guidelines will be revised when the results of additional research and experience with rapeseed production in Alaska becomes available.
    • An examination of a development rights purchase program for Alaska Agricultural lands: Final Report

      Workman, William G.; Arobio, Edward L.; Gasbarro, Anthony F. (Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska, 1978-12-09)
      Many Alaskans are concerned about the conversion of highly productive agricultural lands to nonagricultural uses now occurring in the state. Land on the urban fringes of Anchorage and Fairbanks that once produced vegetables and grains or supported dairy farms appear is the most vulnerable to this conversion. As major population centers grow, residential, shopping center and industrial land uses displace agriculture because they render greater returns. This displacement is viewed by some as not being in society's best interest. Those concerned about the loss of agricultural lands argue that these lands are some of the best agricultural lands in the state and are vital to maintaining the agricultural economy of the state. In addition, it is suggested that their preservation will help to maintain a much desired way of life and to provide needed open space. The state and municipal governments in Alaska have made attempts to intervene in the land market to slow down or stop agricultural land conversion. Methods employed to date include tax incentives and the sale only of the agricultural rights on state or municipal lands. This report discusses the feasibility of an alternative means of preserving agricultural lands, namely, the public purchase of development rights from private landowners. Under this voluntary arrangement, private agricultural landowners would be compensated for giving up their option to develop their land for nonagricultural purposes.
    • AN EXAMINATION OF A DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS PURCHASE PROGRAM FOR ALASKA AGRICULTURAL LANDS

      Workman, William G.; Arobio, Edward L.; Gasbarro, Anthony F. (Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Alaska, 1979-01)
      Many Alaskans are concerned about the conversion of highly productive agricultural lands to nonagricultural uses now occurring in the state. Land on the urban fringes of Anchorage and Fairbanks that once produced vegetables and grains or supported dairy farms appears most vulnerable to this conversion. As major population centers grow, residential, shopping center and industrial land uses displace agriculture because they render greater returns. This displacement is viewed by some as not being in society's best interest. Those concerned about the loss of agricultural lands argue that these lands are some of the best agricultural lands in the state and are vital to maintaining the agricultural economy of the state. In addition, it is suggested that their preservation will help to maintain a much desired way of life and to provide needed open space. The state and municipal governments in Alaska have made attempts to intervene in the land market to slow down or stop agricultural land conversion. Methods employed to date include tax incentives and the sale of only the agricultural rights on state or municipal lands. This report discusses the feasibility of an alternative means of preserving agricultural lands, namely, the public purchase of development rights from private landowners. Under this voluntary arrangement, private agricultural landowners would be compensated for giving up their option to develop their land for nonagricultural purposes.