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Submissions from 2006

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Impacts of managed grazing on stream ecology and water quality, James R. Russell

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Winter grazing of stockpiled grass-legume forages to reduce costs of developing beef heifers, James R. Russell, Daniel G. Morrical, Daryl R. Strohbehn, and John Lawrence

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Leveraging linkages to the Conservation Security Program, Duane Sand and Tim Gieseke

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Biological control of the soybean aphid in organic and sustainable soybean production systems, Junwei Zhu and Rick Exner

Submissions from 2005

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Market analysis of alternative crop production in Iowa, Steve Andrie and Randy Boeckenstedt

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Company environmental and societal positions as sources of competitive advantage: Implications for sustainable agriculture producers, Thomas DeCarlo and Michael J. Barone

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An internship program to help institutional food buyers develop links to local farms in northeast Iowa, Kamyar Enshayan

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Documenting the costs and benefits of whole animal local meat purchases by three northeast Iowa institutions, Kamyar Enshayan

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Improving farm nutrient management by optimizing organic matter inputs and root health, Walter Goldstein and Cynthia A. Cambardella

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Evaluating the adaptability of forage species and varieties, David A. Haden, Stephen K. Barnhart, and Joel L. DeJong

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Planning grant for expansion of Food Alliance ecolabel program in Iowa, Dave Holm and Jim Ennis

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Developing a local food system in association with business and industry, Warren Johnson and Larry Myers

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Identification of plant residue with commercial potential as natural dyestuffs, Sara J. Kadolph

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Local food capacity in north central Iowa: Nutritional need, economic strategy, Jan Libbey

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Supply chain options for biobased businesses, Rhonda Lummus

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Incorporating grassland agriculture into row crop production systems, Marvin Mensching and Dale Miller

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Sustainable grape production for the reestablishment of Iowa's grape industry, Gail R. Nonnecke, Paul A. Domoto, Mark Gleason, Michael D. Duffy, Rich S. Pirog, Mark S. Honeyman, Bernard J. Havlovic, Eldon R. Everhart, and John J. Obrycki

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Biotic interference of biological control of purple loosestrife, John J. Obrycki

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Investigation of the influence of tillage for management of woolly cupgrass, Micheal D. K. Owen, James F. Lux, and Damian D. Franzenburg

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Integrating hunting and grazing—a southern Iowa investigation into management issues, James L. Pease, Dan Otto, and John D. Lawrence

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Growing your small market farm business planning program, Sherry Shafer and Penny Brown Huber

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Evaluating on-farm food handling practices and microbiological quality of locally grown produce and eggs, Catherine H. Strohbehn and Daniel Henroid Jr.

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Assessing the market potential of specialty forest products in local food systems, Carol A. Teator

Submissions from 2004

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Some alternatives for multiple use land management in southern Iowa, Mark Ackelson

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Understanding the potential of phosphorus transport to water resources via leaching, James L. Baker, Antonio P. Mallarino, and Stewart W. Melvin

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The value of filter strips for grassland bird communities, Louis Best and John C. Henningsen

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Winter grazing of corn residues: Effects on soil properties and subsequent crop yields from a corn-soybean crop rotation, W. Darrell Busby, James R. Russell, Douglas L. Karlen, L. James Secor, Brian Peterson, Carroll Olson, Shawn C. Shouse, and Dallas L. Maxwell

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Let the vineyards be fruitful: A study of the potential market for Iowa grape juice, Craig A. Chase

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Development of dormancy breaking mechanisms in eastern gamagrass, Lance R. Gibson and Allen D. Knapp

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Evaluating sustainable, integrated management of muskmelon diseases, weeds, and insect pests in partnership with Iowa growers, Mark L. Gleason, Sara J. Helland, Matthew Z. Liebman, Donald R. Lewis, Henry G. Tabor, and Vincent F. Lawson

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Development of switchgrass as a viable agricultural commodity for farmers in southern Iowa, Dora Guffey

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Optimizing solid manure application by improving distribution, H. Mark Hanna, Thomas L. Richard, and Graeme R. Quick

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Black walnut cultivar performance, Billie Hanson

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Sustainability and community food systems in four Iowa counties, Clare C. Hinrichs

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Co-location of industries with small livestock slaughter facilities, Mary Holz-Clause

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Johnson County Food Education Program, Carol Hunt and Wendell Jones

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Environmental impacts of use of poultry manure on water quality, Rameshwar S. Kanwar, Jeffery C. Lorimor, and Hongwei Xin

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Local food connections: From farms to restaurants, Robert Karp, Rick Hartmann, and Gary Huber

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Agronomic and environmental soil testing for phosphorus and threshold levels in soils, Antonio P. Mallarino, James L. Baker, Jeffery C. Lorimor, and Rameshwar S. Kanwar

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Improving productivity of warm-season pastures by interseeding legumes, Kenneth J. Moore and I. S. Braden

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Complementary grazing systems for beef cattle production, Kenneth J. Moore, Roger L. Hintz, Mary H. Wiedenhoeft, E. Charles Brummer, Stephen K. Barnhart, and James R. Russell

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The effects of thrips on strawberry production in Iowa, John J. Obrycki and Bethzayda Matos

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Alternative swine cost of production project, David R. Stender

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Evaluating the effectiveness of restored wetlands for reducing nutrient losses from agricultural watersheds, Arnold G. van der Valk and William G. Crumpton

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Squaw Creek watershed social assessment: Values, beliefs, and perceptions of water quality and landscape change, Mimi M. Wagner

Submissions from 2003

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Demonstration and technology transfer to producers implementing sustainable rotational grazing systems, Mark Boswell and Brian C. Peterson

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Managing weeds by integrating smother plants, cover crops and alternative soil management, Mike Bukart, Keith Kohler, and Lowell D. Sandell

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Livestock and the environment in Sioux County, Joel L. DeJong and Kris Kohl

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Grass-based dairies and dairy network/promotions, Tim Ennis and Bill Beaman

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Soil carbon quality and interactions in Iowa wetlands, Thomas E. Fenton and Louis P. Moran

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Reducing anhydrous ammonia application by optimizing distribution, H. Mark Hanna, Thomas S. Colvin, Michael L. White, and James L. Baker

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Establishment of a local food system in eastern Iowa, Wendell Jones and Jeffrey T. Zacharakis-Jutz

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Soil amendment effects of crop-weed interactions, Matthew Z. Liebman and Thomas L. Richard

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Effects of transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis corn pollen on the monarch butterfly, John J. Obrycki and Laura C. H. Jesse

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Iowa location of regional pawpaw trials, Patrick J. O'Malley and Lois Hunt

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Optimizing swine hoop manure management of soil quality and crop system performance, Thomas L. Richard, Matthew Z. Liebman, Cynthia A. Cambardella, and Derrick N. Exner

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Local ecotype prairie seed—an alternative agricultural product for increasing the viability of smaller farming operations, Jerry Selby, Donald R. Farrar, and Laura Norian

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Institutional and commercial food service buyers' perceptions of benefits and obstacles to purchase locally grown and processed foods, Catherine H. Strohbehn and Mary B. Gregoire

Submissions from 2002

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Closing the loop, expanding the circle: Educational outreach for institutional food waste on small farms, Nan Bonfils and Suz Welch

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Biologically intensive manipulation of foxtail seed banks for enhanced mortality, Jack Dekker and Douglas D. Buhler

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Evaluation of organic soil amendments for certified organic vegetable and herb production, Kathleen Delate

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Feasibility of organic soybean production following CRP land, Kathleen Delate

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Alternative and horticulture crop education and marketing pilot project, Rodney P. Fleharty and Chris O. Nelson

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Our rural supermarket: Locally grown foods project, Darrell Geib

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Integrating biologically rational strategies for control of anthracnose fruit rot of strawberries, Mark L. Gleason, Forrest W. Nutter Jr., Stephen N. Wegulo, Lois Tiffany, Gail R. Nonnecke, Paul A. Domoto, and Paul Lasley

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Development of switchgrass as a viable agricultural commodity for farmers in southern Iowa, Dora Guffey and Gerald A. Miller

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Demonstration of swine carcass composting as part of an environmentally friendly production system, Jay D. Harmon, Thomas D. Glanville, and Thomas L. Richard

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Making the connection—Linking farms to HRIs, Gary Huber, Robert Karp, and Cindy Madsen

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Organic farming demonstration project—eastern Iowa, Warren Johnson and Kathleen Delate

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Environmental impacts of the use of poultry manure for agricultural production system, Rameshwar S. Kanwar, Jeffery C. Lorimor, and Hongwei Xin

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Crop response to zinc as a micronutrient in Iowa, Randy Killom and Anna Bickel

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Improving tree establishment with forage crops, Carl W. Mize, E. Charles Brummer, Kathleen Delate, Patricia Negreros-Castillo, and Joseph P. Colletti

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Examining the potential for organic apple production—The Homestead Orchard Project, Steve Muller, Kathleen Delate, Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, and Linda L. Naeve

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Nontarget effects of Bt corn on pathogenic and toxigenic fungi, Gary P. Munkvold, Walter G. Hyde, and Richard L. Hellmich

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Iowa Master Conservationist Program, James L. Pease

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Ecological impact of herbicides associated with transgenic soybeans on spider mites, Larry P. Pedigo, Leslie C. Lewis, and Wilmar E. Morjan

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Growing dairy heifers in southwest Iowa, Ron Sanson, Carroll Olsen, W. Darrell Busby, Timothy R. Eggers, and Alan Upmeyer

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Chariton Valley Beef Initiative, H. Joe Sellers

Submissions from 2001

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Together in Tough Times, Sarai Schnucker Beck

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Evaluation of forage plants collected from permanent pastures throughout Iowa, Charlie W. Brummer and Stephen K. Barnhart

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Small grain and annual forage legume intercrops for Iowa, Charlie W. Brummer and James Holland

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Genetic diversity and performance of oat variety blends, Charlie W. Brummer, James Holland, and S. J. Helland

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A simple method to increase alfalfa yields in the establishment year, Charlie W. Brummer and Kenneth J. Moore

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Community and economic regeneration through strengthening the local food economy, Kamyar Enshayan

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Ecology and restoration of farmland woods in central Iowa, Donald R. Farrar and Catherine M. Mabry

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Biologically intensive pest management: Iowa apple growers take the next step toward sustainability, Mark L. Gleason, Donald R. Lewis, Cheryll A. Reitmeier, Gail R. Nonnecke, Paul A. Domoto, John J. Obrycki, and Paul Lasley

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Socio-technical and environmental dimensions of swine manure management decisions, Clare C. Hinrichs and Thomas Richard

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Botanicals as part of an integrated value-added pork production system, Palmer J. Holden and James D. McKean

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Soil quality, yield stability and economic attributes of alternative crop rotations, Douglas L. Karlen, Cynthia A. Cambardella, and Antonio P. Mallarino

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Transferring biological control technology to Iowa strawberry growers, Donald R. Lewis, John J. Obrycki, Mark L. Gleason, and Gail R. Nonnecke

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Development of alternative carriers for use of Beauveria Bassiana in Ostrinia nubilalis suppression on corn, Leslie C. Lewis

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Development and implementation of cost-effective fertilization and tillage management alternatives for improving soil quality in corn-soybean rotations, Antonio P. Mallarino

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Statewide manure management education initiative, Gerald A. Miller

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Evaluation of three cropping systems grown under the influence of a shelterbelt, Carl W. Mize, Arne Hallam, and Richard M. Cruse

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Biological control and sustainable horticulture principles of Iowa's vocational agriculture curriculum, Gail R. Nonnecke, John J. Obrycki, and Eldon Weber

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Manipulation of predatory insects for enhanced biological control of insect pests, John J. Obrycki, Thomas Baker, and Jun-wei Zhu

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Use of intra-field alfalfa trap cropping for management of the potato leafhopper, John J. Obrycki and Laura Anne Weiser

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The effects of transgenic soybeans and associated herbicide treatment upon soil-surface mesofauna, Larry P. Pedigo and Royce J. Bitzer

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Dairy manure quantification and characterization in grazing systems, Wendy J. Powers and Marjorie A. Faust

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Nitrogen conservation in swine manure composting land-application systems, Thomas L. Richard, Cynthia A. Cambardella, and Thomas E. Loynachan