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  • Groundwater quality 

    Broz, Bob (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-04)
    What is groundwater? Why is it important? Water is the most important resource to humans. It is essential for the existence of all forms of life. Although an ocean of water covers the earth, it is important to remember ...
  • Federal laws protecting groundwater and surface water 

    Broz, Bob (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-04)
    Several key laws protect the quality of groundwater and surface water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for seeing that these laws are followed. The EPA assigns different responsibilities to other ...
  • Agricultural sources of contaminants in groundwater and surface water 

    Broz, Bob (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-04)
    In agriculture, pesticides and plant nutrients can enter groundwater and surface water and contaminate it. These products may reach large enough levels to become harmful to animals and people, so we must understand how ...
  • Sweet spreads and syrups : tempt your tastebuds with natural sweets 

    Mills-Gray, Susan (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-04)
    Jelly, jam, preserves, conserves, marmalades and fruit butters are similar products. All are made from fruit, preserved by sugar and thickened or gelled to some extent.To gel properly, sweet spreads must contain the right ...
  • 2016 custom rates for farm services in Missouri 

    Massey, Raymond E., 1957-; White, Joyce (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-04)
    The rates reported in this guide are based on a statewide survey conducted by mail in the winter of 2017. Farmers, agribusiness firms, aerial applicators and land improvement contractors responded to questions on the rates ...
  • Access to electronic public records : a 50 state study 

    Fleschert, Miranda (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This research explores the accessibility of state public records in electronic format by examining certain specific factors that can define "accessibility." This study includes a 50-state (plus D.C.) survey to assess how ...
  • Influence of tillage methods and waterfowl migration on weed seed distribution 

    Farmer, Jaime Austin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Identical field experiments were conducted in 2014 and 2015 in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and at two sites in Missouri to determine the effects of four tillage treatments combined with one of ...
  • Evaluation of cover crops as a component of a weed management system in corn and soybean 

    Cornelius, Cody David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    The recent interest in cover crops as a component of Midwest corn and soybean production systems has led to a greater need to understand the most effective herbicide program for cover crop termination prior to planting ...
  • Investigation into male apparel disposal 

    Bubna, Jenna M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Textile and apparel disposal in U.S. landfills has grown over time creating environmental concerns. In an effort to reduce textile waste ending up in landfills, this research addresses how consumers currently dispose of ...
  • Canopy sensing algorithm performance and modification using soil and weather information 

    Bean, G. Mac (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Corn production across the U.S. Corn Belt can be often limited by the loss of nitrogen (N) due to leaching, volatilization and denitrification. The use of canopy sensors for making in-season N fertilizer applications has ...
  • Play more, watch less : National Screen-Free Week: May 1-7, 2017 

    Family Nutrition Education Programs (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017-04)
    Screen-Free Week is an annual celebration of the magic of being unplugged. During this week, parents, children, teachers and others across the country turn off screen media -- including TVs, video games, computers, tablets, ...
  • Imaging fiber orientation in articular cartilage using optical polarization tractography 

    Yao, Xuan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Articular cartilage plays a vital role in providing a low-friction surface between the bones of joints. This mechanical function is highly related to the special collagen organization in cartilage, especially in the ...
  • Gene expression prediction based on deep learning 

    Xie, Rui (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Gene expression is a critical process in a biological system that is in uenced and modulated by many factors including genetic variation. Thus, it is important to understand how genotypes affect the gene expression levels. ...
  • An experimental investigation of a meter-scale flat-plate oscillating heat pipe 

    Wilson, Michael R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Ever-increasing demand for power in modern electronics presents challenge in thermal management. This paper shows the oscillating heat pipe (OHP) is considered a preferred solution for high heat application due to its heat ...
  • Millennial college students and volunteering : their motivations and perceived obstacles 

    Schuermann, Dana (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Because volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations, it is important to understand a new generation of volunteers that will help sustain these organizations: millennial college students. Using the Self-Determination ...
  • Representations of intersectionality and class politics in coverage of national newspapers : a textual analysis of the housing crisis in 2006 

    Russello, Sabrina (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    The housing crisis of the early 2000s led to a number of defaulted loans and housing foreclosures in many areas of the country. Individuals of all socioeconomic classes felt the wrath of high interest rates on their mortgage ...
  • The impact on domestic prices and government costs of limiting wheat procurement in India 

    Rosenbohm, Marc A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    India's government plays a major role in the Indian wheat market, procuring wheat at a minimum support price for distribution to consumers at a subsidized rate through fair price shops. The costs of this program have been ...
  • Implications for soil health : assessing crop management systems and cover crops on mid-Ohio glaciated soils 

    Reisner, Jodie Marie McVane (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Cropping systems management and the presence or absence of cover crops directly influence many physical, chemical, and biological soil properties. The research hypothesis was the use of cover crops and a no-till crop ...
  • Anaerobic co-digestion of edible and inedible food waste with sewage sludge 

    Ni, Jianyuan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Co-digestion processes of three specific mixing ratios of food waste (FW) with sewage sludge were tested in one-stage anaerobic digestion (AD)system induplicate to evaluate methane (CH4) and hydrogen sulfide(H2S) production. ...
  • Analysis of performance/accuracy tradeoffs for floating point applications on GPUS 

    Nguyen, Huyen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Floating-point computations produce approximate results, which can lead to inaccuracy problems. Existing work addresses two issues: first, the design of high precision floatingpoint representations; second, the study of ...