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Rye Growing in the Southeastern States

Description: "Rye should be grown much more widely than at present in many parts of the Southeastern Stats. In any consideration of the expansion of the acreage of bread grain and in any encouragement given for the production of home-grown bread in this section it is necessary to consider wheat and rye together. This is because rye can be sown safely on many fields with less risk than wheat. Further, rye can be used as a substitute for wheat as a bread grain by those who are accustomed to it. Rye succeeds on poorer and sandier soils and with less fertilizer than wheat. For these reasons it should be sown in preference to wheat where it has been proved a safer crop. Rye is also the best grain in most of this section for use as a cover, green manure, and grazing dcrop. Home-grown seed is best. Northern-grown rye is not suitable for sowing in the South." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Leighty, C. E. (Clyde Evert), b. 1882
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Growing rye.

Description: Discusses the adaptation of rye, types and varieties of rye, and the practical uses of rye.
Date: December 1959
Creator: Briggle, L. W. (Leland Wilson), 1920-
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Russian Wild-Rye.

Description: Describes the characteristics of Russian wild-rye, its development in the United States, and its production.
Date: October 1951
Creator: Rogler, George A. (George Albert), 1913-
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Grains for Western North and South Dakota

Description: "This bulletin gives information regarding the best grains and the best methods of producing them in the western half of North and South Dakota (west of the one-hundredth meridian) and in the eastern fourth of Montana.... The crops considered are wheat, rye, emmer, spelt, oats, barley, flax, and proso millet." -- p. 3
Date: 1917
Creator: Babcock, F. Ray; Martin, John H. (John Holmes), 1893- & Smith, Ralph W. (Ralph Waldo), b. 1877
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Integrated seismic studies at the Rye Patch Geothermal Reservoir, Nevada

Description: A 3-D surface seismic reflection survey, covering an area of over 3 square miles, was conducted at the Rye Patch geothermal reservoir (Nevada) to explore the structural features that may control geothermal production in the area. In addition to the surface sources and receivers, a high-temperature three-component seismometer was deployed in a borehole at a depth of 3900 ft within the basement below the reservoir, which recorded the waves generated by all surface sources. A total of 1959 first-arrival travel times were determined out of 2134 possible traces. Two-dimensional ray tracing was performed to simulate wave propagation from the surface sources to the receiver at depth. Travel time differences between observed and calculated times were mapped to topographic changes in the elevation of the interface between the carbonate basement and the sedimentary and volcanic unit above. Results indicate the presence of two dominant geologic features. The first confirms the regional trend of the geologic units in the Basin and Range province with a north-south strike and dip to the west, as expected for normal faulting encountered in an extensional regime. The second is a local disturbance of this regional pattern in form of an elevation of the interface between the carbonate basement and the overlying sedimentary sequence, striking east-west. The geometry of the structure is corroborated by results from a seismic-reflection survey, and by results of tomographic studies conducted as part of the seismic survey. Seismic waves, generated from far-offset shots during the 3-D surface survey, exhibit a sudden decrease in amplitudes while propagating across the boundaries of the elevation high. This apparent boundary correlates spatially with the location of the Rye Patch fault as interpreted from the 3-D seismic reflection data. Finite-difference modeling of elastic wave propagation is performed to estimate the structural parameters of the fault. Questions to ...
Date: May 23, 2002
Creator: Gritto, Roland; Daley, Thomas M. & Majer, Ernest L.
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Selection of herbaceous energy crops for the western corn belt

Description: The ultimate economic feasibility of biomass depends on its cost of production and on the cost of competing fuels. The purpose of this research project is to evaluate the production costs of several combinations of species and management systems for producing herbaceous biomass for energy use in Iowa. Herbaceous biomass production systems have costs similar to other crop production systems, such as corn, soybean, and forages. Thus, the factors influencing the costs of producing dedicated biomass energy crops include technological factors such as the cultivation system, species, treatments, soil type, and site and economic factors such as input prices and use of fixed resources. In order to investigate how these production alternatives are influenced by soil resources, and climate conditions, two locations in Iowa, Ames and Chariton, with different soil types and slightly different weather patterns were selected for both the agronomic and economic analyses. Nine crops in thirteen cropping systems were grown at the two sites for five years, from 1988 to 1992. Some of the systems had multiple cropping or interplanting, using combinations of cool-season species and warm-season species, in order to meet multiple objectives of maximum biomass, minimal soil loss, reduced nitrogen fertilization or diminished pesticide inputs. Six of the systems use continuous monocropping of herbaceous crops with an emphasis on production. The seven other systems consist of similar crops, but with crop rotation and soil conservation considerations. While the erosion and other off-site effects of these systems is an important consideration in their overall evaluation, this report will concentrate on direct production costs only.
Date: May 1, 1994
Creator: Anderson, I.C.; Buxton, D.R. & Hallam, J.A.
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Forage Crops for Hogs in Kansas and Oklahoma

Description: Report discussing forage crops commonly grown for hog feed in Kansas and Oklahoma. Among the more important crops are alfalfa, wheat, oats, and rye, while less important forage crops include clovers, rape, sorghum, cowpeas, Canadian field peas, soy beans, grasses, root crops, and pumpkins. There is also a brief discussion of systems of hog feeding and pasturing, particularly in Oklahoma.
Date: 1908
Creator: Quinn, C. E.
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, October 9, 1884]

Description: They received their letter and happy to hear they are doing well. She mentions that her family is also well. She then talks about the weather they have been having. Although it has been raining the springs and wells are going dry. Abe had a well drilled close to the house, but could not keep it close to the house because of gas. A new well was between the barn and the spring, but again there was gas in it. Florence was watching a little girl. Mat Nay or Mat Frankland died. She mentions that owls have been taking her turkeys. Dinky sold her other cow. She comments on Linnet being so helpful and Birdie as well. She asks that they write soon. Alice writes about the subjects she is learning in school and how she wishes Linnet was there to play with her and Birdie. She mentions that her mother is going to town and what happened to Mary Dodd in the orchard.
Date: October 9, 1884
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Alice
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[Letter from Matilda and William Dodd to Mr. Moore and Sis, November 1878]

Description: She hopes everyone is doing well and Abe and Bettie are almost over their chills. Bettie wrote to them last week. The weather is not very good for the wheat or rye, with no rain in several weeks. Deck Dobbins is not expected to live long with paralysis. Melissa Sego arrived at Dick Wilson's a few days ago, Dick says to marry one of her daughters. Dinky's children are still in school and Willie can read and Sissy a little. They made cider the last for the year and she asks that she write back soon. Mr. Donnell is still not doing well. The weather has been dry and cold, hurting the wheat and rye. He talks about sowing and hogs.
Date: November 1878
Creator: Dodd, William & Dodd, Matilda
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The Ryegrasses.

Description: Describes different kinds of ryegrass, the best climate and soil for its growth, and the steps a farmer should take for successful hay and pasture growth.
Date: May 1940
Creator: Schoth, H. A. (Harry August), b. 1891 & Hein, M. A. (Mason August), b. 1894
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Selection of herbaceous energy crops for the western corn belt. Final report Part 1: Agronomic aspects, March 1, 1988--November 30, 1993

Description: The relative high cost of energy derived from biomass is a major deterrent to greater use of biomass for energy production One of the most important methods of lowering the cost of dedicated biomass production is to increase the yield per unit of land area so that fixed costs can be applied to more tons of forage. For this study, the authors selected grass and legume crops with potential for high biomass yields and those that offer protection from soil erosion. The research reported here was conducted to identify those species and cultural practices that would result in high biomass yields for various land capabilities with acceptable and soil erosion potential. They also conducted research to determine if intercropping sorghum into alfalfa or reed canarygrass could increase biomass yields over alfalfa or reed canarygrass grown alone and still have the advantage for limiting soil erosion.
Date: May 1, 1994
Creator: Anderson, I.C.; Buxton, D.R. & Hallam, J.A.
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Results of vertical seismic profiling at Well 46-28, Rye Patch Geothermal Field, Pershing County, Nevada

Description: A Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP) was recorded in Rye Patch by LBNL between December 11 and December 13, 1997. Figure 1 shows the location of the Rye Patch Geothermal Field with Well 46-28 located within the marked Rye Patch Anomaly. The VSP in Well 46-28 used a vibroseis source and a single-level, high temperature, hydraulic wall-locking, 3-component seismometer. The vibroseis source was a Mertz P-wave vibrator. The source sweep was 10 Hz to 80 Hz, 10 seconds long, with a 0.2 s cosine taper. The borehole geophone was an SSC model LVHK 6001 using 14 Hz geophones. The recording system was a Geometrics Strataview. Six data channels were recorded: the three geophones, the source pilot, the vibrator reference and the vibrator baseplate accelerometer. The record length was 12,288 samples at a 1 ms sample rate, giving a 2.3 s correlated record length. A 10 Hz low cut filter was used and no high cut filter was used except the anti-alias filter. Results are described.
Date: February 25, 1998
Creator: Feighner, M.A.; Daley, T.M. & Majer, E.L.
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The Agricultural Outlook: March 18, 1914

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture discussing the status of agricultural production in the United States for 1914, including forecasts for crop yields and livestock reports. Contains articles and tables on international production of corn, oats, barley, rye, potatoes, and flax as well as beef imports from Argentina, cotton production in Africa, and crop reporting systems in other countries.
Date: 1914
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
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[Letter from William and Matilda Dodd to C. B. and May Moore, October 31, 1875]

Description: The author received her sister's letter a while back but hadn't had time to write back. Dinky and Sirrie have the chills along with a lot of other people. They have had relatively good cool weather until it frosted. Wilson is going to Texas and Henry won't make it. Bettie moved in with her mother until Wilson gets back. Henry is trying to buy the Moody place. They are going to have a good crop of corn. Malissa came and visited. Sallie Elliot was sick with brain fever but has recovered. Tobe has been married several times and Mrs. Sporer will tell his sister the rest of the news. They went to town and bought some dresses and Bettie made a comforter. They harvested their sweet potatoes and irish potatoes. She has been milking the cows and making butter. They will send sweets through the Josporers and ask for any news. William mentions that he has planted rye.
Date: October 31, 1875
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