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    Soil Judging at OSU-Cascades

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  • Sustainable Agriculture Models in the Midwest
    Instructor: Chuck Francis
    Established with the aid of a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant, this project was created to offer insight into what sustainability within agriculture actually looks like. Spread across eastern Nebraska, ten different farming operations are featured across the twenty different videos. Each farmer was interviewed by a high school student from a nearby school about what their operation does, how and why they choose to manage it in a certain way, and what makes it sustainable as well as what would make it more sustainable. Each video is accompanied by a short document including an overview of the operation, teaching objectives, and several questions to foster classroom discussion. Context specific modules were created encompassing the concept of sustainability as defined by social, economic, environmental factors. These additional modules pull information from across the different farmers to illustrate an overarching concept. It is our belief that creating modules exploring these three areas will increase appeal to educators outside of vocational agriculture departments. Business classes could easily incorporate the module on Niche Marketing or Biology classes the module on Soil Health. Our belief is that the true value of this tool lies in its locality. Resources for sustainable agriculture curricula are readily accessible with a quick Internet search, but few offer the added benefit of being directly applicable to the classroom’s region. These videos bring the farmer from the field into the classroom to enhance a segment of valuable, already packed class time with ease--providing instructors with the ability to connect course concepts to a real, regional farmer. The goal is not to substitute school to farm visits, but to facilitate an easier, less time-intensive alternative to readily supplement daily course material. Discussion documents that compliment each video provide contact information for the farmers to open up the possibility for taking the process a step further and bringing the classroom out to the farm. A deeper discussion may ensue following an introductory discussion based upon the provided video segments. Further, promotion of the cross-disciplinary potential of the videos will broaden the audience of students being exposed to alternative systems of agriculture and illustrate the relatedness of agriculture to every subject.

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    Population Dynamics of Palmer Amaranth
    This animation examines several states of a weed species during the growing season and studies the transitions that occur between each state.
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    Gene Modifications
    This animation shows how a gene is constructed to eventually produce a protein in a Bt corn plant. This is the fifth of a series of seven animations that detail the process of crop genetic engineering. To begin at the beginning, see Overview of Crop Genetic Engineering. (To return to the animation previous to this, go to Gene Regions. To go to the next animation, go to Gene Gun.)
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    Phosphorus in Surface Waters
    This animation demonstrates the four forms that phosphorus (P) can take in surface water, and how the equilibrium between the forms can be upset and then rebalanced.
Featured Lessons
  • Breeding for Resistance in California Strawberry to Verticillium Dahliae This e-library lesson will focus on breeding resistant strawberries to the fungus Verticillium dahliae, common name Verticillium wilt. This is a serious fungal disease that can result in a loss of 50% or more of a strawberry harvest when grown in infested soil . This lesson is written for undergraduate and graduate students who are currently studying plant pathology or the management of crop disease. The main goal is to provide an example of how a cultivar can be made more resistant to a plant pathogen with the use of plant breeding methods.  
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  • Gene Cloning This lesson covers the utilization of gene cloning to isolate and copy a specific gene of interest. The transformation of bacteria with plasmids containing antibiotic resistance genes to make gene l...
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  • Foliar Absorption and Phloem Translocation Herbicides must be absorbed into plants in order to be effective. Herbicide absorption can occur through leaves, roots or both. The process by which herbicides kill weeds, called mode of actio...
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  • Aplicaciones prácticas de la fisiologĂ­a de los herbicidas en las plantas Esta lección se focaliza en el impacto de las características de la planta y el herbicida, importantes para determinar el desempeño del herbicida. Se usarán imágenes visuales para ilustrar varios...
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  • Soils - Part 9: Fundamentals of Soil Testing The major emphasis in this lesson is soil testing and understanding the procedures needed to take a representative soil sample. You will understand the term variability, how it affects soil tests, and...
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Syngenta
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