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IN-SERVICE DELIVERY: METHODS PREFERRED BY GEORGIA AGRICULTURE TEACHERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agricultural education teachers need to have opportunities to become students again in order to learn new skills and knowledge that will benefit their agricultural education programs. The purpose of this descriptive study was to survey agriculture teachers (N=348) in Georgia to determine their preferences for how in-service training should be delivered. Sixty one percent of the teachers (n=212) completed the

John Uesseler; John C. Ricketts; Dennis W. Duncan; Jason B. Peake

2006-01-01

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AGRICULTURAL WATER USE IN GEORGIA: RESULTS FROM THE AG. WATER PUMPING PROGRAM  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results for the period 1999 to 2002 from the monitoring program that is estimating agricultural water use across the entire state of Georgia. This program is called AG. WATER PUMPING (Agricultural Water: Potential Use and Management Program in Georgia). Current conflicts on water allocation in the ACT (Alabama, Coosa, and Talapoosa) and ACF (Apalachicola, Flint, and

D. L. Thomas; K. A. Harrison; J. E. Hook; G. Hoogenboom; R. W. McClendon; L. R. Wheeler

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A Gender Analysis of Job Satisfaction Levels of Agricultural Education Teachers in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The over-arching premise of many concerning issues in secondary agricultural education may be directly related to levels of job satisfaction among teachers (Delnero & Weeks, 2000). The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influenced the perceptions of job satisfaction/dissatisfaction among agricultural educators in Georgia. The…

Gilman, Donald; Peake, Jason B.; Parr, Brian

2012-01-01

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Identifying Technical Content Training Needs of Georgia Agriculture Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The continuing trend toward increasing diversity of curriculum offered within secondary agricultural education programs is driving a change in pre-service and in-service technical training for agriculture teachers. This study looks at agriculture teachers' perceived importance of, and competence in, traditional technical competencies such as…

Peake, Jason B.; Duncan, Dennis W.; Ricketts, John C.

2007-01-01

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Identifying Technical Content Training Needs of Georgia Agriculture Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The continuing trend toward increasing diversity of curriculum offered within secondary agricultural education programs is driving a change in pre-service and in-service technical training for agriculture teachers. This study looks at agriculture teachers' perceived importance of, and competence in, traditional technical competencies such as welding and small engines, as well as more recent technical competencies such as biotechnology and computer

Jason B. Peake; Dennis W. Duncan; John C. Ricketts

2007-01-01

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Georgia Teachers in Academic Laboratories: Research Experiences in the Geosciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) is a collaborative effort designed to enhance mathematics and science experiences of Georgia teachers and their students through summer research internships for teachers. By offering business, industry, public science institute and research summer fellowships to teachers, GIFT provides educators with first-hand exposure to the skills and knowledge necessary for the preparation of our future workforce. Since 1991, GIFT has placed middle and high school mathematics, science and technology teachers in over 1000 positions throughout the state. In these fellowships, teachers are involved in cutting edge scientific and engineering research, data analysis, curriculum development and real-world inquiry and problem solving, and create Action Plans to assist them in translating the experience into changed classroom practice. Since 2004, an increasing number of high school students have worked with their teachers in research laboratories. The GIFT program places an average of 75 teachers per summer into internship positions. In the summer of 2005, 83 teachers worked in corporate and research environments throughout the state of Georgia and six of these positions involved authentic research in geoscience related departments at the Georgia Institute of Technology, including aerospace engineering and the earth and atmospheric sciences laboratories. This presentation will review the history and the structure of the program including the support system for teachers and mentors as well as the emphasis on inquiry based learning strategies. The focus of the presentation will be a comparison of two placement models of the teachers placed in geoscience research laboratories: middle school earth science teachers placed in a 6 week research experience and high school teachers placed in 7 week internships with teams of 3 high school students. The presentation will include interviews with faculty to determine the value of these experiences to the scientific community and interviews/classroom observations of teachers to determine the transfer of knowledge from the teacher to the students through the implementation of their Action Plans into their classroom.

Barrett, D.

2005-12-01

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A Failed Experiment: Georgia's Tax Credit Scholarships for Private Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia is one of seven states that currently allow tax credits for scholarships to private schools. Georgia's law was enacted in May 2008 in order to assist low income students to transfer out of low performing public schools. Operations under the new act began in late 2008. The law permits taxpayers in Georgia to reduce their annual state taxes…

Southern Education Foundation, 2011

2011-01-01

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A preliminary appraisal of the impact of agriculture on ground-water availability in Southwest Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Irrigated acreage in the 20-county study area in southwest Georgia increased from 130,000 acres in 1976 to 261,000 in 1977. Acreage irrigated entirely by ground water increased 85 percent for the same period. The largest quantity of ground water used for irrigation was in the Dougherty Plain district, where 92 percent of supplemental irrigation water comes from wells. The total amount of water pumped for irrigation in the Dougherty Plain in 1977 was more than 42 billion gallons, 30 billion gallons more than in 1976. There were no detectable concentrations of selected organic compounds and trace metals used in agricultural chemicals above the recommended limits for public consumption in 19 wells sampled for chemical analyses. Although nitrate concentrations were not above the recommended limits for drinking water, the presence of nitrate in amounts ranging from 0.3 to 7.8 milligrams per liter in wells in the Dougherty Plain possibly indicate the downward movement of soluble nitrate, a byproduct of fertilizer, into the ground-water reservoir. (Woodard-USGS)

Pollard, L. D.; Grantham, R. G.; Blanchard, H. E.

1978-01-01

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Exploring Principals' Perceptions of Supervised Agricultural Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the perceptions of principals at high schools with agricultural education programs in regard to Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). There is evidence that suggests that high school principals' attitudes may both directly and indirectly affect factors that influence school climate and student achievement. In this study,…

Rayfield, John; Wilson, Elizabeth

2009-01-01

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Definitive design of the solar total energy large-scale experiment at Shenandoah, Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Construction of a Solar Total Energy Large Scale Experiment at Shenandoah, Georgia, is described. The Solar Total Energy System (STES) is designed with capacity to supply electricity and thermal energy to a knitwear plant at the Shenandoah site. The system will provide 400 kilowatts electrical and 3.5 megawatts thermal energy. The STES is a cascaded total energy system configuration. It uses parabolic disch collectors and a steam turbine-generator. The electrical system will be grid connected to the Georgia Power Company system.

Hunke, R. W.; Leonard, J. A.

1981-01-01

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Shedding More Light and Less Heat on the Results of School Integration. The Georgia Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One hundred and eighty-eight Georgia school system superintendents were polled in the Spring of 1976 as to their perceptions and experiences concerning the effects of school integration. This paper presents the results of this investigation. Three broad areas were selected for analysis: (1) integration outcomes affecting the public schools, (2)…

Christison, Milton; Sida, Donald

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Water Quality Response to Changes in Agricultural Land Use Practices at Headwater Streams in Georgia  

EPA Science Inventory

Poorly managed agricultural watersheds may be one of the most important contributors to high levels of bacterial and sediment loadings in surface waters. We investigated two cattle farms with differing management schemes to compare how physicochemical and meteorological parameter...

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Agricultural Marketing: The World Bank's Experience, 1974-85.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study analyzes the World Bank's experience in the field of agricultural marketing over the past two decades. An examination of 402 agricultural projects audited prior to 1986 showed that almost half (197) of them contained marketing components, but on...

1990-01-01

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A Failed Experiment: Georgia's Tax Credit Scholarships for Private Schools. Special Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia is one of seven states that currently allow tax credits for scholarships to private schools. The law permits individual taxpayers in Georgia to reduce annual state taxes up to $2,500 for joint returns when they divert funds to a student scholarship organization (SSO). Georgia's law providing tax credits for private school tuition grants or…

Southern Education Foundation, 2011

2011-01-01

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The Lived Experience of Low-Income Minority Students Who Receive State Merit Aid at a Georgia Postsecondary Institution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore how junior level students at a Georgia postsecondary institution perceived their college experiences were impacted by the meritbased aid they received. The study employed a phenomenological method and was based on Tinto's psycho-social-economic-organizational model, from "Theories of college student…

Grant, Michelle A.

2010-01-01

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Historical Publications of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Kansas State University has placed online a fine collection of historical reports, bulletins, and circulars published by their Agricultural Experiment Station since 1888. These publications cover a range of topics typical for a state university agricultural extension department, from technical reports to notice of an egg-laying contest. These should be useful to anyone studying or interested in the history of agriculture or rural Kansas.

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Supervised Agricultural Experience: An Examination of Student Knowledge and Participation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate student Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) knowledge and participation. This descriptive study was conducted in 120 randomly selected agricultural education programs throughout four purposively selected states representative of the National FFA regions. Students completed a questionnaire assessing…

Lewis, Lauren J.; Rayfield, John; Moore, Lori L.

2012-01-01

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FIELD TESTING PESTICIDE TRANSPORT MODELS AT A COOPERATIVE TEST SITE NEAR PLAINS, GEORGIA  

EPA Science Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. DePartment of Agriculture, the U.S. eological survey, and The University of Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station developed a joint research effort to investigate and to model pesticide movement at a field site. he participants...

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Training Health Care Professionals to Manage Overweight Adolescents: Experience in Rural Georgia Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Context: The obesity epidemic threatens the present and future health of adolescents in the United States. Yet, health care providers lack specific training for pediatric obesity assessment and management. Purpose: This study examined the adherence of rural Georgia primary care practitioners to an overweight adolescent management protocol. The…

Dennison, David A.; Yin, Zenong; Kibbe, Debra; Burns, Susan; Trowbridge, Frederick

2008-01-01

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The utility of ERTS-1 data for applications in agriculture and forestry. [Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Georgia, California, and Texas  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A comprehensive study has been undertaken to determine the extent to which ERTS-1 data could be used to detect, identify (classify), locate and measure features of applications interest in the disciplines of Agriculture and Forestry. The study areas included: six counties in five states in which were located examples of the most important crops and practices of American agriculture; and a portion of the Sam Houston National Forest, a typical Gulf coastal plain pine forest. The investigation utilized conventional image interpretation and computer-aided (spectral pattern recognition) analysis using both image products and computer compatible tapes. The emphasis was generally upon the computer-aided techniques. It was concluded that ERTS-1 data can be used to detect, identify, locate and measure a wide array of features of interest in agriculture and forestry.

Erb, R. B.

1974-01-01

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DELIVERING THE NEWS WITH BLOGS: THE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY EXPERIENCE  

Microsoft Academic Search

To deliver information about library news, services and resources to the science faculty and students at Georgia State University, several librarians developed a blog, Science News . Despite the increasing popularity of blogs (or weblogs), few libraries have taken advantage of what they offer. Blogs can be updated easily, frequently and continuously, making them an appealing alternative to static newsletters.

Teri M. Vogel; Doug Goans

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A Needs Assessment to Determine Knowledge and Ability of Egyptian Agricultural Technical School Teachers Related to Supervised Agricultural Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research was conducted approximately one year after Egyptian Agricultural Technical School (ATS) instructors attended workshops on integrating placement Supervised Agricultural Experience as an instructional tool in their programs. Following a year of implementation, the purpose of this study was to determine ATS teacher knowledge and ability…

Barrick, R. Kirby; Roberts, T. Grady; Samy, M. M.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Easterly, R. G., III

2011-01-01

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Georgia Revealed  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

OneWorld Journeys.com and Washingtonpost.com present Georgia Revealed: Searching for the Soul of the Caucasus. The site showcases a Georgia expedition that occurred April 16-29, the first of three explorations OneWorldJourneys.com have planned this year. Wilderness and nature photographers, journalists, and technicians collaborate here to bring users on their journey through the Caucasus Mountains Region of the Country of Georgia. Georgia Revealed not only features daily journal entries (text, streaming video and audio, and photographs) of the expedition, but also has sections providing background on history, travel, culture, and more. Altogether, this is a very well organized, educational site. We look forward to the next expedition to the Sonoran Desert.

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Georgia's Water Problems and Related Research Needs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Water problems and research needs are discussed by region of the State. They are also discussed under the headings of water quantity, quality, ecology, planning and management, and agriculture. A survey of research capability in Georgia colleges is includ...

G. E. Willeke A. C. Benke A. M. Lumb B. H. Kornegay W. P. Neely

1973-01-01

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Regional assessment of nonforestry related biomass resources: Georgia  

SciTech Connect

This document is a collection of spreadsheets detailing in a county by county manner the agricultural crop, agricultural wastes, municipal wastes, and industrial wastes in Georgia that are potential biomass energy sources.

Not Available

1988-11-01

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What Does an Inventory of Recent Innovation Experiences Tell Us about Agricultural Innovation in Africa?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Within the context of the European-funded JOLISAA project (JOint Learning in and about Innovation Systems in African Agriculture), an inventory of agricultural innovation experiences was made in Benin, Kenya and South Africa. The objective was to assess multi-stakeholder agricultural innovation processes involving smallholders. Approach:…

Triomphe, Bernard; Floquet, Anne; Kamau, Geoffrey; Letty, Brigid; Vodouhe, Simplice Davo; Ng'ang'a, Teresiah; Stevens, Joe; van den Berg, Jolanda; Selemna, Nour; Bridier, Bernard; Crane, Todd; Almekinders, Cornelia; Waters-Bayer, Ann; Hocde, Henri

2013-01-01

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Agricultural Education Early Field Experience through the Lens of the EFE Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this national study was to describe agricultural teacher education early field experience (EFE) practices using the EFE model. The population for this study was all agricultural education teacher preparation programs (N = 83) listed in the AAAE Directory of University Faculty in Agricultural Education. Data were collected via an…

Smalley, Scott W.; Retallick, Michael S.

2012-01-01

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Kaiser Permanente Georgia's Experience with Operation Zero: A Group Medical Appointment to Address Pediatric Overweight.  

PubMed

Context: The rate of overweight (OW) in children in the United States has more than tripled since 1980. The health consequences of pediatric OW include type 2 diabetes and significant illness later in life. Treating pediatric OW is a necessity; however, health care clinicians have minimal access to successful and comprehensive treatment modalities for addressing it.Objective: Kaiser Permanente of Georgia (KPGA) offers a group medical appointment clinic, Operation Zero (O.Z.), as a referral program for preadolescent and adolescent patients who are in the 85th or higher percentile for body mass index (BMI) for their age. The eight-session clinic uses a family-oriented approach and provides a supportive group environment with interactive learning, games, physical activity, and creative problem solving. The goal of the program is to improve lifestyle behaviors for nutrition and physical activity. Clinically, meeting these goals can manifest as reductions in body fat (BF), waist size, and BMI-for-age percentile. Two implementation models help improve dissemination of the program within KPGA.Design: Baseline and eight-week postclinical outcomes for O.Z. participants were analyzed to determine program effectiveness. A retrospective analysis with a control group looked at long-term clinical outcomes to determine weight maintenance. Main outcome measures were weight, BMI-for-age percentile, waist size, and percentage of body fat (%BF).Results: At eight weeks after program completion compared with baseline, there were significant reductions in %BF and waist size for the total sample and specifically for adolescents, preteens, and participants who attended six or more sessions. Among O.Z. participants, there were insignificant increases in weight at six months after program participation and BMI-for-age percentile at one year after participation. At six months, the mean change in weight and BMI in the O.Z. group was statistically less than the mean change in the control group.Conclusions: A structured, family-oriented weight management program is effective in changing measures consistent with improved weight management. PMID:21519478

Hinchman, Josephine; Beno, Luke; Mims, Adrienne

2006-01-01

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University of Georgia Cooperative Extension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program is designed to help educators teach their students about the environment, chronic diseases, physical activity, and much more. Visitors can use the Find a Resource area to look over fact sheets, field studies, lesson plans, programs, and publications. The fact sheets include well-thought out primers on energy conservation and sustainable agriculture. The lesson plans feature over 100 classroom resources designed for grades K-12 that deal with food science, public health, food safety, and drought in Georgia. The site is rounded out by the publications area, which features a number of publications ranging from backyard gardening to water conservation and soil testing.

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Agricultural Work Experience Programs for Academically Handicapped Youth in Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To investigate the relationship between enrollment in agricultural work experience programs and the social behavior, academic performance, and vocational preparation of academically handicapped youth, this investigation utilized a study group of 85 students in special agricultural work experience programs (AWE) and 74 students in regular…

Archer, Beverly Byrd

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Water Resources Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Water Resources Georgia: From the USGS web site comes the Georgia Water Information Network (GWIN)which offers water information for thousands of surface-water, ground-water, and water-quality measurement sites in Georgia.

2008-05-28

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Perceptions of North Carolina High School Agricultural Educators regarding Students with Special Needs Participating in Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of North Carolina high school agricultural educators toward including students with special needs when implementing Supervised Agricultural Experience and participating in FFA activities. The population was all high school agricultural educators in North Carolina with 12 month employment (N…

Johnson, Lendy; Wilson, Elizabeth; Flowers, Jim; Croom, Barry

2012-01-01

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Rural Schooling in Georgia: The Experiences of a Minority Community Service Organization Involved in Local School Decision-Making Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation study was a descriptive case study of a minority community service organization whose members were actively involved in local school decision-making and activities in a rural Northeast Georgia community. Rural schools face unique challenges in light of current educational trends. To address the challenges, rural schools must…

Lowe, Cynthia Louise Altman

2010-01-01

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Experience with the Development and eployment of Expert Systems in Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the experience of the development and deployment of an expert system for cucumber production management under plastic tunnel (CUPTEX). CUPTEX is intended to be used by agricultural extension service within the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), and by private sector. The main objective of developing such systems is to transfer new technology in agromanagement to farmers through

Ahmed A. Rafea; Sayed El-Azhari; Iman Ibrahim; Soliman Edres; Mostafa Mahmoud

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Health Experiences, Concerns, and Interactions with Effectiveness of Secondary Agriculture Teachers in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication summarizes the findings of several initiatives in studying the health aspects of secondary agriculture teachers in the United States. The study was specifically conducted to determine the health experiences of secondary agriculture teachers, the health problems that cause them to miss work, their health care concerns, personal…

Lee, Jasper S.; Westrom, Lyle E.

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Media Selection for Agricultural Knowledge Transfer: The Malaysian Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the ways in which the staffs of communication units in agricultural extension agencies in Malaysia select media to transfer knowledge to their clients. A survey method of data collection was employed, whereby 95 staff of communication units from 11 development agencies were asked to respond to self-administered questionnaires.…

Abu Hassan, Musa

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Summary of the Georgia Agricultural Water Conservation and Metering Program and evaluation of methods used to collect and analyze irrigation data in the middle and lower Chattahoochee and Flint River basins, 2004-2010  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Since receiving jurisdiction from the State Legislature in June 2003 to implement the Georgia Agricultural Water Conservation and Metering Program, the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (Commission) by year-end 2010 installed more than 10,000 annually read water meters and nearly 200 daily reporting, satellite-transmitted, telemetry sites on irrigation systems located primarily in southern Georgia. More than 3,000 annually reported meters and 50 telemetry sites were installed during 2010 alone. The Commission monitored rates and volumes of agricultural irrigation supplied by groundwater, surface-water, and well-to-pond sources to inform water managers on the patterns and amounts of such water use and to determine effective and efficient resource utilization. Summary analyses of 4 complete years of irrigation data collected from annually read water meters in the middle and lower Chattahoochee and Flint River basins during 2007-2010 indicated that groundwater-supplied fields received slightly more irrigation depth per acre than surface-water-supplied fields. Year 2007 yielded the largest disparity between irrigation depth supplied by groundwater and surface-water sources as farmers responded to severe-to-exceptional drought conditions with increased irrigation. Groundwater sources (wells and well-to-pond systems) outnumbered surface-water sources by a factor of five; each groundwater source applied a third more irrigation volume than surface water; and, total irrigation volume from groundwater exceeded that of surface water by a factor of 6.7. Metered irrigation volume indicated a pattern of low-to-high water use from northwest to southeast that could point to relations between agricultural water use, water-resource potential and availability, soil type, and crop patterns. Normalizing metered irrigation-volume data by factoring out irrigated acres allowed irrigation water use to be expressed as an irrigation depth and nearly eliminated the disparity between volumes of applied irrigation derived from groundwater and surface water. Analysis of per-acre irrigation depths provided a commonality for comparing irrigation practices across the entire range of field sizes in southern Georgia and indicated underreporting of irrigated acres for some systems. Well-to-pond systems supplied irrigation at depths similar to groundwater and can be combined with groundwater irrigation data for subsequent analyses. Average irrigation depths during 2010 indicated an increase from average irrigation depths during 2008 and 2009, most likely the result of relatively dry conditions during 2010 compared to conditions in 2008 and 2009. Geostatistical models facilitated estimation of irrigation water use for unmetered systems and demonstrated usefulness in redesigning the telemetry network. Geospatial analysis evaluated the ability of the telemetry network to represent annually reported water-meter data and presented an objective, unbiased method for revising the network.

Torak, Lynn J.; Painter, Jaime A.

2011-01-01

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Landslide Hazard in Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the last decades of the XX century, protect the population from geological hazards, to maintain land and safe operation of the engineering facilities has become the most important social - economic, demographic, political and environmental problems for the whole world. Georgia, with its scales of origination of the natural-catastrophic processes (landslide, mudflow, rockfall, erosion and etc.), their re-occurrence and with the negative results inflicted by these processes to the population, agricultural lands and engineering objects, is one of the most complex mountainous region. The extremely sensitive conditions were conditioned by: 1. Activation of highly intense earthquakes; 2. Activation of the negative meteorological events provoking the disaster processes on the background of global climatic changes and their abnormally frequent occurrence (mostly increased atmospheric precipitations, temperature and humidity); 3. Large-scale Human impact on the environment. Following the problem urgency, a number of departmental and research institutions have made their operations more intense in the given direction within the limits of their competence. First of all, the activity of the Department of Geology of Georgia (which is at present included in the National Environmental Agency of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection), which mapped, identified and cataloged the hazardous processes on the territory of the country and identified the spatial limits and developmental regularities of these processes for tens of years. The increased risk of Geological catastrophes in Georgia first of all is caused by insufficient information between society and responsible persons toward this event. The existed situation needs the base assessment of natural disasters level, the identification of events, to determine their caused reasons, to develop special maps in GIS system, and continuous functioning of geo monitoring researches for develop safety early warning system.

Gaprindashvili, George; Tsereteli, Emil; Gaprindashvili, Merab

2014-05-01

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Economic Yearbook from Georgia Trend Magazine, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on information from "Georgia Trend" magazine examining economic conditions across Georgia, Gainesville College (GC) is expected to experience an expanding base of students over the next 5 years. With respect to Hall County and the nine contiguous counties that make up GC's service area, data indicate a population growth in the region, growth…

Hamilton, John

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ECOLOGICAL SURVEYS OF FOUR RIVER CORRIDORS IN GEORGIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Georgia's rivers are essential elements of its landscape that have undergone historical alteration and continue to experience rapid anthropogenic change. In an effort to compile a statewide assessment of the status and character of Georgia's higher-order streams and their floodplains, the Georgia River Survey undertook to examine a combination of qualitative and quantitative ecological attributes of the state's major watercourses

Ben N. Emanuel; R. Dean Hardy; Richard A. Milligan; Bryan L. Nuse

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WATER USE IMPACTS ON GEORGIA'S WATER RESOURCES AND THREATS FROM INCREASED WATER INTENSIVE ENERGY PRODUCTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Georgia faces serious challenges in managing water resources and irreversible impacts to aquatic ecology. Georgia's fisheries and aquatic resources are in peril due to habitat degradation caused by water use for energy production, domestic purposes, agriculture, and industry. Water resources and the quality of aquatic life in Georgia's rivers are expected to degrade significantly with future water demands from a

Sara Barczak; Shawn P. Young

2009-01-01

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Biodiversity Assessment for Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This biodiversity assessment for the Republic of Georgia has three interlinked objectives: (1) Summarizes the status of biodiversity and its conservation in Georgia; analyzes threats, identifies opportunities, and makes recommendations for the improved co...

2000-01-01

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Study Guide for TCT in Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study guide was specifically designed for individuals preparing to take the Georgia Teacher Certification Test (TCT) in agriculture. The agriculture test was developed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. and educators in Georgia. The test covers 13 subareas: (1) plant science; (2) crop management; (3) animal science; (4) livestock and…

Sailors, Robert A.

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Murphy loves potatoes: experiences from a pilot sensor network deployment in precision agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report on preliminary experiences with deploying a large-scale sensor network (about 100 nodes) for a pilot in precision agriculture. The pilot did not answer the initial research questions, but instead revealed many engineering problems typically overlooked by (com- puter) scientists evaluating their work by means of simulation. The deployment prompted us to rethink our development process and includes important

Koen Langendoen; Aline Baggio; Otto Visser

2006-01-01

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Guidelines and Procedures: Directed Work-Experience Programs in Vocational Agricultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The growing demand for increased diversification of programs and greater specialization in work experience for students of vocational agriculture has created a need for sound teacher guidelines for initiating, establishing, and administering a vocational education program that combines the benefits of school instruction, on-the-job training, and…

Cushman, Harold R.; And Others

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The Search for Energy Alternatives: Responses Received by State Agricultural Experiment Stations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Directors of the 51 agricultural experiment stations in the United States (including Guam) were mailed questionnaires inquiring as to the extent of requests which had been received for information about wind, solar, and other energy alternatives such as wood and gasahol. There was a total response of 88% with three mailings. The returned…

Cross, William M.

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Georgia's Virtual Vault  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Peering into the world of Georgia's past has become a little easier with the Georgia Archives. Created by the Georgia Secretary of State's Office, the Virtual Vault provides access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, and maps. The R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation provided funding for this endeavor, and visitors can look over the topical headings on the left-hand side of the page to get started. First-time visitors should look at the Lamar Q. Ball Photograph collection, which documents military and civilian life in Georgia during World War II. Visitors can also use the document management tools here to create their own collections of images for later use. The other nineteen collections here include Georgia death certificates, historic postcards, colonial will books, and district plats.

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Contextualising Teaching and Learning in Rural Primary Schools: Using Agricultural Experience. Volume 1 [and] Volume 2. Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research project examined the potential role of agricultural experiences as a vehicle for meeting the diverse learning needs of rural primary students in developing countries. Volume 1 of the project report represents a literature review that investigated a "new role" for agriculture as a key element for developing rural students' basic…

Taylor, Peter; Mulhall, Abigail

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Georgia's Forests, 1997.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This resource bulletin describes the principal findings of the seventh inventory of Georgias forest resources. Data on the extent, condition, and classification of forest land and associated timber volumes, growth, removals, and mortality are described an...

L. W. Thompson M. T. Thompson

2002-01-01

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Georgia Environmental Protection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This homepage of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) presents information on how GEPD helps provide citizens of Georgia with clean air, clean water, healthy lives and productive land by assuring compliance with environmental laws and by assisting others to do their part for a better environment. There are reports of environmental quality, rules and laws for environmental assurance, plans to implement environmental laws, an outreach section on issues of concern to citizens, and forms for permits and licenses.

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Ca. Nitrososphaera and Bradyrhizobium are inversely correlated and related to agricultural practices in long-term field experiments.  

PubMed

Agricultural land management, such as fertilization, liming, and tillage affects soil properties, including pH, organic matter content, nitrification rates, and the microbial community. Three different study sites were used to identify microorganisms that correlate with agricultural land use and to determine which factors regulate the relative abundance of the microbial signatures of the agricultural land-use. The three sites included in this study are the Broadbalk Experiment at Rothamsted Research, UK, the Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida, USA, and the Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan, USA. The effects of agricultural management on the abundance and diversity of bacteria and archaea were determined using high throughput, barcoded 16S rRNA sequencing. In addition, the relative abundance of these organisms was correlated with soil features. Two groups of microorganisms involved in nitrogen cycle were highly correlated with land use at all three sites. The ammonia oxidizing-archaea, dominated by Ca. Nitrososphaera, were positively correlated with agriculture while a ubiquitous group of soil bacteria closely related to the diazotrophic symbiont, Bradyrhizobium, was negatively correlated with agricultural management. Analysis of successional plots showed that the abundance of ammonia oxidizing-archaea declined and the abundance of bradyrhizobia increased with time away from agriculture. This observation suggests that the effect of agriculture on the relative abundance of these genera is reversible. Soil pH and NH3 concentrations were positively correlated with archaeal abundance but negatively correlated with the abundance of Bradyrhizobium. The high correlations of Ca. Nitrososphaera and Bradyrhizobium abundances with agricultural management at three long-term experiments with different edaphoclimatic conditions allowed us to suggest these two genera as signature microorganisms for agricultural land use. PMID:23641242

Zhalnina, Kateryna; de Quadros, Patricia D; Gano, Kelsey A; Davis-Richardson, Austin; Fagen, Jennie R; Brown, Christopher T; Giongo, Adriana; Drew, Jennifer C; Sayavedra-Soto, Luis A; Arp, Dan J; Camargo, Flavio A O; Daroub, Samira H; Clark, Ian M; McGrath, Steve P; Hirsch, Penny R; Triplett, Eric W

2013-01-01

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The New Georgia Encyclopedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the Office of the Governor and the University of Georgia Press, the New Georgia Encyclopedia represents an ambitious effort to create an authoritative online resource for literally hundreds of topics about the state of Georgia. It would seem that they are well on their way to reaching their goal of 1600 original articles by January 2006, as visitors can select from a number of broad topics to browse through, including: folklife, education, religion, and transportation. Within each topic, there are numerous subtopics, leading the way to individual articles. One rather nice feature of the Encyclopedia is that each article is accompanied by a list of suggested reading, and in many cases, there are hyperlinks to relevant external sites. The site also provides links to basic Quick Facts about the state, galleries featuring the works of prominent museums through the state, and a Features area, which each month hones-in on any number of topics, such as Creek Leaders of Georgia and Twelve Great Works of Georgia Fiction. From Hank Aaron to the Yazoo Land Fraud, this site is a fine fountain of information about the people, places, and traditions of the Peach State.

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Amphibians and agrochemicals: Dermal contact and pesticide uptake from irrigated croplands in SW Georgia  

EPA Science Inventory

Background/Question/Methods Although isolated wetlands comprise a significant portion of amphibian breeding habitats throughout the United States, they are not protected under the Clean Water Act. In SW Georgia where agriculture is dominant within the landscape, many isolated ...

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The Lust for Efficiency: A Downhome Story or The Implications of Zero-Based Budgeting for Institutions of Higher Education as Seen from the State of Georgia's Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reactions to zero-based budgeting in the State of Georgia as it pertains to institutions of higher education are discussed. Major advantages and disadvantages of zero-based budgeting as reported by budget analysts and selected department heads in state agencies were examined by George Minmier and Roger Hermanson (1976). Zero-based budgeting was…

Fincher, Cameron

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Promoting health in Georgia.  

PubMed

This paper discusses the public health situation in Georgia. In 1991 Georgia became an independent republic following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The armed conflict with Russia in 2008 and political unrest in recent years has presented the Georgian population and politicians with a demanding situation. As part of the WHO European Region, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) including Georgia is on the unfortunate side of a European health divide, with low male life expectancy and high under-five mortality. There is also a high degree of economic inequality in the population. We first look at the main players and the current strategies in public health work. Next we discuss this on the background of health promotion principles and recent international developments in knowledge and policy recommendations in the field of health promotion. Finally we point to some of the major public health challenges that Georgia faces. We conclude that the Georgian focus on reducing risk behaviours and improving access to quality health care is worthy of praise, but that this is not sufficient to solve the current public health challenges. Strategies for working across sectors with social determinants of health should be built into Georgian health thinking and policies. A health promotion work force should be developed. International developments such as the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) report, the 'Health 2020' framework and the HP Core Competencies project all provide useful input to future development of healthy public policies in Georgia. PMID:24458003

Raminashvili, David; Bakhturidze, George; Zarnadze, Irine; Peikrishvili, Nana; Bull, Torill

2014-03-01

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The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With a mix of agricultural tips, camping suggestions, and canning advice, the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension site serves up a cornucopia of materials designed to serve the diverse needs of the state's residents. The homepage has three primary sections, including "Agriculture & Natural Resources", "Family & Consumer Sciences", and "4-H & Youth Development". Each of these sections is distinguished by cooperative agent information, email newsletters, and fact sheets. Also on the homepage is the "Hot List", which offers quick links to the UGA's Master Gardener's program, resources for educators, and agricultural forecasts. The "Current News & Events" area is a true delight, and headlines like "Helping Haiti" and "People, mice head indoors for winter" will inform and draw visitors in for more.

2011-01-28

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Agricultural soil moisture experiment, Colby, Kansas 1978: Measured and predicted hydrological properties of the soil  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Predictive procedures for developing soil hydrologic properties (i.e., relationships of soil water pressure and hydraulic conductivity to soil water content) are presented. Three models of the soil water pressure-water content relationship and one model of the hydraulic conductivity-water content relationship are discussed. Input requirements for the models are indicated, and computational procedures are outlined. Computed hydrologic properties for Keith silt loam, a soil typer near Colby, Kansas, on which the 1978 Agricultural Soil Moisture Experiment was conducted, are presented. A comparison of computed results with experimental data in the dry range shows that analytical models utilizing a few basic hydrophysical parameters can produce satisfactory data for large-scale applications.

Arya, L. M. (principal investigator)

1980-01-01

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WTO disciplines on agricultural support: Experience to date and assessment of Doha proposals  

Microsoft Academic Search

When the World Trade Organization (WTO) was created in 1995, its members committed themselves to a set of disciplines for domestic support, market access, and export competition for agriculture. The Agreement on Agriculture laid the way for the pursuit of progressive reductions in world agricultural market distortions. Its supporters hoped the new rules and commitments would encourage countries to move

David Orden; David Blandford; Timothy Edward Josling; Lars Brink

2011-01-01

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USGS Water Resources of Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources of Georgia contains a map of current streamflow conditions; Georgia HydroWatch, a portal to hydrologic data and related information for Georgia; a listing of projects being conducted by the USGS in Georgia; and publications such as abstracts and full reports for USGS projects in Georgia. The water data includes flood-frequency information, low-flow frequency statistics, a drought watch, information on the Chattahoochee BacteriALERT program, and a Flint River Flood tracking chart.

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Relationship of Length of Vocational Agriculture Teacher Contract to Supervised Occupational Experience Program Scope and FFA Chapter Activity Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the relationship of length of vocational agriculture teacher contract to supervised occupational experience program scope and Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter activity level. A questionnaire measuring the activity level of the FFA chapter and soliciting information on various extraneous variables was administered to the…

Arrington, Larry R.

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ORGANIC FARMING FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN ASIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TAIWAN EXPERIENCE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Bulletin discusses recent trends and development in organic agriculture in the Asian region, with special focus on the case of Taiwan. In the last few years, organic agriculture has increased rapidly worldwide. The global organic food sale was estimated to be US$26 billion in 2003. Japan has the third largest market for organic foods next to EU and the

Sung-Ching Hsieh

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DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON AND DISSOLVED CARBON DIOXIDE CONCENTRATIONS AND EXPORT IN GEORGIA PIEDMONT HEADWATER STREAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

The South Fork Broad River (SFBR) drains about 550 km2 of the Georgia Piedmont. The SFBR watershed is primarily rural and undeveloped although the human population increased by about 25% between 1990 and 2000. Forestry and agriculture are the main land uses. Agriculture consis...

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NUTRIENT CONCENTRATIONS IN FLOWING WATERS OF THE SOUTH FORK BROAD RIVER, GEORGIA WATERSHED  

EPA Science Inventory

The South Fork Broad River (SFBR) drains about 635 km2 of the Georgia Piedmont. The SFBR watershed is primarily rural and undeveloped although the human population increased by about 25% between 1990 and 2000. Forestry and agriculture are the main land uses. Agriculture consis...

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Project Georgia High School/High Tech  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Georgia High School/High Tech has been developing a suggested curriculum for use in its programs. The purpose of this instructional material is to provide a basic curriculum format for teachers of High School/High Tech students. The curriculum is designed to implement QCC classroom instruction that encourages career development in technological fields through post-secondary education, paid summer internships, and exposure to experiences in high technology.

2000-01-01

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Homeland Security: Agriculture Specialists' Views of Their Work Experiences After Transfer to DHS.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 transferred responsibility for certain port inspections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to the newly created Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cust...

2006-01-01

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Public and Private Sector Roles in Agricultural Research: Theory and Experience.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The major participants in the agricultural research sector are composed of domestic and international public institutes, non-profit organizations, and private firms. Institutes, research councils, and research divisions of ministries primarily compose the...

D. L. Umali

1992-01-01

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[Leptospirosis in Georgia].  

PubMed

The aim of the article was to study epidemiological patterns of leptospirosis in Georgia from 2001 to 2011. The investigation revealed that formal registration of the infection began in 1950s. Single cases were reported annually in the country with the exception of 1986, when water-borne outbreak broke out in Sukhumi with 21 detected cases. Low morbidity level of disease was reported during 2001-2005. Since 2006 significant increase of leptospirosis has been observed. The highest incidence was reported in 2011-1.81 per 100 000 population. The increase is likely to be mainly attributed to the improvements in diagnostics of the infection. Young and middle-age persons are more frequently vulnerable to leptospirosis in Georgia, 54.8% of the cases are reported among age group of 30-59. Incidence of the infection is the highest in males - 60-65% of the detected cases. In addition, leptospirosis is characterized by high case-fatality rate - 8.7 ± 3.6% (95% CI=5.7-11.7). Case fatality is especially high in persons over 60 and over reaching 24.3 ± 8.1%. Only single cases are observed in children under 14. In 21st century ethiological structure of leptospirosis has being changed somehow. By contrast, in the earlier period the disease was mainly caused by L. icterohaemorrhagiae and L.grippotyphosa, nowadays we encounter such causative agents which were not observed in 20th century - L. autunnalis, L. mankarso, L. wolffii and others. Water is mainly implicated as a risk factor in the infection transmission. Finally, to study of epidemiological characteristics of leptospirosis in Georgia, identified that, the infection is widely distributed in the country, has an increasing tendency and duration of the disease frequently is a severe. PMID:24743125

Mamuchishvili, N; Kuchuloria, T; Mchedlishvili, I; Imnadze, P

2014-03-01

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H2003: Georgia Water Law  

Microsoft Academic Search

Georgia water legislation issues was the focus of the 15th Annual Red Clay Conference. Key stakeholders in the tri-state water war debated the various options under negotiation. In addition, the merits of the differing Georgia water allocation bills, from the state's House and Senate, were discussed. Other issues discussed included stormwater and wastewater management, wetland conservation, coastal preservation and watershed

Sally Bethea; Bob Kerr; Jim Scarborough; Jen Giegerich; Jim Stokes

2003-01-01

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Innovations @ Georgia Tech  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Some of the most interesting, high-tech research and development efforts are brought to light at this site of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The February 2003 featured story discusses work in "computer-based, low vision technologies that can automatically adapt, or morph themselves, to suit the visual capabilities of individual users." Targeted at people with macular degeneration, these devices would be a significant advancement over current vision aids. Three other stories are maintained in an archive. One describes research in blue laser technology, which will soon be used in ultra-high density DVD applications. The other two stories feature aware home research and wearable computing.

2003-01-01

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CHATTAHOOCHEE ROADLESS AREA, GEORGIA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A mineral survey indicates that the Chattahoochee Roadless Area, Georgia, offers little promise for the occurrence of mineral resources even though gold, mica, sillimanite, soapstone, dunite, chromite, and nickel have been mined nearby, and source rocks for these commodities are present in the roadless area. Granite gneiss, gneiss, schist, and metasandstone in the roadless area are suitable for stone, crushed rock, or aggregate; however, other sources for these materials are available outside the roadless area, closer to present markets. The potential for the occurrence of hydrocarbons (probably gas) beneath the thick regional thrust sheets in this area cannot be adequately evaluated from available data.

Nelson, Arthur, E.; Welsh, Jr. , Robert, A.

1984-01-01

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CQESTR Simulation of Soil Organic Matter Dynamics in Long-term Agricultural Experiments across USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Soil organic matter (SOM) has important chemical (supplies nutrients, buffers and adsorbs harmful chemical compounds), biological (supports the growth of microorganisms and micro fauna), and physical (improves soil structure and soil tilth, stores water, and reduces surface crusting, water runoff) functions. The loss of 20 to 50% of soil organic carbon (SOC) from USA soils after converting native prairie or forest to production agriculture is well documented. Sustainable management practices for SOC is critical for maintaining soil productivity and responsible utilization of crop residues. As crop residues are targeted for additional uses (e.g., cellulosic ethanol feedstock) developing C models that predict change in SOM over time with change in management becomes increasingly important. CQESTR, pronounced "sequester," is a process-based C balance model that relates organic residue additions, crop management and soil tillage to SOM accretion or loss. The model works on daily time-steps and can perform long-term (100-year) simulations. Soil organic matter change is computed by maintaining a soil C budget for additions, such as crop residue or added amendments like manure, and organic C losses through microbial decomposition. Our objective was to simulate SOM changes in agricultural soils under a range of soil parent materials, climate and management systems using the CQESTR model. Long-term experiments (e.g. Champaign, IL, >100 yrs; Columbia, MO, >100 yrs; Lincoln, NE, 20 yrs) under various tillage practices, organic amendments, crop rotations, and crop residue removal treatments were selected for their documented history of the long-term effects of management practice on SOM dynamics. Simulated and observed values from the sites were significantly related (r2 = 94%, P < 0.001) with slope not significantly different from 1. Recent interest in crop residue removal for biofuel feedstock prompted us to address that as a management issue. CQESTR successfully simulated a substantial decline in SOM with 90% of crop residue removal for 50 years under various rotations at Columbia, MO and Champaign, IL. An increase in SOM following addition of manure was also well simulated. However, the model underestimated SOM for a fertilized treatment at Columbia. We estimated that a minimum of 8.0 Mg/ha/yr of crop residue and organic amendments (4.0 Mg C ha/yr) was required to prevent a decline in SOM at the Morrow Plots in Champaign, IL. More studies are needed to evaluate the CQESTR model's performance in predicting the amount of crop residue required to maintain the SOM concentration in different soils under a wide range of management and climatic conditions. Given the high correlation of simulated and observed SOM changes, CQESTR can be used to consider a wide range of scenarios before making recommendations or implementing proposed changes. CQESTR in conjunction with the local conditions can guide planning and development of sustainable crop and soil management practices.

Gollany, H.; Liang, Y.; Albrecht, S.; Rickman, R.; Follett, R.; Wilhelm, W.; Novak, J.

2009-04-01

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Blackjack Complex Fire, Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

For the past week, fires have raged across southeast Georgia, consuming nearly 40,000 acres of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. This true-color image of the largest fire near Blackjack Island, Georgia, was acquired on May 3, 2002 (top), by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiomter (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite. The fire was ignited by lightning strikes and has spread quickly over a large area of scrub brush in the swamp. Due to the unseasonably dry conditions and the difficult swamp terrain, firefighters have been struggling to keep the fire from spreading any further across the 400,000-acre refuge. Although the fire is now endangering some buildings in nearby Stephen Foster State Park, no one has been injured or killed. By May 8th (lower) the area covered by the fire itself-denoted by red pixels-had shrunk, but smoke continued to billow from the site. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

2002-01-01

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Antiretroviral treatment in Georgia.  

PubMed

HIV infection is the major public health, social and economic problem in Georgia. The aim of this study is to evaluate effectiveness of ARV treatment system in Georgia. Study included 1052 people living with HIV/AIDS in Georgia registered at Infectious Disease, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center since 2004. To ensure universal access to ARV therapy all HIV/AIDS individuals included in the study were investigated by special algorithm, all identified patients requiring ARV therapy were offered treatment and monitored during therapy on treatment effectiveness and side effects. Detection of HIV antibodies was performed by ELISA with further confirmation by Western Blot Assay. HIV-1 RNA in plasma was measured by quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction. For determination of percentages and absolute count of T lymphocyte subpopulations single-platform immunophenotyping technique using the Becton-Dickinson FACSCalibur flow cytometer was applied. For resistance testing TRUGENE HIV-1 Genotyping Kit with the OpenGene DNA Sequencing System (Siemens) was used. Treatment was offered to 595 HIV/AIDS patients. 594 patients started treatment, 1 patient refused. Out of treated 594 HIV/AIDS patients 22 patients discontinued, 111 patients died and 461 patients are currently on ARV treatment. Out of treated patients 406 adults and 21 children are receiving first-line treatment, 31 adults and 2 children are on second-line treatment and 1 adult is receiving salvage regimen. Treatment failure was defined in 55 cases. Among them immunological failure was observed in 7 cases, clinical failure in 1 case and virologic failure in 47 cases. Prevalence of drug resistance among virologic failure cases accounted for 72% and inadequate adherence for 28% cases. Majority of death cases among ARV treated patients was due to non-AIDS related or incurable conditions, while deaths due to AIDS related conditions mainly were associated to the delayed referral of patients in already advanced stage of disease. It's worth to mention that highest number of death cases was due to liver failure in HIV/HCV and/or HBV co-infected patients. PMID:19124910

Tsertsvadze, T; Bolokadze, N; Sharvadze, L; Gabunia, P; Dvali, N

2008-12-01

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Changing Horses: Shifting Agricultural Experiment Station Publications from Paper to Electronic Format.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Agricultural Experimental Station at Kansas State University switched from paper publication to compact discs. The change resulted in savings of more than $20,000 in 1 year and allowed for a searchable, comprehensive package of information rather than a single publication. (Contains 10 references.) (JOW)

Rhodenbaugh, Eric; Holcombe, Gloria; Hartman, Amy

2003-01-01

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Identification of Math and Science Concepts, Skills, and Experiences Provided in Vocational Agriculture in Texas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project was conducted to determine if the instructional materials for production agriculture classes taught in the public schools in Texas contained information that was relevant to the essential elements of mathematics and science at the secondary level. The project was carried out through a number of steps including (1) reviewing the state…

Briers, Gary E.; And Others

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Perceptions of Teaching Ability during the Student Teaching Experience in Agricultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to describe the views student teachers in agricultural education at Oklahoma State University had regarding their 12-week student teaching internship. Using Q-methodology as a research approach, 28 interns rank-ordered a Q-set of 36 statements describing various aspects teacher responsibilities and performance. The…

Krysher, Sheyenne; Robinson, J. Shane; Montgomery, Diane; Edwards, M. Craig

2012-01-01

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Andosols of Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Andosols formed on andesite-basalts, andesite, diabase, and dolerite in the central part of the Adzhar-Trialet Ridge are studied. Their morphological features and some chemical properties are characterized. The soils are diagnosed according to the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB). The soil bulk density, the contents of oxalate-soluble R2O3, adsorbed phosphates, and organic carbon are determined. It is shown that vitric and andic diagnostic features predominate in the investigated soils. According to the adopted classification, these soils are classified as mountain meadow soils. Their morphological features and chemical characteristics correspond to those of Andosols, one of the soil groups in the WRB. It can be expected that these soils are developed in some other regions of volcanic activity in Georgia.

Urushadze, T. F.; Blum, W. E. H.; Sanadze, E. V.; Kvrivishvili, T. O.

2011-09-01

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Briquetting of agricultural and forestry residues in the developing countries: a synthesis of the publications on this subject and a summary of experiences.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The state of the art in compaction (briquetting) of the agricultural and forestry residues is presented through a bibliographic study and experiments synthesis. Small-scale (village level) and big-scale densification equipment are reviewed and related to ...

R. Louvel

1986-01-01

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Linked Data for Fighting Global Hunger:Experiences in setting standards for Agricultural Information Management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, has the global goal to defeat hunger and eliminate poverty. One of its core functions is the generation, dissemination and application of information and knowledge. Since 2000, the Agricultural InformationManagement Standards (AIMS) activity in FAO's Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Building Division has promoted the use of Semantic Web standards to improve information sharing within a global network of research institutes and related partner organizations. The strategy emphasizes the use of simple descriptive metadata, thesauri, and ontologies for integrating access to information from a wide range of sources for both scientific and non-expert audiences. An early adopter of Semantic Web technology, the AIMS strategy is evolving to help information providers in nineteen language areas use modern Linked Data methods to improve the quality of life in developing rural areas, home to seventy percent of the world's poor and hungry people.

Baker, Thomas; Keizer, Johannes

80

Use of ENSO-related climate information in agricultural decision making in Argentina: a pilot experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The availability of long-lead ENSO-related climate forecasts has led many to speculate that such forecasts may benefit decision making in agriculture. To explore the conditions required for the effective use of climate forecasts, we conducted a pilot study focused on central-eastern Argentina. Historical records showed higher (lower) average precipitation during warm (cold) ENSO events in November–December. However, variability of the

Guillermo Podestá; David Letson; Carlos Messina; Fred Royce; R. Andrés Ferreyra; James Jones; James Hansen; Ignacio Llovet; Mart??n Grondona; James J. O'Brien

2002-01-01

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Death and disability from agricultural injuries in Wisconsin: a 12-year experience with 739 patients.  

PubMed

During a 12-year period, 739 patients were admitted to a referral trauma center as the result of injuries incurred while farming. There were 608 (82%) male patients and 131 female patients. Ages ranged from 1 to 89 years including 160 patients (22%) less than 16 years old and 78 patients (11%) more than 65 years old. The injury mechanism was a farm animal in 225 (30%), farm machinery in 168 (23%), a tractor in 120 (16%), a fall in 77 (10%), a power take-off in 47 (7%), a cornpicker in 42 (6%), and miscellaneous in 60 (8%). There were 16 (2%) deaths attributable to the agricultural accident. Tractors were involved in eight of these deaths, falls in four, power take-offs in three, and farm machinery in one. Furthermore, 159 (22%) patients were left with significant permanent disability including orthopedic problems in 131 patients, neurologic deficits in 22, and pulmonary disability in 6. Agricultural trauma is frequent and diverse with unique injury mechanisms. Life-threatening injuries are often seen and permanent disability is common. Effective injury prevention must focus on farmer education, additional mandatory safety features on agricultural equipment, and appropriate design of rural trauma systems. PMID:1749035

Cogbill, T H; Steenlage, E S; Landercasper, J; Strutt, P J

1991-12-01

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Water quality of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint and Ocmulgee river basins related to flooding from Tropical Storm Alberto; pesticides in urban and agricultural watersheds, and nitrate and pesticides in ground water, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report presents preliminary water-quality information from three studies that are part of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River basin and the adjacent Ocmulgee River basin. During the period July 3-7, 1994, heavy rainfall from tropical storm Alberto caused record flooding on the Ocmulgee and Flint Rivers and several of their tributaries. Much of the nitrogen load transported during the flooding was as organic nitrogen generally derived from organic detritus, rather than nitrate derived from other sources, such as fertilizer. More than half the mean annual loads of total phosphorus and organic nitrogen were trans- ported in the Flint and Ocmulgee Rivers during the flood. Fourteen herbicides, five insecticides, and one fungicide were detected in floodwaters of the Ocmulgee, Flint, and Apalachicola Rivers. In a second study, water samples were collected at nearly weekly intervals from March 1993 through April 1994 from one urban and two agricultural watersheds in the ACF River basin, and analyzed for 84 commonly used pesticides. More pesticides were detected and at generally higher concentrations in water from the urban watershed than the agricultural water- sheds, and a greater number of pesticides were persistent throughout much of the year in the urban watershed. Simazine exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking-water standards in one of 57 samples from the urban watershed. In a third study, 38 wells were installed in surficial aquifers adjacent to and downgradient of farm fields within agricultural areas in the southern ACF River basin. Even though regional aquifers are generally used for irrigation and domestic- and public-water supplies, degradation of water quality in the surficial aquifers serves as an early warning of potential contamination of regional aquifers. Nitrate concentrations were less than 3 mg/L as N (indicating minimal effect of human activities) in water from about two-thirds of the wells. Water from the remaining wells had elevated nitrate con- centrations, probably the result of human activity. Nitrate concentrations in two of these wells exceeded EPA drinking-water standards. Water samples from eight wells had pesticide concentrations above method detection limits. With the exception of two samples for shallow ground-water wells and one surface-water sample from the urban watershed, concentrations of nitrate nitrogen and detected pesticides were below EPA standards and guidelines for drinking water. However, concentrations of the insecticides chlorpyrifos, carbaryl, and diazinon in the surface-water samples approached or exceeded guidelines for protection of aquatic life.

Hippe, D. J.; Wangsness, D. J.; Frick, E. A.; Garrett, J. W.

1994-01-01

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Georgia Tech Research Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has been a government and industry partner since 1934 and has branches throughout the United States and Ireland. Visitors will definitely want to click on the "Industry Solutions" on the homepage to get an idea of the industries GTRI works in, such as "Health and Human Systems", "Energy/Environment", and "Information and Communications Technologies". Visitors can click on any of the links to browse case studies in that industry. In "Health and Human Systems", there is a case study of a breath test to detect breast cancer, products made easier to use by people with arthritis and a "purpose-built" law enforcement vehicle. Users of the site interested in reading materials from their historical publication archive, such as "The Research Engineer", published between 1956 and 1961, should click on "Newsroom", to get to the link. There is also a video, called "The Solution Institution" made for GTRI's 75th anniversary, which provides a history of the institution that is "filled with intrigue, innovation, and impact."

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GA State Profile. Georgia: Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides information about Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT). The purpose of the exams is to: (1) Ensure that students qualifying for a diploma have mastered essential core academic content and skills. All students seeking a Georgia high school diploma must pass the GHSGT in four…

Center on Education Policy, 2010

2010-01-01

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Vocational Agriculture I Basic Core. Section C--Supervised Experience Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide contains five units teaching preservice vocational teachers to conduct supervised experience programs. Each unit contains an objective (e.g., "After completing this unit, the student should be able to choose and plan supervised occupational experience programs"); specific objectives (e.g., "State reasons for having a…

Oklahoma State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

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Fundamental Experiment to Determine Escape Countermeasures for Frogs Falling into Agricultural Canals  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Frogs often drown in agricultural canals with deep concrete walls, which are installed commonly in paddy fields after land improvement projects in Japan, because they cannot escape after falling into the canal. Therefore, countermeasures that enable frogs to escape from canals are required in some rural areas. An experimental canal with partially sloped walls was used as an escape countermeasure to investigate the preferable angle of slope for the walls, water depth and flow velocity that enables Tokyo Daruma Pond Frogs (Rana porosa porosa), which have no adhesive discs, to easily escape. Walls with slopes of 30-45 degrees allowed 50-60% of frogs to escape from the experimental canals, frogs especially easily climbed the 30 degree sloped walls. When the water depth was 5 cm or flow velocity was greater than 20 cm/s, approximately 80% of the frogs moved downstream and reached the sloped walls because the frogs' toes did not reach the bottom of the canal. However, if the depth was 2 cm and the flow velocity was 5 cm/s, only 4% of the frogs climbed the sloped walls because they could move freely. The frogs appeared to not be good at long-distance swimming and could not remain a long-time under running water. Therefore, walls sloped less than 30 degrees and control of both water depth and flow velocity appears important for enabling frogs to easily escape from canals.

Watabe, Keiji; Mori, Atsushi; Koizumi, Noriyuki; Takemura, Takeshi

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[Migrant workers in agriculture and animal husbandry: experiences of health surveillance].  

PubMed

In Italy, 5 millions migrants live and work. Among them, the employment rate is much higher in comparison with the Italians' one (75% versus 62%). The well known "healthy migrant effect" is confirmed by statistics from the National Institute for Statistics: according to it, migrants access the National Health System for pregnancy and delivery and for accidents. The chronic pathology is not a major concern. Moreover, their work ability is generally complete, without any limitation. Nevertheless, migrants seem to represent a vulnerable subgroup with regard to the risk of 1) occupational injuries: this is strongly linked with the risk of Tetanus infection; 2) disorders of the metabolism, like hyperglycaemia and hyperlipemia, which is linked to a higher cardiovascular risk. In this light data from health surveillance carried out by the International centre for Rural Health of the San Paolo University Hospital in agricultural setting in the Region of Lombardy and the participation of the Centre itself to the Promovax EC-cofunded project are presented. PMID:22187923

Somaruga, C; Troja Martinazzoli, M G; Brambilla, G; Colosio, C

2011-01-01

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Long-term field-scale experiment on using lime filters in an agricultural catchment.  

PubMed

The River Yläneenjoki catchment in southwest Finland is an area with a high agricultural nutrient load. We report here on the nutrient removal performance of three on-site lime-sand filters (F1, F2, and F3), established within or on the edge of the buffer zones. The filters contain burnt lime (CaO) or spent lime [CaO, Ca(OH), and CaCO]. Easily soluble lime results in a high pH level (>11) and leads to an efficient precipitation of soluble phosphorus (P) from the runoff. Water samples were taken from the inflow and outflow of each site in different hydrological situations. The length of the monitoring period was 4 yr for F1, 6 yr for F2, and 1.5 yr for F3. F1 and F2 significantly reduced the suspended solids (SS), total P (PTOT), and dissolved reactive P (DRP) in the treated water. The proportional reduction (%) varied but was usually clearly positive. Filter F3 was divided into two equal parts, one containing burnt lime and the other spent lime. Both filter parts removed PTOT and SS efficiently from the water; the burnt-lime part also removed DRP. The mixed-lime part removed DRP for a year, but then the efficiency decreased. The effect of filters on nitrogen compounds varied. We conclude that sand filters incorporating lime can be used together with buffer zones to reduce both P and SS load to watercourses. PMID:22370403

Kirkkala, Teija; Ventelä, Anne-Mari; Tarvainen, Marjo

2012-01-01

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Altamaha River Delta, Georgia Sea Islands  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The history of sea islands in the Altamaha River delta on the coast of Georgia is revealed in this image produced from data acquired by the Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR), developed and operated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The outlines of long-lost plantation rice fields, canals, dikes and other inlets are clearly defined. Salt marshes are shown in red, while dense cypress and live oak tree canopies are seen in yellow-greens.

Agricultural development of the Altamaha delta began soon after the founding of the Georgia Colony in 1733. About 25 plantations were located on the low-lying islands and shores by the 19th century, taking advantage of the rich alluvial flow and annual inundation of water required by some crops. The first major crop was indigo; when demand for that faded, rice and cotton took its place. A major storm in 1824 destroyed much of the town of Darien (upper right) and put many of the islands under 20 feet of water. The Civil War ended the plantation system, and many of the island plantations disappeared under heavy brush and new growth pine forests. Some were used as tree farms for paper and pulp industries, while the Butler Island (center left) plantation became a wildlife conservation site growing wild sea rice for migrating ducks and other waterfowl. Margaret Mitchell is reputed to have used the former owner of the Butler Plantation as a basis for the Rhett Butler character in her novel 'Gone With The Wind,' taking the first name from Rhett's Island (lower right).

These data were obtained during a 1994-95 campaign along the Georgia coast. AIRSAR's ability to detect vegetation canopy density, hydrological features and other topographic characteristics is a useful tool in landscape archaeology. AIRSAR flies aboard a NASA DC-8 based at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. The analysis on the data shown was accomplished by Dr. Gary Mckay, Department of Archaeology and Geography, and Ian Morrison, Department of Archaeology, both of the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). AIRSAR is part of NASA's Earth Enterprise program. JPL is managed by the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

2001-01-01

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Nutrient uptake by agricultural crops from biochar-amended soils: results from two field experiments in Austria  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The use of biochar as soil amendment is considered as a promising agricultural soil management technique, combining carbon sequestration and soil fertility improvements. These expectations are largely founded on positive experiences with biochar applications to impoverished or degraded tropical soils. The validity of these results for soils in temperate climates needs confirmation from field experiments with typical soils representative for intensive agricultural production areas. Frequently biochar is mixed with other organic additives like compost. As these two materials interact with each other and each one may vary considerably in its basic characteristics, it is difficult to attribute the effects of the combined additive to one of its components and to a specific physico-chemical parameter. Therefore investigations of the amendment efficacy require the study of the pure components to characterize their specific behavior in soil. This is especially important for adsorption behavior of biochar for macro- and micronutrients because in soil there are multiple nutrient sinks that compete with plant roots for vital elements. Therefore this contribution presents results from a field amendment study with pure biochar that had the objective to characterize the macro- and microelement uptake of crops from different soils in two typical Austrian areas of agricultural production. At two locations in North and South-East Austria, two identical field experiments on different soils (Chernozem and Cambisol) were installed in 2011 with varying biochar additions (0, 30 and 90 t/ha) and two nitrogen levels. The biochar was a product from slow pyrolysis of wood (SC Romchar SRL). During the installation of the experiments, the biochar fraction of <2 mm was mixed with surface soil to a depth of 15 cm in plots of 33 m2 each (n=4). Barley (at the Chernozem soil) and maize (at the Cambisol) were cultivated according to standard agricultural practices. The highest crop yields at both study sites were observed after a biochar application rate of 90 t/ha and an abundant nitrogen supply (mineral N fertilizer rates: 120 kg/ha for barley, 150 kg/ha for corn). An omission of biochar addition at the same nitrogen addition rate resulted in a yield decrease of 10 % for barley although the total N uptake was 11 % higher but P and K uptake decreased by 14 and 6 %. This indicates that the higher yields with biochar were accompanied by increased availability of P and K but not N. The N deficiency treatment (with biochar amendment) resulted in yield decreases of 23 %, which were similar as the reductions of N uptake while reductions of P and K uptake were less pronounced. For corn, the omission of biochar caused only marginal yield effects (6%) and no significant changes in the N, P, and K uptake rates. Deficient N supply, however, resulted in severe yield reductions (46%) in spite of the high biochar application rate. The reductions of macronutrient uptake were in the same range for N (44%) but lower for P, K, Ca and Mg (19 to 33%). In summary, N and Cu were the elements that were least available for plant uptake at high biochar application rates.

Karer, Jasmin; Zehetner, Franz; Kloss, Stefanie; Wimmer, Bernhard; Soja, Gerhard

2013-04-01

91

Mathematics for Georgia Middle Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This eight part guide was developed to assist individuals in improving mathematics education in Georgia schools, particularly in planning curriculum at the local level. The guide was prepared on the basis of successful teaching practices and recommendations from recognized educators. Information regarding considerations unique to teaching the…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.

92

Georgia Highway Cost Allocation Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the study was to allocate highway construction and maintenance costs among vehicle types for the State Highway System which is the responsibility of the State of Georgia. This was accomplished by determining an annual road user cost respons...

1979-01-01

93

Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This factbook presents statistics and examines trends for nine indicators of children's well-being in Georgia. The indicators are: (1) number and percent of low birthweight infants; (2) infant death rate; (3) death rate of children ages 1 to 14 years; (4) violent death rate of teenagers aged 15 to 19 years; (5) rate of child abuse and neglect; (6)…

Georgians for Children, Atlanta, GA.

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Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This factbook examines trends during the 1980s on 11 indicators of Georgia children's well-being. The indicators are: (1) low birthweight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) death rate of children ages 1 to 14 years; (4) violent death rate of teenagers aged 15 to 19 years; (5) rate of child abuse and neglect; (6) juveniles committed to state…

Minneapolis Public Library, MN.

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Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This factbook presents statistical data and examines trends for 10 indicators of children's well-being in Georgia. The indicators are: (1) low birthweight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) death rate of children ages 1 to 14 years; (4) violent death rate of teenagers aged 15 to 19 years; (5) rate of child abuse and neglect; (6) juveniles…

Minneapolis Public Library, MN.

96

Linking Macroeconomic and Agricultural Policies for Adjustment with Growth: The Colombian Experience.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The book deals with economic policies for growth and adjustment during periods of rapidly changing circumstances and links them to developments at the sectoral level. It is based on the experience of Colombia, which, after a long period of successful perf...

V. Thomas S. Edwards J. Nash J. Garcia-Garcia J. B. Sokol

1985-01-01

97

Utilisation of the long?term field experiments in Prague? Ruzyne in modern agricultural research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The data collected during 27 years (1968–1994) have been used for the evaluation of the production function, regulatory function, and also partly for the evaluation of the biotop and transformation functions of soil in the long?term field experiment in Prague?Ruzyne.The average dry matter yields in the fertilised variants in block B were higher than those in block IV, mainly due

Jaromír Kubát; Jan Klír; Roman Apfelthaler

1997-01-01

98

The Georgia State Fair, Macon, 1886-1960  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Seven decades ago, one "Jaydee the Great" wowed crowds at the Georgia State Fair in Macon with his high trapeze novelty act. That wasn't all that was happening at the State Fair of course and visitors with an interest in American history, entertainment, state fairs, and Georgia history will find plenty to hold their attention within this nice digital collection. The collection was created by the Digital Library of Georgia, and it documents the evolution of the state fair in Macon from 1886 to 1960. Here visitors can look over 150 black and white photographs, along with a selection of fliers advertising the fair. Most of the photographs depict county agricultural exhibits whose function was to promote a variety of farm produce and homemade items. The collection also has a number of photographs documenting community canning projects which took place during World War II. Visitors can search the collection via a search engine, or they may just wish to just browse around, which can be pretty fun as well.

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Nitrous oxide emissions from European agriculture; an analysis of variability and drivers of emissions from field experiments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nitrous oxide emissions from a network of agricultural experiments in Europe and Zimbabwe were used to explore the relative importance of site and management controls of emissions. At each site, a selection of management interventions were compared within replicated experimental designs in plot based experiments. Arable experiments were conducted at Beano in Italy, El Encin in Spain, Foulum in Denmark, Logården in Sweden, Maulde in Belgium, Paulinenaue in Germany, Harare in Zimbabwe and Tulloch in the UK. Grassland experiments were conducted at Crichton, Nafferton and Peaknaze in the UK, Gödöllö in Hungary, Rzecin in Poland, Zarnekow in Germany and Theix in France. Nitrous oxide emissions were measured at each site over a period of at least two years using static chambers. Emissions varied widely between sites and as a result of manipulation treatments. Average site emissions (throughout the study period) varied between 0.04 and 21.21 kg N2O-N ha-1 yr-1, with the largest fluxes and variability associated with the grassland sites. Total nitrogen addition was found to be the single most important determinant of emissions, accounting for 15% of the variance (using linear regression) in the data from the arable sites (p < 0.0001), and 77% in the grassland sites. The annual emissions from arable sites were significantly greater than those that would be predicted by IPCC default emission factors. Variability in N2O within sites that occurred as a result of manipulation treatments was greater than that resulting from site to site and year to year variation, highlighting the importance of management interventions in contributing to greenhouse gas mitigation.

Rees, R. M.; Augustin, J.; Alberti, G.; Ball, B. C.; Boeckx, P.; Cantarel, A.; Castaldi, S.; Chirinda, N.; Chojnicki, B.; Giebels, M.; Gordon, H.; Grosz, B.; Horvath, L.; Juszczak, R.; Klemedtsson, Å. K.; Klemedtsson, L.; Medinets, S.; Machon, A.; Mapanda, F.; Nyamangara, J.; Olesen, J.; Reay, D.; Sanchez, L.; Sanz Cobena, A.; Smith, K. A.; Sowerby, A.; Sommer, M.; Soussana, J. F.; Stenberg, M.; Topp, C. F. E.; van Cleemput, O.; Vallejo, A.; Watson, C. A.; Wuta, M.

2012-07-01

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Nitrous oxide emissions from European agriculture - an analysis of variability and drivers of emissions from field experiments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nitrous oxide emissions from a network of agricultural experiments in Europe were used to explore the relative importance of site and management controls of emissions. At each site, a selection of management interventions were compared within replicated experimental designs in plot-based experiments. Arable experiments were conducted at Beano in Italy, El Encin in Spain, Foulum in Denmark, Logården in Sweden, Maulde in Belgium, Paulinenaue in Germany, and Tulloch in the UK. Grassland experiments were conducted at Crichton, Nafferton and Peaknaze in the UK, Gödöllö in Hungary, Rzecin in Poland, Zarnekow in Germany and Theix in France. Nitrous oxide emissions were measured at each site over a period of at least two years using static chambers. Emissions varied widely between sites and as a result of manipulation treatments. Average site emissions (throughout the study period) varied between 0.04 and 21.21 kg N2O-N ha-1 yr-1, with the largest fluxes and variability associated with the grassland sites. Total nitrogen addition was found to be the single most important determinant of emissions, accounting for 15% of the variance (using linear regression) in the data from the arable sites (p < 0.0001), and 77% in the grassland sites. The annual emissions from arable sites were significantly greater than those that would be predicted by IPCC default emission factors. Variability of N2O emissions within sites that occurred as a result of manipulation treatments was greater than that resulting from site-to-site and year-to-year variation, highlighting the importance of management interventions in contributing to greenhouse gas mitigation.

Rees, R. M.; Augustin, J.; Alberti, G.; Ball, B. C.; Boeckx, P.; Cantarel, A.; Castaldi, S.; Chirinda, N.; Chojnicki, B.; Giebels, M.; Gordon, H.; Grosz, B.; Horvath, L.; Juszczak, R.; Kasimir Klemedtsson, Å.; Klemedtsson, L.; Medinets, S.; Machon, A.; Mapanda, F.; Nyamangara, J.; Olesen, J. E.; Reay, D. S.; Sanchez, L.; Sanz Cobena, A.; Smith, K. A.; Sowerby, A.; Sommer, M.; Soussana, J. F.; Stenberg, M.; Topp, C. F. E.; van Cleemput, O.; Vallejo, A.; Watson, C. A.; Wuta, M.

2013-04-01

101

South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A number of institutions around the United States have been working day and night to digitize regional and small town newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries. This website presents the fruits of one such project, crafted by the Digital Library of Georgia with funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The archive provides access to papers from southern Georgia from the years 1845-1922, and it includes the Albany News, the Americus Times Recorder, and the Valdosta Times. Visitors can search the newspapers by year, title, city, or keyword. Students of Southern history, journalism, and other related topics will find that this site merits numerous return visits.

2012-01-20

102

Georgia Tech sonic boom simulator  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

To examine the building and human response to sonic boom in the range 3 Hz to 30 Hz, Georgia Institute of Technology is building a special acoustic driver system to simulate sonic boom. To support the NASA LaRC program on building and human response, this simulator's capability has been extended to an upper frequency of 4 KHz. A residential test house was made available by Georgia Tech for these tests. At the time of preparation of this document, most of the acoustic drivers and the associated electronics have been built and assembled. The system has, however, not been fully tested. The following pages provide an overview of the progress to date. The acoustic driver systems, and the principle of their operation together with the test house are described. Future plans are also summarized.

Ahuja, Krish K.

1992-01-01

103

Epic Flooding in Georgia, 2009  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Metropolitan Atlanta-September 2009 Floods * The epic floods experienced in the Atlanta area in September 2009 were extremely rare. Eighteen streamgages in the Metropolitan Atlanta area had flood magnitudes much greater than the estimated 0.2-percent (500-year) annual exceedance probability. * The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported that 23 counties in Georgia were declared disaster areas due to this flood and that 16,981 homes and 3,482 businesses were affected by floodwaters. Ten lives were lost in the flood. The total estimated damages exceed $193 million (H.E. Longenecker, Federal Emergency Management Agency, written commun., November 2009). * On Sweetwater Creek near Austell, Ga., just north of Interstate 20, the peak stage was more than 6 feet higher than the estimated peak stage of the 0.2-percent (500-year) flood. Flood magnitudes in Cobb County on Sweetwater, Butler, and Powder Springs Creeks greatly exceeded the estimated 0.2-percent (500-year) floods for these streams. * In Douglas County, the Dog River at Ga. Highway 5 near Fairplay had a peak stage nearly 20 feet higher than the estimated peak stage of the 0.2-percent (500-year) flood. * On the Chattahoochee River, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) gage at Vinings reached the highest level recorded in the past 81 years. Gwinnett, De Kalb, Fulton, and Rockdale Counties also had record flooding. South Georgia March and April 2009 Floods * The March and April 2009 floods in South Georgia were smaller in magnitude than the September floods but still caused significant damage. * No lives were lost in this flood. Approximately $60 million in public infrastructure damage occurred to roads, culverts, bridges and a water treatment facility (Joseph T. McKinney, Federal Emergency Management Agency, written commun., July 2009). * Flow at the Satilla River near Waycross, exceeded the 0.5-percent (200-year) flood. Flows at seven other stations in South Georgia exceeded the 1-percent (100-year) flood.

Gotvald, Anthony J.; McCallum, Brian E.

2010-01-01

104

East Georgia Construction Company (A)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A construction company that serves a 20-county area of eastern Georgia has as its main source of revenue the manufacture and placement of asphaltic concrete used in road construction. Thanks to a new, multiyear, state-funded highway program, the company is considering the purchase of a new nonportable drum-mix plant needed to expand its asphaltic-concrete manufacturing capacity. Students can explore net

Robert Carraway; Robert Jenkins

105

East Georgia Construction Company (B)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A construction company serving a 20-county area of eastern Georgia has as its main source of revenue the manufacture and placement of asphaltic concrete used in road construction. In response to the demands of a new, multiyear, state-funded highway program, the company needs to expand its manufacturing capacity. Now, in addition to the new portable drum-mix plant (whose price has

Robert Carraway; Robert Jenkins

106

CWEX (Crop/Wind-Energy Experiment): Measurements of the interaction between crop agriculture and wind power  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The current expansion of wind farms in the U.S. Midwest promotes an alternative renewable energy portfolio to conventional energy sources derived from fossil fuels. The construction of wind turbines and large wind farms within several millions of cropland acres creates a unique interaction between two unlike energy sources: electric generation by wind and bio-fuel production derived from crop grain and plant tissues. Wind turbines produce power by extracting mean wind speed and converting a portion of the flow to turbulence downstream of each rotor. Turbine-scale turbulence modifies fluxes of momentum, heat, moisture, and other gaseous constituents (e.g. carbon dioxide) between the crop canopy and the atmospheric boundary layer. Conversely, crop surfaces and tillage elements produce drag on the hub-height wind resource, and the release of sensible and latent heat flux from the canopy or soil influences the wind speed profile. The Crop-Wind Energy Experiment (CWEX) measured momentum, energy, and CO2 fluxes at several locations within the leading line of turbines in a large operational wind farm, and overall turbines promote canopy mixing of wind speed, temperature, moisture, and carbon dioxide in both the day and night. Turbine-generated perturbations of these fluxes are dependent on several factors influencing the turbine operation (e.g. wind speed, wind direction, stability, orientation of surrounding turbines within a wind park) and the cropland surface (e.g. crop type and cultivar, planting density, chemical application, and soil composition and drainage qualities). Additional strategies are proposed for optimizing the synergy between crop and wind power.

Rajewski, Daniel Andrew

107

Familial mediterranean Fever in georgia.  

PubMed

Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a hereditary autoinflammatory disorder caused by mutations in the MEFV gene. Carrier rates are known to be particularly high among Sephardic Jews, Turks, Armenians and Arab populations. Our literature survey regarding FMF and MEFV mutations in Georgia revealed a lack of existing studies. We applied multiplex PCR and reverse-hybridization teststrips (FMF StripAssay) to simultaneously analyze twelve common MEFV mutations in DNA samples from dried blood on filter cards, which had been obtained from 202 unselected newborns at various hospitals in Tbilisi, Georgia. We found 30 samples to be heterozygous and one to be compound heterozygous or carrier of a complex allele (two mutations in cis). The carrier rate of MEFV mutations (15.3%) was remarkable. The most frequently observed variants were E148Q (15x), M680I G/C (5x) and M694V (4x). Five other MEFV mutations were found at lower prevalence (V726A, A744S, R761H: 2x each; P369S, F479L: 1x each). Based on these new findings, the awareness for FMF and the availability of appropriate testing should be further promoted in Georgia. PMID:24940862

Pagava, K; Rauscher, B; Korinteli, Ia; Shonvadze, D; Kriegshauser, G; Oberkanins, Ch

2014-05-01

108

Refined Indigenous Knowledge as Sources of Low Input Agricultural Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa Rural Communities: Nigerian Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The majority of farmers in sub-Saharan African are small-scale entrepreneurs whose farm operations are performed with low input agricultural technologies. Many of these technologies are supported with low input farm power and simple machines. Essentially, low input agricultural technologies are embodied in the refined indigenous knowledge systems. Thes e includ e technologie s fo r land preparation , us e

R. E. Onuoha

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77 FR 67639 - Liberty Energy (Georgia) Corp.; Notice of Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Liberty Georgia states that it would also...Alabama, to the Alabama-Georgia border at the northern bank of the Chattahoochee River (Alabama facilities...interconnect with Atmos' Georgia facilities that serve...

2012-11-13

110

Soil-plant transfer of Cs-137 and Sr-90 in digestate amended agricultural soils- a lysimeter scale experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Radiocesium and radiostrontium are among the most problematic soil contaminants following nuclear fallout due to their long half-lives and high fission yields. Their chemical resemblance to potassium, ammonium and calcium facilitates their plant uptake and thus enhances their chance to reach humans through the food-chain dramatically. The plant uptake of both radionuclides is affected by the type of soil, the amount of organic matter and the concentration of competitive ions. In the present lysimeter scale experiment, soil-plant transfer of Cs-137 and Sr-90 was investigated in an agricultural silty soil amended with digestate, a residue from a biogas plant. The liquid fraction of the digestate, liquor, was used to have higher nutrient competition. Digestate application was done in accordance with the field practice with an application rate of 34 Mg/ha and mixing it in top 5 cm soil, yielding a final concentration of 38 g digestate/Kg soil. The top 5 cm soil of the non-amended reference soil was also submitted to the same mixing procedure to account for the physical disturbance of the top soil layer. Six months after the amendment of the soil, the soil contamination was done with water-soluble chloride salts of both radionuclides, resulting in a contamination density of 66 MBq/m2 for Cs-137 and 18 MBq/m2 for Sr-90 in separate experiments. Our results show that digestate application led to a detectable difference in soil-plant transfer of the investigated radionuclides, effect was more pronounced for Cs-137. A clear difference was observed in plant uptake of different plants. Pest plants displayed higher uptake of both radionuclides compared to wheat. Furthermore, lower activity values were recorded in ears compared to stems for both radionuclides.

Mehmood, Khalid; Berns, Anne E.; Pütz, Thomas; Burauel, Peter; Vereecken, Harry; Zoriy, Myroslav; Flucht, Reinhold; Opitz, Thorsten; Hofmann, Diana

2014-05-01

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Cedar Creek at Cedartown, Georgia, floodflow characteristics from West Girard Avenue to the Georgia Avenue Relocation  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In cooperation with the Highway Division, Georgia Department of Transportation, the U.S. Geological Survey determined the backwater effects of existing bridges and dikes on Cedar Creek at Cedartown, Georgia, for the reach from West Girard Avenue to the Georgia Avenue relocation. The maximum backwater effect for the bridges was 1.7 feet in the upstream approach at the Seaboard Coastline Railroad bridge as a combined result of the Georgia Highway 278 bridge and the Seaboard Coastline Railroad bridge. The maximum effect from the existing dikes was 0.7 foot at the approach section of Georgia Highway 278.

Price, McGlone

1981-01-01

112

Theme: In-Agriculture Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven theme articles review the history and philosophy of vocational agriculture, its relationship to the national goals for education, the place of sustainable agriculture and supervised experience in the curriculum, diversifying the curriculum, and fisheries education programs in Alaska. (SK)

Elliot, Jack, Ed.; And Others

1991-01-01

113

Explaining Georgia's anti-corruption drive  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explains Georgia's achievements against rampant corruption that plagued the country for decades. It demonstrates how Georgia has moved from being a ‘failed state’ to the state with low corruption rates following the Rose Revolution of 2003. It is argued that several internal and external drivers motivated Georgian leadership to fight corruption in the post-revolutionary setting, including drawing legitimacy

Alexander Kupatadze

2012-01-01

114

Total Mental Health Services in Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussed are current and proposed Georgia interagency programs for delivering mental health services to behaviorally disordered (emotionally disturbed-socially maladjusted) children through age 21 years by 1976. Considered in a brief overview of state programs are services (such as the Georgia Psychoeducational Center Network) for elementary and…

Yeomans, Beth, Ed.

115

RESIDENTIAL WATER AND SEWER RATES IN GEORGIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Georgia utilities use many different rate struc- tures and practices under an economic regulatory frame- work that has few rate setting standards. These different structures have financial impacts on utility revenue stabili- ty, customer expenditures, and water consumption. This paper describes the results of a survey of residential water and sewer utility rates in Georgia. This survey is far more

Andrew Westbrook; Jeffrey Hughes

116

AN OVERVIEW OF WATER-RESOURCE ISSUES IN THE MIDDLE AND LOWER FLINT RIVER SUBBASINS, SOUTHWEST GEORGIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The water resources of the Flint River Basin, its tributaries, and the aquifers of the middle and lower subbasins are vitally important to agriculture, industries, and municipalities of southwest Georgia. Population growth and expansion of irrigated agri- culture since the 1970s have resulted in increased water use in the Flint River Basin. There is uncertainty as to whether, during periods

Debbie Warner; Virgil Norton; SUMTER DOOLY

2003-01-01

117

Stream macroinvertebrate response to catchment urbanisation (Georgia, U.S.A.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY 1. The effects of catchment urbanisation on water quality were examined for 30 streams (stratified into 15, 50 and 100 km2 ±2 5% catchments) in the Etowah River basin, Georgia, U.S.A. We examined relationships between land cover (implying cover and use) in these catchments (e.g. urban, forest and agriculture) and macroinvertebrate assemblage attributes using several previously published indices to

A. H. R OY; A. D. R OSEMOND; J. B. W ALLACE; Owings Mills

2003-01-01

118

Theme: Innovative Curriculum Ideas and Practices in Agricultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fourteen theme articles discuss the following: curriculum ideas and innovations in agricultural education, agricultural literacy, Supervised Agricultural Experience, active learning, locating agricultural education resources, distance and web-based instruction, principles of forest management, professional development, and service learning. (JOW)

Agricultural Education Magazine, 2002

2002-01-01

119

Agricultural Operations  

MedlinePLUS

... and Health Topics A-Z Index What's New Agriculture ranks among the most dangerous industries. Between 2003 ... by several Occupational Safety and Health standards including Agriculture ( 29 CFR 1928 ), General Industry ( 29 CFR 1910 ), ...

120

Classroom Teaching in Botswana and Online Teaching from Georgia: Hard Knocks and Earned Successes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on an experience teaching online internationally, between a lecturer at the University of Georgia and library science students at the University of Botswana, using an auto-ethnographic method to discuss classroom teaching experiences in Botswana and how they influenced course design, teaching style, and desired student learning…

Tallman, Julie

2003-01-01

121

Tybee Island, Georgia, Beach Erosion Control.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The action consists of restoration and periodic nourishment of 13,200 feet of ocean beach and a rubble stone terminal groin extending 800 feet seaward on Tybee Island, Georgia. Environmental impacts include the restoration and maintenance of scenic beach ...

1972-01-01

122

Trucking in Georgia: Freight Performance Measures.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides a review of the recent literature on the development of truck freight performance measures, and specifically measures that can assist the Georgia Department of Transportation in assessing, and in tracking from year to year, how well t...

F. Southworth J. Gillet

2011-01-01

123

40 CFR 81.408 - Georgia.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Identification of Mandatory Class I Federal Areas Where Visibility Is an Important Value § 81.408 Georgia. Area name Acreage Public Law establishing Federal land manager...

2013-07-01

124

Virtual health care center in Georgia.  

PubMed

Application of telemedicine systems to cover distant geographical areas has increased recently. However, the potential usefulness of similar systems for creation of national networks does not seem to be widely appreciated. The article describes the "Virtual Health Care Knowledge Center in Georgia" project. Its aim was the set up of an online integrated web-based platform to provide remote medical consultations and eLearning cycles. The project "Virtual Health Care Knowledge Center in Georgia" was the NATO Networking Infrastructure Grant dedicated for development of telemedicine in non-NATO countries. The project implemented a pilot to organize the creation of national eHealth network in Georgia and to promote the use of innovative telemedicine and eLearning services in the Georgian healthcare system. In June 2007 it was continued under the NATO Networking Infrastructure Grant "ePathology--Virtual Pathology Center in Georgia as the Continuation of Virtual Health Care Center". PMID:18673518

Schrader, Thomas; Kldiashvili, Ekaterina

2008-01-01

125

Hantavirus Infection in the Republic of Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We describe a laboratory-confirmed case of hantavirus infection in the Republic of Georgia. Limited information is available about hantavirus infections in the Caucasus, although the infection has been reported throughout Europe and Russia. Increasing awa...

D. V. Clark G. Pimentel M. J. Hepburn T. Kuchuloria T. Tsertsvadze

2009-01-01

126

Mapping Atlantic coastal marshlands, Maryland, Georgia, using ERTS-1 imagery  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Eastern coastal marshes are the most extensive and productive in the United States. A relatively low cost, moderately accurate method is needed to map these areas for management and protection. Groundbased and low-altitude aircraft methods for mapping are time-consuming and quite expensive. The launch of NASA's Earth Resources Technology Satellite has provided an opportunity to test the feasibility of mapping wetlands using small scale imagery. The test sites selected were in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, and Ossabaw Island, Georgia. Results of the investigation indicate that the following may be ascertained from ERTS imagery, enlarged to 1:250,000: (1) upper wetland boundary; (2) drainage pattern in the wetland; (3) plant communities; (4) ditching activities associated with agriculture; and (5) lagooning for water-side home development. Conclusions are that ERTS will be an excellent tool for many types of coastal wetland mapping.

Anderson, R. R.; Carter, V. L.; Mcginness, J. W., Jr.

1973-01-01

127

Field experiments of Controlled Drainage of agricultural clay soils show positive effects on water quantity (retention, runoff) and water quality (nitrate leaching).  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Despite best management practices, agriculture is still facing major challenges to reduce nutrients leaching to the aquatic environment. In deltas, most of total nutrient losses from artificially drained agricultural soils are discharged via drains. Controlled drainage is a promising measure to prevent drainage of valuable nutrients, improve water quality and agricultural yield and adapt to climate change (reduce peak runoff, manage water scarcity and drought). In The Netherlands, this technique has attracted much attention by water managers and farmers alike, yet field studies to determine the expected (positive) effects for Dutch conditions were scarce. Recently, a field experiment was set up on clay soils. Research questions were: how does controlled, subsurface drainage perform on clay soils? Will deeper tile drains function just as well? What are the effects on drain water quality (especially with respect to nitrogen and salt) and crop yield? An agricultural field on clay soils was used to test different tile drainage configurations. Four types of tile drainage systems were installed, all in duplicate: eight plots in total. Each plot has its own outlet to a control box, where equipment was installed to control drain discharge and to measure the flow, concentrations of macro-ions, pH, nitrogen, N-isotopes and heavy metals. In each plot, groundwater observation wells and suction cups are installed in the saturated and vadose zones, at different depths, and crop yield is determined. Four plots discharge into a hydrologic isolated ditch, enabling the determination of water- and nutrient balances. Automatic drain water samplers and innovative nitrate sensors were installed in four plots. These enable identification and unravelling so-called first flush effects (changes in concentrations after a storm event). Water-, chloride- and nitrogen balances have been set up, and the interaction between groundwater and surface water has been quantified. The hydrological processes in the soil have been modelled with simulation model SWAP. The experiment started in 2010 and is ongoing. Data, collected so far show that the plots with controlled drainage (all compared with plots equipped with conventional drainage) conserve more rain water (higher groundwater tables in early spring), lower discharges under average weather conditions and storm events, reduce N-loads and saline seepage to surface waters, enhance denitrification, show a different 'first flush' effect and show similar crop yields. The results of the experiments will contribute to a better understanding of the impact of controlled drainage on complex hydrological en geochemical processes in agricultural clay soils, the interaction between ground- en surface water and its effects on drain water quantity, quality and crop yield.

schipper, peter; stuyt, lodewijk; straat, van der, andre; schans, van der, martin

2014-05-01

128

Georgia Healthy Farmers Farm Safety Camp  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Georgia Healthy Farmers Farm Safety Camp was instituted in 1992 in order to reduce childhood farm injuries in Georgia. In 1994, the camp began offering two tracks -a general track for 10- to 13-year-olds and a tractor certification program for 14- and 15-year-olds. This article describes the general track and impact of camp attendance upon farm safety knowledge and

W. Jay Hughes; Judy Hartley

2000-01-01

129

Degradation of chicken feathers by Chrysosporium georgiae  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a baiting technique, Chrysosporium georgiae was isolated from chicken feathers. Twenty-eight different fungal isolates\\u000a were evaluated for their ability to produce keratinase enzymes using a keratin–salt agar medium containing either white chicken\\u000a feathers or a prepared feather keratin suspension (KS). The Chrysosporium species were able to use keratin and grow at different\\u000a rates. Chrysosporium georgiae completely degraded the added

M. A. El-Naghy; M. S. El-Ktatny; E. M. Fadl-Allah; W. W. Nazeer

1998-01-01

130

Agriculture 21  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To "promote food security and sustainable development into the next millennium," the Agriculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has recently created this new resource. An impressive and clearly arranged interface leads researchers to more than one gigabyte of data from various UN Agriculture Department sites. A detailed list of available software, databases, publication lists, and email conferences is provided via the Guides section of the site. Other services include Magazine, a monthly publication on international agricultural issues, and Gateway, a link pointing to UN Department of Agriculture divisional homepages.

131

Project Georgia High School/High Tech  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The High School/High Tech initiative of the President's Committee on Employment of Disabilities, Georgia's application of the collaborative "Georgia Model" and NASA's commitment of funding have shown that opportunities for High School/High Tech students are unlimited. In Georgia, the partnership approach to meeting the needs of this program has opened doors previously closed. As the program grows and develops, reflecting the needs of our students and the marketplace, more opportunities will be available. Our collaboratives are there to provide these opportunities and meet the challenge of matching our students with appropriate education and career goals. Summing up the activities and outcomes of Project Georgia High School/High Tech is not difficult. Significant outcomes have already occurred in the Savannah area as a result of NASA's grant. The support of NASA has enabled Georgia Committee to "grow" High School/High Tech throughout the region-and, by example, the state. The success of the Columbus pilot project has fostered the proliferation of projects, resulting in more than 30 Georgia High School High Tech programs-with eight in the Savannah area.

2000-01-01

132

Accessibility of Collegiate Education in Georgia. A Report to the Georgia Postsecondary Education Commission.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 1968 study by Warren W. Willingham of the accessibility of higher education in the United States was replicated in Georgia in 1976. Some significant methodological problems occurred in attempting complete replication. The Georgia study resulted in interpretations of accessibility for 1968 that differ from the Willingham study. It also revealed…

Murphy, Mary Kay

133

Agricultural scientists  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What are agricultural scientists, and what do they actually do? This is the introductory page for a set of materials about agricultural science as a career. Here the job of an agricultural scientist is defined and described. In the rest of the resource, students can examine two specialized job titles associated with agricultural scientists: organic specialist/assistant professor and senior research associate. Students can read narratives that are a few paragraphs in length about an organic specialist and a senior research associate. In addition, the senior research associate poses a challenge to students that calls on them to investigate corn's resistance to insects. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Project, Iowa P.

2002-01-01

134

9. 'Central of Georgia' sign painted on the underside of ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

9. 'Central of Georgia' sign painted on the underside of arch spanning West Boundary Street. - Central of Georgia Railway, 1860 Brick Arch Viaduct, Spanning West Boundary Street & Savannah-Ogeechee Canal, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

135

5. DETAIL OF TRUSS MEMBERS, GUARDRAIL AND DECK TO Georgia ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

5. DETAIL OF TRUSS MEMBERS, GUARDRAIL AND DECK TO Georgia DOT BRIDGE No. 105-00168X-00203E - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 105-00168X-00203E, Spanning Beaverdam Creek at County Road 168, Elberton, Elbert County, GA

136

30 CFR 910.700 - Georgia Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Division, pertaining to solid waste management. (5) Georgia Seed Laws and Rules and Regulations containing the Noxious Weed List. (f) The following are Georgia laws that interfere with the achievement of the purposes and requirements of the...

2013-07-01

137

40 CFR 282.60 - Georgia State-Administered Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Georgia State-Administered Program. 282...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED...STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.60 Georgia State-Administered Program....

2013-07-01

138

Annotated Checklist of Georgia Birds  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This edition of the checklist includes 446 species, of which 407 are on the Regular Species List, 8 on the Provisional, and 31 on the Hypothetical. This new publication has been greatly expanded and much revised over the previous checklist (GOS Occasional Publ. No. 10, 1986, 48 pp., 6x9 inches) to a 7?x10?-inch format with an extensive Literature Cited section added, 22 species added to the Regular List, 2 to the Provisional List, and 9 to the Hypothetical List. Each species account is much more comprehensive over all previous editions of the checklist. Among some of the new features are citations for sources of most information used, high counts of individuals for each species on the Regular List, extreme dates of occurrence within physiographic regions, a list of abbreviations and acronyms, and for each species the highest form of verifiable documentation given with its repository institution with a catalog number. This checklist is helpful for anyone working with birds in the Southeastern United States or birding in that region. Sykes' contribution to this fifth edition of the Annotated Checklist of Georgia Birds includes: suggestion of the large format and spiral binding, use of Richard A. Parks' painting of the Barn Owl on the front cover, use of literature citations throughout, and inclusion of high counts for each species. Sykes helped plan all phases of the publication, wrote about 90% of the Introduction and 84 species accounts (Osprey through Red Phalarope), designed the four maps in the introduction section and format for the Literature Cited, and with Giff Beaton designed the layout of the title page.

Beaton, G.; Sykes, P.W., Jr.; Parrish, J.W., Jr.

2003-01-01

139

Earnings Determinants of Library Faculty of the University System of Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes the effects of human capital, institutional, and personal factors on earnings of library faculty with a master of library science degree employed by the University System of Georgia. Finds that earnings increase with experience, position, and higher academic rank; that gender discrimination is absent; and that intellectual contributions…

Farr, W. Ken; Scott, R. Neil

1996-01-01

140

HF Radar Measurements of Surface Currents at the Georgia Coast, 9 to 11 May 1978.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Described is a field experiment in which surface currents were measured by HF radar situated on the Georgia coast. The study area includes the waters of the Savannah River Delta, Wassaw Sound, and the adjacent inner continental shelf. Presented herein are...

M. M. Janopaul B. L. Weber

1980-01-01

141

Historical Earthquakes and Active Structure for Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Long-term seismic history is an important foundation for reliable assessment of seismic hazard and risk. Therefore, completeness of earthquake catalogues in the longest historical part is very important. Survived historical sources, as well as special researches from the institutes, museums, libraries and archives in Georgia, the Caucasus and the Middle East indicate to high level of seismicity which entailed numerous human casualties and destruction on the territory of Georgia during the historical period. The study and detailed analysis of these original documents and researches have allowed us to create a new catalogue of historical earthquakes of Georgia from 1250 BC to 1900 AD. The method of the study is based on a multidisciplinary approach, i.e. on the joint use of methods of history and paleoseismology, archeoseismology, seismotectonics, geomorphology, etc. We present here a new parametric catalogue of 44 historic earthquakes of Georgia and a full "descriptor" of all the phenomena described in it. Constructed on its basis, the summarized map of the distribution of maximum damage in the historical period (before 1900) on the territory of Georgia clearly shows the main features of the seismic field during this period. In particular, in the axial part and the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus there is a seismic gap, which was filled in 1991 by the strongest earthquake and its aftershocks in Racha. In addition, it is also obvious that very high seismic activity in the central and eastern parts of the Javakheti highland is not described in historical materials and this fact requires further searches of various kinds of sources that contain data about historical earthquakes. We hope that this catalogue will enable to create a new joint (instrumental and historical) parametric earthquake catalogue of Georgia and will serve to assess the real seismic hazard and risk in the country.

Tsereteli, Nino; Varazanashivli, Otar

2014-05-01

142

The impact of invisibility on the health of migrant farmworkers in the southeastern United States: a case study from georgia.  

PubMed

Migrant farmworkers represent one of the most marginalized and underserved populations in the United States. Acculturation theory cannot be easily mapped onto the transnational experience of migrant farmworkers, who navigate multiple physical and cultural spaces yearly, and who are not recognized by the state they constitute, "the Citizen's Other" (Kerber, 2009). This paper utilizes narrative analysis of a case study to illustrate, through the relationship of the narrator to migrant farmworkers and years of participant observation by the coauthors, how isolation from family and community, as well as invisibility within institutions, affect the health and well-being of migrant farmworkers in southeastern Georgia. Invisibility of farmworkers within institutions, such as health care, the educational system, social services, domestic violence shelters, and churches contribute to illness among farmworkers. The dominant American discourse surrounding immigration policy addresses the strain immigrants put on the social systems, educational system, and the health care system. Nurses who work with farmworkers are well positioned to bring the subjective experience of farmworkers to light, especially for those engaged with socially just policies. Those who contribute to the abundant agricultural produce that feeds Americans deserve the recognition upon which social integration depends. PMID:22830007

Bail, Kari M; Foster, Jennifer; Dalmida, Safiya George; Kelly, Ursula; Howett, Maeve; Ferranti, Erin P; Wold, Judith

2012-01-01

143

The Impact of Invisibility on the Health of Migrant Farmworkers in the Southeastern United States: A Case Study from Georgia  

PubMed Central

Migrant farmworkers represent one of the most marginalized and underserved populations in the United States. Acculturation theory cannot be easily mapped onto the transnational experience of migrant farmworkers, who navigate multiple physical and cultural spaces yearly, and who are not recognized by the state they constitute, “the Citizen's Other” (Kerber, 2009). This paper utilizes narrative analysis of a case study to illustrate, through the relationship of the narrator to migrant farmworkers and years of participant observation by the coauthors, how isolation from family and community, as well as invisibility within institutions, affect the health and well-being of migrant farmworkers in southeastern Georgia. Invisibility of farmworkers within institutions, such as health care, the educational system, social services, domestic violence shelters, and churches contribute to illness among farmworkers. The dominant American discourse surrounding immigration policy addresses the strain immigrants put on the social systems, educational system, and the health care system. Nurses who work with farmworkers are well positioned to bring the subjective experience of farmworkers to light, especially for those engaged with socially just policies. Those who contribute to the abundant agricultural produce that feeds Americans deserve the recognition upon which social integration depends.

Bail, Kari M.; Foster, Jennifer; Dalmida, Safiya George; Kelly, Ursula; Howett, Maeve; Ferranti, Erin P.; Wold, Judith

2012-01-01

144

Georgia and the United States Constitution 1787-1789.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pamphlet on revolutionary Georgia is one of a series designed for use in the state's public schools. The objective is to present a clear, concise picture of Georgia's history during the American Revolution. The first and major part of the text presents an historical summary. It describes how Georgia was an early and strong supporter of the…

Griffin, J. David

145

Georgia Health Policy Center Child Policy Briefs, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of briefs discuss state public policy and implications as they pertain to children in Georgia. The three briefs each address a single topic. The first, on benefits of child care for low-income children in Georgia, advocates implementation of the Georgia Early Learning Initiative (GELI) and details the program. The second brief, on the…

2002

146

CLEAN FUELS FROM AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY WASTES  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of an experimental investigation of the operating parameters for a mobile waste conversion system based on the Georgia Tech Engineering Experiment Station's partial oxidation pyrolysis process. The object of the testing was to determine the combination of...

147

MOBILIZATION AND TRANSPORT OF SOIL PARTICLES DURING INFILTRATION EXPERIMENTS IN AN AGRICULTURAL FIELD, SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VIRGINIA. (R824772)  

EPA Science Inventory

Evidence that fine particles mobilized and transported in soils and aquifers can have a profound influence on contaminant migration has spawned much interest recently in understanding colloid transport in natural materials. Repeated infiltration experiments on an i...

148

Irrigation Projections in Georgia's Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basins: 1995–2020  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we use an ecreage-response model to complementthe 1995 USDA\\/NRCS study of water demand in agriculture in theACF river basin of Georgia through the year 2020. Due to priceeffects, our results show that cotton, peanuts, vegetables andorchards receive a larger fraction of irrigation than they do inthe NRCS model, while corn receives significantly less. Inaddition, we model peanut

Charles B. Moss; Chris de Bodisco

2002-01-01

149

Agricultural Microbiology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elucidates strategies for applying microbiological techniques to traditional agricultural practices. Discusses the manipulation of microorganisms that live with plants and also the problems involved in the introduction of new genes into crop plants by recombinant DNA methods. (CS)

Brill, Winston J.

1981-01-01

150

Agricultural Ecosystems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The agricultural ecosystem concept promotes a distinctive set of ecological principles that give diversity and stability to the food production process. This system allows people to work more closely with nature and to feel a spiritual connection with the...

K. Kindscher

1984-01-01

151

Managing soil nutrients with compost in organic farms of East Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Soil Fertility management in organic farming relies on a long-term integrated approach rather than the more short-term very targeted solutions common in conventional agriculture. Increasing soil organic matter content through the addition of organic amendments has proven to be a valuable practice for maintaining or restoring soil quality. Organic agriculture relies greatly on building soil organic matter with compost typically replacing inorganic fertilizers and animal manure as the fertility source of choice. In Georgia, more and more attention is paid to the development of organic farming, occupying less than 1% of total agricultural land of the country. Due to increased interest towards organic production the question about soil amendments is arising with special focus on organic fertilizers as basic nutrient supply sources under organic management practice. In the frame of current research two different types of compost was prepared and their nutritional value was studied. The one was prepared from organic fraction municipal solid waste and another one using fruit processing residues. In addition to main nutritional properties both composts were tested on heavy metals content, as one of the main quality parameter. The results have shown that concentration of main nutrient is higher in municipal solid waste compost, but it contains also more heavy metals, which is not allowed in organic farming system. Fruit processing residue compost also has lower pH value and is lower in total salt content being is more acceptable for soil in lowlands of East Georgia, mainly characterised by alkaline reaction. .

Ghambashidze, Giorgi

2013-04-01

152

Research Planning and Control in the United States Department of Agriculture: The Experience of an Old and Well-established Research Agency  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our publicly supported agricultural research has been a joint responsibility of the Department of Agriculture and the state land-grant colleges since 1862. Methods evolved for its planning and control are based on voluntary co-operation be tween the states and Department agencies, with assistance from farmers, industry, and other groups. This system, nearly as com plex and diverse as agriculture itself,

Byron T. Shaw

1960-01-01

153

Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 1998-99.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Kids Count factbook presents statistical data and examines trends for 10 indicators of children's well-being in Georgia. The indicators are: (1) low birthweight babies; (2) infant mortality; (3) child deaths; (4) teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; (5) juvenile arrests; (6) reading and math scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills;…

Georgians for Children, Atlanta, GA.

154

Student Enrollment Forecasting in Georgia: Lessons Learned.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study of school district enrollment forecasting in Georgia finds, for example, differences in forecasting accuracy between large and small school districts, the widespread use of the Cohort Survival Technique, a lag in small school districts' use of sophisticated, computer-based enrollment forecasting models. (Contains 34 references.) (PKP)

Chan, Tak Cheung; Pool, Harbison; Davidson, Ronald

2002-01-01

155

Distribution of Phytoplankton in Georgia Lakes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is a data report presenting the species and abundance of phytoplankton in the 14 lakes sampled by the National Eutrophication Survey in the State of Georgia. Results from the calculation of several water quality indices are also included (Nygaard's T...

F. A. Morris M. K. Morris L. R. Williams W. D. Taylor F. A. Hiatt

1978-01-01

156

MODELING MERCURY FATE IN SEVEN GEORGIA WATERSHEDS  

EPA Science Inventory

Field and modeling studies were conducted in support of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs)for mercury in six south Georgia rivers and the Savannah River. Mercury is introduced to these rivers primarily by atmospheric deposition, with minor point source loadings. To produce mercu...

157

Health Clinic Environments in Georgia Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools seem to be the logical place to serve the health needs of students, since children spend a majority of their time there. Design standards were not available for health clinics in Georgia elementary schools; therefore, this study examined key characteristics of an elementary school clinic in order to determine the importance of each design…

Simpson, Susan Rogers

2005-01-01

158

GSCA (Georgia School Counselors Association) Journal, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The articles presented in this journal issue include contributions that help meet the needs of all students. Six of the articles are based on programs presented at the Georgia School Counselor Association 2000 Fall Conference. The articles include: (1) "Effects of Group Counseling on Third Grade Students' Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement"…

Mullis, Fran, Ed.; McCarthy, Susan, Ed.

2001-01-01

159

Shenandoah New Community, Coweta County, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is a proposal for assistance under the Title VII New Community Program. Long Acre Development, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Georgia, has applied for a Federal Guarantee of up to $34,000,000 in debt obligations to...

1972-01-01

160

A fourth hominin skull from Dmanisi, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Newly discovered Homo remains, stone artifacts, and animal fossils from Dmanisi, Republic of Georgia, provide a basis for better understand- ing patterns of hominin evolution and behavior in Eurasia ca. 1.77 mil- lion years ago. Here we describe a fourth skull that is nearly complete, lacking all but one of its teeth at the time of death. Both the maxillae

David Lordkipanidze; Abesalom Vekua; Reid Ferring; G. Philip Rightmire; Christoph P. E. Zollikofer; Marcia S. Ponce de León; Jordi Agusti; Gocha Kiladze; Alexander Mouskhelishvili; Medea Nioradze; Martha Tappen

2006-01-01

161

Automation at the University of Georgia Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the design procedures, bibliographic system, file structures, acquisitions and circulation systems, functional implementation, and future development of the Managing Resources for University Libraries (MARVEL) data base at the University of Georgia Libraries, which accepts MARC input from OCLC and Library of Congress (LC) MARC tapes. (CWM)

Christoffersson, John G.

1979-01-01

162

77 FR 37727 - Georgia Disaster # GA-00039  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of GEORGIA dated 06/14/2012. Incident: Severe storms and flooding. Incident Period: 06/06/2012. Effective Date: 06/14/2012. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/13/2012. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

2012-06-22

163

Industrial Hygiene Survey of Hitco, Atlanta, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Worker exposures to small diameter glass fibers and noise were surveyed at Hitco (SIC-3231) in Atlanta, Georgia on August 7 and 9, 1973. The facility employed 77 persons. Personal and general area samples for airborne fibrous glass were collected for simu...

J. Dement

1973-01-01

164

Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 1996-97.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This factbook presents statistical data and examines trends for 10 indicators of children's well-being in Georgia. The indicators are: (1) low birthweight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) death rate of children ages 1 to 14 years; (4) kindergarten retention; (5) violent death rate of teenagers aged 15 to 19 years; (6) juvenile arrests; (7) youth…

Georgians for Children, Atlanta, GA.

165

Progressive Education in Georgia: Tradition or Reality?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite differences among progressive educators, they share the conviction that democracy means active participation by all citizens in the social, political, and economic decisions of their countries. The aim of this paper is to explore how Georgia is meeting goals and perspectives of progressive education by widely implementing civic education…

Kopaliani, Bella; Harnisch, Delwyn L.; Doliashvili, Nana; Guetterman, Timothy C.

2013-01-01

166

Changes in landscape patterns in Georgia, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objectives of this study were to determine how landscape patterns in Georgia, USA have changed through time and whether the spatial patterns varied by physiographic region. Historical aerial photography was used to analyze spatial patterns of land use from the 1930's to the 1980's. Land use patterns were quantified by: (1) mean number and size of patches; (2) fractal

Monica Goigel Turner; C. Lynn Ruscher

1988-01-01

167

Georgia Turns to the West for Ideas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia, along with a number of other former Soviet countries, is rapidly reforming its higher-education system. Russian is being replaced by English in classrooms and textbooks. Western-trained professors are flooding campuses with new methods of teaching and liberal-arts courses are replacing vocational training. This change is part of broader…

Nemtsova, Anna

2008-01-01

168

Community Types and Mortality in Georgia Counties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using an "ecological regional analysis" methodology for defining types of communities and their associated mortality rates, this study of Georgia's 159 counties finds that the suburban and town centered counties have low mortality while the city-centered type predicts low mortality for the whites. The military-centered counties do not predict. The…

Young, Frank W.

2012-01-01

169

Georgia's Surface-Water Resources and Streamflow Monitoring Network, 2008  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Surface water provides 5 billion gallons per day, or 78 percent, of the total freshwater used (including thermoelectric) in Georgia (Fanning, 2003). Climate, geology, and landforms control the natural distribution of Georgia's water resources. Georgia is a 'headwaters' State, with most of the rivers beginning in northern Georgia and increasing in size downstream (see map at right for major watersheds). Surface water is the primary source of water in the northern one-half of the State, including the Atlanta metropolitan area, where limited ground-water resources are difficult to obtain. In Georgia, periodic droughts exacerbate competition for surface-water supplies. Many areas of Georgia also face a threat of flooding because of spring frontal thunderstorms and the potential for hurricanes from both the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. As the population of Georgia increases, these flood risks will increase with development in flood-risk zones, particularly in the coastal region.

Geological Survey (U.S.)

2008-01-01

170

Degradation of chicken feathers by Chrysosporium georgiae.  

PubMed

Using a baiting technique, Chrysosporium georgiae was isolated from chicken feathers. Twenty-eight different fungal isolates were evaluated for their ability to produce keratinase enzymes using a keratin-salt agar medium containing either white chicken feathers or a prepared feather keratin suspension (KS). The Chrysosporium species were able to use keratin and grow at different rates. Chrysosporium georgiae completely degraded the added keratin after 9 days of incubation. Degradation of feathers by C. georgiae was affected by several cultural factors. Highest keratinolytic activity occurred after 3 weeks of incubation at 6 and 8 pH at 30 degrees C. Chrysosporium georgiae was able to degrade white chicken feathers, whereas bovine and human hair and sheep wool were not degraded and did not support fungal growth. Addition of 1% glucose to the medium containing keratin improved fungal growth and increased enzyme production. Higher keratin degradation resulted in high SH accumulation and the utilization of the carbohydrate carbon in the medium resulted in high keto-acid accumulation but decreased ammonia accumulation. Supplementation of the keratin-salt medium with minerals such as NH4Cl and MgSO4 slightly increased mycelial growth, but decreased production of extracellular keratinase. Keratinase enzymes were very poorly produced in the absence of keratin, indicating its inducible nature. Analysis of endocellular keratinases in the mycelial homogenate indicated higher activity of intracellular keratinase as compared to the extracellular enzyme in culture filtrates. Chrysosporium georgiae was the most superior for keratinase production among the Chrysosporium species tested in the presence or absence of glucose. It produced more of the intracellular enzymes than the exocellular ones. PMID:10205889

el-Naghy, M A; el-Ktatny, M S; Fadl-Allah, E M; Nazeer, W W

1998-01-01

171

'We are ordinary men': MSM identity categories in Tbilisi, Georgia.  

PubMed

Men who have sex with men remain largely absent from the health statistics of many Eastern European countries. This relative dearth compared to other parts of the world may be attributed to the generally hidden nature of this population. The tendency to employ Western sexual identity labels, rather than locally meaningful categories of identity, may also make it difficult to identify men who have sex with other men. In a pilot study of HIV risk in Tbilisi (Georgia), we used a suite of qualitative techniques - focus groups, individual semi-structured interviews and pile-sort exercises - to probe the opinions, knowledge and experiences of 65 Georgian men. We identified locally meaningful men-who-have-sex-with-men types, demonstrating a complex intersectionality of sexual preference, socio-economic status, behaviour and geography. Positioning within these types appeared to impact a man's exposure to the social stigma of homosexuality; the sexual, physical and mental health risks that he faced; and his access to treatment and counselling. Our results suggest the use of imported identity categories limits researchers' ability to identify men who have sex with other men in Georgia and that further research aimed at elucidating locally meaningful categories is needed - research likely to lead to more-effective group interventions and facilitate a better understanding of holistic individual health needs. PMID:20936552

Meyer, William; Costenbader, Elizabeth C; Zule, William A; Otiashvili, David; Kirtadze, Irma

2010-11-01

172

Perceptions and practice of waterbirth: a survey of Georgia midwives.  

PubMed

This study investigated the experience and perceptions of Georgia certified nurse-midwives about waterbirth and their level of support for establishing waterbirth in their work setting. A survey was distributed to a convenience sample of 119 certified nurse-midwives from the American College of Nurse Midwives, Georgia chapter; 45% of those surveyed responded. The majority of midwives had some exposure to waterbirth through self-education or through clinical practice. More than half supported the incorporation of waterbirth in their workplace setting. Maternal relaxation and reduced use of analgesia were perceived as the greatest benefit of waterbirth. Of 11 items related to disadvantages of waterbirth, certified nurse-midwives were moderately to severely concerned about none. The most concerning factors, with a mean of 2.4 to 2.5 on a scale of 1 (no worry) to 5 (severe worry), were maintenance of water temperature, physical stress on the midwife, and inability to see the perineum. Midwives' support for waterbirth focused mostly on the perceived benefits to the mother with little worry about the risks. PMID:20129230

Meyer, Shaunette L; Weible, Christopher M; Woeber, Kate

2010-01-01

173

Privatising Agricultural Extension: Caveat Emptor.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses forces promoting privatization of agricultural extension. Discusses experiences of privatization and commercialization of extension and related problems in various countries, particularly developing countries. Suggests that the state will continue to play an important role in agricultural extension in many countries and that…

Kidd, A. D.; Lamers, J. P. A.; Ficarelli, P. P.; Hoffmann, V.

2000-01-01

174

Privatising agricultural extension: caveat emptor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Improvement in agricultural systems requires good information and sound advice. This has often been provided to farmers through public extension systems. The paper describes some of the forces that require a reduced role for the public sector in agricultural extension and greater reliance on the private sector. Some experiences of privatisation and commercialisation of extension, as well as the caveats

A. D Kidd; J. P. A Lamers; P. P Ficarelli; V Hoffmann

2000-01-01

175

Recovery based on plot experiments is a poor predictor of landscape-level population impacts of agricultural pesticides.  

PubMed

Current European Union regulatory risk assessment allows application of pesticides provided that recovery of nontarget arthropods in-crop occurs within a year. Despite the long-established theory of source-sink dynamics, risk assessment ignores depletion of surrounding populations and typical field trials are restricted to plot-scale experiments. In the present study, the authors used agent-based modeling of 2 contrasting invertebrates, a spider and a beetle, to assess how the area of pesticide application and environmental half-life affect the assessment of recovery at the plot scale and impact the population at the landscape scale. Small-scale plot experiments were simulated for pesticides with different application rates and environmental half-lives. The same pesticides were then evaluated at the landscape scale (10?km?×?10?km) assuming continuous year-on-year usage. The authors' results show that recovery time estimated from plot experiments is a poor indicator of long-term population impact at the landscape level and that the spatial scale of pesticide application strongly determines population-level impact. This raises serious doubts as to the utility of plot-recovery experiments in pesticide regulatory risk assessment for population-level protection. Predictions from the model are supported by empirical evidence from a series of studies carried out in the decade starting in 1988. The issues raised then can now be addressed using simulation. Prediction of impacts at landscape scales should be more widely used in assessing the risks posed by environmental stressors. Environ Toxicol Chem 2014;33:1499-1507. © 2014 SETAC. PMID:24038611

Topping, Christopher John; Kjaer, Lene Jung; Hommen, Udo; Høye, Toke Thomas; Preuss, Thomas G; Sibly, Richard M; van Vliet, Peter

2014-07-01

176

Water harvesting experience in sub-Saharan Africa - lessons for sustainable intensification of rainfed agriculture and the influence of available soils and rainfall data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Africa is seen by many as the continent with the greatest potential for agricultural growth, but land degradation and environmental change threaten the African soil resource more severely than in many other regions of the planet. Achieving future food security will depend mainly on increasing production from rainfed agriculture. The challenge of delivering the required sustainable intensification in rainfed agriculture is most acute in the drylands - the semi-arid and dry sub-humid climatic regions. There are two broad strategies for increasing yields under these circumstances: (1) capturing more rainwater and storing it (increasing water availability), and (2) using the available water more effectively by increasing the plant growth and/or reducing non-productive soil evaporation (increasing water productivity). We focus on the first of these options - water harvesting, which is defined as, "the collection and concentration of rainfall runoff, or floodwaters, for plant production". The benefits of water harvesting have been documented from small scale experimental plot studies, but evidence of successful adoption and impact is weak. As a contribution to improving the evidence base, we present results from an investigation conducted in SSA to gather information on progress with efforts to promote adoption of water harvesting. The intention was to investigate in detail the processes and outcomes on a large enough sample area to draw some common conclusions. This was not a comprehensive analysis of all that is happening in each country, nor was it a random sample; this was a purposive sample guided by available baseline information to permit comparative analysis. Water harvesting seems to have made the most progress where techniques can be adopted by individual farmers: in Burkina Faso and Niger micro- scale zaï /tassa and demi-lune systems; in Sudan and Tanzania meso-scale majaruba and teras systems. Macro-scale systems requiring social organisation may offer greater potential benefits, but they are more difficult to implement, nevertheless some success stories are apparent: e.g. micro-watersheds in Ethiopia; floodwater harvesting in Sudan and Kenya. There is a marked contrast with much of the experience in India, where there has been greater emphasis on groundwater recharge. The very limited development of groundwater in SSA explains this, but in the absence of groundwater recharge the storage of runoff for supplementary irrigation depends entirely on small ponds. The challenge now is to develop effective methods to disseminate knowledge of successful water harvesting. We consider in particular the influence of available information on soils and rainfall.

Gowin, John; Bunclark, Lisa

2013-04-01

177

Agricultural Outlook  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture has recently made the Agricultural Outlook publication available (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only). Agricultural Outlook, the monthly short and long term commodity outlook publication, long available via the USDA Economics and Statistics system at Cornell University's Mann Library, (discussed in the September 15, 1995 issue of the Scout Report) is now available with graphics and charts. Selected archives of the publication are available and articles can be downloaded individually. About the only drawback to this terrific addition to ERS's electronic holdings is that the separate statistical section that accompanies AO (over 20 pages of tables), is not available at this time. This is particularly unfortunate, as these tables are one of the most valuable aspects of the publication.

1996-01-01

178

Agricultural application of SWECS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Principal applications of wind energy for agriculture are (1) farmstead power, mainly electrical, (2) building heating, (3) irrigation pumping, (4) product storage and processing, (5) hot water for residences and dairies, and (6) associated industries of agribusiness such as feedlots, fertilizer elevators, greenhouses, etc. Field experiments show that wind energy is a viable alternative, however, reliability and maintenance are still major problems. Test results of the various experiments are described.

Nelson, V.

179

Agricultural Meteorology in China.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During nearly five weeks in China (May-June 1981), the author visited scientific institutions and experiment stations engaged in agricultural meterology and climatology research and teaching. The facilities, studies, and research programs at each institution are described and the scientific work in these fields is evaluated. Agricultural meteorology and climatology are faced with some unique problems and opportunities in China and progress in these fields may be of critical importance to that nation in coming years. The author includes culinary notes and comments on protocol in China.

Rosenberg, Norman J.

1982-03-01

180

Biogeochemical cycling in the Strait of Georgia.  

PubMed

The papers in this special issue present the results of a five-year project to study sedimentary biogeochemical processes in the Strait of Georgia, with special emphasis on the near-field of a large municipal outfall. Included in this special issue are overviews of the sedimentology, benthic biology, status of siliceous sponge reefs and distribution of organic carbon in the water column. Other papers address the cycling of contaminants (PCBs, PBDEs) and redox metals in the sediment, a method to map the extent of the influence of municipal effluent from staining on benthic bivalves, and the relationships among geochemical conditions and benthic abundance and diversity. The latter set of papers addresses the role of municipal effluent as a pathway of organic carbon and other contaminants into the Strait of Georgia and the effect of the effluent on benthic geochemistry and biology. PMID:19022498

Johannessen, S C; Macdonald, R W; Burd, B; van Roodselaar, A

2008-12-01

181

Solar Drying of Agricultural Products.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Four different types of solar driers were designed and fabricated for the laboratory experiments for drying different agricultural products. By using these driers, comparative study of the drying process was done for bagasse, custard powder, sorghum, grap...

V. G. Bhide M. G. Takwale R. S. Pawar R. Henriksson

1987-01-01

182

Transforming Agricultural Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Academic programs in agriculture have been a staple of many institutions for well over a century. Recently, the National Research Council crafted this thoughtful report which looks at how undergraduate agricultural education might be transformed to attract new students and "keep pace with changing times". The Council created this special site to provide interested parties with the text of the 94-page report released in March 2009, along with extra information, such as background papers and related reports. Visitors who don't want to read the entire report can view a four-page brief and also read through the nine primary recommendations. These recommendations include creating a focus on building strategic partnerships, a focused review of undergraduate programs in agriculture, and broadening the overall student experience. Additionally, visitors can learn about the study committee which was convened to create this report and also sign up for email updates about forthcoming publications.

2009-06-02

183

Monopsony and teachers’ salaries in Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Does monopsony power in the labor market for teachers affect teachers’ salaries? Prior studies have found mixed evidence of\\u000a monopsony effects in teacher labor markets. A major problem has been controlling for union wage effects, which potentially\\u000a mask the wage-depressing effects of monopsony. We use data from the state of Georgia, one of the few states in the United\\u000a States

Simon Medcalfe; Robert J. Thornton

2006-01-01

184

Transportation and Migrant Adjustment in Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Access to transportation is critical for functioning in modern American society, and minorities disproportionately lack access\\u000a to transportation. Latinos in Georgia—most of whom are newcomers to this country—are considerably less likely than non-Latino\\u000a whites to drive alone to and from work because they do not live in households with a car available for personal use. We propose\\u000a that this factor,

Stephanie A. Bohon; Katherine Stamps; Jorge H. Atiles

2008-01-01

185

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

FEDERAL LEGISLATION HAS PROVIDED FOR PUBLIC PROGRAMS OF OCCUPATIONAL AGRICULTURE EDUCATION IN LAND GRANT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES SHOULD BE TO DEVELOP KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, PROVIDE OCCUPATIONAL GUIDANCE AND PLACEMENT, AND DEVELOP ABILITIES IN HUMAN RELATIONS AND…

STEVENS, GLENN Z.

186

Agricultural Bioterrorism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article warns that agricultural bioterrorism can be as devastating as other forms of terrorism because it: cripples the economy of a nation, can destroy the livelihood of many people puts food supply at risk, perhaps for a long time, and may not be detected before it reaches difficult-to-control levels.

Radford G. Davis (Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine;)

2001-10-01

187

A field experiment with variable-suction multi-compartment samplers to measure the spatio-temporal distribution of solute leaching in an agricultural soil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Solutes spread out in time and space as they move downwards from the soil surface with infiltrating water. Solute monitoring in the field is often limited to observations of resident concentrations, while flux concentrations govern the movement of solutes in soils. A recently developed multi-compartment sampler is capable of measuring fluxes at a high spatial resolution with minimal disturbance of the local pressure head field. The objective of this paper is to use this sampler to quantify the spatial and temporal variation of solute leaching below the root zone in an agricultural field under natural rainfall in winter and spring. We placed two samplers at 31 and 25 cm depth in an agricultural field, leaving the soil above undisturbed. Each sampler contained 100 separate cells of 31 × 31 mm. Water fluxes were measured every 5 min for each cell. We monitored leaching of a chloride pulse under natural rainfall by frequently extracting the collected leachate while leaving the samplers buried in situ. This experiment was followed by a dye tracer experiment. This setting yielded information that widely surpassed the information that can be provided by separate anionic and dye tracer trials, and solute transport monitoring by coring or suction cups. The detailed information provided by the samplers showed that percolation at the sampling depth started much faster (approximately 3 h after the start of rainfall) in initially wet soil (pressure head above - 65 cm) than in drier soil (more than 14 h at pressure heads below - 80 cm). At any time, 25% of the drainage passed through 5-6% of the sampled area, reflecting the effect of heterogeneity on the flow paths. The amount of solute carried by individual cells varied over four orders of magnitude. The lateral concentration differences were limited though. This suggests a convective-dispersive regime despite the short vertical travel distance. On the other hand, the dilution index indicates a slight tendency towards stochastic-convective transport at this depth. There was no evidence in the observed drainage patterns and dye stained profiles of significant disturbance of the flow field by the samplers.

Bloem, E.; Hogervorst, F. A. N.; de Rooij, G. H.

2009-04-01

188

Ground-water resources and geology of Colquitt County, Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Colquitt County, Georgia, is predominantly agricultural, but has some light industry. Anticipated growth in industrial activity and an increase in irrigation will impose some additional strains on the water supply. Streams in the county generally are undependable as sources of water, so wells are the principal source for domestic, municipal, and industrial uses. The abundant supply of ground water is generally of good quality. The most productive sources are limestone beds of Eocene, Oligocene, and Miocene age that make up the principal artesian aquifer. These beds can yield in excess of 1,000 gal/min of water to wells. The ability to transmit water to wells is modified by a structural, or a paleogeographic feature called the Suwannee strait, which extends from near the southwest corner through the northeast part of Colquitt County. In this strait limestone beds seem to be partly replaced by marl, which greatly impairs their transmissivity. Aquifer tests suggest that the transmissivity of the principal artesian aquifer is as much as 10 times as great southeast of the strait as it is to the northwest. A shallow depression in the potentiometric surface of the principal artesian aquifer near the center of heaviest pumping at Moultrie seems to parallel the hypothesized northeast-trending Ochlockonee fault, and may reflect enhanced anisotropic transmissivity. (Woodard-USGS)

Zimmerman, Everett Alfred

1977-01-01

189

Careers in Agricultural and Environmental Technologies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this interactive activity produced for Teachers' Domain, investigate three possible career paths in agricultural and environmental technologies: farming and agricultural production, science and information management, and environmental services and systems. Explore each path to learn more about the education and experience required for jobs such as agricultural products grader/sorter, agricultural equipment operator, precision agriculture technician, surveyor, cereal chemist, agricultural and food scientist, natural resources technician, environmental field technician, and environmental engineer. The interactive is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions.

2012-05-23

190

Relighting demonstration project Robins Air Force Base, Georgia  

SciTech Connect

Significant energy savings are available through relighting with modern, energy efficient systems. As a demonstration, a relighting project was recently completed at Robins Air Force Base, Warner-Robins, Georgia. The project was designed to overcome a reluctance to pursue large scale relighting of the entire facility due to prior unfavorable experiences and an unusually large non-office working environment. The project followed contemporary lighting design practices, with the added dimension of involving building occupants in the process. Involving building occupants promoted their acceptance of the project and provided needed critical feedback. Their involvement helped secure their assistance in resolving special design concerns involving radio frequency interference and glare. Although often cited as simple, relighting projects are commonly confronted with problems. This document describes problems, foreseen and unforeseen, encountered by this relighting demonstration, and their solutions.

Larson, L.L.; Purcell, C.W. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); McKay, H. [Hayden McKay Lighting (United States); Harris, L. [USDOE Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Federal Energy Management Programs

1994-09-01

191

77 FR 17465 - Georgia Power Company; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Project No. 2177-090] Georgia Power Company; Notice of Application...10, 2012. d. Applicant: Georgia Power Company. e. Name of...located on the Chattahoochee River in Harris and Muscogee Counties, Georgia, and Lee and Russell...

2012-03-26

192

78 FR 20091 - Foreign-Trade Zone 26-Atlanta, Georgia, Authorization of Production Activity, Perkins Shibaura...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...B-90-2012] Foreign-Trade Zone 26--Atlanta, Georgia, Authorization of Production Activity, Perkins Shibaura Engines, LLC (Diesel Engines), Griffin, Georgia On November 29, 2012, Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 26, submitted...

2013-04-03

193

75 FR 74624 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Stage II Vapor Recovery  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to revisions to Georgia's Stage II gasoline vapor recovery rule at 391-3-1...to revisions to Georgia's Stage II gasoline vapor recovery rule at 391-3- 1...CAA and Georgia SIP Provisions A. Gasoline Vapor Recovery Provisions...

2010-12-01

194

Ground-water conditions in Georgia, 1999  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Ground-water conditions in Georgia during 1999 and for the period of record were evaluated using data from U.S. Geological Survey ground-water-level and ground-water-quality monitoring networks. Data for 1999 included in this report are from continuous water-level records from 130 wells and chloride analyses from 14 wells. Data from one well is incomplete because data collection was discontinued. Chloride concentration in water from the Upper Floridan aquifer in most of coastal Georgia was within drinking-water standards established by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the Savannah area, chloride concentration has not changed appreciably with time. However, chloride concentration in water from some wells that tap the Floridan aquifer system in the Brunswick area exceeds the drinking-water standards. Ground-water-level and ground-water-quality data are essential for water assessment and management. Ground-water-level fluctuations and trends can be used to estimate changes in aquifer storage resulting from the effects of ground-water withdrawal and recharge from precipitation. These data can be used to address water-management needs and to evaluate the effects of management and conservation programs. As part of the ground-water investigations conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the State of Georgia and city and county governments, a Statewide water-level-measurement program was started in 1938. Initially, this program consisted of an observation-well network in the coastal area of Georgia to monitor variations in ground-water storage and quality. Additional wells were later included in areas where data could be used to aid in water resources development and management. During 1999, periodic water-level measurements were made in 46 wells, and continuous water-level measurements were obtained from 165 wells. Continuous water-level records were obtained using analog (pen and chart) recorders and electronic data recorders that record the water level at 60-minute intervals. For wells having incomplete water-level record, water levels during periods of missing record may have been higher or lower than recorded water levels. Water samples collected from 85 wells during May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December 1999 were analyzed to determine chloride concentration in the Savannah and Brunswick areas.

Cressler, Alan M.

2000-01-01

195

What Should Georgia Students Know To Be Successful? A 1992 Validation Survey: Desired Outcomes for Students of Georgia Vocational-Technical Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A statewide survey was conducted by Georgia Assessment Project, Georgia State University during 1992 to determine if Georgia employers and educators agreed with Georgia policymakers that each of the 28 desired student outcomes (DSOs) was important to success in the workplace. Of 4,041 surveys mailed to a representative sample of educators and…

Fletcher, Gail

196

CROP PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: What Africa Can Learn from the Brazilian Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brazilians are well-known to be a major global trader of agricultural commodities. Brazil is the world's #1 producer of coffee, of ethanol, of sugar, and of orange juice. Brazil is the world's #2 producer of soybeans. In contrast to the much-discussed and justifiably praised agricultural reforms since 1980 in China (Oi, 1999), which owes to Chinese economic crisis (Shirk, 1993),

Michael P. Ryan

197

Future Agricultures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Future Agricultures group is a UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded consortium comprised of the Institute of Development Studies, Imperial College London, and Overseas Development Institute. The group is committed to examining the issues that surround agriculture and rural development across the world, with a particular focus on the developing world. Their work includes reports on water management in Ethiopia, a potential second "Green Revolution", and food security. The materials on their site are found in sections that include "News and Events", "Debates", and "Publications". The "Debates" area is a good one, as it includes thoughtful conversations on timely topics like pastoralism, the "Green Revolution" in Africa, and soil fertility. Scholars in the field will appreciate the "Publications" area, which includes policy briefs on poverty reduction in Kenya, coffee commercialization in Malawi, and rising food prices. Finally, visitors can also sign up to receive their RSS feed and provide feedback on their work.

198

Long Term Sediment Deposition in the Riparian Zone of an Agricultural Watershed.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Sediment deposition over the past 100 years was measured on a coastal plain agricultural watershed. Watershed K, part of the Little River Research Watershed in Turner County, Georgia is 1666 ha comprised of 34 percent row crops, 59 percent forest, 2 perce...

R. Lowrance J. K. Sharpe J. M. Sheridan

1984-01-01

199

Department of Agriculture  

MedlinePLUS

... Security Laws and Regulations Marketing and Trade Organic Agriculture Outreach Plant Health Research and Science Rural and ... Agricultural Research Agricultural Statistics Economic Research Food and Agriculture Research Newsroom Agency News Releases Agency Reports Creative ...

200

Walking with the Dead: The Place of Ghost Walk Tourism in Savannah, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ghost-themed walking tours are increasingly popular in the United States and globally. Although walking tours are often perceived as structured with pre-determined direction and content, this study of ghost walk tours in Savannah, Georgia alludes to something strikingly different. Although the tours are not usually free-form, interviewed ghost walk tour guides speak openly about how the tour experience is often

Glenn W. Gentry

2007-01-01

201

Manpower Requirements Report to 1980: Jobs for University of Georgia Graduates in Georgia and the Nation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This preliminary model deals with manpower requirements to 1980 and jobs for University of Georgia graduates. Emphasis is placed on suggested methodology for dealing with a projected output of graduates in terms of speciality fields and the correlation of this projected output with projected manpower requirements in the related speciality fields.…

Lechowicz, Joseph S.

202

Running around in Circles: Quality Assurance Reforms in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates the implementation of a quality assurance system in Georgia as a particular case of "Bologna transplant" in a transitioning country. In particular, the article discusses to what extent new concepts, institutions and models framed as "European" have been institutionalised in Georgia. Based on an outcome…

Jibladze, Elene

2013-01-01

203

The Georgia Psychoeducational Network (GPN) Research Report, 1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers includes five articles on the education of students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders participating in the Georgia Psychoeducational Network Program (GPN). "Training Needs of Fully Certified BD Teachers in the Georgia Psychoeducational Network" (Robert J. Stansberry) found, in a survey of 203 certified teachers…

Swan, William W., Ed.; Brown, Carvin L., Ed.

1989-01-01

204

Focus on the Future of Georgia 1970-1985.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of the Georgia Assessment Project (GAP), initiated in January 1969 to provide statewide measurement of the impact of educational programs, services, and resources on children and youth, 19 position papers were prepared by specialists to assist the Advisory Commission on Education Goals. The papers, some with critiques, concern Georgia's…

Schabacker, William H., Ed.; And Others

205

The Evolution of the Georgia Tech Library Circulation Department  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author reviews the evolution of the Circulation Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Library and Information Center from 2001 to the present. It is shown how a traditional circulation department with poor customer relations transformed itself by adopting innovative policies and services leading to improved customer…

Glover, Karen

2006-01-01

206

Getting Disability-Specific Resources to Teachers in Rural Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes efforts to address the shortage of special educators in rural Georgia by supplying regular education teachers with information and resources to teach disabled students. Since 1969, the Georgia Center for Students with Disabilities (GCSD) has provided yearly comprehensive medical and psychoeducational evaluations to…

Dirst, Stephanie

207

Integrating Engineering Design into Technology Education: Georgia's Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This descriptive research study reported on Georgia's secondary level (grades 6-12) technology education programs capability to incorporate engineering concepts and/or engineering design into their curriculum. Participants were middle school and high school teachers in the state of Georgia who currently teach technology education. Participants…

Denson, Cameron D.; Kelley, Todd R.; Wicklein, Robert C.

2009-01-01

208

TRENDS IN SALINITIES AND FLUSHING TIMES OF GEORGIA ESTUARIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

From 1973-1992, the Georgia EPD sponsored a monitoring program in which surface salinities were sampled regularly at fixed stations in many of Georgia's estuaries. We used these data to examine changes in the salinities and flushing times of the Savannah, Ogeechee, Altamaha, Satilla, and St. Marys estuaries over the period of record. Water-year average salinities increased slightly over time in

Merryl Alber; Joan E. Sheldon

209

WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING TOOLS FOR GEORGIA RIVER BASINS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents water resources management and planning tools proposed for Georgia watersheds. The proposed water resources management and planning tools consist of a hydrologic model, a water management model, and a cumulative hydrologic impact assessment or scenario analysis tool. The Hydrological Simulation Program - FORTRAN (HSPF) is selected to model streamflow data for Georgia watersheds (Bicknell et al., 2001).

Yusuf Mohamoud

210

INSTREAM FLOW GUIDELINES AND PROTECTION OF GEORGIA'S AQUATIC HABITATS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources protects environmental and economic conditions of river flows with instream flow requirements for surface water withdrawal permits. Instream flow guidelines are to be finalized by 2006. Studies of each major watershed are required for instream flow guidelines to be effective and protective. Declines in low flows in Georgia's rivers indicate that these studies will

Mary M. Davis

211

Family Planning Services: Focus for State Initiative, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Information is provided on family planning services in Georgia in an attempt to aid other States in the development of effective approaches to family planning service delivery. Estimates of need were made in 1975 among three groups of women in Georgia at ...

1975-01-01

212

Physical Environment and Student Safety in South Georgia Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The preservation of school safety should be a primary commitment of all educators. This paper presents findings of a study that examined school facility safety in 27 Georgia schools. Data were gathered from a survey of 9 elementary, 11 middle, and 7 high schools in south Georgia. The surveys elicited information related to both school-site safety…

Chan, Tak Cheung; Morgan, P. Lena

213

Understanding and Using the Georgia Principal Assessment System (GPAS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Georgia Principal Assessment System (GPAS) is a set of practically administered instruments and procedures for assessing performances of school principals. The instruments and procedures were developed over a four-year period of Project Results Oriented Management in Education (Project ROME) at the University of Georgia. Each of the…

Ellett, Chad D.

1978-01-01

214

Environmental radionuclide distribution in Georgia after the Chernobyl accident  

SciTech Connect

Atmospheric Chernobyl-released radioactivity, assessed at about 2 x 10{sup 18} Bq, caused global environmental contamination. Contaminated air masses appeared in the Transcaucasian region in early May, 1986. Rains that month promoted intense radionuclide deposition all over Georgia. The contamination level of western Georgia considerably exceeded the contamination level of eastern Georgia. The Black Sea coast of Georgia suffered from the Chernobyl accident as much as did strongly contaminated areas of the Ukraine and Belarus`. Unfortunately, governmental decrees on countermeasures against the consequences of the Chernobyl accident at that time did not even refer to the coast of Georgia. The authors observed the first increase in radioactivity background in rainfall samples collected on May 2, 1986, in Tbilisi. {gamma}-Spectrometric measurements of aerosol filters, vegetation, food stuffs, and other objects, in addition to rainfall, persistently confirmed the occurrence of short-lived radionuclides, including {sup 131}I. At first, this fact seemed unbelievable, because the Chernobyl accident had occurred only 4-5 days earlier and far from Georgia. However, these arguments proved to be faulty. Soon, environmental monitoring of radiation in Georgia became urgent. Environmental radionuclide distribution in Georgia shortly after the Chernobyl accident, as well as the methods of analysis, are reported in this paper.

Mosulishvili, L.M.; Shoniya, N.I.; Katamadze, N.M. [Institute of Physics, Tbilisi, Georgia (Russian Federation)] [and others

1994-01-01

215

The Stamp Act in Georgia, 1765-1766.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effects of the Stamp Act in the Colony of Georgia in 1765 are explored. The pamphlet is one in a series of materials about the American Revolution in Georgia. Designed for junior and senior high school students, it can be used as supplementary reading or a short unit. A teacher's guide is included. The Stamp Act was levied by Britain to force the…

Cook, James F.

216

National Observatory Report on Vocational Education and Training in Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The state of vocational education and training (VET) in the Georgia Republic in 1999-2000 was examined. The study focused on the following topics: (1) the socioeconomic context of VET; (2) Georgia's labor market (the current labor market situation, employment, unemployment); (3) management of VET (legislation and policy, responsible bodies,…

Glonti, Kote; Ejibadze, A.; Nanobashvili, K.; Mickaia, L.; Natsvlishvili, E.; Imedashvili, M.; Mikeladze, A.

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Atlanta, Georgia as seen from STS-62  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is visible to the south of Atlanta, situated near the center of the photograph. Dobbins Air Force Base and the city of Marietta can also be seen to the north of Atlanta in this south-looking low-oblique view. The complex system of transportation routes and interstate highways surrounding and traversing Atlanta can also be seen in the photograph. The white dot near the center of the photograph is the Georgia Dome, a major sports and entertainment complex in downtown Atlanta. The Stone Mountain Memorial, with its enormous relief carvings of Confederate figures, is located east of Atlanta and is visible on the photograph.

1994-01-01

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Ground-water data for Georgia, 1987  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report was prepared in cooperation with the State of Georgia; Chatham County; Glynn County; the cities of Brunswick and Valdosta; and the Albany Water, Gas, and Light Commission. This report is the culmination of a concerted effort by dedicated personnel of the U.S. Geological Survey who collected, compiled, analyzed, verified, and organized the data, and who edited and assembled the report. In addition to the authors, who had primary responsibility for assuring that the information contained herein is accurate, complete, and adheres to Geological Survey policy and established guidelines, the following individuals contributed significantly to the collection, processing, and tabulation of the data:

Joiner, C. N.; Reynolds, M. S.; Stayton, W. L.; Boucher, F. G.

1988-01-01

219

e-Agriculture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Established by the United Nations, the e-Agriculture initiative is primarily concerned with the "conceptualization, design, development, evaluation and application of innovative ways to use information and communication technologies (ICT) in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture." This website is an integral part of the initiative, as it is set up to help interested parties exchange experiences and best practices related to this emerging field. Persons unfamiliar with the field should start their journey through the site by clicking on the "Global Examples" area. Here they will find items such as Digital Green, which is an agricultural training and advising system that seeks to benefit rural farmers by disseminating targeted information through digital videos. After that, visitors should make their way to the "Resources" section. As might be expected, this section contains learning tools and activities, along with a glossary of e-agriculture terms. Finally, visitors can also login to take an active part in their forums and create their own customized list of resources.

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Report of a Planning Conference for Solar Technology Information Transfer in Georgia (Atlanta, Georgia, July 24-25, 1978).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A summary of the deliberations of the Georgia planning conference of the Solar Technology Transfer Program is presented in this report. Topic areas include background information on the Georgia conference and a summary of the discussions and recommendations dealing with solar information transfer within state systems and the need for greater…

Aldridge, Mark C., Ed.

221

Under the trees: the Georgia peach and the quest for labor in the twentieth century.  

PubMed

The Georgia peach boom around the turn of the twentieth century was often hailed as a successful experiment in diversification. Peach growers, the story went, threw off the tyranny of King Cotton by pledging their allegiance to the "Queen of Fruits." This portrayal is partly true; unlike other proposed alternatives to cotton, peaches flourished in many places. But the history of the "labor problem" in the Georgia peach belt makes it clear that peach production depended on the cotton economy. Peaches required large amounts of labor only at harvest time, which came during a lull in the cotton season. Thus, for many years, growers found a ready labor supply in a rural population otherwise at loose ends. As this population relocated to cities, and as cotton farmers mechanized their operations, peach growers turned increasingly to the federal government to help shore up their workforces. PMID:21319439

Okie, Tom

2011-01-01

222

Bugaboo Fire Rages in Georgia and Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Subtropical Storm Andrea apparently did little to quench numerous large wildfires burning in the U.S. Southeast in early May 2007. On May 11, 2007, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Terra satellite captured this image, the remnants of the storm had dwindled to a small ball of clouds in the Atlantic Ocean, and huge plumes of smoke snaked across Georgia, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico. Areas where MODIS detected actively burning fires are outlined in red. A huge fire is burning in and near the Okefenokee Swamp, which straddles the state line between Georgia and Florida. For logistical purposes, fire officials are calling the part of the fire in Florida the Florida Bugaboo Fire and the part in Georgia the Bugaboo Scrub Fire. The distinction is simply administrative, however; in reality, it is single, continuous swath of burning timber, swamp land, grass, and scrubland. The blaze was more than 133,000 thousand acres as of May 11, and it appeared to be spreading on virtually all perimeters at the time of the image, with active fire locations detected in a circle that surrounds an already burned (or partially burned) area. According to reports form the Southern Area Coordination Center, the fire grew by at least 20,000 acres on May 10. Numerous communities were threatened and hundreds of people were evacuated, while parts of Interstate 10 were closed to all but emergency vehicles. To the northeast of the Bugaboo Fire, other large wildfires were burning in Georgia as well. The Floyds Prairie Fire, to the immediate north, was threatening endangered species and their habitat, while farther north the 116,000-plus-acre Sweat Farm Road/Big Turnaround Complex Fire was still burning in the area south of the city of Waycross, nearly a month after the fires first started in mid-April. Southern Georgia and Florida are in the grip of moderate to extreme drought. The state line area where the Bugaboo Fire is burning is one of the areas in extreme drought. The extremely dry fuels, including easily flammable pine forests and plantations, and the rugged, isolated stretches of terrain, make fire officials think that these fires will continue to burn for a long time. Although extreme fire behavior may decline, smoldering and creeping fire will probably continue until heavy rain - possibly a hurricane - drenches the area. The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides the image in additional resolutions. The group also provides twice-daily subset images of the United States in a variety of resolutions and formats, including and infrared-enhanced version that emphasizes the burn scars.

2007-01-01

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A HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF RIVER FLOODING AT SELECT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVER FORECAST LOCATIONS IN GEORGIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

River flooding has played a significant role in Georgia's history of natural disasters. As recent as July 1994, heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto caused some of the worst river flooding in Georgia's history. In April of 2000, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported that nearly 75 percent of Georgia's disaster losses since 1990 had been linked

Jeff C. Dobur

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Georgia Regents University Minority-Based CCOP (GHSU MB-CCOP) - National Cancer Institute  

Cancer.gov

The Georgia Regents University (GRU) is located in Augusta, Georgia, 145 miles east of Atlanta. Founded in 1828, Georgia Regents University is home to the Medical College of Georgia, the 13th-oldest continuously operating medical school in the United States and the third-oldest in the Southeast.

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Upper-crustal structure beneath the Strait of Georgia, Southwest British Columbia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a new three-dimensional (3-D) P-wave velocity model for the upper-crustal structure beneath the Strait of Georgia, southwestern British Columbia based on non-linear tomographic inversion of wide-angle seismic refraction data. Our study, part of the Georgia Basin Geohazards Initiative (GBGI) is primarily aimed at mapping the depth of the Cenozoic sedimentary basin and delineating the near-surface crustal faults associated with recent seismic activities (e.g. M = 4.6 in 1997 and M = 5.0 in 1975) in the region. Joint inversion of first-arrival traveltimes from the 1998 Seismic Hazards Investigation in Puget Sound (SHIPS) and the 2002 Georgia Basin experiment provides a high-resolution velocity model of the subsurface to a depth of ~7 km. In the southcentral Georgia Basin, sedimentary rocks of the Cretaceous Nanaimo Group and early Tertiary rocks have seismic velocities between 3.0 and 5.5 kms-1. The basin thickness increases from north to south with a maximum thickness of 7 (+/-1) km (depth to velocities of 5.5 kms-1) at the southeast end of the strait. The underlying basement rocks, probably representing the Wrangellia terrane, have velocities of 5.5-6.5 kms-1 with considerable lateral variation. Our tomographic model reveals that the Strait of Georgia is underlain by a fault-bounded block within the central Georgia Basin. It also shows a correlation between microearthquakes and areas of rapid change in basin thickness. The 1997/1975 earthquakes are located near a northeast-trending hinge line where the thicknesses of sedimentary rocks increase rapidly to the southeast. Given its association with instrumentally recorded, moderate sized earthquakes, we infer that the hinge region is cored by an active fault that we informally name the Gabriola Island fault. A northwest-trending, southwest dipping velocity discontinuity along the eastern side of Vancouver Island correlates spatially with the surface expression of the Outer Island fault. The Outer Island fault as mapped in our seismic tomography model is a thrust fault that projects directly into the Lummi Island fault, suggesting that they are related structures forming a fault system that is continuous for nearly 90 km. Together, these inferred thrust faults may account for at least a portion of the basement uplift at the San Juan Islands.

Dash, R. K.; Spence, G. D.; Riedel, M.; Hyndman, R. D.; Brocher, T. M.

2007-08-01

226

Georgia-Armenia Transboarder seismicity studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the presented study we performed Comprehensive seismic analyses for the Armenian-Georgian transboarder active seismic fault starting on Armenian territory, cutting the state boarder and having possibly northern termination on Adjara-Triealeti frontal structure in Georgia. In the scope of International projects: ISTC A-1418 "Open network of scientific Centers for mitigation risk of natural hazards in the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia" and NATO SfP- 983284 Project "Caucasus Seismic Emergency Response" in Akhalkalaki (Georgia) seismic center, Regional Summer school trainings and intensive filed investigations were conducted. Main goal was multidisciplinary study of the Javakheti fault structure and better understanding seismicity of the area. Young scientists from Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia were participated in the deployment of temporal seismic network in order to monitor seisimity on the Javakheti highland and particularly delineate fault scarf and identify active seismic structures. In the scope of international collaboration the common seismic database has been created in the southern Caucasus and collected data from the field works is available now online. Javakheti highland, which is located in the central part of the Caucasus, belongs to the structure of the lesser Caucasus and represents a history of neotectonic volcanism existed in the area. Jasvakheti highland is seismicalu active region devastating from several severe earthquakes(1088, 1283, 1899…). Hypocenters located during analogue network were highly scattered and did not describe real pattern of seismicity of the highland. We relocated hypocenters of the region and improved local velocity model. The hypocenters derived from recently deployed local seismic network in the Javakheti highland, clearly identified seismically active structures. Fault plane solutions of analogue data of the Soviet times have been carefully analyzed and examined. Moment tensor inversion were preformed for the recent moderate size earthquakes and the results are in an agreement with paleo-trenching data showing normal fault mechanism on the south and strake slip on the northern edge of the fault. Local seismic tomography of Javakheti area has been performed in order to improve 3D structure of the region.

Godoladze, T.; Tvaradze, N.; Javakishvili, Z.; Elashvili, M.; Durgaryan, R.; Arakelyan, A.; Gevorgyan, M.

2012-12-01

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Low-flow frequency of Georgia streams  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Analyses of low-flow data and tabulation of computed low-flow frequency are presented for all stream sites in Georgia where suitable flow records have been collected. These include 147 continuous-record gaging stations and 102 partial-record gaging stations. Frequency records for gaging stations with short records have been adjusted where possible so as to more nearly represent results that would have been obtained from longer records. Areal variations in low-flow characteristics are indicated and the relationship of these characteristics to geology are discussed. Streamflow (per square mile of drainage area) during dry weather periods is generally greatest in the Blue Ridge province in the northern part of the State and in the upper zone of the Coastal Plain below the Fall Line. It is generally smallest in the lower zone of the Coastal Plain. Low streamflow in the Valley and Ridge and the Piedmont provinces is generally in an intermediate range. (Woodard-USGS)

Carter, R. F.; Putnam, S. A.

1978-01-01

228

University of Georgia Libraries: Historical Maps Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Georgia Libraries has a remarkable resource in the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The library maintains a collection of more than 1,000 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Many of the maps detail the history of the state, but still others cover medieval Europe, colonial Africa, and more. A good way to start is by clicking on the Title category. Visitors will find that this area contains "An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina" by Henry Mouzon and his colleagues from 1775, along with 36 other items. Visitors can browse through all the maps here by title, creator, facets, or century. They can also search by keyword, title, author, or year of creation. Users looking for an entry into this collection could type in military, Savannah, or Atlanta.

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History of the University of Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While the Digital Library of Georgia has many fine projects and online documents, this is one of their latest additions. This massive history (over 3000 pages!) was written by Thomas Walter Reed, the longtime registrar of the University. After presenting the work to the University, Mr. Reed remarked, "It is not such as I would call anything like a finished piece of work, but it may do some good to file it away." The work has long been a favorite of researchers within the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and is now available in its original form online. Divided into 19 chapters, the work deals with the presidents of the Universities, the physical development of the campus, and its student life, along with containing a general profile of all the graduating classes. The document offers a first-hand perspective into one of the South's major universities, and one that researchers will be glad to have available with such ease.

Reed, Thomas W.

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Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in Bulloch County, Georgia.  

PubMed

An 18-mo study was conducted in Bulloch County, Georgia, to determine tick species composition, seasonal activity of individual tick species, and host-tick associations. The following 7 methods of tick collection were included: (1) live trapping of potential host animals, (2) checking wild game, (3) drag sampling, (4) carbon dioxide attraction, (5) checking livestock, road kills, nests, and burrows, (6) samples submitted from veterinarians, and (7) ticks collected by local residents and submitted for identification. Twelve tick species (Ixodidae) were identified. Blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, and American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say), had the widest host ranges and were the most numerous. White-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann), supported 5 tick species, the greatest number on any host. Of 55 animal species examined, 16 mammal, 5 bird, and 3 reptile species were parasitized by ticks. Opossums, Didelphis virginiana Kerr, and cotton mice, Peromyscus gossypinus (LeConte), were the most commonly examined wild animals. PMID:8742526

Lavender, D R; Oliver, J H

1996-03-01

231

Agricultural Outlook (Kit) 1999.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report provides long-run baseline projections for the agricultural sector through 2008. Projections cover agricultural commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the sector, such as farm income and food prices. The baseline assumes n...

1999-01-01

232

EFFECTS OF COOPERATIVE OVERHEAD PROJECTION MASTER DEVELOPMENT. AN EXPERIMENT IN USE OF A SUMMER WORKSHOP TO STIMULATE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF VISUAL AIDS BY VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO TEST THE EFFECTS OF INVOLVING VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURAL TEACHERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERIMENTAL USE OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. A GROUP OF 16 TEACHERS AT A SUMMER WORKSHOP PARTICIPATED IN PLANNING THE CONTENT AND DESIGN FOR 13 OVERHEAD PROJECTION MASTERS AND MADE PLANS FOR USING THEM EXPERIMENTALLY. THE…

MAGISOS, JOEL H.; SLEETH, STANFORD

233

Income Characteristics of Farm Laborers by Ethnic Groups in New Jersey. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, A.E. 356, February 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study focused on the income in agricultural jobs, in nonagricultural jobs, and in total for Puerto Rican, white, and black farm workers who worked at least parttime in New Jersey. Objectives were to examine income differences between and within the three groups, and to pinpoint some of the socioeconomic characteristics that are important in…

Thatch, Daymon W.

234

Evaluation of the ground-water resources of coastal Georgia; preliminary report on the data available as of July 1983  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A compilation of ground-water data that have been collected for nearly 100 years in the coastal area of Georgia as part of cooperative activities between the U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies is presented in this report. The compilation of pertinent data indicates that information is available for use in the evaluation of the ground-water resources of the 13 counties of coastal Georgia. Included in this report is a fairly complete discussion of previous and ongoing investigations and monitoring networks, and an extensive list of references. Maps at 1:24,000, 1:100,000; and 1:1000,000 scales contain well locations and identifers for all wells in the Ground Water Site Inventory (GWSI) data base of the National Water Data Storage and Retrieval System (WATSTORE). Tabular summaries of selected site information from GWSI, including well identifiers and names , latitude-longitude location, depth of well, altitude of land surface, and use of water are presented. Water-use data from the National Water Use Data System, and water use for irrigation from the University of Georgia, Department of Agriculture survey , are tabulated. Also included are pertinent information on geophysical surveys and data obtained, and proposed project activities, particularly test-monitor well drilling.

Krause, Richard E.; Matthews, Sharon E.; Gill, Harold E.

1984-01-01

235

In situ stabilization of metals (Cu, Cd, and Zn) in contaminated soils in the region of Bolnisi, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The topsoils of the Mashavera valley in SE Georgia are highly contaminated with Cu, Zn and Cd from mining activities in the\\u000a upper reaches of the Mashavera River. Previous laboratory experiments have shown that an in situ immobilization of these metals\\u000a (M) by Fe-oxides would be an adequate remediation technique for the study area. A field experiment was thus initiated

Thomas Hanauer; Peter Felix-Henningsen; Diedrich Steffens; Besik Kalandadze; Levan Navrozashvili; Tengiz Urushadze

2011-01-01

236

Agricultural Record Keeping. Instructor Key and Supplementary Units.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching manual is designed to help students with special needs learn and apply recordkeeping skills in agriculture. The material applies specifically to recordkeeping for a supervised agricultural experience program. The units presented here supplement the curriculum guide, "Developing Programs of Supervised Agricultural Experience." The…

Martin, Donna

237

Nutrient mass balance and trends, Mobile River Basin, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A nutrient mass balance - accounting for nutrient inputs from atmospheric deposition, fertilizer, crop nitrogen fixation, and point source effluents; and nutrient outputs, including crop harvest and storage - was calculated for 18 subbasins in the Mobile River Basin, and trends (1970 to 1997) were evaluated as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. Agricultural nonpoint nitrogen and phosphorus sources and urban nonpoint nitrogen sources are the most important factors associated with nutrients in this system. More than 30 percent of nitrogen yield in two basins and phosphorus yield in eight basins can be attributed to urban point source nutrient inputs. The total nitrogen yield (1.3 tons per square mile per year) for the Tombigbee River, which drains a greater percentage of agricultural (row crop) land use, was larger than the total nitrogen yield (0.99 tons per square mile per year) for the Alabama River. Decreasing trends of total nitrogen concentrations in the Tombigbee and Alabama Rivers indicate that a reduction occurred from 1975 to 1997 in the nitrogen contributions to Mobile Bay from the Mobile River. Nitrogen concentrations also decreased (1980 to 1995) in the Black Warrior River, one of the major tributaries to the Tombigbee River. Total phosphorus concentrations increased from 1970 to 1996 at three urban influenced sites on the Etowah River in Georgia. Multiple regression analysis indicates a distinct association between water quality in the streams of the Mobile River drainage basin and agricultural activities in the basin.

Harned, D. A.; Atkins, J. B.; Harvill, J. S.

2004-01-01

238

Georgia Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report, FY 1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In Fiscal Year 1998, the Georgia Water Resources Institute (GWRI) was involved in a wide range of activities. This report summarizes research, education, technology transfer, and information dissemination activities supported through the WRRI Competitive ...

1998-01-01

239

CHE At Georgia Tech: A Period of Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents information on the Georgia Institute of Technology. This information includes: (1) a brief history of the institute; (2) names of the faculty members of the chemistry and metallurgy divisions; (3) undergraduate program; and (4) graduate program. (HM)

Poehlein, Gary W.

1980-01-01

240

Future Land Use and Major Thoroughfare Plan, Forest Park, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains an updated land use and thoroughfare plan for the Forest Park, Georgia, planning area. The report recommends specific policies which the local government should follow in guiding future land development. In updating the original 1962 p...

1971-01-01

241

Economic Base and Population Study for Evans County, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document analyzes past and present economic and population trends and characteristics for Evans County, Georgia. Various projections were undertaken to determine what economic and population changes could be expected in the next twenty years within th...

1973-01-01

242

Adult Education in Savannah, Georgia 1765-1789  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advertisements in Savannah, Georgia, newspapers from 1765 through 1789 offered adults leisure-related topics for learning such as drawing, language, music and self-defense through private venture schools. (DS)

Long, Huey B.

1973-01-01

243

View looking SE inside Electrical Shop Central of Georgia ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

View looking SE inside Electrical Shop - Central of Georgia Railway, Savannah Repair Shops & Terminal Facilities, Electrical Shop, Bounded by West Broad, Jones, West Boundary & Hull Streets, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

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Mapping southern Atlantic coastal marshland, South Carolina-Georgia, using ERTS-1 imagery  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The author has identified the following significant results. Southeastern coastal marshes are among the most extensive and productive in the United States. A relatively low cost, moderately accurate method is needed to map these areas for management and protection. Ground based and low altitude aircraft methods for mapping are time consuming and quite expensive. The launch of NASA's ERTS-1 has provided an opportunity to test the feasibility of mapping wetlands using small scale imagery. The test site selected was an area from the South Carolina border to Saint Catherine's Island, Georgia. Results of the investigation indicate that the following may be ascertained from ERTS-1 imagery: (1) upper wetland boundary; (2) drainage pattern in the wetland; (3) plant communities such as Spartina alterniflora, Spartina patens, Juncus roemerianus; (4) ditching activities associated with agriculture; (5) lagooning for water-side home development. Conclusions are that ERTS-1 will be an excellent tool for many types of coastal wetland mapping.

Anderson, R. R. (principal investigator); Carter, V. L.; Mcginness, J. W., Jr.

1973-01-01

245

Erosion, sediment discharge, and channel morphology in the Upper Chattahoochee River basin, Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Average annual rates of sheet erosion and sediment discharge were computed for several watersheds in the Upper Chattahoochee River basin in Georgia. Erosion yields ranged from about 900 to 6,000 tons per year per square mile in nine watersheds and were greatest where land use is largely agricultural or transitional. Suspended sediment yields from the same watershed ranged from about 300 to 800 tons per year per square mile and were greatest from urban areas and least from mostly forested watersheds. The impact of suspended sediment on stream quality was evaluated for 14 watersheds. In general, 60 percent or more of the total annual discharge of trace metals and phosphorus was contributed by suspended sediment. Yields of trace metals and nutrients in suspension were consistently greater in urban watersheds. Turbidity in basin streams increased geometrically with increasing concentrations of suspended sediment. (Woodard-USGS)

Faye, Robert E.; Carey, W. R.; Stamer, J. K.; Kleckner, R. L.

1978-01-01

246

Industrial-type sweet potatoes: a renewable energy source for Georgia  

SciTech Connect

Screening sweet potato breeding lines and cultivars for high content of fermentables was more easily accomplished when percent dry weight, rather than percent sugar and starch, was used as the measurement criterion. A regression equation was established to estimate the percent fermentables from dry weight determinations. Percent fermentables and biomass yield can then be used to estimate alcohol-production potential. Considerable variations in alcohol-production potential and biomass yield occurred among genotypes. High biomass yield should be combined with high fermentable carbohydrate content to maximize alcohol-production potential. Many of the high starch-containing industrial-type sweet potatoes meet these requirement better than the table types which were developed for human consumption. Industrial-type sweet potatoes may also be better suited than some other crops for biomass farming if alcohol production becomes a part of Georgia agriculture and if sweet potato production costs can be reduced.

Hall, M.R.; Smittle, D.A.

1983-06-01

247

Modeling enzootic raccoon rabies from land use patterns - Georgia (USA) 2006-2010  

PubMed Central

We analyzed how land-use patterns and changes in urbanization influence reported rabid raccoons in Georgia from 2006 - 2010.  Using Geographical Information Systems and rabies surveillance data, multivariate analysis was conducted on 15 land-use variables that included natural topography, agricultural development, and urbanization to model positive raccoon rabies cases while controlling for potential raccoon submission bias associated with higher human population densities.  Low intensity residential development was positively associated with reported rabid raccoons while a negative association was found with evergreen forest.  Evergreen forests may offer a barrier effect where resources are low and raccoon populations are not supported.  Areas with pure stands of upland evergreen forest might be utilized in baiting strategies for oral rabies vaccination programs where fewer or no baits may be needed.  Their use as a barrier should be considered carefully in a cost-effective strategy for oral rabies vaccination (ORV) programs to contain the western spread of this important zoonotic disease.

Duke, John E.

2014-01-01

248

Evaluation of pesticide monitoring strategies in agricultural streams based on the toxic-unit concept - experiences from long-term measurements.  

PubMed

The European Water Framework Directive requires surface water bodies to have a good chemical and ecological status. Although relatively few pesticides are included in the list of priority pollutants, they pose, due to their intrinsic biological activity, a significant risk for the integrity of aquatic ecosystems. In this context, the pesticide (up to 128 pesticides including some transformation products) exposure pattern in four agricultural streams and two rivers was determined from 2002 to 2011 under the umbrella of the Swedish national monitoring program employing time-proportional and grab sampling strategies, respectively. After transforming the measured pesticide concentrations into toxic units, the European Uniform Principles for algae (chronic), invertebrates and fish (both acute), which are partly employed as benchmark for pesticide regulation, were only occasionally (<2%) exceeded. Moreover, this evaluation showed no long-term trends over the years. However, recent publications suggested that those thresholds are not protective for ecosystem structure and function, indicating a risk of up to 20% and 35% of the samples from the agricultural streams and the rivers, respectively. Moreover, the monitoring data show a continuous but rather low toxic potential of pesticides for all three trophic levels throughout the year, which suggests pesticides as an evolutionary force in agriculturally impacted aquatic ecosystems. However, the flow-triggered sampling, which was implemented as an additional sampling strategy in one of the agricultural streams starting in 2006, displayed an up to 7-fold underestimation of the maximum concentration in terms of toxic units for daphnids and fish during run-off events. The present study thus underpins that the optimal sampling design for pesticide monitoring strongly depends on its overall purpose. If the long-term exposure pattern is of concern a time-proportional composite sampling strategy is recommended, while for an assessment of peak exposures a flow-event-triggered high-resolution sampling strategy is superior. PMID:24686148

Bundschuh, Mirco; Goedkoop, Willem; Kreuger, Jenny

2014-06-15

249

Theme: Agricultural Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six theme articles attempt to define and advocate agricultural literacy, review the status of K-8 agricultural literacy programs in states, discuss an Oklahoma study of agricultural literacy, clarify the meaning of sustainable agriculture, and describe the Future Farmers of America's Food for America program for elementary students. (SK)

Deeds, Jacquelyn P.; And Others

1991-01-01

250

AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL USAGE DATA  

EPA Science Inventory

This report, which summarizes the use of agricultural chemicals is issued by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) as part of its series on Agricultural Chemical Usage. Other publications in the series present statistics for on-farm agricultural chemical usage for f...

251

Seismoactive Structures Of Georgia: Map And Catalogue  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The southern Caucasus is an earthquake prone region where devastating earthquakes have repeatedly caused significant loss of lives, infrastructure and buildings. Two large devastating earthquakes occurred in the region in the last 20 - 25 years. The first one was the magnitude 6.9 Spitak Earthquake on December 7, 1988 whose epicenter located within the Lesser Caucasus - Northern Armenia near the Georgian border. The earthquake became widely known due to the immense losses it caused - no less than 25 000 people were killed, some 500 000 left homeless. Another large seismic event was the magnitude 7.2 Racha earthquake on April 29, 1991.This earthquake was the strongest one ever recorded in Georgia.The earthquake took about a hundred human lives and caused a great damage and destruction within densely populated areas. High geodynamic activity of the region expressed in both seismic and aseismic deformations, is conditioned by the still-ongoing convergence of lithospheric plates and northward propagation of the Africa-Arabian continental block at a rate of several cm/year. Considerable shortening of the Earth's crust has been realized in the region through different ways: (1) crustal deformation with wide development of compressional structures - folds, thrusts; (2) warping and displacement of crustal blocks with their uplifting, subsidence, underthrusting (a process sometimes referred to as "continental subduction") and (3) lateral escaping. Seismoactive structures of Georgia are identified mainly on the basis of the correlation between neotectonic structures of the region and earthquakes .The geometry of tectonic structures and morphology is largely determined by the wedge-shaped rigid Arabian block intensively indented into the Minor Asian-Caucasian region. All structural-morphological lines have a clearly expressed arcuate northward-convex configuration reflecting the contours of the Arabian block. However, farther north, the geometry of the fold-thrust belts is somewhat different - the Achara-Trialeti fold-thrust belt is, on the whole, W-E trending. The Great Caucasian fold-thrust belt extends in WNW-ESE direction.

Adamia, S. A.; Sadradze, N.; Lursmanashvili, N.; Gventsadze, A.; Chelidze, T. L.

2011-12-01

252

SeaWinds - South Georgia Island  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Winds are blocked by an island mountain barrier that produces a long 'shadow' of low winds on the downwind side of the island stretching for hundreds of kilometers (about 500 miles long) in this image produced from data from NASA's SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat satellite.

South Georgia Island, in the South Atlantic Ocean (approximately 1,500 kilometers, or miles, east of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, is only 170 kilometers long (about 106 miles) and 30 kilometers (about 19 miles)wide, but contains 13 peaks exceeding 2,000 meters (more than 6,500 feet) in height. The island thus acts as a significant barrier to the surface winds in this forbidding part of the world oceans.

Mountainous islands and steep coastal topography can modify the surface wind field for many hundreds of kilometers seaward. The detailed air-sea-land interaction processes involved are not well understood, largely because of a lack of accurate, high-resolution, extensive wind speed and direction measurements. The broad-swath, all-weather SeaWinds instrument on NASA's QuikScat satellite is providing unique measurements of ocean winds, revealing previously unknown wind patterns caused by island topography and allowing development of improved models for coastal ocean winds.

This image shows QuikScat measurements of wind speed and direction during a single pass over South Georgia Island on September 13, 1999. The island itself is shown as black (for heights less than 750 meters(less than half a mile), green (for heights between 750 and 1,500 meters (less than half a mile to about one mile), and red (for regions greater than 1,500 meters, or about one mile in altitude). The white area surrounding the island represents the region where land contamination does not allow wind measurements to be made. The horizontal and vertical coordinates are in kilometers, with origin on the island at latitude 54.5 degrees south, longitude 30 degrees east.

This large-scale view shows regions of high wind speed off both the eastern and western ends of islands, corresponding to 'corner accelerations' as the winds stream by the steep island topography. The lowest wind speeds are seen to be in the lee of the highest island topography.

NASA's Earth Science Enterprise is a long-term research and technology program designed to examine Earth's land, oceans, atmosphere, ice and life as a total integrated system. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

1999-01-01

253

A Paleointensity Study on Pliocene Lava Flows from Southern Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present paleomagnetic, rock-magnetic and paleointensity results obtained on 14 basaltic lava flows from two Pliocene sequences (Apnia and Korxi) from the eastern Djhavakheti Highland in southern Georgia (Caucasus). Rock magnetic experiments were carried out to find out the carriers of remanence and to determine their stability. Measurement of magnetisation versus temperature curves yielded three types of thermomagnetic curves: (i) Reversible curves with magnetite as only carrier of remenence; (ii) irreversible curves with magnetite as only carrier of remanence and (iii) irreversible curves showing a low Curie-temperature phase and magnetite. Analysis of hysteresis curves showed that samples were characterised by a mixture of single-domain and multi-domain grains. Paleomagnetic experiments allowed determining characteristic components for all flows. Normal polarities were observed in 6 flows, reversed polarities in 6 flows, and intermediate polarities in 1 flow. Another flow displayed an ambiguous result and could be considered to record either a reversed or a transitional direction. The paleomagnetic pole obtained from flows of both combined sequences (latitude ? = 80.4°N, longitude ? = 157.9°E, n=12, A95 = 11.6°, k = 14.9) showed a good agreement with the expected one. No tectonic rotations seem to have taken place in none of both studied sections. Paleointensity experiments with the Coe method were performed on 31 specimens from 10 flows. After application of specific selection criteria, 19 samples from 8 flows were observed to provide successful determinations, with mean flow values showing a wide scatter. If only flows with more than one successful paleointensity determination are taken into account, virtual dipole moments (VDM) vary between 3.5 x 1022 Am2 and 8.3 x 1022Am2. In both sites possibly showing intermediate polarity no weak transitional paleostrength values were observed.

Calvo-Rathert, M.; Bogalo, M. F.; Gogichaishvili, A.; Vashakidze, G.; Sologashvili, J.

2013-05-01

254

Nutrient enrichment affects immature mosquito abundance and species composition in field-based mesocosms in the coastal plain of Georgia.  

PubMed

This study is the first to examine the relationship between nutrient enrichment and oviposition preference as measured by larval mosquito abundance using field-based mesocosms adjacent to wetlands in the Gulf Coastal Plain of Georgia. Agricultural wetlands in this region are known to have higher levels of nutrients and suspended sediments compared with forested wetlands, and previous studies have shown differences in mosquito communities in agricultural and forested wetlands. The purpose of this study was to determine whether nutrient enrichment contributes to the differences in mosquito oviposition preferences as reflected by larval mosquito presence and abundance in wetlands. We predicted that adding nutrients to mesocosms similar to concentrations in agricultural wetlands would favor responses of mosquito species often associated with nutrient-rich agricultural wetlands. Results indicated vegetation height, vegetation stem density, and phosphate levels were greater in fertilized mesocosms compared with nonfertilized mesocosms. The abundance of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) and Culex restuans Theobald was greater in mesocosms treated with fertilizer compared with nonfertilized mesocosms. Nutrient enrichment influenced oviposition and larval abundance of some mosquitoes of medical concern. This study provides evidence that can be used to predict the influence of nutrient enrichment on distribution and abundance of disease vectors and other nuisance mosquito species within an agricultural landscape. PMID:24341987

Young, Gina Botello; Golladay, Stephen; Covich, Alan; Blackmore, Mark

2014-02-01

255

BUSINESS PROCEDURES USED IN THE AGRICULTURAL SERVICES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE PURPOSE OF THIS WORKBOOK IS TO HELP VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS WHO HAVE AN OCCUPATIONAL INTEREST IN OFF-FARM AGRICULTURE BUSINESS UNDERSTAND BASIC BUSINESS OPERATIONS. THE DOCUMENT WAS DEVELOPED BY A TEACHER WITH BUSINESS EXPERIENCE AFTER CONSULTATION WITH TEACHERS AND BUSINESSMEN AND WAS PUBLISHED AFTER ADVANCE COPIES WERE TRIED WITH…

PLANK, HARRY

256

Agricultural Statistics 1998  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 1998 issue of this annual United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service compendium is available (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only) from the Agricultural Statistics site. Its fifteen chapters consist of time series tables covering all aspects of the US agricultural economy, including crops, livestock, farm income and expenses, price-support, and fertilizer and pesticides. Time series and geographic coverage vary. The site also contains national and state tables and an archive of Agricultural Statistics back to 1994.

257

Sweat Farm Road Fire in Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Dense plumes of blue-white smoke billowed from the Sweat Farm Road Fire in southern Georgia on April 19, 2007, when the Landsat 5 satellite captured this detailed image. The fire started on April 16, when a tree fell on a power line and, fanned by strong winds, quickly exploded into a major fire. By April 19, the fire had forced officials to close several roads, including U.S. Highway 1, and to evacuate hundreds of people from the perimeter of the city of Waycross, the silver cluster along the top edge of the image. The nearness of the fire is evident in the dark brown, charred land just south of the city. The active fire front is along the south edge of the burned area, where the flames are eating into the dark green hardwood forests, pine plantations, and shrubs in Okefenokee Swamp. Because of the difficult terrain, the fire and the adjoining Big Turnaround Complex fire are expected to burn until significant rain falls, said the morning report issued by the Southern Area Coordination Center on May 4. 'In the long term, the burning of the swamp will ultimately benefit the swamp wilderness habitat, which is a fire-dependent ecosystem,' said a press release issued from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on May 4. Such ecosystems require fire to remain healthy. In the case of southern pine forests, many pine species need fire to remove litter from the ground and release soil nutrients so that new seedlings can grow.

2007-01-01

258

National FFA Organization: Agricultural Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National FFA Organization (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America) is dedicated to developing leadership, personal growth, and career success for middle-school to college-level students through an agricultural education program that includes classroom instruction, supervised agricultural experience, and life-skills education. Site materials include an overview of the program and its history and organization. There are also online materials for students and an educators' page with event announcements and professional development information. Other materials include news articles, information on the organization's annual conference, grant and job information, blogs, and many other resources.

259

Secrecy and risk among MSM in Tbilisi, Georgia  

PubMed Central

There is concern that the tremendous economic, social, and political upheavals that the Republic of Georgia has undergone in the years since the fall of the Soviet Union may have created an environment fertile for HIV transmission. Notably absent from official statistics and HIV-related research in Georgia is discussion of men who have sex with men (MSM) and, therefore, little is known about the MSM population or its potential to acquire or transmit HIV. Data were collected from 30 MSM recruited through a testing and counseling center in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Two focus groups with six men each and 18 individual in-depth interviews were conducted between October 2006 and February 2007. The study participants described a Georgian culture that is largely intolerant of sexual contact between men. In describing the various forms of discrimination and violence that they would face should their sexual identities be discovered, the MSM in this sample described a variety of behaviors that they and other Georgian MSM undertake to conceal their sexual behavior. Many of these could put these men and their partners at risk for HIV. Although official HIV rates in Georgia are still low, results from this qualitative study indicate that efforts to educate and to provide unobtrusive and anonymous testing and counseling services to MSM may be critical to the deterrence of an HIV epidemic in the Republic of Georgia.

Costenbader, Elizabeth C.; Otiashvili, David; Meyer, William; Zule, William A.; Orr, Alex; Kirtadze, Irma

2010-01-01

260

Deposits of Claiborne and Jackson age in Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 1911 the Geological Survey of Georgia published as Bulletin 26 a "Preliminary report on the geology of the Coastal Plain of Georgia," by Otto Veatch and Lloyd William Stephenson, prepared in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey under the supervision of T. Wayland Vaughan, a geologist in charge of Coastal Plain investigations, who contributed the determinations of the invertebrate fossils of the Tertiary and Quaternary formations. Although this report constituted a decided advance in our knowledge of the geology of the Coastal Plain of Georgia, it was admittedly of reconnaissance character, and corrections and additions to it were to be expected. During the last few years field work has been prosecuted vigorously in the Coastal Plain of Georgia, and the additional information thus accumulated throws light upon certain problems of stratigraphy left unsolved by Veatch and Stephenson and alters considerably some of their correlations. The object of the present paper is to present the new evidence regarding the age and correlation of the Eocene formations of Georgia and to revise in accordance with present knowledge the descriptions of the deposits of Claiborne and Jackson age.

Cooke, Charles Wythe; Shearer, Harold Kurtz

1919-01-01

261

Secrecy and risk among MSM in Tbilisi, Georgia.  

PubMed

There is concern that the tremendous economic, social, and political upheavals that the Republic of Georgia has undergone in the years since the fall of the Soviet Union may have created an environment fertile for HIV transmission. Notably absent from official statistics and HIV-related research in Georgia is discussion of men who have sex with men (MSM) and, therefore, little is known about the MSM population or its potential to acquire or transmit HIV. Data were collected from 30 MSM recruited through a testing and counseling center in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Two focus groups with six men each and 18 individual in-depth interviews were conducted between October 2006 and February 2007. The study participants described a Georgian culture that is largely intolerant of sexual contact between men. In describing the various forms of discrimination and violence that they would face should their sexual identities be discovered, the MSM in this sample described a variety of behaviors that they and other Georgian MSM undertake to conceal their sexual behavior. Many of these could put these men and their partners at risk for HIV. Although official HIV rates in Georgia are still low, results from this qualitative study indicate that efforts to educate and to provide unobtrusive and anonymous testing and counseling services to MSM may be critical to the deterrence of an HIV epidemic in the Republic of Georgia. PMID:19444667

Costenbader, Elizabeth C; Otiashvili, David; Meyer, William; Zule, William A; Orr, Alex; Kirtadze, Irma

2009-05-01

262

Georgia's Ground-Water Resources and Monitoring Network, 2006  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ground-water network for Georgia currently consists of 170 wells in which ground-water levels are continuously monitored. Most of the wells are locatedin the Coastal Plain in the southern part of the State where ground-water pumping stress is high. In particular, there are large concentrations of wells in coastal and southwestern Georgia areas, where there are issues related to ground-water pumping, saltwater intrusion along the coast, and diminished streamflow in southwestern Georgia due to irrigation pumping. The map at right shows the USGS ground-water monitoring network for Georgia. Ground-water levels are monitored in 170 wells statewide, of which 19 transmit data in real time via satellite and posted on the World Wide Web at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/current/?type=gw . A greater concentration of wells occurs in the Coastal Plain where there are several layers of aquifers and in coastal and southwestern Georgia areas, which are areas with specific ground-water issues.

Edited by Nobles, Patricia L.

2006-01-01

263

Implementation of telepathology in the republic of georgia.  

PubMed

Telepathology in the Republic of Georgia is still evolving. Although much progress has been made around the world, especially in the field of digital imaging and virtual slides, telepathology in Georgia still revolves around static telepathology. The results of the NATO Networking Infrastructure Grant "ePathology-Virtual Pathology Center in Georgia as the continuation of Virtual Health Care Center" are presented. It is a practical implementation of telepathology in Georgia as a best practice example. Using basic methodology: idea-analysis-conception-implementation-test/deployment, the ePathology server was created for the establishment of telepathology in Georgia. Two main services were made available on the server: Simple Machines Forum (eConsultation) and Moodle (eLearning) under the premise "keep it small, safe, and simple." The ePathology server works well. By its application, introduction of the Pap-smear technique and 2001 Bethesda System for reporting cervicovaginal cytologic diagnosis has been done. The application of easily available and adaptable technology, together with the improvement of the infrastructure conditions, is the essential basis for telemedical applications. Telepathology is a very useful and applicable tool for consulting on difficult pathology cases. It has significantly increased knowledge exchange and thereby ensured a better medical service. PMID:19548828

Kldiashvili, Ekaterina; Schrader, Thomas

2009-06-01

264

Agriculture in the Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a program supported by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote increased agricultural literacy. The AITC website provides resources for teachers including suggestions for science fair projects, virtual tours, agricultural literacy quizzes, effective teaching strategies. There is also a directory of reviewed resources, including lesson plans, webquests, DVDs, maps, posters, and other items. The student's page features an interactive presentation with career information, ideas for science fair projects, opinion features on agricultural issues, games, webquests, and an interactive map with links to downloadable fact sheets about agriculture in each state.

265

Assessment of Respirators among Agricultural Workers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The quantitative performance of half mask respirators used in agricultural settings by workers with mixed experience in wearing respirators was comparable to that found in other field studies. The overall acceptability of the three classes of respirators ...

J. A. Merchant W. J. Popendorf L. F. Burmeister S. Leonard A. Ueda

1989-01-01

266

CANCER INCIDENCE IN THE AGRICULTURAL HEALTH STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

Despite low mortality and cancer incidence rates overall, farmers may experience excess risk of several cancers. These excesses have been observed in some, but not all, retrospective epidemiological studies of agricultural workers in several countries. Excess risk has been ob...

267

77 FR 58096 - Georgia Transmission Corporation: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and To...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...portions of Atkinson, Berrien, Clinch, Coffee, and Lanier Counties, Georgia. GTC...the following repositories: Douglas/Coffee County Public Library, South Madison...northwest side of the City of Douglas in Coffee County, Georgia, to an existing...

2012-09-19

268

78 FR 43273 - Central of Georgia Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Newton County, Ga.  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Georgia Railroad Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Newton County, Ga. Central of Georgia Railroad Company (CGA...Street SW., and Turner Lake Road SW., in Covington), in Newton County, Ga. The line traverses United States Postal...

2013-07-19

269

77 FR 1894 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Rome; Fine Particulate Matter 2002...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Rome; Fine Particulate Matter 2002 Emissions Inventory AGENCY: Environmental...on October 27, 2009. The emissions inventory is part of the Rome, Georgia PM 2.5 attainment demonstration that was...

2012-01-12

270

77 FR 12724 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Macon; Fine Particulate Matter 2002...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Particulate Matter 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency... 2.5 ) 2002 base year emissions inventory, portion of the State Implementation...Georgia on August 17, 2009. The emissions inventory is part of the Macon, Georgia...

2012-03-02

271

Metrics for Agricultural Supplies & Services, Agricultural Production.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to meet the job-related metric measurement needs of students interested in agricultural supplies and services, and agricultural production, this instructional package is one of four for the agribusiness and natural resources occupations cluster, part of a set of 55 packages for metric instruction in different occupations. The package is…

Cooper, Gloria S., Ed.; Magisos, Joel H., Ed.

272

Agricultural Chartbook 1988. Agriculture Handbook No. 673.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These charts present an overview of the current economic health of American agriculture. The charts move from the national and international arenas to farm economic health measures and crop and livestock trends. A small amount of descriptive narrative accompanies most of the charts. Charts depicting the economic picture of U.S. agriculture include…

Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.

273

1986 Agricultural Chartbook. Agriculture Handbook No. 663.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 310 charts, tables, and graphs containing statistical information about agriculture-related commodities and services, primarily in the United States, in 1986. The book is organized in seven sections that cover the following topics: (1) the farm (farm income, farm population, farm workers, food and fiber system, agriculture and…

Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.

274

Continuous monitoring of surface CO2 flux and soil gas concentrations in an agricultural soil under the snow cover manipulation experiment in Hokkaido, northern Japan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the eastern part of Hokkaido, northern Japan, a timing of snow fall has been getting earlier and soil-frost depth has been decreasing in agricultural land year by year since late 1980. It is reported that the significant decrease in frost depths was due to the early development of snow cover that insulates ground from cold. Agricultural land is usually managed by human operations and so there is a possibility of controlling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is therefore important how snow and soil frost influence the dynamics of GHGs. CO2 is one of the main GHGs. We continuously and automatically observed CO2 flux above soil or snow surface and CO2 concentration in soil at 10 cm depth, using automatically controlled chambers and CO2 sensors over agricultural land at Sapporo site (141°25’E, 43°05’N) in northern Japan. Observations were conducted from 25 September 2009 to 31 May 2010, with occasional manual observations. We prepared two experimental plots, an untreated control and a snow cover removal plot, to evaluate the influence of soil-frost and snow depth on CO2 dynamics. Acquired automatic data in CO2 flux and soil gas CO2 concentration generally have diurnal variations which had a positive peak in the daytime as affected by soil temperature, except winter period. Rainfall increased CO2 flux and soil gas CO2 concentration. During soil freezing and snow covered period, few CO2 flux was observed. Soil gas CO2 concentration had been increasing during soil freezing period. After soil thawing, CO2 flux had increased and CO2 concentration had decreased temporarily. These phenomena being seen regardless of soil temperature, supportred that snow and soil-frost layer prevent gas diffusion to the air. The gas diffusion coefficient calculated from CO2 flux and soil gas CO2 concentration during soil gas CO2 concentration had been increasing during soil freezing period, was less than about one order of magnitudes of those in other periods. Temperature response function for evaluating CO2 flux could not be applied in soil freezing, snow covered and soil thawing periods. Seasonal variations of automatic data were similar to those of manual data, although some gap had seen in certain periods.

Ohkubo, S.; Yanai, Y.; Nagata, O.; Iwata, Y.; Hirota, T.

2010-12-01

275

Measuring One University Output: A Survey of Undergraduate Degree Holders from the University of Georgia from the Classes of 1960-1970.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey attempts to acquire feedback for University of Georgia graduates with regard to the impact of their college experiences on their careers and on their personal and social development. Information was obtained by means of a questionnaire. This feedback could be used by the various constituencies that make up the university in many…

Tisdel, Lin; And Others

276

Two Year Core Curriculum for Agricultural Education in Montana. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This core curriculum consists of materials for use in conducting a two-year secondary level agricultural education course. Addressed in the individual units of the guide are the following topics: leadership; agricultural career planning; supervised occupational experience programs (SOEPs); agricultural mechanics (shop management and safety,…

Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Dept. of Agricultural and Industrial Education.

277

Outcomes of Universal Access to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Georgia.  

PubMed

Since 2004, Georgia achieved universal access to free antiretroviral therapy (ART). A retrospective cohort study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of Georgia's ART program. The study included adult patients enrolled in the ART program from 2004 through 2009. Of 752 patients, 76% were men, 60% were injection drug users (IDU), 59% had a history of an AIDS-defining illness, and 53% were coinfected with hepatitis C. The median baseline CD4 cell count was 141?cells/mm(3). During followup, 152 (20%) patients died, with the majority of deaths occurring within 12 months of ART initiation. Mortality was associated with advanced immunodeficiency or the presence of incurable disease at baseline. Among patients remaining on treatment, the median CD4 gain was 216?cell/mm(3) and 86% of patients had viral load <400 copies/ml at the last clinical visit. The Georgia ART program has been successful in treating injection drug users infected with HIV. PMID:21490781

Tsertsvadze, Tengiz; Chkhartishvili, Nikoloz; Sharvadze, Lali; Dvali, Natia; Chokoshvili, Otar; Gabunia, Pati; Abutidze, Akaki; Nelson, Kenrad; Dehovitz, Jack; Del Rio, Carlos

2011-01-01

278

Outcomes of Universal Access to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Georgia  

PubMed Central

Since 2004, Georgia achieved universal access to free antiretroviral therapy (ART). A retrospective cohort study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of Georgia's ART program. The study included adult patients enrolled in the ART program from 2004 through 2009. Of 752 patients, 76% were men, 60% were injection drug users (IDU), 59% had a history of an AIDS-defining illness, and 53% were coinfected with hepatitis C. The median baseline CD4 cell count was 141?cells/mm3. During followup, 152 (20%) patients died, with the majority of deaths occurring within 12 months of ART initiation. Mortality was associated with advanced immunodeficiency or the presence of incurable disease at baseline. Among patients remaining on treatment, the median CD4 gain was 216?cell/mm3 and 86% of patients had viral load <400 copies/ml at the last clinical visit. The Georgia ART program has been successful in treating injection drug users infected with HIV.

Tsertsvadze, Tengiz; Chkhartishvili, Nikoloz; Sharvadze, Lali; Dvali, Natia; Chokoshvili, Otar; Gabunia, Pati; Abutidze, Akaki; Nelson, Kenrad; DeHovitz, Jack; del Rio, Carlos

2011-01-01

279

LANDSAT data for state planning. [of transportation for Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of an effort to generate and apply automated classification of LANDSAT digital data to state of Georgia problems are presented. This phase centers on an analysis of the usefulness of LANDSAT digital data to provide land-use data for transportation planning. Hall County, Georgia was chosen as a test site because it is part of a seventeen county area for which the Georgia Department of Transportation is currently designing a Transportation Planning Land-Use Simulation Model. The land-cover information derived from this study was compared to several other existing sources of land-use data for Hall County and input into this simulation. The results indicate that there is difficulty comparing LANDSAT derived land-cover information with previous land-use information since the LANDSAT data are acquired on an acre by acre grid basis while all previous land-use surveys for Hall County used land-use data on a parcel basis.

Faust, N. L.; Spann, G. W.

1975-01-01

280

Strategies for Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the change of agricultural methods with human population growth. Describes the trends of world food production, changes in farmland, use of fertilizer, and 13 agricultural research institutions. Lists 5 references for further reading. (YP)

Crosson, Pierre R.; Rosenberg, Norman J.

1989-01-01

281

Childhood Agricultural Injuries  

MedlinePLUS

... dollars) 11 2012 Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture Lee BC, Gallager SS, Liebman AK, Miller ME and ... B (Eds.) (2012). Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture: The 2012 National Action Plan. Marshfield, WI: Marshfield ...

282

Barter of Agricultural Commodities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Barter and barter-type agreements are employed by developing and centrally planned countries in trade of both agricultural and non-agricultural products. These types of agreements generally involve the exchange of goods without the transfer of internation...

D. U. Vogt C. L. Jabara D. A. Linse

1982-01-01

283

Vocational Agriculture in Ponape  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The general objectives of agriculture education in both the elementary and secondary schools in Ponape District are to develop interest in agriculture among students and to provide practical and technical skills in growing crops and raising domestic animals. (Author)

Dayrit, Ruben S.

1975-01-01

284

USSR Report, Agriculture.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains translations/transcriptions of articles and/or broadcasts on USSR agriculture. Topics include: Major crop progress and weather reporting, livestock, agro-economics and organization, agricultural machinery, forestry and timber.

1984-01-01

285

Urban Agricultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

John Bourne High School in Queens, New York, offers an agricultural program enrolling more than 400 students. The curriculum includes agricultural career exploration, plant and animal science, summer land laboratories, and a special education component. (SK)

Corbellini, Margaret

1991-01-01

286

50 CFR 622.208 - Minimum mesh size applicable to rock shrimp off Georgia and Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...applicable to rock shrimp off Georgia and Florida. 622.208 Section 622.208 Wildlife...applicable to rock shrimp off Georgia and Florida. (a) The minimum mesh size for the...the South Atlantic EEZ off Georgia and Florida is 17/8 inches (4.8...

2013-10-01

287

The Response of Local School Systems in Georgia to Fiscal and Economic Conditions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2001 recession had a major effect on Georgia's fiscal condition. We explore how economic conditions affected state and local financing of K-12 education in Georgia. We find that the magnitude of postrecession cuts in state real revenue per student varied widely across the local school systems in Georgia. We then examine whether and how cuts in…

Alm, James; Sjoquist, David L.

2009-01-01

288

The Political History of Developmental Studies in the University System of Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The political history of developmental education in post-secondary education is as revealing as its intellectual history. With a University system-wide Developmental Studies program initiated in 1974, the State of Georgia was a pioneer in remedial education and open access. Unfortunately, the program became linked in Georgia media, and in Georgia

Presley, John W.; Dodd, William M.

2008-01-01

289

Measuring Agricultural Sustainability  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Sustainability in agriculture is a complex concept and there is no ­common viewpoint among scholars about its dimensions.\\u000a Nonetheless various parameters for measuring agricultural sustainability have been proposed. This manuscript reviews some\\u000a aspects of agricultural sustainability measures by referring to measuring difficulties, components of sustainability measurement\\u000a and their interaction. Criteria to select sustainability indicators are discussed. Agricultural sustainability scales at

Dariush Hayati; Zahra Ranjbar; Ezatollah Karami

290

SFRSF: Sustainable Agriculture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This South Florida Restoration Science Forum (SFRSF) page discusses sustainable agriculture in southern Florida. Issues include: land managers and farmers working together to support habitat restoration; providing the agricultural and hydrologic science and technology needed to sustain agricultural production and a quality environment; reducing phosphorus and restoring natural hydrology in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA); and Best Management Practices developed to address these issues. There are links provided for additional information on this topic.

2006-12-23

291

Experiences in Systemic Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This section describes the systemic change experiences in Norfolk Public Schools, Chugach School District, Indianapolis Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township, Ditmas Educational Complex, Georgia Systemic Teacher Education Program, Sun Microsystems, and Azerbaijan. It provides a description of the change process and discusses the…

Thompson, Scott; Clem, Joe; Battino, Wendy; Richter, Kurt; Reigeluth, Charles; Doll, Marcelle; Moore, Julie; Hoo, Janet; Malopinsky, Larissa V.

2006-01-01

292

Extreme drought-summary of hydrologic conditions in Georgia, 2012  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Georgia Water Science Center (GaWSC) maintains a long-term hydrologic monitoring network of more than 330 real-time streamgages, including 10 real-time lake-level monitoring stations, 63 real-time water-quality monitors, and 48 water-quality sampling stations. Additionally, the GaWSC operates more than 180 groundwater monitoring wells, 42 of which are real-time. One of the many benefits from this monitoring network is that the data analyses provide a well distributed overview of the hydrologic conditions of creeks, rivers, reservoirs, and aquifers in Georgia.

Knaak, Andrew E.; Peck, Michael F.

2014-01-01

293

Georgia's Ground-Water Resources and Monitoring Network, 2008  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Ground water is an abundant resource in Georgia, providing 1.45 billion gallons per day, or 22 percent, of the total freshwater used (including thermoelectric) in the State (Fanning, 2003). Contrasting geologic features and landforms of the physiographic provinces of Georgia affect the quantity and quality of ground water throughout the State. Most ground-water withdrawals are in the Coastal Plain in the southern one-half of the State, where aquifers are highly productive. For a more complete discussion of the State's ground-water resources, see Leeth and others (2005).

Geological Survey (U.S.)

2008-01-01

294

Agricultural Structures, Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to a curriculum unit in agricultural structures is designed to expand the curriculum materials available in vocational agriculture in Missouri. It and Agricultural Structures I (see note) provide reference materials to systematize the curriculum. The six units cover working with concrete (19 lessons, 2 laboratory exercises), drawing and…

Linhardt, Richard E.; Burhoe, Steve

295

Biotechnology and Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even at this early date in the application of biotechnology to agriculture, it is clear that agriculture may provide the largest market for new or less expensive biotechnologically manufactured products. The chemical and pharmaceutical industries that hold important positions in agricultural inputs are consolidating their positions by purchasing…

Kenney, Martin

296

Dutch Agricultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Agricultural Education in the Netherlands is categorized as Scientific, Higher Secondary, Middle Secondary, and Lower Secondary. Scientific education is given at the agricultural university which has a 6- or 7-year curriculum. Higher secondary education is given at agricultural and horticultural colleges with a 3- to 4-year curriculum. Middle…

Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, The Hauge.

297

Information for Agricultural Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the major international agricultural information services, sources, and systems; outlines the existing information situation in Tanzania as it relates to problems of agricultural development; and reviews the improvements in information provision resources required to support the process of agricultural development in Tanzania.…

Kaungamno, E. E.

298

Agriculture Business and Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide is intended for vocational agriculture teachers who deliver agricultural business and management programs at the secondary or postsecondary level. It is based on the Arizona validated occupational competencies and tasks for management and supervisory positions in agricultural business. The competency/skill and task list…

Seperich, George; And Others

299

AN EXPERIMENT IN AGRICULTURAL CREDIT: THE SMALL FARMER GROUP LENDING PROGRAMME IN GHANA (1969-1980) \\/ UN EXPERIMENT DE CREDIT AGRICOLE: LE PROGRAMME DE CREDIT AUX GROUPES DE PETITS EXPLOITANTS AGRICOLES AU GHANA (1969-1980)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cet article analyse en détail le programme de crédit aux regroupements de petits exploitants mis en place par la Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) au Ghana dans la période 1969-1980. Avant 1969, la Banque n'avait pas réussi à actroyer du crédit aux millions de petits exploitants qui produisent la plus grande partie de l'Output agricole du pays. Á l'époque, le crédit

Kwame Opoku Owusu; William Tetteh

1982-01-01

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Seismicity study of Javakhety highland (Southrn Georgia)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Caucasus is a region of active tectonics and complex crustal structure located between the Caspian Sea to the East and the Black Sea to the west. To the North is the aseismic Eurasian shield and to the South-West and the South are the active tectonic regions of East Anatolia and the Zagros thrust and fault belt of Northwestern Iran. Main interest of our study is Javakheti highland, which is located in the central part of the Caucasus, belongs to the structure of the Lesser Caucasus and represents a history of neotectonic volcanism existed in the area. While the region is seismically active, most of the crustal models and earthquake locations are based on field work and seismic studies of the soviet era until 2003, when recent technical advances has continued in the former USSR republics of the Southern Caucasus. Before 2003 the only broadband digital instrumentation in the region was an IRIS station in Garni, Armenia. Now there are new regional networks in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. There is considerable interest in examining the tectonics and fault structure of the region in more detail and in obtaining seismic data to develop crustal models and improve our ability to accurately locate events as the inputs for the seismic hazard assessment of the Caucasus. Several field works have been conducted in the Javakheti highland from 2009 to 2011. The goal of the intensive field investigations was multidisciplinary study of the fault structure and better understanding seismicity of the area. We relocated hypocenters of the earthquakes in the region and improved local 3D velocity model. The hypocenters derived from recently deployed local seismic network in the Javakheti highland, clearly identified seismically active structures. Fault plane solutions of analog data of the soviet time have been carefully analyzed and examined. Moment tensor inversions were performed for the recent moderate size earthquakes of the Javakheti highland associated with the fault system investigated by regional group of scientists. Seismic results are in a good agreement with paleo trenching performed in 2011 (NATO SfP 983284 project).

Godladze, T.; Javakhishvili, Z.; Dorbath, L.

2011-12-01

301

National Agricultural Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) is part of the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The library is a major international source for agriculture and related information. The website provides access to NAL's many resources which include: a Web Gateway to AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access), the catalog of the library and its cooperator's resources; the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC), a guide to quality agricultural information on the Internet; and many other databases such as the AGROS Research Data Directory, which is a collection of dataset descriptions from the USDA's environmental research. Users may also find publications, services and programs, and links to other information centers.

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Notes from the field: Severe illness associated with synthetic cannabinoid use - Brunswick, Georgia, 2013.  

PubMed

On August 23, 2013, the Georgia Poison Center was notified of eight persons examined in an emergency department in Brunswick, Georgia, after smoking or inhaling fumes from synthetic cannabinoids. The Georgia Poison Center notified the Georgia Drug and Narcotics Agency, which informed the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). The Brunswick emergency department was asked to report any additional patients who reported use of synthetic cannabinoid to the Coastal District Health Department. DPH investigators reviewed recent medical records of patients who had gone to the emergency department and found that 22 patients had been examined after using synthetic cannabinoids during August 22-September 9, 2013. PMID:24257204

2013-11-22

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Vulnerability and risk evaluation of agricultural nitrogen pollution for Hungary's main aquifer using DRASTIC and GLEAMS models.  

PubMed

In recent years, the significant improvement in point source depuration technologies has highlighted problems regarding, in particular, phosphorus and nitrogen pollution of surface and groundwater caused by agricultural non-point (diffuse) sources (NPS). Therefore, there is an urgent need to determine the relationship between agriculture and chemical and ecological water quality. This is a worldwide problem, but it is particularly relevant in countries, such as Hungary, that have recently become members of the European Community. The Italian Foreign Ministry has financed the PECO (Eastern Europe Countries Project) projects, amongst which is the project that led to the present paper, aimed at agricultural sustainability in Hungary, from the point of view of NPS. Specifically, the aim of the present work has been to study nitrates in Hungary's main aquifer. This study compares a model showing aquifer intrinsic vulnerability to pollution (using the DRASTIC parameter method; Aller et al. [Aller, L., Truman, B., Leher, J.H., Petty, R.J., 1986. DRASTIC: A Standardized System for Evaluating Ground Water Pollution Potential Using Hydrogeologic Settings. US NTIS, Springfield, VA.]) with a field-scale model (GLEAMS; Knisel [Knisel, W.G. (Ed.), 1993. GLEAMS--Groudwater Leaching Effects of Agricultural Management Systems, Version 3.10. University of Georgia, Coastal Plain Experimental Station, Tifton, GA.]) developed to evaluate the effects of agricultural management systems within and through the plant root zone. Specifically, GLEAMS calculates nitrate nitrogen lost by runoff, sediment and leachate. Groundwater monitoring probes were constructed for the project to measure: (i) nitrate content in monitored wells; (ii) tritium (3H) hydrogen radioisotope, as a tool to estimate the recharge conditions of the shallow groundwater; (iii) nitrogen isotope ratio delta15N, since nitrogen of organic and inorganic origin can easily be distinguished. The results obtained are satisfactory, above all regarding the DRASTIC evaluation method, which is shown to satisfactorily explain both low and high aquifer vulnerability, and furthermore proves to be a good tool for zoning hydrogeological regions in terms of natural system susceptibility to pollution. The GLEAMS model, however, proves not to be immediately usable for predictions, above all due to the difficulty in finding sufficient data for the input parameters. It remains a good tool, but only after an accurate validation, for decision support systems, in the specific case to integrate intrinsic vulnerability, from DRASTIC (or similar methods), with land use nitrate loads from GLEAMS, or similar methods. The PECO project has proved a positive experience to highlight the fundamental points of a decision support system, aimed to mitigate the nitrate risk for groundwater coming from Hungarian agricultural areas. PMID:18054423

Leone, A; Ripa, M N; Uricchio, V; Deák, J; Vargay, Z

2009-07-01

304

Ocmulgee Structure, Georgia (USA): Searching for Evidence of Impact  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Ocmulgee structure of south-central Georgia is a subtle domal feature that is surrounded by the arcs of two major rivers, the Ocmulgee and Oconee. This paper is a progress report on outcrop work looking for any shocked materials in that area.

Weatherington, P. H.; King, D. T.

2011-03-01

305

Status of Clinical Supervision among School Counselors in Southeast Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous studies have investigated the role of clinical supervision in school counseling practice. This research explored the status and meaning of clinical supervision to school counselors employed in two southeastern Georgia counties. Results indicate that participants value clinical supervision even though their employers did not necessarily…

Black, Anna Lila; Bailey, Carrie Lynn; Bergin, James J.

2011-01-01

306

High Prevalence of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Georgia  

PubMed Central

Summary Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) has emerged as a serious public health problem in the country of Georgia. However, there have been little or no data on rates and risk factors for drug resistant TB including multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB in Georgia. Objective To assess the prevalence and risk factors for drug resistant TB. Methodology A cross-sectional prospective survey of patients with suspected pulmonary TB was carried out at four sentinel sites (Tbilisi, Zugdidi, Kutaisi, and Batumi) in Georgia to in 2001-2004. Results Among 1,422 patients with suspected pulmonary TB, 996 (70.0%) of 1,422 patients were culture positive; 931 (93.5%) of 996 had drug susceptibility testing performed. Overall, 64% of patients (48.3% of new and 85.3% of retreatment cases) had positive cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to ?1 first line antituberculosis drugs. The overall prevalence of MDR-TB was 28.1% (10.5% of newly diagnosed patients and 53.1% of retreatment cases). In multivariate analysis, risk factors for MDR-TB included: being a retreatment case (prevalence ratio [PR]=5.28, 95% CI 3.95-7.07); history of injection drug use (PR=1.59, 95% CI 1.21-2.09); and female gender (PR=1.36, 95% CI 1.12-1.65). Conclusion MDR-TB has emerged as a serious public health problem in Georgia and will greatly impact TB control strategies.

Mdivani, Nino; Zangaladze, Ekaterina; Volkova, Natalia; Kourbatova, Ekaterina; Jibuti, Thea; Shubladze, Natalia; Kutateladze, Tamar; Khechinashvili, George; del Rio, Carlos; Salakaia, Archil; Blumberg, Henry M.

2009-01-01

307

School Business Officials and the Price of Education in Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Between the 1966-76 and 1976-77 school years, expenditures per pupil for the maintenance and operation of Georgia public schools rose 146 percent. Even after adjustments for inflation, this is a substantial increase. Faced with taxpayer resistance to increasing taxes, educational leaders can choose from three options. They can adopt an aggressive…

Matthews, Kenneth M.

308

Challenge: 2000. Strategic Implementation of Georgia's Postsecondary Vocational Education System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of strategic planning needs of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE) identified current understandings and expectations regarding strategic planning around the state as seen by key staff and other constituents. Bases of the review were the four components of the DTAE's Strategic Development System: levels of…

Arbor Gate Group, Peachtree City, GA.

309

AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATERS IN GEORGIA: PRESERVING AN ENTERTAINMENT LEGACY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many African American theaters built in the early twentieth century have been destroyed. This thesis looks at four African American theaters in Georgia that have been preserved or are in the process of being preserved. It looks at the history of the theaters and at how preservationists took, or are taking, the initiative to restore these entertainment palaces. The restoration

JASON L. ELLERBEE

310

The georgia rivers land margin ecosystem research program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Land Margin Ecosystem Research (LMER) Program in the United States is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation through two of its subsidiary units, Long Term Studies and Biological Oceanography. The LMER program was designed to address gaps in the coverage of certain ecosystems by multi-disciplinary teams, specifically the lack of studies of coastal boundary zones. Our Georgia interdisciplinary

R. G. Wiegert; M. Alber; C. Alexander; J. O. Blanton; A. Chalmers; R. E. Hodson; M. A. Moran; L. R. Pomeroy; W. J. Wiebe

1999-01-01

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NITROUS OXIDE CONCENTRATIONS IN SMALL STREAMS OF THE GEORGIA PIEDMONT  

EPA Science Inventory

We are measuring the dissolved nitrous oxide concentration in 17 headwater streams in the South Fork Broad River, Georgia watershed on a monthly basis. The selected small streams drain watersheds dominated by forest, pasture, developed, or mixed land uses. Nitrous oxide concentr...

312

Information Digest 1987-1988. University System of Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collections of facts and statistical data to enhance understanding of the University System of Georgia is presented, updating information from earlier editions. Information was selected on the basis of the most frequently asked questions about the system and its 34 institutions. Eight sections focus on: general information (University System of…

University System of Georgia, Atlanta.

313

Race, Graduating Performance, and Admissions: Georgia State University's Freshman Index  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Freshman Index, a combination of SAT score and high school grade point average, is the primary mechanism facilitating admissions decisions at Georgia State University. This article examines the relationships between these three admissions criteria and the graduating grade point averages of Asian, Black, and White six-year graduates.…

Gayles, Jonathan

2006-01-01

314

OZONE PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORT IN THE ATLANTA, GEORGIA REGION  

EPA Science Inventory

The report presents the results from air quality monitoring program conducted in the Atlanta, Georgia region during July 1981. The study included data collected at several ground sites as well as airborne measurements using an instrumented aircraft. Study participants included Wa...

315

University of Georgia Output Programs with HEGIS Crossclassification.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the reference source for the cross-classification of presently authorized University of Georgia major field codes, codes for degrees granted within those major fields, and the Higher Education Information System (HEGIS) code structure. The appendix contains a taxonomy of instructional programs in higher education developed by the…

Georgia Univ., Athens. Office of Program Planning and Analysis.

316

University of Georgia: System of Program Planning and Budgeting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report reflects the status of conceptualization, progress, and partial implementation of a system of program planning and budgeting (PPB) at the University of Georgia (UGA). Emphasis is placed on detailed information flow necessary for implementation of a PPB system, how the data files existing at UGA will support further development and…

Sterns, A. A.

317

Georgia's Compensation Model: A Step in the Right Direction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses House Bill 280 as a response to the state of Georgia's drastic need to recruit and produce highly qualified mathematics teachers. The bill attempts to address the shortage of fully certified secondary mathematics and science teachers by offering additional compensation to aide recruitment. The bill also provides incentives…

Oppong, Nicholas; de Araujo, Zandra U.; Lowe, Laura; Marshall, Anne Marie; Singletary, Laura

2009-01-01

318

BIOGEOCHEMICAL INDICATORS OF ORGANIC WASTE CONTAMINATION IN GEORGIA PIEDMONT STREAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

We monitored concentrations of nitrous oxide, methane, carbon dioxide, nutrients and other parameters (T, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, pH, DOC, DON, flow rate) in 17 headwater streams (watershed sizes from 0.5 to 3.4 km2) of the South Fork Broad River, Georgia wate...

319

The Milliken/Georgia Tech Rising Senior Summer Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Rising Senior Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, which is a cooperative education program designed to provide student interns with an opportunity to apply engineering principles to real problems related to the business interests of the Milliken textile manufacturing company. (TW)

Agrawal, Pradeep K; Sommerfeld, Jude T.

1987-01-01

320

Postcranial evidence from early Homo from Dmanisi, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Plio-Pleistocene site of Dmanisi, Georgia, has yielded a rich fossil and archaeological record documenting an early presence of the genus Homo outside Africa. Although the craniomandibular morphology of early Homo is well known as a result of finds from Dmanisi and African localities, data about its postcranial morphology are still relatively scarce. Here we describe newly excavated postcranial material

David Lordkipanidze; Tea Jashashvili; Abesalom Vekua; Marcia S. Ponce de León; Christoph P. E. Zollikofer; G. Philip Rightmire; Herman Pontzer; Reid Ferring; Oriol Oms; Martha Tappen; Maia Bukhsianidze; Jordi Agusti; Ralf Kahlke; Gocha Kiladze; Bienvenido Martinez-Navarro; Alexander Mouskhelishvili; Medea Nioradze; Lorenzo Rook

2007-01-01

321

A New Skull of Early Homo from Dmanisi, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Another hominid skull has been recovered at Dmanisi (Republic of Georgia) from the same strata in which hominid remains have been reported previously. The Dmanisi site dated to ~1.75 million years ago has now produced craniofacial portions of several hominid individuals, along with many well-preserved animal fossils and quantities of stone artifacts. Although there are certain anatomical differences among the

Abesalom Vekua; David Lordkipanidze; G. Philip Rightmire; Jordi Agusti; Reid Ferring; Givi Maisuradze; Alexander Mouskhelishvili; Medea Nioradze; Marcia Ponce de Leon; Martha Tappen; Merab Tvalchrelidze; Christoph Zollikofer

2002-01-01

322

A Plio-Pleistocene hominid from Dmanisi, East Georgia, Caucasus  

Microsoft Academic Search

ARCHAEOLOGICAL excavations at the mediaeval site of Dmanisi (East Georgia) revealed that the town was built on a series of deposits yielding Late Villafranchian mammalian fossils and led to the discovery in late 1991 of a well preserved early human mandible. Dmanisi, where excavations are being carried out by a joint expedition of the Archaeological Research Centre of the Georgian

L. Gabunia; A. Vekua

1995-01-01

323

Motor Performance Norms for Georgia Elementary School Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a study of 2,546 Georgia children, researchers have established state norms for 8 measures of physical fitness at 3 grade levels. Motor test score percentile rankings for boys and girls in the second, fourth, and sixth grades are given (in 22 tables) for the following tests: (1) jump and reach; (2) sit ups; (3) shape-o-ball (measuring shape…

Harris, I. David, Comp.; And Others

324

Perry-Fort Valley Airport, Peach and Houston County, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The cities of Perry and Fort Valley and Peach and Houston Counties, Georgia, prepared a request for federal funds under the Airport and Airway Development Act for a project to construct a basic transport runway and related facilities which will accommodat...

1972-01-01

325

Medical College of Georgia Fact Book 1978-79.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The third edition of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) fact book provides a chronicle of the year 1978-1979, reflecting data and events important to the institution. Sections include: general information/Augusta; general information/MCG; administration; budget and physical plant; library/learning resources; faculty; continuing education;…

Georgia Medical Coll., Augusta.

326

EAARL topography-Potato Creek watershed, Georgia, 2010  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This DVD contains lidar-derived first-surface (FS) and bare-earth (BE) topography GIS datasets of a portion of the Potato Creek watershed in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, Georgia. These datasets were acquired on February 27, 2010.

Bonisteel-Cormier, J.M.; Nayegandhi, Amar; Fredericks, Xan; Jones, J.W.; Wright, C.W.; Brock, J.C.; Nagle, D.B.

2011-01-01

327

Educational Trends of the Rural and Urban Population of Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Major trends in the educational status of Georgia's population were studied. These included recent changes in school enrollment of farm and nonfarm youths, and in adult educational attainment. Trends in school enrollment were studied for statewide, county, and regional differentials; and high school dropouts. Trends in educational attainment were…

Tarver, James D.; Stokes, C. Shannon

328

Career Education Curriculum Materials: (Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide, which represents part of the product of the National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational/Technical Education, presents descriptive and bibliographic information about career education curriculum materials submitted by representatives of Georgia, Mississippi, and North and South Carolina to the Research and Curriculum Unit…

Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

329

The University of Georgia Faculty Handbook, 1976-1977.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The responsibilities and privileges of the University of Georgia faculty are explained in the 1976-77 handbook. It was prepared for use as a first source and reference for faculty members, and was not intended to be definitive on policy matters. Major sections of the guide deal with: history and purpose of the university; organization; faculty…

Georgia Univ., Athens.

330

The Georgia Psychoeducational Network Research Consortium. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes a one-year research project on the characteristics of seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) and severely behaviorally disordered (SBD) students served by the Georgia Psychoeducational Program Network during 1984-1985 (n=5,008) and 1985-1986 (n=4,226), as well as characteristics of the 24 programs which served them.…

Swan, William W.; And Others

331

Pipeline Accident Report - Municipal Gas Department of Cordele, Georgia, Explosion and Fire, Cordele, Georgia, February 21, 1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

At 11:10 a.m., e.s.t., on February 21, 1980, an explosion and fire destroyed four stores in a shopping complex, severely damaged an adjoining restaurant, and damaged eight cars in Cordele, Georgia. Gas leaking from a 1-inch service line at 22 psig pressur...

1980-01-01

332

Revising the Depreciation and Investment Credit Lessons for Farm Management and Supervised Occupational Experience for Use in Missouri Programs of Vocational Agriculture. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This project developed four lessons that reflect the 1981 tax laws as they relate to the use of investment credit and depreciation in farm accounting systems. Project staff reviewed tax laws and related materials and identified four lessons in farm management and supervised occupational experience that needed revision. Materials were then…

Rohrbach, Norman; And Others

333

Teacher Characteristics Explaining the Extent of Agricultural Awareness Activities Integrated into the Elementary Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With usable responses from 281 of 689 Iowa elementary teachers, a multiple linear regression model identified four teacher characteristics (perception of agriculture integration, grade level, agriculture classes, agriculture experience) that accounted for 20% of variance in the number of agriculture awareness activities they conducted. Positive…

Knobloch, Neil A.; Martin, Robert A.

2002-01-01

334

Fifteen-Year Enrollment Trends Related to the Three Components of Comprehensive Agricultural Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to identify the agricultural education enrollment trends in Iowa using 15 years of data collected from 1991 to 2005. It was found that agricultural education enrollment, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) participation, and FFA membership have grown. Using annualized growth rates, agricultural education…

Retallick, Michael S.; Martin, Robert

2008-01-01

335

Agricultural aviation research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A compilation of papers, comments, and results is provided during a workshop session. The purpose of the workshop was to review and evaluate the current state of the art of agricultural aviation, to identify and rank potentially productive short and long range research and development areas, and to strengthen communications between research scientists and engineers involved in agricultural research. Approximately 71 individuals actively engaged in agricultural aviation research were invited to participate in the workshop. These were persons familiar with problems related to agricultural aviation and processing expertise which are of value for identifying and proposing beneficial research.

Chevalier, H. L. (compiler); Bouse, L. F. (compiler)

1977-01-01

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Sustainable agriculture and nitrogen reduction: an open field experiment using natural zeolitites in silty-clay reclaimed soil at Codigoro (Po River Delta, Ferrara, Italy)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Following the guidelines of Nitrate and Water Framework Directives (91/676/CEE, 200/60/CE) an innovative integrated zeolitite cycle is being tested on a reclaimed clayey-silt soil in the Po Delta area (Ferrara Province, Italy), in the framework of the EU-funded ZeoLIFE project (LIFE+10 ENV/IT/000321). Natural zeolitites are pyroclastic rocks containing more than 50% of zeolites, a kind of hydrous minerals with peculiar physical and chemical properties, like high and selective cation exchange capacity (CEC), molecular adsorption and reversible dehydration. Zeolitites can trap NH4+ from solutions and release it gradually to the plant roots once they have been mixed in agricultural soils, allowing both fertilization and irrigation reduction and improvement of the yield. The fertilization reduction can result in a decrease of the nitrate content in groundwater and surface waters, ultimately leading to a mitigation of nutrient excess in the environment. Similarly, reduction of irrigation water means a minor exploitation of the water resource. The selected material used in the project is a chabazite zeolitite coming from a quarry near Sorano in Central Italy (Bolsena volcanic district). The open-field experimentation foresees two year of cultivation. A surface of about 6 ha has been divided into six parcels: three control parcels are cultivated and irrigated in traditional way; two parcels have been added with coarse-grained (ø = 3- 6 mm) natural zeolitite at different zeolitite/soil ratios (5 kg/m2 and 15 kg/m2) and one has been mixed with fine-grained (ø < 3 mm) NH4+-charged zeolitite at 10 kg/m2. Zeolitite/soil ratios have been determined upon a series of greenhouse tests, and the ammonium enriched material is obtained by cation exchange with swine manure in a specifically conceived prototype. The environmental quality of soil and water in each parcel is monitored by periodic soil, groundwater and porewater analyses. Soil EC, temperature and volumetric water content are continuously measured with probes at different depth (5-30-50-100-150 cm). The quality of surface water is checked by analyzing the outflow from the drains of the sub-irrigation system installed in the field. An automated meteorological station has been also installed in order to quantify rainfalls and sun irradiation for water balance calculation. During the first year, a no-food variety of sorghum has been cultivated. In the parcels treated with natural zeolitite and in that bearing NH4+-charged zeolitite, the fertilization has been reduced by 30% and 50% with respect to the controls. Notwithstanding these reductions, the yield increased by 5% and 15% in the parcel added with natural zeolitite and in that treated with NH4+-charged zeolitite, respectively. As confirmed by previously performed laboratory leaching tests, NH4+ in porewater and surface water was comparable in all parcels (

Faccini, Barbara; Di Giuseppe, Dario; Mastrocicco, Micòl; Coltorti, Massimo; Colombani, Nicolò; Ferretti, Giacomo

2014-05-01

337

Adding Value through Research in Agricultural Education. Proceedings of the Annual National Agricultural Education Research Meeting (19th, St. Louis, Missouri, December 4, 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Among 53 conference papers, are the following: "Perceptions of Administrators, Guidance Counselors, and Science Teachers Concerning Pilot Agriscience Courses" (Johnson, Newman); "Relationship of Supervised Agricultural Experience Program Participation and Student Achievement in Agricultural Education (AE)" (Cheek et al.); "Student Achievement,…

Mundt, John P., Comp.

338

FAPRI 2000 World Agricultural Outlook  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) prepares a preliminary agricultural outlook on world agricultural production, consumption, and trade every fall. This is followed by an outside review, re-evaluation of projections, and completion of the final baseline in January. The FAPRI 2000 World Agricultural Outlook presents these final projections for world agricultural markets. A companion volume, the FAPRI 2000

Bruce A. Babcock; John C. Beghin; Samarendu Mohanty; Frank H. Fuller; Jacinto F. Fabiosa; Phillip J. Kaus; Cheng Fang; Chad E. Hart; Karen Kovarik; Abner W. Womack; Robert E. Young II; Gregg Suhler; Patrick C. Westhoff; Joe Trujillo; D. Scott Brown; Gary M. Adams; Brian Willott; Daniel Madison; Seth D. Meyer; John R. Kruse

2000-01-01

339

AGRICULTURAL HEALTH STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

The Agricultural Health Study is a large cohort of 90,000 licensed pesticide applicators, plus 30,000 spouses and 20,000 children who are exposed either directly or indirectly. Exposure to pesticides is widespread and is important beyond the agricultural community. Other exposure...

340

Vocational Agriculture I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These course materials are designed to provide a foundation of basic knowledge in production agriculture as a prelude to further education in vocational agriculture. The guide contains 6 sections and 22 units of instruction. Each unit includes all or most of eight basic components: performance objectives, suggested activities for the teacher,…

Patton, Bob; Harp, Keith

341

Agriculture Power and Machinery.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to assist vocational agriculture teachers who are teaching secondary- or postsecondary-level courses in agricultural power and machinery. The materials presented are based on the Arizona validated occupational competencies and tasks for the following occupations: service manager, shop foreman, service technician, and tractor…

Rogers, Tom

342

Agricultural Technology Opportunities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Agricultural education programs available through North Carolina's newly created system of industrial education center, technical institutes, and community colleges are described. The information is for use by administrators, and teachers of adult agricultural courses and counselors of high school dropouts and graduates. It describes the need for…

North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh. Agricultural Technology Education Section.

343

Agriculture and Rural Viability.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Agriculture and the rural economic bases in mining, fisheries, forestry, and natural resource extraction are experiencing major social and economic changes. The farm and rural crises of the 1980s are not short-term aberrations, but symptoms of long-term trends that were partially hidden by the relatively good times for agriculture and rural areas…

North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Agricultural Experiment Station.

344

Community shared agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community shared agriculture is a concept that brings food producers and consumers together in a relationship that supports values associated with sustainable agriculture, community development, and food security. At the heart of the concept is the notion of sharing. Participants share the real costs of food production through fair prices for the farmer and by assuming part of the risk

Paul Fieldhouse; M. Phil

1996-01-01

345

Agricultural Production, Agricultural Land and Rural Poverty in Madagascar.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Rural areas dependent on agricultural income, are often among the poorest in developing countries. However, little distinction is generally made within the agricultural sector. This lack of distinction hinders targeting of agricultural investments towards...

B. Minten J. C. Randrianarisoa

2001-01-01

346

Georgia's Surface-Water Resources and Streamflow Monitoring Network, 2006  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) network of 223 real-time monitoring stations, the 'Georgia HydroWatch,' provides real-time water-stage data, with streamflow computed at 198 locations, and rainfall recorded at 187 stations. These sites continuously record data on 15-minute intervals and transmit the data via satellite to be incorporated into the USGS National Water Information System database. These data are automatically posted to the USGS Web site for public dissemination (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/nwis). The real-time capability of this network provides information to help emergency-management officials protect human life and property during floods, and mitigate the effects of prolonged drought. The map at right shows the USGS streamflow monitoring network for Georgia and major watersheds. Streamflow is monitored at 198 sites statewide, more than 80 percent of which include precipitation gages. Various Federal, State, and local agencies fund these streamflow monitoring stations.

Edited by Nobles, Patricia L.; Geological Survey (U.S.)

2006-01-01

347

Modules in Agricultural Education for Agricultural Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each of the 31 curriculum modules in this packet for agricultural resources instruction contains a brief description of the module content, a list of the major division or units, the overall objective, objectives by units, content outline and suggested teaching methods, student application activities, and evaluation procedures. A list of resource…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational and Career Curriculum Development.

348

Modules in Agricultural Education for Agricultural Mechanics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each of the 38 curriculum modules in this packet for agricultural mechanics instruction contains a brief description of the module content, a list of the major divisions or units, the overall objectives, objectives by unit, content outline and suggested teaching methods, student application activities, and evaluation procedures. A listing of…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational and Career Curriculum Development.

349

Rare, Endangered, and Vulnerable Plants of the Republic of Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Because of its large number of endemic species and rapid rate of habitat destruction, the Republic of Georgia is a biodiversity hot spot. In collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Institute of Botany and the Botanical Garden of the Georgian Academy of Sciences has compiled this list of 1200 at-risk species, arranged alphabetically by family. Information on habitat and geographic distribution is included for all species, and images are included for some.

Asieshvili, L.; Eristavi, M.; Shulkina, T.

1995-01-01

350

DIEL TURBIDITY FLUCTUATIONS IN STREAMS IN GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Continuous turbidity data have been col- lected since 2001 at 12 water-quality monitoring stations in Gwinnett County, Georgia, as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Gwinnett County Department of Public Utilities. With one of the largest real-time turbidity monitoring networks in the nation, this program has led in the development of deployment strategies and

Stephanie Gillain

351

Energy usage/consumption analysis for Radisson Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia  

SciTech Connect

A detailed analysis is given of energy consumption and energy use profiles for the Radisson Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. Data included were collected primarily during the heating and cooling seasons, and show essentially where energy is used, how much is used, and when it is used. Energy use monitored is analyzed for space heating, space cooling, and domestic hot water. Energy use was measured for guest rooms, public areas, kitchen and service areas, and the laundry. (LEW)

Not Available

1981-12-01

352

Relative impacts of land-use, management intensity and fertilization upon soil microbial community structure in agricultural systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Soil microbial communities under three agricultural management systems (conventionally tilled cropland, hayed pasture, and grazed pasture) and two fertilizer systems (inorganic fertilizer and poultry litter) were compared to that of a ?150-y-old forest near Watkinsville, Georgia. Both 16S rRNA gene clone libraries and phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analyses indicated that the structure and composition of bacterial communities in the forest

Kamlesh Jangid; Mark A. Williams; Alan J. Franzluebbers; Jamie S. Sanderlin; Jaxk H. Reeves; Michael B. Jenkins; Dinku M. Endale; David C. Coleman; William B. Whitman

2008-01-01

353

Lyme Borreliosis in Human Patients in Florida and Georgia, USA  

PubMed Central

The aim of this study was to determine the cause of illness in several human patients residing in Florida and Georgia, USA, with suspected Lyme disease based upon EM-like skin lesions and/or symptoms consistent with early localized or late disseminated Lyme borreliosis. Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays developed specifically for Lyme group Borrelia spp., followed by DNA sequencing for confirmation, we identified Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato DNA in samples of blood and skin and also in lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum) removed from several patients who either live in or were exposed to ticks in Florida or Georgia. This is the first report to present combined PCR and DNA sequence evidence of infection with Lyme Borrelia spp. in human patients in the southern U.S., and to demonstrate that several B. burgdorferi sensu lato species may be associated with Lyme disease-like signs and symptoms in southern states. Based on the findings of this study, we suggest that human Lyme borreliosis occurs in Florida and Georgia, and that some cases of Lyme-like illness referred to as southern tick associated rash illness (STARI) in the southern U.S. may be attributable to previously undetected B. burgdorferi sensu lato infections.

Clark, Kerry L.; Leydet, Brian; Hartman, Shirley

2013-01-01

354

Hydrogeology, chemical quality, and availability of ground water in the Upper Floridan aquifer, Albany area, Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Large withdrawals of groundwater in the 1500 sq mi Albany area of southwestern Georgia have lowered water levels in deep aquifers as much as 140 ft. This study was conducted to evaluate the development potential of the shallow Upper Floridan aquifer as an alternate source of groundwater, especially for public supply. The Upper Floridan stores and transmits large quantities of water, mainly in a zone of high permeability in the lower part of the aquifer. The transmissivity of the aquifer ranges from < 10,000 sq ft/day northwest of Albany, to as much as 150 ,000 sq ft/day south and southeast of Albany. Twenty-eight years of agricultural and industrial pumping has not produced a long-term decline of the water level in the Upper Floridan; the aquifer system remains at equilibrium. The Upper Floridan yields hard, calcium bicarbonate-type water but concentrations do not exceed State drinking water standards. In most of the study area , contaminants applied to or spilled on the land surface eventually can be expected to percolate through the overburden and reach the aquifer. Thus, it is important that wells be sited away from areas that have been used for the storage and disposal of potential contaminants and, probably to a lesser extent, the application of agricultural chemicals. In the area of greatest development potential east of the Flint River, wells may penetrate major groundwater conduits. By limiting drawdown during well development and during production, the likelihood of causing sinkholes to form can be minimized. Closed depressions, or sinks, throughout the Dougherty Plain probably are unsuitable as well sites, because (1) they are subject to flooding, (2) they collect water from upgradient areas and could concentrate potential contaminants, (3) water probably percolates through their bottoms and could transport contaminants into the aquifer, and (4) the depressions may overlie limestone cavities filled with sand or clay that could interfere with well yield, development, and production. (Author 's abstract)

Hicks, D. W.; Gill, H. E.; Longsworth, S. A.

1987-01-01

355

Fate and transport of pesticides in the ground water systems of southwest Georgia, 1993-2005  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Modern agricultural practices in the United States have resulted in nearly unrivaled efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, there is also the potential for release of these compounds to the environment and consequent adverse affects on wildlife and human populations. Since 1993, the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program of the U.S. Geological Survey has evaluated water quality in agricultural areas to address these concerns. The objective of this study is to evaluate trends in pesticide concentrations from 1993-2005 in the surficial and Upper Floridan aquifers of southwest Georgia using pesticide and pesticide degradate data collected for the NAWQA program. There were six compounds - five herbicides and one degradate - that were detected in more than 20% of samples: atrazine, deethylatrazine (DEA), metolachlor, alachlor, floumeturon, and tebuthiuron. Of the 128 wells sampled during the study, only eight wells had pesticide concentrations that either increased (7) or decreased (1) on a decadal time scale. Most of the significant trends were increasing concentrations of pesticides in older water; median pesticide concentrations did not differ between the surficial and Upper Floridan aquifers from 1993 and 2005. Deethylatrazine, in the Upper Floridan aquifer, was the only compound that had a significant change (increase) in concentration during the study. The limited number of wells with increases in pesticide concentrations suggest that ground-water sources of these compounds are not increasing in concentration over the time scale represented in this study. Copyright ?? 2008 by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. All rights reserved.

Dalton, M. S.; Frick, E. A.

2008-01-01

356

Agricultural Baseline Projections to 2007.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides long-run baseline projections for the agricultural sector through 2007. Projections cover agricultural commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the sector, such as farm income and food prices. The baseline assumes ...

1997-01-01

357

Agricultural Baseline Projections to 2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report provides long-run baseline projections for the agricultural sector through 2008. Projections cover agricultural commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the sector, such as farm income and food prices. The baseline assumes n...

1999-01-01

358

NATIONAL AGRICULTURE SAFETY DATABASE (NASD)  

EPA Science Inventory

NASD is a national central repository of agricultural health, safety, and injury prevention materials for the agricultural community and especially for agricultural safety specialists. The mission of the NASD project is: to provide a national information resource for the dissemin...

359

Multi-Scale Drought Analysis using Thermal Remote Sensing: A Case Study in Georgia’s Altamaha River Watershed  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The unprecedented recent droughts in the Southeast US caused reservoir levels to drop dangerously low, elevated wildfire hazard risks, reduced hydropower generation and caused severe economic hardships. Most drought indices are based on recent rainfall or changes in vegetation condition. However in heterogeneous landscapes, soils and vegetation (type and cover) combine to differentially stress regions even under similar weather conditions. This is particularly true for the heterogeneous landscapes and highly variable rainfall in the Southeastern United States. This research examines the spatiotemperal evolution of watershed scale drought using a remotely sensed stress index. Using thermal-infrared imagery, a fully automated inverse model of Atmosphere-Land Exchange (ALEXI), GIS datasets and analysis tools, modeled daily surface moisture stress is examined at a 10-km resolution grid covering central to southern Georgia. Regional results are presented for the 2000-2008 period. The ALEXI evaporative stress index (ESI) is compared to existing regional drought products and validated using local hydrologic measurements in Georgia’s Altamaha River watershed at scales from 10 to 10,000 km2.

Jacobs, J. M.; Bhat, S.; Choi, M.; Mecikalski, J. R.; Anderson, M. C.

2009-12-01

360

Environmental setting and factors that affect water quality in the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain study unit  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain study unit covers an area of nearly 62,000 square miles in the southeastern United States, mostly in the Coastal Plain physiographic province. Land resource provinces have been designated based on generalized soil classifications. Land resource provinces in the study area include: the Coastal Flatwoods, the Southern Coastal Plain, the Central Florida Ridge, the Sand Hills, and the Southern Piedmont. The study area includes all or parts of seven hydrologic subregions: the Ogeechee-Savannah, the Altamaha- St.Marys, the Suwannee, the Ochlockonee, the St. Johns, the Peace-Tampa Bay, and the Southern Florida. The primary source of water for public supply in the study area is ground water from the Upper Floridan aquifer. In 1990, more than 90 percent of the 2,888 million gallons per day of ground water used came from this aquifer. The population of the study area was 9.3 million in 1990. The cities of Jacksonville, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, and Tampa, Florida, and parts of Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, are located in the study area. Forest and agricultural areas are the most common land uses in the study area, accounting for 48 percent and 25 percent of the study area, respectively. Climatic conditions range from temperate in Atlanta, Georgia, where mean annual temperature is about 61.3 degrees Fahrenheit, to subtropical in Tampa, Florida, where mean annual temperature is about 72.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Long-term average precipitation (1961-90) ranges from 43.9 inches per year in Tampa, Florida, and 44.6 in Macon, Georgia, to 65.7 inches per year in Tallahassee, Florida. Floods in the study area result from frontal systems, hurricanes, tropical storms, or severe thunderstorms. Droughts are not common in the study area,especially in the Florida part of the study area due to extensive maritime exposure. The primary physical and cultural characteristics in the study area include physiography, soils and land resource provinces, geologic setting, ground-water systems, surface- water systems, climate, floods, droughts, population, land use, and water use. Factors affecting water quality in the study area are land use (primarily urban and agricultural land uses), water use in coastal areas, hydrogeology, ground-water/surface-water interaction, geology, and climate. Surface-water quality problems in urban areas have occurred in the Ogeechee, Canoochee, Ocmulgee, St. Marys, Alapaha, Withlacoochee (north), Santa Fe, Ochlockonee, St. Johns, and Oklawaha Rivers and include nitrogen and phosphorus loading, low dissolved oxygen, elevated bacteria, sediment, and turbidity, and increased concentrations of metals. In agricultural areas, surface-water quality problems include elevated nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations, erosion, and sedimentation and have occurred in the Ocmulgee, St. Marys, Santa Fe, Ochlockonee, St. Johns, Oklawaha, Withlacoochee (South), Hillsborough, and Alafia Rivers. Ground water-quality problems such as saltwater intrusion have occurred mostly in coastal areas and were caused by excessive withdrawals.

Berndt, M. P.; Oaksford, E. T.; Darst, M. R.; Marella, R. L.

1996-01-01

361

Child Nutrition and the School Setting. Hearing before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, United States Senate. One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session (March 6, 2007). Senate Hearing 110-41  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statements were presented by: Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman, U.S. Senator from Iowa, Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Honorable Robert B. Casey, Jr., U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania; Honorable Saxby Chambliss, U.S. Senator from Georgia; Honorable Richard G. Lugar; Honorable Ken Salazar, U.S. Senator from Colorado; Kelly…

US Senate, 2007

2007-01-01

362

Urban Wetlands' Filtration of Pollutants in Milledgeville, Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wetlands provide the vital biological service of filtering contaminants and wastes. Constructed wetlands can be used to treat urban wastewater, providing additional economic value. Suspended sediments are trapped and retained by roots, microbes break down nutrients and disinfection occurs via photolysis. The primary objective of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of a structurally-unique urban wetland along the Oconee River in Milledgeville, Georgia at filtering contaminants from urban runoff. In the past two years, there have been at least two reported instances where sewer blockages occurred and raw waste spilled into the wetland and nearby streams. Contaminants of concern include pathogens, nutrients, pharmaceuticals and other chemical compounds found in runoff. The wetland is made up of a series of basins that are in places separated by covered bricks and provides the only opportunity for runoff to be filtered before entering the creek and river. To understand the processes affecting water flow within the basins, a variety of field tests (in-situ permeameter, slug, evaporation, and infiltration tests) were conducted. Soil cores were also collected for nitrate, aluminum, and phosphate transport experiments. Water samples were collected from the runoff, the basins, the creek, and discharge into the creek during and after rain events. These samples were analyzed using Hach colorimeters, spectrophotometers and a mass spectrophotometer. Interflow through a sandy layer, with a hydraulic conductivity of about 20 m/d, was observed at about 1 meter below ground surface. Evaporation and infiltration tests in the wetland yielded values of about 0.001 and 0.46 m/d. Preliminary results showed the creek to have relatively lower nutrient and iron concentrations than the input runoff and the wetland. In contrast, phosphate, iron and sulfate levels were higher in the basins than in the incoming runoff. This is probably a result of accumulation over time. Compared to the incoming runoff, discharge from the wetland into the creek had relatively lower concentrations of all chemicals analyzed except for sulfate, which was higher in one of the basins. There was a progressive decrease in concentration of iron and sulfate along the flow paths within the basin. These results suggest that the wetland played a role in reducing levels of certain chemicals but was also acting as a source for others. We need to gain more understanding of wetland chemical reactions and processes if we are to ensure effective wetland functioning. Since most of the water leaves the wetland via subsurface flow, reactions within the soils are crucial to contaminant removal. We are currently performing column experiments using soils from the wetland to determine which layers within the basins are involved in the filtration processes. It appears that the multi-basin structure and significant subsurface flows of this wetland increase the potential for contaminant removal and should be considered in constructed wetlands. In such a design different soils, plants and microbes can be strategically placed in different basins to progressively increase contaminant removal.

Sadowski, H.; Mutiti, S.; Melvin, C.; Hazzard, S.; Berry, L. E.; GCSU Hydrogeoligists

2011-12-01

363

Agricultural Health Study  

Cancer.gov

A fact sheet about the Agricultural Heath Study, begun In 1993 by scientists from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

364

Agricultural Education and OSHA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Agriculture teachers should be interested in and become familiar with the implications of the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 for their own benefit, for their students, and for their students' future employers. (AG)

Brown, Ronald A.

1974-01-01

365

Serving Agriculture's "Big Business"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A new dimension and challenge in Extension activities is emerging as some phases of agriculture evolve from small operations to multimillion dollar agribusiness ventures; the beef cattle commercial feedlot industry in the Southwest is a good example. (EB)

Schake, L. M.

1970-01-01

366

What is Industrial Agriculture?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Highly productive commercial agriculture, known as industrial agriculture, is the focus of this investigation. Students will analyze and compare the inputs and outputs of industrial agriculture after reading background information, examining photos and satellite images, graphing data, and answering questions. The role of technology in shaping industrial agriculture is also examined. Suggestions are offered for optionally assessing this lesson in a debate format or in a role-play format. The URL opens to the investigation directory, with links to teacher and student materials, lesson extensions, resources, teaching tips, and assessment strategies. This is Investigation 2 of three found in the Grades 9-12 Module 2 of Mission Geography. The Mission Geography curriculum integrates data and images from NASA missions with the National Geography Standards. Each of the three investigations in Module 2, while related, can be done independently.

367

Agricultural Health Study  

Cancer.gov

This study explores potential causes of cancer and other diseases among farmers and their families and among commercial pesticide applicators. Current medical research suggests that while agricultural workers are generally healthier than the general U.S. population, they may have higher rates of some cancers, including leukemia, myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and cancers of the lip, stomach, skin, brain, and prostate. Other conditions, like asthma, neurologic disease, and adverse reproductive outcomes may also be related to agricultural exposures.

368

Agricultural Education in the South: A Comparison of Student Characteristics at Land Grant Institutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the growing student interest in agricultural education, particularly among minorities. Examines the characteristics, experiences, and aspirations of agriculture students based on a large scale survey of Southern land-grant universities. (EF)

Molnar, Joseph J.; And Others

1981-01-01

369

Monitoring suspended sediments and associated chemical constituents in urban environments: lessons from the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA Water Quality Monitoring Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background, aim, and scope  The City of Atlanta, Georgia (COA) is part of the ninth largest metropolitan area in the USA and one of the fastest growing\\u000a (e.g., >24% between 2000 and 2007). Since 2003, the US Geological Survey has been operating an extensive long-term water-quantity\\u000a and water-quality monitoring network for the COA. The experience gained in operating this network has

Arthur J. Horowitz

2009-01-01

370

77 FR 75972 - Foreign-Trade Zone 26 - Atlanta, Georgia Notification of Proposed Production Activity Suzuki Mfg...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...America Corp. (All-Terrain Vehicles) Rome, Jonesboro and Cartersville, Georgia...of America Corp. (SMAC), located in Rome, Jonesboro, and Cartersville, Georgia...1520 and 1627 Technology Parkway, NW., Rome (Floyd County); 9250 Main Street,...

2012-12-26

371

75 FR 25839 - Foreign-Trade Zone 26 Atlanta, Georgia, Application for Subzone, Yates Bleachery Company (Textile...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Georgia, Application for Subzone, Yates Bleachery Company (Textile Fabric Finishing), Flintstone, Georgia An application has...FTZ 26, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the textile fabric finishing facility of Yates Bleachery Company...

2010-05-10

372

U.S. Agricultural Trade  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This briefing room from the US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (reviewed in the July 2, 1998 Scout Report for Business & Economics) provides general information and data on US agricultural trade with all of the countries and regions of the world. Data publications such as the US Agricultural Trade (FATUS), Agricultural Outlook, and US Agricultural Trade Balance are gathered here on a monthly or yearly basis with export and import values by commodity and country. Users will also find FATUS reference tools as well as special ERS articles covering topics such as agricultural export figures by state and the US agricultural trade's effect on the overall economy.

1999-01-01

373

An examination of domestic partner violence and its justification in the Republic of Georgia  

PubMed Central

Background Little research on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and social perceptions toward this behavior has been disseminated from Eastern Europe. This study explores the prevalence and risk factors of IPV and the justification of this behavior among women in the Republic of Georgia. It seeks to better understand how IPV and IPV justification relate and how social justification of IPV differs across socio-economic measures among this population of women. Methods This study utilizes a national sample of ever-married women from the Republic of Georgia (N = 4,302). We describe the factors that predict IPV justification among these women and the relationship between of the acceptability of IPV and victimization overall and across socio-demographic factors. Results While the overall lifetime prevalence of IPV in this sample was relatively low (4%), these women were two to four times more likely to justify IPV, Just under one-quarter of the sample agreed that IPV was justified in at least one scenario, namely when the wife was unfaithful, compared with women who had no experience being abused by a partner. Georgian women who were poor, from a rural community, had lower education, were not working and who experienced child abuse or IPV among their parents were more likely to justify this behavior. Conclusions These findings begin to fill a gap in our understanding of IPV experienced by women in Eastern Europe. In addition, these findings emphasize the need for researchers, practitioners and policy makers to contextualize IPV in terms of the justification of this behavior among the population being considered as this can play an important role in perpetration, victimization and response.

2013-01-01

374

Albatross populations in peril: A population trajectory for Black-browed Albatrosses at South Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Simulation modeling was used to reconstruct Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophris) population trends. Close approximations to observed data were accomplished by annually varying survival rates, reproductive success, and probabilities of returning to breed given success in previous years. The temporal shift in annual values coincided with the start of longline fishing at South Georgia and potential changes in krill abundance. We used 23 years of demographic data from long-term studies of a breeding colony of this species at Bird Island, South Georgia, to validate our model. When we used annual parameter estimates for survival, reproductive success, and probabilities of returning to breed given success in previous years, our model trajectory closely followed the observed changes in breeding population size over time. Population growth rate was below replacement (lambda < 1) in most years and was most sensitive to changes in adult survival. This supports the recent IUCN uplisting of this species from "Vulnerable" to "Endangered." Comparison of pre-1988 and post-1988 demography (before and after the inception of a longline fishery in the breeding area) reveals a decrease in lambda from 0.963 to 0.910. A life table response experiment (LTRE) showed that this decline in lambda was caused mostly by declines in survival of adults. If 1988-1998 demographic rates are maintained, the model predicts a 98% chance of a population of fewer than 25 pairs within 78 years. For this population to recover to a status under which it could be "delisted," a 10% increase in survival of all age classes would be needed. ?? 2006 by the Ecological Society of America.

Arnold, J. M.; Brault, S.; Croxall, J. P.

2006-01-01

375

Three new percid fishes (Percidae: Percina) from the Mobile Basin drainage of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three new species of Percina are described from upland drainages of the Mobile Basin. Two of the three species are nar- rowly distributed: P. kusha, the Bridled Darter, is currently known only from the Conasauga River drainage in Georgia and Tennessee and Etowah River drainage in Georgia, both tributaries of the Coosa River, and P. sipsi , the Bankhead Darter,

JAMES D. WILLIAMS; DAVID A. NEELY; STEPHEN J. WALSH; NOEL M. BURKHEAD

2007-01-01

376

Legal Aspects of Water Resources: A Survey of the Law in Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the decade of the 70's, the Georgia and Federal legislatures virtually rewrote the body of substantive law affecting water resources. The approach of the Georgia legislature, that portion of the law of the period which is addressed in this report, was ...

J. O. Smith

1983-01-01

377

Automation and Its Funding in the Library Media Centers in Secondary Schools in Georgia: A Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of a study whose purpose was to determine what automation is present in the library media centers in Georgia secondary schools and how it has been funded. A three-part questionnaire was sent to the media specialists in 50% of the secondary schools in Georgia, which were randomly selected. The analysis of the…

Baggett, Ann Utsey

378

WATER USE PATTERNS IN THE WATERSHEDS OF THE GEORGIA RIVERINE ESTUARIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined water use patterns in the hydrologic units that comprise the watersheds of the 5 major coastal rivers in Georgia (Savannah, Ogeechee, Altamaha, Satilla, St. Marys). The data for this analysis were obtained from the Georgia Water Use Program, which regularly surveys both water sources (groundwater and surface water) and water uses (domestic, commercial, industrial, mining, irrigation, livestock, thermoelectric,

Merryl Alber; Carrie Smith

379

Georgiaites: Tektite Geochemistry and Stratigraphic Occurrence in East-Central Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Georgia tektites ('georgiaites') were produced by the fusion of target rock in a late Eocene terrestrial impact event. Relative to other North American tektites, georgiaites are enriched in silica and potassium but depleted in all other major elements. Georgia tektites also have the lowest REE abundances and have lower incompatible trace element abundances. They have a mean potassium-argon age of

Edward Francis Albin Jr.

1997-01-01

380

9. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

9. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE). DETAIL OF FENDER SYSTEM FOR TURN-SPAN PIVOT PIER. - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

381

Movements of Adult Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) in the Savannah River, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

During 1973, 1974, and 1975 movements of 33 striped bass [Morone saxatilis (Walbaum)] in the Savannah River, Georgia were followed through the use of ultrasonic and radio transmitters. During March through May striped bass congregate and spawn in a tidally influenced, relatively shallow, small branch of the river (Little Back River) near Savannah, Georgia, about 30 km upstream from the

Richard G. Dudley; Anthony W. Mullis; James W. Terrell

1977-01-01

382

5. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

5. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE) FACING WEST SHOWING LOCATION OF FENDER SYSTEM FOR TURN-SPAN PIVOT PIER. - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

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7. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

7. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE). DETAIL OF EXTERIOR OF OPERATOR'S HOUSE. - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

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2. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

2. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE) FACING WEST - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

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10. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

10. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE) FACING WEST SHOWING LOCATION OF TRAFFIC ARMS. - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

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8. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

8. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE). DETAIL OF INTERIOR OF OPERATOR'S HOUSE. - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

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1. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

1. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE) FACING EAST - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

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3. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

3. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE) SOUTH SIDE ELEVATION - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

389

11. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

11. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE). DETAIL OF TRUSS SHOWING LATERAL SUPPORTS AND DIAGONALS. - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

390

Tritium Concentrations in the Savannah River, Clyo, Georgia, 1966-1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has maintained a monitoring network for tritium distributions in river water and precipitation for the past forty years. Among the locations routinely sampled is the Savannah River near Clyo, Georgia. Sampling began in the early 1960s at the Clyo, Georgia site and has continued to the present. The weighted average of the tritium concentration in

R. L. Michel

2001-01-01

391

6. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

6. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE) FACING EAST SHOWING LOCATION OF STORAGE BUILDING. - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

392

The Governance Divide: The Case Study for Georgia. National Center Report #05-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study is part of a broader research project examining state policies and governance structures that span K-12 and postsecondary education. Georgia was the first state to have state and regional P-16 councils, and its regents' office in the University System of Georgia oversees a variety of projects that focus on connecting K-12 and…

Venezia, Andrea; Callan, Patrick M.; Kirst, Michael W.; Usdan, Michael D.

2006-01-01

393

BEYOND THE INDICES: RELATIONS OF HABITAT AND FISH CHARACTERISTICS IN THE GEORGIA PIEDMONT  

EPA Science Inventory

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has conducted biological sampling at 180 stream sites in the Georgia Piedmont (1998-99) and recorded several trophic and abundance characteristics of the fish assemblages and habitat at each site. These characteristics were combined to ...

394

Seeking Better Lives by Becoming Teachers in Rural South Georgia: Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For four years the Investigator studied students in South Georgia attempting to become teachers. Three themes emerged impacting study subjects most. They are location, teacher education program, and the economy. South Georgia is one of the poorest rural regions in the United States. People are often place-bound and they endure chronic…

Moffett, David W.

2011-01-01

395

Field setting, mineralogy, chemistry, and genesis of arc picrites, New Georgia, Solomon Islands  

Microsoft Academic Search

The field setting, petrography, mineralogy, and geochemistry of a suite of picrite basalts and related magnesian olivine tholeiites (New Georgia arc picrites) from the New Georgia Volcanics, Kolo caldera in the active ensimatic Solomon Islands arc are presented. These lavas, with an areal extent in the order of 1002 km and almost 1 km thick in places, are located close

W. R. H. Ramsay; A. J. Crawford; J. D. Foden

1984-01-01

396

Do Peers Influence Achievement in High School Economics? Evidence from Georgia's Economics End of Course Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors provide the first estimates of the impact of peers on achievement in high school economics. The estimates are obtained by analyzing three years of data on all high school students who take Georgia's required economics course and its accompanying high-stakes End of Course Test (Georgia Department of Education). They use an instrumental…

Clark, Christopher; Scafidi, Benjamin; Swinton, John R.

2011-01-01

397

Georgia Is All Business as It Moves to Improve State's Showing on SAT  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students are not the only ones in Georgia fretting over scores from the recent SAT exams. More than perhaps any other state, Georgia has linked its reputation as a place to live, send children to school, and do business to the state's performance on the college-entrance test. Since Governor Sonny Perdue launched a statewide effort to raise those…

Jacobson, Linda

2005-01-01

398

4. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 05100025D01986N (JAMES P. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

4. VIEW OF GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 051-00025D-01986N (JAMES P. HOULIHAN BRIDGE) FACING EAST SHOWING STEEL GRID DECKING. OPERATOR'S HOUSE LOCATED ON UPPER SECTION OF TRUSS. - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 051-00025D-01986N, US 17 & State Route 25 Spanning Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Chatham County, GA

399

Attitudes of American School Superintendents toward the Georgia Certification Test for School Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although recent research studies have questioned the efficacy of certification testing, Georgia's Department of Education, with help from National Evaluation Systems, developed the Georgia Certification Test in Administration and Certification (GCT). Since 1983, the test has been required for both certification and recertification. The present…

Weller, L. David; And Others

400

SPREADSHEET FOR ESTIMATING LONG TERM ACCEPTANCE RATE FOR ON SITE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS IN GEORGIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Long Term Acceptance Rates (LTAR) are used to specify the bottom area of drainfield trenches required for onsite wastewater systems (OWSs). Cur- rently, Georgia uses an empirical approach to estimate LTAR. We have helped in developing a proposal for presentation to the Georgia Department of Human Re- sources (DHR) Technical Review Committee to convert to a more scientific method based

David E. Radcliffe; Philip D. Freshley; Larry T. West

401

PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF BIOTIC INDICES AND LAND COVER WITHIN STREAMS OF THE GEORGIA PIEDMONT  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work evaluates relationships between fish IBI's, land cover metrics, and watershed size. This analysis will provide a baseline from which to analyze how sediment loads and local geomorph- ology affect IBI scores. The Georgia WRD Stream Survey Team has used indices of biotic integrity (IBI) based on fish communities to assess stream health across the Piedmont of Georgia. They

Gwendolyn D. Carroll; C. Rhett Jackson

402

The Effect of the HOPE Scholarship Program on Graduation Rates at Georgia State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade, the problem of student retention and graduation has resulted in a stagnant national rate of graduation at 50%. The admittance of HOPE scholars began in 1993 and the scholarship program did not significantly impact the graduation rate from colleges within the University System of Georgia or Georgia State University. In order…

Jones, Elizabeth R.

2010-01-01

403

Learning about agriculture within the framework of education for sustainability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The last two decades have seen increased threats to agricultural landscapes in Israel. Key factors include population growth, strong pressure from construction entrepreneurs and possible profit to land owners who benefit from a legal conversion of farmland into lands allocated for construction. While each Israeli elementary school student used to participate in agriculture classes, most students no longer experience this

Tali Tal

2008-01-01

404

Agricultural Science Fairs: Are Students Truly Learning from This Activity?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A pretest/posttest administered to 480 fourth-graders revealed an increase in correct responses for 9 of 10 questions following participation in an agricultural science fair. Significant increases were related to knowledge of how agriculture affects everyday life. A teacher survey (n=89) indicated that it was a positive learning experience but…

Boleman, C. T.; Burrell, F., Jr.

2003-01-01

405

CHINA'S AGRICULTURE, TRADE, AND PRODUCTIVITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The international community has long recognized China's effort to produce enough food to feed its growing population. Tremendous progress has been achieved in agricultural productivity growth, farmer's income, and poverty alleviation during the reform period. China's experience demonstrates the importance of institutional change, technological development, price and market liberalization, and rural development in improving food security and agricultural productivity in

Jikun Huang; Scott Rozelle; Francis Tuan

406

How Do Early Career Agriculture Teachers Talk about Their Time?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This phenomenological study of early career agriculture teachers sought to determine the meaning early career agriculture teachers ascribe to their time. Seven teachers with a range of experience from mid-first year to beginning of sixth year were chosen. Interviews were used to make meaning of their time. Five themes were found in the…

Lambert, Misty D.; Henry, Anna L.; Tummons, John D.

2011-01-01

407

MORTALITY AMONG FARMERS AND SPOUSES IN THE AGRICULTURAL HEALTH STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

In the Agricultural Health Study we evaluated the mortality experience of 52,395 farmers and 32,347 of their spouses in Iowa and North Carolina obtain information on cancer and other chronic disease risks from agricultural exposures and other factors associated with rural lifes...

408

Preparation of Agricultural Education Students to Work with Diverse Populations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated how agricultural education programs prepare teacher education students for work in diverse situations. It assessed the extent to which agricultural education programs are infusing diversity, multiculturalism, and pluralism into their curriculum as courses, field experiences, and in-service for current teachers. This census…

Talbert, B. Allen; Edwin, James

2008-01-01

409

Salmonella from gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in south Georgia.  

PubMed

From 2002 to 2006, gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) were collected at Moody Air Force Base, Lowndes/Lanier counties, Georgia, USA, and opportunistically surveyed for the presence of Salmonella species. Four of 155 (2.6%) cloacal swabs collected from 80 tortoises were positive for the presence of Salmonella enterica, and the following serovars were identified: Give, Hartford, Javiana, and Luciana. Female tortoises (5%) were infected at a rate similar to male tortoises (5%). All isolates were obtained from adult tortoises (n = 73); subadults (n = 7) were all negative. Each isolated serovar is a potential human pathogen, suggesting appropriate precautions should be emphasized when handling these animals. PMID:18957656

Lockhart, J Mitchell; Lee, Gregory; Turco, Jenifer; Chamberlin, Linda

2008-10-01

410

Georgia Institute of Technology: Technology Policy and Assessment Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Technology Policy and Assessment Center (TPAC) at Georgia Institute of Technology performs "interdisciplinary research and analysis on technology-intensive issues." Sample projects include the High Tech Indicators Survey, which is used to generate indicators of national technological competitiveness, and a study that identified eight factors affecting managerial use of technology. The findings of this latter study were used to develop an interactive evaluative instrument, available on this website, which analysts and managers can use to assess the utilization prospects of their product. The TPAC website also profiles Hot Technologies, including overviews of who is doing the research, how much research is taking place and the prospects for technologies within the topic area.

411

The Georgia Tech High Sensitivity Microwave Measurement System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As observations and models of the planets become increasingly more accurate and sophisticated, the need for highly accurate laboratory measurements of the microwave properties of the component gases present in their atmospheres become ever more critical. This paper describes the system that has been developed at Georgia Tech to make these measurements at wavelengths ranging from 13.3 cm to 1.38 cm with a sensitivity of 0.05 dB/km at the longest wavelength and 0.6 db/km at the shortest wavelength.

Deboer, David R.; Steffes, Paul G.

1996-01-01

412

The first kidney transplant in HIV infected patient in Georgia.  

PubMed

Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has significantly improved the life expectancy of patients with HIV. As a result, kidney transplantation is considered an viable treatment option for HIV infected patients with end stage renal disease. The first living-related kidney transplant in Georgia has been performed between non-identical twin sisters in July 2013. In this paper we give the detailed case report and short overview of the existing literature. This is the first report of the successful kidney transplant in HIV infected patient in East Europe and former Soviet Union Countries including the Central Asia. PMID:24323956

Chkhotua, A; Gabunia, P; Tataradze, A; Nibladze, N; Tsertsvadze, T; Managadze, L

2013-11-01

413

STS-112 crew with President of Ajara in Georgia (Russia)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Aslan Abashidze, President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia) shakes hands with STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., (right) a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency. Yurchikhin is at Kennedy Space Center awaiting his launch aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-112 to the International Space Station. The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili.

2002-01-01

414

Health Hazard Evaluation Report Number HETA-81-226-1048, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Histopathology Laboratory, Athens, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An industrial hygiene survey was conducted by NIOSH on April 27, 1981, at the Histopathology Laboratory, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, because laboratory technicians had complained of headaches, nausea, and sinus problems which wer...

S. Salisbury

1982-01-01

415

Wireless sensor networks in precision agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the initial setup of the Lofar Agro project that concentrates on monitoring micro-climates in a crop field. In addition to the agronomic experiment, Lofar Agro aims at gathering statistics on the wireless sensor network itself. These statistics will form the basis for simulations of algo- rithms in wireless sensor networks and will be distributed. 1. PRECISION AGRICULTURE In

Aline Baggio

2005-01-01

416

Theme: A Primer for Agricultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes "A Primer for Agricultural Education" (Vaughn); "What Are the Goals and Purposes of Ag Ed?" (Case, Whitaker); "Basics of Supervised Experience" (Lee); "The FFA [Future Farmers of America]: Why Do We Have It?" (Case, Whitaker); "The Council: Providing Visionary Leadership" (Daniel, Vaughn); "Ag Communications" (Lockaby, Vernon); and…

Vaughn, Paul, Ed.; And Others

1998-01-01

417

Animal Enterprise Record Book. Agricultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This record book is intended for use by agricultural education students who have ownership arrangements in animal enterprise experience programs. A major purpose of this book is to aid in separating out or allocating the costs and returns to a specific enterprise. The financial, labor, and management aspects of each enterprise can then be studied…

Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Agricultural Curriculum Materials Service.

418

[Analysis of spreading the sexually transmitted disorders in georgia].  

PubMed

According statistical data in Georgia sexually transmitted disorders represent one of the most important medical and social problems. Main causes of this are hard social and economic condition of the country, changing sexual-behavioral stereotypes, drugs and alcohol abuse, political perturbation, as well as unprecedented decrease in financing prevention programs of STD by government. The purpose of given research is statistical analysis of spread of sexually transmitted disorders in Georgia, in particular, among the people included in risk group; finding trends and in accordance with this, working out recommendations for improvement of situation in given field of medicine. Essays showed that through 2000-2012 years among STD revealed in the group of increased risk chlamidiosis was the most common. There is an objective trend of increasing the level of morbidity with chlamidiosis and trichomoniasis, however the speed of increasing morbidity with trichomoniasis probably does not correspond the reality. In the same time morbidity with gonorrhea and syphilis is decreasing, however in the result of significant decrease in STD prevention program scale data validity concerning syphilis might be doubtful. Coming out of this in the field of health care related to STD optimization of laboratory diagnostics management is essential; perfection of methods of epidemiologic control; increasing the scales of prevention programs as well as initiation of researches related to antimicrobial resistance of gonococci. Authors consider essential taking steps for optimization of management of laboratory diagnostics and perfection of methods of epidemiologic control and increasing scales of preventive programs. PMID:24743123

Chiokadze, Sh; Galdava, G; Kvlividze, O; Durglishvili, G

2014-03-01

419

Air Quality and Road Emission Results for Fort Stewart, Georgia  

SciTech Connect

The Directorate of Public Works Environmental & Natural Resources Division (Fort Stewart /Hunter Army Airfield) contracted with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to monitor particulate matter (PM) concentrations on Fort Stewart, Georgia. The purpose of this investigation was to establish a PM sampling network using monitoring equipment typically used in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ''saturation sampling'', to determine air quality on the installation. In this initial study, the emphasis was on training-generated PM, not receptor PM loading. The majority of PM samples were 24-hr filter-based samples with sampling frequency ranging from every other day, to once every six days synchronized with the EPA 6th day national sampling schedule. Eight measurement sites were established and used to determine spatial variability in PM concentrations and evaluate whether fluctuations in PM appear to result from training activities and forest management practices on the installation. Data collected to date indicate the average installation PM2.5 concentration is lower than that of nearby urban Savannah, Georgia. At three sites near the installation perimeter, analyses to segregate PM concentrations by direction of air flow across the installation boundary indicate that air (below 80 ft) leaving the installation contains less PM2.5 than that entering the installation. This is reinforced by the observation that air near the ground is cleaner on average than the air at the top of the canopy.

Kirkham, Randy R.; Driver, Crystal J.; Chamness, Mickie A.; Barfuss, Brad C.

2004-02-02

420

Geological evaluation and applications of ERTS-1 imagery over Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

ERTS-1 70mm and 9 x 9 film negatives are being used by conventional and color enhancement methods as a tool for geologic investigation. Geologic mapping and mineral exploration by conventional methods is very difficult in Georgia. Thick soil cover and heavy vegetation cause outcrops of bed rock to be small, rare and obscure. ERTS imagery, and remote sensing in general have helped delineate: (1) major tectonic boundaries; (2) lithologic contacts; (3) foliation trends; (4) topographic lineaments; and (5) faults. The ERTS-1 MSS imagery yields the greatest amount of geologic information on the Piedomont, Blue Ridge, and Valley and Ridge Provinces of Georgia where topography is strongly controlled by the bedrock geology. ERTS imagery, and general remote sensing techniques, have provided us with a powerful tool to assist geologic research; have significantly increased the mapping efficiency of our field geologists; have shown new lineaments associated with known shear and fault zones; have delineated new structural features; have provided a tool to re-evaluate our tectonic history; have helped to locate potential ground water sources and areas of aquifer recharge; have defined areas of geologic hazards; have shown areas of heavy siltation in major reservoirs; and by its close interval repetition, have aided in monitoring surface mine reclamation activities and the environmental protection of our intricate marshland system.

Pickering, S. M.; Jones, R. C.

1974-01-01

421

Georgia's Stream-Water-Quality Monitoring Network, 2006  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The USGS stream-water-quality monitoring network for Georgia is an aggregation of smaller networks and individual monitoring stations that have been established in cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies. These networks collectively provide data from 130 sites, 62 of which are monitored continuously in real time using specialized equipment that transmits these data via satellite to a centralized location for processing and storage. These data are made available on the Web in near real time at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/ Ninety-eight stations are sampled periodically for a more extensive suite of chemical and biological constituents that require laboratory analysis. Both the continuous and the periodic water-quality data are archived and maintained in the USGS National Water Information System and are available to cooperators, water-resource managers, and the public. The map at right shows the USGS stream-water-quality monitoring network for Georgia and major watersheds. The network represents an aggregation of smaller networks and individual monitoring stations that collectively provide data from 130 sites.

Edited by Nobles, Patricia L.; Geological Survey (U.S.)

2006-01-01

422

Flood-frequency analysis for small natural streams in Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Flood information from 104 project basins (0.1 to 20 square miles) and data available from 170 larger basins (20 to 1,500 square miles) are analyzed to provide planners and designers with relations for estimating the magnitude and frequency of flood-peak discharges on small natural streams in Georgia. More than 90 percent of the project activity was directed toward the acquisition and processing of data for more than two thousand rainfall-runoff periods occurring during 1964-74 at the 104 project stations. Storm rainfall data were computed at 5-minute intervals from records of six long-term (about 75 years) National Weather Service Stations. The U.S. Geological Survey mathematical rainfall-runoff model is used to synthesize long-term flood records for about 80 percent of the project stations. Station flood-frequency data are developed, using the log-Pearson Type III distribution with regionalized skew coefficients. Multiple regression analysis is used to define relations between flood-frequency station data for small and large streams and 10 physical and climatological basin characteristics. The analysis indicates the drainage-basin size is the most significant variable. Five regions having distinct flood-peak characteristics are delineated. The developed relations, expressed as equations and nomographs, are considered usable for virtually any site in Georgia where the drainage area is between 0.1 and 20 square miles, and the flow is natural. (Woodard-USGS)

Golden, Harold G.; Price, McGlone

1976-01-01

423

Ectoparasites of opossums and raccoons in southeastern Georgia.  

PubMed

Twelve species of ectoparasites (four fleas, three ticks, three chiggers, one macronyssid mite, and one atopomelid mite) were recovered from 42 opossums, Didelphis virginiana Kerr, live-trapped from September 1992 through April 1994 in southeastern Georgia. The fleas, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouché) (prevalence = 19%) and Polygenis gwyni (C. Fox) (36%); the ticks, Dermacentor variabilis (Say) (40%) and Ixodes scapularis Say (19%); and the macronyssid mite, Ornithonyssus wernecki (Fonseca) (21%), exhibited the highest infestation prevalences on opossums. The atopomelid mite, Didelphilichus serrifer Fain, and the chigger mite Leptotrombidium peromysci Vercammen-Grandjean & Langston, both ectoparasites of opossums, are reported from Georgia for the first time. Six species of ectoparasites (one chewing louse, four ticks, and one macronyssid mite) were collected from 58 raccoons, Procyon lotor (L.), examined between October 1992 and September 1993 in the same region. The chewing louse, Trichodectes octomaculatus Paine (prevalence = 24%); and the ticks, Amblyomma americanum (L.) (69%), D. variabilis (55%), and Ixodes texanus Banks (24%), exhibited the highest infestation prevalences on raccoons. Three species of ticks, A. americanum, D. variabilis, and I. scapularis, were the only ectoparasites recovered from both host species. Several of the ectoparasites collected are proven vectors of pathogenic agents that affect humans and animals. PMID:7815408

Pung, O J; Durden, L A; Banks, C W; Jones, D N

1994-11-01

424

Georgia fishery study: implications for dose calculations. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

Fish consumption will contribute a major portion of the estimated individual and population doses from L-Reactor liquid releases and Cs-137 remobilization in Steel Creek. It is therefore important that the values for fish consumption used in dose calculations be as realistic as possible. Since publication of the L-Reactor Environmental Information Document (EID), data have become available on sport fishing in the Savannah River. These data provide SRP with a site-specific sport fish harvest and consumption values for use in dose calculations. The Georgia fishery data support the total population fish consumption and calculated dose reported in the EID. The data indicate, however, that both the EID average and maximum individual fish consumption have been underestimated, although each to a different degree. The average fish consumption value used in the EID is approximately 3% below the lower limit of the fish consumption range calculated using the Georgia data. Maximum fish consumption in the EID has been underestimated by approximately 60%, and doses to the maximum individual should also be recalculated. Future dose calculations should utilize an average adult fish consumption value of 11.3 kg/yr, and a maximum adult fish consumption value of 34 kg/yr. Consumption values for the teen and child age groups should be increased proportionally: (1) teen average = 8.5; maximum = 25.9 kg/yr; and (2) child average = 3.6; maximum = 11.2 kg/yr. 8 refs.

Turcotte, M.D.S.

1983-08-05

425

Proceedings: Agricultural Technology Alliance  

SciTech Connect

This report is a compilation of field trip overviews, presentations and committee reports from the EPRI-ATA meeting held in Boise, Idaho, May 28-30, 1997. The field trips consisted of an Agriculture and Aquaculture Tour, a tour of Idaho as America's Seed Supplier, and a Production of Milk, Cheese and Electricity tour. Presentations and committee reports include the following: (1) Idaho Seed Industry; (2) Controlled Environment Agriculture; (3) Irrigation in the North West: An Overview; (4) Drip Irrigation; (5) Sprinkler Irrigation; (6) Current Status of the ATA; (7) ATA Office Report; (8) Committee Reports; (9) Steering Committee Minutes.

None

1997-09-01

426

Transforming Agricultural Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Academic programs in agriculture have been a staple of many institutions for well over a century. Recently, the National Research Council crafted this thoughtful report which looks at how undergraduate agricultural education might be transformed to attract new students and "keep pace with changing times". The Council created this special site to provide interested parties with the text of the 94-page report released in March 2009. Visitors who don't want to read the entire report can view a four-page brief. Additionally, visitors can learn about the study committee which was convened to create this report and also sign up for email updates about forthcoming publications.

2009-03-04

427

Spatial modeling of potential hydrologic connectivity among isolated wetlands and jurisdictional surface waters for the Dougherty Plain in southwestern Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geographically isolated wetlands provide ecosystem services similar to those provided by other types of wetlands including biogeochemical nutrient processing, carbon sequestration, runoff containment, and water storage. Although isolated wetlands were initially protected under the Clean Water Act, they are no longer federally regulated when connected to "navigable waters" by migratory bird presence alone. Thus intense agricultural land use and urban development impacts on isolated wetlands have led to losses in functional ecosystem services of these wetlands and the surrounding landscape. Interest in determining the presence of significant hydrologic, biological, or chemical connections among isolated wetlands and surface waters has emerged relative to jurisdictional criteria. We present a spatially explicit model of isolated wetlands relative to surface and groundwater hydrologic features in the Dougherty Plain physiographic district of Georgia. This study also identifies a framework for model development. Specifically, our objectives were to (1) identify flow paths in a karstic landscape, (2) identify possible hydrologic connections among 30 reference condition geographically isolated wetlands and surface waters in the Dougherty Plain of southwestern Georgia, and (3) evaluate the connectivity model using a subset of 200 predicted geographically isolated wetlands in the Dougherty Plain. Hydrologic assessment tools (slope, flow direction, flow accumulation, fill sinks) in the ArcGIS software package were used to create potential flow paths from the National Elevation Dataset 10 m digital elevation model on a 12,100 ha section of the Dougherty Plain. Although Dougherty Plain is characterized by flat topography, sinkholes, surface depressions and few surface channels, a dendritic drainage pattern exhibiting lineament features was identified at multiple spatial scales. Within the study site, potential flow paths connect more than one third of the 30 reference monitoring wetlands to other hydrographic features. Nearly one fifth of the approximately 200 predicted wetlands on site were connected to other hydrographic features by potential drainages. Preliminary soil assessments within the potential drainages connecting wetlands to surface waters indicate the presence of redoximorphic characters and hydric soils in more than half of those sampled. Potential flow paths are further used to determine optimal hydrologic monitoring sites during high water events for temporal components of biological, chemical and hydrologic connectivity. These data may have important implications for quantifying ecosystem services provided by geographically isolated wetlands in southwestern Georgia.

Deemy, J. B.; Hepinstall-Cymerman, J.; Kirkman, L.; Rasmussen, T. C.

2012-12-01

428

Nasa Earth Resources Survey Symposium. Volume 1-a: Agriculture, Environment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A number of papers dealing with the practical application of imagery obtained from remote sensors on LANDSAT satellites, the Skylab Earth resources experiment package, and aircraft to problems in agriculture and the environment were presented. Some of the...

1975-01-01

429

That We May Eat: The Yearbook of Agriculture 1975,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Milestones; (Experiment or starve: The early settlers, Jefferson, Washington...and other farmers, Lincoln and the liberation of the man on the land, Vitamins are discovered by agricultural research; The great depression: Farm ills hit the cities...

J. Hayes

1975-01-01

430

Agriculture: Scope and Sequence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, which was written as an initial step in the development of a systemwide articulated curriculum sequence for all vocational programs within the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System, outlines the suggested scope and sequence of a 3-year program in agriculture. The guide consists of a course description; general course objectives;…

Nashville - Davidson County Metropolitan Public Schools, TN.

431

Agriculture, environment and biotechnology  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last decade, modern biotechnology has been increasingly applied to crop agriculture. The manipulation of whole organisms, populations of organisms and nucleic components holds much promise for improving crop productivity. Biotechnology offers various means of manipulating the fundamental processes of energy flow and biogeochemical (nutrient) cycles. It also provides a means of designing crops for specific environments which is

A. M. Mannion

1995-01-01

432

Metrics for Agricultural Mechanics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to meet the job-related metric measurement needs of agricultural mechanics students, this instructional package is one of four for the agribusiness and natural resources occupations cluster, part of a set of 55 packages for metric instruction in different occupations. The package is intended for students who already know the occupational…

Cooper, Gloria S., Ed.; Magisos, Joel H., Ed.

433

Energy and Agriculture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) has provided this course overview on renewable energy in an agricultural context. Details on several learning units are included on topics including energy consumption, solar energy, wind, hydropower and ocean energy. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

Cochrane, Michael

2011-04-18

434

AGRICULTURAL SIMULATION MODEL (AGSIM)  

EPA Science Inventory

AGSIM is a large-scale econometric simulation model of regional crop and national livestock production in the United States. The model was initially developed to analyze the aggregate economic impacts of a wide variety issues facing agriculture, such as technological change, pest...

435

Agriculture. Poultry Livestock.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This task-based curriculum guide for agricultural production, specifically for poultry, is intended to help the teacher develop a classroom management system where students learn by doing. Introductory materials include a Dictionary of Occupational Titles job code and title sheet, a task sheet for developing leadership skills, and a task list.…

Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Inst.

436

Agriculture, forestry, range resources  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The necessary elements to perform global inventories of agriculture, forestry, and range resources are being brought together through the use of satellites, sensors, computers, mathematics, and phenomenology. Results of ERTS-1 applications in these areas, as well as soil mapping, are described.

Macdonald, R. B.

1974-01-01

437

Agriculture. Dairy Livestock.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This task-based curriculum guide for agricultural production, specifically for dairy livestock, is intended to help the teacher develop a classroom management system where students learn by doing. Introductory materials include a Dictionary of Occupational Titles job code and title sheet, a task sheet for developing leadership skills, and a task…

Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Inst.

438

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE  

EPA Science Inventory

NRMRL employees at the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, are sharing in a unique community agriculture program that supports EPA environmental goals?off the job as well as on. Every Wednesday afternoon, bags of farm-fresh org...

439

Agriculture. Beef Livestock.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This task-based curriculum guide for agricultural production, specifically for beef livestock, is intended to help the teacher develop a classroom management system where students learn by doing. Introductory materials include a Dictionary of Occupational Titles job code and title sheet, a task sheet for developing leadership skills, and a task…

Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Inst.

440

Agricultural Chemistry and Bioenergy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Renewed interest in converting biomass to biofuels such as ethanol, other forms of bioenergy, and bioenergy byproducts or coproducts of commercial value opens opportunities for chemists, including agricultural chemists and related disciplines. Applications include feedstock characterization and quantification of structural changes resulting from genetic modification and of the intermediates formed during enzymatic and chemical processing; development of improved processes for

William J. Orts; Kevin M. Holtman; James N. Seiber

2008-01-01

441

Agricultural lung diseases.  

PubMed Central

Agriculture is considered one of the most hazardous occupations. Organic dusts and toxic gases constitute some of the most common and potentially disabling occupational and environmental hazards. The changing patterns of agriculture have paradoxically contributed to both improved working conditions and increased exposure to respiratory hazards. Animal confinement operations with increasing animal density, particularly swine confinement, have contributed significantly to increased intensity and duration of exposure to indoor air toxins. Ongoing research has implicated bacterial endotoxins, fungal spores, and the inherent toxicity of grain dusts as causes of upper and lower airway inflammation and as immunologic agents in both grain and animal production. Animal confinement gases, particularly ammonia and hydrogen sulfide, have been implicated as additional sources of respiratory irritants. It has become evident that a significant percentage of agricultural workers have clinical symptoms associated with long-term exposure to organic dusts and animal confinement gases. Respiratory diseases and syndromes, including hypersensitivity pneumonitis, organic dust toxic syndrome, chronic bronchitis, mucous membrane inflammation syndrome, and asthmalike syndrome, result from ongoing acute and chronic exposures. In this review we focus upon the emerging respiratory health issues in a changing agricultural economic and technologic environment. Environmental and occupational hazards and exposures will be emphasized rather than clinical diagnosis and treatment. Methods of prevention, from both engineering controls and personal respiratory perspectives, are also addressed.

Kirkhorn, S R; Garry, V F

2000-01-01

442

Agrometeorology and sustainable agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current concerns with the sustainability of agroecosystems in different parts of the world have hightened the awareness for careful use of the natural resource base on which agriculture depends. For proper and efficient use of soils and plant\\/animal genetic material, knowledge of the role of climate is an essential precondition. Several elements of the chapters in Agenda 21, a global

M. V. K. Sivakumar; R. Gommes; W. Baier

443

Agrometeorology and sustainable agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current concerns with the sustainability of agroecosystems in different parts of the world have hightened the awareness for careful use of the natural resource base on which agriculture depends. For proper and efficient use of soils and plant\\/animal genetic material, knowledge of the role of climate is an essential precondition. Several elements of the chapters in Agenda 21, a global

M. V. K. Sivakumar; R. Gommes; W. Baier

2000-01-01

444

Agriculture Education. Farm Machinery.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide is designed for group instruction of secondary agricultural education students enrolled in one or two semester-long courses in farm machinery. The guide presents units of study in the following areas: (1) small gas engines, (2) job opportunities, (3) tractors, (4) engines, (5) hydraulics, (6) electrical system, (7) combine…

Stuttgart Public Schools, AR.

445

Agriculture. Sheep Livestock.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This task-based curriculum guide for agricultural production, specifically for sheep, is intended to help the teacher develop a classroom management system where students learn by doing. Introductory materials include a Dictionary of Occupational Titles job code and title sheet, a task sheet for developing leadership skills, and a task list. Each…

Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Inst.

446

PRESERVICE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATORS' ABILITY TO SOLVE AGRICULTURALLY RELATED MATHEMATICS PROBLEMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ability to apply academic skills to agriculture is increasingly important. Even so, studies have shown that students and teachers of agricultural education lack competence in solving agriculture-related mathematics problems. The purpose of this correlational study was to explain variance in the mathematical problem-solving ability of preservice agricultural educators. Findings show a lack of competence in mathematical problem-solving among the

Greg Miller; Joe A. Gliem

447

Overcoming Agricultural Pollution of Water: The Challenge of Integrating Agricultural and Environmental Policies in the European Union.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In an effort to address the particular policy challenges posed by the agriculture/water quality dilemma, this study, focuses on the experience of the European Community (EC), where high levels of nitrate, phosphate, and pesticides in surface and groundwat...

S. M. Scheierling

1995-01-01

448

Agricultural Machinery - Equipment. Agricultural Cooperative Training. Vocational Agricluture. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for students enrolled in the Agricultural Cooperative Part-Time Training Program, this course of study contains 12 units on agricultural machinery mechanics. Units include (examples of unit topics in parentheses): introduction (agricultural mechanics as an occupation; safety--shop and equipment; use of holding devices, jacks, lifts, and…

Sandlin, David, Comp.; And Others

449

Teachers' Use of Agricultural Laboratories in Secondary Agricultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Trends in the agriculture industry require students to have the ability to solve problems associated with scientific content. Agricultural laboratories are considered a main component of secondary agricultural education, and are well suited to provide students with opportunities to develop problem-solving skills through experiential learning. This…

Shoulders, Catherine W.; Myers, Brian E.

2012-01-01

450

Determining the Critical Skills Beginning Agriculture Teachers Need to Successfully Teach Welding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using the Delphi technique, agriculture teachers with significant experience teaching welding were asked to help determine the critical skills beginning agriculture teachers need to successfully teach welding. The study's objectives sought to (1) identify the knowledge and technical skill competencies that beginning agriculture teachers need to…

Pate, Michael L.; Warnick, Brian K.; Meyers, Tiffany

2012-01-01

451

A Mass Media Profile of Agricultural Scientists at Texas A&M University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The way in which agricultural scientists of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station research staff pereive aspects of the uses and importance of the mass media in communicating their research work was surveyed. The profile developed from the 65 responses to the survey shows that agricultural scientists place only moderate importance on mass…

Tedrick, William E.

452

MARYLAND AGRICULTURE AND YOUR WATERSHED  

EPA Science Inventory

Using primarily 1995 State of Maryland agricultural statistics data, a new methodology was demonstrated with which State natural resource managers can analyze the areal extent of agricultural lands and production data on a watershed basis. The report organized major crop ...

453

Energy uses in Nebraska agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report surveys the present demand level for fuels for Nebraska's agriculture, considering the mix of cultural practices, crops, and environment including irrigation, crop drying, and transportation to market. Opportunities are discussed for reducing the energy demand for productive agriculture.

P. E. Fischbach; N. C. Teter

1976-01-01

454

The structure of shelf and gulf stream motions in the Georgia bight  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The structure of the current and temperature fields along 30°N over the mid-shelf and western Blake Plateau in the South Atlantic Bight has been investigated by combining two moored instrument experiments in the summer of 1981. The shelf moorings were part of the second Georgia Bight Experiment (GABEX-II) and the Gulf Stream mooring data on the Blake Plateau have been described by LEE and WADDELL (1983). Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOF) in the frequency domain are used to extract shelf and Gulf Stream coherent current and temperature fluctuations in the two- to 14-day period band. Three modes are found, of which the first two are interpreted as Gulf Stream meander and frontal eddy circulations. The difference between them is chiefly in the shelf motions; the first mode is primarily restricted to the shelf edge, whereas the second mode penetrates to the 40m isobath. The third mode dominates at mid-shelf and is the only mode that shows strong coherence with the windstress and local sea-level fluctuations. The relationship of the modes to the occurrence of mid- and inner-shelf cold sub-surface intrusions, generated by shelf-edge Gulf Stream frontal eddies, is examined. All three modes are found to play a role in the initiation, growth and decay of these structures.

Hamilton, Peter

455

Agriculture and environment: The physical geography of temperate agricultural systems  

SciTech Connect

The scientific developments of this century have brought a significant change in the way that agricultural activity affects the environment. This book analyzes this interrelationship by drawing together and evaluating recent research from a wide variety of sources. The book is organized into four parts, beginning with an introduction to the conceptual background of this study. It then examines the historical context of modern agriculture, describes the nature and basis of modern agricultural operations, and provides in-depth coverage of the environmental relationships of the major types of agriculture currently practiced. Finally, the environmental impact of agriculture is described from an ecological perspective.

Briggs, D.; Courtney, F.

1987-01-01

456

An Examination of Bullying in Georgia Schools: Demographic and School Climate Factors Associated with Willingness to Intervene in Bullying Situations  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Research dedicated to identification of precursors to cases of aggravated bullying in schools has led to enhanced knowledge of risk factors for both victimization and perpetration. However, characteristics among those who are more likely to intervene in such situations are less understood. The purpose of this study is to examine the associations between demographic characteristics, school climate and psychosocial factors, and willingness to intervene in a bullying situation among middle and high school students in Georgia. Methods: We computed analyses using cross-sectional data from the Georgia Student Health Survey II (GSHS 2006) administered to public school students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 (n=175,311). We used logistic regression analyses to determine the demographic, school climate and psychosocial factors associated with a willingness to intervene in a bullying situation. Results: Students who were white and who were girls were most likely to report willingness to intervene in bullying situations. Several school-climate factors, such as feeling safe at school, liking school, feeling successful at school and perceiving clear rules at school, were associated with willingness to intervene, while youth who reported binge drinking were less willing to intervene. Conclusion: These findings, while preliminary, indicate that girls, students who are white, and students who experience a relatively positive school climate and adaptive psychosocial factors are more likely to report that they would intervene in bullying situations. These findings may guide how bullying is addressed in schools and underscore the importance of safe school climates.

Goldammer, Lori; Swahn, Monica H.; Strasser, Sheryl M.; Ashby, Jeffrey S.; Meyers, Joel

2013-01-01

457

Strategies To Promote Agricultural Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the agricultural literacy effort has been to produce informed citizens able to participate more fully in the establishment of policies that support a highly competitive agricultural industry in this country and abroad. In their article titled, "Position Statement on Agricultural Literacy," Russell, McCracken, and Miller (1990)…

1992

458

Agricultural-Food Policy Review.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This publication reviews the development of the Nation's food and agricultural policy as embodied in the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977. Organized as a source book, it provides a background to understanding the food and agricultural policy process and t...

1980-01-01

459

The Myth of Organic Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pacanoski Z. (2009): The myth of organic agriculture. Plant Protect Sci., 45: 39-48. Although many people are convinced of the superiority of organic agriculture in any form, there are many negative aspects that follow this type of agricultural system. The productivity of organic cropping systems is considerably lower than that of conventional or integrated systems and leads to less land

Zvonko PACANOSKI

2009-01-01

460

The Historiography of American Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides secondary school U.S. history teachers with a beginning bibliography for incorporating agricultural history into their classes. Annotates books covering the social, economic, and political aspects of agricultural history. Identifies works dealing with topical matters such as land settlement, slavery, agricultural policy, and the Dust…

Hurt, R. Douglas

1991-01-01

461

Organic agriculture versus genetic engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objections of organic agriculture against genetic engineering as presented in the 2002 Position Statement of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) are analysed. The objections can be grouped into three categories: risks to human health and the environment, socio-ethical objections, and incompatibility with the principles of sustainable agriculture. As to threats to human health and the environment

H. Verhoog

2007-01-01

462

BIG FROG WILDERNESS STUDY AREA AND ADDITIONS, TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A mineral-resource survey was made of the Big Frog Wilderness Study Area and additions, Tennessee-Georgia. Geochemical sampling found traces of gold, zinc, copper, and arsenic in rocks, stream sediments, and panned concentrates, but not in sufficient quantities to indicate the presence of deposits of these metals. The results of the survey indicate that there is little promise for the occurrence of metallic mineral deposits within the study area. The only apparent resources are nonmetallic commodities including rock suitable for construction materials, and small amounts of sand and gravel; however, these commodities are found in abundance outside the study area. A potential may exist for oil and natural gas at great depths, but this cannot be evaluated by the present study.

Slack, John, F.; Gazdik, Gertrude, C.

1984-01-01

463

Hardwood fuelwood in North Georgia: resources, utilization and harvesting  

SciTech Connect

Broadleaved species comprise 58% of the total growing stock and 36% of these trees are less than 11 inch d.b.h. in the mountains of N. Georgia, USA. Use of broadleaved trees for pulp, composite boards and fuel has increased, but has not begun to approach the annual increment. A study was made of harvesting costs with a small skidder and a skyline yarder. The small skidder performed well in harvesting small trees on slopes less than 20%, but was underused in the test area leading to large av. costs. The yarder had quite fast turn round cycles. Average logging costs for fuelwood harvest would be reasonable if the machines were used to their capacity and worked by experienced operators. It is concluded that the broadleaved species will remain underutilized until greater demand causes increased prices. 20 references.

Cubbage, F.W.; Saucier, J.R.

1985-01-01

464

Human infections with La Crosse virus in Georgia, 1982.  

PubMed

Eight cases of central nervous system infection due to La Crosse (California serogroup) virus were detected in Georgia children in 1982. The patients were residents of the state, without histories of travel away from the vicinities of their homes during the 30 days before the onset of their illnesses. All were hospitalized with a diagnosis of aseptic meningitis or encephalitis; none had sequelae. Onset dates were from May 1 to Aug 30. Distribution of cases within the state suggested that active transmission of La Crosse virus occurred at least in the southeast quadrant of the state. The epidemiology and natural cycle of La Crosse in the southeastern United States are briefly discussed. PMID:6463696

Sikes, R K; Calisher, C H; Smith, J D

1984-08-01

465

Outcrop Mapping at Woodall Shoals, South Carolina-Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mapping of complexly deformed high-grade metamorphic rocks in areas of relatively poor exposure, such as the southern Appalachian Blue Ridge, is very challenging. A traditional mapping project in such areas may be too difficult and frustrating for most undergraduate students and may be ineffective. Mapping parts of the outcrop at Woodall Shoals, with the benefits of 100% exposure and a relatively small area, provides a good alternative. This very large (2,000-square-meter) outcrop contains a full compliment of rock fabric and complex geologic structures typical of such areas. For purposes of the present exercise, it serves as a generic scale model of an exhumed high-grade terrain. The detailed map of the outcrop by Hatcher et. al. (1989, Georgia Geological Society Guidebook, v. 9, n. 3, Plate 3) is used as a solution to the exercise.

Mies, Jonathan

466

STS-112 crew with President of Ajara in Georgia (Russia)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (right), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), visits with the STS-112 crew. From left, they are Mission Specialist Piers J. Sellers; Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy; Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency; Mission Specialist Sandra H. Magnus; and CommanderJeffrey S. Ashby. Mission Specialist David A. Wolf, not pictured, is also a member of the crew. The crew is awaiting launch on mission STS-112 to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili.

2002-01-01

467

STS-112 crew with President of Ajara in Georgia (Russia)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (left), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency; and Georgi Abashidze, Mayor of Batumi (Yurchikhin's hometown), pose for a portrait. Yurchikhin and the other members of the STS-112 crew are awaiting launch to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili.

2002-01-01

468

Solar hot water system installed at Day's Lodge, Atlanta, Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The solar energy hot water system installed in the Days Inns of America, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia is described. This system provides for 81 percent of the total hot water demand. There are two separate systems, each serving one building of the lodge (total of 65 suites). The entire system contains only potable city water. The 1024 square feet of Grumman Sunstream Model 332 liquid flat plate collectors and the outside piping drain whenever the collector plates approach freezing or when power is interrupted. Solar heated water from the two above ground cement lined steel tanks (1000 gallon tank) is drawn into the electric Domestic Hot Water (DHW) tanks as hot water is drawn. Electric resistance units in the DHW tanks top off the solar heated water, if needed, to reach thermostat setting.

1980-01-01

469

Bioarchaeological research development in Georgia: steps, peculiarities, directions.  

PubMed

In Georgia, Bioarcheology in its broad sense started developing with the research in Paleoanthropology and Paleopathology. Paleoanthropology initially developed in line with Archaeology. The study of biomaterial through the angle of paleopathology started in 1956. Later works were devoted to Ethnogenesis, comparative Anthropology, spreading physiological stresses and other issues. In recent years newly discovered rich archeological materials and introduction of the modern methods of research has outlined new prospects, and our decision is to put them in to action. From our point of view the research methods and aims of Bioarchaeology include: 1. morphological study of biomaterial on the macroscopic level. 2. The research through chemical methods which gives us an opportunity to outline many parameters of life such as eating habits, the aspects of interrelation with the environment and metabolic processes through the spectrum analysis of main ingredients of material. The important part of this direction is the researching of stable isotopes which gives us additional and strong arguments. 3. Genetic research answers the following important questions: biomaterial's variety; racial and ethnic origin; time and place of migration processes traced on ethnogenesis; hereditary disease history (dating, the origin of the diseases, epidemics and other); human and animal genome evolution and mutational changes; the role of environment (food, ecosystems) in genome changes. The results of the above mentioned research allow answering a lot of important historical and biomedical issues. From these, we have started the comparative analyses of the Genographic data of Georgia, taking notes of the genetic changes which, in our opinion, are caused by the radical and stable changes of eating habits produced about 450-500 years ago, which probably resulted proportional imbalance of the diseases that appeared in the same period. PMID:23131989

Shengelia, R; Bitadze, L; Laliashvili, Sh

2012-10-01

470

Groundwater conditions and studies in Georgia, 2008-2009  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey collects groundwater data and conducts studies to monitor hydrologic conditions, better define groundwater resources, and address problems related to water supply, water use, and water quality. In Georgia, water levels were monitored continuously at 179 wells during 2008 and 181 wells during 2009. Because of missing data or short periods of record (less than 3 years) for several of these wells, a total of 161 wells are discussed in this report. These wells include 17 in the surficial aquifer system, 19 in the Brunswick aquifer and equivalent sediments, 66 in the Upper Floridan aquifer, 16 in the Lower Floridan aquifer and underlying units, 10 in the Claiborne aquifer, 1 in the Gordon aquifer, 11 in the Clayton aquifer, 12 in the Cretaceous aquifer system, 2 in Paleozoic-rock aquifers, and 7 in crystalline-rock aquifers. Data from the well network indicate that water levels generally rose during the 2008-2009 period, with water levels rising in 135 wells and declining in 26. In contrast, water levels declined over the period of record at 100 wells, increased at 56 wells, and remained relatively constant at 5 wells. In addition to continuous water-level data, periodic water-level measurements were collected and used to construct potentiometric-surface maps for the Upper Floridan aquifer in Camden, Charlton, and Ware Counties, Georgia, and adjacent counties in Florida during September 2008 and May 2009; in the Brunswick, Georgia area during July 2008 and July-August 2009; and in the City of Albany-Dougherty County, Georgia area during November 2008 and November 2009. In general, water levels in these areas were higher during 2009 than during 2008; however, the configuration of the potentiometric surfaces in each of the areas showed little change. Groundwater quality in the Floridan aquifer system is monitored in the Albany, Savannah, Brunswick, and Camden County areas of Georgia. In the Albany area, nitrate as nitrogen concentrations in the Upper Floridan aquifer during 2008-2009 generally increased, with concentrations in two wells above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) 10-milligrams-per-liter (mg/L) drinking-water standard. In the Savannah area, measurement of specific conductance and chloride concentration in water samples from discrete depths in three wells completed in the Upper Floridan aquifer indicate that chloride concentrations in the Upper Floridan aquifer showed little change and remained below the 250 mg/L USEPA secondary drinking-water standard. Chloride concentrations in the Lower Floridan aquifer increased slightly at Tybee Island and Skidaway Island, remaining above the drinking-water standard. In the Brunswick area, maps showing the chloride concentration of water in the Upper Floridan aquifer were constructed using data collected from 28 wells during July 2008 and from 29 wells during July-August 2009, indicate that chloride concentrations remained above the USEPA secondary drinking-water standard in an approximately 2-square-mile area. During 2008-2009, chloride concentrations decreased, with a maximum decrease of 160 mg/L, in a well located in the northern part of the Brunswick area. In the Camden County area, chloride concentration during 2008-2009 was analyzed in water samples collected from eight wells, six of which were completed in the Upper Floridan aquifer and two in the Lower Floridan aquifer. In most of the wells sampled during this period, chloride concentrations did not appreciably change; however, since the closure of the Durango Paper Company in October 2002, chloride concentrations in the Upper Floridan aquifer near the paper mill decreased from a high of 184 mg/L in May 2002 to 41 mg/L in September 2009. Groundwater studies conducted in Georgia during 2008-2009 include the following: * evaluation of groundwater flow, water-quality, and water-level monitoring in the Augusta-Richmond County area; * evaluation of groundwater flow, water-quality, and water

Peck, Michael F.; Leeth, David C.; Painter, Jaime A.

2011-01-01

471

Agricultural chemistry and bioenergy.  

PubMed

Renewed interest in converting biomass to biofuels such as ethanol, other forms of bioenergy, and bioenergy byproducts or coproducts of commercial value opens opportunities for chemists, including agricultural chemists and related disciplines. Applications include feedstock characterization and quantification of structural changes resulting from genetic modification and of the intermediates formed during enzymatic and chemical processing; development of improved processes for utilizing chemical coproducts such as lactic acid and glycerol; development of alternative biofuels such as methanol, butanol, and hydrogen; and ways to reduce greenhouse gas emission and/or use carbon dioxide beneficially. Chemists will also be heavily involved in detailing the phytochemical composition of alternative energy crops and genetically improved crops. A resurgence of demand for agricultural chemistry and related disciplines argues for increasing output through targeted programs and on-the-job training. PMID:18473470

Orts, William J; Holtman, Kevin M; Seiber, James N

2008-06-11

472

Agricultural biotechnology FAQs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource from the U.S. Department of Agriculture list a number of frequently asked questions regarding biotechnology. The FAQs addresses questions related to defining biotechnology, biotechnology helping farmers and consumers, public dialogue and exchange of information on biotechnology, federal agencies that regulate biotechnology, testing a biotechnology derived plant, commercial production of a biotechnology derived plant, exposure of biotech crops, the role of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and trade issues with biotechnology. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

2003-01-01

473

Mechanics of agricultural materials  

SciTech Connect

This work is an attempt to summarize the calculation methods developed in the main fields of agricultural mechanics, and to indicate the material laws involved on the basis of a unified approach, with all relevant physico-mechanical properties taken into account. The book deals with material properties, gives the necessary theoretical background for description of the mechanical behaviour of these materials including modern powerful calculation methods and finally discusses a large number of experimental results.

Sitkel, G.

1986-01-01

474

Agriculture and climate change  

SciTech Connect

How will increases in levels of CO{sub 2} and changes in temperature affect food production A recently issued report analyzes prospects for US agriculture 1990 to 2030. The report, prepared by a distinguished Task Force, first projects the evolution of agriculture assuming increased levels of CO{sub 2} but no climate change. Then it deals with effects of climate change, followed by a discussion of how greenhouse emissions might be diminished by agriculture. Economic and policy matters are also covered. How the climate would respond to more greenhouse gases is uncertain. If temperatures were higher, there would be more evaporation and more precipitation. Where would the rain fall That is a good question. Weather in a particular locality is not determined by global averages. The Dust Bowl of the 1930s could be repeated at its former site or located in another region such as the present Corn Belt. But depending on the realities at a given place, farmers have demonstrated great flexibility in choosing what they may grow. Their flexibility has been increased by the numerous varieties of seeds of major crops that are now available, each having different characteristics such as drought resistance and temperature tolerance. In past, agriculture has contributed about 5% of US greenhouse gases. Two large components have involved emissions of CO{sub 2} from farm machinery and from oxidation of organic matter in soil due to tillage. Use of diesel fuel and more efficient machinery has reduced emissions from that source by 40%. In some areas changed tillage practices are now responsible for returning carbon to the soil. The report identifies an important potential for diminishing net US emissions of CO{sub 2} by growth and utilization of biomass. Large areas are already available that could be devoted to energy crops.

Abelson, P.H.

1992-07-03

475

29 CFR 780.509 - Agriculture.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Agriculture. 780.509 Section 780.509 ...REGULATIONS EXEMPTIONS APPLICABLE TO AGRICULTURE, PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES...Shade-Grown Tobacco § 780.509 Agriculture. The definition of...

2010-07-01

476

29 CFR 780.509 - Agriculture.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Agriculture. 780.509 Section 780.509 ...REGULATIONS EXEMPTIONS APPLICABLE TO AGRICULTURE, PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES...Shade-Grown Tobacco § 780.509 Agriculture. The definition of...

2011-07-01

477

29 CFR 780.509 - Agriculture.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Agriculture. 780.509 Section 780.509 ...REGULATIONS EXEMPTIONS APPLICABLE TO AGRICULTURE, PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES...Shade-Grown Tobacco § 780.509 Agriculture. The definition of...

2012-07-01

478

75 FR 16719 - Agricultural Water Enhancement Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Commodity Credit Corporation Agricultural Water Enhancement Program AGENCY: Commodity...2008 Act) established the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) by amending...agricultural producers to implement agricultural water enhancement activities on...

2010-04-02

479

29 CFR 780.509 - Agriculture.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Agriculture. 780.509 Section 780.509 ...REGULATIONS EXEMPTIONS APPLICABLE TO AGRICULTURE, PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES...Shade-Grown Tobacco § 780.509 Agriculture. The definition of...

2013-07-01

480

Application of Performance Measures in the Evaluation of a Health Program -- Georgia Lead Screening Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Lead poisoning poses severe consequences if left untreated. This paper reports on Georgia's 1976 lead screening program for children ages one to six, as well as the program's projected 1977 performance. Those children found to have elevated blood levels o...

C. M. Plunkett

1976-01-01

481

War Baby of the South, 1940-1945. Robins Field, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document presents a description and history of Robins Field, an air depot in Georgia. Contents include Birth of a Depot; Housing; Depot Organization; History of the Air Service Command; People and Training; Robins Field War Record; Photographs.

C. W. Grindstaff

1988-01-01

482

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 86-051-1911, National Cover of Atlanta, Inc., Lawrenceville, Georgia,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In response to a request from an employee at National Cover of Atlanta, Inc. (SIC-2782), Lawrenceville, Georgia, an evaluation was made of possible hazardous working conditions. High quality three ring binders and other packaging materials were produced b...

A. T. Fidler M. S. Crandall P. R. Kerndt

1988-01-01

483

Cultural Resources Reconnaissance of Construction Project Areas of Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. Volume I.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An archaeological survey of portions of Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia located few archaeological sites. None of these sites will be adversely affected by proposed construction projects in the Refuge. The limited site data recovered substantiate...

C. E. Pearson S. G. Pearson

1978-01-01

484

75 FR 7471 - Chandra Coffee and Rabun Boatworks, Complainants v. Georgia Power Company, Respondent; Notice of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2354-10] Chandra Coffee and Rabun Boatworks, Complainants v. Georgia Power Company...December 14, 2009, as amended on January 8, 2010, Chandra Coffee and Rabun Boatworks (Complainants) filed with the...

2010-02-19

485

33 CFR 165.756 - Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, Georgia.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, Georgia. 165.756 Section 165.756 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF...

2013-07-01

486

40 CFR 81.114 - Augusta (Georgia)-Aiken (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Georgia)-Aiken (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.114 Section...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of...

2013-07-01

487

75 FR 41884 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, GA; University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...possession of the University of West Georgia. No known individuals were identified. The 30 associated funerary objects are 4 quartz debitage, 13 chert debitage, 3 metavolcanic debitage, 8 fiber/sand/grit tempered sherds, 1 chert projectile...

2010-07-19

488

77 FR 24440 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Atlanta; Ozone 2002 Base Year...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Atlanta; Ozone 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory AGENCY: Environmental Protection...SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve the ozone 2002 base year emissions inventory portion of the state...

2012-04-24

489

77 FR 6529 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee: Chattanooga...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Georgia, and Tennessee: Chattanooga; Particulate Matter 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory AGENCY: Environmental Protection...proposing to approve the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) 2002 base year emissions inventory portion of the State...

2012-02-08

490

77 FR 12769 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Macon; Fine Particulate Matter 2002...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Implementation Plans; Georgia; Macon; Fine Particulate Matter 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory AGENCY: Environmental Protection...proposing to approve the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) 2002 base year emissions inventory, portion of the State...

2012-03-02

491

77 FR 12526 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Atlanta; Fine Particulate Matter 2002...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Implementation Plans; Georgia; Atlanta; Fine Particulate Matter 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory AGENCY: Environmental Protection...proposing to approve the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) 2002 base year emissions inventory, portion of the State...

2012-03-01

492

Cost of Quality Analysis of the Repair Division, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The pursuit of quality through quality assurance/control programs has been augmented in the recent past by implementing an organization-wide Total Quality Leadership (TQL) program at the Repair Division, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Georgia. Most ...

J. A. Gray

1994-01-01

493

78 FR 60181 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Clayton-Cobb-Fulton, Georgia, Nonappropriated Fund...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 5 CFR Part 532 RIN 3206-AM84...Georgia, Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System...Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Final rule...Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is adopting...GA, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal...

2013-10-01

494

75 FR 17742 - Filing Dates for the Georgia Special Election in the 9th Congressional District  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for the Georgia Special Election in the 9th Congressional District AGENCY: Federal...filing dates for special election...Ninth Congressional District vacated by Representative...a non-partisan special election is...

2010-04-07

495

Health Systems Plan for 1979-1983. Health Service Area 7 Georgia. 2nd Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Southeast Georgia Health Systems Agency prepared this health systems plan (HSP) to achieve optimum health for area residents, to link all elements of the health care system, to control health care costs, and to promote wellness through community healt...

1979-01-01

496

77 FR 38796 - Georgia Power Company; Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Revised Restricted...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Georgia Power Company; Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Revised Restricted...new license for the Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Project No. 485. The programmatic...service list for the Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Project. On June 14, 2012, the...

2012-06-29

497

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 94-0425-2513, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In response to a request from management, an evaluation was conducted of pneumatic hand held power tools for hand/arm vibration at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, (SIC-3721), Savannah, Georgia. This company designed and manufactured private jet airplane...

P. Fatone R. L. Tubbs L. MacDonald

1995-01-01

498

Wind Powering America: A New Wind Economy for South Carolina and Georgia Final Report  

SciTech Connect

This report describes all activities undertaken by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) in cooperation with the states of Georgia and South Carolina to develop a public outreach program, including shared analytical and reference tools and other technical assistance.

SC Energy Office: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

2013-02-12

499

Health Hazard Evaluation Report Number HETA-81-173-1051, Dittler Brothers, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Health Hazard Evaluation at Dittler Brothers, Incorporated, Atlanta, Georgia, concerned a variety of reported health problems including dermatitis, loss of energy and appetite, anemia, and leukemia among employees engaged in various printing activitie...

C. M. Shy J. L. S. Hickey T. M. Williams

1982-01-01

500

African-American Community Development in Theory and Practice: A Georgia Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines an ongoing community development project in a primarily African-American county in Georgia. Identifies characteristics of the local development effort and compares them to the elements in the black organizational autonomy model of community development. (Author/JOW)

Morris, Libby V.; Gilbreath, Gina L.

1996-01-01