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USE OF THE INTERNET IN GEORGIA'S AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this study was to determine the use of the Internet in Georgia's Agricultural Education Programs, which included looking at the factors that would encourage use of the Internet and at the demographic and school-related characteristics of these educators. This was a descriptive study of attitudes and perceptions of teachers of agriculture in Georgia. It was based

Joseph D. Peckham; Maynard J. Iverson

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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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AN EVALUATION OF GEORGIA'S AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to determine the effectiveness of GeorgiaGs Agriculture in the Classroom Program. The study was conducted using an experimental posttest only control group design. Sixteen classes of second grade students and twelve classes of fourth grade students participated in the study. A total of 598 subjects were included. An instrument consisting of multiple choice exams was designed for

Ray V. Herren; Pam Oakley

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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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Designing Catastrophe Bonds to Securitize Systemic Risks in Agriculture: The Case of Georgia Cotton  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article makes an initial attempt to design catastrophe (CAT) bond products for agriculture and examines the potential of these instruments as mechanisms for transferring agricultural risks from insurance companies to investors\\/speculators in the global capital market. The case of Georgia cotton is considered as a specific example. The CAT bond contracts are based on percentage deviations of realized state

Dmitry V. Vedenov; James E. Epperson; Barry J. Barnett

2006-01-01

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Identifying Teaching and Learning In-Service 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 training for agriculture teachers. This study looks at Georgia agriculture teachers' perceived importance of, and competence in, teaching and learning, and identifies their in-service needs. A range of competencies from teaching students problem-solving and decision making skills, motivating

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

2005-01-01

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Solar Total Energy: Large Scale Experiment, Shenandoah, Georgia Site. Annual Report, June 1978-June 1979.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A background summary and a complete description of the progress and current status of activities relative to the Cooperative Agreement for the Solar Total Energy - Large Scale Experiment at the Bleyle Knitwear Plant at Shenandoah, Georgia are presented. A...

E. J. Ney

1979-01-01

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Competency Based Certification of School Administrators: The Georgia Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Georgia's competency testing program has gained national recognition and has served as a model for other states planning such programs. The focus of this paper is on the Teacher Certification Test (TCT) in Administration and Supervision developed to conform to stringent legal and job-relatedness requirements. The test is required of educators…

Schnittjer, Carl J.; Flippo, Rona F.

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An Account of Georgia's Experience with the Regents' English Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To assure that students graduating from the institutions of higher education in Georgia possess basic academic literacy, an essay test was devised to provide system-wide information on the status of student competence in the areas of reading and writing and to identify those students who do not attain the expected levels of competence. The…

Naugle, Helen H.

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Solar total energy: large scale experiment, Shenandoah, Georgia Site. Annual report, June 1978June 1979  

Microsoft Academic Search

A background summary and a complete description of the progress and current status of activities relative to the Cooperative Agreement for the Solar Total Energy - Large Scale Experiment at the Bleyle Knitwear Plant at Shenandoah, Georgia are presented. A statement of objectives and an abstract of progress to date are included. This is followed by a short introduction containing

Ney

1979-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

R. W. Hunke; J. A. Leonard

1981-01-01

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Using Laboratory Experiments for Policymaking: An Example from the Georgia Irrigation Reduction Auction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In recent years, interest has been growing in policy applications of different auction systems. This paper reports a series of experiments that were used to design and implement an auction in a unique policymaking environment. In April 2000, the Georgia legislature passed a law that mandated that the state hold an auction in drought years to pay…

Cummings, Ronald G.; Holt, Charles A.; Laury, Susan K.

2004-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

A preliminary design study is described for the Solar Total Energy System (STES) for the U.S. Department of Energy's Large Scale Experiment at Shenandoah, Georgia. The STES will supply electric power, process steam, and hot water for heating and air conditioning of a 42,000-sq-ft building. In addition to the preliminary design, the study includes experiment site layout, definition of site-specific

A. J. Poche; S. A. Haas; R. W. Hunke

1978-01-01

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Stream buffer effectiveness in an agriculturally influenced area, southwestern Georgia: responses of water quality, macroinvertebrates, and amphibians.  

PubMed

To determine useful metrics for assessing stream water quality in the Southeastern Coastal Plain, we examined differences among two buffered and three unbuffered streams in an agricultural landscape in southwestern Georgia. Potential indicators included amphibian diversity and abundance, aquatic macroinvertebrate populations, riparian vegetative structure, water quality, and stream physical parameters. Variability among sites and treatments (buffered vs. unbuffered) existed, with sites in the same treatment as most similar, and disturbances from a nearby eroding gully strongly affecting one unbuffered site. Of the invertebrate metrics examined, percentages of clingers, Ephemeroptera-Plecoptera-Trichoptera (EPT), Elmidae (Coleoptera), Crustacea (Decapoda and Amphipoda), and dipterans were found to be possible indicators of stream health for perennial streams within this region. Overall, buffered sites showed higher percentages of sensitive invertebrate groups and showed lower and more stable concentrations of nitrate N, suspended solids, and fecal coliforms (FCs). Percent canopy cover was similar among sites; however, riparian vegetative coverage and percent leaf litter were greatest at buffered sites. No differences in amphibian abundance, presence, and absence within the riparian area were apparent between sites; however, instream larval salamanders were more abundant at buffered streams. In this study, stream buffers appeared to decrease nutrient and sediment loads to adjacent streams, enhancing overall water quality. Selected benthic macroinvertebrate metrics and amphibian abundance also appeared sensitive to agricultural influences. Amphibians show potential as indicator candidates, however further information is needed on their responses and tolerances to disturbances from the microhabitat to landscape levels. PMID:16973634

Muenz, Tara K; Golladay, Stephen W; Vellidis, George; Smith, Lora L

2006-09-13

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Feeding Preferences of the Larval Southern Two-Lined Salamander, Eurycea Cirrigera, in an Impacted Agricultural Area, Southwest Georgia.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Feeding preference of the stream-dwelling Southern Two-lined Salamander, Eurycea cirrigera, was examined in streams affected by agricultural practices in southwest Georgia. Larvae were collected within bimonthly benthic macroinvertebrate samples from February 2002 to February 2003. Five stream reaches were sampled, two of which were fenced from cattle and three allowed cattle access. Forty larvae were recovered from the invertebrate collections, with significantly higher captures at fenced sites than unfenced sites. The entire digestive tract was removed from larvae and stomach contents were examined to better understand prey selection in streams with differing intensities of adjacent agricultural land-use. Invertebrates were enumerated in 34 salamander stomachs, with Chironomidae comprising the largest percentage of individuals found, both in stomach contents and habitat collections. Electivity values showed a wide range of variability among individual salamanders, however, overall indices suggest slight positive selection for a subfamily of the Chironomidae, the Tanypodinae. It appears that E.cirrigera larvae select for Tanypodinae, however, this invertebrate group was found at all stream sites, suggesting factors other than prey abundance, such as stream habitat quality, may also influence larval salamander abundance.

Muenz, T. K.; Golladay, S. W.; Smith, L. L.; Vellidis, G.

2005-05-01

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Georgia's Residential Restitution Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The experience and potential of Georgia's program of residential restitution centers is reviewed. The Georgia centers are offender-focused rather than victim-focused, thus differing from state victim compensation programs. Ten centers serve designated jud...

J. R. Weber

1978-01-01

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Proceedings of the Annual National Agricultural Education Research Meeting (12th, Atlanta, Georgia, December 6, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These proceedings include the following papers: "An Assessment of the National FFA Public Service Announcement Program" (Sutphin, Dillon, and Rush); "Educational Objectives and Administrative Criteria for the National FFA Contest Program" (Smith and Kahler); "A National Profile of Agricultural Teacher Educators and State Supervisors of Vocational…

American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA. Agricultural Education Div.

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An Experiment in Autonomy: Secondary School Television Use in Two Coastal Georgia Schools.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two high schools in the coastal Georgia area, serviced by a local television broadcasting station, participated in a pilot study for the Regional Instructional Television Project initiated by the Georgia State Board of Education. The Project's overall obj...

R. Haugh N. M. Neubert

1977-01-01

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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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Feasibility of using FGD gypsum to conserve water and reduce erosion from an agricultural soil in Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Crop production in Georgia and the Southeastern U.S. can be limited by water. Highly-weathered, drought-prone soils are susceptible to runoff and erosion. Rainfall patterns generate runoff producing storms followed by extended periods of drought during the crop growing season. Thus, supplemental irrigation is often needed to sustain profitable crop production. Increased water retention and soil conservation would efficiently improve water

C. C. Truman; R. C. Nuti; L. R. Truman; J. D. Dean

2010-01-01

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Survival dynamics of fecal bacteria in ponds in agricultural watersheds of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Animal agriculture in watersheds produces manure bacteria that may contaminate surface waters and put public health at risk. We measured fecal indicator bacteria (commensal Escherichia coli and fecal enterococci) and manure pathogens (Salmonella and E. coli 0157:H7), and physic–chemical parameters in pond inflow, within pond, pond outflow, and pond sediments in three ponds in agricultural watersheds. Bishop Pond with perennial

Michael B. Jenkins; Dinku M. Endale; Dwight S. Fisher; M. Paige Adams; Richard Lowrance; G. Larry Newton; George Vellidis

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Farmer Experience of Pluralistic Agricultural Extension, Malawi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: Malawi's current extension policy supports pluralism and advocates responsiveness to farmer demand. We investigate whether smallholder farmers' experience supports the assumption that access to multiple service providers leads to extension and advisory services that respond to the needs of farmers. Design/methodology/approach: Within a…

Chowa, Clodina; Garforth, Chris; Cardey, Sarah

2013-01-01

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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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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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CAREER CHOICES AND CAREER EXPERIENCES AMONG WOMEN IN SECONDARY AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study described women's career choices and career experiences in secondary agricultural education using the Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 2002) as a theoretical frame. Consistent with the SCCT model, women's decision to become high school agricultural education teachers was strongly influenced by their high school agricultural education teachers and a love of teaching students about

Kathleen D. Kelsey

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Data analysis of the NOAA-GIT (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Georgia Institute of Technology) millimeter-wave propagation experiment near Faltville, Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors discuss the quantities calculated from the millimeter-wave and micrometeorological data base. The data base was obtained from the millimeter-wave propagation experiment conducted near Flatville, Illinois, by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT). The repair of data-base errors by digital computation is also discussed, and the overall structure of the data-processing programming

R. J. Hill; W. P. Schoenfeld; J. P. Riley; J. T. Priestley; S. F. Clifford

1985-01-01

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Experiences in Vocational Agricultural Education. Part 1, Teaching High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Part 1 of a 6-part series of pamphlets deals with anecdotes from the author's diverse teaching experiences in a high school vocational agriculture program. The 11 stories, to be utilized in vocational agriculture teacher education, are followed by questions and activities analyzing the case studies and prompting alternative solutions. The stories…

Clark, Raymond M.

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Experiences in Vocational Agricultural Education. Part 3, Post-High School Farmer Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Part 3 of a 6-part series of pamphlets contains anecdotes of a vocational agriculture teacher's (who was also a State Supervisor) experiences in both young farmer and adult farmer programs. The pamphlet, based on actual happenings, is intended primarily for use in pre-service and in-service vocational agriculture teacher education and presents…

Clark, Raymond M.

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Effects of Inclusive Village Level Public Agricultural Extension Service: Policy Reform Experiment in Western China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The top down public agricultural extension system in China and its early reforms during the 1990’s has left millions of farmers without access to extension services. An inclusive agricultural extension system was introduced in 2005 to better meet the diverse technology needs of small farmers. Three key features of the experiment are 1) inclusion of all farmers as target beneficiaries,

Ruifa Hu; Yaqing Cai; Kevin Z. Chen; Ynogwei Cui; Jikun Huang

2009-01-01

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An Experiment in Teaching Agricultural Occupations Information to High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To compare the educational effectiveness of three methods of teaching agricultural occupations information associated with land use and conservation to Grade 9 and 10 students of vocational agriculture, 424 students in 24 schools in western and central Pennsylvania were selected for an 18-hour instructional experiment. Eight schools were randomly…

Shontz, David Frank

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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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California experience with electrical load management in agriculture  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes the results of some six years of studies to evaluate load management programs for agriculture. From the farmer's standpoint, load shifting becomes a trade-off between energy cost savings provided by the TOU rate versus capital and operational costs required to make the load shift.

Curley, R.G.; Roberts, E.B.; Hagan, R.M.

1987-01-01

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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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Resolving the agriculture-petroleum conflict: the experience of cacao smallholders in Mexico  

SciTech Connect

In 1972, PEMEX, the Mexican national oil company, discovered huge reserves of oil and natural gas along the Gulf Coast, and began intensive exploitation in Tabasco and northern Chiapas states. Severe conflict between PEMEX and the agricultural economy of Tabasco seemed certain. But despite problems of labor scarcity, inflation, migration, pollution, agricultural production 1974 to 1979 increased for the state's major products - cacao, coconut, beef, and bananas. This study analyzes how agriculture-petroleum conflicts have been resolved in Tabasco, and how relevant its experience is to other agricultural areas undergoing rapid large-scale industrial development. Cacao farming was chosen as a case study. Detailed farm budget, family employment, and technical production data were used to document farm production strategies. Research results suggest that resolution of agriculture-petroleum conflicts depends on: demographic conditions, employment conditions, agricultural prices, petroleum company flexibility, government development policy, and farmer political strength. Support for the campesino sector is critical.

Scherr, S.J.

1983-01-01

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Strong Villages, Strong Country: Leadership Development of Future Farmers of Georgia Adolescents Participating in a Weeklong Leadership Training Institute  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strong Villages, Strong Country is the motto for the Future Farmers of Georgia (FFG) youth organization in the Republic of Georgia. In an effort to assist with agricultural and youth development in the country of Georgia, FFG was established as an organization that uses the context of agriculture to build leaders that will help move the country to a new

Maria Navarro; John C. Ricketts

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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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Food Policy Institute at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Established as a research unit of Rutgers University, the Food Policy Institute is interested in "supporting public and private decision makers who shape aspects of the food system within which government, agriculture, industry and the consumer interact." Interested parties can get the basic sense of what the Institute does on a regular basis by looking over the short introductory essay in the "About Us" area. Moving on, users can look over the "Research Projects" area, and then make their way to the "Publications" area. Policymakers and agricultural specialists will be delighted to learn about reports such as "The U.S. Food Import System: Issues, Processes and Proposals" and "The Economic Impact of Agritourism in New Jersey: A 2006 Assessment". The site is rounded out by the "Resources" section, which contains handy links to government agencies, academic institutions, and industry groups working in this area.

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Droughts in Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Droughts do not have the immediate effects of floods, but sustained droughts can cause economic stress throughout the State. The word 'drought' has various meanings, depending on a person's perspective. To a farmer, a drought is a period of moisture deficiency that affects the crops under cultivation - even two weeks without rainfall can stress many crops during certain periods of the growing cycle. To a meteorologist, a drought is a prolonged period when precipitation is less than normal. To a water manager, a drought is a deficiency in water supply that affects water availability and water quality. To a hydrologist, a drought is an extended period of decreased precipitation and streamflow. Droughts in Georgia have severely affected municipal and industrial water supplies, agriculture, stream water quality, recreation at major reservoirs, hydropower generation, navigation, and forest resources. In Georgia, droughts have been documented at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamflow gaging stations since the 1890's. From 1910 to 1940, about 20 streamflow gaging stations were in operation. Since the early 1950's through the late 1980's, about 100 streamflow gaging stations were in operation. Currently (2000), the USGS streamflow gaging network consists of more than 135 continuous-recording gages. Ground-water levels are currently monitored at 165 wells equipped with continuous recorders.

Barber, Nancy L.; Stamey, Timothy C.

2000-01-01

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Effects of inclusive public agricultural extension service: Results from a policy reform experiment in Western China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The top-down public agricultural extension system in China and its early commercialization reforms during the 1990s have left millions of farmers without access to extension services. A pilot inclusive agricultural extension system was introduced in 2005 to better meet the diverse needs of small-scale farmers. Three key features of the experiment are (1) inclusion of all farmers as target beneficiaries,

Ruifa Hu; Yaqing Cai; Kevin Z. Chen; Yongwei Cui; Jikun Huang

2010-01-01

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REGULATION OF ANIMAL CARE AND RESEARCH? VIEWPOINT OF AN AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION SCIENTIST 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The issue of regulating animal care in modern animal production systems and in the research laboratory is discussed from the perspective of an animal scientist with a farm background and 25 years of agricultural experiment station experience. Evidence is presented for a long-term association of humans with (and dependence on) animals, which extends into prehistory far beyond the beginnings

Duane E. Ulirev

2010-01-01

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Effects of the changing structure of agriculture on nonwhite farming in the U.S., the South, and Georgia: 1954–1978  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the impact of selected changes in agriculture on nonwhite farming in America during the period 1954–1978. The issues addressed relate to the decline in the number of farms, the decline in non?white land ownership, and the general economic situation of nonwhite farm households. Comparisons are made of the plight of nonwhite and white farm(er)s within the context

E. Yvonne Beauford; H. Max Miller; Melvin E. Walker Jr

1984-01-01

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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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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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The Application of Digital Image Processing in the Evaluation of Agricultural Experiments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The joint application of digital image processing can open new possibilities in the evaluation of agricultural experiments. We in their lecture are giving a short summary about certain processes carried out in the following branches: measuring of leaf surface and structural changes caused by pest, measuring of the phytotoxic effects of herbicides, separation and measuring of diseased and healthy plant

József Berke; Katalin Györffy; Géza Fischl; Lászlo Kárpáti; József Bakonyi

1993-01-01

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Geostatistical analysis of the soil and crop parameters in a field experiment on precision agriculture  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A thorough geostatistical analysis was performed of the spatial variability of the soil properties, the sowing parameters, and the wheat yield in a field experiment under precision agriculture conditions. It was found that most of the soil parameters are significantly correlated and can be successfully mapped using kriging procedures, which ensure the optimum development of agrochemical cartograms for agricultural fields. It was also shown that the sowing parameters had a significantly lower spatial correlation; their cartograms could be drawn, although with worse accuracy. The quality parameters of the wheat grain showed no spatial correlation.

Sidorova, V. A.; Zhukovskii, E. E.; Lekomtsev, P. V.; Yakushev, V. V.

2012-08-01

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60 FR 40390 - Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Georgia Tech Research Reactor; Issuance of Partial...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...emergency provisions for the Olympics are being planned by Georgia Tech in coordination with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia...

1995-08-08

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Cooperating Teachers' Perceptions of Student Teachers' Level of Preparation at Completion of the Agricultural Teacher Education Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to determine, as witnessed by cooperating teachers, what learning gaps pre-service teachers brought to the student teaching experience. A revised version of Duncan, Ricketts, Peake, and Uesseler (2005) needs assessment instrument was used to gather data from cooperating agriculture teachers that were on the state approved list in Georgia (N=52). The findings of this

Amy Crump; John C. Ricketts; Dennis W. Duncan; Jan Bertrang

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Wood energy in Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The forest resources of Georgia are reviewed in relation to energy production. Methods of harvesting and the residues and total biomass generated which are reviewed include commercial harvesting, control plot, (no management), clear-cutting, selective thinning, and firewood plot. The gasification project at Rome, Georgia, is described. Another project is a wood-fired lumber dryer modified for drying corn, soy beans, and

1980-01-01

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Survey of Georgia Employers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The business and industry representatives present at the initial meeting of each of Georgia's 16 state technical committees responsible for reviewing the curricula offered by Georgia technical institutes were surveyed to gather information about general trends in the workplace and ways of relating those trends to planning/revising technical…

Harnish, Dorothy; Anukam, Ray

1996-01-01

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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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Lessons from the Georgia floods.  

PubMed Central

In July 1994, tropical storm Alberto brought heavy rains to parts of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. In South Georgia, rivers rose 44 feet above flood stage, muddy water covered 10,000 square miles, and 31 lives were lost. In implementing the Health and Medical Services portion of the FEMA Federal Response Plan, the Public Health Service learned lessons from this experience that can be applied to planning for other natural disasters. Continuous reassessment to assure the best utilization of resources in rapidly changing conditions, cross-training in the content of emergency plans at all levels, and on-going face-to-face liaison among response managers will improve response efforts. Populations with special medical needs must become part of any response design. The effects that any response activity may have on the community as a whole should be carefully considered before action is taken. Images p685-a p687-a

Clinton, J J; Hagebak, B R; Sirmons, J G; Brennan, J A

1995-01-01

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Agricultural Production.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brochure describes the philosophy and scope of a secondary-level course in agricultural production. Addressed in the individual units of the course are the following topics: careers in agriculture and agribusiness, animal science and livestock production, agronomy, agricultural mechanics, supervised occupational experience programs, and the…

Lehigh County Area Vocational-Technical School, Schnecksville, PA.

55

Neighborhood Analysis, Jefferson, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report examines the nature and extent of blight in various areas of Jefferson, Georgia. The city was divided into four neighborhoods or sub areas for which data were gathered and analyzed according to land use, structural condition, environmental cond...

J. D. McAlister

1971-01-01

56

Vegetation water content mapping in a diverse agricultural landscape: National Airborne Field Experiment 2006  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mapping land cover and vegetation characteristics on a regional scale is critical to soil moisture retrieval using microwave remote sensing. In aircraft-based experiments such as the National Airborne Field Experiment 2006 (NAFE'06), it is challenging to provide accurate high resolution vegetation information, especially on a daily basis. A technique proposed in previous studies was adapted here to the heterogenous conditions encountered in NAFE'06, which included a hydrologically complex landscape consisting of both irrigated and dryland agriculture. Using field vegetation sampling and ground-based reflectance measurements, the knowledge base for relating the Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) and the vegetation water content was extended to a greater diversity of agricultural crops, which included dryland and irrigated wheat, alfalfa, and canola. Critical to the generation of vegetation water content maps, the land cover for this region was determined from satellite visible/infrared imagery and ground surveys with an accuracy of 95.5% and a kappa coefficient of 0.95. The vegetation water content was estimated with a root mean square error of 0.33 kg/m2. The results of this investigation contribute to a more robust database of global vegetation water content observations and demonstrate that the approach can be applied with high accuracy.

Cosh, Michael H.; Tao, Jing; Jackson, Thomas J.; McKee, Lynn; O'Neill, Peggy

2010-05-01

57

Deinstitutionalization of Mentally Retarded and Other Developmentally Disabled Persons: Lessons from the Experience of Five States. Volume 2. The Georgia State Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this project was to compare and evaluate the programs for the community care of the developmentally disabled in five states--California, Connecticut, Minnesota, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. The data were evaluated on the basis of eight key el...

C. Harmon G. Friday T. Joe V. Bradley M. A. Allard

1979-01-01

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A COMPARISON OF THE IMPACT OF TEACHING EVENTS UPON THE EXPERIENCE OF ENTRY-LEVEL AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION TEACHERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compared the nature and impact of teaching events experienced by 64 beginning agricultural education teachers from three cohorts. Initial events or experiences that had a major or critical impact upon the teaching experiences were: feeling in control of their programs, receiving respect from students, feeling support from their principal, experiencing self-confidence in their teaching and successful teaching activities,

Richard Joerger

59

Openness to Diversity and Challenge: Assessment of Undergraduate Attitudes and Experiences in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research used survey data to measure baseline levels of (1) openness to diversity and (2) diversity experience for students enrolled in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University in Fall semester, 2004. The study also used regression analysis to identify and quantify the determinants of student openness to diversity and challenge and the level of experience with diversity.

Andrew P. Barkley; Kristina Boone; Zelia Wiley Hollowat

2005-01-01

60

Biological Safety at the University of Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Georgia (UGA) biosafety program was initiated in response to requirements for recombinant DNA experiments rather than laboratory-acquired infections. This and other environmental safety programs at UGA are described, considering three of the four recognized levels of biocontainment. A fire extinguisher inspection computer program…

Rowe, Daryl E.

1983-01-01

61

Biological Safety at the University of Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The University of Georgia (UGA) biosafety program was initiated in response to requirements for recombinant DNA experiments rather than laboratory-acquired infections. This and other environmental safety programs at UGA are described, considering three of the four recognized levels of biocontainment. A fire extinguisher inspection computer…

Rowe, Daryl E.

1983-01-01

62

TROPICAL SPIDERWORT IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL IN GEORGIA FIELD CROPS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Tropical spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis), also known as Benghal dayflower, is a noxiuous, exotic invasive weed that has become a serious pest in many Georgia agricultural areas. A native of tropical Asia and Africa, tropical spiderwort was first observed in the United States in 1928 and placed ...

63

Georgia's Unusual "Electoral College"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports a unique partnership between Kennesaw State University and the Georgia state government involving the participation of computer experts in the deployment or electronic voting machines. The effort has received attention in Washington as scientists and government officials search for ways to reform election procedures across…

Foster, Andrea L.

2007-01-01

64

South Georgia Autograph Parties.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manager of the South Georgia College Bookstore describes several autograph parties used as a sales promotion technique. The planning process, including initial contacts with the guest authors, are discussed, and the schedules and events of the authors' visits are reviewed. (JMD)

Womack, Geneva H.

1978-01-01

65

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.

66

Impact Assessment of biological control in Africa -20 years experience of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the experience of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with impact assessment of biological control in Africa. The history of four case studies are presented: cassava mealybug, cassava green mite, mango mealybug and water hyacinth. To counter these alien pests, natural enemies was identified in the region of origin, studied in quarantaine, raised and released. All

Peter Neuenschwander; Hugo De Groote; Boru Douthwaite

67

Water - Essential Resource of the Southern Flint River Basin, Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Introduction Abundant water resources of the Flint River Basin have played a major role in the history and development of southwestern Georgia. The Flint River-along with its tributaries, wetlands, and swamps-and the productive aquifers of the river basin are essential components of the area's diverse ecosystems. These resources also are necessary for sustained agricultural, industrial, and municipal activities. Increasing, and in some cases conflicting, demand for water makes careful monitoring and wise planning and management of southwestern Georgia's water resources critical to the ecological and economic future of the area. This poster presents the major issues associated with increasing competition for water resources in the southern Flint River Basin.

Warner, Debbie; Norton, Virgil

2004-01-01

68

Locally Generated Printed Materials in Agriculture: Experience from Uganda and Ghana. Education Research Paper. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The needs of grassroots farmers in Uganda and Ghana for locally developed print materials were examined through a postal survey of nearly 200 organizations and examinations of 75 autonomous farmer groups and 95 organizations sharing agricultural information in both countries. Both printed agricultural information relevant to grassroots farmers and…

Carter, Isabel

69

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

70

MEASURING LEARNING IN THE AFFECTIVE DOMAIN USING REFLECTIVE WRITING ABOUT A VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE EXPERIENCE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agricultural educators are familiar with the three domains of learning: 1) cognitive, 2) affective, and 3) psychomotor. When teaching agricultural content, the instructional and assessment strategies are typically focused on the cognitive domain of learning because of the difficulty in measuring gains in the affective domain. The purpose of this study was to measure affective learning after viewing an asynchronously

Barry L. Boyd; Kim E. Dooley

71

Locally Generated Printed Materials in Agriculture: Experience from Uganda and Ghana. Education Research Paper. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The needs of grassroots farmers in Uganda and Ghana for locally developed print materials were examined through a postal survey of nearly 200 organizations and examinations of 75 autonomous farmer groups and 95 organizations sharing agricultural information in both countries. Both printed agricultural information relevant to grassroots farmers…

Carter, Isabel

72

Watermelon harvesting experiment of a heavy material handling agricultural robot with LQ control  

Microsoft Academic Search

For heavy material handling, we first propose an agricultural robot which consists of a 4-DOF underactuated manipulator, a crawler vehicle, and a passive hand in the first step. Then, we discuss the use of LQ control for high speed manipulation. We design a control system based on the characteristics of agricultural operations and the manipulator. The robust stability is analyzed

Satoru Sakai; Koichi Osuka; H. Fukushima; Michihisa Iida

2002-01-01

73

Georgia Tech: Microelectronics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission of the Microelectronics Research Center of Georgia Tech is "to facilitate research on a variety of new materials, device structures, and micro-electromechanical systems." The group has established a silicon CMOS processing baseline and a procedure for equipment and processing training, which it calls the Platform. The Center makes the Platform available to the Georgia Tech community and to other research communities worldwide. The components of the Platform, which include baselines, research, people, training and services, are described on this website. The Documents section includes information on the equipment as well as recipes and seminar notes, which are free to download. Some sections of the website are only accessible to group members.

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Gerontology research in Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gerontology research carried out in different scientific centers of Georgia follows the basic directions of most work in this\\u000a field: epidemiology, investigation of the mechanisms of aging, and finding ways to prevent senile pathologies and to prolong\\u000a life. The genealogy and epidemiology of long-living peaple have been studied in areas with high occurrence of these people\\u000a by considering the sex

Teimuraz Lezhava; Jamlet Monaselidze; Tina Jokhadze; Nona Kakauridze; Nodar Khodeli; Mamanti Rogava; Tamara Bochorishvili; Maia Gorgoshidze; Dato Khachidze; Eteri Lomidze; Jaba Tkemaladze; Kote Chichinadze; Marina Koridze; Rusudan Khukhuneishvili; Nato Zosidze; Marina Nagervadze; Tamara Buadze; Maia Gaiozishvili

2011-01-01

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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...

77

The once and future georgic: agricultural practice, environmental knowledge, and the place for an ethic of experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper re-introduces the georgic ethic and the role it has historically played in debates about new agricultural practices.\\u000a Public engagement, participatory research, and greater local involvement in crafting new means to work the land flood the\\u000a literature of agrarian studies. Putting the experience- and place-based georgic into that discourse can help deepen its character\\u000a and future possibilities. The paper

Benjamin R. Cohen

2009-01-01

78

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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USE OF TRACER INJECTION EXPERIMENTS TO QUANTIFY NITRATE LOSS IN TWO ADJACENT WETLAND STREAMS DRAINING AN AGRICULTURAL FIELD IN THE GEORGIA PIEDMONT  

EPA Science Inventory

This study investigated the extent to which nitrate was removed from and/or stored in a small wetland depression downgradient of a 10-ha cattle rotational grazing pasture and a 2.5-ha cropped catchment at the USDA-ARS J. Phil Campbell Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Center in W...

80

Neotropical Forest Conservation, Agricultural Intensification, and Rural Out-migration: The Mexican Experience  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Forest loss in the tropics is one of the most critical contemporary environmental problems. Understanding the complex sociopolitical and ecological forces operative in producing this problem has thus become an important scientific mandate. Some recent literature has suggested that modern market economy trends in Latin AmericaâÂÂnamely, rural out-migration and policies strongly favoring high-input, industry-based agricultureâÂÂhave helped curtail and sometimes revert the net loss of tropical forests, mainly through afforestation of land abandoned by smallholders. Government in Mexico, a megadiverse country with one of the biggest out-migration and remittance economies in the world, has excelled in applying free-market policies and in discouraging historical smallholder agriculture. Our analysis of Mexico's development path and of recent deforestation and reforestation trends at the national, regional, and local levels shows that, contrary to expectations, net deforestation is still occurring, and that other development, agricultural, and reforestation strategies are needed.

Luis García-Barriosâ (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México;Departamento de Sistemas de Producción Alternativos)

2009-11-01

81

Identification and Specific Detection of a Novel Pseudomonadaceae Cluster Associated with Soils from Winter Wheat Plots of a Long-Term Agricultural Field Experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The genus Pseudomonas (sensu stricto) represents a group of microorganisms directly involved in functions conferring plant health. We performed a study in the DOK long-term agricultural field experiment on the basis of previously published Pseudomonas-selective PCR primers in order to investigate the community structure of the microbial groups defined by the target range of these primers. Three different agricultural management

Manuel Pesaro; Franco Widmer

2006-01-01

82

Implementation and monitoring measures to reduce agricultural impacts on water quality: US experience  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

As European nations move toward compliance with the EU Water Framework Directive, national efforts to manage and regulate agricultural impacts on water quality in the US can provide useful guidance. Concentration of livestock and poultry production in the US has changed the distribution of nutrient...

83

Implementation and monitoring to reduce agricultural impacts on water quality: US experiance  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

As European nations move toward compliance with the EU Water Framework Directive, national efforts to manage and regulate agricultural impacts on water quality in the US can provide useful guidance. Concentration of livestock and poultry production in the US has changed the distribution of nutrient...

84

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

85

Simulating Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics in Long-term Agricultural Experiments Using CQESTR  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Soil carbon (C) models are useful for examining the complex interactions between climate, crop, and soil management practices and their influences on long-term changes in soil organic carbon (SOC). The CQESTR model was developed to evaluate the effect of agricultural management practices on short- a...

86

Monitoring and modelling diffuse pollution from agriculture for policy support: UK and European experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The need to understand and mitigate diffuse water pollution from agriculture (DWPA) using a range of monitoring or modelling techniques and abatement methods has never been greater. In response to the widely reported detrimental environmental impacts of such pollution and the desire to safeguard water resources, a number of important legislative drivers have been introduced, including the Water Framework Directive

A. L. Collins; D. F. McGonigle

2008-01-01

87

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

88

Salt River Project experience in conversion from agriculture to urban water use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Salt River Project (SRP) was established in 1903 to deliver water to farms on about 250,000 ac (100,000 ha) located in South-Central\\u000a Arizona. While SRP continues to deliver water to the entire area, today only about 10% of that land is still in agriculture.\\u000a The remainder has been urbanized. Urbanization of the vast majority of water service area has caused SRP to

Robert S. Gooch; Paul A. Cherrington; Yvonne Reinink

2007-01-01

89

Experience from use of GMOs in Argentinian agriculture, economy and environment.  

PubMed

Argentina is the second largest grower of genetically modified (GM) crops. This high level of adoption of this new agricultural technology is the result of a complex combination of circumstances. We can identify four main causes that led to this: political support (from agriculture officials), ability to solve prevalent farmers' needs, economic and environmental factors and an early implementation of effective regulations. The political willingness to study this new technology and crops as well as the recruitment of sound professionals and scientists to perform the task was crucial. These professionals, with very diverse backgrounds, created the necessary regulatory framework to work with these new crops. Farmers played a decisive role, as adopting this new technology solved some of their agronomic problems, helped them perform more sustainable agronomic practices and provided economic benefits. Nonetheless, all these advancements had not been possible without a rational, science-based and flexible regulatory framework that would make sure that the GM crops were safe for food, feed and processing. PMID:20580682

Burachik, Moisés

2010-05-16

90

The Influence of Peer Teaching and Early Field Experience on Teaching Efficacy Beliefs of Preservice Educators in Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agricultural teacher educators continue to face the problem of retention and recruitment of teachers who teach agriculture in public schools. In an effort to improve the preparation of teachers in agricultural education, this study was framed conceptually that the recruitment and retention of agricultural educators could be influenced by their teaching efficacy beliefs. Teaching efficacy is the belief that teachers

Neil A. Knobloch

91

Gerontology research in Georgia.  

PubMed

Gerontology research carried out in different scientific centers of Georgia follows the basic directions of most work in this field: epidemiology, investigation of the mechanisms of aging, and finding ways to prevent senile pathologies and to prolong life. The genealogy and epidemiology of long-living peaple have been studied in areas with high occurrence of these people by considering the sex ratio and social status of the long-living, the influence of environmental factors, and the development of senile pathologies. According to the centrosome (centriole) model of aging, the centrosomes and the cytoskeleton, important structures in cellular differentiation and morphogenesis, may be involved in the initiation of the replication senescence mechanism. Our analysis of genetic studies shows that progressive chromosome heterochromatinization (condensation of eu- and heterochromatin regions) occurs in aging. Decreases in the repair processes and increases in the frequency of chromosome aberrations during aging are secondary to this progressive chromosome heterochromatinization. Chromosome heterochromatinization is a key factor in aging but may be reversible under the influence of bioregulators, some chemical substances, and heavy metal salts. The study of chromosome heterochromatinization may provide clues to the potential for prolonging the human lifespan. PMID:20480236

Lezhava, Teimuraz; Monaselidze, Jamlet; Jokhadze, Tina; Kakauridze, Nona; Khodeli, Nodar; Rogava, Mamanti; Bochorishvili, Tamara; Gorgoshidze, Maia; Khachidze, Dato; Lomidze, Eteri; Tkemaladze, Jaba; Chichinadze, Kote; Koridze, Marina; Khukhuneishvili, Rusudan; Zosidze, Nato; Nagervadze, Marina; Buadze, Tamara; Gaiozishvili, Maia

2010-05-18

92

Georgia mental health country profile.  

PubMed

This article is on the mental health of the population of Georgia describing context and mental health needs, extrinsic and intrinsic influences on mental health in the country, and health and social services for people with mental health problems and mental illnesses. The mental health profile of Georgia has been compiled with the help of an instrument developed by the International Consortium on Mental Health. Georgia is one of the former republics of the USSR with a population of about 4.5 million people. Political, social and economic changes have led to wide scale social stress in Georgia in recent years and to related psychosocial and behavioural problems. Difficult economic conditions and internal displacement are thought to be key contributory factors to the three-fold increase in suicide experienced during the decade following independence. Georgia has produced a written mental health policy. However, its implementation is hampered by the lack of resources, training and community awareness. The Government has passed a Mental Health Act, but this is also ineffective at present due to a lack of staff, financing and appropriate facilities. PMID:15276943

Sharashidze, Manana; Naneishvili, George; Silagadze, Temuri; Begiashvili, Archil; Sulaberidze, Beso; Beria, Zurab

93

Nursing in Georgia 1975. A Perspective.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Nursing needs, resources, and educational patterns are examined in a 1975 report by Georgia's Statewide Master Planning Committee for Nursing and Nursing Education. The registered nurse population in Georgia is defined, based on a profile of health care p...

1975-01-01

94

Nutrient Mass Balance for the Mobile River Basin in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi  

Microsoft Academic Search

The source and fate of nutrients in the Mobile River drainage basin are important water-quality concerns in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Land cover in the basin is 74 percent forested, 16 percent agricultural, 2.5 percent developed, and 4 percent wetland. A nutrient mass balance calculated for 18 watersheds in the Mobile River Basin indicates that agricultural non-point nitrogen and phosphorus

D. A. Harned; J. S. Harvill; G. McMahon

2001-01-01

95

Fostering Agriculture Environmental Awareness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agriculture is important to any society, but its activity often has negative impact in the environment. We propose a game, implemented in the on-line virtual world platform Open-Simulator, that gives the opportunity to players to experience the potential effects of agriculture in the environment. The game was built with the purpose of promoting the awareness of agriculture issues, such as,

Rui Prada; Daniel Dias; Helmut Prendinger; Arturo Nakasone

2010-01-01

96

Sector cooperation on biodiversity and organic agriculture in Sweden - can the experiences be used in East Africa?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Between 1997 and 2003 a number of representatives from different stakeholders in the area of biodiversity and organic agriculture took part in a project to promote biodiversity in organic agriculture. Initially, the project was used to build up an overview of the knowledge in the area of biodiversity and organic agriculture. It was also seen as important to understand

Eva Mattsson

97

MOTIVATIONAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AGRICULTURAL. EDUCATION PROGRAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the motivational needs ojstudents enrolled in agricultural education classes in Georgia .The study was based on McClellands motivational needs theory .The data determined that agricultural students were motivated by the needjor achievement and that FFA members had a greater need for achievement, affiliation, and power than non FFA members. The study also

Jeff Turner; Ray V. Herren

98

AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF MANAGEMENT (ARM) MODEL VERSION II: REFINEMENT AND TESTING  

EPA Science Inventory

The Agricultural Runoff Management (ARM) Model has been refined and tested on small agricultural watersheds in Georgia and Michigan. The ARM Model simulates the hydrologic, sediment production, pesticide, and nutrient processes on the land surface and in the soil profile that det...

99

A Teaching Experiment in the Use of Greenhouse Facilities in Vocational Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Major purposes were to measure the comparative effectiveness of school greenhouses, community greenhouses, and classroom windowsills and a laboratory manual, functional experience, and teacher's own method for learning plant science principles relative to the environmental factors of light, temperature, moisture, aeration, and nutrients. Minor…

Drawbaugh, Charles Calvin

100

Publicâprivate partnerships for agricultural innovation: concepts and experiences from 124 cases in Latin America  

Microsoft Academic Search

Publicâprivate partnerships that aim at the development of innovations have gained increasing attention from governments, public research and private companies, because they enable partners to draw from complementary resources and profit from synergy and joint learning. This article develops arguments for when partnerships should form and compares them with experiences in real partnership cases in Latin America. Theoretically, partnerships make

Frank Hartwich; Jaime Tola

2007-01-01

101

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

102

The Negro in Revolutionary Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of pamphlets about the American Revolution in Georgia, this document explores the role of the black population during the Revolutionary War. Designed for junior and senior high school students, it can be used as supplementary reading or a one-week unit. A teacher's guide is included. Black life in the Revolutionary era, for both…

Hornsby, Alton, Jr.

103

Georgia Tech: Four Color Theorem  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Presented by Robin Thomas at the Georgia Institute of Technology, this page describes the four color theorem of graph theory. The page gives a history of the four color problem, the reasoning and outline of the proof, as well as configurations, discharging rules, and pointers. The page is also highlighted with graphs and examples to help visitors understand the theorem.

Thomas, Robin, 1962-

1969-12-31

104

Georgia Tech Sonic Boom Simulator.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

K. K. Ahuja

1992-01-01

105

Agriculture Education. Agriculture Structures.  

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 agriculture structures. The guide presents units of study in the following areas: (1) shop safety, (2) identification and general use of hand tools, (3) power tools, (4) carpentry, (5) blueprint…

Stuttgart Public Schools, AR.

106

Sustainable Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an overview of concepts of sustainable agriculture and possible methods of attaining sustainability of agricultural yields and production. Reasons are given as to why modern industrialised agriculture might be less sustainable in terms of yields than traditional agriculture. The question of whether organic agriculture is likely to be more sustainable than non-organic agriculture is considered as well

Clement A. Tisdell

2005-01-01

107

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

108

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

109

Overview of the Bushland Evapotranspiration and Agricultural Remote sensing EXperiment 2008 (BEAREX08): A field experiment evaluating methods for quantifying ET at multiple scales  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 2008, scientists from seven federal and state institutions worked together to investigate temporal and spatial variations of evapotranspiration (ET) and surface energy balance in a semi-arid irrigated and dryland agricultural region of the Southern High Plains in the Texas Panhandle. This Bushland Evapotranspiration and Agricultural Remote sensing EXperiment 2008 (BEAREX08) involved determination of micrometeorological fluxes (surface energy balance) in four weighing lysimeter fields (each 4.7 ha) containing irrigated and dryland cotton and in nearby bare soil, wheat stubble and rangeland fields using nine eddy covariance stations, three large aperture scintillometers, and three Bowen ratio systems. In coordination with satellite overpasses, flux and remote sensing aircraft flew transects over the surrounding fields and region encompassing an area contributing fluxes from 10 to 30 km upwind of the USDA-ARS lysimeter site. Tethered balloon soundings were conducted over the irrigated fields to investigate the effect of advection on local boundary layer development. Local ET was measured using four large weighing lysimeters, while field scale estimates were made by soil water balance with a network of neutron probe profile water sites and from the stationary flux systems. Aircraft and satellite imagery were obtained at different spatial and temporal resolutions. Plot-scale experiments dealt with row orientation and crop height effects on spatial and temporal patterns of soil surface temperature, soil water content, soil heat flux, evaporation from soil in the interrow, plant transpiration and canopy and soil radiation fluxes. The BEAREX08 field experiment was unique in its assessment of ET fluxes over a broad range in spatial scales; comparing direct and indirect methods at local scales with remote sensing based methods and models using aircraft and satellite imagery at local to regional scales, and comparing mass balance-based ET ground truth with eddy covariance and remote sensing-based methods. Here we present an overview of the experiment and a summary of preliminary findings described in this special issue of AWR. Our understanding of the role of advection in the measurement and modeling of ET is advanced by these papers integrating measurements and model estimates.

Evett, Steven R.; Kustas, William P.; Gowda, Prasanna H.; Anderson, Martha C.; Prueger, John H.; Howell, Terry A.

2012-12-01

110

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.

111

Georgia Tech sonic boom simulator  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

1992-04-01

112

Online Information Satisfaction: A Rasch Model Measurement of Information Management Experience within the Malaysian Agricultural Extension Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agriculture has recently turned to be the prime sector with special emphasis given by the Malaysian Government in their recent review of the Outline Planning Perspective 3 for the period 2000-2015. The focus of economic generator has now shifted from pure manufacturing to agro-industrial based. As such, the Ministry of Agriculture, Malaysia has taken task to develop various policies to

Sohaimi Zakaria; Azrilah Abdul Aziz

2009-01-01

113

5. VIEW OF TIMBER PILES SUPPORTING GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. ...  

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

5. VIEW OF TIMBER PILES SUPPORTING GEORGIA DOT BRIDGE NO. 111-00060P-00020N - Georgia DOT Bridge No. 111-00060P-00020N, Georgia State Route 60 spur spanning Hempton Creek, Mineral Bluff, Fannin County, GA

114

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP13-10-000] Liberty Energy (Georgia) Corp.; Notice of Application Take notice that on October 25, Liberty Energy (Georgia) Corp. (Liberty Georgia), 2845 Bristol Circle,...

2012-11-13

115

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

116

Effects of agricultural tillage practise on green house gas balance of an arable soil in a long term field experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Soils are an important part of the global carbon cycle. A large proportion of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is released from soils, though carbon sequestration occurs. Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions of soils are also believed to contribute significantly to the green house effect as well as the stratospheric ozone depletion. An important source of N2O emissions is denitrification of nitrate from nitrogen fertilized soils. Although it is desirable to minimize these emissions while maintaining high crop yields it is still poorly understood how green house gas emissions may be steered by agricultural management practise, i.e. tillage and fertilization systems . In an ongoing long term field experiment at the research farm Scheyern, Bavaria, a arable field with one homogenous soil formation was transformed into plots in a randomized design 14 years ago. Since then, they are managed using conventional tillage (CT) and no tillage (NT) as well as low and high fertilization. A conventional crop rotation is maintained on the field. Starting 2007, CO2 and N2O emissions were monitored continuously for 2.5 years. Furthermore water content, temperature and redox potential were measured in-situ as they are major factors on microbial activity and denitrification. Soil was sampled from the Ap horizons of the plots about twice a month and extracts from these soil samples were analyzed for dissolved organic carbon (DOC), ammonium, nitrate/nitrite, and dissolved organic nitrogen (DON). According to the results soil density and hydrology are clearly affected by tillage practise. DOC is more affected by tillage while concentration of nitrogen species is controlled mainly by fertilization. There are distinct differences in redox potential between CT and NT plots with CT plots having more anaerobic periods. CO2 and N2O emissions exhibit a clear seasonal pattern and are affected by both tillage system and fertilization

Munch, Jean Charles; Schilling, Rolf; Ruth, Bernhard; Fuss, Roland

2010-05-01

117

Democracy in Georgia Since the Rose Revolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Success for Georgia's nascent democracy would be a major success for the democracy-promotion efforts of the United States, which has hailed the democratization there since the Rose Revolution as a success even as concerns have been voiced by some observers regarding the pace and direction of this effort. The U.S. policy of unconditional support for Georgia's government and its disinterest

Lincoln A. Mitchell

2006-01-01

118

Fifteen Famous Supreme Court Cases from Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

John Inscoe, UGA professor of history and editor of the New Georgia Encyclopedia, invited Hosch Professor Dan T. Coenen to contribute a series of essays on the most significant U.S. Supreme Court cases that originated in the state of Georgia. This article, which proposes an unranked top 15 list, is built on this work.

Dan T. Coenen

2004-01-01

119

GEORGIA WATER RESOURCES: A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK  

Microsoft Academic Search

Action on the water front was relatively calm during the 2005-2006 Term of the Georgia General As- sembly. Compared to the previous term in which permit trading, interbasin transfers and water planning were among the most visible issues debated, there was less em- phasis on water-related legislation during this term. The creation of the Georgia Water Council and the effort

James E. Kundell

120

Georgia coast braces for G-8 whirlwind  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the G-8 Summit in June, representatives of the world’s leading economies—along with vast media coverage—will converge on an isolated barrier island off Georgia’s coast. Local leaders are hoping to capitalize on the publicity windfall while avoiding the strife that has marred some past summits.

anonymous

2004-01-01

121

LONG-TERM NITROGEN LOAD FROM THE LITTLE RIVER EXPERIMENTAL WATERSHED ON THE COASTAL PLAIN OF SOUTHWEST GEORGIA  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory initiated flow measurement of the Little River in a 334 km2 area near Tifton, Georgia in the late 1960’s. Monitoring of stream nitrogen concentrations began in 1974 for seven of the eight nested subwatersheds in the are...

122

Perceptions and Assessments of Georgian Agricultural Education Teachers Who Participated in a Professional Development Seminar in 2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent interest in establishing a formal agricultural education system in Georgia has resulted in assistance from the United States. Several American universities are presently working in cooperation with the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and the United States Department of Agriculture toward achieving that goal. The multi-fold purpose of this study was to describe selected characteristics of secondary agricultural educators

M. Craig Edwards; Dennis W. Duncan

123

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

124

Religious heritage and emerging tourism in the Republic of Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This brief research note describes the current situation regarding religiously based heritage tourism and pilgrimage in Georgia. Heritage in Georgia is almost synonymous with religious heritage. Few countries in the world possess such an intensity of built religious patrimony in a small territory as the foundations of their heritage tourism sector as Georgia does. Georgia is already an increasingly popular

Marina Metreveli; Dallen J. Timothy

2010-01-01

125

TRANSPORT AND TRANSFORMATION OF REACTIVE GASEOUS NITROGEN IN FERTILIZED AGRICULTURAL SOILS AND N SATURATED FOREST SOILS: MODELING AND EXPERIMENTS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Nitric oxide (NO) is a highly reactive gas that is produced by biological and chemical processes within soils of agricultural, forest, and other ecosystems. Emissions of NO from soils to the atmosphere represent losses of soil N that would otherwise be available for plant uptake. Once emitted to the...

126

[For periodization of history of fight against TB in Georgia].  

PubMed

Evolution of TB programs indicates the importance of analysis of existing experience and reasons of failure in planning of TB strategy for future. In spite of existing scientific researches in the field of history of fight against TB in Georgia, it turned out that the question is not mastered perfectly, various periods are not sorted out and the comparative analysis is not made. On account of this, a request was raised to elaborate a new periodization. The aim of our research is to work out a new variant of periodization of history of fight against TB in Georgia. Epidemic, literary and the official statistical data were worked out by the methods of historical analysis and standardization. According to the research, it turned out that the correlation exists between social -political state and the spreading of TB, which was reflected in our "step" pattern. It means to serve as criteria of spreading of tuberculosis and TB strategy. Concerning these criteria a new variant of periodization was elaborated and the separate stages were compared. It gives us opportunity to determine effective methods and measures and they should be envisaged in the condition of realisation DOTS strategy in Georgia. PMID:16905864

Sanikidze, E A; Vashakidze, L M

2006-07-01

127

Agricultural Operations  

MedlinePLUS

... associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure. 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 ), ...

128

Thermal Infrared Imagery for Better Water Conservation in Agricultural Fields  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Water conservation is an issue that involves all citizens in Georgia. Within the agricultural row crop community, water is a very important part of producing a harvestable and profitable product. Although irrigation is used only as a supplement to natural rainfall, it can greatly affect crop yield...

129

State of Georgia: Preliminary Report (EPSDT).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Georgia State Department of Human Resources, Medical Assistance Program, administers the EPSDT program. Three divisions of the Department of Human Resources--Benefit Payments, Physical Health and Social Services--share responsibility for various aspec...

1976-01-01

130

Time to talk more Georgia, Less Russia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Statehood and security: Georgia after the Rose Revolution \\/ Bruno Coppieters and Robert Legvold, editors. ? Cambridge, Mass.: American Academy of Arts and Sciences; MIT Press, c2005. ? xiii, 406 p. ? ISBN 0262033437. ? ISBN 026253276X (pbk.)

Anna Matveeva

2006-01-01

131

Virtual health care center in Georgia  

PubMed Central

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".

Schrader, Thomas; Kldiashvili, Ekaterina

2008-01-01

132

Bioregional Planning in Central Georgia, USA.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Human influences in the five-county region around Fort Benning, Georgia, USA, have been long and intense. Only 4% of the native longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) forest remains intact. Besides the loss of species, habitats, and ecosystem services associated...

L. Baskaran M. Aldridge M. Berry T. Arthur V. Dale

2005-01-01

133

Georgia's Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Pankisi Gorge region is located just south of the Georgian-Chechen border in the Republic of Georgia. Most of the inhabitants of the region are descendents of ethnic Chechen and Ingush, known as \\

Shorena Kurtsikidze; Vakhtang Chikovani

2002-01-01

134

Developmental Education in Georgia: A Statewide Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outlines progressive stages of the "Special Studies" developmental education program in the University of Georgia system. Illustrates the process by which prospective freshmen are identified as developmental students, placed in appropriate courses, and advanced to regular college credit classes. (DR)|

Davis, Cynthia

1979-01-01

135

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

136

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.

137

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

138

DeKalb County, Georgia Early Intervention Risk Assessment ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text VersionPage 1. DeKalb County, Georgia Early Intervention Risk Assessment Analysis ... DeKalb County, Georgia Early Intervention Risk Assessment Analysis ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/guidanceregulation

139

Military vehicle trafficking impacts on vegetation and soil bulk density at Fort Benning, Georgia  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Potential increases in wind erosion that might be brought about by military vehicles travelling on off-road sites during training are of concern to the Military establishment. Field studies were conducted in the summer of 2012 at Fort Benning, Georgia. The objective of the experiment was to assess t...

140

Identification and Specific Detection of a Novel Pseudomonadaceae Cluster Associated with Soils from Winter Wheat Plots of a Long-Term Agricultural Field Experiment  

PubMed Central

The genus Pseudomonas (sensu stricto) represents a group of microorganisms directly involved in functions conferring plant health. We performed a study in the DOK long-term agricultural field experiment on the basis of previously published Pseudomonas-selective PCR primers in order to investigate the community structure of the microbial groups defined by the target range of these primers. Three different agricultural management systems, i.e., conventional, biodynamic, and bio-organic, along with mineral and unfertilized controls were investigated, with each system planted with either winter wheat or a grass-clover ley. Amplified small-subunit rRNA gene fragments were analyzed using the genetic profiling techniques restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), revealing distinct differences between soils planted with winter wheat and grass clover but only minor differences between the management systems. Phylogenetic analyses of 59 clone sequences retrieved from bio-organic and unfertilized systems identified sequences related to Pseudomonas fluorescens and a novel cluster termed Cellvibrio-related Pseudomonadaceae (CRP). The CRP clones were exclusively isolated from winter wheat soil samples and were responsible for the crop-specific differences observed in RFLP and DGGE profiles. New primers were designed for the amplification of CRP targets directly from soil DNA, yielding strong signals exclusively for winter wheat soils. We concluded that crop-associated CRP exist in agricultural soils and that genetic profiling followed by specific probe design represents a valuable approach for identification as well as sensitive and rapid monitoring of novel microbial groups in the environment.

Pesaro, Manuel; Widmer, Franco

2006-01-01

141

Identification and specific detection of a novel pseudomonadaceae cluster associated with soils from winter wheat plots of a long-term agricultural field experiment.  

PubMed

The genus Pseudomonas (sensu stricto) represents a group of microorganisms directly involved in functions conferring plant health. We performed a study in the DOK long-term agricultural field experiment on the basis of previously published Pseudomonas-selective PCR primers in order to investigate the community structure of the microbial groups defined by the target range of these primers. Three different agricultural management systems, i.e., conventional, biodynamic, and bio-organic, along with mineral and unfertilized controls were investigated, with each system planted with either winter wheat or a grass-clover ley. Amplified small-subunit rRNA gene fragments were analyzed using the genetic profiling techniques restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), revealing distinct differences between soils planted with winter wheat and grass clover but only minor differences between the management systems. Phylogenetic analyses of 59 clone sequences retrieved from bio-organic and unfertilized systems identified sequences related to Pseudomonas fluorescens and a novel cluster termed Cellvibrio-related Pseudomonadaceae (CRP). The CRP clones were exclusively isolated from winter wheat soil samples and were responsible for the crop-specific differences observed in RFLP and DGGE profiles. New primers were designed for the amplification of CRP targets directly from soil DNA, yielding strong signals exclusively for winter wheat soils. We concluded that crop-associated CRP exist in agricultural soils and that genetic profiling followed by specific probe design represents a valuable approach for identification as well as sensitive and rapid monitoring of novel microbial groups in the environment. PMID:16391022

Pesaro, Manuel; Widmer, Franco

2006-01-01

142

Sustainable Agriculture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Purdue University's Sustainable Agriculture program provides electronic and print resources for farmers who wish to incorporate environmentally-sustainable farming techniques. Topics include community supported agriculture, enhancement of natural resources, and innovative marketing strategies. The site also provides links to farmer networks, professional development and research topics.

2007-02-09

143

Ground-water conditions in Georgia, 2000  

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.

Cressler, A. M.; Blackburn, D. K.; McSwain, K. B.

2001-01-01

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

Vineyard weeds control practices impact on surface water transfers: using numerical tracer experiment coupled to a distributed hydrological model to manage agricultural practices spatial arrangements.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In rural basins, agricultural landscape management highly influences water and pollutants transfers. Landuse, agricultural practices and their spatial arrangements are at issue. Hydrological model are widely used to explore impacts of anthropogenic influences on experimental catchments. But planning all spatial arrangements leads to a possible cases count which cannot be considered. On the basis of the recent « numerical experiment » approach, we propose a « numerical tracer function » which had to be coupled to a distributed rainfall-runoff model. This function simulate the transfer of a virtual tracer successively spread on each distributed unit inside the catchment. It allows to rank hydrological spatial units according to their hydrological contribution to the surface flows, particularly at the catchment outlet. It was used with the distributed model MHYDAS in an agricultural context. The case study concerns the experimental Roujan vine-growing catchment (1km², south of France) studied since 1992. In this Mediterranean context, we focus on the soil hydraulic conductivity distributed parameter because it highly depends on weed control practices (chemical weeding induces a lot more runoff than mechanical weeding). We checked model sensitivity analysis to soil hydraulic conductivity spatial arrangement on runoff coefficient, peak discharge and catchment lag-time. Results show (i) the use of the tracer function is more efficient than a random approach to improve sensitivity to spatial arrangements from point of view of simulated discharge range, (ii) the first factor explaining hydrological simulations variability was practices area ratio, (iii) variability induced by practices spatial arrangements was significant on runoff coefficient and peak discharge for balanced practices area ratio and on lag-time for low area ratio of chemical weeding practices. From the actual situation on the experimental Roujan catchment (40% of tilled and 60% of non tilled vineyard), we search, using the "numerical tracer function", the spatial arrangements of weeding practices to reduce outlet water flows modifying a minimum of fields usage. In conclusion, the proposed numerical tracer function and the associated surface unit ranking procedure could be used to analyze and/or anticipate impacts of agricultural landscape structure on water fluxes.

Colin, F.; Moussa, R.

2009-04-01

146

Directory of Professional Workers in State Agricultural Experiment Stations and Other Cooperating State Institutions, 1991-92 (Revised 1992).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The following explanations apply throughout the publication: Subject-matter workers in extension are generally shown under the respective department or division of the college; Certain institutions use the academic title for experiment station workers as ...

1992-01-01

147

Directory of Professional Workers in State Agricultural Experiment Stations and Other Cooperating State Institutions, 1988-89 (Revised).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The following explanations apply throughout the publication: Subject-matter workers in extension are generally shown under the respective department or division of the college; Certain institutions use the academic title for experiment station workers as ...

1990-01-01

148

The Effects of Georgia's Choice Curricular Reform Model on Third Grade Science Scores on the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Georgia's Choice reading curriculum on third grade science scores on the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test from 2002 to 2008. In assessing the effectiveness of the Georgia's Choice curriculum model this causal comparative study examined the 105 elementary schools that…

Phemister, Art W.

2010-01-01

149

Agriculture Education. Agricultural Metal Working.  

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 agricultural metal working. The guide presents units of study in the following areas: (1) oxyacetylene welding, (2) arc welding, (3) sheet metal, (4) blueprint reading for welders and (5) job…

Stuttgart Public Schools, AR.

150

Agricultural Energy Practices. Agriculture Energy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructional unit is one of 10 developed by students on various energy-related areas that deals specifically with agricultural energy practices. Its objective is for the student to be able to discuss energy use and conservation of resources in the production of agricultural products. Some topics covered are basic uses of direct energy in…

Crank, Ron

151

Agricultural Energy Practices. Agriculture Energy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructional unit is one of 10 developed by students on various energy-related areas that deals specifically with agricultural energy practices. Its objective is for the student to be able to discuss energy use and conservation of resources in the production of agricultural products. Some topics covered are basic uses of direct energy in…

Crank, Ron

152

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

153

Rehabilitating Agriculture and Promoting Food Security After the 2010 Pakistan Floods: Insights from the South Asian Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2010 floods in Pakistan had a devastating effect on the Pakistani population. This paper summarises recovery experiences from previous natural disasters in South Asia, including the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan and the 1998 flood in Bangladesh, and suggests several lessons relevant for recovery efforts following the 2010 Pakistan flood. First, market and trade policies should maintain adequate price incentives

Paul Dorosh; Sohail J. Malik; Marika Krausova

2010-01-01

154

Effect of fertilization on respiration from different sources in a sandy soil of an agricultural long-term experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Annual changes in stocks of soil organic carbon may be detected by measurement of heterotrophic respiration, but field studies of heterotrophic respiration in long-term fertilization experiments on sandy soils are scarce. Our objectives were to: (1)investigate the influence of fertilizer type on mineralization of soil organic carbon and crop residue, and (2) show how fertilization treatments affect the annual C

Felix Heitkamp; Nadine Jäger; Heinz Flessa; Joachim Raupp; Bernard Ludwig

2011-01-01

155

Effect of fertilization on respiration from different sources in a sandy soil of an agricultural long-term experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Annual changes in stocks of soil organic carbon may be detected by measurement of heterotrophic respiration, but field studies of heterotrophic respiration in long-term fertilization experiments on sandy soils are scarce. Our objectives were to: (1)investigate the influence of fertilizer type on mineralization of soil organic carbon and crop residue, and (2) show how fertilization treatments affect the annual C

Felix Heitkamp; Nadine Jäger; Heinz Flessa; Joachim Raupp; Bernard Ludwig

2012-01-01

156

Georgia Vocational Student Assessment Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project was conducted to develop vocational education tests for use in Georgia secondary schools, specifically for welding, machine shop, and sheet metal courses. The project team developed an outline of an assessment model that included the following components: (1) select a program for use in developing test items; (2) verify duties, tasks,…

Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States, Atlanta, GA.

157

African Swine Fever Virus Isolate, Georgia, 2007  

PubMed Central

African swine fever (ASF) is widespread in Africa but is rarely introduced to other continents. In June 2007, ASF was confirmed in the Caucasus region of Georgia, and it has since spread to neighboring countries. DNA fragments amplified from the genome of the isolates from domestic pigs in Georgia in 2007 were sequenced and compared with other ASF virus (ASFV) isolates to establish the genotype of the virus. Sequences were obtained from 4 genome regions, including part of the gene B646L that encodes the p72 capsid protein, the complete E183L and CP204L genes, which encode the p54 and p30 proteins and the variable region of the B602L gene. Analysis of these sequences indicated that the Georgia 2007 isolate is closely related to isolates belonging to genotype II, which is circulating in Mozambique, Madagascar, and Zambia. One possibility for the spread of disease to Georgia is that pigs were fed ASFV-contaminated pork brought in on ships and, subsequently, the disease was disseminated throughout the region.

Rowlands, Rebecca J.; Michaud, Vincent; Heath, Livio; Hutchings, Geoff; Oura, Chris; Vosloo, Wilna; Dwarka, Rahana; Onashvili, Tinatin; Albina, Emmanuel

2008-01-01

158

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

159

State Education Finance and Governance Profile: Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents the state education finance and governance profile of Georgia. States develop educational funding formulas to determine the total amount of funds needed for each student and to establish the state's share of those costs. Although the large majority of states use the common base or foundation formula (25 states and D.C.) or…

Iosava, Lela

2010-01-01

160

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

161

Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 2000-2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This Kids Count factbook examines statewide and county trends in the well-being of Georgia's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators in five domains: family and community, economic well-being, health, education, and safety and security. The 21 indicators of well-being are: (1) child population; (2) public school enrollment; (3)…

Dopkins, Laurie B.; Carter, John; Beavers, Barbara

162

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…

Georgians for Children, Atlanta, GA.

163

Assessment of Georgia's Shrimp and Crab Resources.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

White shrimp, brown shrimp, pink shrimp and blue crabs together produce an annual average of 93% of the ex-vessel value of marine products landed in Georgia. Shrimp landings (mostly white shrimp) account for 82%, while blue crab landings account for 11%. ...

J. L. Music

1978-01-01

164

Implementation of drug substitution therapy in Georgia.  

PubMed

The geopolitical uniqueness of the regional, socioeconomic situation and the existence of territories outside the control of the national government have facilitated the spread of drug use in Georgia. A special problem is injection of opiates, in particular heroin and Subutex (buprenorphine). It has been established that among registered HIV infected individuals the main route of transmission is injecting drug use. Although the prevalence of HIV among IDUs (injecting drug user) is only 1-3%, the high number of IDUs, and the high prevalence of hepatitis C in this population creates high risk of dramatic spread of HIV in Georgia. Beginning at the end of 2005, the GFATM (Global Fund against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) supported methadone substitution programmes in Georgia. At present, three programmes are functioning. At the same time, they involve 230 patients altogether. The studies carried out by the Research Institute on Addiction, with the aim to control the efficacy of pilot programmes have revealed a dramatic improvement of psychophysical state of patients, with very high rate of resocialization and decriminalization, significant diminishment of drug-related risky behaviour. Obtained results indicate high efficiency of methadone substitution programmes in Georgia, as an important tool both for treatment of opioid dependence and harm reduction. In order to obtain a more significant impact on public health substitution therapy programmes have to be further expanded. PMID:18935776

Todadze, Khatuna; Lezhava, Gela

2008-09-01

165

Legal Case for Russian Intervention in Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Article examines the legal argument for Russia's military intervention in Georgia. Russia's emphasis on the legal justification for intervention should be viewed as a significant step to the adaptation of Russian foreign policy to post-Soviet norms. Finally, having weathered this crisis, Russia will increasingly construct its foreign policy arguments with an eye toward both following and shaping international law.

Nicolai N. Petro

2008-01-01

166

Restructuring Education in Conyers, Georgia In Focus  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the fall of 1991, Salem High School in Conyers, Georgia opened its doors for the first time. It opened with ninth grade and will add the remaining grades in upcoming years. Salem is a pilot school with its focus on restructuring education. It is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools (Coalition), a project based at Brown University

Christy E. Lancaster

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

Examining School District Efficiency in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the relative production efficiency of school districts in Georgia using the modified quadriform method. Overall, we find that the modified quadriform allows state-level policymakers to access a basic tool for analysis that makes relative comparison of school district productivity for use in policy analysis and policy…

Houck, Eric A.; Rolle, R. Anthony; He, Jiang

2010-01-01

169

Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 2000-2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Kids Count factbook examines statewide and county trends in the well-being of Georgia's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators in five domains: family and community, economic well-being, health, education, and safety and security. The 21 indicators of well-being are: (1) child population; (2) public school enrollment; (3)…

Dopkins, Laurie B.; Carter, John; Beavers, Barbara

170

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.…

Young, Frank W.

2012-01-01

171

Educational Barriers for New Latinos in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recent influx of Latinos to new destinations in the Southeast offers a unique opportunity to explore educational outcomes in emerging gateway states. This study utilizes qualitative methods to predict future educational outcomes for Latinos in Georgia. Six primary barriers to Latino educational attainment were uncovered: (a) lack of…

Bohon, Stephanie A.; MacPherson, Heather; Atiles, Jorge H.

2005-01-01

172

Bioregional planning in central Georgia, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Human influences in the five-county region around Fort Benning, Georgia, USA, have been long and intense. Only 4% of the native longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) forest remains intact. Besides the loss of species, habitats, and ecosystem services associated with longleaf pine forests, the environmental concerns of the region include air, water, and noise pollution. The mix of federal and private

Virginia Dale; Matthew Aldridge; Taryn Arthur; Latha Baskaran; Michael Berry; Michael Chang; Rebecca Efroymson; Chuck Garten; Catherine Stewart; Robert Washington-Allen

2006-01-01

173

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...

174

Socioeconomic Predictors of Crime in Rural Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the impact of socioeconomic conditions on property and violent crimes in the 13 predominantly rural counties that form east-central Georgia, using data from 1975 to 1985. The results of the regression analysis serve to reemphasize the importance of socioeconomic variables such as unemployment, poverty, race, and family dependence on government assistance in predicting both property crime and

John A. Arthur

1991-01-01

175

New acoustic test facility at Georgia Tech  

Microsoft Academic Search

Georgia Tech's Integrated Acoustics Laboratory (IAL) is a state of the art research facility dedicated to the study of acoustics and vibration. The centerpiece of the laboratory is a 24 ft x24 ft x20 ft full anechoic chamber, which has been in operation since 1998. The IAL is currently expanding to include a reverberation room and hemi-anechoic chamber, designed and

Van Biesel; Kenneth Cunefare

2002-01-01

176

Community policing in the Republic of Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community policing is a collaborative effort between the police and the community that identifies problems of crime and disorder and involves all elements of the community in the search for solutions to these problems. It is founded on close, mutually beneficial ties between police and community members. In the former Soviet republic of Georgia, where corruption is endemic in nearly

James C. Thorn

2005-01-01

177

The Georgia Indian Frontier, 1773-1783.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of pamphlets about the American Revolution in Georgia, this document examines the relationship between Indians and Colonials in pre-revolutionary times. It can be used as supplementary reading or a two-week unit for junior or senior high school students. A brief teacher's guide is included. The main part of the document relates the…

O'Donnell, James H.

178

Economic Crisis and Educational Migration from Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper discusses trends in educational migration from Georgia. It attempts to describe patterns in the migrants' attitudes, career goals, motivations and actual careers (abroad or at home upon return). Some statistical data is included on long and short-term academic training abroad conducted by Western organizations. There is also special focus on the difficulties experienced by graduates while adjusting to

Tamar Mikadze; R. F. Wagner

179

Freshwater invertebrates of subantarctic South Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twenty?one lakes, ten pools, seven coastal pools, three streams, two seal wallows, a penguin wallow, and three flooded moss carpets on South Georgia were sampled for aquatic invertebrates. More than 100 invertebrate species were found comprising 59 species of Rotifera, 29 Arthropoda (including five Anomopoda, three Calanoida, two Harpacticoida, three Ostracoda, 12 Acarina and four Insecta) and at least 22

Herbert J. G. Dartnall

2005-01-01

180

Sixty Years of Creationism in Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines sociopolitical conditions that allowed pro-creationist and anti-evolutionist movements to thrive in Georgia and other southern States. Describes efforts by leading citizens to influence legislation toward propagation of the creationist philosophy, especially in education. Stresses the need for scientists and educators to oppose…

Saladin, Kenneth S.

1983-01-01

181

Institutional Research in Georgia Junior Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Questionnaires were sent to the Academic Deans of all two-year colleges in Georgia in order to obtain information on the status of institutional research in those institutions. Responses were received from all 17 of the public junior colleges and from all but three of the eight private junior colleges. Results of the study indicated: (1) 14% of…

Davis, Cynthia L.; Sparks, June R.

182

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

183

Comparative analysis of Multiple risks in the Western part of Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Georgia is prone to catastrophes. In the last two decades, there have occurred the following natural disasters: (a) Avalanches in Svaneti and Khevsureti, (b) landslides in the mountainous Achara, floods, (c) hurricane and drought in West and East Georgia, (d) Racha earthquake of 1991 and (e) the Tbilisi Earthquake of 2002. These phenomena are very special both from ecological and from social-economical points of view. By the disaster risk index obtained by the UNDP, Georgia is similar to countries with medium and high level risk. Therefore, natural disasters in Georgia are considered as a negative factor in the development process of the country. This implies the necessity of more active actions by all possible means to reduce the risk of natural disasters at each level and maintain the sustainable economic development of the country, including good education at the universities and schools for real understanding of natural hazards. The main goal of the work here is the assessment of 12 widespread natural disasters and multiple risks for political districts in West Georgia. These natural disasters include earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, floods, mudflows, droughts, hurricanes, lightning, hail, glaze, freezes, mists. The research was based on the following steps: (a) Creation of electronic detailed databases of natural disasters that occurred in Georgia. These databases consist of the parameters of such hazardous phenomena class that caused natural disasters. (b) Quantitative investigation of energetic and spatial-time regularities of 12 natural disasters for the territory of Georgia. Estimation of people and environment (technosphere) vulnerability. (c) Elaboration of mathematical models and algorithms of disasters multiple risks taking into account the concrete conditions: (i) Sharing and generalization of gathered experience in the world. This allows more proper and wide comparison of the multiple risks of Caucasus countries; (ii) Taking into account the general formula of risk = hazard x damage, transfer from analyze of separate risk to its complex one; (iii) Taking into account the reality of Georgia and complex scheme of revealed risk in separate district of the country during the construction of multiple risk models. Investigation of each step reveals problem according to essential parts in the multiple risks assessments, such as communication between scientists, engineers, civil protection and other agencies. A big gap in such kind of relationship leads to lack of important information, such as economic loss according to each hazard. Low level in education according in natural hazards cause bad management and sometimes increase economic and mortality loss.

Tsereteli, N.; Chelidze, T.; Varazanashvili, O.; Amiranashvili, A.

2009-04-01

184

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

185

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

186

Teaching Values in Agricultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public high school agriculture teachers (n=141) identified the following as the most important values to teach: responsibility, honesty, courtesy, and respect. Future Farmers of America was rated the best way to teach values, but they could also be taught in the classroom, laboratory, and supervised agricultural experience program. (SK)

Lockaby, Jacqui; Vaughn, Paul

1999-01-01

187

Incidence and Pathogenicity of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes Associated with Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) Replant Disease in Georgia and North Carolina.  

PubMed

Blueberry replant disease (BRD) is an emerging threat to continued blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) production in Georgia and North Carolina. Since high populations of ring nematode Mesocriconema ornatum were found to be associated with commercially grown blueberries in Georgia, we hypothesized that M. ornatum may be responsible for predisposing blueberry to BRD. We therefore tested the pathogenicity of M. ornatum on 10-wk-old Rabbiteye blueberries (Vaccinium virgatum) by inoculating with initial populations (Pi) of 0 (water control), 10, 100, 1,000. and 10,000 mixed stages of M. ornatum/pot under both greenhouse (25 ± 2°C) and field microplot conditions. Nematode soil population densities and reproduction rates were assessed 75, 150, 225, and 255, and 75, 150, 225, and 375 d after inoculation (DAI) in both the greenhouse and field experiments, respectively. Plant growth parameters were recorded in the greenhouse and field microplot experiments at 255 and 375 DAI, respectively. The highest M. ornatum population density occurred with the highest Pi level, at 75 and 150 DAI under both greenhouse (P < 0.01) and field (P < 0.01) conditions. However, M. ornatum rate of reproduction increased significantly in pots receiving the lowest Pi level of 10 nematodes/plant compared with the pots receiving Pi levels of 100, 1,000, and 10,000 nematodes 75 DAI. Plant-parasitic nematode populations were determined in commercial blueberry replant sites in Georgia and North Carolina during the 2010 growing season. Mesocriconema ornatum and Dolichodorus spp. were the predominant plant-parasitic nematodes in Georgia and North Carolina, respectively, with M. ornatum occurring in nearly half the blueberry fields sampled in Georgia. Other nematode genera detected in both states included Tylenchorhynchus spp., Hoplolaimus spp., Hemicycliophora spp., and Xiphinema spp. Paratrichodorus spp. was also found only in Georgia. In Georgia, our results indicate that blueberry is a host for M. ornatum and its relationship to BRD warrants further investigation. PMID:23833323

Jagdale, Ganpati B; Holladay, Ted; Brannen, P M; Cline, W O; Agudelo, P; Nyczepir, A P; Noe, J P

2013-06-01

188

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

189

Three-dimensional crustal velocity structure beneath the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Strait of Georgia is a topographic depression straddling the boundary between the Insular and Coast belts in southwestern British Columbia. Two shallow earthquakes located within the strait (M=4.6 in 1997 and M=5.0 in 1975) and felt throughout the Vancouver area illustrate the seismic potential of this region. As part of the 1998 Seismic Hazards Investigation of Puget Sound (SHIPS) experiment, seismic instruments were placed in and around the Strait of Georgia to record shots from a marine source within the strait. We apply a tomographic inversion procedure to first-arrival traveltime data to derive a minimum-structure 3-D P-wave velocity model for the upper crust to about 13km depth. We also present a 2-D velocity model for a profile orientated across the Strait of Georgia derived using a minimum-parameter traveltime inversion approach. This paper represents the first detailed look at crustal velocity variations within the major Cretaceous to Cenozoic Georgia Basin, which underlies the Strait of Georgia. The 3-D velocity model clearly delineates the structure of the Georgia Basin. Taking the 6kms-1 isovelocity contour to represent the top of the underlying basement, the basin thickens from between 2 and 4km in the northwestern half of the strait to between 8 and 9km at the southeastern end of the study region. Basin velocities in the northeastern half are 4.5-6kms-1 and primarily represent the Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group. Velocities to the south are lower (3-6kms-1) because of the additional presence of the overlying Tertiary Huntingdon Formation and more recent sediments, including glacial and modern Fraser River deposits. In contrast to the relatively smoothly varying velocity structure of the basin, velocities of the basement rocks, which comprise primarily Palaeozoic to Jurassic rocks of the Wrangellia Terrane and possibly Jurassic to mid-Cretaceous granitic rocks of the Coast Belt, show significantly more structure, probably an indication of the varying basement rock lithologies. The 2-D velocity model more clearly reveals the velocity layering associated with the recent sediments, Huntingdon Formation and Nanaimo Group of the southern Georgia Basin, as well as the underlying basement. We interpret lateral variation in sub-basin velocities of the 2-D model as a transition from Wrangellian to Coast Belt basement rocks. The effect of the narrow, onshore-offshore recording geometry of the seismic experiment on model resolution was tested to allow a critical assessment of the validity of the 3-D velocity model. Lateral resolution throughout the model to a depth of 3-5km below the top of the basement is generally 10-20km.

Zelt, B. C.; Ellis, R. M.; Zelt, C. A.; Hyndman, R. D.; Lowe, C.; Spence, G. D.; Fisher, M. A.

2001-03-01

190

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

191

Ground-water data for Georgia, 1985  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Continuous water level records from 146 wells and water level measurements from an additional 1,100 wells in Georgia during 1985 provide the basic data for this report. Hydrographs for selected wells illustrate the effects that changes in recharge and discharge have had on the groundwater reservoirs in the State. Daily mean water levels are shown in hydrographs for 1985. Monthly mean water levels are shown for the 10-year period 1976-86. During 1985, annual mean water levels were generally lower than in 1984, and ranged from 11.4 feet lower to 0.6 feet higher. Much of the decline can be attributed to below-normal precipitation from mid-1984 to mid-1985. Water quality samples also are collected periodically throughout Georgia and analyzed as part of areal and regional groundwater studies. Along the coast, the chloride concentration in the Floridan aquifer system generally remained stable in the Savannah and Brunswick areas. (USGS)

Clarke, J. S.; Joiner, C. N.; Longsworth, S. A.; McFadden, K. W.; Peck, M. F.

1986-01-01

192

Ground-water data for Georgia, 1983  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Continuous water-level records from 134 wells and more than 700 water-level measurements made in Georgia during 1983 provide the basic data for this report. Selected wells illustrate the effects that changes in recharge and pumping have had on the various ground-water resources in the State. Daily mean water levels are shown in hydrographs for 1983. Monthly means are shown for the 10-year period 1974-83. Mean annual water levels ranged from 9 feet higher to 6 feet lower in 1983 than in 1982. Water-quality samples are collected periodically throughout Georgia and analyzed as part of areal and regional ground-water studies. Along the coast, chloride concentrations in the upper and lower water-bearing zones of the Floridan aquifer system generally remained steady in the Brunswick and Hilton Head Island areas. (USGS)

Clarke, J. S.; Peck, M. F.; Longsworth, S. A.; McFadden, K. W.

1984-01-01

193

Ground-water data for Georgia, 1984  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Continuous water-level records from 155 wells and more than 800 water-level measurements made in Georgia during 1984 provide the basic data for this report. Selected wells illustrate the effects that changes in recharge and pumping have had on the various ground-water resources in the State. Daily mean water levels are shown in hydrographs for 1984. Monthly means are shown for the 10-year period 1975-84. Mean annual water levels ranged from 7 feet lower to 7 feet higher in 1984 than in 1983. Water-quality samples are collected periodically throughout Georgia and analyzed as part of a real and regional ground-water studies. Along the coast, chloride concentrations in the Floridan aquifer system generally remained steady. (USGS)

Clarke, J. S.; Longsworth, S. A.; McFadden, K. W.; Peck, M. F.

1985-01-01

194

Elimination of malaria in country Georgia.  

PubMed

Malaria is well known in Georgia since ancient times, causing national disasters with associated significant mortality and economic losses. By 1970 Georgia managed to reach complete and sustained elimination of the disease as a result of comprehensive anti-malaria measures undertaken in the country. However from the mid-1990s, economic collapse following disintegration of Soviet Union causing breakdown of important public health networks including anti-malaria preventive and control infrastructure resulted in gradual increase of malaria cases in the country with a peak of 437 and 474 cases in 2001 and 2002, respectively. From 2000 two major anti-malaria efforts were carried out by National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, WHO and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and as result of comprehensive and collaborative work in 2010 the level of zero cases of local mosquito-borne malaria transmission was achieved and the country entered the elimination phase. PMID:22410541

Kandelaki, George; Butsashvili, Maia; Kalandadze, Irine; Iosava, Merab; Avaliani, Nata; Imnadze, Paata

2012-03-03

195

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

2008-10-11

196

Prospects For Sustainable Waste Management In Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Waste management in Georgia is a largely neglected field of environmental management. Since neither a comprehensive waste\\u000a management system nor a co-ordinating authority existed in the Soviet times, it has been usual pract ice to dispose of waste\\u000a without due consideration for environmental protection. Municipal waste was frequently mixed with industrial waste for disposal,\\u000a and disposal of hazardous waste from

Maka Tzereteli; Tinatin Tetvadze

197

Agricultural Biodiversity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The extinction of farm animals and crops is rarely brought up during discussions of endangered species and biodiversity; however, the loss of diversity in crops and livestock threatens the sustainability of agriculture. Presents three activities: (1) "The Colors of Diversity"; (2) "Biodiversity among Animals"; and (3) "Heirloom Plants." Discusses…

Postance, Jim

1998-01-01

198

Cesium-137 levels detected in Georgia otters  

SciTech Connect

Beginning in the 1940's and continuing through the 50's and early 60's, nuclear devices were tested by aerial detonation in the United States and other countries around the world. Cesium-137 (/sup 137/Cs) is one of the most important radionuclide by-products due to its abundance and slow decay (30-year half-life). The uptake of /sup 137/Cs in animal tissue is the result of its similarity to potassium. The somatic and genetic effects of /sup 137/Cs, along with its effect on reproductive cells, can pose great hazards to wildlife species. A reported buildup of /sup 137/Cs in white-tailed deer in the lower coastal plain of Georgia during the 1960's was followed by a gradual decline during the 1970's. Although numerous studies have involved terrestrial mammals of Georgia, few have involved aquatic mammals such as the river otter. With continued atmospheric testing by some foreign countries and the increased use of nuclear power as an energy source, there is a need for continued monitoring of radionuclides in wildlife to ascertain the quality of the environment. This study was initiated as part of an overall study of environmental pollutants in the river otter of Georgia and deals with analysis of the /sup 137/Cs accumulations in this species.

Halbrook, R.S.; Jenkins, J.H.

1988-11-01

199

Microbial water quality of recreational lakes near Tbilisi, Georgia.  

PubMed

Microbial safety of recreational water is one of the major human public health issues in developing countries. Three water bodies, the Tbilisi Sea, Kumisi and Lisi lakes, in the South Caucasus region near Tbilisi, Georgia, were monitored in 2006-2009 to determine microbiological quality using standard methods. Microbial pollution indicators were determined in parallel with phytoplankton abundance and measurement of a number of physical-chemical parameters. Kumisi Lake, a brackish water body in an active agricultural area, appeared to be the most polluted, whereas the Tbilisi Sea, a freshwater reservoir was the least polluted. High values for fecal indicators in all three lakes in summer and early autumn were revealed. In our study, total enterococci counts (TEC) appeared to be a better indicator than either fecal or total coliform counts for the evaluation of fresh and brackish microbial water quality. We found significant correlation between total Vibrio counts and TEC for all three water bodies. Prevalence of somatic coliphages and V. cholerae-specific phages as additional water pollution indicator significantly correlated with abundance of the host bacteria. Particular phytoplankton groups in the lakes responded to the changes of fecal indicators; however, no correlation was observed between dominant zooplankton taxonomic groups and microbial parameters. PMID:23708580

Jaiani, Ekaterine; Kokashvili, Tamar; Mitaishvili, Nino; Elbakidze, Tinantin; Janelidze, Nino; Lashkhi, Nino; Kalandadze, Rusudan; Mikashavidze, Eteri; Natroshvili, Gulnara; Whitehouse, Chris A; Huq, Anwar; Tediashvili, Marina

2013-06-01

200

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

201

Distance learning: Moving toward online geoscience classes in Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

A variety of types of distance learning have been used in geoscience education in Georgia. One of them, the Georgia Geoscience Online project, is a model technology-supported Physical and Historical Geology course sequence, which uses a combination of technologies including Web-based course notes, course delivery over the Georgia Statewide Academic and Medical System (GSAMS) two-way interactive video system, and communication

Pamela J. W Gore

1998-01-01

202

Flood-flow characteristics of Nancy Creek at Georgia Highway 400 extension near Atlanta, Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Highway Division, Georgia Department of Transportation, plans the extension of Georgia Highway 400 from Interstate 285 southward to Interstate 85. As part of this extension, the Highway Division plans construction of a bridge crossing Nancy Creek near Atlanta, Georgia. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Highway Division, determined the flood flow characteristics of Nancy Creek near the bridge crossing. The flood frequency, elevation discharge relation, flood profiles, floodway, and flood flow effects were determined. The maximum backwater effect for the proposed bridge and relocated channel was 0.2 ft for the 100-yr flood. The relocated channel will drastically shorten flow length near the proposed State Highway 400 extension and reduce the 100-yr flood elevation between one and two ft from existing conditions between the proposed site and Windsor Parkway. (Author 's abstract)

Price, McGlone; Hess, Glen W.

1987-01-01

203

Readership Study of an Agricultural Magazine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since the fall of 1957, the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station has published a semi-scientific quarterly magazine, "Louisiana Agriculture," to present information on the station's research to Louisiana citizens, particularly public officials, members of the agribusiness sector, science-oriented farmers, agriculture and science teachers,…

Holmes, Ted

204

Theme: Teaching Physical Science Applications in Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Includes "Preparing Teachers to Teach Agriscience" (Osborne); "Physical Sciences and Agriculture" (Buriak); "Using Experiments to Teach Agriculture" (Miller); "Oooh-Ahhh: So That's How It Works!" (Loschen); "Keeping Agriculture in Agriscience" (Moss); "Sharpening Twist Drills" (McHargue, Hood); and "Safety in the Agriscience Laboratory"…

Osborne, Edward W.; And Others

1996-01-01

205

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

206

Public health focus: effectiveness of rollover protective structures for preventing injuries associated with agricultural tractors.  

PubMed

Agriculture ranks fourth among U.S. industries for work-related fatalities (1). Fatalities associated with agricultural machinery commonly involve farm tractors, and rollover incidents (i.e., the tractor tips sideways or backward and overturns, crushing the operator) account for 46% (Minnesota) to 76% (Georgia) of all farm tractor-related fatalities (2). Annually, agricultural tractor rollovers result in approximately 132 work-related deaths among persons aged > or = 16 years* (3). This report summarizes information regarding the efficacy, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of rollover protective structures (ROPS) on agricultural tractors. PMID:8421458

1993-01-29

207

The Role of Ponds in Reducing the Threat of Pathogen Contamination from Livestock in Agricultural Watersheds  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Justification of Study Outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness from exposure to pathogens in recreational and municipal drinking waters often focus public attention on animal agriculture as a potential source of contaminates in surface and ground water. Recent observations by researchers in Georgia ha...

208

33 CFR 165.756 - Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, Georgia.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, Georgia. 165.756 Section... Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, Georgia. (a) Regulated Navigation Area (RNA). The Savannah River between Fort Jackson...

2013-07-01

209

33 CFR 165.756 - Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, Georgia.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, Georgia. 165.756 Section... Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, Georgia. (a) Regulated Navigation Area (RNA). The Savannah River between Fort Jackson...

2009-07-01

210

Report from the Country of Georgia: Protecting and Promoting Breastfeeding through Regulation of Artificial-Feeding Marketing Practices  

PubMed Central

This paper highlights the southwest Asian country of Georgia's experience in creating efforts to protect and promote breastfeeding and to implement the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. Since 1994, the country of Georgia (of the former Soviet Union) has successfully implemented the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. In 1997–1998, Georgia conducted a study throughout the country's various regions to evaluate compliance with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. The research demonstrated numerous violations of the code by various companies and confirmed the necessity of ongoing activities to promote implementation of the code. Due to the great effort of Georgia's Ministry of Health and the International Baby-Food Action Network [IBFAN] Georgian group called “Claritas,” the law titled “On Protection and Promotion of Breastfeeding and Regulation of Artificial Feeding” was adopted in 1999 by the country's parliament. As a result, Georgia has witnessed a sharp increase in breastfeeding percentages, the designation of baby-friendly status at 14 maternity houses, and a decrease in the advertisement of artificial-feeding products.

Nemsadze, Ketevan

2004-01-01

211

Shaping Our Destiny: Techniques for Moving Up in Higher Education. Workshop Proceedings (Athens, Georgia, October 20, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Proceedings of a workshop on career advancement for women faculty members and administrators within the University System of Georgia are presented. The workshop was a vehicle for faculty development and an experience in networking. Topics include professional writing in science, the humanities, and education; strategies for academic promotion,…

Copas, Ernestine M., Ed.; And Others

212

Energy and agriculture  

SciTech Connect

This book presents the papers given at a conference on farm energy management. Topics considered at the conference included economic impacts of energy prices on agriculture, energy analysis of the environmental role in agriculture, genetic engineering, energy sources for agriculture, agricultural labor, the food-producing sector of the Common Market, energy in Australian agriculture, and energy management in U.S. agriculture.

Stanhill, G.

1984-01-01

213

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.

214

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR GEORGIA'S WATER RESOURCES AND ENERGY FUTURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Georgia faces growth management risks associated with global climate change that are important for water and energy specialists and planners to address. According to the National Academy of Sciences, among others, the predicted impacts of climate change include sea level rise, salt marsh deterioration, possibly more severe and long-lasting droughts, and likely decreases in summer river flows. Georgia's existing energy

Sara Barczak; C. Ronald Carroll

215

Performance-Based Certification in Georgia: Present and Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Georgia Teacher Certification Tests were developed and validated to be job-related and to reflect the minimum content knowledge that is necessary to teach in each certification area in Georgia classrooms. Three assessment instruments are used in evaluating the performance of preservice students and beginning teachers. The Teacher Performance…

Leach, J. William; Solomon, Lester

216

Georgia's Health Professions: A Decade of Change, 1985-1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report examines the supply of and demand for health care professionals in the state of Georgia, including information on education, demographics, and workforce changes. Supply data analyzed included licensure and certification records; a survey of Georgia's major health care institutions provided demand data. Additionally, institutions of…

Morris, Libby V.; Little, Catherine J.

217

GEORGIA COASTAL SOUND SCIENCE INITIATIVE 2005 — WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Groundwater pumpage has resulted in saltwater contamination of the Upper Floridan aquifer at the northern end of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, at Brunswick, Georgia, and near Jacksonville, Florida. This saltwater contamination has constrained further develop- ment of the aquifer in the coastal area and created competing demands for the limited supply of water. The Georgia Coastal Sound Science Initiative

John S. Clarke; Dorothy F. Payne; William F. Falls

218

Georgia's Health Professions: A Decade of Change, 1985-1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the supply of and demand for health care professionals in the state of Georgia, including information on education, demographics, and workforce changes. Supply data analyzed included licensure and certification records; a survey of Georgia's major health care institutions provided demand data. Additionally, institutions of…

Morris, Libby V.; Little, Catherine J.

219

The College Program in the Georgia State Prison.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development and operation of the associate degree program conducted by South Georgia College at the Georgia State Prison, a large maximum security prison, and compares it with a similar program conducted by Tallahassee Community College at the Federal Correction Institution in Florida, a small minimum security prison. (JP)

George, Paul S.; And Others

1980-01-01

220

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

221

Lessons Learned about Coaching from Reading First in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reading First, the largest and most ambitious beginning reading initiative funded by the United States Department of Education, is entering its sixth and final year in Georgia. The author currently serves as a coordinator for the project as well as serve as a Regional Consultant to six schools near my home in South Georgia. She is one of fourteen…

Beaty, Amanda

2009-01-01

222

GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT PALMER AMARANTH (AMARANTHUS PALMERI) CONFIRMED IN GEORGIA  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Palmer amaranth is among the three most troublesome weeds in Georgia cotton, peanut, and soybean and is among the top five most troublesome weeds in most other southeastern states. A glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth biotype was confirmed in central Georgia. In the field, potassium salt of glyp...

223

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.

224

Dual Enrollment in Georgia's High Schools and Technical Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Georgia conducted a multiphase, mixed methods study over three years (2003-2006) to determine whether credit-based transition programs facilitate college access and success for students who participate in them. The study, conducted in collaboration with, and funding from, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and with cooperation from…

Lynch, Richard; Hill, Frieda

2008-01-01

225

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

226

Ground-water conditions and studies in Georgia, 2001  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects ground-water data and conducts studies to monitor hydrologic conditions, to better define ground-water resources, and address problems related to water supply and water quality. Data collected as part of ground-water studies include geologic, geophysical, hydraulic property, water level, and water quality. A ground-water-level network has been established throughout most of the State of Georgia, and ground-water-quality networks have been established in the cities of Albany, Savannah, and Brunswick and in Camden County, Georgia. Ground-water levels are monitored continuously in a network of wells completed in major aquifers of the State. This network includes 17 wells in the surficial aquifer, 12 wells in the upper and lower Brunswick aquifers, 73 wells in the Upper Floridan aquifer, 10 wells in the Lower Floridan aquifer and underlying units, 12 wells in the Claiborne aquifer, 1 well in the Gordon aquifer, 11 wells in the Clayton aquifer, 11 wells in the Cretaceous aquifer system, 2 wells in Paleozoic-rock aquifers, and 7 wells in crystalline-rock aquifers. In this report, data from these 156 wells were evaluated to determine whether mean-annual ground-water levels were within, below, or above the normal range during 2001, based on summary statistics for the period of record. Information from these summaries indicates that water levels during 2001 were below normal in almost all aquifers monitored, largely reflecting climatic effects from drought and pumping. In addition, water-level hydrographs for selected wells indicate that water levels have declined during the past 5 years (since 1997) in almost all aquifers monitored, with water levels in some wells falling below historical lows. In addition to continuous water-level data, periodic measurements taken in 52 wells in the Camden County-Charlton County area, and 65 wells in the city of Albany-Dougherty County area were used to construct potentiometric-surface maps for the Upper Floridan aquifer. Ground-water quality in the Upper Floridan aquifer is monitored in the cities of Albany, Savannah, and Brunswick and in Camden County; and monitored in the Lower Floridan aquifer in the Savannah and Brunswick areas. In the Albany area since 1998, nitrate concentrations in the Upper Floridan aquifer have increased in 4 of the 11 wells monitored, and in 1 well, concentrations were above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) 10 milligrams per liter (mg/L) drinking-water standard. In the Savannah area, chloride concentration in water from four wells in the Upper Floridan aquifer showed no appreciable change during 2001, remaining within the USEPA 250 mg/L drinking-water standard; in seven wells completed in the Lower Floridan aquifer and in underlying zones, the chloride concentration remained above the drinking-water standard, with one well showing an increase over previous years. In the Brunswick area, water samples from 66 wells completed in the Upper or Lower Floridan aquifers were collected during June 2001 and analyzed for chloride. A map showing chloride concentrations in the Upper Floridan aquifer during June 2001 indicates that concentrations remained above USEPA drinking-water standards across a 2-square-mile area. In the north Brunswick area, chloride concentrations in the Upper Floridan aquifer continued to increase, whereas in the south Brunswick area, concentrations continued to decrease. In the Camden County area, chloride concentrations in six wells completed in the Upper Floridan aquifer remained within drinking-water standards. With the exception of one well, concentrations remained the same and were below 40 mg/L. In one well, concentrations showed a sharp decline during 2001, but remained above 130 mg/L. Ongoing studies during 2001 include evaluation of agricultural chemicals in shallow ground water in southwestern Georgia; evaluation of saltwater intrusion and water-level and water-quality m

Leeth, David C.; Clarke, John S.; Craigg, Steven D.; Wipperfurth, Caryl J.

2003-01-01

227

Algal productivity in salt marshes of Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT Gross primary,production,of algae,in the intertidal,marshes,on the,coast,of Georgia,was measured at various seasons. Measurements were also made of light, temperature, pH, depth of flooding at high tide, and sedimentary chlorophyll. Migration of the algae in t,he sediments,was,observed,along,creek,borders. Production,during,low tide is 150 mg,C\\/m2\\/hr in winter,and 2&30 mg,C\\/mz\\/hr in summer. Production under water, during high tide is 200 mg C\\/m2\\/hr in August and

1959-01-01

228

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.

229

Handbook for Georgia Legislators, 6th Edition [And] Classroom Activities to Use with Handbook for Georgia Legislators, 6th Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains a handbook and a booklet of classroom activities to use with the handbook. The handbook is a compilation of the law, procedures, and practices which govern the legislative process in Georgia. It addresses the practical problems faced by members of the Georgia legislature. Chapter one discusses the General Assembly, its…

Jackson, Edwin L.

230

Higher Education in Georgia: Assessment, Evaluation, and Accreditation. Proceedings of the Conference (Athens, Georgia, January 15-16, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Higher education assessment, evaluation, and accreditation in Georgia are addressed in these proceedings of a 1986 conference sponsored by the University of Georgia and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Panel papers cover: assessing student performance and outcomes, academic standards and needs assessment for specific…

Fincher, Cameron, Ed.; And Others

231

Ground-water data for Georgia, 1986  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Continuous water level records from 152 wells and water level measurements from an additional 750 wells in Georgia during 1986 provide the basic data for this report. Hydrographs for selected wells illustrate the effects that changes in recharge and discharge have had on the groundwater reservoirs in the State. Daily mean water levels are shown in hydrographs for 1986. Monthly mean water levels are shown for the 10-yr period 1977-86. During 1986, a prolonged drought resulted in water level declines throughout the State. Annual mean water levels were from 2.7 ft higher to 17.3 ft lower than in 1985, and record lows were measured in 33 wells in the summer and fall. The 1986 lows were from 0.02 ft to 29.2 ft lower than the previous record lows. The largest declines were measured in the Clayton aquifer in the southwestern part of the State. The declines can be attributed to reduced recharge and increased pumping that resulted from below-normal precipitation during the first half of the year. Water quality samples are collected periodically throughout Georgia and analyzed as part of areal and regional groundwater studies. Periodic monitoring of water quality in the Savannah and Brunswick areas indicates that the chloride concentration in the Upper Floridan aquifer there generally has remained stable. (USGS)

Clarke, J. S.; Longsworth, S. A.; Joiner, C. N.; Peck, M. F.; McFadden, K. W.; Milby, B. J.

1987-01-01

232

Georgia Supreme Court invalidates involuntary sterilization statute.  

PubMed

In the US, the concept of eugenics has been limited to restrictions on the reproductive capabilities of criminals and the mentally defective. Moreover, the rights of persons subject to this restriction have been enhanced by recent judicial recognition of procreation as a fundamental right. Constitutional challenges have been mounted on the grounds that sterilization statutes constitute cruel or unusual punishment, a violation of the Equal Protection clause, an unlawful delegation of legislative or judicial powers, a bill of attainder, or a violation of the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These challenges have resulted in a reduction in the number of state-mandated sterilizations. This paper reviews the Georgia Supreme Court's recent invalidation of a 1970 statute authorizing the sterilization of mentally incompetent persons (O.C.G.A. 31-20-3). Motes v. Hall County Department of Family and Children Services, filed on behalf of a 21-year old retarded woman, challenged the statute as a violation of Motes' constitutional rights to due process and equal protection and contended that the state was required to prove the necessity of sterilization by more than a simple preponderance of the evidence. The Georgia Supreme Court negated both the sterilization order and the statute upon which it was based. In its decision, the Court recognized that an intrusion upon so fundamental a right as the ability to bear children requires proof by the state of at least "clear and convincing evidence" of the necessity of such an act. PMID:6655381

Harper, T D

1983-11-01

233

Attitudes of Arkansas Daily Newspaper Editors Toward Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary purpose of this study was to determine Arkansas daily newspaper editors' attitudes toward agriculture that might affect their decision to print, or not to print, agricultural news. Specifically, this study sought to describe the demographic characteristics of editors of Arkansas daily newspapers; determine editors' self-reported knowledge level of agriculture, experience in agriculture, and perception of the importance of

D. Dwayne Cartmell; James E. Dyer; Robert J. Birkenholz

2001-01-01

234

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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 km s-1. The basin thickness increases from north to south with a maximum thickness of 7 (??1) km (depth to velocities of 5.5 km s-1) at the southeast end of the strait. The underlying basement rocks, probably representing the Wrangellia terrane, have velocities of 5.5-6.5 km-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. ?? 2007 The Authors Journal compilation ?? 2007 RAS.

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

2007-01-01

235

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

236

“Safety for Agricultural Educators”  

Microsoft Academic Search

Safety for Agricultural Educators (SAGE) is a two-sided fact sheet on agricultural hazards that has been distributed by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) to Northeastern high school agriculture educators over the past six years. It was intended to supplement and stimulate the teaching of safety principles in agricultural education classes and thus enhance the awareness

John J. May; Sharon Scofield

2005-01-01

237

Programs in Animal Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Five topics relating to programs in animal agriculture are addressed: (1) the future of animal agriculture; (2) preparing teachers in animal agriculture; (3) how animal programs help young people; (4) a nontraditional animal agriculture program; and (5) developing competencies in animal agriculture. (LRA)|

Herring, Don R.; And Others

1980-01-01

238

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.

239

Methodological Considerations in Researching Community Services in the Northeast. A Northeast Regional Community Services Study. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 836, September 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Documenting several elements relative to regional research on community services in 10 northeastern states as experienced in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Regional Research Project NE-77 (1971), this monograph represents the NE-77 technical committee's effort to identify basic research issues re: the delivery of community services in rural…

Derr, Donn A., Ed.; And Others

240

Strengthening the Integration of On-Farm Client-Oriented Research and Experiment Station Research in National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS): Management Lessons from Nine Country Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On-farm client-oriented research (OFCOR) and on-station research (OSR) represent complementary functions of the agricultural research process. The study presents the key management lessons for OFCOR-OSR integration deriving from case studies of national a...

D. Merrill-Sands J. McAllister

1988-01-01

241

Mulch type affects soil biological functioning and crop yield of conservation agriculture systems in a long-term experiment in Madagascar  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conservation agriculture (CA) is rapidly developing in Madagascar but little is known about its effects on local soil functioning. To assess some of those effects, we investigated the effects of three CA systems and two levels of fertilization on soil functioning using nematofauna as indicator. The systems consisted in (i) soybean (Glycine max L.)-maize (Zea mays L.) rotation with mulch

Djibril Djigal; Stéphane Saj; Bodovololona Rabary; Eric Blanchart; Cécile Villenave

242

Fast Shutdown System tests in the Georgia Tech Research Reactor  

SciTech Connect

The Fast Shutdown System (FSS) is a new safety system design concept being considered for in installation in the Savannah River (SRS) production reactors. This system is expected to mitigate the consequences of a Design Basis Loss of Coolant Accident, and therefore allow higher operational power levels. A test of this system in the Georgia Tech Research Reactor is proposed to demonstrate the efficacy of this concept. Three tests will be conducted at full power (5MW) and one at low power (100kw). Two full power tests will be conducted with the FSS rod backfilled with one (1) atmosphere of He-4, and one with the rod evacuated. The low power conducted with the FSS rod evacuated. Neutron flux and pressure data will be collected with an independent data acquisition system (DAS). Safety issues associated with the performance of the Fast Shutdown System experiments are addressed in this report. The credible accident scenarios were analyzed using worst case scenarios to demonstrate that no significant nuclear or personnel safety hazards would result from the performance of the proposed experiments.

Wallace, J.M.

1990-03-16

243

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

244

OVERFLOW ROADLESS AREA, GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Overflow Roadless Area in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and North Carolina is underlain by complexly folded schist and gneiss of Proterozoic age. A mineral-resource survey found little likelihood for the occurrence of mineral or energy resources in the area. Minor isolated localities of mica pegmatite and amethyst gemstone occur in the area. Gneiss and schist suitable for rock aggregate are present in large quantities, but similar rocks abound outside the area. Natural gas may possibly be present at great depth beneath the overthrust of the Blue Ridge. Further seismic studies and exploratory drilling are needed to evaluate the natural gas potential of this part of the Eastern Overthrust Belt.

Koeppen, Robert, P.; Davis, Michael, P.

1984-01-01

245

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

246

Agricultural Outlook, April 1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Agricultural Economy (U.S. Agricultural Outlook for 1998); Briefs (Specialty Crops: Rains and Freezing Temperatures Damage Horticultural Crops); Commodity Spotlight (U.S. Horticultural Trade: Long- & Short-Term Factors); World Agriculture and Tr...

1998-01-01

247

China: Agriculture in 1978.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper discusses agricultural production in 1978 and the outlook for early 1979. The paper also reports on developments in agricultural trade, and examines the new policies that will guide agricultural development in China in the future. The report con...

1979-01-01

248

Agriculture’s Ethical Horizon, book review  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Roughly 6.5 billion people inhabit the earth, but over 1 billion people regularly go hungry. This food shortfall poses an ethical dilemma for agriculture, and Agriculture's Ethical Horizon grapples with this dilemma. It argues that agricultural productivity has been the quintessential value of agr...

249

30 CFR 910.700 - Georgia Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF...Seed Laws and Rules and Regulations containing the Noxious Weed List. (f) The following are Georgia laws that...

2009-07-01

250

30 CFR 910.700 - Georgia Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF...Seed Laws and Rules and Regulations containing the Noxious Weed List. (f) The following are Georgia laws that...

2013-07-01

251

Field Investigation of Saltwater Intrusion Cumberland Sound, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A field investigation of saltwater intrusion into the shallow aquifers of Cumberland Island, the southernmost barrier island on the coast of Georgia, was conducted. the study focused on the Pliocene-Miocene confined aquifer. The aquifer is principally com...

J. B. Mack

1994-01-01

252

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

253

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

254

Numerical Studies of the Georgia Coast Sea Breeze.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study presents a numerical examination of the land and sea breeze system (LSBS) that develops in the Wassaw Sound, located southeast of Savannah, Georgia and site of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games sailing competition. The project used the Pennsylvania...

D. A. Tunney

1996-01-01

255

5. Locomotive bays on S elevation. Central of Georgia ...  

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

5. Locomotive bays on S elevation. - Central of Georgia Railway, Savannah Repair Shops & Terminal Facilities, Paint & Coach Barn, Bounded by West Broad, Jones, West Boundary & Hull Streets, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

256

6. Sawtooth skylights on roof. Central of Georgia Railway, ...  

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

6. Sawtooth skylights on roof. - Central of Georgia Railway, Savannah Repair Shops & Terminal Facilities, Paint & Coach Barn, Bounded by West Broad, Jones, West Boundary & Hull Streets, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

257

View east of brick railroad viaduct central of Georgia ...  

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

View east of brick railroad viaduct - central of Georgia - spannin canal prism (now used as pedestrian walk) - Savannah & Ogeechee Barge Canal, Between Ogeechee & Savannah Rivers, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

258

235. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Mary Lane ...  

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

235. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Mary Lane Morrison, photographer, ca. 1970 209 EAST BOLTON STREET (DEMOLISHED) - Savannah Victorian Historic District, Bounded by Gwinnett, East Broad, West Broad Street & Anderson Lane, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

259

237. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Mary Lane ...  

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

237. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Mary Lane Morrison, photographer, ca. 1970 211 EAST BOLTON STREET - Savannah Victorian Historic District, Bounded by Gwinnett, East Broad, West Broad Street & Anderson Lane, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

260

236. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Mary Lane ...  

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

236. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Mary Lane Morrison, photographer, ca. 1970 213-15, 211, 209 EAST BOLTON STREET - Savannah Victorian Historic District, Bounded by Gwinnett, East Broad, West Broad Street & Anderson Lane, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

261

Annual Implementation Plan for 1979. Health Service Area 3 Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The annual implementation plan (AIP) of the North Central Georgia Health Systems Agency, Inc., identifies specific priority short-term objectives relevant to health status and the health system. Introductory comments focus on the purpose of the AIP, the p...

1979-01-01

262

245. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Cordray Foltz, ...  

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

245. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Cordray Foltz, photographer, ca. 1930s DRAYTON AND EAST DUFFY STREETS, SOUTHWEST CORNER - Savannah Victorian Historic District, Bounded by Gwinnett, East Broad, West Broad Street & Anderson Lane, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

263

234. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Cordray Foltz, ...  

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

234. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Cordray Foltz, photographer, ca. 1930s 208 EAST BOLTON STREET - Savannah Victorian Historic District, Bounded by Gwinnett, East Broad, West Broad Street & Anderson Lane, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

264

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

265

253. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Cordray Foltz, ...  

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

253. Photocopy of photograph from Georgia Historical Society Cordray Foltz, photographer, date unknown WEST PARK AND BROAD STREETS - Savannah Victorian Historic District, Bounded by Gwinnett, East Broad, West Broad Street & Anderson Lane, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

266

Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopic signatures of human dietary change in the Georgia Bight.  

PubMed

Measurement of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios (delta 13C and delta 15N) in samples of human bone collagen (n = 93) from a temporal series of four prehistoric (early preagricultural, late preagricultural, early agricultural, late agricultural) and two historic (early contact, late contact) periods from the Georgia Bight, a continental embayment on the southeastern U.S. Atlantic coast, reveals a general temporal trend for less negative delta 13C values and less positive delta 15N values. This trend reflects a concomitant decrease in emphasis on marine resources and increased reliance on C4-based resources, especially maize. This dietary reorientation is most apparent for the early agricultural sample (AD 1150-1300), coinciding with the Mississippian fluorescence in the eastern United States. There is, however, a shift toward the use of C3 (non-maize) foods during the last prehistoric period (AD 1300-1450), which is likely related to environmental stress and social disruption. A heavier use of maize and terrestrial resources in general after the establishment of mission centers on barrier islands is indicated. A reduced dietary breadth during the mission period may have contributed to the extinction of these populations in the eighteenth century. PMID:1443094

Larsen, C S; Schoeninger, M J; van der Merwe, N J; Moore, K M; Lee-Thorp, J A

1992-10-01

267

Georgia tech gesture toolkit: supporting experiments in gesture recognition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gesture recognition is becoming a more common interaction tool in the fields of ubiquitous and wearable computing. Designing a system to perform gesture recognition, however, can be a cumbersome task. Hidden Markov models (HMMs), a pattern recognition technique commonly used in speech recognition, can be used for recognizing certain classes of gestures. Existing HMM toolkits for speech recognition can be

Tracy L. Westeyn; Helene Brashear; Amin Atrash; Thad Starner

2003-01-01

268

Teaming Up: Georgia Tech's Multi-Robot Competition Teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

IntroductionIn past AAAI competition entries (1992-94), GeorgiaTech has fielded robots developed by experienced graduatestudents. This year, we will take a different approach,with two separate teams: a group of experienced graduatestudents will enter the Find Life on Mars event with research-quality equipment, and a less-experienced groupwill enter the Home Vacuum event with entry-level robots.Find Life on Mars entryGeorgia Tech expects to

Thomas R. Collins; Tucker R. Balch

1997-01-01

269

Shaping the Neighbourhood? The EU's Impact on Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing on the literature of EU governance in its neighbourhood, this article investigates the EU's impact on Georgia by examining the following policies regarding EU–Georgia relations during the period 2004–2008: single market access; energy security; and foreign and security policy. It argues that policy-level incentives and the overall process of deepening relations with the EU are necessary conditions for the

Oscar B. Pardo Sierra

2011-01-01

270

Determination of the fate of 13C labelled maize and wheat rhizodeposit-C in two agricultural soils in a greenhouse experiment under 13CCO 2-enriched atmosphere  

Microsoft Academic Search

A deeper understanding of the contribution of carbon (C) released by plant roots (rhizodeposition) to soil organic matter (SOM) can help to increase our knowledge of global C-cycling. These insights can eventually lead to sustainable management of SOM especially in agricultural systems. This study was conducted to determine the fate of 13C labelled rhizodeposit-C of maize and wheat plants. They

Marc Marx; Franz Buegger; Andreas Gattinger; Bernd Marschner; Ádám Zsolnay; Jean Charles Munch

2007-01-01

271

Integrated Mined-Area Reclamation and Land-Use Planning. Volume 3C. A Case Study of Surface Mining and Reclamation Planning: Georgia Kaolin Company Clay Mines, Washington County, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case study examines the reclamation practices of the Georgia Kaolin's American Industrial Clay Company Division, a kaolin producer centered in Twiggs, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties, Georgia. The State of Georgia accounts for more than one-fourth...

J. L. Guernsey L. A. Brown A. O. Perry

1978-01-01

272

Georgians Experience Astronomy Research in Schools: An Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Georgia Department of Education and its partners at Columbus State and Georgia Southern Universities are engaged in creating a comprehensive program to institutionalize high quality astronomy in its high schools. The goal of the Georgians Experience Astronomy Research in Schools (GEARS) project is to transform the way high-school Astronomy is taught in 100% of GA's public schools by 2012. GEARS

Zodiac T. Webster; J. C. Aguilar; S. J. U. Higdon

2010-01-01

273

Handbook of Agricultural Economics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter surveys studies that have used the methods of mechanism design, optimal taxation, nonlinear pricing, and principal-agent analyses in the analysis of agricultural policy. The optimal design and reform of agricultural policy are studied under the presumption that agricultural producers are better informed about their technology or their actions than agricultural policy makers. The existence of these information asymmetries

Robert G. Chambers

274

Three-dimenstional crustal velocity structure beneath the strait of georgia, British Columbia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Strait of Georgia is a topographic depression straddling the boundary between the Insular and Coast belts in southwestern British Columbia. Two shallow earthquakes located within the strait (M = 4.6 in 1997 and M = 5.0 in 1975) and felt throughout the Vancouver area illustrate the seismic potential of this region. As part of the 1998 Seismic Hazards Investigation of Puget Sound (SHIPS) experiment, seismic instruments were placed in and around the Strait of Georgia to record shots from a marine source within the strait. We apply a tomographic inversion procedure to first-arrival travel-time data to derive a minimum-structure 3-D P-wave velocity model for the upper crust to about 13 km depth. We also present a 2-D velocity model for a profile orientated across the Strait of Georgia derived using a minimum-parameter traveltime inversion approach. This paper represents the first detailed look at crustal velocity variations within the major Cretaceous to Cenozoic Georgia Basin, which underlies the Strait of Georgia. The 3-D velocity model clearly delineates the structure of the Georgia Basin. Taking the 6 km s-1 isovelocity contour to represent the top of the underlying basement, the basin thickens from between 2 and 4 km in the northwestern half of the strait to between 8 and 9 km at the southeastern end of the study region. Basin velocities in the northeastern half are 4.5-6 km s-1 and primarily represent the Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group. Velocities to the south are lower (3-6 km s-1) because of the additional presence of the overlying Tertiary Huntingdon Formation and more recent sediments, including glacial and modern Fraser River deposits. In contrast to the relatively smoothly varying velocity structure of the basin, velocities of the basement rocks, which comprise primarily Palaeozoic to Jurassic rocks of the Wrangellia Terrane and possibly Jurassic to mid-Cretaceous granitic rocks of the Coast Belt, show significantly more structure, probably an indication of the varying basement rock lithologies. The 2-D velocity model more clearly reveals the velocity layering associated with the recent sediments, Huntingdon Formation and Nanaimo Group of the southern Georgia Basin, as well as the underlying basement. We interpret lateral variation in sub-basin velocities of the 2-D model as a transition from Wrangellian to Coast Belt basement rocks. The effect of the narrow, onshore-offshore recording geometry of the seismic experiment on model resolution was tested to allow a critical assessment of the validity of the 3-D velocity model. Lateral resolution throughout the model to a depth of 3-5 km below the top of the basement is generally 10-20 km.

Zelt, B. C.; Ellis, R. M.; Zelt, C. A.; Hyndman, R. D.; Lowe, C.; Spence, G. D.; Fisher, M. A.

2001-01-01

275

Sustainable Agricultural Techniques: Native Plant Seed Production ...  

Treesearch

... Fire and Aviation, International Forestry, Just for Kids, Maps and Brochures, Passes and Permits, Photo and ... Science.gov - We Participate ... Title: Sustainable Agricultural Techniques: Native Plant Seed Production - Sulphur- flower ... Source: Ontario, OR: Oregon State University, Malheur Agricultural Experiment Station.

276

Agricultural Change Among Great Plains Russian Germans  

Microsoft Academic Search

Russian German farmers who concentrated on the Great Plains in the late nineteenth century brought with them agricultural experience in a subhumid environment. Their diversified operations and use of small grains contrasted sharply with the humid-land agricultural system, emphasizing corn and livestock, dominant among settlers from the Midwest. The need to adopt strategies appropriate to the climate of the Great

Bradley H. Baltensperger

1983-01-01

277

Resource limitations in Sahelian agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

In general, Africa has poor soils and unfavorable climates for agriculture. This is specially so in the Sahel of West Africa. Moreover, poor infrastructure means that fertilizer prices are higher in the Sahel than in Europe. Sahelian farmers have few incentives to maintain, let alone improve output. Nonetheless, the results of field experiments show that there are methods by which

Henk Breman; J. J. Rob Groot; Herman van Keulen

2001-01-01

278

New acoustic test facility at Georgia Tech  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Georgia Tech's Integrated Acoustics Laboratory (IAL) is a state of the art research facility dedicated to the study of acoustics and vibration. The centerpiece of the laboratory is a 24 ft x24 ft x20 ft full anechoic chamber, which has been in operation since 1998. The IAL is currently expanding to include a reverberation room and hemi-anechoic chamber, designed and built by Acoustic Systems. These two chambers will be joined by an 8 ft x8 ft transmission loss opening, allowing for a detailed measurement and analysis of complex barriers. Both chambers will accommodate vehicles and similarly large structures. The reverberation room will have adequate volume for standardized absorption measurements. Each chamber will be equipped with dedicated multichannel data acquisition systems and instrumentation for the support of simultaneous research in all areas of the laboratory. The new test chambers are funded by a grant from the Ford Motor Company and are planned to be completed and fully functional by 1 January 2003.

Biesel, Van; Cunefare, Kenneth

2002-11-01

279

Dark fixation of carbon dioxide in an agricultural soil  

SciTech Connect

Dark fixation of carbon dioxide was monitored in an agricultural soil in northeast Georgia from December 1981 through December 1982. Carbon fixation, based on the rate of radiolabeled CO/sub 2/ incorporation, varied from 0.2 to 4.8 mg m/sup -2/ h/sup -1/. Stepwise regression analysis indicated that dark fixation was positively correlated with the rate of carbon dioxide evolution and soil temperature and was inversely correlated with irradiance. Total annual dark fixation of carbon was estimated to be 15 g m/sup -2/.

Shimmel, S.M.

1987-07-01

280

Agriculture and water quality. Agriculture Information Bulletin  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agriculture generates byproducts that may contribute to the contamination of the Nation's water supply. Any effective regulations to ban or restrict agricultural-chemical or land-use practices in order to improve water quality will affect the farm economy. Some farmers will benefit; some will not. Most agricultural pollutants reach surface waterways in runoff; some leach through soil into ground water. Because surface-water

B. M. Crowder; M. O. Ribaudo; C. E. Young

1988-01-01

281

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.

282

Hybrid-Empirical Ground Motion Models for Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Estimation of reliable ground motions is vital for seismic hazard assessment and it is one of the main objectives of the EMME (Earthquake Model of the Middle East) project conducted in the Causasus region and the Middle East. In this study, we present our initial findings related to a potential ground motion model for Georgia. The ground motion data set includes about 393 records from the Southern Caucasus of which 276 records are from Georgia and the remaining ones from Armenia. Near-fault recordings are of earthquakes with magnitude Ml< 3.8, and 4<=Mw<=5.5 and most of these data are recorded at one or two stations. The strong-motion data are processed by the USDP software. Several distance metrics have been calculated for the derivation of ground-motion models. However, as the dataset is absolutely insufficient by itself to derive a ground motion model for Georgia, we use the hybrid-empirical method as proposed by Campbell (2003). In the host-to-target simulations, Turkey is used as the host region and Georgia as the target region. Ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs) for the Racha and Javakhety regions in Georgia are derived by scaling the pre-determined GMPEs based on the computed scaling coefficients.

Askan, A.; Akkar, S.; Tsereteli, N. S.; Ugurhan, B.

2011-12-01

283

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

284

61 FR 5531 - Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Georgia Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...civil rights in Georgia, and on the affirmative action and equal opportunity programs of the Atlanta Committee on the Olympic Games, and discuss civil rights problems and/ or progress in Georgia and the United States. Persons desiring...

1996-02-13

285

33 CFR 165.751 - Security Zone: LNG mooring slip, Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Security Zone: LNG mooring slip, Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia. 165...Security Zone: LNG mooring slip, Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia. (a...the right descending bank of the Savannah River. All marine traffic is...

2010-07-01

286

33 CFR 165.751 - Security Zone: LNG mooring slip, Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Security Zone: LNG mooring slip, Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia. 165...Security Zone: LNG mooring slip, Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia. (a...the right descending bank of the Savannah River. All marine traffic is...

2013-07-01

287

33 CFR 165.T0704 - Safety Zone: Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Safety Zone: Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia. 165... § 165.T0704 Safety Zone: Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia. (a...military equipment and transiting the Savannah River. (b) Effective...

2009-07-01

288

33 CFR 165.751 - Security Zone: LNG mooring slip, Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Security Zone: LNG mooring slip, Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia. 165...Security Zone: LNG mooring slip, Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia. (a...the right descending bank of the Savannah River. All marine traffic is...

2009-07-01

289

33 CFR 165.T0704 - Safety Zone: Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Safety Zone: Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia. 165... § 165.T0704 Safety Zone: Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia. (a...military equipment and transiting the Savannah River. (b) Effective...

2010-07-01

290

3 CFR - Unexpected Urgent Humanitarian Needs Related to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Georgia  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Unexpected Urgent Humanitarian Needs Related to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Georgia Presidential...Unexpected Urgent Humanitarian Needs Related to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Georgia Memorandum...urgent refugee and migration needs in Pakistan and Afghanistan resulting from...

2009-01-01

291

Geology and Paleontology of Five Cores from Screven and Burke Counties, Eastern Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Partial Contents: Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments of Sediments from Five Cores from Screven and Burke Counties, Georgia; Late Companian (Zone CC 22) Coccoliths from the Millhaven Core, Screven County, Georgia; Late Campanian (Zone CC 22) Coccol...

L. E. Edwards

2000-01-01

292

76 FR 4584 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Georgia; Disapproval of Interstate...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...requirements are addressed through several regulations and legislation, including Georgia Rule 391-3- 1-.02(2)(sss)--Multi-pollutant Control for Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Georgia Rule...

2011-01-26

293

Soil Erosion and Agricultural Sustainability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Data drawn from a global compilation of studies support the long articulated contention that erosion rates from conventionally plowed agricultural fields greatly exceed rates of soil production, erosion under native vegetation, and long-term geological erosion. Whereas data compiled from around the world show that soil erosion under conventional agriculture exceeds both rates of soil production and geological erosion rates by up to several orders of magnitude, similar global distributions of soil production and geological erosion rates suggest an approximate balance. Net soil erosion rates in conventionally plowed fields on the order of 1 mm/yr can erode typical hillslope soil profiles over centuries to millennia, time-scales comparable to the longevity of major civilizations. Well-documented episodes of soil loss associated with agricultural activities date back to the introduction of erosive agricultural methods in regions around the world, and stratigraphic records of accelerated anthropogenic soil erosion have been recovered from lake, fluvial, and colluvial stratigraphy, as well as truncation of soil stratigraphy (such as truncated A horizons). A broad convergence in the results from studies based on various approaches employed to study ancient soil loss and rates of downstream sedimentation implies that widespread soil loss has accompanied human agricultural intensification in examples drawn from around the world. While a broad range of factors, including climate variability and society-specific social and economic contexts — such as wars or colonial relationships — all naturally influence the longevity of human societies, the ongoing loss of topsoil inferred from studies of soil erosion rates in conventional agricultural systems has obvious long-term implications for agricultural sustainability. Consequently, modern agriculture — and therefore global society — faces a fundamental question over the upcoming centuries. Can an agricultural system capable of feeding a growing population safeguard both soil fertility and the soil itself? Although the experiences of past societies provide ample historical basis for concern about the long-term prospects for soil conservation, data compiled from recent studies indicate that no-till farming could reduce erosion to levels close to soil production rates. Consequently, agricultural production need not necessarily come at the expense of either soil fertility or the soil itself, even if recent proposals to rely on conventionally grown corn for biofuels exemplify how short-term social and economic trade-offs can de-prioritize soil conservation. Like the issues of climate change and loss of biodiversity, the ongoing global degradation and loss of soil presents a fundamental social challenge in which the slow pace of environmental change counter-intuitively makes solutions all the more difficult to adopt.

Montgomery, D. R.

2009-04-01

294

A Peach of a Telehealth Program: Georgia Connects Rural Communities to Better Healthcare  

PubMed Central

This article presents Georgia's telehealth response to some of the significant healthcare challenges and disparities facing the rural citizens of this state. When compared to their urban and suburban counterparts, rural communities have fewer healthcare providers, and residents must travel longer distances to reach them. Georgia's statewide telemedicine network, the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT), uses information technology to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare and health outcomes for underserved populations in Georgia.

Brewer, Rena; Goble, GiGi; Guy, Paula

2011-01-01

295

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

Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.

296

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.

297

Agricultural safety training: California style.  

PubMed

In response to 1990 regulations in California, agricultural industry leaders formed a coalition with academic institutions and farm organizations to ensure they were compliant with new standards for worker safety in agricultural work settings. Out of this coalition emerged a not-for-profit organization, AgSafe. This was followed by a formal training program, the California Agricultural Safety Certificate Program. Now with more than 10 years' experience, this program has evolved into a highly successful initiative that garners industry support throughout the state. Courses can be taken at one annual event or at intervals, including regionalized offerings. The AgSafe program and other training workshops have helped agricultural producers/employers more rapidly and effectively adopt best management practices in an increasingly more complicated regulatory environment. In the process it has enhanced a culture of safety and introduced valuable strategies that increase productivity while improving safety and health outcomes for workers. To date, nearly 550 individuals have secured certificates of completion that reflect at least 15 hours of formal coursework. English- and Spanish-language training is offered in a manner that is responsive to the learning styles of a multicultural workforce. California's approach for safety training of agricultural workers can serve as a model for enhancing respect and cooperation among employers, workers, and safety professionals. PMID:20665314

Lee, Barbara C; Wolfe, Amy; Meyers, James M

2010-07-01

298

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.

299

TEACHER ATTRITION AMONG WOMEN IN SECONDARY AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although women have enjoyed majority status as teachers in most disciplines, they are under- represented in secondary agricultural education (AGED). To better understand female under- representation within agricultural education, this study used Grissmer and Kirby's (1987) theory of teacher attrition to investigate the career-related experiences of female preservice students in the agriculture education department at Oklahoma State University and AGED

Kathleen D. Kelsey

2006-01-01

300

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

301

A Profile of Tort Litigation in Georgia and Reflections on Tort Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fact-based studies of tort litigation in Georgia are almost nonexistent. Georgia is one of many states that does not provide the NCSC with any information regarding tort litigation patterns. Georgia does not provide such information because it is not compiled. It is not compiled because these data are not systematically maintained by local courts and reported to the Administrative Office

Thomas A. Eaton; Susette M. Talarico

1996-01-01

302

Georgia's Health Safety Net: A Model of Excellence: The Good Samaritan Health Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

The state of Georgia continues to struggle with the large amount of people who lack the ability to obtain healthcare when needed. Over a million Georgians have no health insurance, and face a variety of barriers to receiving healthcare. There are many layers to Georgia’s safety net, where each clinic provides primary care in certain areas to a specific population

Erin Hiers

2009-01-01

303

33 CFR 167.1330 - In Haro Strait, Boundary Pass, and the Strait of Georgia: General.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false In Haro Strait, Boundary Pass, and the Strait of Georgia: General...167.1330 In Haro Strait, Boundary Pass, and the Strait of Georgia: General...separation scheme in Haro Strait, Boundary Pass, and the Strait of Georgia...

2013-07-01

304

An Evaluation of Lottery Expenditures for Public School Safety in Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1994, approximately $20 million of Georgia Lottery for Education funds were spent to make schools safer. This report presents the results of an evaluation of Georgia Lottery for Education expenditures for technologies related to school safety. The study evaluated the safety technology at 15 Georgia public schools. Data were gathered through…

Todd, Knox H.; Kellermann, Arthur L.; Wald, Marlena; Lipscomb, Leslie; Fajman, Nancy

305

Agriculture: NIOSH Research Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Grants; Cooperative Agreements; NIOSH-Supported Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention; NIOSH-Supported Educational Resource Centers (ERC) Agricultural Training Programs; Sentinel Event Notification Syste...

1997-01-01

306

Traditional Agriculture and Permaculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses benefits of combining traditional agricultural techniques with the concepts of "permaculture," a framework for revitalizing traditions, culture, and spirituality. Describes school, college, and community projects that have assisted American Indian communities in revitalizing sustainable agricultural practices that incorporate cultural…

Pierce, Dick

1997-01-01

307

Limitations to Agriculture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Pie chart showing the percentage of land without limitations to agriculture (11%) and the reasons that the other land is of limited agriculture usefulness. With a timeplot showing the (slight) increase in arable land over the period 1960-2000

Environment, Aaas A.

308

Traditional Agriculture and Permaculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses benefits of combining traditional agricultural techniques with the concepts of "permaculture," a framework for revitalizing traditions, culture, and spirituality. Describes school, college, and community projects that have assisted American Indian communities in revitalizing sustainable agricultural practices that incorporate cultural…

Pierce, Dick

1997-01-01

309

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 ...

310

Demographic manipulation in the Caucasus (with special reference to Georgia).  

PubMed

The author discusses political developments in the Caucasus region since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The focus is on the events in Georgia that led to the war in South Ossetia (particularly in Abkhazia), and the author suggests that this development is the latest in a 200-year history of demographic manipulation of minority peoples by the region's two major powers, Russia and Georgia. Parallels are drawn between the Georgian war in Abkhazia and Russia's war in Chechenia. The author questions the value of the principle of territorial integrity, and suggests that alternative principles safeguarding the rights of ethnic minorities would be more appropriate in these circumstances. PMID:12292909

Hewitt, B G

1995-01-01

311

Wood energy in Georgia: a five-year progress report  

SciTech Connect

An increasing number of industrial plants and public and residential facilities in Georgia are using wood, Georgia's greatest renewable energy source, to replace gas, oil, coal, and electricity. All wood systems described in this report are or will soon be in operation in schools, prisons, hospitals, and other state facilities, and are producing substantial financial savings. The economic values from increased markets and jobs are important in all areas of the state, with total benefits projected at $2.9 million a year for state taxpayers. 2 figures.

Not Available

1982-01-01

312

Extreme drought: summary of hydrologic conditions in Georgia, 2011  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Georgia Water Science Center (GaWSC) maintains a long-term hydrologic monitoring network of more than 320 realtime streamgages, including 10 real-time lake-level monitoring stations and 63 realtime water-quality monitors. Additionally, the GaWSC operates more than 180 groundwater wells, 35 of which are real-time. One of the many benefits from this monitoring network is that the data analyses provide an overview of the hydrologic conditions of rivers, creeks, reservoirs, and aquifers in Georgia.

Knaak, Andrew E.; Frantz, Eric R.; Peck, Michael F.

2013-01-01

313

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…

Linhardt, Richard E.; Burhoe, Steve

314

Connecticut Vocational Agriculture Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for use in the Connecticut Regional Vocational Agriculture Centers, this curriculum provides exploratory and specialization units for four major areas of agriculture. These are Agriculture Mechanics, Animal Science, Natural Resources, and Plant Science. The exploratory units are required for grades 9 and 10, while the specialization units…

Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Services.

315

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

316

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

317

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

2007-12-03

318

Distribution and ecology of campylobacters in coastal plain streams (Georgia, United States of America).  

PubMed

Campylobacter is the leading cause of bacterium-associated diarrhea in the United States and most developed countries. While this disease is considered a food-borne disease, many clinical cases cannot be linked to a food source. In rural and agrarian areas environmental transmission may be an important factor contributing to case loads. Here we investigated the waterborne prevalence of campylobacters in a mixed-use rural watershed in the coastal plain of southern Georgia (United States). Six sites representing various degrees of agricultural and human influence were surveyed biweekly to monthly for 1 year for the presence of culturable thermophilic campylobacters and other measures of water quality. Campylobacters were frequently present in agriculture- and sewage-impacted stretches of streams. The mean campylobacter counts and overall prevalence were highest downstream from a wastewater treatment plant that handled both human and poultry slaughterhouse waste (agriculture production, human populations, and wildlife may be at risk for contamination by campylobacters and may be an important route for human exposure. PMID:17172457

Vereen, Ethell; Lowrance, R Richard; Cole, Dana J; Lipp, Erin K

2006-12-15

319

Distribution and Ecology of Campylobacters in Coastal Plain Streams (Georgia, United States of America)?  

PubMed Central

Campylobacter is the leading cause of bacterium-associated diarrhea in the United States and most developed countries. While this disease is considered a food-borne disease, many clinical cases cannot be linked to a food source. In rural and agrarian areas environmental transmission may be an important factor contributing to case loads. Here we investigated the waterborne prevalence of campylobacters in a mixed-use rural watershed in the coastal plain of southern Georgia (United States). Six sites representing various degrees of agricultural and human influence were surveyed biweekly to monthly for 1 year for the presence of culturable thermophilic campylobacters and other measures of water quality. Campylobacters were frequently present in agriculture- and sewage-impacted stretches of streams. The mean campylobacter counts and overall prevalence were highest downstream from a wastewater treatment plant that handled both human and poultry slaughterhouse waste (?595 CFU ml?1; 100% positive); the concentrations were significantly higher than those for the four upstream sites (P < 0.05). The counts were significantly correlated with the number of fecal coliform bacteria, conductivity, pH, and concentrations of nutrients (NO3?, PO43?, and NH3). Campylobacters were isolated more frequently and larger numbers were present during the summer months, similar to the occurrence of clinical cases of campylobacteriosis in this region. A multivariate model showed that the levels were significantly influenced by increasing precipitation, which also peaked in the summer. The results indicate that loading from both human and domestic animal waste may be high in the watershed studied during the summer months. Mixed-use watersheds supporting agriculture production, human populations, and wildlife may be at risk for contamination by campylobacters and may be an important route for human exposure.

Vereen, Ethell; Lowrance, R. Richard; Cole, Dana J.; Lipp, Erin K.

2007-01-01

320

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.

321

PERFORMANCE OF NINE PECAN CULTIVARS AND SELECTIONS IN SOUTHERN GEORGIA  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Nine pecan clones were evaluated for 18 years in a test orchard in southern Georgia. Tested clones included six USDA selections, the USDA release 'Sioux', and the seedling selections 'Jackson' and 'Kicklighter #1'. Yields and alternate bearing pattern were measured for each clone. A subsample of n...

322

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

323

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

324

Performance of recycled mixtures in State of Georgia. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been constructing recycled asphalt pavements routinely for about four years. This research project was undertaken to evaluate the performance of recycled pavements in comparison to virgin (control) asphalt pavements. Five projects, each consisting of a recycled section and a control section, were subjected to detailed evaluation. In-situ mix properties (such as percent air

P. S. Kandhal; S. S. Rao; B. Young

1994-01-01

325

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...

326

Violence Prevention in Georgia's Rural Public School Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

School superintendents in 60 public school systems in Georgia were surveyed to describe strategies being pursued to prevent school violence and promote a safe learning environment. Results from the present study were compared with results from a survey of superintendents conducted by one of the authors in 1995 to determine the extent of change in school violence prevention strategies. The

Chet Ballard; Lauren Brady

2007-01-01

327

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.

328

Intelligence Aspects of the 2008 Conflict Between Russia and Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the status and recent evolution of Georgian intelligence agencies, and in particular how well they have performed with respect to the Russian challenge since President Saakashvili assumed power in 2004. The article also discusses Georgian intelligence with respect to its international engagement, and recommends options for NATO that would assist Georgia in reforming and professionalizing its intelligence

Stéphane Lefebvre; Roger N. McDermott

2009-01-01

329

Failing Georgia: The Case against the Ban on Social Promotion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To make a case against recently passed legislation in Georgia banning social promotion, one must start by examining the state's rationale for the decision that based on the perceived views teachers have on the issue. Research suggests, however, that teachers hold contradictory opinions concerning the use of standardized tests for high-stakes…

Livingston, Donald R.; Livingston, Sharon M.

330

Death Row Inmates: A Comparison of Georgia and Florida Profiles  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study of inmates on death row in Georgia in 1983 was conducted and compared to a comparable examination carried out in Florida in 1977. The two populations were found to be strikingly similar, and they were demograph ically similar to death-row inmates in other states in 1983. National statistics on death-row prisoners show little demographic change since 1977. A

Julius Debro; Julian Roebuck; Komanduri Murty; Claude Mccann

1987-01-01

331

Land Use Change and Ecosystem Valuation in North Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study seeks to forecast land use change in a North Georgia ecosystem, and estimate the economic value of the ecosystem using benefit transfer techniques. We forecast land use change based on a structural time series model and a simple growth rate model. The study suggests a lower bound willingness to pay value of about USD 16,000 per year to

Daniel Ngugi; Jeffrey D. Mullen; John C. Bergstrom

2009-01-01

332

Teacher Competency Testing and Reading Specialty Preparation in Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The state of Georgia not only assesses the generic teaching competencies that are necessary for all teachers seeking certification, but also administers 28 separate criterion referenced tests, each for a different content-specialty area. Among the most recent of these tests is the Reading Specialist Test, the development of which involved…

Flippo, Rona F.; And Others

333

Georgia Compliance Review Self-Study FY 01.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for evaluation of local compliance with special education federal and state legal requirements, this compliance review document includes both the compliance requirements and the criteria by which compliance is determined during the onsite compliance review of Georgia local school systems and state-operated programs. Each legal requirement…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.

334

Governor James Wright in Georgia, 1760-1782.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of pamphlets about the American Revolution in Georgia, this document examines the role of James Wright as British governor in the colony, and his viewpoints about revolution from 1765-1775. The pamphlet can be used as supplementary reading or as a one-week unit for junior or senior high school students. A brief teacher's guide is…

Coleman, Kenneth

335

Re-Inventing Mississippian Tradition at Etowah, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Frequent population movement and political re-organization spurred a pattern of repeated abandonment at the Mississippian mound center of Etowah in the southeastern United States. These processes also characterized the larger surrounding region in north Georgia and southeast Tennessee. The Etowah abandonments provided inflection points where interest groups were able to distance themselves from previous conventions of structure and reformulate new

Charles R. Cobb; Adam King

2005-01-01

336

Quality Assurance through Performance Evaluation of School SLPs in Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two performance instruments used in Georgia for the assessment and certification of speech language pathologists (SLPs) are described. All school SLPs are required to attain a passing score on the written Teacher Certification Test for Speech-Language Pathologists (TCT-SLP). Analysis of test results from 1982 through May, 1986 indicated that 63%…

Berryman, Joan; And Others

337

Cosmic Impact in the Piedmont of Georgia? The Woodbury Structure  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Woodbury structure is a 7 km diameter circular basin with an elevated quartzite rim situated in west-central Georgia. The morphology and setting are discussed with regard to an impact hypothesis. Preliminary results of fieldwork and petrography are presented.

Albin, E. F.; King, D. T., Jr.; Harris, R. S.; Petruny, L. W.; Jaret, S. J.; Gibson, J. C.

2006-03-01

338

Existing Land Use Inventory and Analysis, Griffin, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Existing Land Use Study of Griffin, Georgia presents the acreage of each land use for the City and the nineteen planning areas. The existing land use is also analyzed and presented in summary form for the City and each of the planning areas. The domin...

W. C. Sinden

1973-01-01

339

The Georgia Tech Unmanned Aerial Research Vehicle: GTMax  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the design, development, and operation of a research Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system that has been developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, called the GTMax. This description will include the processes put in place to enable the system to be used for UAV-technology research, including effective flight testing. Research UAVs are characterized by the need for

Eric N. Johnson; Daniel P. Schrage

2003-01-01

340

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

341

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.

342

University System of Georgia's eCore: Virtual General Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This case study reviews the emergence and evolution of eCore (the University System of Georgia's electronically delivered undergraduate core courses) over eight years and summarizes the issues, ongoing challenges, and lessons learned from interinstitutional collaboration in offering and administering a "virtual" shared core. The bulk of the…

Morris, Libby V.; Finnegan, Catherine L.

2009-01-01

343

Georgia's Breastfeeding Promotion Program for Low-Income Women  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. Beginning in 1990, Georgia's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, In- fants, and Children (WIC) initiated 5 new strategies to promote breastfeeding among its pregnant and postpar- tum clients. These strategies were implemented in 1991, each to be provided as an addition to its standard pro- gram of counseling on breastfeeding and distributing appropriate literature: 1) enhanced breastfeeding educa-

Indu B. Ahluwalia; Irene Tessaro; Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn

2010-01-01

344

Teaching about Coastal Georgia: A Sea Grant Curriculum Development Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the framework and 31 model lessons developed by the University of Georgia's Sea Grant Project, the major purpose of which is to make upper elementary and secondary students more aware of coastal and marine affairs. An illustrative lesson is included. (RM)|

Hawkins, Michael L.

1982-01-01

345

40 CFR 282.60 - Georgia State-Administered Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...sections of the Georgia Underground Storage Tank Act: 12-13-5âRules and regulations; enforcement powers, 12-13-8âInvestigations, 12-13-14âCorrective action for violations of chapter, rules, etc., and for release of...

2013-07-01

346

The war in Georgia and the Western response  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article considers Western, and most particularly American, policy towards Tbilisi in the Russo-Georgian war of August 2008. The article does not accept the view of Russian leaders that the United States actively promoted the Georgian attack on South Ossetia. It does, however, argue that Washington's alliance with Georgia was sufficiently close to make President Saakashvili believe he would receive

Mike Bowker

2011-01-01

347

Late - Summer Nesting Sites of Quail in South Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An exploratory investigation in south Georgia indicates that quail seem to prefer freshly burned areas and I-year roughs as late-summer nesting sites. Bluestem grasses were most frequently used as nesting cover and as nest sites, and optimum herbaceous co...

1970-01-01

348

Conservation Effects Assessment in the South Georgia Little River Watershed  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The Little River Experimental Watershed (LREW) located in the upper Coastal Plain region of Southern Georgia is one of the 14 benchmark watersheds involved in the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP). The Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory (SEWRL) initiated a hydrologic research prog...

349

Doduk Kyoyuk: Moral Education in South Korea and Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares two approaches to character education: (1) the centralized, national approach in South Korean elementary schools; and (2) the legislatively mandated initiative in Georgia (United States) specifically looking at Friendship Elementary School in Hall County. Discusses the similarities and differences between the character education…

Kim, Hang-In

2000-01-01

350

The Georgia Psychoeducational Network (GPN) Research Report, 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research report contains seven papers on students with serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) and/or Severe Behavior Disorder (SBD) who participated in the Georgia Psychoeducational Network Program (GPN). "The 1982 Cohort of GPN Preschoolers--Where Are They in 1987-1988?" (Juanda Ponsell and others) reports the placement of 75 preschoolers…

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

1988-01-01

351

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...

352

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

353

Community and Institutional Correlates of Academic Achievement in Georgia Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study sought to determine the degree to which school and community factors influence mathematics and science achievement of public school students in Georgia. Of particular concern was identifying variables to assist educators, parents, and other child advocates in providing academic programs that are responsive to the needs of learners.…

Boggs, Olivia M.

354

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

355

SEESAU: University of Georgia's Electronic Journal Verification System  

Microsoft Academic Search

In support of its increasing electronic journal collection, William T. Murray from the University of Georgia Libraries has developed an access verification tool called SEESAU (Serial Experimental Electronic Subscription Access Utilities). This Web interface has utilized UGA's integrated library system and link resolver to coordinate approximately 37,000 access checks since January 2007. A problem resolution system is included as part

Maria Collins; William T. Murray

2009-01-01

356

Intersex Condition of Shoal Bass in the Flint River, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined male shoal bass Micropterus cataractae from the Flint River, Georgia, to determine the prevalence of intersex. During March and April 2010, we sampled 61 shoal bass from six sites along the Flint River. Testes were examined histologically and classified as intersex if the presence of oocytes was noted. Using a severity index, we compared samples collected on different

Dallas R. Ingram; Debra L. Miller; Travis R. Ingram; Josh E. Tannehill

2011-01-01

357

[Chicoric and chlorogenic acids in various plants growing in Georgia].  

PubMed

Chicoric acid was isolated from dandelion (Taraxacum officinale Wigg.) leaves by column chromatography. Conditions for HPLC analysis of chicoric and chlorogenic acids were optimized. These acids were assayed in some plants growing in Georgia. The optimum conservation temperature for the preservation of chicoric and chlorogenic acids in leaves of dandelion and bilberry (Vaccinium arctostaphylos L.) was determined. PMID:11357428

Chkhikvishvili, I D; Kharebava, G I

358

South Georgia, Antarctica: a productive, cold water, pelagic ecosystem  

Microsoft Academic Search

The South Georgia region is characterised by high biomass and productivity of phyto- plankton, zooplankton and vertebrate predators. Important commercial fisheries have been based at the island since the late 1700s, initially exploiting seals and whales, and currently taking krill Euphausia superba and finfish. Despite studies dating from the beginning of the last century, the causes of the high productivity

A. Atkinson; M. J. Whitehouse; J. Priddle; G. C. Cripps; P. Ward; M. A. Brandon

2001-01-01

359

Wood residue biomass energy in Georgia. Research report 452  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objectives of this project were: (1) to determine local biomass fuel supplies, their prices, and current market distribution throughout the Southeast with emphasis on Georgia; (2) to determine moisture content, foreign matter and storage characteristics which influence combustion efficiency and handling practices of sawmill and logging residues and wood chips from different sources throughout the state; and (3) to

G. C. W. Ames; B. B. Dunavent

1984-01-01

360

Student Retention and Graduation, University System of Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describing outcomes related to student retention and graduation in the University System of Georgia, this six-part report discusses definitions and assumptions pertaining to retention and compares success rates for black, white, developmental studies, and regularly-admitted freshmen students in USG senior and two-year colleges. Section 1 provides…

University System of Georgia, Atlanta. Office of Research and Planning.

361

National Environmental/Energy Workforce Assessment for Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents existing workforce levels, training programs and career potentials and develops staffing level projections (1976-1982) based on available information for the State of Georgia. The study concerns itself with the environmental pollution control areas of air, noise, potable water, pesticides, radiation, solid waste, wastewater,…

National Field Research Center Inc., Iowa City, IA.

362

Georgia Middle Grades Writing Assessment and Instructional Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide to the Georgia Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) serves the purpose of improving writing and writing instruction. It includes a description of test administration conditions, a sample test booklet, and a structured overview of the writing assessment. Prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading are explained in the…

Bass, Bill; Brigman, Donna; Brooks, Gordon, Jr.; Edgar, Laurie; Melton, Mark; Rumbaugh, Will

363

Agricultural Occupations Program Planning Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The major program objectives of agricultural occupations courses are (1) to develop agricultural competencies needed by individuals engaged in or preparing to engage in production agriculture, and in agricultural occupations other than production agriculture; (2) to develop an understanding of the career opportunities in agriculture; (3) to…

Hemp, Paul E.; Mayer, Leon

364

7 CFR 331.13 - Restricted experiments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POSSESSION...compromise the control of disease agents in humans, veterinary medicine, or agriculture. (2) Experiments involving the...

2013-01-01

365

Alcohol use among high school students - Georgia, 2007.  

PubMed

Excessive alcohol consumption contributes to an average of approximately 4,700 deaths among underage youths in the United States each year (e.g., from homicides, motor-vehicle crashes, and suicides) and an average of 60 years of life lost per death. Although drinking by underaged persons (<21 years) is illegal in every state, youths aged 12-20 years drink nearly 20% of all the alcohol consumed in the United States. To characterize alcohol consumption by high school students in Georgia, the Georgia Division of Public Health analyzed data from the 2007 Georgia Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). This report summarizes the results of that survey, which indicated that 38% of Georgia high school students reported current alcohol use, and 19% reported binge drinking in the past 30 days. Among students who reported current alcohol use, 44% reported that the usual type of alcohol they consumed was liquor (e.g., bourbon, rum, scotch, vodka, or whiskey), 58% reported that their usual location of alcohol consumption was at another person's home, and 37% reported that their usual source of alcohol was someone giving it to them. These results underscore the need for further research in Georgia and other states on underage drinking behavior, motives, and access to alcohol, which could facilitate development of additional effective intervention strategies. Evidence-based interventions should be sustained and strengthened; these include enforcing the age 21 minimum legal drinking age; increasing alcohol excise taxes; limiting alcohol outlet density; and maintaining existing limits on the days when alcohol can be sold. PMID:19696717

2009-08-21

366

Ratings of the Georgia Business Education Industry Certification Standards by Georgia Educators and Business and Industry Personnel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia business teachers (49 industry certified, 188 not industry certified) and 378 business representatives rated 80 business education industry certification standards developed by the state department and the Society for Human Resource Management. Teachers generally rated them higher, but all three groups commented on lack of funds, lack of…

Crews, Tena B.; Stitt-Gohdes, Wanda L.

1995-01-01

367

Georgia's Non-Teaching Educator Workforce: A Profile of Administrative and Student Services Personnel in Georgia's Public School System  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the current study, we direct attention to the often neglected composition of and trends among the non-teaching educator workforce in Georgia's public school system. The non-teaching educator workforce includes administrative and student services personnel. These groups of educators help set the stage on which teachers and students perform. Usually teachers and students alone are the focus of school reform

Winifred C. Nweke; Comfort Y. Afolabi; Endya B. Stewart; Cynthia E. Stephens

368

Responses of nitrous oxide, dinitrogen and carbon dioxide production and oxygen consumption to temperature in forest and agricultural light-textured soils determined by model experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The experiment, carried out on a forest and arable light-textured soil, was designed to study the temperature response of\\u000a autotrophic and heterotrophic N2O production and investigate how the N2O flux relates to soil respiration and O2 consumption. Although N2O production seemed to be stimulated by a temperature increase in both soils, the relationship between production rate and\\u000a temperature was different

S. Castaldi

2000-01-01

369

Agricultural Statistics 1994  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has made full text of "Agricultural Statistics 1994" available via its Web site. Agricultural Statistics is an annual compendium of data (and selected charts) relating to all aspects of the U.S. agricultural economy. Subject coverage includes all major crop and livestock sectors, farm income and credit, stabilization and price support, agricultural conservation and forestry statistics, and fertilizers and pesticides, among others. Tables include both state and national breakdowns, and most national tables include between two and ten year time series. The book is available as one large Adobe Acrobat .PDF file (about 5 megabytes), so you'll need a fast connection to get it. You'll also need a free Acrobat Reader, which can be obtained at the same page. Acrobat allows selective searching for specific tables, as well as selective printing of those tables. (See Network Tools, below.)

1994-01-01

370

Water and Sustainable Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Irrigated agriculture is a vital component of total agriculture that supplies many of the fruits, vegetables, and cereal foods,\\u000a the grains fed to animals used as human food, and the feed to sustain work animals in many parts of the world. Consequently,\\u000a agriculture is the largest user of fresh water globally, and irrigation practices sometimes are biologically, economically,\\u000a and socially

Iván Francisco García-Tejero; Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo; José Luis Muriel-Fernández; Carmen Rocío Rodríguez-Pleguezuelo

371

GATEKEEPING DECISIONS OF ARKANSAS DAILY NEWSPAPER EDITORS IN PUBLISHING AGRICULTURAL NEWS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary purpose of this study was to determine how Arkansas daily newspaper editors make the decision to print, or not print, agricultural news. Specifically, this study sought to describe the demographic characteristics of editors of Arkansas daily newspapers; determine editors' self-reported knowledge level of agriculture, experience in agriculture, and perception of the importance of agricultural issues; and determine the

D. Dwayne Cartmell; James E. Dyer; Robert J. Birkenholz

372

Field and microcosm experiments to evaluate the effects of agricultural Cu treatment on the density and genetic structure of microbial communities in two different soils.  

PubMed

The effects of Cu amendment on indigenous soil microorganisms were investigated in two soils, a calcareous silty clay (Ep) and a sandy soil (Au), by means of a 1-year field experiment and a two-month microcosm incubation. Cu was added as 'Bordeaux mixture' [CuSO(4), Ca(OH)(2)] at the standard rate used in viticulture (B1=16 kg Cu kg(-1) soil) and at a higher level of contamination (B3=48 kg Cu ha(-1) soil). More extractable Cu was observed in sandy soil (Au) than in silty soil (Ep). Furthermore, total Cu and Cu-EDTA declined with time in Au soil, whereas they remained stable in Ep soil. Quantitative modifications of the microflora were assessed by C-biomass measurements and qualitative modifications were assessed by the characterization of the genetic structure of bacterial and fungal communities from DNA directly extracted from the soil, using B- and F-ARISA (bacterial and fungal automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis). In the field study, no significant modifications were observed in C-biomass whereas microcosm incubation showed a decrease in B3 contamination only. ARISA fingerprinting showed slight but significant modifications of bacterial and fungal communities in field and microcosm incubation. These modifications were transient in all cases, suggesting a short-term effect of Cu stress. Microcosm experiments detected the microbial community modifications with greater precision in the short-term, while field experiments showed that the biological effects of Cu contamination may be overcome or hidden by pedo-climatic variations. PMID:17064271

Ranjard, Lionel; Echairi, Abdelwahad; Nowak, Virginie; Lejon, David P H; Nouaïm, Rachida; Chaussod, Rémi

2006-11-01

373

Georgia Tech project accents rapid EMS design growth  

SciTech Connect

The Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) is developing an innovative energy management system which already has competitors on the market, although Hy-Cal Engineering and General Electric are considering marketing the Georgia Tech system. An in-house project begun in 1977, the Facilities Management System (GIT-FMS) is designed to save between 10 and 12% on energy costs and was undertaken because the school could not afford a comparable commercial system at the time. Georiga Tech wanted access to the software code and the flexibility to expand the system to state buildings. The GIT-FMS process control system transmits digital and analog information. As a state facility, it can license the technology or rights, but cannot market the system. (DCK)

Cooper, N.

1980-01-14

374

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.

375

Agriculture in the Midwest  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Agriculture in the Midwest United States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) represents one of the most intense areas of agriculture in the world. This area is not only critically important for the United States, but also for world exports of grain and meat for the Un...

376

Greening of Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Consolidation of farms, agricultural input supply companies, and commodity businesses over the past several decades have led to a concentration of ownership and control. There is growing concern by society about the environmental impacts of agriculture and the food system, and companies are eager to exploit this concern by advertising products that are environmentally friendly. When there is a greening

Charles Francis; Roger Elmore; John Ikerd; Mike Duffy

2007-01-01

377

Argentine Agriculture under GATT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Argentina is the world's second largest exporter of grains, oilseeds, and oilseed products. Traditionally, Argentina's economic policies have taxed the agricultural sector, which produces goods for exports, to subsidize the mostly insulated industrial sector. Despite this unfavorable treatment, the agricultural sector has remained Argentina's economic mainstay and competes successfully in world markets. Recurrent economic crises have led to substantial changes

Sergio H. Lence

1994-01-01

378

Water Conservation for Agriculture  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Water conservation for agriculture has been important for centuries and is becoming increasingly important due to competition among agricultural and other users. Our objectives were to review progress made in our understanding of factors affecting water conservation during the past 100 years and to ...

379

Personal Achievement Reading: Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Exercises are provided in a set of five workbooks designed to aid students in agricultural programs in building vocabulary and reading skills. Each workbook borrows from terminology of agriculture to provide explanations and exercises for a sequential series of instructional objectives. One workbook concentrates on the ability to determine word…

Rozeboom, Deborah A.

380

IS RANGELAND AGRICULTURE SUSTAINABLE?  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Agricultural enterprise sustainability is most often assessed by examining long-term ecological sustainability, short- and long-term economic viability, and social acceptance. From an ecological perspective, rangeland agriculture (i.e., managed grazing) is deemed fully sustainable providing the rang...

381

Agricultural Outlook, November 2002.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the November 2002 issue of the 'Agricultural Outlook'. This publication addresses a broad spectrum of agriculture-related issues and provides short-term outlook articles on commodity markets and food prices. It also presents in-depth analyses of U...

2002-01-01

382

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

383

Agricultural robotics [TC Spotlight  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agriculture is just one step in the supply chain that leads to the table of the consumer. Just as automation has brought down the price of electrical goods by reducing the manpower involved, so is the price of agricultural production being reduced. Although electronic games are a luxury, food is a necessity that must be produced at all costs. We

John Billingsley; Denny Oetomo; John Reid

2009-01-01

384

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.

385

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.

386

Vocational Agriculture Education: Agricultural Livestock Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten units of instruction are provided in this curriculum guide on agricultural livestock skills. Unit topics are as follow: (1) restraining, (2) vaccination, (3) livestock castration, (4) dehorning, (5) docking, (6) growth stimulants, (7) identification, (8) shearing, (9) hoof trimming, and (10) birth assistance. Each instructional unit generally…

Pierce, Greg

387

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

388

Surface complexation model of uranyl sorption on Georgia kaolinite  

Microsoft Academic Search

The adsorption of uranyl on standard Georgia kaolinites (KGa-1 and KGa-1B) was studied as a function of pH (3–10), total U (1 and 10 ?mol\\/l), and mass loading of clay (4 and 40 g\\/l). The uptake of uranyl in air-equilibrated systems increased with pH and reached a maximum in the near-neutral pH range. At higher pH values, the sorption decreased

T. E Payne; J. A Davis; G. R Lumpkin; R Chisari; T. D Waite

2004-01-01

389

New underwater acoustic tank facility at Georgia Tech  

Microsoft Academic Search

A large underwater acoustic tank facility located in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech has recently been completed. The facility includes a rectangular concrete water tank 25 feet deep, 25 feet wide, and 34 feet long containing around 160,000 gallons of water. There are three computer-controlled positioners: an x-y-z-theta positioner and a z-theta positioner mounted on carriages

Michael Gray; Ralph Herkert; George McCall II; Gary Caille; Van Biesel; John Bogle; Jayme Caspall; Steven Hahn; Adam Lamb; Thomas Logan

2002-01-01

390

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.; Shulkina, T.; Eristavi, M.

1995-01-01

391

Toxicity of sediments and pore water from Brunswick Estuary, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

A chlor-alkali plant in Brunswick, Georgia, USA, discharged >2 kg mercury\\/d into a tributary of the Turtle River-Brunswick\\u000a Estuary from 1966 to 1971. Mercury concentrations in sediments collected in 1989 along the tributary near the chlor-alkali\\u000a plant ranged from 1 to 27 ?g\\/g (dry weight), with the highest concentrations found in surface (0–8 cm) sediments of subtidal\\u000a zones in the

Parley V. Winger; Peter J. Lasier; Harvey Geitner

1993-01-01

392

Exploitation and Survival of Black Crappies in Three Georgia Reservoirs  

Microsoft Academic Search

During 1987–1989, population dynamics and fisheries for black crappies Pomoxis nigromaculatus were evaluated at three Georgia reservoirs that traditionally received substantial crappie-fishing effort. Exploitation rates and survival were estimated with mark–recapture studies relying on tag returns from anglers. Fishing pressure, harvest, and angler success were evaluated with nonuniform probability roving creel surveys. Growth rates were determined by scale analysis. Annual

Scott C. Larson; Bruce Saul; Steve Schleiger

1991-01-01

393

Agriculture in the Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Agriculture in the Classroom initiative is designed to "improve agricultural literacy." The organization's work is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which works to develop the classroom programs, including fact sheets, lesson plans, and interactive activities. Visitors can make their way through five sections on the homepage, including State Programs, Teacher Center, and Student Center. In the Teacher Center, visitors will find lesson plans, state agricultural facts, and current and back issues of "AgroWorld." This publication brings together helpful information for students and teachers seeking to learn about integrated science, Earth systems, and family and consumer science. Moving along, the Student Center includes fun activities for younger children in the Kids' Zone, such as games that allow students to learn about farm activities and the world of agricultural science.

394

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) works at the highest national level to coordinate and support research being conducted at universities, provincial institutions, and federal institutions. The four main PARC research divisions are: Crop Sciences, Natural Resources, Animal Sciences, and Social Sciences. The PARC website contains summary information about these main research areas, as well as information about a variety of crops, research staff, publications, and more. From the PARC site, visitors can also learn about regional research efforts by linking to one the seven major PARC centers including the Sugar Crops Research Institute in Thatta; the National Agricultural Research Centre in Islamabad; the Himalayan Agricultural Research Institute in Kaghan, and the Arid Zone Research Centre in Quetta. Various databases are also available including Plant Genetic Resources with over 15,000 records searchable by species and/or genus; and Pakistan Agriculture--a bibliographic database with more than 32,000 records regarding agriculture in Pakistan.

395

Phosphorus fluxes in headwater streams draining non-research poultry-pasture operations in north-central Georgia, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Poultry production is the largest agricultural commodity in Georgia, USA. Due to inefficient utilization of the phosphorus (P) in poultry feed, the manure contains high concentrations of P. When used as fertilizer for crops and pasture, poultry manure may be washed from the soil surface and increase eutrophication risks to downstream lakes and reservoirs. Long term application of poultry manure may result in P saturation of the soils. In the upper Etowah River basin in north-central Georgia, a long history of poultry farming has resulted in high P levels in soils receiving regular poultry manure applications. Few studies to date have been performed on the estimation of P fluxes from operational commercial poultry farms in Georgia. In Fall 2006, a 20-month surface water quality monitoring program was completed that was aimed at estimating P and suspended sediment fluxes in nine headwater streams draining poultry-pasture operations in the upper Etowah River basin. The nine catchments differed in terms of land use history, soil P levels, best management practices and other factors. An additional three streams draining U.S. National Forest were also monitored to provide reference concentrations and loads. Monitoring data included continuous (5-minute) streamflow, rainfall, and water quality samples. Water quality samples included biweekly grab samples plus storm samples collected using conventional autosamplers. Storm sampling using autosamplers included collection of discrete samples and composite samples. In particular instances, the two types of storm sample were collected simultaneously. Discrete storm sampling methods enabled collection of both rising and falling hydrograph limb samples to identify potential hysteretic water quality effects. Water samples were analyzed for total P, filterable reactive P, and total suspended solids. We are using this data to compare different flux estimation methods with emphasis on regression models that utilize laboratory results of both discrete and composite samples as well as models using non- transformed data. Preliminary results demonstrate some success in the use of regression models from agricultural streams where P levels in stormflow are high. This may be partially attributed to the combination of the temporal resolution of the monitoring data plus the accommodation of sampling different flow regimes. In streams where concentrations and overall variability of P is low, averaging methods may be the most appropriate.

Romeis, J. J.; Jackson, C. R.; Radcliffe, D. E.; Risse, M. L.; Bryant, J.

2007-12-01

396

Mobile farm clinic outreach to address health conditions among Latino migrant farmworkers in Georgia.  

PubMed

Agricultural labor involves exposure to many occupational hazards, some of which can lead to chronic health conditions. The purpose of this study was to conduct an occupational health needs assessment of illnesses and work-related injuries among a Latino migrant farmworker population (recruited to harvest Vidalia onions) in South Georgia. Study data included survey responses from 100 farmworkers attending mobile farm clinics in 2010 at their worker housing residences, supplemented by medical diagnoses data from the same clinics collected over 3 years (2009-2011) for 1161 farmworkers at six different farms. From the survey, the main health problems reported were hypertension (25%), eye problems (12%), musculoskeletal problems (11%), diabetes (10%), and depression (7%). In multivariate analyses, depression scores were associated with having a history of musculoskeletal problems (p = .002). According to the mobile farm clinic data, the most common medical diagnoses included back pain (11.8%), hypertension (11.4%), musculoskeletal problems (11.3%), gastrointestinal disorders (8.6%), eye problems (7.2%), dermatitis or rash (7.0%), and tinea or fungal skin infections (5.6%). The study identified eye and musculoskeletal problems as the major occupational health conditions for this population of farmworkers. PMID:22994640

Luque, John S; Reyes-Ortiz, Carlos; Marella, Prasen; Bowers, Angelica; Panchal, Viral; Anderson, Lisa; Charles, Simone

2012-01-01

397

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

398

NAEP 1998 Reading State Report for Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 1998 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) state level reading assessment measured fourth- and eighth-grade students' reading proficiency in situations that involved reading for three purposes: reading for literary experience, reading to gain information, and reading to perform a task (grade 8 only). This report describes the…

Ballator, Nada; Jerry, Laura

399

Marketing and advertising practices of Turkish entrepreneurs in transition economies: Evidence from Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a transition economy, Georgia has an uncertain, complex, and immature business environment, typical of transition economies\\u000a in the Eurasian region. In an effort to provide insights into marketing and advertising practices in the Eurasian transition\\u000a economies, this study empirically examines the marketing and advertising practices in Georgia through two surveys conducted\\u000a with Turkish entrepreneurs in Georgia and Georgian consumers.

Erdener Kaynak; Ali Riza Apil; Serkan Yalcin

2009-01-01

400

42 CFR 73.13 - Restricted experiments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... (b) Restricted experiments: (1) Experiments utilizing recombinant...control disease agents in humans, veterinary medicine...agriculture. (2) Experiments involving the deliberate...LD50 body weight. (c)...

2009-10-01

401

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2020.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides projections for the agricultural sector through 2020. Projections cover agricultural commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the sector, such as farm income and food prices. The projections are based on specific a...

2011-01-01

402

40 CFR 81.113 - Savannah (Georgia)-Beaufort (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...County, Colleton County, Hampton County, Jasper County. In the State of Georgia: Bryan County, Bulloch County, Candler County, Chatham County, Effingham County, Evans County, Liberty County, Tattnall...

2012-07-01

403

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

404

Nutrient Mass Balance for the Mobile River Basin in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The source and fate of nutrients in the Mobile River drainage basin are important water-quality concerns in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Land cover in the basin is 74 percent forested, 16 percent agricultural, 2.5 percent developed, and 4 percent wetland. A nutrient mass balance calculated for 18 watersheds in the Mobile River Basin indicates that agricultural non-point nitrogen and phosphorus sources and urban non-point nitrogen sources are the most important factors associated with nutrients in the streams. Nitrogen and phosphorus inputs from atmospheric deposition, crop fertilizer, biological nitrogen fixation, animal waste, and point sources were estimated for each of the 18 drainage basins. Total basin nitrogen inputs ranged from 27 to 93 percent from atmospheric deposition (56 percent mean), 4 to 45 percent from crop fertilizer (25 percent mean), <0.01 to 31 percent from biological nitrogen fixation (8 percent mean), 2 to 14 percent from animal waste (8 percent mean), and 0.2 to 11 percent from point sources (3 percent mean). Total basin phosphorus inputs ranged from 10 to 39 percent from atmospheric deposition (26 percent mean), 7 to 51 percent from crop fertilizer (28 percent mean), 20 to 64 percent from animal waste (41 percent mean), and 0.2 to 11 percent from point sources (3 percent mean). Nutrient outputs for the watersheds were estimated by calculating instream loads and estimating nutrient uptake, or withdrawal, by crops. The difference between the total basin inputs and outputs represents nutrients that are retained or processed within the basin while moving from the point of use to the stream, or in the stream. Nitrogen output, as a percentage of the total basin nitrogen inputs, ranged from 19 to 79 percent for instream loads (35 percent mean) and from 0.01 to 32 percent for crop harvest (10 percent mean). From 53 to 87 percent (75 percent mean) of nitrogen inputs were retained within the 18 basins. Phosphorus output ranged from 9 to 29 percent for instream loads (18 percent mean) and from 0.01 to 23 percent for crop harvest (7 percent mean). The basins retained from 60 to 87 percent (74 percent mean) of phosphorous inputs. Correlation of basin nutrient output loads and concentrations with the basin inputs and correlation of output loads and concentrations with basin land use were tested using the Spearman rank test. The correlation analysis indicated that higher nitrogen concentrations in the streams are associated with urban areas and higher loads are associated with agriculture; high phosphorus output loads and concentrations are associated with agriculture. Higher nutrient loads in agricultural basins are partly an effect of basin size-- larger basins generate larger nutrient loads. Nutrient loads and concentrations showed no significant correlation to point-source inputs. Nitrogen loads were significantly (p<0.05, correlation coefficient >0.5) higher in basins with greater cropland areas. Nitrogen concentrations also increased as residential, commercial, and total urban areas increased. Phosphorus loads were positively correlated with animal-waste inputs, pasture, and total agricultural land. Phosphorus concentrations were highest in basins with the greatest amounts of row-crop agriculture.

Harned, D. A.; Harvill, J. S.; McMahon, G.

2001-12-01

405

Biological dynamic farming — An occult form of alternative agriculture?  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analysis of the theory of biodynamic farming is presented. The founder of biological dynamic agriculture, the Austrian\\u000a Rudolf Steiner, Ph.D., (1861–1925), introduced methods of preparation and use of eight compounds forming the nucleus of his\\u000a agricultural theory. His instructions were based on insights and inner visions from spiritualistic exercises and not on agricultural\\u000a experiments. His purpose was to show

Holger Kirchmann

1994-01-01

406

State of Georgia`s environmental and emergency preparedness activities for the Savannah River Site. Quarterly progress report, July 1, 1993--December 31, 1993  

SciTech Connect

This quarterly report discusses activities and accomplishments of the EPD as part of Georgia`s environmental and emergency preparedness activities for the Savannah River Site. The EPD has assisted the Georgia Emergency Management Authority (GEMA) in accomplishing a number of ongoing tasks such as annual reviews, training, response capability, and radiation assessment capability. The report also outlines EPD progress and activities in the area of environmental monitoring including; surface water discharges, public drinking water, ground water monitoring, air monitoring, crops and milk, and direct radiation on soil and vegetation.

McConnell, G.W.

1994-05-01

407

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

408

Agriculture and Food  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text VersionPage 1. Agriculture and Food Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Sector-Specific Plan* as input to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/fooddefense

409

Respirators for Agricultural Work  

MedlinePLUS

... a t o r s People involved in agriculture work around substances that can cause breathing problems. Choosing ... choose the right type of respirator for their work. In July of 1998, respirators coded with N, ...

410

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

411

GREENHOUSE GASES AND AGRICULTURE  

EPA Science Inventory

Agriculture ranks third in its contribution to Earth's anthropogenically nhanced greenhouse effect. Energy use and production and chlorofluorocarbons are anked first and second, respectively.) pecifically, greenhouse gas sources and inks are increased, and sinks are decreased, by...

412

Agricultural Research Service  

MedlinePLUS

... Island Guarding the country against foreign animal diseases USDA's science magazine View online version of Agricultural Research ... 3D Fighting pecan scab Nickel and phosphate New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map ARS Timeline: History of ...

413

Agricultural robots in Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The functional mechanism of agricultural robots and their utilizations are introduced. The robots discussed include: the tangerine orange harvesting robot, the robotic fertilizer applicator, the robotic law tractor, the fully automated combine harvester, the transplanter, the driverless tractor, etc

Nobutaka Ito

1990-01-01

414

Agricultural Development Policy Paper.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper sets forth the major policy implications and issues for A.I.D. of a broadly participatory, employment-oriented agricultural production strategy for developing countries. The 'broadly participatory' strategy reflects the major U.S. development a...

1978-01-01

415

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.

416

Lunar agriculture in Mesoamerica  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Through the moon' s role in choosing the proper time for planting, harvesting and woodcutting is widely attested in ethnographic reports, the cultural logic and structure of actions by which this celestial body is perceived and used has not been satisfactorily explained. The aim of this paper is to offer such an explanatory framework within which the role of the moon in the agricultural cycle may be explained. My examples of the beliefs about lunar agriculture derive from the Mesoamerican cultural tradition.

Iwaniszewski, S.

417

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.

418

Sociology of Sustainable Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Sustainability is the core element of government policies, university research projects, and extension organizations worldwide.\\u000a Yet, the results of several decades of attempt to achieve sustainable agriculture have not been satisfactory. Despite some\\u000a improvement still conventional agriculture is the dominant paradigm. Pollution of water, soil, and air, degradation of environmental\\u000a resources, and loss of biodiversity are still the by-product of

Ezatollah Karami; Marzieh Keshavarz

419

Theme: Changes in Agricultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes "Changes in Agricultural Education in Tennessee" (Byerley, Todd); "Evolving Focus for Agricultural Education Graduates?" (Schlink); "Researching Adult Organizations in Agricultural Education" (Seevers, Dormody); "Past 25 Years" (Klein, Luft); "Agricultural Education" (Sibiga, Mannebach); "Don't Look Back" (Butcher); "Changes in…

Agricultural Education Magazine, 1997

1997-01-01

420

Module Directory for Agricultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A modular design approach for agricultural education has been developed. As part of its development, over 200 modules were produced and tested, and are described in this volume. The modules are categorized as modules of instruction in agricultural production, in agricultural supplies and services, in agricultural mechanics, in ornamental…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

421

Sustainable Agriculture in Ancient Rome  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sustainable agriculture discourse describes agricultural practices and techniques used to maintain land fertility. At its broadest definition, sustainable agriculture aims to make land hospitable to cultivated crops for an indefinite amount of time. The discourse itself has only arisen in response to increased industrialization of world food production, but practices included in, and ideals behind sustainable agriculture have existed for

Hannah L Savio

2011-01-01

422

Greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agricultural lands occupy 37% of the earth's land surface. Agriculture accounts for 52 and 84% of global anthropogenic methane and nitrous oxide emissions. Agricultural soils may also act as a sink or source for CO2, but the net flux is small. Many agricultural practices can potentially mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the most prominent of which are improved cropland and

Pete Smith; Daniel Martino; Zucong Cai; Daniel Gwary; Henry Janzen; Pushpam Kumar; Bruce McCarl; Stephen Ogle; Frank O'Mara; Charles Rice; Bob Scholes; Oleg Sirotenko; Mark Howden; Tim McAllister; Genxing Pan; Vladimir Romanenkov; Uwe Schneider; Sirintornthep Towprayoon; Martin Wattenbach; Jo Smith

2009-01-01

423

Technological Change And Canadian Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Canadian agriculture is economically vulnerable in the short-term and unsustainable in the long-term. Substantial policy changes are needed to redirect our agricultural system and harness science and technology in a manner appropriate to existing natural and human resources. The case for restructuring our agricultural colleges and the setting of research priorities illustrates a wider need. Agriculture is one of Canada's

William Smith

1991-01-01

424

Georgia Oral Health Initiative 2002: A Partnership for Improving Oral Health Access and Outcomes for Children.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Over the past four years, Georgia has begun to overcome the barriers to access for childrens oral health services through the Georgia Oral health prevention Program (GOHPP). However, despite inclusion of the full range of dental services in PeachCare for ...

2001-01-01

425

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

426

The Impact of the Revolution upon Georgia's Economy, 1775-1789.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of pamphlets about effects of the American Revolution in Georgia, this document reviews Georgia's economy during the years 1775-1789. It can be used as supplementary reading or a two-week unit for junior or senior high school students. A brief teacher's guide is included. The main part of the pamphlet relates the political and…

Ready, Milton

427

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

428

The Advanced Academy of Georgia: Four Years as a Residential Early-College-Entrance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study discusses goals and objectives of the Advanced Academy of Georgia at the State University of West Georgia, a residential early-college-entrance program for gifted juniors and seniors. Included is a comprehensive progress report, entering SAT scores, student academic performance, retention rates, and scores on the Dimensions of…

Sethna, Beheruz N.; Wickstrom, Clifton D.; Boothe, Diane; Stanley, Julian C.

2001-01-01

429

The Georgia Perimeter College MESA Program: Propelling STEM Students to Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|From 2006 to 2008, while taking courses at Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), Joel Toussaint worked two jobs, one was at night. Now, he has graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in mechanical engineering, and he has been admitted to graduate school in mechanical engineer there. His plan for the future is to get his Ph. D. in…

Law, Kouok K.

2011-01-01

430

The Impact of the Revolution upon Georgia's Economy, 1775-1789.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of a series of pamphlets about effects of the American Revolution in Georgia, this document reviews Georgia's economy during the years 1775-1789. It can be used as supplementary reading or a two-week unit for junior or senior high school students. A brief teacher's guide is included. The main part of the pamphlet relates the political and…

Ready, Milton

431

A Guide for Planning and Construction of Public School Facilities in Georgia. Media Center Facilities. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this guide is to facilitate the work of Georgia planners in systematically determining the size, nature, and functions of spaces needed for the construction or renovation of media center facilities after the minimum requirements for school media centers established by the Georgia Board of Education have been met. The first section…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.

432

Georgia Institute of Technology chilled water system evaluation and master plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As the host of the Olympic Village for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Georgia Tech has experienced a surge in construction activities over the last three years. Over 1.3 million square feet of new buildings have been constructed on the Georgia Tech campus. Th...

1996-01-01

433

African American Women's Dress in Georgia, 1890-1914 A Photographic Examination  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the types of clothing worn by African American women living in the state of Georgia between 1890 and 1914. The researchers used historical photographs as primary sources to document clothing. The photographs are located in three collections: Spelman College, Atlanta University, and the Georgia Department of Archives and History. The clothing in each photograph was recorded and

Patricia K. Hunt; Lucy R. Sibley

1994-01-01

434

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

435

RELATING SPECIES RICHNESS, UPLAND COLDWATER FISH SPECIES, AND TEMPERATURE IN NORTH GEORGIA'S TROUT STREAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Georgia legislature recently reduced the mandatory riparian buffer width on primary trout streams from 100 to 50 ft. To evaluate the potential effects of this policy change, the Trout Stream Buffer Study established 30 sites along primary trout streams in North Georgia. We investigated the relationships between fish diversity and temperature conditions. In 2001, fish population data were collected

Krista Jones; Geoffrey Poole; Judy Meyer

436

Career Education for Rural Georgians. Crisp and Liberty Counties, Georgia, 1975-76. Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This evaluation reports the 1975-76 project outcomes for career education projects in Crisp and Liberty counties in Georgia, which were initiated in 1972 with the purposes of (1) developing and operating rural demonstration centers in South Georgia, whose programs reflect a sequential education process, based on career education concepts, and (2)…

Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri Evaluation Projects.

437

An empirical case study of a child sexual abuse prevention initiative in Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: This empirical case study describes Prevent Child Abuse Georgia’s effort to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA) by educating communities throughout the state on supporting preventive behaviour. The initiative consisted of three major components: (1) dissemination of CSA prevention messages and materials; (2) a statewide helpline that helped callers respond to the warning signs of CSA and engage in protective

Daniel J Schober; Stephen B. Fawcett; Sally Thigpen; Anna Curtis; Renee Wright

2012-01-01

438

A CASE STUDY: THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A WATER CONSERVATION PLAN BY GEORGIA GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

How do water conservation and turfgrass water use become critical issues in a state, like Georgia, which receives 50- to 60-inches of rainfall per year? To begin to answer this question, which is more complex than it appears. The uses of water must first be defined and prioritized. Then where Georgia's water resources are derived and stored must be understood.

F. C. Waltz; R. N. Carrow; Mark Esoda; F. T. Siple

439

State of Georgia AIP implementation report. Progress report, January--March 1996  

SciTech Connect

To ensure the citizens of the State of Georgia that health, safety and the environment are being protected through existing DOE programs at the Savannah River Site (SRS), through a vigorous program of independent monitoring and oversight by Georgia officials. This report summarizes implementation of this program from January to March 1996.

Hardeman, J.

1996-06-01

440

1995 Area 1 bird survey\\/Zone 1, Operable Unit 2, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Robins Air Force Base is located in Warner Robins, Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. As part of the Baseline Investigation (CDM Federal 1994) a two day bird survey was conducted by M. C. Wade (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and B.A. Beatty (CDM Federal Programs) in May 1995. The subject area of investigation includes the sludge lagoon, Landfill

Wade

1995-01-01

441

Mental disorders of people with disability pension in Georgia.  

PubMed

Correct assessment due to mental diseases is rather important. WHO developed International Classification for Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and there are two approaches to its implementation - development of disease specific or generic core sets. In order to know which way to choose up to date information is needed on disorders that most frequently lead to disability in Georgia. The study aimed at identification of the most prevalent mental diseases that led to disability pension in Georgia in 2010. Cross-sectional study of the population of pension beneficiaries was conducted. We have calculated 10% of 607 (diagnosed with disability in 2010) to be included in the survey. They were selected using random sampling method. Patient data were collected from the case histories. Paranoid schizophrenia (F 20.0) was the leading cause of disability both in men and women - 51.6% in men and 50% in women. In men persistent delusional disorder and mild mental retardation with significant impairment of behavior accounted for 9.7% each, while in women persistent delusional disorder led to disability in 15.0% of cases and moderate mental retardation - in 10.0%. All children receiving disability pension are mentally retarded. Paranoid schizophrenia - relatively less common disorder has high associated impairment among adults in Georgia, whereas in children mental retardation is the most frequent disabling condition. However, there are many other diseases that lead to disability. Therefore the best way to move further might be to first develop a generic core set for all psychiatric disability. PMID:22156679

Danelia, M; Gyr, N; Boer, W; Zurabashvili, D; Chigladze, L; Tsereteli, D

2011-09-01

442

Oxygen Isotope Constraints on the Origin of Georgia Tektites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Georgia tektites ("georgiaites") are North American tektites that occur in east-central Georgia. In this investigation small chips of tektite material was separated from 24 individual specimens for oxygen isotope analysis. Results have an analytical precision of 0.2% based on duplicate analysis of a NIST silicate standard (NBS-28) and tektites. Oxygen isotope ratios (i.e., delta (18) O - SMOW) range from + 6.9 to + 10.7 parts per mil. The mean delta (18) O for Georgia tektites is + 9.1 parts per mil. These results are consistent with a delta (18) O value reported previously on a single georgiaite [1]. It appears that the tektites have oxygen isotope ratios similar to igneous and/or metamorphic rocks. Blum and Chamberlain [2] argue that since sea water has a relatively low delta (18) O value, its addition to isotopically heavier sedimentary rocks could account for the relatively low oxygen isotope ratios determined for the tektites. Such a model would require vaporization of the target material in order to exchange oxygen between the water and silicates. However, vaporization is not a popular theory of tektite petrogenesis, and since tektites contain very little water, it is difficult to reconcile the low delta (18) O values due to mixing with sea water. An alternative explanation may be that the low delta (18) O values are derived from a crystalline basement or it may be that the sedimentary target rocks at the proposed source crater (i.e., Chesapeake Bay crater) have delta (18) O values similar to that of the tektites. To resolve the issue, it will be necessary to melt samples of the proposed target material and make delta (18) O measurements on the resulting glass and then compare the results to the tektites. References: [1] Taylor, H.P. and Epstein, S. (1969) J. Geophys. Res., 74, 6834-6844. [2] Blum J.D. and Chamberlain C.D. (1992) Science, 257, 1104-1107.

Albin, E. F.

1997-07-01

443

Issues and Requirements for a Homemaker-Home Health Demonstration Project: A Report to the Commissioner, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Atlanta, Georgia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Issues relevant to a demonstration project to train and employ voluntary participants selected from the aid to families with dependent children (AFDC) program as homemaker-home health aides in Georgia are assessed. By training and employing AFDC recipient...

1979-01-01

444

Atmospheric flux of agricultural fumigants from raised-bed, plastic-mulch crop production systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Atmospheric emission of methyl isothiocyanate (MITC), chloropicrin (CP), 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D), and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) were measured in the field under fumigant application scenarios representative of raised bed-plastic-mulched crop production systems. For three fumigation sites located in Florida, cumulative emissions of 1,3-D, MITC and CP were less than 11%, 6% and 2%, respectively. For three fumigation sites in located in Georgia, cumulative emissions of MITC and CP were <13% and 12%, respectively while DMDS emissions varied from 37% to 95%. In the Florida sites, emission peak flux of CP occurred within the first 6 h after application. Peak emission of 1,3-D and MITC occurred between 100 and 144 h after application. In the Georgia sites where fumigated soil was covered by low density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic, emission peak flux of DMDS and MITC occurred between 12and 48 h after application. Key factors affecting atmospheric emissions were soil moisture, soil tilth and the resistance to fumigant diffusion of the plastic film used to cover soil following application. This study demonstrated reduced atmospheric emissions of agricultural fumigants under commercial production conditions when applied using good agricultural practices including soil water contents above field capacity, uniform soil tilth in the fumigation zone and the use of metalized or virtually impermeable films to further reduce fumigant emissions. The results of this study show a need for regional flux studies due to the various interactions of soil and climate with local agricultural land management practices.

Chellemi, Dan O.; Ajwa, Husein A.; Sullivan, David A.

2010-12-01

445

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

446

Core IV Materials for Metropolitan Agriculture/Horticulture Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This core curriculum guide consists of materials for use in presenting a 13-unit vocational agriculture course geared toward high school students living in metropolitan areas. Addressed in the individual units of the course are the following topics: employment in agricultural occupations, supervised occupational experience, leadership in…

Hemp, Paul; And Others

447

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

448

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...

449

FACTORS INFLUENCING ACQUISITION AND RETENTION OF LEARNING IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A PRETEST, POST-TEST, AND RETENTION TEST OF 481 SOPHOMORE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN 33 WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOLS OFFERING VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WERE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF INDIVIDUAL, HOME-FARM SITUATION, AND STUDENT SUPERVISED FARMING EXPERIENCE DIFFERENCES UPON ACQUIRING AND RETAINING LEARNING IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE CLASSROOMS. EACH…

CHRISTENSEN, VIRGIL EARL

450

Climate change in Australia: agricultural impacts and adaptation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Impacts on Australian agriculture of projected climate change are likely to be spatially and temporally diverse, with many regions likely to experience increased downside risk in agricultural production. Some regions, such as south-west Australia, are projected to be particularly at risk of adverse outcomes associated with climate change. The rate and extent of warming, along with impacts on rainfall distributions,

Ross S. Kingwell

2006-01-01

451

World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS policy and Georgia.  

PubMed

WHO takes the lead within the UN system in the global health sector response to HIV/AIDS. Recent estimates indicate that the health sector alone represents at least 55% of the resources required for the global response to HIV/AIDS. In order to better target much-needed interventions, the WHO HIV/AIDS Programme focuses on five strategic directions: Enable people to know their HIV status; Maximize the health sector's contribution to HIV prevention; Accelerate the scale-up of HIV treatment and care; Strengthen and expand health systems; Invest in strategic information to guide a more effective response. The European Region is now experiencing the fastest rate of growth of HIV prevalence in any region of the word with the evidence of increasing transmission of HIV in several countries. In WHO/EURO was developed 13 new or revised evidence-based protocols on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care including co-infection with hepatitis B and hepatitis C, with TB, and a protocol on sexual and reproductive health for people living with HIV/AIDS. WHO assisted Georgia to elaborate and implement its first 1994-95 National Workplan on HIV/AIDS. WHO/EURO activities in Georgia consist: The advocacy and promotion of HIV/AIDS-related WHO policies, strategies, recommendations, distribution of WHO publications, press releases, and reports; The technical assistance to MoLHSA, UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, GFATM, major national and international stakeholders involved in HIV/AIDS field in promotion, development and implementation of evidence based norms and standards. By the support of WHO seven guidelines and treatment protocols have been prepared and adopted on different topics of HIV/AIDS in Georgian language; WHO participated in the preparation of "Country Response Plans for HIV/AIDS ", "UN joint response plans for HIV/AIDS", "TB/HIV national plan", applications for GFATM proposals, UNGASS reports etc.; Support in promotion, planning and caring out HIV/AIDS related events (World AIDS Day, AIDS Memorial Day, etc). By the financial support of WHO/EURO in 2007-2008 was carried out the HIV/Hepatitis coinfection epidemiological study as well as in 2006 the socio-economic study for HIV/AIDS in Georgia; In different fields of HIV/AIDS (epidemiology, surveillance, diagnostic and treatment) around 20 National and Regional conferences and workshops have been organized in Georgia and about 400 Georgian specialists passed the training courses for capacity building in and outside country. PMID:19124920

Gamkrelidze, A

2008-12-01

452

Ambient habitat noise and vibration at the Georgia Aquarium.  

PubMed

Underwater and in-air noise evaluations were completed in performance pool systems at Georgia Aquarium under normal operating conditions and with performance sound tracks playing. Ambient sound pressure levels at in-pool locations, with corresponding vibration measures from life support system (LSS) pumps, were measured in operating configurations, from shut down to full operation. Results indicate noise levels in the low frequency ranges below 100 Hz were the highest produced by the LSS relative to species hearing thresholds. The LSS had an acoustic impact of about 10 dB at frequencies up to 700 Hz, with a 20 dB re 1 ?Pa impact above 1000 Hz. PMID:22894321

Scheifele, P M; Johnson, M T; Kretschmer, L; Clark, J G; Kemper, D; Potty, G

2012-08-01

453

Status of the AMS facility at the University of Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 2001, the Center for Applied Isotope Studies at the University of Georgia has analyzed more than 10,000 samples using a compact AMS system for carbon isotope measurement. The system, manufactured by National Electrostatics Corporation, utilizes a Model 1.5SDH-1 Pelletron accelerator with a maximum terminal voltage of 0.5 MV. The source has recently been modified, doubling the count rate and improving efficiency more than 50%. Background values have reached 0.12 pMC and the precision is below 0.4 pMC for modern samples. The control and data acquisition system has also been upgraded.

Cherkinsky, Alexander; Culp, Randy A.; Dvoracek, Doug K.; Noakes, John E.

2010-04-01

454

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

455

Intersex condition of shoal bass in the Flint River, Georgia.  

PubMed

We examined male shoal bass Micropterus cataractae from the Flint River, Georgia, to determine the prevalence of intersex. During March and April 2010, we sampled 61 shoal bass from six sites along the Flint River. Testes were examined histologically and classified as intersex if the presence of oocytes was noted. Using a severity index, we compared samples collected on different dates and from different locations according to age and testis weight. No significant variations were noted among any of the groupings. Further investigation is needed to determine whether the intersex condition in shoal bass is severe enough to warrant concern and whether it is a natural phenomenon. PMID:22372246

Ingram, Dallas R; Miller, Debra L; Ingram, Travis R; Tannehill, Josh E

2011-12-01

456

The 1989 Georgia Survey of Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use. Volume I: The Narrative Report for Survey Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1989 Georgia Survey of Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use was conducted in 373 schools throughout Georgia. The stratified random sample was obtained from schools that participated in the 1987 survey (in which 93% of the school systems in Georgia participated) and were selected randomly from strata based on size of community and geographic…

Adams, Ronald D.; And Others

457

76 FR 16450 - Management Resources Group, Inc., Including Workers in the States of Georgia and New York...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...States of Georgia and New York Reporting to Southbury...during the relevant time period. The survey...States of Georgia and New York and reported to Southbury...during the relevant time period. The subject...workers in Georgia and New York who report to...

2011-03-23

458

Current and Future Forecasts of Service Use and Expenditures of Medicaid-Eligible Schizophrenia Patients in the State of Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study linked all claims data for reimbursable medical services and drugs of a cohort of 16,227 Medicaid-eligible recipients diagnosed with schizophrenia residing in the State of Georgia, with the treatment history file and Hospital Medical Information System file of each of the ten Georgia State psychiatric hospitals (Georgia Department of Human Resources [DHR]), which do not routinely bill Medicaid

L. Stephen Miller; Bradley C. Martin

2004-01-01

459

Climate Change Impacts on Southeast Asian Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the extensive interest in measuring the economic impacts of climate change in general, there is very little empirical research on Asia. This study extrapolates results from India and selected experiments to the rest of Southeast Asia in order to measure the impact of climate change on agriculture in this region. The study examines a variety of climate change predictions

Robert Mendelsohn

460

Agricultural policy and sustainable livestock development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Future agricultural and rural development is, to a large extent, influenced by the projected food needs of 2.5 billion people expected to swell the world population by 2020. This increase will require more food in general and, in view of recent experience in East Asia, more animal products. To achieve this increase will require judicious use of resources, and trade,

T. W. Schillhorn van Veen

1999-01-01

461

Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Central America  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agricultural value chain financing (VCF) is an emerging phenomenon in the region but it is not well studied. Historically, small- and medium-sized famers experience problems accessing formal finance. Participation in a well-structured and dynamic supply chain seems to improve chances of obtaining financing, either directly from larger more liquid agents in the same chain or indirectly from external formal lenders

Jeremy Coon; Anita Campion; Mark D. Wenner

2010-01-01

462

Safety Concerns and Genetic Engineering in Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Predictions about the safety of a recombinant plant or microorganism for agricultural use should be based on our vast experience with traditional practices, such as plant breeding and the use of microbial inoculants. An introduced plant, bacterium, or fungus containing foreign genes should be no greater environmental threat than such organisms without recombinant genes. Problems caused by introduction of organisms

Winston J. Brill

1985-01-01

463

Post-Secondary Education in Agricultural Marketing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Paul Curtis is Lead Instructor in Agriculture and William Henebry is Instructor in Agri-Marketing at Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois. Dr. Curtis holds a Ph.D. in agronomy from the University of Illinois where he conducted research and taught plant breeding and plant physiology. Mr. Henebry, with 23 years of experience as a grain elevator…

Curtis, Paul E.; Henebry, William J.

1970-01-01

464

Post-Secondary Education in Agricultural Marketing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Paul Curtis is Lead Instructor in Agriculture and William Henebry is Instructor in Agri-Marketing at Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois. Dr. Curtis holds a Ph.D. in agronomy from the University of Illinois where he conducted research and taught plant breeding and plant physiology. Mr. Henebry, with 23 years of experience as a grain elevator…

Curtis, Paul E.; Henebry, William J.

1970-01-01

465

Congress report: 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Haematology, Georgia World Congress Center, December 8–11 2007, Atlanta, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  This report dwells on selected abstracts presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), which was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta,\\u000a Georgia in December 2007. The aim of this report is not to discuss the very details of distinct scientific questions or clinical\\u000a problems but rather to inform the practising haematologist

S. Schmidt; M. Steurer

2008-01-01

466

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

467

Ground-water levels and quality data for Georgia, 1978  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Mean water levels in wells across Georgia were from 0.25 foot higher to 11.4 feet lower in 1978 than in 1977, and in some areas were the lowest on record. Water levels in the principal artesian aquifer underwent a long-term decline during the period 1969-78. In some areas water levels dropped more than 10 feet. Wells tapping the Clayton Limestone in the Albany area showed a long-term decline during the period 1969-78, and in some wells water levels dropped more than 20 feet. Water levels in the Cretaceous aquifer system showed little fluctuation during 1978; however, in a well located in Chattahoochee County, water levels declined 4.4 feet during 1969-78. In the Piedmont area mean water levels remained the same to 2.2 feet lower in 1978 than in 1977, and showed no long-term trend. Chloride concentrations in the principal artesian aquifer in the Savannah area remained stable and in the Brunswick area continued to rise during 1978. Daily mean water-level fluctuations and trends for 1978 and fluctuations of the monthly mean water level for the previous 10 years are shown in hydrographs of 33 selected observation wells in Georgia. Chloride concentrations in 11 wells in the Savannah and Brunswick areas are shown in graphs of monthly values over the previous 10 years. A short narrative explains fluctuations and trends in each of the hydrographs and chloride concentration graphs shown. (Woodard-USGS)

Clarke, J. S.; Hester, W. G.; O'Byrne, M. P.

1979-01-01

468

Development of State Health Insurance System in Georgia.  

PubMed

Since 1994, health resources in Georgia have became insufficient. The spending for the health care services per person in 1985 were US$95. 5, US$12.2 in 1989, and US$0.9 in 1994. Currently there are 58.5 physicians per 10,000 inhabitants. The birth rate decreased from 16. 7 in 1989 to 11 in 1997. The mortality rate of pregnant women due to extragenital pathologies, iron deficiency anemias (40% of the total pregnant women), iodine deficiency and complicated abortions are also on the increase. The State Parliament of Georgia decided to reorganize the health care system and, in August 1995, State Health Care Programs and the new system of reimbursement of providers were launched. The monthly contribution rate of medical insurance, which was 4% of the payroll (3% paid by the employer and 1% by the employee), is transferred from the Central Budget directly to the State Medical Insurance Company, which implements nine State Curative Programs. State medical insurance system co-exists with municipal and private health care. Municipal health coverage is closest to the universal coverage (over 80% of the population), and municipal health care services are the closest to a basic package of services satisfying most health care needs of the population. The exceptions are pregnant women and mothers and children under 1 year of age, who are covered by the Federal Programs under State Medical Insurance. PMID:10234065

Kalandadze, T; Bregvadze, I; Takaishvili, R; Archvadze, A; Moroshkina, N

1999-06-01

469

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

470

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

471

Multi -risk assessment at a national level in Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Work presented here was initiated by national GNSF project " Reducing natural disasters multiple risk: a positive factor for Georgia development " and two international projects: NATO SFP 983038 "Seismic hazard and Rusk assessment for Southern Caucasus-eastern Turkey Energy Corridors" and EMME " Earthquake Model for Middle east Region". Methodology for estimation of "general" vulnerability, hazards and multiple risk to natural hazards (namely, earthquakes, landslides, snow avalanches, flash floods, mudflows, drought, hurricanes, frost, hail) where developed for Georgia. The electronic detailed databases of natural disasters were created. These databases contain the parameters of hazardous phenomena that caused natural disasters. The magnitude and intensity scale of the mentioned disasters are reviewed and the new magnitude and intensity scales are suggested for disasters for which the corresponding formalization is not yet performed. The associated economic losses were evaluated and presented in monetary terms for these hazards. Based on the hazard inventory, an approach was developed that allowed for the calculation of an overall vulnerability value for each individual hazard type, using the Gross Domestic Product per unit area (applied to population) as the indicator for elements at risk exposed. The correlation between estimated economic losses, physical exposure and the magnitude for each of the six types of hazards has been investigated in detail by using multiple linear regression analysis. Economic losses for all past events and historical vulnerability were estimated. Finally, the spatial distribution of general vulnerability was assessed, and the expected maximum economic loss was calculated as well as a multi-risk map was set-up.

Tsereteli, Nino; Varazanashvili, Otar; Amiranashvili, Avtandil; Tsereteli, Emili; Elizbarashvili, Elizbar; Saluqvadze, Manana; Dolodze, Jemal

2013-04-01

472

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

473

Preliminary assessment report for National Guard Training Center, Georgia Army National Guard, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Installation restoration program  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of the preliminary assessment (PA) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory at the Georgia Army National Guard (GAARNG) facility near Hinesville, Georgia, known as the National Guard Training Center (NGTC). Preliminary assessments of federal facilities are being conducted to compile the information necessary for completing preremedial activities and to provide a priority basis for completing corrective actions (where necessary) in response to releases of hazardous substances. The principal objective of the PA is to characterize the site accurately and determine the need for further action by examining previous site activities, types and quantities of hazardous substances utilized, and potential pathways by which contamination could affect public health and the environment. The scope of this assessment is limited to the facilities and past activities contained within the NGTC. Preliminary assessment site score sheet information is also provided for the NGTC. However, this assessment report is intended to be read in conjunction with a previous IRP assessment of Fort Stewart completed in 1992 (USATHAMA 1992) and to provide comprehensive information on the NGTC area for incorporation with information contained in that previous assessment for the entirety of Fort Stewart.

Not Available

1993-07-01

474

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.

475

Agriculture Education. Horticulture.  

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 ornamental horticulture. The guide presents units of study in the following areas: (1) horticulture and job opportunities, (2) preparing soil mixtures, (3) control, (4) plant propagation, (5) plant…

Stuttgart Public Schools, AR.

476

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

477

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...

478

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.

479

TRANSITION AND AGRICULTURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The overall objectives of our proposed paper is to: (a) systematically document the post-reform trends in agricultural performance in Asia, Europe, and the Former Soviet Union; (b) identify the main reform strategies and institutional innovations that have contributed to the successes and failures of the sector; (c) analyze the mechanisms by which reform policies and initial conditions have affected the

Scott Rozelle; Johan F. M. Swinnen

2000-01-01

480

Intensive Agriculture Unit (Hydroponics).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A field test of Hydroponic Units was conducted at the US Naval Facility, Argentina, Newfoundland under United States Navy Requirement USN 5-4, Intensive Agriculture Unit. Hydroponics is the growing of plants without soil using a nutrient solution. The uni...

A. R. Rahman J. A. Ayoub

1982-01-01

481

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...

482

Madagascar Agricultural Sector Assessment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents an analysis of the agricultural sector in Madagascar and provides a series of recommendations regarding the optimal role for the U.S. Agency for International Development/Madagascar (USAID/M) during 1990-1997. Maintaining soil fertilit...

L. Dash C. Steedman

1990-01-01

483

The Agricultural Satellite Corporation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Agricultural satellite Corporation (AG*SAT) is a consortium of 43 land-grant universities and two agencies of the USDA joined together to produce and share educational programming via satellite, computer, and other technologies. Sparked by the opportunity to receive Federal funding for satellite receive and transmit facilities, the institutions have invested financial and personnal resources in the purchase and installation of

Randall G. Bretz

1993-01-01

484

Weather and Agriculture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson plan students will research, discuss, and write reports on the relationship between climate and agriculture. They will pretend that they have just purchased farms in specific parts of the United States and will investigate the weather and climate of that region in order to maximize the chances that their farms will succeed.

485

Risk governance in agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies and assesses the efficiency of major modes for risk governance in agriculture on the base of Bulgarian dairy farming. Firstly, the New Institutional and Transaction Costs Economics is incorporated and a framework for analysis of the governance of natural, market, private, and social (institutional) risks presented. Next, the pace and challenges of the dairy farming development during

Hrabrin Bachev

2008-01-01

486

Lunar outpost agriculture.  

PubMed

America's long-term commitment to a new Space Exploration Initiative has focused attention on the basic requirements for establishing a permanently manned lunar outpost and, ultimately, a martian one. High among these is the development of Regenerative Life Support Systems--with lunar agriculture an essential component--to provide a high level of self-sufficiency. PMID:11537088

Hossner, L R; Ming, D W; Henninger, D L; Allen, E R

1991-01-01

487

Agricultural Aviation Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

H. L. Chevalier L. F. Bouse

1977-01-01

488

Vocational Agriculture II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide was developed for second-year courses in vocational agriculture in Oklahoma. The curriculum contains 5 sections organized in 16 instructional units. The units follow a standard format established in 1970 for development of instructional materials for all Oklahoma vocational teachers. This format includes eight basic…

Harp, Keith; Steward, Jim

489

Transition and agricultural labor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reforms have strongly affected agricultural employment in transition countries but in remarkably different ways. We present a theoretical model and an empirical analysis to explain differences in labor adjustment during transition. We show that the differences are due to a combination of variations in initial conditions and differences in reform policies and effects. The removal of price distortions and subsidies

Johan F. M. Swinnen; Liesbeth Dries; Karen Macours

2005-01-01

490

Unique Agricultural Safety and Health Issues of Migrant and Immigrant Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Immigrant and migrant youth who live and work in agricultural settings experience unique agricultural safety and health issues. Mobility, poverty, cultural differences, immigration status, language, education, housing, food security, regulatory standards and enforcement, and access to childcare and health care influence exposure risk and the well-being of this population. Approximately 10% of the migrant agricultural labor force is composed of

Jennie A. McLaurin; Amy K. Liebman

2012-01-01

491

PUERTO RICO'S TROPICAL AGRICULTURE RESEARCH STATION - 100 YEARS OF TROPICAL RESEARCH  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The USDA-ARS, Tropical Agriculture Research Station (TARS) had its beginning in 1901, when Congress appropriated $5,000 and directed the Secretary of Agriculture to establish an experiment station in Puerto Rico to study agricultural problems of interest to the island. When established, TARS was th...

492

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BASED AGRICULTURE VISION OF PAKISTAN AND PROSPECTS OF GROWTH  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agriculture is the largest income and employment-generating sector of Pakistan's economy. About two third population of the country resides in rural areas and directly or indirectly depend on agriculture for their livelihood. The sector provides raw materials to the industrial sector and is an important source of demand for its products. The past experience shows that periods of high\\/low agricultural

Muhammad Iqbal; Munir Ahmad

493

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

494

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

495

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

496

The role of conservation agriculture in sustainable agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper focuses on conservation agriculture (CA), defined as minimal soil disturbance (no- till) and permanent soil cover (mulch) combined with rotations, as a more sustainable cultivation system for the future. Cultivation and tillage, considered synonymous in this paper, play an important role in agriculture. The benefits of tillage in agriculture are explored before introducing conservation tillage (CT), a practice

Peter R. Hobbs; Ken Sayre; Raj Gupta

2008-01-01

497

Erodibility of arable soils in Georgia during the period of storm runoff  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The erodibility of arable soils in Georgia varies from 1.0 to 2.9 t/ha per unit of the rainfall erosivity index. The well-structured brown forest and yellow-brown soils with a high humus content are the most resistant to erosion. The soils in the dry areas of Georgia (gray-cinnamon and cinnamon soils) are the most susceptible to erosion. The first map of the soil erodibility was composed that illustrates the spatial distribution pattern of this parameter in the Georgia territory.

Gogichaishvili, G. P.

2012-02-01

498

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 ...

499

Agricultural Extension in East Africa.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report reviews the status of agricultural extension in the AF2 countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Mauritius and Uganda). The report discusses key problems and makes recommendations on how to make agricultural extension services to small-scale...

L. A. Schwartz J. Kampen

1992-01-01

500

PERMITTIVITY MEASUREMENTS AND AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Permittivity and dielectric properties are defined and the measurement techniques used for determining the dielectric properties of agricultural products are briefly reviewed. Sources of available data on the permittivities or dielectric properties of agricultural products are identified and data u...