Publications

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Ag quickCASTs - 2011-1-QC - May 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document, Investing in a Better Future through Public Agricultural Research.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 2011-2-QC - May 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document, The Science and Regulation of Food from Genetically Engineered Animals.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 142-QC - May 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document, Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities. (R142)

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 49-QC - May 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (IP 49), Herbicide-resistant Weeds Threaten Soil Conservation Gains: Finding a Balance for Soil and Farm Sustainability. (IP49)

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 31-QC - April 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (SP 31), Assessing the Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes: The Impacts of Land Management Change on Water Quality. (SP31)

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 51-QC - April 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (IP 51), Food, Fuel, and Plant Nutrient Use in the Future. (IP51)

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 2012-1-QC - April 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document, The Direct Relationship between Animal Health and Food Safety Outcomes.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 50-QC - April 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (IP 50), Water and Land Issues Associated with Animal Agriculture: A U.S. Perspective. (IP50)

 
 
Issue Papers - IP51 - March 2013

Future food, fiber, and fuel demands will not be met by expanding cropland area; continued advances in nutrient use efficiency will moderate increased nutrient demand. With a growing population, dwindling arable land, and an increased demand for biofuels, the world cannot count on an expansion of harvested area to fill the demands of the world’s growing population. The use of genetics to improve crop productivity, promote soil conservation and management, and use nutrients efficiently is necessary. The key lies in supporting research and development in these areas. This CAST Issue Paper (IP 51) looks at the background leading to the current situation and addresses the resulting requirements as world food production develops during the next 40 years. The authors use data to analyze factors influencing crop production now and indications of what is to come, and they show how research regarding nutrient use, recovery, and recycling is crucial. Chair: David Zilberman, University of California -- Berkeley.  IP51,March 2013, 24 pp. FREE. Available online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

Issue Paper 51 Rollout Presentation by Dr. Zilberman and Dr. Bruce Dale

 

 
 
Issue Papers - IP49-SPA - February 2013

Los herbicidas se desarrollaron durante el siglo XX para su uso con la labranza convencional con el fin de controlar malezas. Posteriormente, evolucionó la labranza de conservación (mínima), que permitió menor daño al suelo cuando se utilizaba con herbicidas. Sin embargo, las presiones de selección han tenido como resultado especies de malezas que se han adaptado para su supervivencia conjuntamente con la labranza. El gobierno de EEUU ha establecido diversos programas y políticas para ayudar a determinar la selección e implementación de programas de cultivos y conservación relacionados a herbicidas y labranza. Este artículo examina el impacto que ciertas prácticas de control de malezas han tenido en los objetivos de conservación del suelo y aborda formas de mitigar sus efectos negativos.
Presidente: David R. Shaw, Office of Research and Economic Development, (Oficina de Investigación y Desarrollo Económico) Mississippi State University, (Universidad Estatal de Misisipí), Mississippi State. IP49 SPA, February 2013, 16 pp. Gratuito. Disponible en línea e impreso (Cuota de envío y manejo). (IP 49 SPA)