Publication Date

Spring 1989


Director"s comments [p] 2
The opportunity: This "land of infinite variety" give us our opportunity. We must seize it. [p] 3
The NPBL idea: We can 'bring a new focus and a new intensity' to ag research [p] 4
When it's winter in the feed lot: Animal scientists plan 'most intensive' work on cold stress in U.S. for NPBL [p] 7
Of mice and the rest of life: To learn about stress, study a mouse. Then extrapolate what you learn to us [p] 9
New strength in the 'basics': Discoveries in biology are the basis of progress in all agricultural areas [p] 11
Potential to expend: Horticultural industry, a $134 million business, it at the threshold of growth [p] 13
Bacterium of the hour: Value of E. Coli in improving economic crops 'beyond estimating' [p] 14
Grasshoppers take the bait: Baited carbaryl is treatment of choice and is soft on environment [p] 15
The last component: We have all the rest-people, environment, productive capacity. Now we need the NPBL [p] 16
'Key building block' State's economic development plans start with a stabilized agriculture [p] 18
'Needs we don't know we have' If aquifers won't support irrigation, will we be ready to use less water? [p] 19
'The bottom line' Environmental stresses translate into economic and social stresses [p] 20
Ready for the NPBL Field research is critical but goes just so far. We need lab facilities [p] 21
Plant stress begins underground Soil biophysics research shows root zone is often a 'war zone' [p] 22
An 'edge agriculture' Living in 'plant transition zone' gives us opportunity to put stress to good use [p] 24
'The unity of all things' Wildlife, fish, and our research show chain of events that links us together [p] 25
Early detection Responses to stress can be measured in cells before gross symptoms appear [p] 27
Crossroads Weather patterns strike from three sides; whea,t winterkill is a combination effect [p] 29


Mary Brashier


Duane Hanson


Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University







South Dakota Farm and Home Research, Special Edition: Biostress Laboratory

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