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National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Agriculture

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Works: 54 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 25,233 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Other
Classifications: SB123, 636.40852
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Most widely held works by National Research Council (U.S.).
Genetic engineering of plants : agricultural research opportunities and policy concerns by Leslie Roberts( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In much of the Third World, hunger is pervasive. In many developing nations, farmers still struggle to extract an adequate food supply from marginal soils, and world food production must somehow double in the next 40 years to meet the expected rise in demand. To sustain agricultural productivity, farmers worldwide will need new technologies, especially new plant varieties adapted to harsh conditions. Throughout the agricultural community, there is an increasing awareness that genetic engineering may provide some of the solutions. Recombinant DNA and the other genetic engineering techniques, developed in animals in the early 1970s, have only recently been applied to plant research. Yet already, they have yielded a wealth of information about the basic structure and function of plant cells -- information that can be channeled into more effective breeding strategies. And eventually, it may be possible to manipulate plant genes in the laboratory to improve plants and perhaps create new ones. On May 23-24, 1983, plant scientists and science policymakers from government, private companies, and universities met at the National Academy of Sciences for a convocation on the genetic engineering of plants. During the convocation, the researchers described some of the ways genetic engineering may be used to address agricultural problems. Policymakers delineated and debated the changes in research funding and training necessary to realize this potential. Various speakers urged new collaborative efforts among basic scientists and plant breeders. And all spoke of a new era in agricultural research. This book summarizes those discussions. It is intended to serve as an introduction and guide for those who wish to follow the development of this promising new technology
Sustainable agriculture and the environment in the humid tropics by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture and the environment in the humid tropics. Sustainable landuse options. Technological imperatives for change. Policy-related imperatives for change. Country profiles: Brasil, Cote d'Ivoire, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Zaire
Pesticides and groundwater quality : issues and problems in four states by Patrick W Holden( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pesticides in groundwater can contaminate drinking water and threaten the health of communities. How does this contamination occur and what should be done about this pressing problem? This new book uses a case-study approach to describe the discovery of the problem in four major agricultural states, to summarize the most recent data on the problem, and to review the status of the problem from both technological and policy perspectives. It also addresses the controversial questions of what levels of residues are acceptable, who should bear the costs of drinking water that is already contaminated, and how federal scientific resources can best be used to aid state initiatives in addressing this problem
Forestry research : a mandate for change by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainable agriculture research and education in the field : a proceedings by Board on Agriculture( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investing in research : a proposal to strengthen the agricultural, food, and environmental system by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an analysis of funding for agricultural research in the United States and presents a proposal to strengthen this system. Its premise is that a judicious but substantial increase in research funding through competitive grants is the best way to sustain and strengthen the U.S. agricultural, food, and environmental system. The proposal calls for an increased public investment in research; a broadened scientific scope and expanded program areas of research; and four categories of competitively awarded grants, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary research
Agriculture and the undergraduate : proceedings( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brucellosis in the greater Yellowstone area by Norman F Cheville( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood in our future : proceedings of a symposium, environmental implications of wood as a raw material for industrial use by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investing in the national research initiative : an update of the Competitive Grants Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triticale : a promising addition to the world's cereal grains : report( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medically assisted conception : an agenda for research : report of a study by a committee of the Institute of Medicine Division of Health Sciences Policy [and the] National Research Council Board on Agriculture by Committee on the Basic Science Foundations of Medically Assisted Conception( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world crowded with people--a great many of whom are chronically hungry--we don't need government facilitating human or animal reproduction (animal protein requiring multiple weights of feed protein in its production). For those who disregard sense, this Institute of Medicine study reviews the status of assisted conception and the related basic research in humans and animals, and suggests areas for future research. Here's a rare case when we applaud printing on acidic paper. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Technology and agricultural policy : proceedings of a symposium by Conference on Technology and Agricultural Policy( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educating the next generation of agricultural scientists by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing an agricultural genome program by National Research Council Staff( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture's role in K-12 education : proceedings of a forum on the National Science Education Standards by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a North American feed information system by Joseph P Fontenot( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livestock disease eradication : evaluation of the cooperative state-federal bovine tuberculosis eradication program by Committee on Bovine Tuberculosis( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nutrient requirements of swine by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1944, the National Research Council has published 10 editions of the Nutrient Requirements of Swine. This reference has guided nutritionists and other professionals in academia and the swine and feed industries in developing and implementing nutritional and feeding programs for swine. The swine industry has undergone considerable changes since the tenth edition was published in 1998 and some of the requirements and recommendations set forth at that time are no longer relevant or appropriate. The eleventh revised edition of the Nutrient Requirements of Swine builds on the previous editions published by the National Research Council. A great deal of new research has been published during the last 15 years and there is a large amount of new information for many nutrients. In addition to a thorough and current evaluation of the literature on the energy and nutrient requirements of swine in all stages of life, this volume includes information about feed ingredients from the biofuels industry and other new ingredients, requirements for digestible phosphorus and concentrations of it in feed ingredients, a review of the effects of feed additives and feed processing, and strategies to increase nutrient retention and thus reduce fecal and urinary excretions that could contribute to environmental pollution. The tables of feed ingredient composition are significantly updated. Nutrient Requirements of Swine represents a comprehensive review of the most recent information available on swine nutrition and ingredient composition that will allow efficient, profitable, and environmentally conscious swine production
 
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Genetic engineering of plants : agricultural research opportunities and policy concerns
Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Research Council (U.S.). Board on Agriculture and Renewable Resources

Board on Agriculture.

National Research Council Commission on Life Sciences Board on Agriculture

National Research Council (U.S.) Board on Agriculture

National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Life Sciences. Board on Agriculture

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Sustainable agriculture and the environment in the humid tropicsPesticides and groundwater quality : issues and problems in four statesForestry research : a mandate for changeSustainable agriculture research and education in the field : a proceedingsInvesting in research : a proposal to strengthen the agricultural, food, and environmental systemAgriculture and the undergraduate : proceedingsBrucellosis in the greater Yellowstone areaWood in our future : proceedings of a symposium, environmental implications of wood as a raw material for industrial use