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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (4): 460–492.
Published: 01 October 2011
... hemisphere allowed Iroquois farmers to maintain high levels of soil organic matter, critical for grain yields. Second, maize has a higher yield potential than wheat because of its C4 photosynthetic pathway and lower protein content. However, tillage alone accounted for a significant portion of the yield...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (4): 576–608.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Gabriela Soto Laveaga Abstract Known as “Mexican seeds,” the high-yielding wheat seeds that helped launch the Green Revolution performed a seemingly impossible act: they explicitly referenced Mexico yet at the same time shed themselves of any affiliation with Mexican expertise and domestic science...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (4): 559–583.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Carin Martiin Abstract Swedish agriculture in the 1950s deviated from general Western European patterns as the increased use of purchased inputs was not accompanied by sharply increased outputs. Instead, some crop yields declined, some were stagnant, and some increased, primarily wheat...
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Agricultural History (2023) 97 (2): 273–310.
Published: 01 May 2023
...John R. Garnett Abstract Created in 1943, the Mexican Agricultural Program (MAP) was a collaborative program between the Rockefeller Foundation and the Mexican government aimed at improving yields of corn and wheat varieties in Mexico. The MAP's wheat program was more influential than its corn...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 70–93.
Published: 01 January 2016
... around the oil industry and its waste byproducts. The petrochemicals and subterranean chemical warfare that were developed during this time became industrial agriculture's chemical salvation, providing both the soil disinfection power and the soil nutrition that made the massive yield increases...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (3): 384–410.
Published: 01 July 2009
... to concentrate upon projects that were likely to find a rapid uptake. This meant setting aside the needs of peasant farmers to develop high-yielding varieties suited to large commercial farms. © 2009 Agricultural History Society 2009 NOTES 1 Edwin Wellhausen, "The Agriculture of Mexico," Scientific...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (2): 201–220.
Published: 01 April 2009
... acceptance among colonial authorities in the Gold Coast was far from hegemonic. There were important dissenting colonial voices, particularly among agriculturalists, who argued that declining cocoa yields were due to plant diseases, most notably cocoa swollen shoot disease. It was based on the latter’s non...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (3): 352–383.
Published: 01 July 2009
...KENNETH SYLVESTER; GEOFF CUNFER Abstract The Green Revolution of the 1960s brought about a dramatic rise in global crop yields. But, as most observers acknowledge, this has come at a considerable cost to biodiversity. Plant breeding, synthetic fertilizers, and mechanization steadily narrowed...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 January 2004
... factor was a lack of scientific knowledge about farming under Australian conditions. By 1891 cane-growing techniques were reported to be "on the upgrade," with improved cane and sugar yields. Such a transformation had commenced due to the introduction of some mechanization and the dissemination...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (3): 297–321.
Published: 01 July 2011
... to increasing yields, and ecologists sought to establish their discipline as a distinct theoretical science and so distanced themselves from its agricultural applications. By the end of World War I, the process of disciplinary specialization was well underway. In time the two disciplines diverged so completely...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (2): 41–67.
Published: 01 April 2012
... margin of the Atchafalaya basin, an environment quite different than the prairies of southwestern Louisiana later inhabited by Acadian ranchers. While the sources cannot yield a complete account of the process through which cattle ranching became established, they do suggest that none of the white...
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Agricultural History (2012) 86 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Peter Hillis Abstract In the nineteenth century many farmers kept a diary of the farming year to record such features as the weather, crop yields, animal husbandry, and prices. Research into church and people in the parishes of Fordyce and Portsoy in North East Scotland led to the discovery...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (1): 39–57.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Merijn T. Knibbe Copyright 2000 Agricultural History Society 2000 [Footnotes] 1 Bernard H. Slicher van Bath , " Yield Ratios, 1810–1820 ," in Afdeling Agrarische Geschiedenis-bijdragen , vol. 10 (Wageningen: Wageningen University Press, 1963 ) Folke Dovring...
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Agricultural History (2000) 74 (2): 433–450.
Published: 01 April 2000
.... Wheeting, "Utilization of Barnyard Manure for Washing¬ ton Soils," The State College of Washington, Bulletin No. 395 , 1941 10 S. C. Vandecaveye and G. O. Baker, "The Effects of Fertilizers on Crop Yields of Differ¬ ent Soils and on the Composition of Certain Crops," The State College...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (1-2): 248–252.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of “yield.” If we can trust the folks at the venerable Oxford English Dictionary , the use of the word yield to refer to crop production dates to the fifteenth century. Yield derived from geld , whose now “obsolete” meaning was a payment of taxes, tributes, or fines. Leaving aside the tantalizing...
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (4): 524–525.
Published: 01 October 2001
... is perhaps more suitable for readers making their first forays into the field of medieval agricultural history. Campbell's discussions of weighted aggregate grain yields per unit area of arable land (WAGY yields) and weighted aggregate crop yields per unit area of arable land (WACY yields) make heavy...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (4): 513–535.
Published: 01 October 2017
... influenced the position of those involved in it. As detailed below, in times of war or low crop yields colons could negotiate to pay a smaller share of taxes or to alleviate time limits for planting new crops. Landowners might also ease provisions regarding the yield distribution, or demand a larger share...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (2): 201–223.
Published: 01 April 2013
... , 2009 , PANAP Rice Sheets, Pesticide Action Network Asia & the Pacific, http://www.panap.net/en/ap/page/about-pan-ap/143?page=6 (accessed July 2, 2012). 27. D. H. Grist , Rice ( London : Longman , 1975 ). 28. In 1953 the director of CRRI pointed out that India's yield of 913...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (2): 276–310.
Published: 01 April 2021
...), 174. 82. Yi Ho-ch’ŏl, “Imsi t’oji sudŭkse pugwa [The Imposition of the Temporary Land Yield Tax],” in Nongjŏng pansegi chŭngŏn [ Witnesses to the Half-Century History of Korean Agricultural Administration ], 57–72. 83. Kim, “1950-yŏndae Imsi t’oji sudŭkse pŏp ŭi sihaeng kwajŏng yŏn’gu...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (2): 187–214.
Published: 01 April 2017
... labeled “Wheat Pools Since 1915–16,” Farming Account Books 1896–1917, Diaries 1900–1955, Collection: Business, Individuals, University of Melbourne Archives, Melbourne, Aus. As well as yearly diaries, Coote kept detailed records of cropping yields and income from 1896 to 1955. William Alfred Joseph Pearse...