The following peer-reviewed research articles, and news and editorial coverage, were published in California Agriculture, Volume 63, Numbers 1 to 4 (January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December), 2009. Back issues are $5 per copy, while supplies last. To subscribe to the journal, order back issues, search the archives or download PDFs of all research articles in full, go to: http://CaliforniaAgriculture.ucanr.org .
Research and review articles
Animal, Avian, Aquaculture and veterinary Sciences
Castillo AR. Whole-farm nutrient balances are an important tool for California dairy farms. 63(3):149-51.
Kobayashi M, Howitt RE, Carpenter TE. Model could aid emergency response planning for foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks. 63(3):137-42.
Mitloehner FM, Sun H, Karlik JF. Direct measurements improve estimates of dairy greenhouse-gas emissions. 63(2):79-83. CC
Moore DA, Adaska JM, Higginbotham GE, et al. Testing new dairy cattle for disease can boost herd health, cut costs. 63(1):29-34.
Economics and public policy
Blank SC, Forero LC, Nader GA. Video market data for calves and yearlings confirms price discounts for Western cattle. 63(4):225-31.
Blank S, Klonsky K, Fuller K, et al. Hay harvesting services respond to market trends. 63(3):143-8.
Howitt RE, Català-Luque R, De Gryze S, et al. Realistic payments could encourage farmers to adopt practices that sequester carbon. 63(2):91-5. CC
Jetter KM, Godfrey K. Diaprepes root weevil, a new California pest, will raise costs for pest control and trigger quarantines. 63(3):121-6.
Niemeier D, Rowan D. From kiosks to megastores: The evolving carbon market. 63(2):96-103. CC
Rajagopal D, Sexton S, Hochman G, et al. Model estimates food-versus-biofuel trade-off. 63(4):199-201. BF
Sexton S, Rajagopal D, Hochman G, et al. Biofuel policy must evaluate environmental, food security and energy goals to maximize net benefits. 63(4):191-8. BF
Human and community development
Carlos RM, Borba JA, Heck KE, et al. Survey explores teen driving behavior in Central Valley, Los Angeles high schools. 63(4):208-14.
Forero L, Heck KE, Weliver P, et al. Member record books are useful tools for evaluating 4-H club programs. 63(4):215-9.
Land, air and water sciences
De Gryze S, Albarracin MV, Català-Luque R, et al. Modeling shows that alternative soil management can decrease greenhouse gases. 63(2):84-90. CC
Hanson BR, May DE, Šim?nek nek J, et al. Drip irrigation provides the salinity control needed for profitable irrigation of tomatoes in the San Joaquin Valley. 63(3):131-6.
Jenkins BM, Williams RB, Parker N, et al. Sustainable use of California biomass resources can help meet state and national bioenergy targets. 63(4):168-77. BF
Stapleton JJ, Bañuelos GS. Biomass crops can be used for biological disinfestation and remediation of soils and water. 63(1):41-6. BF
Weare BC. How will changes in global climate influence California? 63(2):59-66. CC
Wyman CE, Yang B. Cellulosic biomass could meet California's transportation fuel needs. 63(4):185-90. BF
Zhong L, Hawkins T, Holland K, et al. Satellite imagery can support water planning in the Central Valley. 63(4):220-4.
Frankie GW, Thorp RW, Hernandez J, et al. Native bees are a rich natural resource in urban California gardens. 63(3):113-20.
Trumble JT, Butler CD. Climate change will exacerbate California's insect pest problems. 63(2):73-8. CC
Bartley LE, Ronald PC. Plant and microbial research seeks biofuel production from lignocellulose. 63(4):178-84. BF
Bloom AJ. As carbon dioxide rises, food quality will decline without careful nitrogen management. 63(2):67-72. CC
Farrar JJ, Nunez JJ, Davis RM. Losses due to lenticel rot are an increasing concern for Kern County potato growers. 63(3):127-30.
Garbelotto M, Schmidt DJ. Phosphonate controls sudden oak death pathogen for up to 2 years. 63(1):10-7.
Higbee BS, Siegel JP. New navel orange-worm sanitation standards could reduce almond damage. 63(1):24-8.
Kaffka SR. Can feedstock production for biofuels be sustainable in California? 63(4):202-7. BF
Kallsen CE, Parfitt DE, Maranto J, Holtz BA. New pistachio varieties show promise for California cultivation. 63(1):18-23.
Summers CG, Mitchell JP, Prather TS, Stapleton JJ. Sudex cover crops can kill and stunt subsequent tomato, lettuce and broccoli transplants through allelopathy. 63(1):35-40.
Allen-Diaz B. Climate change affects us all. 63(2):51-3 (overview).
Alston JM, Pardey PG, James JS. Setting agricultural science strategy in tumultuous economic times. 63(1):2.
Dooley DM. Focus on the future: Implementing the ANR strategic vision. 63(3):106.
Jenkins BM, Somerville C, Stapleton JJ. Biofuels: Growing toward sustainability. 63(4):155-8 (overview).
SIDEBAR: Biofuel terms defined. 63(4):158.
Cal Ag editors win silver ACE award. 63(3):109.
Sixty-three years of California Agriculture now online. 63(3):110.
Batkin T, Curtis R. Sustained public investment needed for agricultural research. 63(1):6-7.
Biofuels caught in changing regulations. 63(4):162-4. BF
Climate change threatens California's native plants. 63(2):57. CC
Dozens of UC research projects pursue fossil-fuel alternatives. 63(4):165-7. BF
Genetics and breeding help build a better, stronger bee. 63(3):111-2
Honey bee haven to encourage bee-friendly gardening. 63(3):112.
Science-based outreach helps stem sudden oak death. 63(1):8-9.
The 50th anniversary of a great idea. 63(4):160-1.
UC scientists help California prepare for climate change. 63(2):56-8. CC
California salmonids face extinction. 63(1):5
Climate-change modeling finds many crop yields are likely to decline. 63(2):55.
“Low-carbon diet” research looks at total energy usage of foods. 63(2):55.
Special issue key
CC = Climate change
BF = Biofuels