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Strip-planting of Rhizoma Peanut to Increase Production and Sustainability of Low-Input Forage-Livestock Systems in Florida
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Title: Strip-planting of Rhizoma Peanut to Increase Production and Sustainability of Low-Input Forage-Livestock Systems in Florida
Physical Description: Proposal
Creator: Miguel S. Castillo
Abdul-Wahab Sallfu
Publisher: UF Libraries
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: 05/29/2012
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Abstract: Nitrogen-limited grasslands degrade, reducing their ability to serve as a source of feed for livestock or provide ecosystem services including soil carbon sequestration and wildlife habitat. Research is needed to develop novel approaches for overcoming the barriers to successful growth of legumes in association with grasses in warm climates and to identify low-cost, long term solutions to the problem of nitrogen limitation in low-input systems.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Kirtana Mohan Rajan.
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: IR00000969:00001

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Voice (352) 392 1826 Food & Resource Economics (352) 392 1845 P. O. Box 110240 Fax (352) 846 0988 Gainesville, FL 32611 0240 http://www.fred.ifas.ufl.edu April 2, 2012 I Cubed Interdisciplinary Program This letter is written to indicate my support of the participation of Mr. Abdul Wahab Salifu and Mr. Miguel S. Castillo Strip Planting of Rhizoma Peanut to Increase Production and Sustainabilit y of Low Input Forage Livestock Systems in Florida for the I Cubed Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Research Award. Mr. Salifu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Food an d Resource Economics Department and as his major adviser, I write this letter to describe M project and the support that I will provide for the successful execution of this project. Mr. Salifu is an active and skilled student with a continued record of accomplishments as evidenced in his r esume. The fact t hat he is participating in the submission of this proposal, reaffirms his consistent involvement and pro active interest in research. H e has published in peer reviewed journals and presented fourteen times has been interdisciplinary by nature. He has cooperated and co authored publications about the economic analysis in several agriculture related areas His current research dissertation is entitled Economically Optimal Management of Huanglongbing in Florida Citrus c itrus i ndustry. Abdul has also been an outstanding student and active member in the community in the institutions that he has attended He won the second pl ace in the 2007 Graduate Student Paper Contest at the Professional Agricultural Workers Conference He became a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture in 2008 and received a Certificate of Appreciation in 2008 from the Graduate Counse lor at Tuskegee University because of his participation in facilitating program activities of the summer Youth College Program. I fully support the proposal develop by Mr. Castillo and Mr. Salifu. My program will provide the needed space and access to com puter support over the duration of this project. Further, I will provide the mentoring and advice necessary for the successful completion of the project. Sincerely Thomas H. Spreen Professor