Jennifer McBeath is interviewed by Steve Lay in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 1980s
ORAL HISTORY 01-83-05-14
KUAC (Radio station : Fairbanks, Alaska)Lay, Stephen (Interviewer)McBeath, Jennifer H. (Interviewee)
KUAC studios; University of Alaska Fairbanks
Jennifer McBeath talks about snow mold on winter wheat, studying the pathogen that is causing the disease, effect on survival and yield of the wheat, controls of snow mold, long-range and short-range treatments of the disease, selecting varieties of wheat that are resistant to the disease, lack of varieties that are resistant, treating with chemicals, increasing yield by ten-fold with treated acreage, growing winter wheat in Alaska through dry-land farming process, little wheat growing in Alaska as a crop, uncertainties of yield in the past, growing wheat in other northern climates, winter wheat as a good alternate crop with barley, factors to consider before deciding to grow winter wheat, winter wheat as a soil conservation measure, timing of planting and harvesting, different cultivation practices for winter wheat, and their ongoing research.
1 sound cassette (about 15 min.) : analog
University of Alaska FairbanksAgricultural Experiment Station
Oral History Collection, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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