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An Analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act Using Gradual Switching Regressions 

Smith, Martin Dunbar (2009-07-15)
Using a rich panel data set, this paper conducts unique analysis on the structural and overall effects of the No Child Left Behind Act on the sixty-seven county school systems in Alabama. A system of equations is specified ...

Characterization of New Populations in Sunn Hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) and Relationship of Their Traits to Yield 

Doukopoulos, Alexandros (2012-04-04)
Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) is a short-day, erect shrubby annual, generally 1 to 4 m in height. It is a candidate species for crop rotation schemes as a means of weed suppression and as a green manure crop to improve ...

Crop Yield Response to Drought in Alabama 

Kreps, Tyler (2009-08-06)
A model was used to estimate crop yield response to drought in Alabama for corn, cotton, hay, peanuts, and soybeans. The analysis includes Alabama County level data for crop yields and weather variables for the years ...

Economic Feasibility of New Kiwifruit Cultivars for Commercial Planting in Alabama 

Burnie, David Alan (2009-05-04)
This thesis uses computer modeling (Stella 9 and Simetar) software and environmental data to evaluate the commercial feasibility of yellow fleshed kiwifruit plantings in Alabama.

Economic Feasibilty of Utilizing Saline Groundwater of West Alabama to Produce Florida Pompano in a Recirculating Aquaculture System 

Gorman, Jacob (2009-04-30)
Recirculating aquaculture systems hold great promise for producing large amounts of fish in a confined area, using significantly less water and land resources than conventional aquaculture. However, these systems require ...

Economic Risks of Aflatoxin Contamination in the Production and Marketing of Peanut in Benin 

N'Dede, Cynthia Bley (2009-08-05)
Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins that are produced by species of fungus: Aspergillus flavus and parasiticus. Aflatoxins occur in many agricultural products, in particular peanut (Arachis Hypogea L.). Many ...

Effects of Food Safety Regulatory Standards on Seafood Exports to US, EU and Japan 

Nguyen, Van Anh (2009-07-01)
This thesis examines the effects of the enhanced food safety standards imposed in developed countries on seafood exports to these country markets. New impositions of food safety regulations in three major markets are ...

Three Essays in Tourism, Trade, and Economic Growth 

Cheng, Ka Ming (2009-08-13)
This dissertation consists of three chapters in tourism, trade, and economic growth. Chapter one investigates the short and long run effects of the change in the nominal exchange rate on the US tourism trade balance, ...

The Willingness of Non-Industrial Private Forest Landowners to Supply Wood Biomass for a Prospective Wood-Based Bioenergy Industry: A Case Study from Lee County, Alabama 

Paula, Ana Luiza de C. (2009-07-21)
A key factor determining the potential for development of bioenergy industries is the availability of feedstock. Despite the abundant presence of wood biomass in highly forested regions such as the U. S. South, the ...