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Michael Montross



CCD-PFS-3
Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables for Home Use
6/6/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Felix Akharume, Michael Montross,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Produce Food Safety: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-PFS series)
 Tags: food and nutrition, food science, fruits,

Many farm-harvested or market-purchased fresh fruits and vegetables are consumed fresh or frozen, with little to none utilized as dry products; in general, dried fruits and vegetables are purchased directly from the market whenever needed. With the wide availability of tabletop kitchen equipment for fruit and vegetable processing (mechanical cutters, slicers, homemade dehydrators, blenders, etc.), consumers and small farmers with excess harvest or unsold fresh products can take the opportunity to process their fresh fruits and vegetables into dried snacks for direct use or sale at a farmerís market. The advantage of these dried products is their stable shelf life, versatility, and overall value addition. Dried products can be used at any time (6-12 months) with little or no loss in quality and can be used as intermediate goods in other products such as breakfast cereals. This publication presents easy-to-follow guidelines and conditions for processing selected fruits and vegetables into dried products.

web only | 8 pages | 3,748 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 693 kb



ID-125
A Comprehensive Guide to Wheat Management in Kentucky
2/23/2016 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Bill Bruening, J.D. Green, John
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, grain crops, small grains

The soft red winter wheat grown in Kentucky is the fourth most valuable cash crop in the state. Winter wheat has been an integral part of crop rotation for Kentucky farmers. Wheat is normally harvested in June in Kentucky and provides an important source of cash flow during the summer months.

1,500 printed copies | 72 pages | 36,662 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 6,500 kb



ID-225
Organic Corn Production in Kentucky
1/15/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Chad Lee, Will Martin, Sam McNeill
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: corn, farm crops, grain crops,

The number of organic dairy cows in Kentucky has been steadily increasing for years, yet there's not enough organic corn produced in the state to feed the growing herds. In short, a new market has developed in the state, but few local farmers are taking advantage of it. While Kentucky farmers are no strangers to corn, growing corn organically utilizes different management, cultural and marketing practices and requires new skills. And, importantly, organic production must follow an approved farm plan that allows farmers to sell their corn as certified organic. This publication is designed to be both an introduction to a new enterprise as well as a practical manual for those interested in pursuing organic corn production on their own farms.

2,000 printed copies | 30 pages | 19,856 words | 49 downloads | PDF: 2,600 kb



AEN-116
Algae-Based CO2 Mitigation for Coal-Fired Power Plants
1/22/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Czarena Crofcheck, Tabitha Graham,
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
 Tags:

As the world's population swells and the needs of developing countries increase, the world's overall energy usage also continues to rise. Recent international legislation emphasizes the effects of climate change and the crucial need to find a way to decrease the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions being released into the environment. Consequently, power plants have an increased urgency to find a viable way to decrease their GHG emissions. This issue has prominent implications for Kentucky due to our economy's dependence upon coal production.

web only | 3 pages | 1,233 words | 92 downloads | PDF: 1,938 kb



AEN-112
A New Concept in On-Farm Biofuel Production
3/19/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Will Adams, Michael Montross,
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
 Tags:

For many social, political, and economic reasons, biofuels are moving quickly from the fuel of tomorrow to the fuel of today. Researchers at the University of Kentucky are working on a new system of biofuel production that involves on-farm processing of biomass. This factsheet provides a general overview of this new concept that could have a great impact on agriculture and the fuel-production industry.

500 printed copies | 2 pages | 802 words | 118 downloads | PDF: 235 kb



AEN-111
Butanol: The New Biofuel
3/8/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Kathryn Gray, Michael Montross,
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
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Butanol is a type of alcohol that has received renewed interest recently as a potential green alternative to petroleum fuels. This factsheet gives a basic history and description of butanol and its potential use as a biofuel in gasoline and diesel engines.

500 printed copies | 2 pages | 653 words | 83 downloads | PDF: 220 kb



PR-533
2006 New Crop Opportunities Research Report
7/15/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Doug Archbold,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

web only | 72 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 1,359 kb



AEN-90
Biodiesel FAQ
4/30/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Czarena Crofcheck, Michael Montross,
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 30 downloads | PDF: 220 kb



AEN-89
Biodiesel Basics
4/30/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Czarena Crofcheck, Michael Montross,
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 38 downloads | PDF: 263 kb



ID-139
A Comprehensive Guide to Corn Management in Kentucky
9/30/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Morris Bitzer, J.D.
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: corn, farm crops, grain crops,

The corn grown in Kentucky is used mainly for livestock feed and as a cash crop. As a cash crop sold from the farm, corn ranks third behind tobacco and soybeans but is the number one row crop in terms of acreage. Because the cost of producing an acre of corn is high and the value per bushel has declined in recent years, producers must manage and market their corn crop more carefully for adequate profits. The goal of this publication is to serve as a guide for corn production strategies that focus on efficient use of resources and provide the principles and practices for obtaining maximum, profitable corn yields.

7,500 printed copies | 64 pages | 37,214 words | 54 downloads | PDF: 639 kb