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Agricultural Research: Your Dollars Working for You 99

A New Look at Snowmold Rex F. Nielson and Raymond L. Cartee Snowmold no longer has to be endured as an irresistible threat to winter wheat. Properly timed applications of furnace ash give effective protection 100

Cereal Disease Research James A. Hoffmann By attacking the organisms on fronts other than plant resistance, a recently expanded USDA research program may provide the key to a durable control of dwarf smut. 103

Dwarf Smut vs. Winter Wheat in Utah Wade G. Dewey The perennial battle between plant breeders and dwarf smut organisms waxes with depressing regularity . The currently victorious breeders are already preparing for the next confrontation. 106

USU and Utah's Rangeland Development Frank E. (Fee) Busby, Don D. Dwyer, Doyle J. Matthews, and J. Clark Ballard An unprecedented cooperation among concerned agencies, organizations and individuals bodes well for Utah's rangelands. These extensive acreages may yet fulfi" their potentials for diverse productivity. 110

Utah's Changing Beef Scene (less grain - more forage) James A. Bennett The specters of more and more people but less and less fossil fuel are motivating revisions of livestock management systems throughout the nation. I n Utah we are turning to new kinds of meat-producing animals that can thrive on forage -based diets. 114

Utah's Workers - The Future in View Craig R. Lundahl and Yun Kim Population projections for Utah indicate significant changes in the state's work force by 1980 and 1985. The relative contributions made by men and women, and by various age groups, are expected to shift with the years. 116

Hillsides - Homesites - and Mathematical Models Lois M. Cox Insert climate, soil, vegetation and other data about a steep hillside into a just-perfected computerized model, and you can evaluate how progressive urbanization would affect the area's potentials for flooding. 120

Projects in Progress This new feature heralds things to come. Its brief samplings of ongoing research describe the hows and whys of anticipated results. 124

AAAS Arid Lands Directory 127