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Leslie Backer - Publications and Reports

Journal and Other Refereed Publications (anonymously)

  • Chtioui, Y., S. Panigrahi, and L. Backer.  2003.  Self-organizing map combined with a fuzzy clustering for color image segmentation of edible beans.  Transactions of the ASAE.  Vol. 46(3): 831-838.
  • Hall, T.L., L.F. Backer, V.L. Hofman, and L.J. Smith.  2003.  Sugarbeet yield monitoring for site-specific farming, Part I – field testing, Precision Agriculture.  Pierre Robert and John Stafford, ed.  Vol. 4, No. 4:421-431.
  • Hall, T.L., L.F. Backer, V.L. Hofman and L.J. Smith.  2003.  Sugarbeet yield monitoring for site-specific farming, Part II – field testing, Precision Agriculture.  Pierre Robert and John Stafford, ed.  Vol. 4, No. 4:433-444.
  • Backer, Leslie F. 1999. Plugging into the future. Explore - Careers in Agricultural Technology and Systems Management supplement to Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Chtioui, Y., S. Panigrahi, and L. Backer. 1999. Rough set theory as a pattern classification tool for quality assessment of edible beans. TRANSACTIONS of the ASAE, Vol. 42(4):1145-1152.
  • Lindley, J.A. and L.F. Backer. 1995. A review of current agricultural crop harvest and collection. WRBEP Technical Report. Western Regional Biomass Energy Program, Golden, CO. July.
  • Lindley, J.A., L. F. Backer, and D. W. Johnson. 1994. A review of agricultural crop harvest and collection technology. Proceedings of the 6th National Bioenergy Conference, Vol 2, pp 615 - 622. Ed: Judy Farell, Stephen Sargent, David Swanson, and Richard Nelson. Reno-Sparks, NV. October 2-6.
  • Backer, L., J. Lindley, and D. Johnson. 1994. Potential biomass harvest and collection systems. Proceedings of the 6th National Bioenergy Conference, Vol 1, pp 257-264. Ed: Judy Farell, Stephen Sargent, David Swanson, and Richard Nelson. Reno-Sparks, NV. October 2-6.
  • Wang, X., D. Wiesenborn, J. Lindley, and L. Backer. 1994. Thermal inactivation of myrosinase in yellow mustard seed. TRANSACTIONS OF ASAE, 37(3):879-886. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Backer, Leslie F. and George G. Maher. 1987. End-gate grain sampling tool evaluation. TRANSACTIONS of ASAE, 30(6):1848-1852. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Jacobsen, L. A. and L. F. Backer. 1986. Recovery of sunflower oil with a small screw expeller. Energy in Agriculture, 5:199-209. Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Backer, Leslie F. and Arnold W. Walz. 1985. Microwave oven determination of moisture content of sunflower. TRANSACTIONS of ASAE, 28(6):2063-2065. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joeseph, MI.
  • Backer, Leslie F. and Arnold W. Walz. 1985. Seed moisture testing: cook one up in your kitchen. Crops and Soils Magazine, 38(3):15-16. Crops and Soils Magazine, Madison, WI. December.
  • Malm, J. K. and L. F. Backer. 1985. Compaction factors for six crops. TRANSACTIONS of ASAE, 28(5):1634-1636. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Olson, J.C. and L.F. Backer. l983. Filtration test of sunflower oil for fuel. TRANSACTIONS of ASAE, 26(6):1610-1613, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Backer, L.F., L. Jacobsen, and J.C. Olson. 1983. Farm-scale recovery and filtration characteristics of sunflower oil for use in diesel engines. JAOCS, 60(8):1558-1560. Champaign, IL.
  • Vosper, F.C., L.F. Backer, and R.T. Schuler. l983. Ventilation and freezing of stored sugarbeets. TRANSACTIONS of ASAE, 26(1):301-304, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Pratt, G.L., L.F. Backer, K.R. Kaufman, J. Jacobsen, C. Olson, P. Ramdeen, W. Dinusson, D. Helgeson, L. Schaffner, H. Klosterman. 1981. On-farm production of sunflower oil for fuel. Beyond the Energy Crisis, Vol. II. Fazzolore and Smith, Editors, Pergamon Press, Oxford, England. Pp. 1967-1774.
  • Casper, H.H., L.F. Backer and W. Kunerth. 1981. Survey of North Dakota Sunflower Seed for Aflatoxin. J. Assoc. Off. Anal. Chem., 74(1):228-230.
  • Bon, T.A., L.F. Backer, R.L. Witz. 1980. Operation and performance evaluation of two types of heat exchangers used in confinement livestock facilities. Proceedings of the ASAE National Energy Symposium. Kansas City, MO. pp. 202-207.
  • Witz, R.L., L.F. Backer, G.L. Pratt, and R.L. Woell. 1979. Using rocks to reclaim heat from exhaust air in beef barns. Paper No. IV-3-5. Presented at the IX International Congress of Agricultural Engineering. East Lansing, MI. July.

Peer Reviewed (non-anonymously)

  • Hall, Thomas, Leslie Backer, and Tom Bon. 1997. Selecting an air compressor. EPQ 151. North Dakota State University Extension Service, Fargo, ND. August.
  • Hall, Thomas, Leslie Backer, and Tom Bon. 1997. Landscape lighting provides safety, security, and beautification. EPQ 150. North Dakota State University Extension Service, Fargo, ND. May.
  • Hall, Thomas. L., Leslie F. Backer, and Tom Bon. 1997. Selection of electric kitchen ranges, EPQ 149. North Dakota State University Extension Service, Fargo, ND. Winter (February).
  • Bon, Tom and Leslie F. Backer. 1996. Serving large electric motors with single phase power, EQP 148. North Dakota State University Extension Service. Fargo, ND. Fall (October).
  • Bon, Tom and Leslie F. Backer. 1996. Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs): For your protection, EQP 147. North Dakota State University Extension Service. Fargo, ND Summer (August).
  • Backer, Leslie F. and Tom A. Bon. 1996. Equipotential plane in animal confinement areas, EPQ #146. North Dakota State University Extension Service. Fargo, ND. Spring (April).
  • Walter, Jason and Leslie F. Backer. 1996. Indoor lighting, EPQ #145. North Dakota State University Extension Service. Fargo, ND. February.
  • Walter, Jason and Leslie F. Backer. 1995. Heating shop and service buildings. EPQ#144. North Dakota State University Extension Service. Fargo, ND. Summer.
  • Walter, Jason and Leslie F. Backer. 1995. Outdoor livestock waterers. EPQ #143. North Dakota State University Extension Service. Fargo, ND. Spring.
  • Walter, Jason and Leslie F. Backer. 1995. Electrical power line safety, EPQ #142. North Dakota State University Extension Service. Fargo, ND. Winter.
  • Walter, Jason and Leslie F. Backer. 1994. Holiday Safety, EPQ #141. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND Fall.
  • Walter, Jason, Leslie F. Backer, and Tom Bon. 1994. Buying a Home Computer, EPQ #140. North Dakota State University Extension Service, Fargo, ND. Fall.
  • Witz, Richard L., Gerald M. Erickson, and Leslie F. Backer. 1994. Rocks used to salvage heat from exhaust air in NDSU dairy barn. North Dakota Farm Research, 50(3):21-25. Summer.
  • Walter, Jason, Leslie F. Backer, and Tom Bon. 1994. Electrical Service Upgrade, EPQ #139. North Dakota State University Extension Service, Fargo, ND. Spring.
  • Anderson, Tyler H., Tom Bon, and Leslie F. Backer. 1994. Basic Electrical Terms and Definitions, EPQ #138. North Dakota State University Extension Service, Fargo, ND. Winter.
  • Backer, Leslie F. and Arnold W. Walz. 1987.  Use of a microwave oven to determine the moisture content of sunflower. North Dakota Farm Research Bimonthly Bulletin, 45(2):10-11. September-October.
  • Backer, Leslie F. and George G. Maher. 1987. End_gate sampling of grain. North Dakota Farm Research Bimonthly Bulletin, 44(6):3-5, 12. June-July.
  • Backer, Leslie F. and Steven D. Larson. 1986. Breakage susceptibility of two durum varieties due to different drying conditions. North Dakota Farm Research Bimonthly Bulletin, 43(4):15-17. January-February.
  • Nelson, E., H. Hirning, K. Hellevang, and L. Backer. 1985. Crop drying and storage. Electric Power Quarterly, No. 103, Spring. North Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service. Fargo.
  • Casper, H. and L. Backer. 1982. Aflatoxins in sunflowers, North Dakota Farm Research Bimonthly Bulletin, 40(1):9, 12, July-August.
  • Ramdeen, P., L.F. Backer, K.R. Kaufman, H.L. Kucera and C.W. Moilanen. 1982. Some physio-chemical tests of sunflower oil and No. 2 diesel oil as fuels. North Dakota Farm Research Bimonthly Bulletin, 39(6):12-14, May-June.
  • Backer, L.F., L. Jacobsen, and C. Olson. 1982. Processing sunflower oil for fuel. North Dakota Farm Research Bimonthly Bulletin, 39(6):6-8, May-June.
  • Backer, L. F., F. C. Vosper and S. E. Bichsel. 1979. Ventilation and freezing of sugarbeet storage piles. North Dakota Farm Research Bimonthly Bulletin, 36(4):7-11, January-February.

Non-refereed Publications

  • Hall, Thomas, Vern Hofman, Les Backer, and Larry Smith. 1997. Site-specific yield monitoring of sugarbeets. Sugarbeet Research and Education Research meeting. Fargo, ND.
  • Hall, T.L., L. F. Backer, V. L. Hofman, and L. J. Smith. 1999. Precision Farming - Sugarbeets. ASAE Paper No. AETC99-100. Presented at the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference - 99, Louisville, KY. ASAE, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Hall, Thomas, Vern Hofman, Leslie Backer, and Larry Smith. 1999. Evaluation of Sugarbeet Yield Sensing Systems Operating Concurrently on a Harvester. Presented at the Sugarbeet Technology Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Bon, Tom A., Leslie F. Backer, and Dean D. Steele. 1999. Continuing experiences of integrating design into the undergraduate curriculum. Paper No. MW211. Presented at 1999 North-Midwest American Society of Engineering Education Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ASEE.
  • Hall, T.L., L.F. Backer, V.L. Hofman, and L. J. Smith. 1998. Evaluation of sugarbeet yield sensing systems operating concurrently on a harvester. Presented at the 4th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, St. Paul, MN. July 19-22.
  • Hall, Thomas L., Leslie F. Backer, Vernon L. Hofman, and Larry J. Smith. 1998. Evaluation of sugarbeet yield sensing systems operating concurrently on a harvester. 28th Annual Sugarbeet Research Reporting Session. Fargo, ND. January.
  • Hall, Thomas, Leslie F. Backer, Vernon L. Hofman, and Larry J. Smith. 1997. Monitoring sugarbeet yield on a harvester. Presented at the 1997 ASAE International Meeting, ASAE Paper #973139. ASAE, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Hall, Thomas, Vern Hofman, Leslie Backer, and Larry Smith. 1997. Monitoring sugarbeet yield on a lifter. Presented at the American Society of Sugarbeet Technologists Conference. Phoenix, AZ. March.
  • Hall, Thomas, Vern Hofman, Leslie F. Backer and Larry Smith. 1997. Site-specific yield monitoring of sugarbeets. Sugarbeet Research and Education Research meeting presentation. Fargo, ND.
  • Walter, J., Vern L. Hofman and Leslie F. Backer. 1996. Site specific sugarbeet yield monitoring. Pp. 235-242. IN: 1995 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. North Dakota State University Extension Service. Fargo, ND.
  • Hofman, Vernon, Jason Walter, and Leslie F. Backer. 1996. In field yield monitoring of sugarbeets. SAE Paper # 952114. Society of Automotive Engineers. Warrendale, PA.
  • Walter, J., L.F. Backer, and V. L. Hofman. 1996. Development of a sugarbeet yield monitor for site specific farming (Poster). 3rd International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Bloomington, MN. June 23-26.
  • Bon, T.A., L.F. Backer and D.D. Steele. 1996. Integration of design in an undergraduate engineering program. Presented at the ASEE North Midwest Section Meeting, American Society of Engineering Education. Fargo, ND. October.
  • Walter, J. D., L.F. Backer, V.L. Hofman and T.F. Scherer. 1996. Sugarbeet yield monitoring for site-specific farming. Presented at the 1996 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 961022. ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA.
  • Walter, Jason D., Vern L. Hofman, and Leslie F. Backer. 1996. Site-specific sugarbeet yield monitoring. Sugarbeet Research and Education Board meeting. Fargo, ND.
  • Backer, Les and Fenton Rood. 1995. Biomass Digest, Vol 4, No. 2, Western Regional Biomass Energy Program, Spring, Editor for Biomass Bulletin (WRBEP).
  • Bon, Thomas A., Leslie F. Backer, and Dean D. Steele. 1995. Integrating capstone design projects into the undergraduate curriculum. ASAE Paper No. SD95-122. Presented at Brookings, SD. September.
  • Bon, Tom A., Leslie F. Backer, and Dean D. Steele. 1995. Experiences at incorporating integrated design into an engineering program. 1995 Innovations in Higher Education Conference, Mid-continent Institute. Minot State University, Minot, ND.
  • Bon, T.A., L. Schaper, L.F. Backer and D.P. Wiesenborn. 1994. Dynamic loss coefficients and energy losses in potato storage systems: A review. North Central Inter-sectional Conference of ASAE/CSAE. Winnipeg, MB., Canada. September.
  • Backer, L.F., J.A. Lindley, and D.W. Johnson. 1994. Potential biomass harvest and collection systems. Proceedings of Bioenergy ‘94 - Sixth National Bioenergy Conference. Western Regional Biomass Energy Program. U.S. DOE. Portland, OR. (poster)
  • Backer, L.F., J.A. Lindley, and D.W. Johnson. 1994. Potential biomass harvest and collection systems. Proceedings of Bioenergy ‘94 - Sixth National Bioenergy Conference. Western Regional Biomass Energy Program. U.S. DOE. Pp 615-622. Portland, OR.
  • Lindley, J.A., L.F. Backer, and D.W. Johnson. 1994. A review of agricultural crop harvest and collection technology. Proceedings of Bioenergy ‘94 - Sixth National Bioenergy Conference. Western Regional Biomass Energy Program. U.S. DOE. Pp 257-264. Portland, OR.
  • Witz, Richard L., Gerald M. Erickson, and Leslie F. Backer. 1994. Field Rock Heat Exchangers used in a North Dakota dairy barn. Paper presented at 3rd International Diary Housing Conference. Orlando, FL. February.
  • Wang, X., D.P. Wiesenborn, J.A. Lindley, and L. F. Backer. 1993. Thermal inactivation of myrosinase in yellow mustard seed. ASAE Paper NC93-103. ASAE, St. Joseph, MI. September.
  • Backer, Leslie F. 1993. Real-world experience for engineering students and economic development for North Dakota industry. ASAE Paper No. 936607. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Walter, Jared, Leslie F. Backer and Jon R. Walter. 1993. Development of a tractor performance and usage monitor. ASAE Paper No. 931573. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Backer, L.F. 1993. Real-world experience for engineering students and economic development for North Dakota. Proceedings of the First Annual "Innovations in Higher Education" conference. Minot, ND. March 26-27.
  • Hellevang, K.J., Leslie F. Backer, and George G. Maher. 1992. Grain stream sampling and sampler construction. AE-1044. NDSU Extension Service. Fargo, ND. June.
  • Bon, Tom A. and Leslie F. Backer. 1991. Resistance of sunflower to airflow. ASAE Paper No. MNSK 91-117. St. Joseph, MI.
  • Koeckeritz, Alan, Leslie F. Backer, and Harold Z. Cross. 1988. Drying energy requirements and breakage of northern bred corn. ASAE Paper No. NCR88-501, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. September-October.
  • Bassett, Kurt D., L. F. Backer and G. L. Pratt. 1987. Natural-air and solar-assisted long-chopped hay drying using an in-storage drying system. ASAE Paper No. NCR 87-103, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. September.
  • Backer, Leslie F. and George G. Maher, Jr. 1987. Evaluation of two end-gate grain sampling tools. ASAE Paper No. NCR 87-603, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. September.
  • Backer, Leslie F., Mark Soderlund, Timothy C. Faller, and Jim Jakicic. 1987. Weather effects on the environment in a confinement sheep barn. ASAE Paper No. NCR 87-505, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. September.
  • Backer, Leslie F. and George C. Maher. 1987. Accurate grain samples aid in fair trading. The Wheat Grower, 10(4):16-17. April.
  • Backer, Leslie F. 1987. Grain sampling. Presented at the 1987 Crop Storage and Conditioning Conference. Fargo, ND. January.
  • Backer, Leslie F. 1986. Microwave determination of moisture content of sunflower. 1986 Crop Production Guide, Agricultural Experiment Station, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
  • Kabir, K. M., H. Z. Cross and L. F. Backer. 1986. Dry-down rates, drying energy requirements, and breakage susceptibility in early maize strains. 1986 Agronomy Abstracts, Crop Science Division, pp 67-68, November-December.
  • Backer, Leslie F. 1986. Maintain crops with proper aeration. The Sunflower, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp 9-10, October/November.
  • Backer, Leslie F. 1986. Crop storage management. Presented at the 1986 Crop Conditioning and Storage Conference. Fargo, ND. January.
  • Backer, Leslie F. and Arnold W. Walz. 1985. Microwave oven determination of moisture content of sunflower. ASAE Paper No. NCR 85-304. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. October.
  • Backer, Leslie F. and Steven D. Larson. 1985. Breakage susceptibility of durum due to different drying conditions. ASAE Paper No. NCR 85-506. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. October.
  • Nelson, E., H. Hirning, K. Hellevang, and L. Backer. 1985. Crop drying and storage. Electric Power Quarterly, No. 103, Spring. North Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service. Fargo.
  • Backer, L.F. 1985. Crop storage management. The Wheat Grower, 8(4):9-10, 12. April. Backer, L.F. 1985. Midwest Plan Service is cooperative venture at minimal investment. The Farmers Forum. April 12. Pp. 5-6.
  • Backer, L.F., L. Colliander and A.W. Walz. 1984. Microwave oven determination of moisture content of sunflower. Proceedings of the Sunflower Research Workshop, National Sunflower Association, Bismarck, ND. Pp. 13-15. December.
  • Malm, J.K. and L.F. Backer. 1984. Crop pack factor determination. ASAE Paper No. NCR 84-701, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. October.
  • Backer, L.F. 1984. Crop storage management. Presented at the 1984 Crop Conditioning and Storage Conference. Fargo, ND. January 11-12.
  • Backer, L.F. and J. Moch. 1983. Low temperature/natural air bin drying of crops. 1983 Crop Production Guide, Ag Experiment Station - NDSU, Fargo, ND. Pp. 235-236.
  • Backer, L.F. 1983. Pack factor for stored crops. Crop Production Guide, Ag Experiment Station - NDSU, Fargo, ND. Pp. 234-235.
  • Backer, L.F. 1983. Insect control with aeration. The Farmers Forum. November 25. Backer, L.F. 1983. Aeration eyed for sunflowers. The Farmers Forum. November 18.
  • Backer, L.F. 1983. Proper management of stored sunflower seeds. The Sunflower, 9(8):14, 16-17. National Sunflower Association, Bismarck, ND.
  • Backer, L.F. 1982. Sunflower storage study. Crop Production Guide, Ag Experiment Station, NDSU, Fargo, ND, 215-216.
  • Backer, L.F., L. Jacobsen, and C. Olson. 1982. Farm scale extraction and filtration characteristics of sunflower oil for use in diesel engines, Presented at the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) annual meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 2-6.
  • Pratt, G.L., K.R. Kaufman, L.F. Backer, J.Walter and M. Ziejewski. 1981. Sunflower oil research project. Published in Proceedings on North Midwest Section - American Society of Engineering Education, Fargo, ND. Pp. 232-236. October 12-13.
  • Johnson, D.W., K. Hellevang, L. Backer. 1981. Temporary grain storage on the farm. AE-84 (Rev.). NDSU Cooperative Extension Service. July.
  • Ramdeen, P., L.F. Backer, K.R. Kaufman, H.L. Kucera and C.W. Moilanen. 1981. Some physio-chemical tests of sunflower oil and No. 2 diesel oil as fuels. ASAE Paper No. NCR 81-009, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. October.
  • Backer, L.F. and J. Casper. 1981. Aflatoxin presence surveyed. The Sunflower, 7(4):28, April.
  • Schmidt, B.J., and L.F. Backer. 1980. Dakota study monitors storage. The Sunflower, 6(8):50-55. October-November.
  • Backer, L.F., H.H. Casper, W. Kunerth. 1980. Investigation of aflatoxin in stored sunflower. ASAE Paper No. NCR 80-302, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. October.
  • Schmidt, B.J., L.F. Backer. 1980. A study of on-farm sunflower storage practices and problems in North Dakota. ASAE Paper No. NCR 80-301, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. October.
  • Schmidt, B.J., L.F. Backer. 1980. Results of a sunflower storage monitoring program in North Dakota. ASAE Paper No. 80-6033, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. June.
  • Woell, R.L., R.L. Witz, L.F. Backer. 1979. Temperature distribution in a beef barn using a perforated ceiling air distribution system. ASAE No. NCR 79-102, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. October.
  • Bon, T.A., R.L. Witz, L.F. Backer. 1979. Reclaiming heat from exhaust air in a confinement barn by means of a heat exchanger. ASAE Paper No. NCR 79-101, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. October.
  • Witz, R.L., L.F. Backer, G.L. Pratt, R.L. Woell. 1979. Using rocks to reclaim heat from exhaust air in beef barns. Paper No. IV-3-5. Presented at the IX International Congress of Agricultural Engineering. East Lansing, MI. July.
  • Backer, L.F., F.C. Vosper, R.T. Schuler, S.E. Bichsel. 1978. Ventilation and freezing of piled sugarbeets. ASAE Paper No. 78-4020, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. June.
  • Backer, L.F., F.C. Vosper, D.F. Ernst. 1978. Ventilation and freezing of sugarbeet storage piles. Paper No. F15, Twentieth General Meeting of the American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists. San Diego, CA. Feb. 26 - March 2.
  • Backer, L.F., R.L. Witz, G.L. Pratt, M.L. Buchanan. 1973. Vacuum filtration of cattle manure. ASAE No. 73-453l. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. December.

Editing of Publications Related to Research

  • Wrote parts and reviewed “North Dakota agMag,” April 2003 for Becky Koch, Extension (a magazine about agriculture for North Dakota elementary students. (Leslie Backer).
  • Vigneault, Clement, Naro R. Markarian, Andres da Silva, and Bernard Goyette.  2003.  Pressure drop during forced-air circulation of various horticultural produce.  Transactions of ASAE, March 18, 2003.  (Leslie Backer).
  • Panigrahi, Suranjan.  2002.  Multi-spectral imaging techniques for nitrate and chlorophyll determination in potato leaves.  For journal publication.  March 28.  (Leslie Backer).
  • Panda, Sudhanshu Sekhar, Suranjan Panigrahi, and Nathan Derby.  2002.  Application of vegetation indices for crop yield prediction using neural network techniques.  For journal publication.  September 19.  (Leslie Backer).
  • Zheng, Yunling, Dennis P. Wiesenborn, Kristi Tostenson, and Nancy Kangas.  2002.  Screw pressing of whole and dehulled flaxseed for Omega Oil.  For journal publication.  October 10.  (Leslie Backer).
  • Serves on AES Project Review Committee:  reviewed 14 projects in 2002-2003.  (Leslie Backer).

Other

  • Reviewed ASM 475 reports for program assessment activities. (Leslie Backer, Elton Solseng, and Tom Bon).
  • Update material on the departmental homepage.  (Leslie Backer).
  • Worked with CEA and CAFSNR to develop ABEN and ASM related stories for the College newsletter, 2003-2004.  (Leslie Backer).
  • AG 150 class presentation on Agricultural Systems Management.  (Leslie Backer).
  • ENGR 150 class presentation on Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.  (Leslie Backer).
  • Work with CEA and CAFSNR College Coordinators to develop ABEN and ASM related stories for the College newsletter, 2003-present.  (Leslie Backer).

Manuscripts, Grant Proposals, Station Projects, Etc. Reviewed

  • Reviewed 11 AES project proposals. (Leslie Backer).

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