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PB—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 18,1981
USDA-sponsored Pakistan studies
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Research sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture in
Pakistan may save the U.S. far
mer money in the future by
developing plants that generate
their own fertilizer.
Quentin M, West, director of
Edith Chenault joins
HOUSTON, Tx. - Edith A.
Chenault has been appointed
director of communications for the
A May, 1978 graduate of Texas
A&M University, she has a B.S.
degree in agricultural journalism.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John A. Chenault of Cut and Shoot,
During college, Chenault worked
as a copy editor and writer for
“The Battalion”, Texas A&M’s
student newspaper. She was also a
correspondent writer for “The
Bryan Eagle”. She was a member
of Sigma Delta Chi (the Society of
Professional Journalists) and the
Agricultural Communicators of
After graduation from college,
she was news editor at “The Llano
News” in Llano, Tx., where she
worked for three 'years. While
there, she was reporter,
photographer, and editor, covering
community events as well as
developing feature stories on
personalities and human interest
subjects. Since. Llano County is
primarily ranchmg-onented, she
spent a great deal of tune covering
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USDA’s Office of International
Cooperation, said the energy crisis
and the consequent increase in the
cost of fertilizers has stimulated a
growing interest in research ap
plications of biological nitrogen
fixation by plants.
West said some plants may be
Having been raised on a farm
and being around cattle for most of
her life gave her the interest in
majoring in agriculture when
entering college. While in college
she took subjects which dealt with
agriculture, as well as journalism,
including agricultural law and
agricultural policy, basic animal
science, animal reproduction, and
heredity. In 1977 she was named a
Distinguished Student at Texas
As Director of Communications
for AICA, Chenault will be
responsible tor the information
and public relations programs of
the Association. This includes
responsibility for conducting and
implementing publicity and
newsletters, the development of
promotional literature and
preparing items for use by the
"Charolais Journal”, as well as
supplying promotional information
for use by members and AICA
RD3, Quarryvtlle, Pa
2 miles west of
may reduce fertilizer needs
able to generate part of their own
requirements by fixing nitrogen
an essential element for plant
growth from the air into the soil.
He said while the nitrogen-fixing
role of leguminous plants such as
clover and alfalfa has been well
established in agriculture, “we
still have a lot to learn about
Nonlegummous plants range in
size from herbaceuus plants and
shrubs to trees, such as the alder
West said under a five-year,
$95,800 grant, researchers at
Quaid-i-Azam University in
Pakistan will study certain non
legummous plants in their country
which fix nitrogen in the soil
through nodules on their roots. The
research will explore the potential
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use of plants with nodulated
nonlegumes in reforestation and
soil conservation activities under
soil conditions where agriculture is
now difficult, he said.
One important future application
of the research could be in the
revegetation of strip-mined land,
West said. Possible application of
fruit and other forest trees and to
improve growth'and development
of other plants will also be ex
Of the 15 major known sub
divisions of non-legummous plants
which fix nitrogen in the soil, five
are located in Pakistan, West said
Areas of Pakistan which have not
as yet been surveyed for the plants
will also be examined under the
Ashraf Hasan Chaudhary,
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associate professor in the
Department of Biological Science
at Quad-i-Azam University, is the
principal investigator in the study.
Edward Hacskaylo of the U.S.
Forest Service will serve as the
USDA cooperating scientist who
will oversee the project. Hacskaylo
is stationed at the USDA
Agricultural Research Center in
The grant will be paid for in the
currency of Pakistan, under the
special foreign currency research
program of U.S. Public Law 480.
This program provides for the use
of U.S.-owned currencies in a
foreign country which cannot be
converted into dollars, but which
may be used for scientific research
which will benefit U.S. agriculture
and the American consumer.
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