Accession Number : AD0765725

Title :   Agricultural Vulnerability to Nuclear War.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Stephen L. ; Lee,Hong ; Mackin,James L. ; Moll,Kendall D.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 226

Abstract : The report presents the results of the Workshop on Survival of Food Crops and Livestock in the Event of Nuclear War, held in Front Royal, Virginia, on October 17-19, 1972. Results included delineation of the status of research and research requirements in the following fields: livestock vulnerability, crop vulnerability, ecological and environmental disturbances and effects, radiation constraints on operations (radiation denial), agricultural production system relationships, salvage, damage assessment, and operational planning and implementation. Appendices A, B, and C represent a major part of the report. Appendix A reports on the fallout properties and their significance to agriculture. Appendix B is a review of beta dose research and its application to agricultural problems. Appendix C is a summary report of the Stanford Research Institute beta dosimetry research in 1972. Condensed versions of three formal foreign presentations are given in Appendix D. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, AGRICULTURE), (*AGRICULTURE, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL)), VULNERABILITY, SALVAGE, ANIMALS, BOVINES, SWINE, WHEAT, CORN, CEREALS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, RADIATION EFFECTS, ECOLOGY, FALLOUT, BETA PARTICLES, RADIATION DOSAGE, SOCIOLOGY, DISASTERS

Subject Categories : Agricultural Economics
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE