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1344. Clements, H.F.. 1937. Studies in the drought resistance of the sunflower and the potato.. Research studies of the State College of Washington, Vol. V:97-98, Pullman, WA.
Sunflower maintained metabolism better than potato. The nitrogen metabolism was maintained throughout the drought. Sunflower responded by reducing leaf area. Potato could not respond and died prematurely.

8234. Peterson, C.L., D.L. Auld, and R.A. Korus. 1988. Use of vegetable oil as a fuel in time of emergency.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Misc. Series No. 111.
Vegetable oil can be used as a substitute for diesel in emergencies. Engine damage and poor performance are possible consequences, though. Descriptions of the potential problems are included. Transesterification makes the vegetable oils more similar in viscosity to diesel, an important step. The brochure details on-farm ester production with rapeseed oil.

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