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									                               MERRITT J. TAYLOR

                                      June, 2005

Academic Training

Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 1982
M.S. Agricultural Economics, New Mexico State University, 1976
B.S. Animal Science, New Mexico State University, 1969

Professional Background

September, 1996 to Present - Center Director and Professor, (Department Head) the
Wes Watkins Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Lane, Oklahoma. Emphasis is
on testing technical feasibility and development of economically viable alternative
horticultural enterprises for Southeastern Oklahoma. Responsible for budgeting,
planning and operation of Research and Extension Center and supervision of Center
employees. Play key role in development of funding sources for the Center and
participating scientists. Administrative annual evaluation of faculty for promotion and
tenure submitted to their respective disciplinary departments. Provide leadership
representing the Center to the public and to OSU administration.

Current and pending extramural funding March, 2005 - $674,598. Extramural Research
Grants - USDA/CSREES Special Grants Programs, USDA-IPM Strategies, EPSCoR,
OSU Office of the Vice President - Internet2 Supplemental Grant,      USDA Pest
Management Alternatives Research, USDA/Southern Region IPM Grants, National
Watermelon Promotion Board.

1987 - Sept 1996      Professor and Area Extension Economist-Management and
Marketing, Texas A&M University, South Texas District 12 – (The twenty two counties
South of San Antonio)

Management advising and educational programs for agricultural businesses in production
management, marketing, financial planning and management, budgeting, investment
analysis, tax management, risk management using the futures market, marketing of
products domestically and for export and international trade. Clients included lending
institutions, government agencies, private and corporate agricultural businesses.

Developed and continually updated information regarding the most recent costs and
returns of producing and marketing the various crop and livestock enterprises in the
South District (22 Counties) of the State of Texas. Developed U.S. and global
information regarding marketing trends in prices and volumes of the various commodities
produced in South Texas. Recommended alternatives to maximize the producers'
objectives, including using the futures and options market as a pricing and risk
management strategy. Provided educational programs in Marketing, Whole Business
Management, Production Management, Accounting and Control, Investment Analysis,
Financial Management, Tax Management, Integrated Resource Management Systems
and International Trade. Programs utilized various training techniques, which included
lectures, handouts, the Experiential Learning Cycle, Spreadsheets and menu driven
computer software.

Research Grants - USDA/ARS (IPM Strategies on Cotton in the Rio Grande Valley of
Texas), USDA/APHIS (Biological Control of Colorado Potato Beetle on Potatoes in
Northern U.S.)

Graduate Faculty - Texas A&M University

Governor's Representative - Represented the Governor of Texas in Egypt on a program
sponsored by The American Egyptian Cooperation Foundation to evaluate the potential
of Texas and U.S. Joint- Venture investment in Egypt. Four states were invited:
California, Illinois, Ohio and Texas.

Governor’s Representative – Represented the Governor of Texas in NAFTA discussions
concerning potential railroad traffic across northern Mexico from the west coast of
Mexico into Texas crossing the border at Ojinaga/Presidio.

March, 1993 to June 1993

Temporarily assigned to the Main Campus at Texas A&M to provide leadership and
technical assistance for the various foreign contracts being either implemented or
solicited by International Programs and the Department of Agricultural Economics.

May, 1992 to March, 1993 Director - Model Farm, Tatarstan, Russia

Organizer and Director of the start-up phase of a 1,000-acre Model Farm in Tatarstan,
Russia. The Model Farm was financed by the Tatneft Oil Amalgamation in the
Romanshinko Oil Field which is the largest oil field in Eastern Europe, located
approximately 600 miles East of Moscow.

The objectives of the development of the Model Farm were to: Create an environment
similar to a U.S. Style Research and Extension Center where improved production,
marketing and management technology could be demonstrated; Provide leadership and
direction in the process of State Farm lands being developed into several private
ownership and privately managed farming enterprises using the most profitable and
environmentally sensitive technology available.

Responsibilities included assisting in the development of an infrastructure for private
ownership to evolve from the current State Farm structure; design, planning and
implementation of farm crop and livestock program; assisted in the design of structures
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for further funding to include private foreign businesses and government assistance
agencies. Assisted in the orientation and training of a long-term Resident Director
Consultant for the Tatarstan Model Farm Feb-March, 1993. Subsequent to this project,
two USDA training grants of over $1 million were awarded to Texas A&M for educating
the Russian leadership in free-market decision-making. I was in the first group of
professors to teach free market decision-making to the university and institute professors
from the former Soviet Union at the Kazan Institute.

1984 - 1986 -- Farm Planning/Agricultural Economist, Experience Incorporated contract
with USAID for the Chapare Regional Development Project in Bolivia. Assistant
Project Coordinator and member of a long-term, six-person team implementing a
project concerned with developing Farming Systems for the various micro regions of the
Tropical Chapare Region that would provide viable alternatives to coca production.
The team provided technical assistance to the Bolivian Institute of Agricultural
Technology (IBTA) in the establishment of a Subtropical Agricultural Research,
Extension, and Training System. Two abandoned agricultural experiment stations were
recovered and reestablished. Bolivian research scientists were trained in acceptable
scientific research methodology, data collection and analysis and development of research
reports. Extension training programs were developed and implemented to train trainers
in improving their technical skills and to learn the techniques for an educational
program based on the Experiential Learning Cycle Methodology. The target audiences
were farmers organized as cooperative community groups that functioned as political
entities as well as a basis for community development. Related components consisted
of: (1) agricultural and forestry production; (2) agribusiness and agroindustry
development and marketing of Chapare agricultural products;              and (3) project
administration and institutional development.

1984 - Senior Consultant - Experience Incorporated,        Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Participated in Contract Research projects concerned with evaluation of several
companies for consideration in mergers or buyouts by an oil industry corporation.
Evaluation of the high fructose corn syrup industry by a major sugar industry
corporation. Developed a dynamic computer model of the demand for grain barge use
in the major U.S. river systems for a major barge company for long-term investment
decisions in capital stock. This model was kept on retainer for annual update and
evaluation. Developed proposals for private industry, government and international
contracts for research, development and implementation.

1981 - 1984 -- Agricultural Economist - Texas A&M University contract with USAID
and the Ministry of Agriculture of Haiti.

Leader of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Program. Responsible for
training designated ministry employees in the Research and Extension Service Division.
A training program was developed in data collection and analysis of statistics,
technologies, and constraints of the small farmers in Haiti, for ministry of Agriculture
Scientists and Extension Agents. A farming systems approach was utilized. A training


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program for trainers was developed to extend research and verification plot information
to communities utilizing the Experiential Learning Cycle Methodology. Assisted in
design, implementation, and analysis of controlled and farm demonstration experiments
throughout the country that were developed into and disseminated as technological
packages to improve the farmers’ economic conditions.

Aug.-Sept. 1983 -- Agricultural Economist - Project Evaluation

Member of a seven-person project evaluation team to Haiti. Assisted USAID/Haiti in
evaluating the soundness of continued institutional, economic and technical support for
an irrigation component of an Integrated Development Project.           Evaluated the
profitability of cropping systems with and without irrigation. Determined potential
changes that would occur as farmers switched to modern farming technology. Initial
USAID plan to scrap the project was reversed due to the economic cost/benefit report.

1979 - 1981 -- Research Associate, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas
A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Developed computer network models of the transportation system involving the
movement of United States produced corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, soft wheat,
Durham wheat and hard wheat from the farm to the domestic market and importing
countries. Scenarios within the marketing infrastructure utilizing truck, rail, barge, and
ocean freighter were evaluated. * The national railroad system modified unit train pricing
and logistical structure based on results of these models.

1976 - 1979 -- Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M
University, College Station, Texas. Lecturer to four (4) sections of students per semester
for a course titled "Agriculture Economics 325 - Farm and Ranch Management"
(required course for all agriculture majors). Developed and presented curriculum for
lectures and laboratory exercise materials, supervised laboratory problem solving
exercises and evaluated students' progress through quizzes and examinations. Subject
material included economic principles, business planning, decision-making techniques,
accounting principles, tax management, and capital acquisition. (Nominated for
Outstanding Teacher Award).

Academic advisor for Spanish speaking foreign students in the Department of
Agricultural Economics - Texas A & M University. Faculty Advisor for the El Salvador
Students Club.

1976 - Research Associate, Department of Agricultural Economics, Jan-Aug New
Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Primary focus was on data
gathering and analysis of the fuel energy requirements for producing eighteen (18) of
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1974 - 1976 -- Graduate Student, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New
Mexico. Thesis topic on fuel requirements to produce beef in feedlots and on open range.

1972 - 1974 -- Construction Superintendent, Johnmeyer Construction Company, Vichy,
Missouri.

Underground telephone construction, contract blasting and          explosive handling.
Responsible for coordination of projects, including public relations and fulfillment of
production requirements. Supervisor of fourteen skilled operators.

1965 - 1972 - Farms and Feedlot Manager, Chelten Farms, Inc., Las Cruces, New
Mexico.

Provided management, organization and operational authority of 1,000 acres of flood
irrigated farmland. Five farms were involved. Principal crops grown were cotton,
alfalfa, corn, sorghum, barley, and oats. Managed feedlot of approximately 3,500 head
stocker cattle, and 180 head registered Guernsey dairy. Supervised eight full-time
employees and 100-150 temporary contract laborers. Custom farming operation, which
included heavy plowing, and land preparation, ensilage and cotton stalk chopping.

1961-1965           U.S. Navy – Underwater Weapons, Explosives, Welding, Machine Shop.

Foreign Service

Consulting projects in: Haiti, West Indies; Dominican Republic; Honduras; Bolivia;
Peru; Mexico; Egypt; Tatarstan, Russia; Crimea, Ukraine; Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic,
Armenia, Georgia.

Languages

English -- Native; Spanish -- Excellent; Haitian Creole -- Weak; Russian -- Weak;

Private Consulting

Marketing-Management Advisor for irrigated farms, commercial cow/calf, exotic cattle
businesses in the U.S.

Slaughterhouse, rendering plant and 16,000 head feedlot, modern meat markets in
Mexico.

Crop profile for recommended marketing strategy and emphasis in coca alternative crops
program in Bolivia (Cocaine control program).

Joint Venture Feasibility study for an international barter company from New York to
lease collective farms and cotton gins in Uzbekistan.


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Affiliations

American Agricultural Economics Association
Western Agricultural Economics Association
Southern Agricultural Economics Association
International Agricultural Economics Association
Texas Vegetable Association (Secretary for 4 years)
Oklahoma Vegetable Association (Board of Directors Advisor)
Texas and Oklahoma Watermelon Association
National Watermelon Association
Entomology Society of America
Southern Branch of American Society of Horticulture Sciences

University Committees

Texas Agricultural Extension        Service - Issue   Task     Force   for Marketing of
Agricultural Products

Texas A&M University System - Five-Year Strategic Plan Commodity Panels, Sugar
Crops and Citrus (Chairman).

Texas Agricultural Extension Service - International Marketing Initiative Team

Texas Agricultural Extension Service - Chairman of Environmental Public Policy
Initiative Team.

Texas A&M System: Appointed by Dean and Deputy Chancellor to two-year term on
Texas A&M Agricultural System "Think Tank" for Strategic Direction of the System.

Oklahoma State University, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources- Distance
Education Committee.

Oklahoma State University, Food and Agricultural Products Center – Value Added
Advisory Committee.

Oklahoma State University, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources         GPRA
Committee

Oklahoma State University, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
Administrative Committee

Oklahoma State University, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Agricultural
Administrative Planning Group.


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Awards

Citation of Excellence for Service and Support to County Extension Educational
Programs in South Texas -Presented by the County Agricultural Agents, 1989 (First
time award was extended)

Award of Appreciation In Recognition and Appreciation of Outstanding Contributions
and Service to the Lettuce, Onion and Melon Industry of Texas, 1989

Certificate of Appreciation For Continued Support of Extension Educational Programs
Sponsored By The Zapata County Extension Program Council, December 6, 1990.

Certificate of Appreciation From the Cotton Producers of Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas,
Mexico. The certificate reads: La Asociacion de Productores de Algodon de Rio Bravo
Reconoce la Participacion del Dr. Merritt J. Taylor En el 1er Seminario Regional
Sobre Algodonero "El Algodonero, Cultivo Viejo Para Productores Nuevos", Cd.
Rio Bravo, Tamps., Enero 16, de 1991.

Certificate of Appreciation from Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, For Outstanding
Contribution to the Success of the International Citrus Conference held in Martinez de la
Torre, Vera Cruz, Mexico, March, 1991

Certificate of Recognition from the Global Knowledge Group for "Sistema de Apoyo
Estrategio Para El Sector Agropecuario de Mexico", December, 1995.

Certificate of Recognition from American Agri-Women, Inc. for Leadership and
Invaluable Contribution To The Strength and Growth of Agriculture, December, 1995

Certificate of Appreciation from the South Texas Onion and Melon Committee for
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, August, 1996.

Recognition by The Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University for
“Meritorious Service To The Agricultural Industry, the State of Texas and the World”,
July, 1996.

Certificate of Appreciation from the Kiamichi-Atoka Technology Center for participation
in the School-to-Work Initiative creating the Connection Between Education and
Business. April, 2001.

Recognized by the Oklahoma Vegetable Association at the bi-state Horticultural Industry
Show in Springdale, Arkansas. The Plaque states: Outstanding Service Award, Presented
to Merritt Taylor In Grateful Acknowledgement For Extraordinary Service to The




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Oklahoma Vegetable Industry Presented by The Oklahoma Vegetable Association,
January 2003

Publications:

Taylor, Merritt J., "The Energy Requirements To Produce Beef In New Mexico,"
Unpublished Masters Thesis, January, 1976.

Patrick, N., F. Worman, M. Taylor and J. Sweetser, "Energy Requirements For
Agricultural Production In New Mexico," New Mexico State University, New Mexico
Energy Institute, Final Report, NMEI 29, May, 1979.

Taylor, Merritt, Stephen Fuller, and Yanira Baños; "Trends in United States Grain and
Soybean Exports and Utilized Port Areas, 1969-1978", M.P. No. 1477 Department of
Agricultural Economics. The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, June, 1981.

Taylor, Merritt J., "A Model to Analyze the Export Grain Transportation Systems",
Unpublished Dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, May, 1982.

Makus, Larry, Stephen Fuller, and Merritt Taylor; "Effectiveness of Intermodal
Competition in Limiting Export Grain Rail Rates. "Presentation at the AAEA Meetings,
Logan, Utah, 1982.

Fuller, Stephen, Larry Makus, and Merritt Taylor; "Effect of Railroad Deregulation on
Export-Grain Rates," North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics, January, 1982.

Stutler, Kern R., James L. Walker, Miguel A. Lugo-Lopez, Carol A. Stengel, Merritt J.
Taylor, and Ruth Yabes; USAID/Haiti, "Evaluation of the Irrigation Component of the
Integrated Agricultural Development Project No. 521-0078, Water Management
Synthesis II Project," September, 1983.

Cheaney, Robert L., and Merritt J. Taylor; "Factors to Consider in Recommending
Cropping Systems in Haiti." M.P. Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Haiti,
December, 1983.

Taylor, Merritt J. and Robert L. Cheaney; "Guide For Developing An Effective Extension
Program for Haitian Farmers", Port au Prince, Haiti, June, 1984.

Bursch, William, Merritt Taylor, Bill Hand, Richard Magniani, "Estimated Grain Exports
Via The U.S. River Systems and The Resulting Demand For Grain Barges to The Year
2009," Demand For Grain Barges Contract Report for - American Commercial Barge
Company, Experience Incorporated Project No. 1770, October, 1984.

Bursch, William, Richard Magniani, Cecil Fuller, Merritt Taylor, "Strategic Directions
For American Crystal Sugar Company Related to The Impact of High Fructose Corn


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Sugar (HFCS)," Impact Of HFCS Contract Report for - American Crystal Sugar
Company, Experience Incorporated Project No. 1745, September, 1984.

Bursch, William, Lee Sandeger, Herve Evans, Richard Baldwin, Richard Magniani,
Merritt Taylor," Acquisition Evaluation of Agrigenetics," Seed Company Acquisition
Contract Report for - Lubrizol Oil Company, Experience Incorporated Project No. 1816,
August, 1984.

Sanchez, Daniel and Merritt J. Taylor; "Costos de Produccion de Cultivos Tradiccionales
en el Chapare, 1986". Boletin #5, IBTA/Chapare, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1986.

McGrann, James M., Merritt J. Taylor, Art Beckwith and David Hughes; "Texas
Sugarcane Enterprise Budget Templates, User's Manual" (CBS), Texas Agricultural
Extension Service, March, 1988.

Taylor, Merritt J., and Gordon Powell, "Texas Citrus Production, Utilization and
Demand", Texas Citrus Handbook. Texas Agricultural Extension Service, L-2319
(Sept. 1988)

Taylor, Merritt J., and Gordon Powell, "Texas Citrus Marketing Regulations", Texas
Citrus Handbook Texas Agricultural Extension Service, L-2321 (September 1988).

Taylor, Merritt J., and Gordon Powell "Texas Citrus Grower Market Outlets" Texas
Citrus Handbook Texas Agricultural Extension Service, L-2321 (September 1988).

Taylor, Merritt J., and Gordon Powell "Texas Citrus Market Promotion" Texas Citrus
Handbook Texas Agricultural Extension Service, L-2321 (September 1988).

Taylor, Merritt J., Jose G. Peña and Paul Teague. "Texas Citrus Young Orchard
Establishment Costs" Texas Citrus Handbook Texas Agricultural Extension Service, L-
2321 (September 1988).

Taylor, Merritt J., Jose G. Peña and Paul Teague. "Texas Citrus Young Orchard
Production Costs and Returns - Years 4 to 7" Texas Citrus Handbook. Texas Agricultural
Extension Service, L-2321 (September 1988).

Taylor, Merritt J., Jose G. Peña and Paul Teague, "Texas Citrus Mature Orchard
Production Costs and Returns - Year 8 to 10+" Texas Citrus Handbook. Texas
Agricultural Extension Service, L-2322 (September 1988).

Lander, Carmen, Enrique Perez, Marvin Miller, Merritt Taylor, Jose Amador,
"Cantaloupe Vine Decline Demonstrations, Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas",
Texas Agricultural Extension Service, 1989.




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Lander, Carmen, Enrique Perez, Robert Turley, Marvin Miller, Merritt Taylor, Jose
Amador, "Results of the Demonstrations Conducted in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of
Texas to Evaluate Melon Cultivars for Their Resistance or Susceptibility to Vine
Decline", Starr Produce Co. Inc., Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas and Helle Farms,
Inc., La Joya, Hidalgo County Texas, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, 1989.

Norman, John W., Merritt J. Taylor, Steve D. Livingston, John E. Bremer, Logan
Boswell, Terry Lockamy, Jonathan G. Sunday, David B. Sandefer, Enrique Perez, C.
Wayne Smith, Kamal M. El-Zik, Bobby L. Bredthauer, Ray Castenada, Ralph Morgan,
"1989 Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotton Variety Performance Tests Including Fiber
Quality Analysis", Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Weslaco, Texas, In Cooperation
With: Cotton And Grain Producers of The Lower Rio Grande Valley, December, 1989.

Heilman, M. D., L. N. Namken and M. J. Taylor, "Thirty Inch Row Spacing For Cotton
Production In The Rio Grande Valley of South Texas", Proceedings Of The Lower Rio
Grande Valley Cotton Conference, South Padre Island, Texas, October 6 & 7, 1989.

Taylor, Merritt J., "Cotton's Economic Impact On The Rio Grande Valley, Texas,"
Proceedings of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotton Conference, South Padre Island,
Texas October, 6&7, 1989.

Fuller, Stephen, Charles Hall and Merritt Taylor, "Statistics on Selected Vegetable,
Melon and Citrus Crops Produced in Texas", A Contract Report by the Texas
Agricultural Experiment Station and Texas Agricultural Extension Service for the
Agricultural Research Service U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weslaco, Texas, October,
1989

Taylor, Merritt J. Marvin D. Heilman, L. Neal Namken, "Increased Revenue Expected
From Reducing Cotton Row Spacing From 40 Inches To 30 Inches In The Rio Grande
Valley", Proceedings of the Belt-wide Cotton Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, January
9-14, 1990.

Lacewell, Ronald D., John R.C. Robinson, John R. Stoll, Roger Freeman, Jerry Kazda,
Carol Hankamer, Robert Stewart, Chibo Onyeji, Merritt Taylor, "Estimated Agricultural
Benefits Attributable To Drainage And Flood Control In Cameron County, Texas", Final
Report prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service,
Temple, Texas and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston, Texas, February 19, 1990.

Heilman, M.D., M.V. Hickman, M.J. Taylor, "A Comparison of Wing-Chisel Tillage
With Conventional Tillage on Yield, Resource Conservation and Economics", Journal of
Soil and Water Conservation, 1990.

Edwards, Richard A. and Merritt J. Taylor, "The Impact of Agribusiness In The Rio
Grande Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy Counties), Texas A&M,
Department of Agricultural Economics, Departmental Publication, March, 1990.


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Taylor, Merritt J., "Freeze Damage Costs For The Texas Sugar Industry", Sugar Cane,
West Glamorgan, United Kingdom, No. 5, September/October, 1990.

Taylor, Merritt J., "Impact of Melons In South Texas - 1990"' Annual Melon Federal
Market Order Report and Policy Statement, October, 1990.

Richardson, C.L., C.W. Hanselka, J.C. Paschal, M.J. Taylor, G.S. Kemph and J.M.
Payne, "South Texas Ranching - A Profile" PR-4860, Beef Cattle Research In Texas,
1990, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station, Texas, June, 1991.

Taylor, Merritt J., "The U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement: Issues And Implications For
The U.S. And Texas Cotton Industry", U.S. - Mexico Free Trade Issue Paper Series
TAMRC International Market Research Report No. IM-6-91, Texas Agricultural Market
Research Center Report, Texas A&M University, April, 1991.

Fuller, Stephen, Charles Hall and Merritt Taylor, "Texas Vegetable, Melon And Citrus
Crops: Production, Location And Competitive Position", TAMRC Information Report
No. IR-1-91, Texas Agricultural Market Research Center Report, Texas A&M University,
April, 1991.

Taylor, Merritt J., "Crop Profile - Chapare Region Of Bolivia", Chapare Regional
Development Project, USAID Contract No. AID/514-C-00-4214, Cochabamba, Bolivia,
August, 1991.

Taylor, Merritt J. and C. Parr Rosson, "Curso Intensivo Sobre Administracion de Ranchos
Ganaderos", Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, sponsored by the Mexican Association of
Animal Producers, September, 1991.

Norman, John W., Merritt J. Taylor, Steve Livingston, John E. Bremer, Terry Lockamy,
Brad Cowan, Enrique Perez, Ruben Saldaña, "Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotton Blue
Book - 1991, A Compilation of Variety Test and Demonstration Results", November,
1991.

Hanselka, C.W., J.C. Paschal, M.J. Taylor, W.W. Carson, R. Mercado, "Comprehensive
Management For Profit, A South Texas Integrated Resource Management Program -
1990-1991 Annual Report", February, 1992

Taylor, M.J., and William T. Roach, "Narrow Row Cotton - Why Farmers Are Making
The Switch In The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas," Proceedings of the Beltwide
Cotton Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, January, 1992.

Robinson, John R.C., L.N. Namken, Merritt J. Taylor, "Whole Farm Analysis of
Alternative Row Spacings for Cotton in The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas," Project
Report, USDA/ARS Project No. 0500-0002-015-00d - Integration of Agronomic and Pest


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Management Strategies To Increase Efficiency and Reduce Chemical Usage in Cotton
Production, 1992.

Taylor, Merritt J., John P. Nichols, J.D. McCrady, "Compromises and Adjustments:
Developing A Model Farm In Tatarstan, Russia," Presented at the American Association
For The Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meetings, Boston, Massachusetts,
February, 1993, - Faculty Paper Series FP-93-2, Department of Agricultural Economics,
Texas A&M University, February, 1993.

Nichols, John P., Stephen W. Fuller, Lonnie L. Jones, Merritt J. Taylor, J.D. McCrady,
Richard Grosskopf, "U.S. Agriculture and Agribusiness", Teaching Materials for
Introductory Course in Agricultural Business Management for the Former Soviet Union
(English and Russian Language Versions), Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas
A&M University, July, 1993.

Norman, John W., Jeff Johnson, Steve Livingston, John Bremer, Alton N. Sparks, Merritt
Taylor, et al., "Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotton Blue Book 1993," A compilation of
variety test and demonstration results and foliar feed, herbicide and insecticide test
results, Texas Agricultural Extension Service Regional Report 500-93, January, 1994.

White, Duboise, C. Parr Rosson, III, Carl G. Anderson and Merritt J. Taylor, "A Cost
Comparison Of Cotton Gins In The Lower Rio Grande Valley With Tamaulipas,
Mexico," Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, San Diego, California,
January, 1994.

Robinson, John R. C., L. Neal Namken, and Merritt J. Taylor, "Whole Farm Analysis of
Alternative Row Spacings for Cotton in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas,"
Presented at the 1993 Cotton Economics and Marketing Conference, January 10-14, New
Orleans, Louisiana. Published in the 1993 Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton
Conferences, National Cotton Council (1993):494-496

Robinson, John R.C. and Merritt J. Taylor, "Farmer Expenditures for Boll Weevil
Control in South Texas: 1991-93", Proceedings of the 1994 Cotton Economics and
Marketing Conference, Beltwide Cotton Conference, San Diego, California, January,
1994.

Taylor, Merritt J., and Jeff W. Johnson, "Dollar Value of Documentation in Biological
Control Research Projects”, Presented at the Joint Meetings of the Mexican
Entomological Society and the American Entomological Society (Southwest Branch),
Biological Control Symposium, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey,
Nuevo Leon, Mexico, April, 1994.

Johnson, J.R., D.R. Langford, L.L. Falconer, M.J. Taylor, and J.R.C. Robinson,
"Sugarcane Production Costs and Returns in The Rio Grande Valley: A Case Study," Rio




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Farms Inc. Agricultural Research and Demonstration 1992-1993 Research Report, Monte
Alto, Texas, June, 1994.

Rosson, C. Parr III., Amy Purvis-Pagano, E. Berry Summerour II., Lonnie L. Jones,
Ronald D. Lacewell, Teofilo Ozuna, Allen L. Wyse, Merritt J. Taylor, Sharif M. Masud,
"Agricultural Trade and The Environment: Potential Impacts on The Rio Grande Valley
of Texas", congressional briefing document, July 29, 1994.

Taylor, Merritt J., "Economic Importance Of Cucurbits," Presented at the International
Cucurbitaceae 1994 Conference, November 1-4, 1994, South Padre Island, Texas.

Robinson, John R.C., Merritt J. Taylor, M. G. Rojas, J. M. Morales-Rojas, and E. G.
King, "Economic Potential of In Vitro Reared Catolaccus grandis (Burks) For
Augmentative Control Of Boll Weevil, Presented in the Biological Control Section of
the National Entomological Society of America (ESA) meetings, Dallas, Texas,
December 15, 1994.

Taylor, Merritt J., Charles R. Hall and Gustavo A. Molina, "Texas Citrus Production,
Utilization and Demand," Revision of the Texas Citrus Handbook, Texas Agricultural
Extension Service, December, 1994.

Taylor, Merritt J., Charles R. Hall and Gustavo A. Molina, "Texas Citrus Marketing
Regulations," Revision of the Texas Citrus Handbook, Texas Agricultural Extension
Service, December, 1994.

Taylor, Merritt J., Charles R. Hall and Gustavo A. Molina, "Texas Citrus Grower Market
Outlets," Revision of the Texas Citrus Handbook, Texas Agricultural Extension Service,
December, 1994.

Taylor, Merritt J., Charles R. Hall and Gustavo A. Molina, "Texas Citrus Market
Promotion," Revision of the Texas Citrus Handbook, Texas Agricultural Extension
Service, December, 1994.

Robinson, John R.C., Kelley J. Bryant and Merritt J. Taylor, "The Impact of Groundwater
Protection Policies on regional Cotton Acreage," Presented at the 1995 Cotton Economics
and Marketing Conference, January 4-7, 1995, San Antonio, Texas. Published in the
1995 Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council, January,
1995.

Robinson, John R.C., Merritt J. Taylor, M. G. Rojas, J. M. Morales-Rojas, and E. G.
King, "Economic Potential of Augmentative Releases of Boll Weevil Parasites Reared on
Artificial Diet," 1995 Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton
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Merritt J. Taylor, John R.C. Robinson, M. Guadalupe Rojas, Juan Morales-Ramos, and
Edgar G. King, "Economic and Environmental Impacts From Integrating Insecticides and
Parasite Releases For Effective Control of Cotton Insect Pests", Presented at the Annual
American Farm Bureau Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, January 9-10, 1995

Robinson, John R.C., Merritt J. Taylor, and Edgar G. King, "Augmenting Biological
Control Inputs For Integrated Pest Management of Primary and Secondary Pests: A Case
Study," Selected paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Agricultural
Economics Association, New Orleans, La, January 29 - February 1, 1995.

Taylor, Merritt J., "Texas Citrus, Grapefruit Orchard Establishment Costs (Years 1-3)",
Revision of the Texas Citrus Handbook, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, February,
1995.

Taylor, Merritt J., "Texas Citrus, Young Grapefruit Orchard Production Costs and
Returns (Years 4 to 7)", Revision of the Texas Citrus Handbook, Texas Agricultural
Extension Service, February, 1995.

Taylor, Merritt J., "Texas Citrus, Mature Grapefruit Orchard Production Costs and
Returns (Years 8 to 10)", Revision of the Texas Citrus Handbook, Texas Agricultural
Extension Service, February, 1995.

Lacewell, Ronald D., Amy Purvis, Roger Freeman, Jerry Kazda, David Petit, Anil
Ruspasinghe, John Shepperd, Merritt Taylor, "Estimated South Main Channel
Agricultural Benefits Attributable To Drainage Control In Hidalgo, Willacy Counties,
Texas", Final report prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource
Conservation Service, Temple and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston, May 1
1995.

Rosson, C. Parr III, Amy Purvis, E. Berry Summerour II, Lonnie L. Jones, Ronald D.
Lacewell, Teofilo Ozuna Jr., Allen J. Wyse, Merritt J. Taylor, Sharif M. Masud,
"Agricultural Trade And The Environment: Potential Impacts On The Lower Rio Grande
Valley Of Texas," Environmental Affairs Team Report 95-2, Project Completion Report
Prepared For Office Of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, Department of
Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M Agricultural Program, June 1, 1995.

Norman, John W. Jr., Steve D. Livingston, John E. Bremer, Alton N. Sparks, Tom
Isakeit, Merritt Taylor, et al., “Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotton Blue Book 1995, A
Compilation of Variety Test and Demonstration Results and Various Other
Demonstrations and Tests In Cotton”, Regional Report 500-95, The Texas A&M
University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners
Courts of Texas Cooperating, December, 1995.




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Taylor, Merritt J., " History of Sugarcane in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas",
Chapter in Annual Report of Rio Farms Inc., (a private research foundation), February,
1996.

Robinson, John R. C., Merritt J. Taylor, "Economic Case Studies of Whitefly
Management", Chapter in Bemesia 1995: Taxonomy, Biology, Damage, Control and
Management, Edited by D. Gerling and R.T. Mayer, USDA Publication ISBN: 1 898298
33 5, 1996.

Taylor, Merritt J., “NAFTA and How It Effects You”, Proceedings of the 16th Annual
Oklahoma Horticulture Industries Show, 207 - 209, January, 1997.

Roberts, Warren, Jim Duthie, Jonathan Edelson, Jim Shrefler, Merritt Taylor,
“Relationship Between Watermelon Foliage and Fruit”, Proceedings of the 17th Annual
Horticulture Industries Show, 229-234, January, 9-10, 1998.

Taylor, Merritt J., Don C. Vacek, and Tadeusz J. Poprowski, “Economic Evaluation of a
Biological Control Method Against the Colorado Potato Beetle”, Poster presented at the
Annual ESA Meetings, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 1998.

Shrefler, J.W. Roberts, B.W. Edelson, J.V. Duthie, J.A. Taylor, M.J. “Assessment of
currently available and potential tools for controlling weeds in watermelon”. SOURCE:
Proceedings, Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. v. 51 p. 93.

Roberts, W., M. Bienacki, J. Duthie, M. Taylor and J. V. Edelson, “Vegetable Yields
with Poultry Litter: Application and Implications”. Proc. OK/ARK Hort. Ind. Show.
1999

Roberts, W., Maciej Biernacki, Benny Bruton, Jim Duthie, Jonathan Edelson, Sam Pair,
Jim Shrefler, Merritt Taylor, Penny Perkins-Veazie. “A Changing Watermelon Industry”.
Proceedings of the OK/ARK Hort. Ind. Show, 1999.

Taylor, Merritt J., “Pluses and Minuses of Two Agencies At The Same Location”,
Presented as an invited paper at the National Meetings of the National Research Center
Administrators Society Meetings, SAAS Meetings, Memphis, Tennessee, Feb, 1999.

Roberts, Warren, Jim Duthie, Jonathan Edelson, Jim Shrefler, Maciej Biernacki, Merritt
Taylor, “Watermelon Germination Responses to Temperature and Cultivar”. HortScience
34:827, 1999.

Roberts, BW, J. Shrefler, J. Duthie, J. Edelson, M. Taylor, "Weed Control Mechanisms in
Multi-Cropped Forages and Watermelon", Proceedings of the Bi-State Horticultural
Industry Show, Tulsa, OK, Jan, 2000




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Taylor, Merritt J., “Labor Issues in 2000”, Proceedings of the Bi-State Horticulture
Industry Show, Tulsa, OK, January, 2000.

Roberts, Warren, J. Edelson, J. Duthie, J. Shrefler, M. Taylor, M. Biernacki,
“Conservation Tillage for Vegetables”, Proceedings of the Bi-State Horticulture Industry
Show, Tulsa, OK, January, 2000.

Biernacki, M., W. Roberts, J. Shrefler, J, Duthie, J. Edelson and M. Taylor. “Effects of
Weed Density and Distance on Watermelon Growth and Development”. Proc South.
Weed Sci. Soc. January, 2000. Tulsa, OK.

Biernacki, M., W. Roberts, J. Shrefler, J, Duthie, J. Edelson and M. Taylor. “Water Use
by Watermelon and Selected Weeds”, Proc South. Weed Sci. Soc. January 2000. Tulsa,
OK.

Taylor, Merritt J., "Economic Importance of Alternative Fiber Development in
Oklahoma", Proceedings of the International Kenaf Association Meetings, Oklahoma
City, OK, Feb, 2000.

Taylor, Merritt J.,   "U.S. Agriculture, Agribusiness and American Accounting
Principles", Teaching Materials for Introductory Course in Agricultural Business
Management for the former Soviet Country, the Kyrgyz Republic, March , 2001.

Taylor, Merritt J., J.V. Edelson, “Bugs and $”, Statewide Watermelon Meeting,
Chickasha, OK, Dec 2001

Taylor, Merritt J., J. Schatzer, and J. Motes, Chapters 2 and 3, Appendix Tables 1A – 1L,
of Cucurbit Integrated Crop Management Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Publication E-853, P. Bolin and L. Brandenberger – Editors, January, 2002.

Roberts, Warren, J. M. Biernacki, J. Duthie, J. Edelson, M. Taylor, W. Lu, “Watermelon
Survey Findings for Oklahoma”, Proceedings of the Bi-State Horticultural Industry Show,
Tulsa, OK, pp 160-161, Jan, 2002.

Taylor, Merritt J., J. V. Edelson, B.W. Roberts, J. Duthie, M. Biernacki, “Pest Control:
Economic Effect on Profit”, Joint meetings of Southwest Branch of Entomology Society
of America with the Mexican National Entomological Society, Guanajuato, Mexico, Feb.,
2002

Roberts, W., J. V. Edelson, M. Biernacki and M. Taylor. 2002. “Uniformity in
watermelon cultivar trials”, HortScience, Vol 37 (5): Pp 752-753, Aug, 2002.

Dogramaci, Mahmut, Wenhau Lu, James W. Shrefler, James Duthie, Warren Roberts,
Merritt J. Taylor, Jonathan V. Edelson, “Occurrence, Abundance, and Distribution of




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Watermelon Arthropod Pests in Oklahoma from Extensive and Intensive Surveys”, ESA
National Meetings, Florida, November, 2002.

Lu, W., M. Biernacki, J. Duthie, W. Roberts, M. Taylor, and J.V. Edelson, “Characteristics
of Planting and Cultivar Selection in Oklahoma Watermelon Production”. Cucurbit Genetic
Cooperative Report # 25:25-27, 2002. (http://www.umresearch.umd.edu/CGC/2002toc.htm)

Lu, W., M. Biernacki, J. Duthie, W. Roberts, M. Taylor, and J. V. Edelson. 2002a
“Characteristics of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) fields and production in Oklahoma”. In
D. N. Maynard (ed.), Cucurbitaceae 2002, pp. 386-392. ASHS Press, Naple, FL.

Taylor, Merritt J., Jeffery Brant, “Trends in World Cucubitaceae Production, 1991 to 2001”,
Oral presentation and proceedings of International Cucurbitaceae, In D. N. Maynard (ed.),
Cucurbitaceae 2002, pp. 373-379. ASHS Press, Naples, FL.

Shrefler, J., J. Duthie, J. Edelson, W. Roberts, M. Taylor, and M. Dogramaci. 2002. “Foliar
Disease Management Alternatives for Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)”. In D. N. Maynard
(ed.), Cucurbitaceae 2002, pp. 252-258. ASHS Press, Naple, FL.

Taylor, Merritt J., Wenhua Lu, James A. Duthie, B. Warren Roberts, Jonathan V.
Edelson. 2003. “Effects of High and Low Management Intensity on Profitability for
Three Watermelon Genotypes”. Proceedings of Southern Agricultural Economics
Association, invited papers, SAAS, Mobile, AL February, 2003

Roberts, Warren, Benny Bruton, Jonathan Edelson, Jim Shrefler, Merritt Taylor,
“Watermelon Stand Establishment and Disease Control”, Poster at American
Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, SAAS, Mobile AL, February 2003.

Taylor, Merritt, Jeff Brant, B. Warren Roberts, James Duthie, Jonathan Edelson, “Trends in
World Watermelon Production 1991-2001”, Presentation to National Watermelon Working
Group, SAAS, Mobile AL, February, 2003.

Lu, W., J. A. Duthie, B. W. Roberts, M. J. Taylor, and J. V. Edelson. 2003c. “Partial
Budget Analysis of Effects of Crop Management Intensity on Profitability of Three
Watermelon Cultivars”. Journal of Vegetable Crop Production 9(1):pp 49-71, 2003.

Lu, W., B. W. Roberts, J. A. Duthie, J. W. Shrefler, M. J. Taylor, and J. V. Edelson. 2003b.
“Characteristics and Geographic Variation of Watermelon (citrullus lanatus) Production in
Oklahoma from a Statewide Survey”. Journal of Vegetable Crop Production 9(1): pp. 33-48,
2004.

Taylor, Merritt J., John R.C. Robinson, “Risk Management for Investment in
Vegetables”, Proceedings of Oklahoma-Arkansas Horticulture Industry Show, Tulsa,
Oklahoma, January, 2004.




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Wathen, Bradley L., Rodney Holcomb, Merritt J. Taylor, James Shrefler, “Evaluating
Various Marketing Options for Oklahoma Candy Onions”, Proceedings of Oklahoma-
Arkansas Horticulture Industry Show, Tulsa, Oklahoma, January, 2004.

Roberts, Warren, Jonathan Edelson, Merritt Taylor, Jim Shrefler, “Certified National
Organic Program”, Proceedings of Oklahoma-Arkansas Horticulture Industry Show,
Tulsa, Oklahoma, January, 2004.

Roberts, Warren, Jonathan Edelson, Jim Shrefler, Merritt Taylor, “Cover Crop Thickness
& Distance for Wind Control”, Proceedings of Oklahoma-Arkansas Horticulture Industry
Show, Tulsa, Oklahoma, January, 2004. (in press)

Taylor, Merritt J., John R.C. Robinson, “Spreading Risk in Vegetable Production”, Hydro
Regional Vegetable Meeting, Hydro, OK January 2004.

Taylor, Merritt J., John R.C. Robinson, “Risk Management for Small Farmers”,
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Market Development Program, Oklahoma City,
March, 2004.

Roberts, Warren, Jonathan Edelson, Jim Shrefler, Merritt Taylor, “Long-Term Soil
Changes as Affected by Poultry Litter Applications”, Proceedings of the Southern
Region- ASHS, Tulsa, OK, February, 2004, HortScience (In Press). 2004

Roberts, W., J. V. Edelson, M. Biernacki, and M. Taylor. “Uniformity in Cultivar Trials,
2002”. HortScience. 2004.

Dogramaci, Mahmut., Wenhua. Lu, B. Warren Roberts, Jim W. Shrefler, Mark Payton,
Merritt J. Taylor, and J. V. Edelson. “Occurrence and Abundance of Watermelon (citrullus
lanatus) Arthropod Pests in Oklahoma”. Southwestern Entomologist, Vol. 29, No 2, June,
2004.

Lu, Wenhua, Merritt J. Taylor, B. Warren Roberts, Carla Goad, J.V. Edelson, “Watermelon
Yield and Factors Associated with Arthropod Pest Abundance in a 2-Year Survey of
Production Areas”, Poster presentation at the International Entomological Society (ICE2004)
meetings in Brisbane, Australia, August, 2004.

Taylor, Merritt J., “Risk Management for Small Agricultural Producers”, Primer Foro
Internacional, Permacultura Y Ganaderia Intensivo, Univerisdad Autónomo de
Chihuahua, des Agropecuaria Facultad de Zootecnica, Chihuahua, Mexico, September
28-30, 2004.

Taylor, Merritt J., “Marketing Options and Implications for Fruits and Vegetables”,
Primer Foro Internacional, Permacultura Y Ganaderia Intensivo, Univerisdad Autónomo
de Chihuahua, des Agropecuaria Facultad de Zootecnica, Chihuahua, Mexico, September
28-30, 2004.


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Wathen, Bradley, Rodney Holcomb, Merritt Taylor, John R.C. Robinson, “Oklahoma
Candy Onion Production: Projected Income, Price Risk and Yield Risk”, Oklahoma State
University, Food and Agricultural Products Research and Technology Center, Food
Technology Research Report, P-1005, October, 2004.

Roberts, Warren, Merritt Taylor, Jim Shrefler, Jonathan Edelson, Vince Russo, Chuck
Webber, Benny Bruton, Sam Pair, “Regulations and Procedures of the Certified National
Organic Program”, Proceedings of the Bi-State Horticultural Industry Show, Ft Smith, AR,
January, 2005.

Roberts, Warren, Merritt Taylor, Jonathan Edelson, Jim Shrefler, Vince Russo, Benny
Bruton, Sam Pair, Chuck Webber, “Investigations in Organic Production in Oklahoma”,
Proceedings of the Bi-State Horticultural Industry Show, Ft Smith, AR, January, 2005.

Shrefler, J., J. Damicone, J. Edelson, W. Roberts, M. Taylor, S. Pair, “Melon Pest Manager –
Challenges of a New Information Resource”, SRASHS Vegetable Section presentation,
SAAS Meetings, Little Rock, AR, Feb, 2005.

Roberts, Warren, Wayne Fish, Benny Bruton, Tom Popham, Merritt Taylor, “Effects of
Watermelon Grafting on Fruit Yield and Quality”, National Watermelon Workers
Section, SAAS Meetings, Little Rock, AR, Feb., 2005

Roberts, Warren, Jonathan Edelson, Benny Bruton, Jim Shrefler, Merritt Taylor, “Organic
Tomato Production in Oklahoma”, SRASHS Vegetable Section presentation, SAAS
Meetings, Little Rock, AR, Feb, 2005.

Lu, Wenhua, W. Roberts, M. Taylor, J. Edelson, C. Goad, W. Ward, S. Chae, “Production
Systems and Association of Management Factors Affecting Productivity of Watermelon”,
Journal of Vegetable Science, Volume 11(3), 2005 (in Press).

Roberts, Warren, Benny Bruton, Wayne Fish, Merritt Taylor, “Grafting Can Improve
Watermelon Quality”, Lane Agricultural Center, Oklahoma State University & USDA/ARS,
June, 2005.

Web Page Development

J.W. Shrefler, J. Edelson, M. Taylor, W. Roberts. 1998. World Wide Watermelon Page @
www.lane-ag.org .




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