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William B. Evans, Kenneth W. Hood, Keri L. Paridon, and Peter M. Hudson

Oral Session 1—Organic Horticulture Moderator: Matthew D. Kleinhenz 18 July 2005, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Ballroom H

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Jonathan Ebba, Ryan W. Dickson, Paul R. Fisher, Crysta N. Harris, Todd Guerdat, and Sofia Flores

cost are among the top four issues for the United States floriculture industry. The objective of the first experiment was to compare strategies using WSF, CRF, and organic slow-release fertilizers (SRF) to provide adequate nutrition during both

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Paolo Benincasa, Marcello Guiducci, and Francesco Tei

) (i.e., soil mineral N at crop establishment), N from soil organic matter (SOM), and N from crop residues; and f S = recovery factor for N S . The two recovery factors are required because soil-N and fertilizer-N may be differently available in time

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Dong Sik Yang, Svoboda V. Pennisi, Ki-Cheol Son, and Stanley J. Kays

outdoor air ( Wolkoff and Nielsen, 2001 ; Zabiegała, 2006 ) and have increased as a result of the lower gas exchange rates of newer, more energy-efficient buildings ( Cohen, 1996 ). Indoor air pollutants include volatile organic compounds (VOCs

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Michel R. Wiman, Elizabeth M. Kirby, David M. Granatstein, and Thomas P. Sullivan

minimize habitat for rodent pests. In organic orchards, this is commonly achieved by cultivation, which can degrade soil health and organic matter, damage roots, and compromise future tree performance ( Granatstein et al., in press ; Merwin and Stiles

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Dong Sik Yang, Ki-Cheol Son, and Stanley J. Kays

The use of ornamental plants in interiorscapes is increasingly being studied for their ability to remove volatile organic compounds, thereby improving the air quality of indoor environments ( Kim et al., 2008 ; Yoo et al., 2006 ). Deterioration of

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Elsa S. Sánchez and Heather D. Karsten

Nutrient management on organic farms can be challenging ( Clark et al., 1999 ; Pimentel et al., 2005 ) for two main reasons. First, typical organic nutrient management strategies include the use of compost, manures, other organic amendments, and

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Ariana P. Torres and Maria I. Marshall

The total dollars of sales of organic certified foods have steadily increased over the last decade. The 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic survey report showed that fruits and vegetables remain the top two sectors of organic food

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Michele Bakacs, Amy Rowe, William T. Hlubik, and Jan Zientek

Increasingly in New Jersey and the surrounding region, lawn and land care professionals are offering organic options to their clientele. This may be because of a number of reasons. The organic food industry is one of the fastest growing agricultural

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Gary R. Cline, John D. Sedlacek, Steve L. Hillman, Sharon K. Parker, and Anthony F. Silvernail

but are precluded from use in organic production ( Rowell et al., 2002 ). Production of organically grown vegetables is increasing, and new effective organic management practices for cucumber beetles are needed due to the limitations of current