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Jeffrey R. Pieper, Rebecca Nelson Brown, and José A. Amador

United States is managed with conservation tillage methods ( Horowitz et al., 2010 ), but vegetable growers continue to rely on conventional tillage for bed preparation and weed control, particularly on diverse, high-intensity market farms ( Magdoff and

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Ahmad Shah Mohammadi, Elizabeth T. Maynard, Ricky E. Foster, Daniel S. Egel, and Kevin T. McNamara

natural beetle populations immediately after transplanting with a spun-bonded rowcover (17 g·m −2 and 1.8 m wide; Robert Marvel Plastic Mulch, Annaville, PA) supported by wire hoops. Beetles were collected from Silverthorne Farm, in Rossville, IN, and

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Julie M. Tarara, Bernardo Chaves, and Bernadine C. Strik

materials. The primary purposes of using grow tubes over grapevines are to accelerate shoot growth, minimize herbicide damage, reduce disease incidence ( Hall and Mahaffee, 2001 ), and protect new transplants from high winds. Tube bases often are pushed into

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Steven A. Fennimore, Frank N. Martin, Thomas C. Miller, Janet C. Broome, Nathan Dorn, and Ian Greene

with both the steam treatments and also the non-treated controls. Nitrate-to-ammonium ratios fluctuated over 8 weeks, ranging from high levels 10 d after treatments at the TCR site but reducing by the time of transplanting for steam + MSM at SJR and for

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S.M. Scheiber and Richard C. Beeson, Jr

Osmocote only lasts ≈4 months in central Florida during the summer ( Beeson, 1996 ). At 1 month after transplant (MAT), marked differences in shoot growth were observed between lysimeter and field growth. Differences were attributed to unseasonably high

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Dewayne L. Ingram

gate and from the farm gate to transplanting in a landscape site. The impact of the use phase and end-of-life phase was also assessed. Methods and Materials The functional unit was defined as a field-grown, spade-dug colorado blue spruce with a height

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Julie M. Tarara, Bernardo Chaves, and Bernadine C. Strik

and Mahaffee, 2001 ; Munnell, 2003 ). The primary purposes of using grow tubes are to accelerate trunk growth, minimize herbicide damage, reduce disease incidence ( Hall and Mahaffee, 2001 ), and protect transplants from high winds. There is not an

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above those regarded as best management application rates. As a side project, a study was carried out in field, to further explore the growth response of Romaine lettuce to very high rates of phosphorus nutrition. Transplants were planted on double row

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Syuan-You Lin and Shinsuke Agehara

GA 4 , have important roles in the regulation of dormancy release in many perennial crops ( Horvath et al., 2003 ; Ionescu et al., 2016 ). The high efficacy of exogenous GA to induce budbreak of fruit and nut crops has been reported for sweet cherry

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Mary Ann D. Maquilan, Dominick C. Padilla, Donald W. Dickson, and Bala Rathinasabapathi

summer and fall. Because they thrive in warm, moist soils that occur in plasticulture systems for the production of high-value vegetable crops such as tomato and pepper, soil fumigation is considered an essential component in such intensive vegetable