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Anish Malladi and Jacqueline K. Burns

, stress-related, or environmental cues and result in positive or negative effects on the source or target tissues. An understanding of long-distance communication is essential to predict the effect of environmental and developmental cues on plant response

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Natalia Falagán, Francisco Artés, Perla A. Gómez, Francisco Artés-Hernández, Alejandro Pérez-Pastor, Jose M. de la Rosa, and Encarna Aguayo

( Chalmers et al., 1981 ; Domínguez et al., 2012 ; Goldhamer, 1989 ). The design of these RDI strategies implies the study of crop responses to water stress while maintaining high-quality parameters in plants and products. Previous research has shown that

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James J. Luby and Douglas V. Shaw

summary, a breeder of a horticultural food crop can always expect to deal with the necessity of improving multiple traits. These will likely include traits related to yield and quality as well as tolerance of diseases, pests, and abiotic stresses. Many of

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Cary L. Rivard and Frank J. Louws

Profitable heirloom tomato production is a major challenge in the southeast as a result of weathered soil structure, abiotic stress, and diseases caused by foliar and soilborne plant pathogens. Diseases caused by pathogens such as Fusarium

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Martin J. Bukovac, Paolo Sabbatini, Franco Zucconi, and Phillip G. Schwallier

masting, defined as intermittent production of large crops of fruit/seed by a population, in forest trees. Both have similar characteristics and have been studied extensively. In forest trees, masting has significant ecological implications on dynamics of

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Dario Mantovani, Adolfo Rosati, and Domenico Perrone

abiotic stress. Moreover, in developed countries, new and niche products often have good markets. One such crop is a wild asparagus species ( Asparagus acutifolius L.), a perennial herbaceous plant with spears that have been used in the Mediterranean area

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Furn-Wei Lin, Kuan-Hung Lin, Chun-Wei Wu, Yu-Sen Chang, Kuan-Hung Lin, and Chun-Wei Wu

water stress and restrict irrigation in the most resistant crop phases ( Galindo et al., 2018 ; Marsal et al., 2016 ). It is particularly useful in areas where water is drastically restricted during summer months because of severe drought or priorities

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Ida Di Mola, Youssef Rouphael, Giuseppe Colla, Massimo Fagnano, Roberta Paradiso, and Mauro Mori

interacting parameters such as the growing environment, species or cultivars as well as the salt concentration, source, and the time of exposure of the stress ( Rouphael et al., 2012a , 2017a ). Lettuce ( Lactuca sativa L.) is a major salad crop from the

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Esmaeil Fallahi, Denise Neilsen, Gerry H. Neilsen, Bahar Fallahi, and Bahman Shafii

requirement. At the beginning of each season (approximately mid-May), the soil profile was watered to saturation in all irrigation systems. After the initial irrigation, water requirements were determined by calculating ETc (crop evapotranspiration) where ETc

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Rukundo Placide, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Daphrose Gahakwa

change aggravates the biotic and abiotic stresses on food crops ( Tester and Langridge, 2010 ). These environmental changes will negatively affect crop production and food security. Therefore, novel mitigation strategies are required to boost crop