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B. Sanden, L. Wu, J.P. Mitchell, L. Pan, and R. Strohman

51 POSTER SESSION 2E (Abstr. 109–114) Water Utilization & Management—Cross-commodity

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Larry A. Rupp, Richard M. Anderson, James Klett, Stephen L. Love, Jerry Goodspeed, and JayDee Gunnell

The response to drought within regions of the United States has revealed a tendency to reduce the quality of landscaping in the name of water conservation ( Hartin et al., 2017 ; Kuznia, 2015 ; Reid and Oki, 2013 ). Given that in many urban areas

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Peter Alem, Paul A. Thomas, and Marc W. van Iersel

were grown in a glass-covered greenhouse in Athens, GA, without supplemental lighting or black cloth application. The plants were fertigated with a water-soluble fertilizer (Peters Miracle Gro Excel 15-5-15 Cal-Mag; 15N–2.2P–12.5K; Scotts, Marysville

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Keisha Rose-Harvey, Kevin J. McInnes, and James C. Thomas

size distribution of gravel that can be used and it allows the use of synthetic drainage structures designed to transmit more water per unit depth than does gravel. Although use of geotextiles offers this and other advantages ( McInnes and Thomas, 2011

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Christine Schumann, Henrik Jürgen Schlegel, Eckhard Grimm, Moritz Knoche, and Alexander Lang

Many soft and fleshy fruit crack on exposure of the fruit to surface water. Osmotic water uptake that occurs along a gradient in water potential between the surface water on the fruit and the water inside the fruit is thought to be causal. The water

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Erin J. Yafuso and Paul R. Fisher

In container substrates, moisture level and substrate porosity affect oxygen supply to roots. Oxygen can be supplied to roots either as a gas present in air-filled pores or as DO in water. In atmospheric air, oxygen is at 20.9%, equivalent to 274 mg

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Tatiana Borisova and Pilar Useche

Population growth, droughts, and saltwater intrusion are adding growing pressure on finite water sources, even in water-rich eastern states such as Florida. Despite an average annual rainfall of 55 inches ( Marella, 2009 ), the Natural Resources

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M. Raeini-Sarjaz and N.N. Barthakur

132 ORAL SESSION 41 (Abstr. 306–313) Water Stress–Utilization/Cross-commodity

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Marc W. van Iersel, Matthew Chappell, and John D. Lea-Cox

Although irrigation control in ornamental production is commonly achieved with timers and/or with the experiential judgment of an irrigation manager, such methods are unlikely to provide water when needed and in the amount required by the crop

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Gregory S. Hendricks, Sanjay Shukla, Kent E. Cushman, Thomas A. Obreza, Fritz M. Roka, Kenneth M. Portier, and Eugene J. McAvoy

]. Watermelon production is concentrated in southern Florida where many growers use seepage irrigation with or without raised beds and plastic mulch. Seepage irrigation involves raising the water table to provide moisture to the root zone through upflux. The