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Tim R. Pannkuk, Jacqueline A. Aitkenhead-Peterson, Kurt Steinke, James C. Thomas, David R. Chalmers, and Richard H. White

caused by leaching. For example, one way of minimizing groundwater contamination by nitrate is by maintaining a vigorous turfgrass cover ( Jiang et al., 2000 ). Landscape plants not only provide aesthetic appeal and improve groundwater recharge in urban

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Richard O. Carey, George J. Hochmuth, Christopher J. Martinez, Treavor H. Boyer, Vimala D. Nair, Michael D. Dukes, Gurpal S. Toor, Amy L. Shober, John L. Cisar, Laurie E. Trenholm, and Jerry B. Sartain

environmental values. Landscape plants such as ornamental species are also associated with increasingly urbanized environments ( Amador et al., 2007 ; Hipp et al., 1993 ; Shober et al., 2010 ). Plant nutrients, such as N and P, are required for the growth and

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Roger Kjelgren, Lixue Wang, and Daryl Joyce

al., 2006 , Kjelgren et al., 2000 ). Water-wise landscaping can maintain acceptable appearance during drought when designed with more drought-tolerant plants than turf and when irrigation is zoned by plant water needs ( Mee et al., 2003

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Amy L. Shober, Kimberly A. Moore, Nancy G. West, Christine Wiese, Gitta Hasing, Geoffrey Denny, and Gary W. Knox

in a clay loam soil increased as N increased in the first growing season ( Schulte and Whitcomb, 1975 ). Similarly, Lloyd et al. (2006) reported that tree growth during the first year after planting into the landscape was positively correlated with

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Susan S. Barton, Rebecca S. Pineo, and Leslie Carter

University campuses provide an excellent opportunity to research and demonstrate sustainable landscape practices. Most campuses include significant land resources, a variety of building types, and diverse plantings. University campuses must be

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Carter M. Westerhold, Samuel Wortman, Kim Todd, and Douglas Golick

of these factors ( Hülsmann et al., 2015 ). Although most of this land is private, Helfand et al. (2006) suggest that many homeowners are willing to have their landscapes take on an ecological role by adopting practices such as planting native

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Chad T. Miller

The objective of horticulture plant identification courses is to assist students in learning many different plant species. There is a significant amount of information that can be disseminated in those courses. The HORT 375 Landscape Plants II

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Marco A. Velástegui Andrade and Roger A. Hinson

). By leading channels, 25.9% of growers' sales were to the rewholesaler channel behind only the landscaper channel at 33.9%. In some states, rewholesaler was the channel most used for sales of ornamental plants. From 1998 to 2003, sales to rewholesalers

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Haifeng Xing, Julie Hershkowitz, Asmita Paudel, Youping Sun, Ji Jhong Chen, Xin Dai, and Matthew Chappell

common in landscape irrigation. Although reclaimed water contains nutrients essential for plant growth ( Niu and Rodriguez, 2006 ), it also possesses chemicals [e.g., sodium chloride (NaCl)] that accumulate in the soil and can be detrimental to some taxa

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Kimberly A. Moore, Amy L. Shober, Edward F. Gilman, Christine Wiese, S. Michelle Scheiber, Maria Paz, and Meghan M. Brennan

Management District, 2008 ; St. Johns River Water Management District, 2008 ). These restrictions are imposed despite suggestions that plants installed into the landscape from 3-gal nursery containers require 6 to 12 months to become fully established