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Togo Shinohara, Shinsuke Agehara, Kil Sun Yoo, and Daniel I. Leskovar

some modifications (i.e., fertilization, plasticulture, and within-plant spacing) aimed at optimizing growth and productivity. Two-month-old artichoke seedlings ‘Imperial Star’ were transplanted to soil beds (≈2.03 m between rows, ≈0.91 m within row

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Zachary Stansell, Thomas Björkman, Sandra Branham, David Couillard, and Mark W. Farnham

predictive of overall quality to develop a relative-importance model reduced to an optimized subset of the measured traits (e.g., index 5). Leaps results ( Table 4 ) indicated that 78% of variance in overall quality was explained by four predictor variables

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Daniela Farinelli, Pierluigi Pierantozzi, and Assunta Maria Palese

well-known pattern in olive to produce drupes containing only one seed with a closed endocarp as the dispersal unit to optimize the plant’s investment in seedling survival was also confirmed in the four mother cultivars studied. In fact, 70.2% and 73

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Emillie M. Skinner, Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez, Sharad C. Phatak, Harry H. Schomberg, and William Vencill

with crops that tolerate the allelochemicals from sunnhemp, resulting in optimization of the rotation effects. Further work is needed to verify these results under field conditions. Literature Cited Adler, M.J. Chase, C.A. 2007 Comparison of the

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Anita Solar, Jerneja Jakopič, Robert Veberič, and Franci Štampar

rejuvenated annual shoots in ‘Franquette’ mother trees. Further research is needed to optimize the terms of application. Concentrations of ProCa, needed for effective shoot growth control, are affected by location and climate as well as cultivar response

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Jennifer K. Boldt

forecasted weather conditions to achieve a set mean daily temperature ( Dieleman et al., 2005 ). However, for greenhouses that are not equipped with environmental control systems, one possible energy-efficient alternative is to optimize the growing

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Neo Edwin Nyakane, Moosa Mahmood Sedibe, and Elisha Markus

accumulation within rose geranium plants. However, agronomic attributes (plant height and chlorophyll content) and mineral composition (stem-N) were optimized when approximately equal proportions of Ca and Mg were applied in combination with exposure to an MF

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Brent Rowell and Mar Lar Soe

, 2012 ). Component testing Although the 2009 tests resulted in a better functioning system that could be optimized for uniformity using different arrangements of mains and submains, further studies were required. In the interim, our 2009 results were

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Joshua K. Craver, Krishna S. Nemali, and Roberto G. Lopez

study conducted by Banerjee and Adenaeuer (2014) , the authors discuss that while vertical, indoor production applications are possible, extensive research regarding production techniques is still required to optimize these systems. With an increased

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Corinne F.J. Rutzke, Alan G. Taylor, and Ralph L. Obendorf

understood. The current work was conducted to optimize ANA ratio test protocol by determining optimal water concentration for test samples. In addition, characterization of ethanol production at different levels of seed quality, seed integrity, seed water