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Jayesh B. Samtani, Husein A. Ajwa, Rachael E. Goodhue, Oleg Daugovish, Zahanghir Kabir, and Steven A. Fennimore

). Improved retention of fumigants in soil under VIF also provides more opportunity for soil degradation of fumigants rather than release into the atmosphere ( Wang and Yates, 1998 ). Use of VIF as a tarp can reduce 1,3-D + Pic needed for effective soil

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Damon E. Abdi and R. Thomas Fernandez

infiltrating through the soil has the potential to transport dissolved compounds through soils. Substantial volumes of runoff are generated from irrigation falling between containers, precipitation, and container leachate, thus contributing to the removal of

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Dana Jokela and Ajay Nair

ended without incorporating residue into the soil, thus leaving a surface mulch into which the subsequent cash crop can be planted. Although much of this research has been conducted on agronomic crops, such as corn and soybeans, more research is needed

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Bernadine C. Strik and Amanda J. Vance

micronutrients based on periodic analyses of soil for pH and nutrients and leaf tissue annually ( Hart et al., 1992 , 2006 ; Krewer et al., 2007 ). Leaf sampling for determination of blueberry plant nutrient status is recommended for the most recent fully

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R. Kasten Dumroese, Douglass F. Jacobs, and Anthony S. Davis

operational cultural conditions, contamination of noninoculated seedlings may have occurred by windborne deposition of soil particles or through transfer by nursery workers, insect vectors, or precipitation/irrigation events. Low doses of fertilizer may

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Luis A. Ribera, Marco A. Palma, Mechel Paggi, Ronald Knutson, Joseph G. Masabni, and Juan Anciso

standards being used in the produce industry and analyzes the specific costs incurred by the produce industry when these microbiological contamination incidents occur. Moreover, compliance costs for new food safety standards were also estimated through a

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Giorgio Gianquinto, Francesco Orsini, Paolo Sambo, and Matilde Paino D'Urzo

, as well as increased nitrate accumulation, susceptibility to diseases, and contributing to environmental contamination ( Chen et al., 2004 ; Crawford, 1995 ). Thus, several studies of crop N requirement have been carried out ( Kage et al., 2002

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James E. Altland, M. Gabriela Buamscha, and Donald A. Horneck

) determined the relationship between pH and nutrient availability in organic soils. They concluded that the ideal pH range (in terms of total nutrient availability) to be pH 5.5 to 5.8 for wood-sedge soils and pH 5.0 for sphagnum peat soils. They further

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Olya Rysin, Amanda McWhirt, Gina Fernandez, Frank J. Louws, and Michelle Schroeder-Moreno

Maintaining soil quality continues to be a key challenge to the sustainability of strawberry plasticulture production systems. This challenge to soil quality is particularly strong in the southeastern United States where warm temperatures can lead

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Bruce W. Wood

deficiency in crops resulting from either excessive supplemental fertilization with certain trace metals and/or cropping on mineralized soils relatively rich in these metals. Pecan trees growing in commercial orchards, yards, gardens, and nurseries often