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Steven A. Sargent, Adrian D. Berry, Jeffrey G. Williamson, and James W. Olmstead

yielding, southern highbush blueberry cultivars grown in low-chill regions in the United States were considered too susceptible to mechanical injury to be MH ( Takeda et al., 2008 ). Currently, southern highbush blueberries are MH only late in the season

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Esendugue Greg Fonsah, Gerard Krewer, Kerry Harrison, and Michael Bruorton

Southern highbush blueberries have become an important fruit crop in Georgia. They ripen much earlier than the rabbiteye blueberry ( Vaccinium ashei ) during a potentially lucrative market window in April and May in southern Georgia, but have

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Wendy L. Wilber and Jeffrey G. Williamson

; Williamson and Lyrene 2004b ). Many new southern highbush blueberry (SHB) plantings in the southeastern United States are grown in pine bark beds that are 15 to 20 cm deep and of varying widths rather than in the underlying soil ( Williamson et al., 2006

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Bielinski M. Santos and Teresa P. Salame-Donoso

). Southern highbush blueberry farms are disseminated throughout Florida from the northern border with Georgia (lat. 30°33′N) to the southwest region (lat. 26°38′N), which comprises most of the cool temperature areas in late fall, winter, and early spring

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D. Scott NeSmith

Southern highbush blueberries ( Vaccinium sp.) continue to increase in importance in Georgia and across the southern United States. Growers are interested in early ripening varieties and are especially keen to find southern highbush varieties with

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Mark K. Ehlenfeldt and Bryan T. Vinyard

Burkholder, C.L. 1936 December pruning in 1935 results in severe injury to Jonathan and Stayman trees at Lafayette, Indiana Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 33 49 51 Clark, J.R. Moore, J.N. Draper, A.D. 1996 ‘Ozarkblue’ southern highbush blueberry HortScience 31

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Dario J. Chavez and Paul M. Lyrene

blueberry cultivars, seedlings with variable morphology and high fertility were obtained ( Lyrene, 1997 ). All selections from the southern highbush blueberry program at Gainesville, FL, have V. darrowii in their pedigree ( Sharpe and Sherman, 1971

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Christopher S. Imler, Camila I. Arzola, and Gerardo H. Nunez

= 0.06). Fig. 1. Rhizosphere pH of ‘Emerald’ southern highbush blueberry plants grown in a complete nutrient solution containing 5 m m NO 3 – (dashed lines) or 5 m m NH 4 + (solid lines). Fresh nutrient solution at pH 5.5 was delivered every week

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Kendra M. Blaker and James W. Olmstead

., 2011 ; Sato et al., 2006 ; Tong et al., 1999 ). Crisp fruit texture has been described in the southern highbush blueberry cultivars, Bluecrisp, Dolores, Reveille, and Sweetcrisp, and the northern highbush blueberry cultivar Hortblue Poppins ( Clark

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Anish Malladi, Tripti Vashisth, and Lisa Klima Johnson

potential of ethephon and MeJa to induce fruit detachment in rabbiteye and southern highbush blueberry. To address this objective, the effects of different concentrations of ethephon and MeJa on fruit abscission and FDF were evaluated in multiple blueberry