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Krishna Nemali and Marc W. van Iersel

mechanisms that help bedding plants cope with drought stress. Bedding plants comprise an important sector of the U.S. greenhouse industry with sales estimated at ≈$1.86 billion in 2015 ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2015 ). Drought conditions can be more

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Nichole F. Edelman, Bethany A. Kaufman, and Michelle L. Jones

concentrations. A comparative study was conducted in mature plants using a modified version of the screening protocols described by Woltering (1987) . These initial studies focused on evaluating ethylene sensitivity in popular bedding plant species. Materials

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Diane M. Camberato, James J. Camberato, and Roberto G. Lopez

Potted annual bedding and garden plants represented a $1.33 billion wholesale value in the 15 top-producing states [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2012] . New varieties have been released at a rapid rate motivated by the 48% market share

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S. Christopher Marble, Jeff L. Sibley, Charles H. Gilliam, and H. Allen Torbert

fertilizer source for bedding plants at various rates in comparison with commercially available inorganic fertilizers for two commonly used landscape annual bedding species, ‘Quartz Scarlet’ verbena and ‘Celebrity Red’ petunia, in regard to plant growth and

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Yanjun Guo, Terri Starman, and Charles Hall

The wholesale value of bedding and garden plants was $1.86 billion in 2015, which was 44% of the total wholesale value of floriculture crops in the United States, thus making bedding and garden plants the largest crop segment in this industry

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Richard O. Kelly, Zhanao Deng, and Brent K. Harbaugh

Petunia is considered to be the first cultivated bedding plant. It is the product of complex breeding begun in the 19th century that used two South American species with white ( Petunia axillaris ) and purple flowers ( Petunia integrifolia

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Matthew G. Blanchard and Erik S. Runkle

Controlling height of bedding plants can be one of the most difficult challenges for commercial greenhouse growers. Plant growth regulators (PGRs) often are used to inhibit stem elongation and to limit final plant height. Several techniques are

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Robert D. Wright, Brian E. Jackson, Michael C. Barnes, and Jake F. Browder

component to produce vinca ( Fain et al., 2008 ). Understanding the survival and landscape performance of plants grown in PTS is important before PTS can be used for landscape bedding plant production. Previous research describing the post

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Erin J. Yafuso and Paul R. Fisher

production of bedding plants are lacking, potential positive effects could include increased root or total growth and root health. Our objective was to evaluate whether oxygenation of irrigation water affected plant growth and substrate DO levels during 1

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Christopher J. Currey, Roberto G. Lopez, and Neil S. Mattson

Greenhouse bedding plant production begins in mid-to-late winter and early spring in temperate northern latitudes when ambient outdoor air temperatures and photosynthetic daily light integrals (DLI) are at seasonally low levels. During this time