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Daniel Rowley, Brent L. Black, Dan Drost, and Dillon Feuz

manipulate temperature and extend the growing season for many crops, including flowers ( Rasmussen and White, 2006 ), vegetables ( Orzolek et al., 2006 ), and small fruits, including strawberries ( Demchak, 2009 ; Demchak et al., 2006 ). By extending the

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Charlene M. Grahn, Chris Benedict, Tom Thornton, and Carol Miles

), therefore, there is a need to identify cultivars that are well suited to extended season production. In the spring growing season, cultivars had higher marketable weight and shorter DTH than in the fall season. These results are similar to those of other

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Sanjun Gu, Wenjing Guan, and John E. Beck

( Fernandez et al., 2001 ; Poling, 1993 ). Two or three different strawberry cultivars are often grown to extend the harvest season. A typical mix includes June-bearing cultivars Chandler, Camarosa, and Sweet Charlie ( Poling et al., 2005 ), which were

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Abbas Lafta, Thomas Turini, German V. Sandoya, and Beiquan Mou

May planting compared with that in March. The percentage increases were 37%, 24%, 20%, 15%, 10%, 10%, and 9%, respectively, for each of the cultivars. This suggests that the planting season for some cultivars can be extended from March to May in the

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Kurt B. Waldman, David S. Conner, John A. Biernbaum, Michael W. Hamm, and Adam D. Montri

difficult to measure time increments. Also, many crops (as many as five) are often cultivated in succession in a single location over the course of 1 year. The traditional outdoor growing season in Michigan is April through September, so the extended season

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Héctor Germán Rodríguez, Jennie Popp, Michael Thomsen, Heather Friedrich, and Curt R. Rom

, personal communication), this analysis focused on the earlier Prime-Jan ® cultivar. Strik et al. (2008) and Thompson et al. (2009) described management techniques to maximize yield and extend the fruiting season of primocane-fruiting blackberry under a

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Daniel Rowley, Brent L. Black, Dan Drost, and Dillon Feuz

Handley, 1998 ; Pritts and Dale, 1989 ). In many production areas including the northeast United States, day-neutral cultivars are increasingly being used to extend the growing season and produce strawberries throughout the summer. Day-neutral plants are

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Juming Zhang, Michael Richardson, Douglas Karcher, John McCalla, Jingwen Mai, and Hanfu Luo

initiating and promoting growth. Planting warm-season grasses later in the growing season can increase the risk of winter injury ( Musser and Perkins, 1969 ) and also extend the grow-in period into a second season. Sprigged cultivars of bermudagrass can yield

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Suzanne O’Connell and Robert Tate

organic growing efforts; and be productive on limited amounts of land, amplify season extension opportunities, or both ( Carey et al., 2009 ; Lamont, 2009 ; O’Connell et al., 2012 ). Since 2010, competitive cost-share programs administered by the Natural

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William J. Lamont Jr

used to extend the growing season by creating a warmer environment for crop growth ( Jiang et al., 2004 ; Wells, 1998 ), while in the tropical regions of the world, high tunnels also extend the growing season by permitting crop production during the