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Raymond Kruse and Ajay Nair

Depending on their production systems and markets, vegetable growers can grow crops that either occupy an entire growing season or a few months of the growing season. In a late-planted fall vegetable production system where no other cash crop

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Yingqian Lin, Alexa R. Wilson, and Pascal Nzokou

, eventually leading to loss of productivity for the target crop ( Juo et al., 1995 ). Conversely, using groundcovers can bring several potential advantages to the sustainability of intensive forestry and agricultural production systems. Groundcovers can

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Rachel E. Rudolph, Thomas W. Walters, Lisa W. DeVetter, and Inga A. Zasada

An important component for the sustainable production of red raspberry in the Pacific northwestern United States [PNW (includes Washington and Oregon)] is the use of winter cover crops before establishing the next planting. Because of the limited

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Manpreet Singh, Rupinder Kaur Saini, Sukhbir Singh, and Sat Pal Sharma

). However, there is still an opportunity to devise more cultural and irrigation strategies to make production systems more water-efficient and sustainable. The crop yields are generally highest with optimal water application, but crops can adapt and produce

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Ellen T. Paparozzi

season extension through high tunnels, increased shipping costs and consumer support for local and sustainable food production, the logical next step is the production of more food crops in greenhouses. A greenhouse or heated high tunnel offers growers

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Tim D. Davis, Eric M. Bost, and Carmen N. Byce

, 2016 ) are helping to achieve the goal of improved water management by helping farmers better understand how to efficiently use drip irrigation for fruit and vegetable production. More such work is needed to achieve sustainable crop production. In

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Heidi A. Kratsch, James A. Schrader, Kenneth G. McCabe, Gowrishankar Srinivasan, David Grewell, and William R. Graves

cannot be considered sustainable because they are made of fossil-based resources and are nonbiodegradable. In the United States, the container-crops industry produces over 4 billion container/plant units per year and uses over 1.6 billion pounds of

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James A. Schrader, Christopher J. Currey, Nicholas J. Flax, David Grewell, and William R. Graves

effectiveness of biopolymer horticultural products for sustainable production of quality greenhouse crops, and demonstrate for the first time the effectiveness of pelletized biopolymer fertilizer for providing nutrients to plants in a garden setting ( Table 1

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Judith Pozo, Juan E. Álvaro, Isidro Morales, Josefa Requena, Tommaso La Malfa, Pilar C. Mazuela, and Miguel Urrestarazu

be achieved for their manufacture. This work aims to physically, physical–chemically, and chemically characterize a local sustainable volcanic rock substrate and to agronomically evaluate its use in three vegetable crops compared with the commercially

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Rachel E. Rudolph, Carl Sams, Robert Steiner, Stephen H. Thomas, Stephanie Walker, and Mark E. Uchanski

fumigants are needed. Biofumigants are a type of cover crop that, in addition to other soil benefits, have the ability to suppress soilborne pathogens including fungi or nematodes ( Kirkegaard et al., 1999 ). Biofumigation is a sustainable method of soil