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Sara Melito, Angela Fadda, Emma Rapposelli, and Maurizio Mulas

candidate cultivar selections analyzed showed high positive correlations (Pearson; P < 0.0001) among leaf (length and width) and internodes (length and number) ( Table 3 ). Those findings were useful to confirm the effectiveness of the phenotypic selection

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Kellie J. Walters and Christopher J. Currey

objectives of our research were to quantify and characterize growth of basil species and cultivars grown in NFT and DFT hydroponic systems. Materials and methods Basil cultivar selection. Seeds of 35 cultivars of basil, which represented several species, were

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Shengrui Yao, Steve Guldan, Robert Flynn, and Carlos Ochoa

‘Chandler’ on 22 June 2013. However, cultivar selection is still the number one choice for managing leaf chlorosis, like it is with other crops ( Goos and Johnson, 2000 ). Yield. In 2013, severe late frosts damaged the primary berries and some secondary

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Tingting Zhao, Dawei Li, Lulu Li, Fei Han, Xiaoli Liu, Peng Zhang, Meiyan Chen, and Caihong Zhong

. Because of China’s fluctuating climate and diverse environment ( Luedeling, 2012 ), the appropriate chilling requirements of kiwifruit cultivars are essential for cultivar selection and cultivation. The objectives of this study were to 1) determine

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Andrea R. Garfinkel and Karen L. Panter

harvest and stem length mean that careful cultivar selection throughout the year is essential to maximize production efficiency and profit margins for growers who do not have access to or choose not to use photoperiodic controls. For example, a grower may

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Cari A. Schmitz, Matthew D. Clark, James J. Luby, James M. Bradeen, Yingzhu Guan, Katherine Evans, Benjamin Orcheski, Susan Brown, Sujeet Verma, and Cameron Peace

and characterize quantitative trait loci (QTL) than would be had if each program conducted a smaller, isolated study. A reference germplasm set of 467 individual genotypes including cultivars, selections, and seedlings was identified as part of the

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Bridget K. Behe, Melinda Knuth, Charles R. Hall, Patricia T. Huddleston, and R. Thomas Fernandez

communication strategies that emphasize cultivar selection for low inputs, including water. It would appear that the industry does not need to convince individuals with high water conservation involvement that plants are important, nor do they need to promote

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Michela Centinari, Maria S. Smith, and Jason P. Londo

), and sweet cherry ( Kappel, 2010 ) trees. In addition to cultivar selection, growers can adopt other frost protection methods to reduce the risk of spring freeze injury. Frost protection methods have been developed to either modify microclimate

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Brian A. Mitchell, Mark E. Uchanski, and Adriane Elliott

cluster pruning controlled environments. Cultivar selection is a critical component for growers who are concerned about the maximization of yield, the fresh market appeal of their products, and the general performance (e.g., pest and disease resistance

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Brian A. Kahn and William G. McGlynn

a deciding factor in cultivar selection, we would recommend conducting color tests on cooked bean pods as well as the raw product. Sensory panel results indicated that panelists were able to make subjective distinctions among the cultivars based on