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of the Illinois Budding Plant and Pot Plant Schools. Professor Carbonneau was a highly respected coach of the Collegiate Floral Crop Quality and Evaluation Competition sponsored by Pi Alpha Xi. He was a member and adviser to several professional and

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inoculation in the greenhouse. CESSATION OF BLOOM DURING HIGH TEMPERATURES INFLUENCES MARKETING SEASON FOR SPECIALTY FLORAL CROPS High temperatures reduce the flowering performance of some specialty floral crops; therefore, these species

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Beatrice Nesi, Debora Trinchello, Sara Lazzereschi, Antonio Grassotti, and Barbara Ruffoni

Lilies have become the most important floral crop in Italy in the last 20 years and this has created a need to produce high-quality, healthy bulbs free from virus. More than one hundred million lily bulbs are imported from abroad every year, so the

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David J. Norman and Jianjun Chen

dry and limit spread between plants. Xanthomonas leaf spot of poinsettia ( Euphorbia pulcherrima ) is another important floral crop disease. It was first described in India in 1951 ( Patel et al., 1951 ) and has since been found in nearly every country

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Dewayne L. Ingram, Timothy A. Woods, Wuyang Hu, and Susmitha S. Nambuthiri

transplant into the landscape and reduced the requirement for plastic recycling or disposal. A study of the willingness of U.S. floral crop growers to adopt practices perceived to be more sustainable revealed that although growers had positive attitudes

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Paul V. Nelson, Cheon-Young Song, Jinsheng Huang, Carl E. Niedziela Jr., and William H. Swallow

concentrations. Both variables were found to increase with increasing tissue P concentrations greatly above the minimum critical tissue P levels of 0.25% to 0.30% of dry weight reported for general floral crops during mid- to late stages of production ( Dole and

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Johanna Del Castillo Múnera and Mary K. Hausbeck

Methods Isolate selection and inoculum preparation. Isolates were selected from the collection of Pythium spp. previously isolated from various greenhouse floral crops in Michigan and maintained in the laboratory of M.K. Hausbeck at Michigan State

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Yin-Tung Wang

Potted orchids have become one of the most important potted floral crop in the United States with a wholesale value of $144 million in 2005 ( USDA, 2006 ) and worldwide ( Wang, 2004 ), particularly the hybrid Phalaenopsis . Young plants of

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Edward E. Carey, Lewis Jett, William J. Lamont Jr, Terrance T. Nennich, Michael D. Orzolek, and Kimberly A. Williams

92 95 Wiediger, P. Wiediger, A. 2003 Walking to spring Au Naturel Farm Smiths Grove, KY Wien, H.C. 2009 Floral crop production in high tunnels HortTechnology 19 56 60 Wittwer, S.H. 1993 Worldwide use of plastics in horticultural production

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Bridget K. Behe, Jennifer H. Dennis, Charles R. Hall, Alan W. Hodges, and Robin G. Brumfield

Statistics Service, 2007a ). Floral crops included bedding and garden plants ($1.79 bn), potted flowering plants ($630 mn), potted herbaceous perennials ($507 mn), foliage plants ($543 mn), cut flowers ($411 mn), propagation materials ($363 mn), flowering