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Carol A. Miles, Travis R. Alexander, Gregory Peck, Suzette P. Galinato, Christopher Gottschalk, and Steve van Nocker

production For apple orchard operations, profitability is influenced by installation and operational costs, fruit yield, and the price of the produce. Case studies in Washington, New York, and Virginia have provided growers with feasibility assessments of

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Sheng Li, Feng Wu, Yongping Duan, Ariel Singerman, and Zhengfei Guan

Bernardino, and Riverside counties. Lopez and Durborow (2015) estimated that even if California aggressively combats HLB, the economic loss will still be $2.2 billion over the next 20 years. Currently, a voluntary area-wide pest management program is in

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Jayesh B. Samtani, Husein A. Ajwa, Rachael E. Goodhue, Oleg Daugovish, Zahanghir Kabir, and Steven A. Fennimore

Regulation, 2010 ). A separate analysis of the VIF and standard films was therefore necessary to assess their individual effects on pests such as weeds. Separate analysis of the tarps also made it possible to determine the economic feasibility of the VIF with

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treatments. Incorporating quantitative measures of spectral reflectance could reduce time and improve precision of data collection when reference plots with adequate range of green cover are present. Non-destructive Assessment of Apple Ripening In a 2-year

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Celina Gómez, Christopher J. Currey, Ryan W. Dickson, Hye-Ji Kim, Ricardo Hernández, Nadia C. Sabeh, Rosa E. Raudales, Robin G. Brumfield, Angela Laury-Shaw, Adam K. Wilke, Roberto G. Lopez, and Stephanie E. Burnett

and liquid waste to supply nutrients for UA is technically feasible, its implementation and technology requires maximum integration to make it economically feasible ( Villarroel Walker et al., 2014 ). Economic Environment Although buying local food

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Margarita Velandia, Karen L. DeLong, Annette Wszelaki, Susan Schexnayder, Christopher Clark, and Kimberly Jensen

associated with the use of PE mulch but also to reduce labor associated with PE mulch removal and disposal activities. The potential labor savings from the use of BDMs are important in farmers’ assessment of the economic feasibility of transitioning from PE

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Gregory E. Frey, Tarik Durmus, Erin O. Sills, Fikret Isik, and Marcus M. Comer

-value timber trees greater opportunity to grow, offers a straightforward economic opportunity for some woodlot owners ( Bruhn and Hall, 2008 ; Gold et al., 2008 ). Oaks ( Quercus sp.), particularly white oak ( Q. alba ), are recognized as preferred species

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Michele R. Warmund

Although early poetry from 1000 to 500 B.C. chronicles Chinese chestnut as an economic crop in northern China, it was introduced into the United States in 1853 ( Keng, 1974 ; McKay and Berry, 1960 ). Early interest in this species was for timber

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Rayane Barcelos Bisi, Ute Albrecht, and Kim D. Bowman

water and water-soluble fertilizer mix of 20N–10P–20K (Peters Professional; The Scotts Company, Marysville, OH), applied with a proportioner at a rate of 400 mg·L −1 N. Seedling assessment. After 80 d, seedling emergence above the soil and number of

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Julian Mendel, Christina Burns, Beatrice Kallifatidis, Edward Evans, Jonathan Crane, Kenneth G. Furton, and DeEtta Mills

alerts, 22 trees progressed to laurel wilt with all the visible symptoms and nine more showed early signs of the disease before the grove was bulldozed. Economic analysis. A simple economic feasibility analysis was performed through calculating the costs