Search Results

You are looking at 31 - 40 of 45 items for :

  • "alternative production" x
  • Refine by Access: All x
Clear All
Full access

Matthew D. Stevens, John D. Lea-Cox, Brent L. Black, and Judith A. Abbott

frequently cropped over multiple years and thus is not a true annual system. A third system, the advanced matted row (AMR), has been developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Beltsville, MD, as a potential alternative production

Free access

Jialin Yu, Nathan S. Boyd, and Zhengfei Guan

markets, and increased production costs ( Suh et al., 2017 ). The combination of increased production costs, lower prices, and volatile markets threatens the industry. The situation suggests that an alternative production system that increases grower

Free access

Dewayne L. Ingram, Charles R. Hall, and Joshua Knight

horticultural crops ( Betz et al., 2012 ). Natural gas and electricity prices for the north Atlantic region were established as $0.151/m 3 and $0.0827/kWh, respectively ( U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2017 ). Alternative production strategies were

Free access

James R. Ballington, Barclay Poling, and Kerry Olive

and winter production of strawberries may be technically feasible ( Fernandez and Ballington, 2003 ), there have not been any economic analyses reported in the literature for alternative production systems in the midsouth. An economic analysis is

Free access

Matthew D. Stevens, Brent L. Black, John D. Lea-Cox, Ali M. Sadeghi, Jennifer Harman-Fetcho, Emy Pfeil, Peter Downey, Randy Rowland, and Cathleen J. Hapeman

Protocol of 1985 ( http://www.epa.gov/ozone/intpol/index.html ) and the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 ( http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/laws/fqpa/ ), prompting the development of alternative production strategies to manage these pest

Open access

Theekshana C. Jayalath, George E. Boyhan, Elizabeth L. Little, Robert I. Tate, and Suzanne O’Connell

lettuce; however, as is typical of the Southeast region, unpredictable weather patterns, heat, and humidity can make crop production challenging. Alternative production techniques such as high tunnels may help growers mitigate unfavorable climate and

Free access

Aline Coelho Frasca, Monica Ozores-Hampton, John Scott, and Eugene McAvoy

fruit quality ( McAvoy and Ozores-Hampton, 2011 ). CGH tomatoes, which are determinate plants with a unique architecture, may be the basis of an alternative production system for Florida tomatoes. These tomato plants have low growth and spreading

Free access

Bruno Casamali, Jeffrey G. Williamson, Alisson P. Kovaleski, Steven A. Sargent, and Rebecca L. Darnell

postharvest storage was not negatively affected by V. arboreum rootstocks or lack of pine bark amendment. Thus, grafting SHB cultivars on V. arboreum rootstocks may ultimately result in an alternative production system, with reduced use of soil amendments

Free access

Charles E. Barrett, Lincoln Zotarelli, Lucas G. Paranhos, Brian S. Taylor, Peter Dittmar, Clyde W. Fraisse, and John VanSickle

nutrients. Continued state population growth, recent droughts, saltwater intrusion, uncertainties associated with climate, and water conservation regulations have prompted growers to seek alternative production practices that conserve water, reduce the risk

Free access

Charles E. Barrett, Lincoln Zotarelli, Lucas G. Paranhos, Peter Dittmar, Clyde W. Fraisse, and John VanSickle

Incorporating weather-related risk into yield prediction models can help the vegetable growers to decide between alternative production systems, given uncertain weather during the growing season. Regression models were simulated stochastically to predict cabbage