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are comparable to those achieved in a study in Brazil, may encourage farmers and agricultural stakeholders to consider organic farming as a viable alternative to conventional farming systems in tropical and subtropical countries worldwide. Hoop House

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Allen V. Barker

greenhouse was built with mostly salvaged materials. The second chapter discusses greenhouses as growing-season extenders. Several crop-protection methods and structures are mentioned, including no protection, row covers, hoop houses, and various types of

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Vincent M. Russo

determined that growth stimulants did not affect yield from plants that developed from them ( Boyhan et al., 2001b ). Onion transplants can also be produced in a hoop-house ( Shrefler et al., 2007b ) where seed is sown into beds in the hoop-house in the

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Gerardo H. Nunez and Mariana Neves da Silva

37 https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.00037 St. Hilaire, R. Sammis, T.W. Mexal, J.G. 2009 Integrating hoop house construction and operation into an undergraduate general education horticulture class HortTechnology 19 445 451 https

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Gerardo H. Nunez

consisted of installing a 60% shadecloth in a 92-ft-long × 16-ft-wide hoop house. Activity 4 consisted of a morning or end of the day checkup of the teaching farm where students visually assessed crop, irrigation, and hydroponic system status. Activity 5

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Xueni Wang, R. Thomas Fernandez, Bert M. Cregg, Rafael Auras, Amy Fulcher, Diana R. Cochran, Genhua Niu, Youping Sun, Guihong Bi, Susmitha Nambuthiri, and Robert L. Geneve

, and roots were washed with water until no visible substrate particles were attached. Plants were oven dried and then the dry weight was recorded. In Michigan, Kentucky, and Mississippi, remaining plants were kept in the hoop house covered with plastic

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Kristen Hanson, Tilak Mahato, and Ursula K. Schuch

the same soil conditions as in the hoop house because no comparable soil was available outside the hoop houses. The same methods as described were used for soil irrigation and soil solarization. Soil and air temperatures were collected from 11 to 17

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response to the performed techniques. Real-world Group Work Improves Student Learning Experience A hands-on hoop house construction project was successfully integrated into an undergraduate, general education, plant science course at New Mexico State

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Jack E. Staub and Isabelle Y. Delannay

classes ( Staub et al., 2008 ). The European Long market-type cucumber is grown for the fresh market in protected-culture environments (primarily glasshouse and plastic “hoop houses”). Harvestable fruit are 32 to 40 cm in length, smooth, dark green, fine

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Jessica D. Lubell and Jacob A. Griffith Gardner

consisted of a flat with six cuttings and there were five flats (or replications) per hormone concentration. Flats of cuttings were arranged in a randomized complete block design and held on a polyethylene-covered hoop house bench under intermittent mist