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

use of PE mulch among fruit and vegetable farms in Tennessee, it is likely that growers with larger farms were more likely to respond to the survey, given that these farms are more likely to use PE mulch. There are alternative mulch options that

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María Victoria Huitrón-Ramírez, Marcia Ricárdez-Salinas, and Francisco Camacho-Ferre

alternative to fumigation. With the use of grafted watermelon plant, planting density can be reduced up to 50% compared with the plant density used with nongrafted plants. Grafting enhanced average fruit size. Nongrafted plants grown in soils infested with

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Susmitha Nambuthiri, Robert L. Geneve, Youping Sun, Xueni Wang, R. Thomas Fernandez, Genhua Niu, Guihong Bi, and Amy Fulcher

; Helgeson et al., 2009 ) and given limited access to recycling centers enhanced interest in alternative containers ( Fulcher et al., 2013 ). Green industry stakeholders (i.e., nursery, greenhouse, and landscape professionals) have identified the use of

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Federica Larcher and Valentina Scariot

and annual species. The use of alternative growing media requires knowledge of their physical and chemical properties responsible for providing adequate support and a reservoir for air, water, and nutrients. The influence of the alternative substrates

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Theodore P. McAvoy and Joshua H. Freeman

The use of MBr has been instrumental for the management of soilborne pests in many vegetable crops that use the plasticulture production system. Vegetable producers rely on soil fumigants to maintain successful production. However, MBr was found to

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Genhua Niu and Raul I. Cabrera

-sensitive plant species and categorizing salt tolerance of commonly used landscape plants may aid the selection of appropriate species for landscapes where alternative sources of water are used for irrigation. General Information On Alternative Water Sources The

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S.M. Schneider, B.D. Hanson, J.S. Gerik, A. Shrestha, T.J. Trout, and S. Gao

such as strawberry is a normal practice, the logistics and expense of using tarpaulins over a broadcast arrangement of drip tubes makes this alternative difficult in open-field nurseries. The addition of an herbicide to the management system might be

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Marijana Jakše, Pablo Hirschegger, Borut Bohanec, and Michael J. Havey

, and the loss of spontaneous diploid plants due to cytotoxicity or polyploidization. Instead, they proposed the use of APM or oryzalin in whole basal explants as alternatives to colchicine. Alternative approaches have been proposed to overcome the

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

). Currently approximately two-thirds of the strawberry acreage use alternatives to MB, but finding a complete replacement for MB has proven difficult for the strawberry industry as a result of numerous reasons ( U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2009

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Morgan L. Cromwell, Lorraine P. Berkett, Heather M. Darby, and Takamaru Ashikaga

in turn may restrict or prevent formation of fruit buds for the next year ( Jones and Aldwinckle, 1990 ). Of the fungicides approved for use under organic apple certification standards such as those recommended by the Organic Materials Review