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Samuel J. Dunlop, Marta Camps Arbestain, Peter A. Bishop, and Jason J. Wargent

,000 ha of food growing land area ( ISHS, 2012 ), yet are subject to unique and significant challenges. For example, the sustainable disposal of crop waste is recognized as a major challenge, particularly for indoor-produced crops ( Urrestarazu et al

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Terry Bates and Justin Morris

, midseason crop estimation and fruit thinning about 1 month after bloom to improve juice quality has been studied as a viable commercial option in ‘Concord’ vineyards ( Bates, 2006 ; Pool et al., 1993 ). Decreasing production costs. After the adoption of

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Christopher S. Walsh, Julia M. Harshman, Anna E. Wallis, Amy Barton Williams, Michael J. Newell, and George R. (G.R.) Welsh

In nearly 30 years of research (1985–2014), we have identified asian pear cultivars with adequate precocity, productivity, fruit quality, and tree survival required for sustainable production in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. Although

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Tongyin Li, Guihong Bi, Genhua Niu, Susmitha S. Nambuthiri, Robert L. Geneve, Xueni Wang, R. Thomas Fernandez, Youping Sun, and Xiaojie Zhao

sustainable floriculture practices HortScience 44 1346 1351 Koeser, A. Kling, G. Miller, C. Warnock, D. 2013a Compatibility of biocontainers in commercial greenhouse crop production HortTechnology 23 149 156 Koeser, A. Lovell, S.T. Evans, M. Stewart, J.R. 2013

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Ved Parkash, Sukhbir Singh, Manpreet Singh, Sanjit K. Deb, Glen L. Ritchie, and Russell W. Wallace

creating a challenge to sustain the crop production in the region, and it has obliged the adoption of water-conserving irrigation management practices. An efficient and effective utilization of scarcely available water for crop production depends on

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Joseph G. Masabni and S. Alan Walters

system, compared with either a high or reduced chemical input production system. Kaval (2004) indicated that some crops, such as eggplant, performed better in conventional production systems, while others, such as potato ( Solanum tuberosum ) and tomato

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Mercy Olmstead, Timothy W. Miller, Callie S. Bolton, and Carol A. Miles

Interest in sustainable and organic production systems has increased worldwide, particularly in viticulture as fresh and processed grapes are one of the major organic fruit crops worldwide ( Granatstein et al., 2010 ; Willer and Kilcher, 2009

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Tej P. Acharya, Gregory E. Welbaum, and Ramón A. Arancibia

crops in sustainable production systems. Many vegetable species are shallow rooted and are sensitive to mild water stress ( Feigin et al., 1982 ; Sammis, 1980 ). Therefore, irrigation is important in vegetable crops to maintain adequate soil moisture

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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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Jonathan M. Frantz

different CO 2 supplementation systems ( Blom et al., 2009 ). Sustainable production practices have increased in recent years in greenhouse systems ( Dennis et al., 2010 ), but it is unknown how the use of supplemental CO 2 fits within the framework of