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Kathy Zuzek, David Zlesak, Vance Whitaker, Steve McNamara, and Stan C. Hokanson

seedlings that represented multiple polyantha breeding lines. These seedling populations were planted and maintained without winter protection or fungicide treatments during their initial 4-year evaluation period at the University of Minnesota Horticultural

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Todd P. West, Gregory Morgenson, and Connor C. Hagemeyer

stressful sites. Mulch will assist with winter protection in exposed locations or colder zones. Propagation and Culture Propagation is by side-grafting or chip-budding onto B. tianschanica seedlings, softwood, or semihardwood cuttings or tissue

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Fumiomi Takeda and Jorge Soria

winter protection ( Takeda et al., 2008 ; Takeda and Phillips, 2011 ). Previously, Takeda et al. (2003a) reported that on ‘Chester Thornless’ blackberry plants, in which the primocanes were bent at a height of 40 inches to facilitate the over

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Benedict C. Posadas, Patricia R. Knight, Randal Y. Coker, Christine H. Coker, Scott A. Langlois, and Glenn Fain

winter protection in nurseries and harvesting and grading of production in greenhouses were done by workers manually. More than one-fourth of the nurseries mechanized the plant pruning activities performed by their workers. About 40% of nurseries and 49

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

with full sun or artificial shade. Winter protection of these plants is required in many parts of the country to eliminate freeze damage to roots. The farm-gate CF of #3 (11.4 L) container shrubs ranged from 1.72 to 3.36 kg CO 2 e depending on the

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Lisa J. Rowland, Elizabeth L. Ogden, Mark K. Ehlenfeldt, and Rajeev Arora

winter protection for grape. HortScience 43:1966–1969. Doughty, C.C. Hemerick, G.A. 1975 Impedance as a measurement of blueberry bud hardiness J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 100 115 118 Ehlenfeldt, M

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Benedict Posadas

planting seed; harvesting and grading production; spacing of plants and containers; removal, picking up, loading, and placing of plants; and jamming of plants for winter protection. The nursery and greenhouse industry is often described as one of the

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Dewayne L. Ingram and Charles R. Hall

extreme temperatures, negating the need for extra winter protection. The liner pots get pulled and sold with the plant; the outside socket pots are then replanted with a new crop. The end product, a plant grown in a pine bark substrate in a large pot, is

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Clifton A. Martin and Rebecca Grube Sideman

overwintered in an unheated high tunnel for spring harvest in USDA Hardiness Zone 5 sites. Regardless of cultivar, the additional winter protection offered by a supplemental layer of rowcover increased winter survival, yields and earliness. This is consistent

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Andrew L. Thomas, Jackie L. Harris, Elijah A. Bergmeier, and R. Keith Striegler

winter protection with mounds of mushroom and/or municipal compost (J-M Farms, Miami, OK; City of Monett, Monett, MO, respectively) during the first five winters; the compost was thereafter spread into the vineyard rows each spring. The study was