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Jennifer Reeve and Dan Drost

Use of unheated plastic film-covered high tunnels to extend the growing season of high-value fruits and vegetables is increasing rapidly in the United States ( Lamont, 2009 ). Driven by strong consumer demand for local and organic produce, there is

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Meredith V. Melendez, Joseph R. Heckman, Stephanie Murphy, and Frank D’Amico

for preventive fungicides for organic growers. There are limited options for organic growers that have proven efficacy. During visits to New Jersey farms, organic growers expressed concerns that their use of copper fungicides might be increasing soil

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Julie Campbell, Alicia Rihn, and Hayk Khachatryan

fertilizer brand name ranged between 7% and 9% of the buying decision for four of the segments but was 46% of the buying decision for the premium product buyer segment. Furthermore, organic fertilizers were preferred by three of the segments. This aligns with

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Suzanne O’Connell

, especially organic farmers, to invest and explore the benefits of growing under high tunnels. Although the total number of farms that use high tunnels in Georgia is undocumented, more than 600 structures received NRCS cost-share awards since 2015 (J. Dangler

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Linda Chalker-Scott

Major news outlets including National Public Radio ( Musiker, 2008 ), Time magazine ( McLaughlin, 2007 ), and the New York Times ( Halweil, 2004 ) have featured biodynamic agriculture (or biodynamics) as the newest version of organic agriculture

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Ronald C. Stephenson, Christine E.H. Coker, Benedict C. Posadas, Gary R. Bachman, Richard L. Harkess, John J. Adamczyk, and Patricia R. Knight

roots in entomology, the primary criterion used for adoption of IPM has been use of action thresholds and pest population monitoring in making decisions to apply pesticides ( Kogan, 1998 ). Organic vegetables represent an increasingly important segment

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Stephanie E. Burnett and Lois Berg Stack

Organic agriculture is a rapidly growing sector in agriculture; sales of organic produce increased by 20% or more every year from 1990 through 2002 ( Dimitri and Greene, 2002 ; Nelson et al., 2004 ). Vegetable and fruit sales represent the greatest

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Benjamin L. Campbell, Isabelle Lesschaeve, Amy J. Bowen, Stephen R. Onufrey, and Howard Moskowitz

how various external attributes associated with fruits and vegetables affect consumer likelihood of purchase and willingness to pay (WTP) for consumers already purchasing local and organic produce. External attributes included type of product

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Nicole Burkhard, Derek Lynch, David Percival, and Mehdi Sharifi

management is crucial in young plantings when bushes are not fully established and most susceptible to competition ( Hanson and Havens, 1992 ). Weed control is even more challenging in organic highbush blueberry ( Vaccinium corymbosum L.) (HBB) production

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Jose Linares, Johannes Scholberg, Carlene Chase, Robert McSorley, and James Fergusson

Oral Session 23—Organic Horticulture 29 July 2006, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Oak Alley Moderator: Matthew Kleinhenz