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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

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John D. Lea-Cox, Cindy Zhao, David S. Ross, Theodore E. Bilderback, J. Roger Harris, Susan D. Day, Chuanxue Hong, Thomas H. Yeager, Richard C. Beeson Jr, William L. Bauerle, Andrew G. Ristvey, Mary Lorscheider, Sarah Dickinson, and John M. Ruter

), 2004 ]. In 2002, the ornamental industry had 4.82 million acres in production, accounting for 15.4% of wholesale crop receipts, with an average net return of $947 per acre ( USDA, 2004 ). The industry is highly diverse in terms of production practices

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Neng-Iong Chan, Bruce E. Rittmann, and James Elser

production ( De, 1939 ; Venkataraman, 1981 ) and have been widely tested in other crops as well ( Abdel-Raouf, 2012 ; Ibraheem, 2007 ; Uysal et al., 2015 ). The bioavailability of the nutrients in residual algal biomass is a key issue that has been

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Chenping Xu and Beiquan Mou

nutritional quality of crops. The use of biostimulants to enhance crop growth and yield has gained considerable momentum for ecological sustainability and consumer health ( Calvo et al., 2014 ; du Jardin, 2015 ). Biostimulants are substances enhancing plant

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Yiyun Lin and Michelle L. Jones

Plant biostimulants can be applied to greenhouse-grown crops to increase quality in a sustainable way by improving resource use efficiency and reducing the application of other chemicals ( Rouphael and Colla, 2020a ). Biostimulants are substances

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Wenjing Guan, Xin Zhao, Richard Hassell, and Judy Thies

-knot nematodes in the Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae. Interest in vegetable grafting has recently grown in the United States as an alternative to soil fumigants and as an integrated pest management practice in various crop production systems ( Kubota et al., 2008

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Alberto Pardossi and Luca Incrocci

irrigation is the major user of fresh water accounting for over 70% of water use worldwide. Therefore, improving irrigation WUE, defined as the ratio of applied water to crop yield, is decisive to sustain the food demand due to the fast-growing world

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Brian M. Irish, Ricardo Goenaga, Sirena Montalvo-Katz, Bernardo Chaves-Cordoba, and Inge Van den Bergh

Dominican Republic, increasing the odds of new pest ingress ( Irizarry-Alvarez, 2017 ). Increased competition, natural disasters (e.g., hurricane Maria), and invasive insect pests and diseases make cost-effective and sustainable banana production on the

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R.S. Mylavarapu

and consequently to provide calibrated recommendations for fertilizer management such that long-term agricultural production efficiency is maintained and sustainable and rational utilization of soil resources is achieved. Soils differ considerably from

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Sharon J.B. Knewtson, M.B. Kirkham, Rhonda R. Janke, Leigh W. Murray, and Edward E. Carey

states in 2007 with ongoing research and demonstration projects underway in 36 states ( Carey et al., 2009 ). High tunnel crops and soils are often more intensively managed than field crops. Intensified production may increase soil nutrient removal