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Martin P.N. Gent

Shade can increase total and market yield of tomato ( Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) grown in hot climates. Tomato plants grown in Egypt for the entire season under shade that attenuated 30% to 40% of sunlight had higher yields and more fruit

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Tongyin Li and Guihong Bi

.), produced higher yield, and increased marketable fruit by 82% to 98% ( Kadir et al., 2006 ; Yao and Rosen, 2011 ). High tunnel production of small fruit in the United States has most acreages in raspberry and strawberry, with more applications in blueberry

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Wenjing Guan, Daniel S. Egel, Larry D. Sutterer, and Alexander D. Plummer

’ tolerance to suboptimal temperatures. In addition, grafting is known to increase cucumber yield, improve fruit quality, extend harvest period, and enhance salt tolerance ( Davis et al., 2008 ). Squash ( Cucurbita maxima , C. moschata ), interspecific squash

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Roxana Myers, Andrea Kawabata, Alyssa Cho, and Stuart T. Nakamoto

Root-knot nematodes ( Meloidogyne sp.) adversely affect yields of arabica coffee ( Coffea arabica ) in many coffee-growing regions. In Kona, HI, kona coffee root-knot nematodes [ Meloidogyne konaensis ( Eisenback et al., 1994 )] are extremely

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Bruno Casamali, Rebecca L. Darnell, Alisson P. Kovaleski, James W. Olmstead, and Jeffrey G. Williamson

), possibly due to decreases in Fe and/or N uptake ( Poonnachit and Darnell, 2004 ). Increased N uptake by blueberries grown in amended soil promotes greater growth and yield compared with plants grown in nonamended soil ( Burkhard et al., 2009 ). However

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Clydette Alsup-Egbers, Patrick Byers, Kelly McGowan, Pamela B. Trewatha, and William E. McClain

more than one-quarter of an inch in diameter ( Bachman and Hinman, 2008 ). In fact, scape removal improved bulb yield from 5% to 15% in a Minnesota study, depending on the amount of organic matter in the soil ( Rosen and Tong, 2001 ). Hardneck garlic is

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Christine Coker, Mike Ely, and Thomas Freeman

susceptible to root knot nematode ( Meloidogyne spp.) infestation. In studies by Rhoden et al. (1990a , 1990b) , root knot nematodes resulted in reduced seed yield and decreased pod production. Plant dry weight was also significantly reduced by this

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Zunfu Lv, Simeng Zhang, and Guoquan Lu

China is the world’s largest sweetpotato producer, with annual plantings and total production accounting for 70% and 85%, respectively, of the world’s supply ( Tang et al., 2010 ). Sweetpotato sprouts are an ideal green vegetable with a high yield

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Alisson P. Kovaleski, Rebecca L. Darnell, Bruno Casamali, and Jeffrey G. Williamson

growth for the following season’s crop ( Yarborough, 2006 ). The overall objectives of pruning are to obtain optimal and stable yields of high-quality fruit and to increase the plant life span ( Pescie et al., 2011 ). Pruning renews the canopy and

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Mekjell Meland, Oddmund Frøynes, and Clive Kaiser

green to yellow ( Taylor and Rushing, 2012 ). Trees were harvested one or two times depending on the crop load. In general, all trees were harvested between mid-August and the first week of September and total yield per tree recorded for each year