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Xiaonan Shi, Ricardo Hernández, and Mark Hoffmann

mother plant. Mother plants were then divided into three parts: leaves, crown, and root, dried at 70 °C for at least 72 h, and dry weight was measured (Mettler Toledo PL1502E, Mettler-Toledo International Inc.). Data analysis. The effect of stolon

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David R. Bryla, Bernadine C. Strik, M. Pilar Bañados, and Timothy L. Righetti

aboveground parts plus the crown), whereas in plants fertilized with 50 and 100 kg·ha −1 N, the ratio averaged 0.61 and 0.48 g·g −1 , respectively. By contrast, the second year, the ratio was similar among treatments, averaging 0.34 to 0.39 g·g −1 at fruit

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Thibault Nordey, Elias Shem, and Joel Huat

the challenge of combining various agronomic traits, such as high yield, quality, and resistance to abiotic and biotic stress, in the same genotype. Grafting, the union of two plant parts—namely, a rootstock (base of the union to provide the root

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Hadi Susilo, Ying-Chun Peng, and Yao-Chien Alex Chang

with 15 N during the vegetative stage, the reproductive stage, or during both stages produced no significant difference in the dry weight, N concentration, or N content of the various parts sampled (data not shown). Plants had average newly grown leaf

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Handell Larco, Bernadine C. Strik, David R. Bryla, and Dan M. Sullivan

of fish emulsion treatment combination. In ‘Duke’, there was less difference among treatments for top growth, but plants grown with sawdust mulch and fertilized with the low rate of fish tended to have the greatest top DW, whereas those grown with

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Victor N. Njiti, Qun Xia, Leonna S. Tyler, Lakeisha D. Stewart, Antione T. Tenner, Chunquan Zhang, Dovi Alipoe, Franklin Chukwuma, and Ming Gao

importance, including encroachment that can increase harvest cost and reduce harvest efficiency ( Smith and Wright, 1994 ) and increase photoassimilate sink capacity of non-economical (vegetative) plant parts ( Renter and Stassen, 1998 ). Although several

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Genhua Niu, Denise S. Rodriguez, and Wayne Mackay

measurements were taken between 0900 and 1200 hr . The same measurements were repeated daily on the same leaf (premarked) of the same plants. To characterize the differences in photosynthetic characteristics among the clones, light curves were obtained by

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Julie M. Tarara, Bernardo Chaves, and Bernadine C. Strik

establishment year, we did not find differences in crown or root dry matter among treatments ( Table 2 ) in contrast to what was found in another study on blueberry ( Strik et al., 2014 ). We found that plants in grow tubes produced much more top growth (above

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Carolyn F. Scagel, David R. Bryla, and Jungmin Lee

effects among ions ( Shannon and Grieve, 1999 ). Salinity reduces production and quality in many crops by 1) intensifying plant water stress, as a direct consequence of lower ψ S in the soil or growing substrate, 2) increasing accumulation of ions to

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Takafumi Kinoshita and Masaharu Masuda

uptake for PO 4 -P is the highest among all nutrients. Further studies should compare the effects of CRF and LF on the nighttime PO 4 -P concentration in xylem exudates. Therefore, the differences in nutrient uptake between the CRF- and LF-treated plants