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Ibrahim Demir and Kazim Mavi

potential ( Mavi and Demir, 2007a , 2007b ), but these were not evaluated as predictors of longevity. The use of transplanted modules in cucurbit production places more emphasis on high germination to maximize the efficiency of module production. If

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Zachary N. Hoppenstedt, Jason J. Griffin, Eleni D. Pliakoni, and Cary L. Rivard

yield (all grades by weight and number) after transplanting in JCPHC in 2017 and OHREC in 2016 and 2017. Table 7. Effect of high tunnel (HT) and open-field (OF) production of slips from organic sweetpotato propagation beds grown in Haysville, KS (JCPHC

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Jason M. Lilley and Elsa S. Sánchez

, 30-weight (30 g·m −2 ) rowcovers (Agribond™, San Luis Potosi, Mexico) were installed over 64-inch-long spring steel wire hoops, arched 2 ft high over the rows immediately after transplanting over one row of each main plot. In the MM experiment, 19

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Dilma Silva, Donald Cox, and Richard C. Beeson Jr

-175-20-R; Worldwide Electric, Rochester, NY). A 15 × 15-mm wire mesh was placed on the outside of the cylinder to support the internal removal basket. The gear reducer was belt-driven by a small electric motor (Model SKH 47KR383 GS, 110 VAC, 0.75 hp, 1720

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Kazim Mavi and Ibrahim Demir

Obtaining optimum and uniform plant stands in the field requires rapid seedling emergence. Various environmental stress factors such as low and high temperatures, mechanical stress, and high salinity affect emergence during stand establishment in

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Brian J. Pearson, Richard M. Smith, and Jianjun Chen

better in the southern United States where high temperatures are common and limited variations in seasonal photoperiod exist. The objective of this study was to examine the influence of cultivar among two U.S. native ( H. lupulus var. neomexicanus ) and

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Martin Makgose Maboko, Isa Bertling, and Christian Phillipus Du Plooy

roots and grow extensively between and within living cortical cells, forming a very large and dynamic interface between symbionts ( Farahani et al., 2008 ). Mycorrhizae are known to increase plant growth, yield, and quality in high salinity soils ( Mouk

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Fumiomi Takeda, Thomas Tworkoski, Chad E. Finn, and Charles C. Boyd

expensive and need a high capital investment, but a few small nurseries are still using leafy softwood cuttings taken in summer from stock plants growing in screen house to propagate blackberry plants (J. Ballington, personal communication). Propagation of

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Steven J. MacKenzie, Craig K. Chandler, Tomas Hasing, and Vance M. Whitaker

once through 1.5-mm wire mesh. The FDP of each fruit was the number of days from tagging to harvest. Untagged fruit that ripened between transplanting and when the final tagged fruit was harvested were also harvested and the number recorded. This gave

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Hanna Y. Hanna

, longer periods needed for producing the transplants, and the additional costs of the rootstock ( Rivard et al., 2010 ). The high costs often discourage potential growers even with the additional benefits of increased yield and reduction of pest control