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Nathan O. Nelson and Rhonda R. Janke

Philosophies of nutrient management in organic production systems focus on maintaining agricultural productivity with minimal inputs ( Elmaz et al., 2004 ; Stockdale et al., 2001 ). The end goal of nutrient management in organic agriculture is to

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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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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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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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Matthew D. Kleinhenz, Sonia Walker, John Cardina, Marvin Batte, Parwinder Grewal, Brian McSpadden-Gardener, Sally Miller, and Deborah Stinner

Oral Session 1—Organic Horticulture Moderator: Matthew D. Kleinhenz 18 July 2005, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Ballroom H

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George E. Boyhan, Suzzanne Tate, Ryan McNeill, and Jeffrey McConnaughey

at $33.5 million and is produced on 3400 acres ( Wolf and Shepherd, 2012 ). Organic farming has seen a surge in production in the last 15–20 years. From 1992 to 2008, total certified farm land has increased 5-fold from around 900,000 acres to 4

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David Granatstein and Kent Mullinix

The Pacific Northwest is a leading national producer of organic temperate tree fruits {particularly apple [ Malus × sylvestris (L.) Mill. var. domestica (Borkh.) Mansf.], pear [ Pyrus communis ], and cherry [ Prunus avium ]} because of the

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George E. Boyhan, Suzanne O’Connell, Ryan McNeill, and Suzanne Stone

50%. In Georgia, almost 8000 ha are produced, with a farm gate value of more than $124 million ( Wolfe and Stubbs, 2016 ). Organic and local vegetable production (defined as within 100 miles of sale or consumption) has grown dramatically during the

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Lori Hoagland, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, David Granatstein, Frank Peryea, Jeff Smith, and John Reganold

Poster Session 12—Organic/Sustainable Horticulture 28 July 2006, 12:00–12:45 p.m.