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Mark W. Farnham and Michael A. Grusak

regimes as well as numerous other characters. Relatively few efforts were undertaken to alter the nutritional content of harvested grain or vegetables during this time period, and few, if any, breeding efforts monitored nutritional quality as a component

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M. Lenny Wells

, poultry litter, clover + poultry litter, ammonium nitrate, and control treatments from 2008 to 2011. Discussion Leaf elemental tissue analysis, pecan yield, and quality indicate that poultry litter and clover provide adequate N nutrition for pecan

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Bruce W. Wood, Lenny Wells, and Frank Funderburke

nutmeat yield and quality. Additionally, K nutritional stress of developing fruit is a factor potentially affecting profitability of trees otherwise thought to be K-sufficient. Materials and Methods Orchard characteristics The influence of

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Tonghua Pan, Juanjuan Ding, Gege Qin, Yunlong Wang, Linjie Xi, Junwei Yang, Jianming Li, Jing Zhang, and Zhirong Zou

. Effects of CO 2 enrichment and supplementary light on tomato fruit yield characteristics. Nutritional qualities were promoted by CaLs and CeLs, but were slightly reduced by CeLn ( Table 4 ). Compared with CaLn, CaLs affected nutrient contents the most

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Michael A. Gold, Mihaela M. Cernusca, and Larry D. Godsey

process, and a lower quality product ( Mycosource Inc., n.d. ; Royse, 2001 ). Shiitake mushrooms are prized for their taste, nutritional value, and health benefits. They are low in calories, glucose, and sodium, and are high in potassium, phosphorus

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Ossama Kodad and Rafel Socias i Company

nutritional value and a better stability against rancidity than kernels from open and cross-pollination. As a consequence, autogamous cultivars in solid orchards could supply a product of the highest nutritional and technological quality to the commercial and

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Giuseppe Colla, Mariateresa Cardarelli, Paolo Bonini, and Youssef Rouphael

-mediated positive effects on plant nutrition, photosynthesis, and secondary metabolism can enhance vegetable quality ( Battacharyya et al., 2015 ; Colla et al., 2015b ). Ertani et al. (2014) revealed an increase of carbohydrates, antioxidant activity, lycopene

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Dean A. Kopsell, Kimberly J. Whitlock, Carl E. Sams, and David E. Kopsell

quality. Regular consumption of a variety of specialty crops provides the human diet with essential vitamins and minerals, in addition to nutritionally important phytochemicals. Unique phytochemicals within these crops actively participate in chronic

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Giedrė Samuolienė, Akvilė Urbonavičiūtė, Pavelas Duchovskis, Zenonas Bliznikas, Pranciškus Vitta, and Artūras Žukauskas

An important nutritional quality factor of vegetables is low nitrate content. Although data on potential long-term health risk of nitrate are contradictory ( Gangolli et al., 1994 ; Walker, 1990 ), some national and international regulatory

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Eduardo Esteves, Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Flavia Zambon, Rhuanito Soranz Ferrarezi, and Davie M. Kadyampakeni

defoliation, and, finally, plant mortality ( Bassanezi et al., 2011 ; Graham et al., 2013 ; Kadyampakeni et al., 2014 ). Nutrition plays an important role in plant defense mechanisms against multiple pests and diseases, as well-fertilized plants are less