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Dan Drost

99 POSTER SESSION 15 (Abstr. 685-697) Water Stress and Utilization

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Damon E. Abdi and R. Thomas Fernandez

Container nursery crop production is an input-intensive industry with respect to water and agrochemical use, and daily irrigation, high fertilizer rates, and multiple applications of pesticides throughout the season are common practices ( Agro and

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N.K. Lownds and W.A. Mackay

76 POSTER SESSION 9 Water Stress, Water Utilization, & Water Management/Cross-Commodity

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Nathaniel Ferraro, Darrell Bosch, James Pease, and James S. Owen Jr.

Household, commercial, and environmental demands for fresh water are increasing. As fresh water sources become scarcer, innovative technologies and policies must be developed to address and manage water-related business risks. Practices to capture

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Yaguang Luo

disinfectants such as chlorine, ozone, and chlorine dioxide in the wash water to increase the rate of microbial reduction and to prevent the potential crosscontamination of human pathogens, if present, during washing ( Brackett, 1992 ; Sapers, 2003 ; Sinigalia

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Thomas H. Yeager, Joseph K. von Merveldt, and Claudia A. Larsen

The use of reclaimed water as an irrigation source for nursery crops is of increasing importance because many nurseries are located near urban areas that have experienced rapid population growth. Population growth results in increased demand for

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Lenny Wells

). Despite variations in available water resources among pecan producing regions, the question of irrigation frequency and the amount of water applied to pecan is a common concern. Much of the irrigation research regarding water use of pecan has occurred in

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Fabian Robles-Contreras, Adan Fimbres-Fontes, and Arturo Lopez-Carvajal

76 POSTER SESSION 9 Water Stress, Water Utilization, & Water Management/Cross-Commodity

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Amy L. Shober, Geoffrey C. Denny, and Timothy K. Broschat

Water and chemical use in urbanized areas is significantly influenced by the desire for beautiful landscapes ( Haley et al., 2007 ; Hipp et al., 1993 ). Improper irrigation and fertilization of ornamentals in urban landscapes may result in water

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Samuel Contreras, Mark A. Bennett, and David Tay

The availability of water to the mother plant during seed production is important because it affects seed yield and quality of many species. In general, most of the research on water requirements of different crops has focused on optimizing yield