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Yingqian Lin, Alexa R. Wilson, and Pascal Nzokou

alfalfa and fertilizer cropping system treatments was generally higher compared with BG100 control treatments (except ALF75 in 2009) for both 2009 and 2010. However, statistical analyses indicated that differences in height were not statistically

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Matthew D. Stevens, Brent L. Black, John D. Lea-Cox, and Dillon Feuz

in strawberry and can severely limit the development of runners in matted row systems ( Pritts and Kelly, 2001 ). Controlling weeds is especially vital during the establishment year (planting to first harvest) and between harvests in perennial

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Ria T. Leonard, Amy M. Alexander, and Terril A. Nell

compared with one with better temperature controls, but requiring additional time, has not been investigated. This study evaluated the effect of three commercial transport systems on postharvest quality and vase life of cut alstroemeria, carnation, gerbera

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Michael D. Dukes, Lincoln Zotarelli, and Kelly T. Morgan

Perry (2006) showed that uniformity of a variable rate control system was not different from a traditional control system on two typical center pivot/linear move irrigation systems used in the southeastern United States. However, the problem of

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John Majsztrik, Erik Lichtenberg, and Monica Saavoss

, interact with the sensor network and irrigation system, and help the grower determine how much moisture plants need at any given point in time. Complete automation packages that combine the requisite hardware and software with control capabilities are only

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William D. Wheeler, Paul Thomas, Marc van Iersel, and Matthew Chappell

additional 2.5 crops per year to be produced. In addition, sensor-based automated irrigation systems have been used in a number of controlled studies in university greenhouses. Floriculture species trialed in these studies have included petunia [ Petunia

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David M. Butler, Gary E. Bates, and Sarah E. Eichler Inwood

availability a vital consideration ( Reberg-Horton et al., 2012 ). In humid and subtropical regions such as the southeastern United States, there is a body of recent applied research evaluating crop productivity and weed control in these systems for both

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Guangyao Wang, Mathieu Ngouajio, Milton E. McGiffen Jr, and Chad M. Hutchinson

(N = 1.7%, P = 2.2%, K = 1.43%) was used in the ORG system at a rate of 5 t·ha −1 2 weeks before the lettuce crop and 4 weeks before the muskmelon crop. After application, beds were reshaped for transplanting, except CPM plots. For insect control, a

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Andrew J. Macnish, Malkeet S. Padda, Francine Pupin, Pavlos I. Tsouvaltzis, Angelos I. Deltsidis, Charles A. Sims, Jeffrey K. Brecht, and Elizabeth J. Mitcham

Tectrol (TransFresh, Corp., Salinas, CA)] proprietary pallet cover systems, and transported to the distribution centers. Noncovered pallets acted as the control. Evaluation of pallet atmospheres. CO 2 and O 2 concentrations in each pallet were quantified

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Robert C. Morrow

., 1995 ). Because of the high cost of LED lighting systems, application of LEDs to crop growth has been restricted primarily to research in controlled environments like growth chambers and greenhouses. Much of the early work looking at plant production