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Ramón A. Arancibia and Carl E. Motsenbocker

benefit and marginal return would have been more attractive for rowcover if freezing temperatures would have made replanting necessary. Consequently, protection of high-value plant material, such as triploid watermelon transplants, against light freezes

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Tomomi Eguchi, Ricardo Hernández, and Chieri Kubota

high blue PF for transplant production. In addition to mitigating intumescence injury, EOD-FR light after the photoperiod with low blue PF ratio (10%) improved shoot fresh weight, shoot dry weight, leaf number, and leaf area up to the same level as

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Cary L. Rivard and Frank J. Louws

-grown, fresh market fruit ( Grassbaugh et al., 1999 ). Many organic heirloom growers have moved their tomato production into high tunnels. These unheated greenhouses, or hoophouses, can provide season extension, enhanced fruit quality, and reduced foliar

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Ryo Matsuda and Chieri Kubota

significant difference tests for Figure 1 among cultivars and between green and red fruits in each genotype. Growth conditions. All plants were grown hydroponically with a high-wire system in a temperature-controlled greenhouse located in Tucson, AZ. Seeds

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Catherine S. Fleming, Mark S. Reiter, Joshua H. Freeman, and Rory Maguire

, Riverside, CA) with emitters spaced 12 inches apart and a delivery rate of 5.6 L/100 m per minute at 0.55 bar was placed 3 to 4 inches from the bed center. Four to 5-week-old tomato seedlings (‘BHN 602’; BHN Seed, Immokalee, FL) were transplanted on 18-inch

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Allison Hurt, Roberto G. Lopez, and Joshua K. Craver

, 2005 ; Styer, 2003 ). This low DLI can be detrimental to seedling quality, as previous research has determined that a DLI of 10 to 12 mol·m –2 ·d –1 is required for the production of high-quality seedlings ( Pramuk and Runkle, 2005 ; Randall and

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Constantinos Tzerakis, Dimitrios Savvas, Nick Sigrimis, and Georgios Mavrogiannopoulos

plastic twine attached 2.5 m above the plant row on a horizontal wire. Before transplanting, the 24 channels were randomly allocated into eight equal groups, which were supplied with eight NS corresponding to four Mn levels (10, 40, 80, 120 μM) at a

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Lu Zhang, Xiuming Hao, Yonggeng Li, and Gaoming Jiang

is conditioned (such as heating) to provide a suitable growing environment for the crop to allow for off-season production, or stable, year-round production of a high-quality product ( Bot, 2001 ). However, greenhouse crop production, especially in

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Hanna Y. Hanna

previously evaluated in our observational trials, were planted in the grow bags filled with perlite (BWI, Texarkana, TX). ‘Geronimo’ was selected because it produced high yields, ‘Quest’ was selected for its shiny fruit, and ‘Trust’ was selected because it

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Tadahisa Higashide, Yuya Mochizuki, Takeshi Saito, Yasushi Kawasaki, Dong-Hyuk Ahn, and Akio Ohyama

yield difference could be determined by many factors, including climate, greenhouse light transmissivity, and equipment, a crucial factor in the Netherlands is breeding for high yield. The yield of Dutch cultivars by year of release increased by ≈0