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Md. Jahedur Rahman, Haruhisa Inden, and Masaaki Kirimura

Sweet pepper ( Capsicum annuum L.) is an economically important vegetable crop all over the world. It is often grown intensively in greenhouses. In the greenhouse, irrigation is necessary to ensure stable yields with high quality. For sustainable

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Kathryn E. Brunson, Sharad C. Phatak, C. Robert Stark Jr., and Michael E. Wetzstein

79 POSTER SESSION 11 (Abstr. 622-634A) Sustainable Agriculture: Culture and Management

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Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva, Joara Secchi Candian, Lincoln Zotarelli, Timothy Coolong, and Christian Christensen

.8 = °C, 1 inch = 2.54 cm. Rainfall events in 2016 totaled 10.5 inches and were evenly distributed throughout the production season in Florida. Rainfall accumulation in 2016 was higher than the accumulated crop evapotranspiration of 6.3 inches for the same

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Tiziano Caruso, Francesco Guarino, Riccardo Lo Bianco, and Francesco Paolo Marra

of labor is generally low in those systems due to the high establishment and management costs, which offset fruit yield and quality improvements over similar crop values and profits of vase-shaped systems ( DeJong et al., 1999 ). In addition, open

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Geno A. Picchioni, Sharon A. Martinez, John G. Mexal, and Dawn M. VanLeeuwen

Recent concerns over peatmoss availability, cost, and harvest restrictions have created the need for alternative substrates for potted production of ornamental greenhouse and nursery crops ( Jackson et al., 2008 ; Kuack, 2014 ; Taylor et al., 2012

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Robert F. Polomski, Douglas G. Bielenberg, Ted Whitwell, Milton D. Taylor, William C. Bridges, and Stephen J. Klaine

Traditional production of container-grown plants involves the input of water, fertilizers, pesticides, and other agricultural chemicals. Excessive leaching of nutrients and pesticides from containerized crops grown in soilless substrate may occur

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Sukhdeep Singh, Taylor Livingston, Lisa Tang, and Tripti Vashisth

Huanglongbing (HLB), a devastating citrus disease ( Citrus sp.), was discovered in Florida in 2005 and is now present in almost all citrus-producing counties of Florida ( Gottwald, 2010 ). As a result, citrus production has gradually decreased in

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S. Christopher Marble, Amy Fulcher, and John Toman

professional development extension program designed to enhance the sustainability of the Tennessee nursery crops industry and position them for long-term national and international competition. The TMNP was first offered as a traditional extension program

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Neal Mays, Curt Richard Rom, Kristofor R. Brye, Mary C. Savin, and M. Elena Garcia

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) NOP soil fertility and crop nutrient management practice standard (§205.203) requires agriculture production systems 1) to “select and implement tillage and cultivation practices that maintain or improve the

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Nastaran Basiri Jahromi, Forbes Walker, Amy Fulcher, James Altland, and Wesley C. Wright

sustainability of nursery crop production. Use of accurate, site-specific plant water use systems in support of precise application of water could improve water and nutrient use efficiency and proactively address nutrient and agrichemicals in container effluent