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Coleman L. Etheredge, Tina M. Waliczek, and Pratheesh Omana Sudhakaran

Today’s floriculture industry consists of three major sectors: growers, wholesalers, and retailers. The total value of floriculture crop production, including bedding plants, cut flowers, foliage/indoor plants, greenhouse fruits, berries, and

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Michael J. Roll, Steven E. Newman, and Ronald J. Harkrader

148 POSTER SESSION 5G (Abstr. 304–315) Greenhouse Management–Cross-commodity

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James E. Altland, Leslie Morris, Jennifer Boldt, Paul Fisher, and Rosa Raudales

). Water catchment and recirculation is an increasing practice, especially in greenhouse production. Despite the many ecological and economic benefits of water recirculation, accumulation of undesired contaminants is a risk to plant production. The risk of

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Sarah A. White

., 2007 ; Warsaw et al., 2009 ). Nutrient concentrations in a greenhouse (crops produced in closed systems with permanent cover) effluent can range from 7.5 to 381 mg·L −1 NO 3 -N, 0.9 to 47 mg·L −1 ammoniacal-nitrogen (NH 4 -N), and 0.85 to 306 mg·L −1

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Jeb S. Fields, William C. Fonteno, and Brian E. Jackson

into the diffuser, it slowly drips out of the five holes onto the substrate surface with force similar to a drip irrigation system in a greenhouse production setting. A rubber O-ring is placed around the outside of the diffuser, which allowed it to sit

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Mitchell Eicher-Sodo, Robert Gordon, and Youbin Zheng

Reusing nutrient solution provides a unique, but challenging prospect within organic greenhouse production due to the restricted number of available pathogen control products. Oxidizing agents, such as ozone, peracetic acid, or hydrogen peroxide

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Zhengli Zhai, David L. Ehret, Tom Forge, Tom Helmer, Wei Lin, Martine Dorais, and Athanasios P. Papadopoulos

, swine, or greenhouse operations and is therefore of potentially significant environmental value ( Cheng et al., 2004 ; Mazuela et al., 2005 ). Chong ( Chong, 2005 ; Chong and Purvis, 2004 ) has developed recommendations for use of a variety of waste

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Hanna Y. Hanna and Kenneth D. Henderson

Worldwide energy consumption is greater now than any time in the past, leading to higher fuel prices and costly greenhouse production. This trend is expected to continue because of the increasing population and improving living standards

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Kamal Aberkani, Xiuming Hao, Damien de Halleux, Martine Dorais, Stephen Vineberg, and André Gosselin

Excess temperature, excess solar radiation, and high vapor pressure deficit (VPD) are major greenhouse concerns during the summer season. These conditions increase plant physiological stress and decrease crop productivity and fruit quality ( Gent

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Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez and Erick Smith

on how to manage heat stress of bell peppers grown inside high tunnels. High tunnels are protected agricultural structures or hoop houses, but they are not greenhouses, although in much of the international literature high tunnels are referred to as