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Valérie Gravel, Martine Dorais, and Claudine Ménard

using synthetic and well-balanced fertilizers in excess of plant uptake, organic horticulture is based on an integrated agrosystem using organic fertilizer input ( Dorais, 2007 ). Because greenhouse vegetables are produced under an intensive growing

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Heidi J. Johnson, Jed B. Colquhoun, and Alvin J. Bussan

Vegetable processors in Wisconsin have expressed interest in producing organic sweet corn. The organic food market has increased in value from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.6 billion in 2010 ( Organic Trade Association, 2010 ). Organic vegetable

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Qingbin Wang, Junjie Sun, and Robert Parsons

As a result of the increasing consumer concerns about food safety and environmental quality, organic food has rapidly emerged as an important food industry in the United States and many other countries since the early 1980s ( Chang and Zepeda

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Lara Abou Chehade, Marco Fontanelli, Luisa Martelloni, Christian Frasconi, Michele Raffaelli, and Andrea Peruzzi

activities are carried out on small terraces, as in the case of Vessalico village in the province of Imperia. The long tradition of garlic production in this area makes it a high-quality niche product and, in most cases, following organic production practices

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Kynda R. Curtis, Tatiana Drugova, Trevor Knudsen, Jennifer Reeve, and Ruby Ward

Organic food sales have increased steadily over the past few decades, reaching record sales of $47.9 billion in 2018. Organic produce, the largest share of organic food sales, accounted for $17.4 billion in 2018 ( Organic Trade Association, 2019

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Martha Maletta, Melvin Henninger, and Kristian Holmstrom

Poster Session 44—Organic Production 21 July 2005, 12:00–12:45 p.m. Poster Hall–Ballroom E/F

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William B. Evans, Kenneth W. Hood, Keri L. Paridon, and Peter M. Hudson

Oral Session 1—Organic Horticulture Moderator: Matthew D. Kleinhenz 18 July 2005, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Ballroom H

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Dong Sik Yang, Svoboda V. Pennisi, Ki-Cheol Son, and Stanley J. Kays

outdoor air ( Wolkoff and Nielsen, 2001 ; Zabiegała, 2006 ) and have increased as a result of the lower gas exchange rates of newer, more energy-efficient buildings ( Cohen, 1996 ). Indoor air pollutants include volatile organic compounds (VOCs

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Elsa S. Sánchez and Heather D. Karsten

Nutrient management on organic farms can be challenging ( Clark et al., 1999 ; Pimentel et al., 2005 ) for two main reasons. First, typical organic nutrient management strategies include the use of compost, manures, other organic amendments, and

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Michel R. Wiman, Elizabeth M. Kirby, David M. Granatstein, and Thomas P. Sullivan

minimize habitat for rodent pests. In organic orchards, this is commonly achieved by cultivation, which can degrade soil health and organic matter, damage roots, and compromise future tree performance ( Granatstein et al., in press ; Merwin and Stiles