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Cary L. Rivard, Olha Sydorovych, Suzanne O'Connell, Mary M. Peet, and Frank J. Louws

necessary per plant revenue to use grafted plants in a profitable way. Due to the recent regulatory issues associated with soil fumigants and the shift toward more intensive production systems among the organic sector, tomato growers are interested in

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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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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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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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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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Suzanne O’Connell

). High tunnels reduce weather-related production risks, improve product quality and consistency, assist with organic growing efforts, help increase productivity on limited amounts of land, and amplify season extension opportunities ( Carey et al., 2009

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Sharon J.B. Knewtson, Edward E. Carey, and M.B. Kirkham

questions covered the physical description of tunnels, crop history, nutrient management (including organic matter additions), tillage management, irrigation methods, and grower perceptions. The survey did not cover pest and disease incidence and management

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Benjamin J. Glover, Tina M. Waliczek, and Jean-Marc Gandonou

Concerns over how food is grown, harvested, processed, and shipped have led to a revitalization of the local and organic movements ( Curtis, 2011 ). The word revitalization is used because local and organic methods were how humans fed themselves

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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