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Kathleen Delate

102 WORKSHOP 13 (Abstr. 686-687) Vegetable Cropping Systems Research: Techniques, Evaluation, and Application Tuesday, 25 July, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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Christian A. Wyenandt, Landon H. Rhodes, Mark A. Bennett, and Richard M. Riedel

trials, the Tom-Cast disease-forecasting system reduced fungicide applications by 34% and was widely adopted by processing tomato growers in the midwestern United States ( Gleason et al., 1995 ). In other studies, Tom-Cast consistently reduced the amount

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Bryan J. Peterson, Olivia Sanchez, Stephanie E. Burnett, and Darren J. Hayes

alternative to OM. Moreover, Zhang and Graves (1995) found rooting could be improved in SI when a fertilizer solution was used instead of water. Another alternative system that merits investigation relies on the application of mist from below the cutting, to

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Pascal Braekman, Dieter Foqué, Marie-Christine Van Labeke, Jan G. Pieters, and David Nuyttens

papers within the ivy canopy and setting of vertical spray boom system. Spray equipment. Two different spray application systems were tested: a spray gun equipped with a disc-core nozzle (reference) and vertical spray booms mounted on a

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Maycon Diego Ribeiro, Rhuanito Soranz Ferrarezi, and Roberto Testezlaf

effectiveness of pesticides application when compared with other open-cycle systems ( van Iersel et al., 2001 ). However, subirrigation may present drawbacks for growers, such as high initial investment cost and a lack of established crop management guidelines

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Erik M. Hardy and Dana M. Blumenthal

-intensive, cumbersome, and potentially damaging to the plants. Mechanized rotation systems have the potential to facilitate pot rotation ( Kacira and Ling, 2001 ; Lazarovitch et al., 2006 ). The objective of this article is to describe an inexpensive, easily fabricated

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Craig D. Stanley and Gurpal Toor

success in overcoming these restrictions. This discussion focuses on those constraints that affect water and nutrient application efficiency with respect to irrigation method and drainage. Specifically, the constraints are: 1) irrigation systems and their

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Olya Rysin and Frank J. Louws

transplants at various sale price levels. It is an application of Eq. [3] where it was assumed that annual variable production costs are the same in nongrafted and grafted systems, . It was also assumed that the number of transplants is the same in both

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S. Alan Walters and Bryan G. Young

). Although weeds are a major problem in NT pumpkin production systems, there are limited numbers of registered herbicides available for weed control. The majority of herbicides registered for pumpkins are for preemergence applications and provide limited

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Esmaeil Fallahi, Bahar Fallahi, and Michael J. Kiester

in the “Calculation for water application” section. Fifty percentage FS: This system was identical to the FS system (as described earlier), except that trees received only 50% of the volume that were applied to the trees with FS once a week, starting