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Christy T. Carter and Catherine M. Grieve

Cut flowers are an important agricultural crop in California. Historically, growers have used the highest quality water to irrigate many of these sensitive and non-consumable crops to produce superior flowers. In recent decades, however, there has

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George Hochmuth, Terril Nell, J. Bryan Unruh, Laurie Trenholm, and Jerry Sartain

acres converted for urban development and there were 2.2 million acres converted from 1992–97 ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2005 ). It is well documented that urbanization changes land cover and hydrology leading to “unintended consequences” on urban

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Taina Laaksoharju and Erja Rappe

boys and girls, as well as between rural and urban children. Finnish people have a reputation of being “forest people” because 72% of the country is covered with forests ( Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 2009 ). Yet the way Finnish children are

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Richard Martinson, John Lambrinos, and Ricardo Mata-González

selection for challenging urban sites: A role for leaf turgor loss Urban Ecosyst. 21 6 818 823 Smith, M.M. Smith, S.W. 2013 Agricultural/urban/environmental water sharing in the western United States: Can engineers engage social science for successful

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Rolston St. Hilaire, Michael A. Arnold, Don C. Wilkerson, Dale A. Devitt, Brian H. Hurd, Bruce J. Lesikar, Virginia I. Lohr, Chris A. Martin, Garry V. McDonald, Robert L. Morris, Dennis R. Pittenger, David A. Shaw, and David F. Zoldoske

simply banned outdoor watering because of a severe drought ( Brown and Pharr, 2007 ). The estimated impact of the drought on Georgia's urban agriculture sector is $3.5 billion. Thus, improvement in urban water conservation is applicable not only to

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Richard O. Carey, George J. Hochmuth, Christopher J. Martinez, Treavor H. Boyer, Vimala D. Nair, Michael D. Dukes, Gurpal S. Toor, Amy L. Shober, John L. Cisar, Laurie E. Trenholm, and Jerry B. Sartain

). The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also published the Urban Turf Fertilizer Rule [5E-1.003(2) Florida Administrative Code] in 2007 to establish standards for N and P content in fertilizers ( State of Florida, 2007 ), but did

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Malik G. Al-Ajlouni, Dawn M. VanLeeuwen, and Rolston St. Hilaire

water needs of their choice. Knowledge of the water needs of landscape types can be a major strategy in urban water conservation ( Hurd et al., 2006 ). Traditionally, a landscape water budget has been defined as the amount of water required to maintain

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Raul I. Cabrera, James E. Altland, and Genhua Niu

competition for water resources among agricultural, urban, and industrial sectors are effectively calling for a significant reduction, suspension, or both of the use of municipal tap water resources for irrigation of landscapes and lawns [ Duncan et al., 2009

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Ursula K. Schuch

Trees are an important component of urban landscapes and mitigate temperature and local microclimate effects, improve air quality by removing pollutants, store carbon and reduce carbon dioxide emission, and lower energy use for heating and cooling

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Lucy K. Bradley, Bridget K. Behe, Natalie R. Bumgarner, Charlotte D. Glen, Joseph L. Donaldson, Ellen M. Bauske, Sheri Dorn, and Gail Langellotto

consumers purchase goods and services that drive consumption and urban agricultural industries, the goal of CH education is neither to increase nor decrease consumption, but rather to increase gardening success and the associated economic, environmental, and