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Kathryn E. Brunson, Sharad C. Phatak, J. Danny Gay, and Donald R. Summer

12 ORAL SESSION 1 (Abstr. 001-008) Vegetables: Cover Crops/Culture and Management

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H.J. Hruska, G.R. Cline, A.F. Silvernail, and K. Kaul

96 POSTER SESSION 14 (Abstr. 398–412) Sustainable Agriculture Tuesday, 25 July, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

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Susmitha Nambuthiri, Amy Fulcher, Andrew K. Koeser, Robert Geneve, and Genhua Niu

containers Alternative containers were developed to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic containers in nursery and greenhouse production. Plastic-based containers consume landfill space and can remain in our environment indefinitely. Sustainable

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Vasey N. Mwaja and John B. Masiunas

12 ORAL SESSION 1 (Abstr. 001-008) Vegetables: Cover Crops/Culture and Management

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Kent D. Kobayashi, Theodore J.K. Radovich, and Brooke E. Moreno

students theory and best management practices of sustainable agriculture. To achieve this goal, horticultural education has undertaken adapting to the needs of students and consumers regarding more environmentally benign forms of crop production. Examples

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Jennifer H. Dennis, Roberto G. Lopez, Bridget K. Behe, Charles R. Hall, Chengyan Yue, and Benjamin L. Campbell

categories for certification: sustainable crop production, ecosystem management and protection, resource conservation and energy efficiency, integrated waste management, fair labor practices, community benefits, product quality, and product safety and purity

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Eric B. Brennan

farmers in regions like the Salinas Valley transition to more sustainable vegetable production systems with cover crops? Before I propose a potential path forward, in the following section, I will first explain some challenges with cover cropping in the

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Richard V. Tyson, Danielle D. Treadwell, and Eric H. Simonne

prepared to comply with third party certification programs and audits. Conclusion In aquaponics, the grower needs to understand the fish system and the crop system and must integrate between them. Aquaponics can be a sustainable agricultural production

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Mark Gaskell and Tim Hartz

favored. Cropping system sustainability There are several ways in which fertilizer choice can affect the sustainability of a cropping system. One is the environmental impact of manufacturing and transport. Fertilizer production is an energy

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John E. Beck, Michelle S. Schroeder-Moreno, Gina E. Fernandez, Julie M. Grossman, and Nancy G. Creamer

fertilizers ( Gaskell et al., 2009 ). This study was the first to investigate the effects of cover crops (integrated with composts) and vermicompost additions in strawberry production. This approach is an initial step in developing sustainable soil management