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Yuncong Li, Edward Hanlon, George O'Connor, Jianjun Chen, and Maria Silveira

products, as well as selected solid wastes (or by-products) themselves, can be used as soil amendments to increase soil organic matter, supply nutrients, modify soil pH, remediate arsenic (As) and phosphorus (P) contamination, and improve soil physical

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Shannon M. Coleman, Bledar Bisha, Steven E. Newman, Marisa Bunning, and Lawrence D. Goodridge

processing steps that could help eliminate pathogens in the event of contamination ( Francis et al., 1999 ). Salmonella enterica and multiple serotypes have been linked with multistate foodborne illness outbreaks attributed to tomatoes, cucumbers

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Jenny C. Moore and Annette L. Wszelaki

14.7 × 10 5 tons in 2017 ( Gao et al., 2019 ). Although PE mulch has many advantages, there are also growing disadvantages, largely due to disposal challenges and potential soil and water contamination. Removal from the field is labor intensive, and

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Ibukun T. Ayankojo, Kelly T. Morgan, Davie M. Kadyampakeni, and Guodong D. Liu

management practices are essential to maintain N within the crop root extraction zone and mitigate against potential environmental contaminations. The present N recommendation is 224 kg·ha −1 for a tomato growing season in Florida ( Hochmuth and Hanlon, 2014

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Thomas A. Obreza and Arnold Schumann

lower rates compared with N, and in many cases, it is not applied at all if soil test P is high. When P fertilizer is applied, growers choose among concentrated superphosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and diammonium phosphate solid forms. Fluid forms of

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Michael F. Polozola II, Daniel E. Wells, J. Raymond Kessler, Wheeler G. Foshee, Amy N. Wright, and Bryan S. Wilkins

Approximately 3.1 million kg (6.8 million lb) of pecans were produced in Alabama in 2013 ( Brown, 2013 ). The majority of production occurred in the southwest corner of the state in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Soils in those counties are mostly

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Jun Yan, Jingbo Chen, Tingting Zhang, Jianxiu Liu, and Haibo Liu

Soil acidity is a major problem in establishment and maintenance of turfgrass in many areas of the world ( Foy and Murray, 1978 ). Aluminum (Al) toxicity has been identified as a major problem for crop production in acidic soils since 1918

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Mehdi Sharifi, Julia Reekie, Andrew Hammermeister, Mohammed Zahidul Alam, and Taylor MacKey

crops has the potential to reduce production costs for organic farms. Furthermore, cover crops have several other benefits including increasing soil organic matter and stimulating soil microbial activity ( Neilsen et al., 2009 ; Yao et al., 2005

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R.G. Linderman and E.A. Davis

plants in a nursery, thus requiring some treatment of the soil to eradicate this regulated, quarantined pathogen. Growers currently attempt to decontaminate used containers by pressure washing or chemical sanitization. Many simply apply fungicides during

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Monica Ozores-Hampton

are cover crops, compost, and raw manures ( Ozores-Hampton et al., 2012 ). Incorporating cover crops into vegetable production may enhance the sustainability of the system by recycling unused nutrients from previous vegetable crops, improve soil