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Konstantinos G. Batziakas, Shehbaz Singh, Kanwal Ayub, Qing Kang, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Cary L. Rivard, and Eleni D. Pliakoni

among small-acreage growers in the central United States, particularly in the Great Plains area ( Knewtson et al., 2010 ). One of the main challenges that small-acreage growers are facing in this region is access to cooling ( Chiebao et al., 2018

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Gregory M. Peck, Ian A. Merwin, Michael G. Brown, and Arthur M. Agnello

States ( Croft and Hoyt, 1983 ; Merwin et al., 2005 ; Schupp, 2004 ). These barriers have discouraged commercial apple growers in this region from accessing these potentially lucrative alternative markets, except in niche market situations such as

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Ana Carolina de Assis Dantas, Ioná Santos Araújo Holanda, Cristina Esteras, Glauber Henrique de Sousa Nunes, and Maria Belén Picó

states have been sampled in previous collections, further collection efforts are necessary to access a complete representation of the extant Brazilian landraces statuses. In addition, only a few reports ( Aragão et al., 2013 ; Neitzke et al., 2009 ) have

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Alicia L. Rihn, Chengyan Yue, Charles Hall, and Bridget K. Behe

management to all supply chain members (producers, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers). Short vase life is a primary purchasing barrier for consumers because a short vase life decreases consumer satisfaction ( Ozzambak et al., 2009 ; Society of American

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Li-Chun Huang and Yen-Chun Lin

-ICP, 2006 ). Therefore, to recruit different types of gift givers to participate in this study, we accessed the potential participants not only from florists, but also from the retail channels selling various gift items but not flowers, including gift

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Nana Millicent Duduzile Buthelezi, Tieho Paulus Mafeo, and Nhlanhla Mathaba

., 2017 ; Kassem et al., 2011 ; Qin et al., 2012 ). In these prime outlets, buyers require consistent supplies of uniform fruit with blemish-free peels ( Santosh et al., 2017 ). Inability to meet these demands may result in the loss of market access and

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Paul M. Lyrene

of V. stamineum are exserted well beyond the end of the corolla tube and offer much easier access to a variety of potential pollinators. F 1 and BC 1 populations were highly variable in flower structure. In general, F 1 plants had flowers

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Clinton C. Shock and Feng-Xin Wang

irrigation depth and nearly all the topsoil is wetted. Some sprinkler irrigation systems are managed to wet all the topsoil. When the soil is soaked, deep-rooted crops have greater access to soil water. In addition, flood irrigation, control basin, and furrow

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Haiying Liang, Bing-Qing Hao, Guo-Chen Chen, Hang Ye, and Jinlin Ma

assess the commercial feasibility and characteristics of tea seed oil as a by-product from tea plantations. According to FAOSTAT, the world tea harvested area totaled 3,521,221 ha in 2013 (FAO database, accessed 6 Oct. 2016). With an average of 3.5 tons

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Abigail Attavar, Lydia Tymon, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, and Carol A. Miles

estimated at 243 ha (Timothy Waters, personal communication). One of the barriers to increasing watermelon production in this region of southeastern Washington is verticillium wilt (caused by Verticillium dahliae ), which can cause rapid vine decline and