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Jose Linares, Johannes Scholberg, Kenneth Boote, Carlene A. Chase, James J. Ferguson, and Robert McSorley

University of Florida Gainesville, FL PhD Diss. Bailey, K.L. Lazarovits, G. 2003 Suppressing soil-borne diseases with residue management and organic amendments Soil Tillage Res. 72 169 180 Balkcom, K

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Charles E. Barrett, Xin Zhao, and Alan W. Hodges

management that carries economic considerations with it. A grower must understand the benefits and limitations associated with grafting. Our findings suggest the use of grafted plants may be appropriate in fields with a history of high soil-borne disease

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Stephen A. Prior, G. Brett Runion, S. Christopher Marble, Hugo H. Rogers, Charles H. Gilliam, and H. Allen Torbert

trace gas flux, maximize resource use efficiency, and optimize growth and economic gain. Another largely unknown but important consideration of rising CO 2 will be management of pests (weeds, insects, and diseases) in these systems. Weeds often show

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Jennifer Johnson-Cicalese, James J. Polashock, Josh A. Honig, Jennifer Vaiciunas, Daniel L. Ward, and Nicholi Vorsa

). The North American cranberry industry faces many challenges in the 21st century, including increasing disease and insect pressures, likely exacerbated by a warming climate and increasing restrictions on insecticide and fungicide use. A major threat to

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Desire Djidonou, Zhifeng Gao, and Xin Zhao

still a relatively new technique for open-field producers ( King et al., 2010 ; Kubota et al., 2008 ; Lee et al., 2010 ). With the phaseout of methyl bromide soil fumigant and new search for integrated disease management practices in field vegetable

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H.F. Abouziena, O.M. Hafez, I.M. El-Metwally, S.D. Sharma, and M. Singh

porosity, water-holding capacity, microbial population activity, cation exchange capacity ( Abdul-Baki and Teasdale, 1993 ), and decreased plant disease ( Gleason et al., 2001 ). Synthetic mulches, manufactured from petroleum-based materials, have been used

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Mathieu Ngouajio

On behalf of the Weed Control and Pest Management Working Group (WCPM) of ASHS, I would like to thank Drs. William W. Kirk (Michigan State University), Andrea B. da Rocha (Santa Catarina State University, Brazil), Milton McGiffen, Jr. (University of

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Mark Gaskell, Benny Fouche, Steve Koike, Tom Lanini, Jeff Mitchell, and Richard Smith

This article summarizes the current status of organic vegetable production practices in California. The production of vegetables organically is growing rapidly in California, led in large part by growth in the market demand for organically grown produce. Key aspects of organic vegetable production operations such as certification and farm production planning, soil management, weed management, insect management, and plant disease management involve special practices. Many practices have not been thoroughly researched and the scientific base for some practices is still being developed.

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Wenjing Guan, Xin Zhao, Donald W. Dickson, Maria L. Mendes, and Judy Thies

because of their wide host range and the lack of highly effective management strategies. The use of soil solarization, cover crops, soil amendment, and biological control for disease and nematode management often yields only moderate results ( Oka et al

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Daniel P. Gillespie, Chieri Kubota, and Sally A. Miller

reducing the disease incidence at low pH of hydroponic nutrient solution. If this disease management strategy is shown viable for a wide range of hydroponic systems, the low cost of acid to reach lower-than-conventional pH is an advantage compared with