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Shuresh Ghimire, Edward Scheenstra, and Carol A. Miles

greater than farmers’ practice for sweet corn in this area because plot layout and treatment assignments were maintained following a 2-year BDM experiment with pie pumpkin ( Ghimire et al., 2018 ). To avoid cross-treatment mulch and soil contamination, the

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Kelly T. Morgan, T. Adair Wheaton, Larry R. Parsons, and William S. Castle

with ≈75% of annual rainfall occurring from June to September ( Koo, 1963 ). Furthermore, Florida citrus trees are grown on sandy soils with very low water-holding capacity, particularly orchards in the central “ridge” portion of the state. Typical

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Patricia Millner, Sara Reynolds, Xiangwu Nou, and Donald Krizek

fugitive enteric pathogen contamination from some implicated sources such as certain wildlife. However, other suspected sources of enteric pathogens such as contaminated water and manure-based soil amendments, proximity to livestock and poultry operations

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Yingqian Lin, Alexa R. Wilson, and Pascal Nzokou

nitrate contamination in the Chesapeake Bay region 79 82 Hargrove W.L. Cover crops for clean water Soil Water Conserv. Soc Ankeny, IA Casper, B.B. Jackson, R.B. 1997 Plant competition underground Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 28 545 570 Costello, M.J. 2010 Growth

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Kimberly A. Cochran and Craig S. Rothrock

The use of brassica crop residues and seed meal to manage soilborne disease has gained interest as an alternative control strategy to traditional soil fumigants. Brassica soil amendments have been found to be effective in reducing soilborne pathogen

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Jaime E. Salvo and Carol J. Lovatt

zippered plastic bags to prevent contamination, and refrigerated at 4 °C until used. Just before the application of N to the soil, resin bags (one each of both anion- and cation-exchange resin were placed at the lower end of separate polyvinyl chloride

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Bielinski M. Santos

rate recommendation for a given crop is unrealistic and unpractical because of the relative nature of this practice across different locations, soils, seasons, cultivars, fertilization practices, and production techniques. Instead, the appropriateness

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Ugur Bilgili, F. Olcay Topac-Sagban, Irfan Surer, Nejla Caliskan, Pervin Uzun, and Esvet Acikgoz

, 1992 ). The reuse of agricultural sludge is only acceptable if the sanitary quality is guaranteed and public concern is limited. Because the presence of fecal coliforms in sludge directly relates to fecal contamination and the implied threat of the

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Wei-Ling Yuan, Shang-yong Yuan, Xiao-hui Deng, Cai-xia Gan, Lei Cui, and Qing-fang Wang

et al., 2011 ). In addition, radish is nitrate accumulating vegetable crop. Increasing mineral nitrogen concentration in the soil resulted in increment of nitrates content in radish roots. Effective N management can reduce the cost of N

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Francesco Montemurro, Angelo Fiore, Gabriele Campanelli, Fabio Tittarelli, Luigi Ledda, and Stefano Canali

; Eyre et al., 2011 ; Uchino et al., 2011 ). Indeed, soil covered with plants is an effective way to suppress weed growth and reduce soil erosion and nutrient leaching while increasing soil organic matter and sustaining long-term soil fertility and crop