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Thomas E. Marler and Gil N. Cruz

for subpopulations suffering from heavy A. yasumatsui infestations and subpopulations where the infestation level was moderate. For example, the two Guam subpopulations with the greatest level of direct seed infestations of A. yasumatsui exhibited

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Haley Rylander, Anusuya Rangarajan, Ryan M. Maher, Mark G. Hutton, Nicholas W. Rowley, Margaret T. McGrath, and Zachary F. Sexton

tillage ( Buhler et al., 1994 ), organic farmers primarily rely on cultivation and need more alternatives for improving weed management. Reduced-till systems can be particularly challenging for direct-seeded root crops, such as beets ( Beta vulgaris L

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Jose G. Franco, Stephen R. King, Joseph G. Masabni, and Astrid Volder

year 1, peanut was direct seeded on 1 Aug. 2011 and watermelon was direct seeded ≈1 week later on 7 Aug. Okra and cowpea were direct seeded on 14 and 15 Aug., respectively. Seven-centimeter-tall pepper plants were transplanted on 18 Aug. Reseeding of

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et al. (p. 696) investigated the impact of CGM applications on direct-seeded squash plant survival and yields. Although broadcast applications of CGM applications significantly reduced crop safety and yields, banded applications (CGM placed between

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Beiquan Mou, Ryan J. Hayes, and Edward J. Ryder

lettuce transplants instead of direct seeding ( van Bruggen and Rubatzky, 1992 ), but these practices may not be economically feasible for the Salinas Valley, the major lettuce production area in California ( Patterson et al., 1986 ). The use of cultivars

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-sensitive and resource-demanding. Bumgarner et al. (p. 547) experimented with digital image analysis to add efficiency and flexibility to the process. Overhead images of direct-seeded leaf lettuce grown in greenhouse, high tunnel, and outdoor settings were

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Melisa Crane, Todd C. Wehner, and Rachel P. Naegele

the 14 cucumber cultigens evaluated for growth in containers in two locations in North Carolina. For container evaluations, 12 L pots were filled with a soilless medium (Metro Mix 360). Cucumbers were direct seeded into containers and thinned to

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found that direct seeding required fewer days to harvest than transplanting, and seeding from mid-June onwards resulted in lower bulb production rate. Vegetable Amaranth Variety Performance Amaranth is a popular traditional African leafy vegetable

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Allen V. Barker

gardeners need, her reply was one “Yes”, to a series of questions asking if she irrigated or not, grew crops in beds or rows, oriented rows north and south or east and west, use hand tools or machinery, and direct-seeded or used transplants. “Balance” is the

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Haly L. Neely, Richard T. Koenig, Carol A. Miles, Teresa C. Koenig, and Meriam G. Karlsson

row and 25 cm between rows. Lettuce was planted in a greenhouse on 16 May 2009 and transplanted into the field on 9 June. As a result of problems with greenhouse germination, spinach was direct-seeded on 9 June 2009. Two lines of drip tape were used to