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Cary L. Rivard and Frank J. Louws

to diseases, heirloom growers need alternative pest management strategies that are effective and durable in an organic production setting. The cultivation of grafted vegetable plants began in Korea and Japan in the early 20th century when watermelon

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Kathleen Delate, Andrea McKern, Robert Turnbull, James T.S. Walker, Richard Volz, Allan White, Vincent Bus, Dave Rogers, Lyn Cole, Natalie How, Sarah Guernsey, and Jason Johnston

apple production; 2) to review the current state of science on organic apple systems, including tree health and insect/disease management, particularly in humid regions where disease control is the most critical, and fruit quality comparisons in organic

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Jaimin S. Patel, Shouan Zhang, and Maria I. Costa de Novaes

height was observed for ASM treatment. There are more than 35 articles on basil downy mildew published in Plant Disease Management Reports. Downy mildew on basil plants increases over time according to these published articles; however, none of the

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Catarina Saude, Mary Ruth McDonald, and Sean Westerveld

.W. Abawi, G.S. 2004 Carrot leaf blight diseases and their management in New York. Vegetables IPM Fact Sheet. NYS IPM Program, Cornell Univ., Geneva, NY Hooker, J.W. 1944 Comparative studies of two carrot leaf diseases Phytopathology 34 606 612 Huber, D

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Sheng Li, Feng Wu, Yongping Duan, Ariel Singerman, and Zhengfei Guan

management strategies proposed in the literature with an emphasis on their effects on crop yield, costs, and benefits. Second, to assess the economic impact of the major proposed treatments to cope with the disease and analyze their cost-effectiveness. In the

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E. Vanessa Campoverde, Georgina Sanahuja, and Aaron J. Palmateer

preventative pesticide applications when weather forecast is for heavy rains. Preventative measures to avoid the establishment and dispersal of these pathogens are crucial for effective disease management. Units Literature cited Agrios, G.N. 2005 Plant

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Kimberly A. Cochran and Craig S. Rothrock

) found that higher rates of two different brassica green manure amendments suppressed R. solani more consistently than lower rates of application. Brassica soil amendment and green manure research on disease management on ornamental crops is limited

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Clinton J. Steketee, Alfredo D. Martinez-Espinoza, Karen R. Harris-Shultz, Gerald M. Henry, and Paul L. Raymer

.J. 1999 Biology and management of dollar spot ( Sclerotinia homoeocarpa ): An important disease of turfgrass HortScience 34 13 21

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Parminder S. Multani, Christopher S. Cramer, Robert L. Steiner, and Rebecca Creamer

controlling onion thrips is with insecticides, which has become more challenging as a result of the development of insecticidal resistance ( Allen et al., 2005 ; Shelton et al., 2003 ). Plants under disease, salt, nutrient, water, temperature, or other stress

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Ravi Bika, Cristi Palmer, Lisa Alexander, and Fulya Baysal-Gurel

has increased the interest in development and adoption of biorational products for fungal disease management ( Fravel, 2005 ). “Biorational” refers to pesticides (botanicals, minerals, microorganisms, and minimum-risk chemicals) of natural origin that