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Benjamin L. Campbell, Isabelle Lesschaeve, Amy J. Bowen, Stephen R. Onufrey, and Howard Moskowitz

how various external attributes associated with fruits and vegetables affect consumer likelihood of purchase and willingness to pay (WTP) for consumers already purchasing local and organic produce. External attributes included type of product

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Charles L. Webber III, James W. Shrefler, and Merritt J. Taylor

Organic vegetable producers rank weeds as one of their most troublesome, time-consuming, and costly production problems ( Organic Farming Research Foundation, 1999 ). Because there are only a few organically approved herbicides, optimizing their

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Jose Linares, Johannes Scholberg, Carlene Chase, Robert McSorley, and James Fergusson

Oral Session 23—Organic Horticulture 29 July 2006, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Oak Alley Moderator: Matthew Kleinhenz

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Nicole Burkhard, Derek Lynch, David Percival, and Mehdi Sharifi

management is crucial in young plantings when bushes are not fully established and most susceptible to competition ( Hanson and Havens, 1992 ). Weed control is even more challenging in organic highbush blueberry ( Vaccinium corymbosum L.) (HBB) production

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Mary A. Rogers

Organic vegetable production under glass or in other protected environments, hereto referred as controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) is growing, according to the 2014 census of organic agriculture reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Chengyan Yue, Helen H. Jensen, Daren S. Mueller, Gail R. Nonnecke, Douglas Bonnet, and Mark L. Gleason

organic production, to gain a price premium for their fruit. Organic apples have become popular in farmers' markets as well as in grocery stores ( Kremen et al., 2004 ). Compared with conventionally grown fruit, the price of fresh organic apples may range

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Chengyan Yue, Jennifer H. Dennis, Bridget K. Behe, Charles R. Hall, Benjamin L. Campbell, and Roberto G. Lopez

) for apples; Wessels et al. (1999) for seafood; Veisten (2007) for wood furniture; and Nimon and Beghin (1999) for apparel. Organically grown food products have become increasingly popular in recent years. Global sales of organic food products

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Zhengli Zhai, David L. Ehret, Tom Forge, Tom Helmer, Wei Lin, Martine Dorais, and Athanasios P. Papadopoulos

Organic production methods encourage the use of organic waste materials as substitutes for chemical fertilizers. This may be an effective way to use the high volumes of urban yard waste and waste organic materials emanating from dairy, poultry

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Tongyin Li and Guihong Bi

pH, drainage, and organic matter (Kingston et al., 2017). Container production in limited space such as a high tunnel enables moving of plants and adjusting growing density based on plant growth ( Whidden, 2008 ). Soilless substrate with a desirable

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Nathan O. Nelson and Rhonda R. Janke

Philosophies of nutrient management in organic production systems focus on maintaining agricultural productivity with minimal inputs ( Elmaz et al., 2004 ; Stockdale et al., 2001 ). The end goal of nutrient management in organic agriculture is to