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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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David R. Bryla and Bernadine C. Strik

) ( Korcak, 1988 ). However, despite the plant’s ability to subsist with little to no fertilizer, a good fertilization program is necessary for rapid plant growth and high-quality fruit production ( Hanson and Hancock, 1996 ; Hart et al., 2006 ). Nitrogen is

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Fengyun Zhao, Yu Jiang, Xiufeng He, Huaifeng Liu, and Kun Yu

applied in Xinjiang’s forestry and fruit industries, especially in grape production. However, the existing fertilization mode of integrated drip irrigation with water and fertilizer relies heavily on the use of chemical fertilizers. Due to the poor soil

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Michael W. Smith, Charles T. Rohla, and William D. Goff

with soil samples is that fertilizers may not be distributed equally over the entire orchard floor. Frequently, producers band or apply the fertilizer to only a portion of the orchard floor, and some nutrients are foliar rather than soil applied. Soil

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Arleen Godoy and Janet C. Cole

Co. and fertilizers were formulated for this study by IMC Vigoro. The technical assistance of Paula Craig is greatly appreciated. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this

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Yang Chen, Xianzhi Zhou, Yongsheng Lin, and Lina Ma

field of fertilization technology to cultivate pumpkin. The study by Liu et al. (2014) showed that changing the ratio of water and N in the fertilizer had a significant effect on root growth, yield, and water–N use efficiency during C. moschata

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T.K. Broschat, D.R. Sandrock, M.L. Elliott, and E.F. Gilman

, 2005a ). For maintenance of landscape palms in Florida, fertilizers having an analysis of 8N–0.9P–10.0K–4Mg plus Fe, Mn, copper (Cu), Zn, and B with 100% of the N, K, and Mg in these blends in controlled release form are recommended ( Broschat, 2005a

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Bielinski M. Santos

in groundwaters is agricultural fertilizers. Therefore, appropriate N fertilization programs are needed to support the current best management practice efforts in the state. Informal surveys among strawberry growers in west-central Florida indicated

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Mike Murray and Carrie Young

29 ORAL SESSION 2 (Abstr. 013–019) Vegetable Crops: Fertilizer Management

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Kathryn M. Santos, Paul R. Fisher, and William R. Argo

involves considerable application of water for control of humidity, soil moisture, and as a means to apply water-soluble fertilizer. In a typical rooting environment for vegetative cuttings, water is initially supplied by either mist emitters or automated