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Zhi Quan, Bin Huang, Caiyan Lu, Yi Shi, Yanhong Cao, Yongzhuang Wang, Chuanrui He, Guangyu Chi, Jian Ma, and Xin Chen

Vegetable cultivation under greenhouse conditions leads to rapid accumulation of nutrients, acidification and salinity of soils and groundwater contamination in South-Eastern China Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosyst. 83 73 84 Shi, Y. Hu, Z. Haneklaus, S. Long, W. Xia

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Angela Shaw, Amanda Svoboda, Beatrice Jie, Aura Daraba, and Gail Nonnecke

contributed to the self-contamination observed by the workers and by the transfer to the strawberries. It is common for berry growers to test their soil and water to ensure no pathogenic bacteria are present and to implement other GAP recommendations, such as

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Bryant C. Scharenbroch

poses some environmental risks such as eutrophication of fresh water from phosphorus (P) loading ( Soldat et al., 2009 ), acidification of soils and surface waters, eutrophication of coastal water, and groundwater contamination from N ( Vitousek et al

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Timothy K. Broschat

discarded to prevent possible contamination by fertilizer prills and three cores per plot were pooled for analysis. Soil pH was determined from deionized water extractions, nitrate–nitrogen (NO 3 -N) and ammonium–nitrogen (NH 4 -N) were extracted with 2 M

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Shichao Wang, Zhujun Chen, Jun Man, and Jianbin Zhou

under greenhouse conditions leads to rapid accumulation of nutrient, acidification and salinity of soils and groundwater contamination in South-Eastern China Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosyst. 83 73 84 Singh, S. Ghoshala, N. Singh, K.P. 2007 Synchronizing nitrogen

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Lusheng Zeng, Jiayang Liu, Robert N. Carrow, Paul L. Raymer, and Qingguo Huang

Soil water repellency (SWR) is a condition in which a soil does not spontaneously wet when a drop of water is applied to the surface, indicating that the soil is hydrophobic ( Müller and Deurer, 2011 ). In recent years there has been greater

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Neal Mays, Curt Richard Rom, Kristofor R. Brye, Mary C. Savin, and M. Elena Garcia

to maintain or improve soil organic matter content in a manner that does not contribute to contamination of crops, soil, or water by plant nutrients, pathogenic organisms, heavy metals, or residues of prohibited substances” ( USDA Agricultural

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W.L. Chen and D.M. Yeh

carrying and spreading disease. Tissue culture is preferable for rapid multiplication of healthy plants. However, endogenous microbial contamination is known to be one of the most serious problems in tissue culture of ornamental aroids, including

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Thomas G. Bottoms, Timothy K. Hartz, Michael D. Cahn, and Barry F. Farrara

rooting depth ( Strand, 1994 ), and sensitivity to soil salinity ( Maas, 1984 ) and low soil water potential ( Serrano et al., 1992 ), make efficient strawberry irrigation management challenging. Hanson and Bendixen (2004) found that seasonal irrigation

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Christy T. Carter and Catherine M. Grieve

readings provided a single average value for each phenotypic parameter measured within each tank. At this time, data collected included: time to flowering, stem length, stem diameter (recorded at the soil line), internode length (recorded at the middle of