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Five plant species [burford holly (Ilex cornuta Lindl. and paxt. ‘Burfordii’) golden-rain tree [Koelreuteria elegans (Seem. A.C. Sm.], ligustrum (Ligustrum japonicum Thunb.), hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.), and podocarpus (Podocarpus macrophyllus Thunb.)] were arranged in a 5 × 5 × 5 factorial experiment and sprayed with 4 pesticides (dimethoate, dicofol, malathion, oxydemeton methyl) and water alone, as well as 4 chemicals [ancymidol, ethephon, gibberellic acid (GA3)] and water alone. Growth regulators increased pesticide phytotoxicity ratings, whereas the antitranspirant had no effect on phytotoxicity ratings.

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Educational and research opportunities utilizing native plant species are being developed by the LSU Agricultural Center through the recent establishment of a native plant arboretum at the Calhoun Research Station. Plants indigenous to Louisiana and surrounding states are being collected and planted in the arboretum for evaluation of potential values for landscaping, in food industries, and/or wildlife management. Native trees being studied include species of oak (Quercus), maple (Acer), hickory (Carya), and dogwood (Cornus). Lesser known species of holly (Ilex) and hawthorn (Crataegus), are being evaluated for commercial production and landscape potential. Fruit being collected for field orchard studies include mayhaw (Crataegus opaca), pawpaw (Asimina triloba), and several native plums (Prunus spp.).

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Increased soil moisture stress reduced growth and transpiration rate of Ficus benjamina. Leaf drop during indoor phase was greater for plants previously watered during production at 3 day intervals than for plants grown under the 6- and 9-day water regimes.

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‘Red-N-Sweet’ is a high quality, Vermillion red-fleshed watermelon for local markets and home gardeners. Fruit reaches maturity in about 85 days from seeding. This cultivar has shown good field resistance to fusarium wilt [Fusarium oxysporum sp. niveum (E.F. Sm.) Snyder and Hansen].

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‘Royal Blackeye’ southernpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] was released in 1985 by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. This southernpea was developed primarily for local fresh market use. The purple hulls and blackeye seed coat pattern combination is unique among released cultivars.

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An inexpensive chamber for controlled freezing of large container-grown plants up to 2 m in height was constructed using liquid nitrogen as a refrigerant. A microcomputer-based system was developed to control the cooling sequence and to collect data on tissue temperature, air temperature, and exotherms. Versatile software was written that allowed the programmed rate of temperature drop to be based on either tissue temperature or air temperature.

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‘Ruston Red’ peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] was released by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station (LAES) to provide a high quality, large freestone fruit that ripens about 5 days before ‘Elberta’ or about July 20 in north Louisiana. ‘Ruston Red’ has exhibited high resistance to bacterial leaf spot [Xanthomonas Campestris pv. pruni (Smith 1903) Dye 1978] even when grown in orchards next to trees that were severely infested with the bacterium.

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‘Ouachita Gold’ peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) was released by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station to provide a high quality, large freestone fruit that ripens about 20 days after ‘Elberta’ or about August 5 in north Louisiana.

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