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, yield and fruit quality of tomato ( Lycopersicum esculentum ) Bioresour. Technol. 98 2781 2786 Hadas, A. Kautsky, L. 1994 Feather meal, a semi-slow-release nitrogen fertilizer for organic farming Fert. Res. 38

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from organic, local, sustainable, and small-family farming systems, a scatterplot matrix was used to obtain a graphic display of the data. Pairwise variable correlations were examined showing that collinearity was not an issue in the cluster analysis

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. Alsanius, B. 2015 Advances and trends in organic fruit and vegetable farming research Hort. Rev. 43 185 268 doi: 10.1002/9781119107781.ch04 10.21273/HORTSCI13182-18 Ellison, B. Bernard, J.C. Paukett, M. Toensmeyer, U.C. 2016 The influence of retail outlet

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, 1994 ). Coinciding with this growth in consumption is the increase of organic blueberry production. Organic blueberry production has been particularly significant in the western United States, with Washington State leading production in the region [U

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from 2002 levels [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2010 ]. Organically certified production represented ≈11% of total U.S. fruit and vegetable sales in 2010 ( Organic Trade Association, 2011 ). Despite rapid growth of organic farming nationwide

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useful for describing the nutrient flow within a farming system and to assist with nutrient planning for long-term rotations and mixed farming systems. Depending on a variety of factors, the on-farm budgets of N, P, and K on organic farms have been shown

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be sufficient for organic pepper production. Our limited knowledge of the underlying mechanisms operating in organic farming systems ( Høgh-Jensen, 1998 ) includes understanding the interactions between beneficial soil microbial populations and

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Virginia Wine Board, industry members identified sustainable production practices (78.9%), organic farming systems (47.7%), and cultivar and clonal selection and evaluation (71.1%) as priority areas for state viticulture research ( Virginia Vineyards

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, GM crops are widely used in organic farming systems because they grow during the fall, winter, and early spring and can develop substantial biomass. Mineralization continues in the fall and winter in these areas because soil temperatures remain above

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characteristic of organic farming, could benefit the most from an association between plants and beneficial microorganisms. Efficiency of organic fertilizers increases when used in combination with beneficial microorganisms such as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

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