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. 129 218 224 Dorais, M. Alsanius, B. 2015 Advances and trends in organic fruit and vegetable farming research, p. 185–267. In: J. Janick (ed.). Horticultural reviews, Vol. 43. John Wiley & Sons. Inc., Charlottesville, VA Engelbrecht, G.M. Ceronio, G

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terms of yield potential, disease resistance, and fruit characteristics. In addition, these cultivars were assessed under both organic and conventional production to determine cultivar response to the different farming systems. Materials and methods

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The movement among educators to include gardening or farming experiences in educational programs that promote health has been growing. Despite several limitations to previous studies, a systematic review showed that garden- or farm-based educational

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Cover crops play an important role in organic farming and, in properly designed rotational systems, are able to provide fundamental ecological services to enhance agro-ecosystem sustainability ( Blackshaw et al., 2005 ; Bugg and Waddington, 1994

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and ecology, it becomes clear that systems of crop production that eliminate soil from the system, such as hydroponics or aeroponics, cannot be considered as examples of acceptable organic farming practices” ( USDA, 2010 ). The implication is that

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Georgia, in a region that includes 20 counties, where there are mild winters and low-sulfur soils (<0.001 mg·L −1 ). There is increased interest in the utilization of organic fertilizers because of the growing demand of organic vegetables including organic

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broccoli ( Brassica olearcea ). Organic Farming Research Foundation. Funded projects. Managing insect pests 23 June 2008 < http://ofrf.org/funded/reports/gaolach_00-17.pdf >. Giovannini, D., D. Scudellari, A. Aldini, G. Ceredi, and B. Marangoni. 1998

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growers farming ≈46,000 ha—2964 ha of which were used in organic apple production in 2002 ( Statistics New Zealand, 2006 ). As a global food exporter, New Zealand's growth in organic foods is expected to exceed NZ$500 million in 2006 ( Seagor, 2006 ). This

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rootstock fact sheets 6 Jan. 2008 < http://www.hortnet.co.nz/publications/proceedings/enzafd99/enza-01.htm >. Dalgaard, T. Halberg, N. Porter, J.R. 2001 A model for fossil energy use in Danish agriculture used to compare organic and conventional farming Agr

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( Bruinsma et al., 2003 ; Lauber et al., 2009 ; Shange et al., 2012). Pyrosequencing has also been shown to detect changes in microbial communities due to organic and conventional farming and increasing current knowledge about the influence of organic

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