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Sophie Rochefort, Yves Desjardins, David J. Shetlar and Jacques Brodeur

important ecological attributes of perennial ryegrass var. ‘Palmer III’ and tall fescue var. ‘Bonsai 2000’ in northeastern North America. First, both species are well adapted to the climatic conditions prevailing in the province of Quebec, as shown by their

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Oscar García-Rubio and Guadalupe Malda-Barrera

drought responsiveness in Anthyllis cytisoides , by inducing both epicuticular wax deposition and leaf abscission. The authors stated that this phenomenon may constitute an ecological adaptation to cope with severe drought. Water uptake capacity of

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Rosanna Freyre and Erin Tripp

plant communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives” ( Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013 ). Ruellia caroliniensis and R. simplex have sympatric distributions in

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Laura A. Warner, Amanda D. Ali and Anil Kumar Chaudhary

distribution of responses with respect to independent variables (perceived benefits), and dependent variables (intent), little could be stated about each response category using the initial ordinal 5-point scale. Although a category with too few values can be

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Thomas Graham, Ping Zhang, Youbin Zheng and Michael A. Dixon

influence on water availability and the distribution and emergence of new pests and pathogens ( Boland et al., 2004 ; Johansson et al., 2002 ), it becomes clear that nursery and greenhouse managers require new technologies and management strategies that

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Enrique I. Sánchez-González, Adriana Gutiérrez-Díez and Netzahualcóyotl Mayek-Pérez

Avocado is one of the most economically important subtropical/tropical fruit crops in the world ( Bost et al., 2013 ) and is culturally valuable in Mexico. It is member of the Lauraceae family and there are three different ecological races or

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Lois C. Braun, Jeffrey H. Gillman and Michael P. Russelle

and ecosystem diversity ( Josiah, 2001 ; Thevathasan and Gordon, 2004 ). A viable hazelnut industry in the Upper Midwest would provide an alternative energy and food crop to help farmers diversify economically while enhancing ecological sustainability

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Celina Gómez and Cary A. Mitchell

distribution and uniformity at a given height within the greenhouse. Although the wide-angle beam distribution of top lighting can maximize upper-canopy photon capture efficiency for mature crops, when plants are young and widely spaced, energy is wasted when

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Fanjuan Meng, Mu Peng and Fachun Guan

distribution of markers in the genome, and a lack of prerequisite sequences ( Mueller and Wolfenbarger, 1999 ). The objectives of the present study were to 1) assess the informativeness of AFLP for identifying wild peach germplasms; and 2) analyze the genetic

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Guangyao Wang, Mathieu Ngouajio and Darryl D. Warncke

weight. Table 6. Effect of the preceding cover crop on onion marketable yield and grade distribution in 2005 and 2006. z Fig. 2. Onion stand count as affected by the preceding cover crop. The cover crops were planted and incorporated the previous fall