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Christian A. Wyenandt, Richard M. Riedel, Landon H. Rhodes, Mark A. Bennett and Stephen G.P. Nameth

). Using cover crop mulches in pumpkin production may play an important role in reducing soil-borne fungal diseases when proper crop rotations cannot be done. Cover crops have been used in low- or high-input agronomic and vegetable production systems to

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Victoria J. Ackroyd and Mathieu Ngouajio

variety of additional benefits in a production system: they decrease erosion, aid nutrient cycling, preserve soil quality, and suppress weeds ( Mutch and Snapp, 2003 ). Use of brassica species in crop rotations could be one of the practices that may help

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Laura L. Van Eerd

identified before fertilizer application. Weather, soil texture and chemical properties, and production practices such as crop rotation and manure application are potential contributors to N responsiveness. It is difficult to identify responsive sites in the

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Benjamin C. Garland, Michelle S. Schroeder-Moreno, Gina E. Fernandez and Nancy G. Creamer

overall belowground functioning ( Gosling et al., 2006 ). Enhancing AM host diversity through crop and cover crop rotations is thought to play a key role in increasing AM inoculum potential and the growth of subsequent AM-dependent crops ( Gosling et al

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Renee H. Harkins, Bernadine C. Strik and David R. Bryla

of establishing organic northern highbush blueberry: Impacts of planting method, fertilization, and mulch type HortScience 47 866 873 Koocheki, A. Nassiri, M. Alimoradi, L. Ghorbani, R. 2009 Effect of cropping systems and crop rotations on weeds Agron

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Bryant C. Scharenbroch

of biological amendments and crop rotations on soil microbial communities and soilborne diseases of potato Soil Biol. Biochem. 40 1341 1351 Lowenfels, J. Lewis, W. 2007 Teaming with microbes: A gardener’s guide to the soil food web. Timber Press

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Francesco Montemurro, Angelo Fiore, Gabriele Campanelli, Fabio Tittarelli, Luigi Ledda and Stefano Canali

remained in the soil. These residual N concentrations represent an important potential nutrient source in crop rotation and should drive the fertilization program for the succeeding crops. This is particularly true for vegetable production systems located

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Sarah A. Masterson, Megan M. Kennelly, Rhonda R. Janke and Cary L. Rivard

seasonal crop rotations. ‘BHN 589’ was used as a nongrafted control and as scion for the grafted treatments, and this trial was grown under certified organic production. The four replications were located in the two central, 88-ft-long rows that were

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Jose G. Franco, Stephen R. King, Joseph G. Masabni and Astrid Volder

Scheuring, D.C. 1994 Texas pinkeye purple hull cowpea HortScience 29 926 927 Mohler, C.L. Stoner, K.A. 2009 Guidelines for intercropping, p. 95–100. In: C.L. Mohler and S.E. Johnson (eds.). Crop rotation on organic farms: A planning manual. Natural Resource

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Carol A. Miles, Thomas S. Collins, Yao Mu and Travis Robert Alexander

daylength and a maritime climate, and that have good market value as well as fill the crop rotation niche. Bulb fennel is well-suited as a rotation crop in northwest Washington because it is not in the same family as the dominant regional crops, which