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Kathryne Short, Coleman L. Etheredge and Tina M. Waliczek

were chosen based on their willingness to participate and/or their experience in the floral wholesale/retail industry. Participants were given incentives of packets of wildflower seed and/or the SCF stems in exchange for participation in the survey

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Luise Ehrich, Christian Ulrichs and Heiner Grüneberg

From the huge reservoir of potential new floricultural crops in the Cape Floral Region (CFR) of South Africa, its outstanding variety of geophytes, namely 16% of its total species ( Van Wyk and Smith, 2001 ), forms a largely untouched plant group in

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Bo Meyering, Adam Hoeffner and Ute Albrecht

changes in the essential oil composition in the leaves ( Potter, 1996 ), renders the crop unmarketable. During the winter in south Florida, it is possible to harvest a crop twice before bolting commences, but this becomes increasingly difficult as

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Diana R. Cochran, Amy Fulcher and Guihong Bi

, long. 83°56′16.73″W) and at Mississippi State University’s Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station, Crystal Springs, MS (lat. 31°57′46.87″N, long. 90°22′51.77″W). The experiment was initiated on 8 May 2012 (TN) and 18 May 2012 (MS) by potting ‘Limelight

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Janelle E. Glady, N. Suzanne Lang and Erik S. Runkle

attempts to chemically control these processes. The plant growth regulator ethephon, which releases ethylene, is used in the floriculture industry to manage herbaceous cuttings, stock plants, and potted crops to inhibit reproductive bud (RB) development

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Avinoam Nerd, Avraham Karady and Yosef Mizrahi

Field experiments were conducted to examine the effect of fertilization and short periods of drought on the out-of-season winter crop in prickly pear [Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.]. In addition, the winter and summer crops were compared regarding floral bud production and fruit characteristics. Under both continuous fertigation (N, P, K applied with the irrigation water) and continuous irrigation, the number of floral buds per plant was much lower in the winter than in the summer crop. Fertilization increased production of floral buds in both crops, but to a greater extent in the winter crop. The increase in floral bud production in fertilized plants was associated with an increase in NO3-N content in the cladodes. Suspension of fertigation for 4 or 8 weeks immediately after the summer harvest decreased cladode water content and delayed and reduced floral bud emergence as compared with continuous fertigation (control) or late drought (4 or 8 weeks) applied 4 weeks after the summer harvest. The plants subjected to early drought suffered from high mortality of floral buds. The fruits of the winter crop ripened in early spring, following the pattern of floral bud emergence the previous autumn. Mean fresh weight and peel: pulp ratio (w/w) were higher in fruits that ripened in the spring (winter crop) than in fruits that ripened in the summer.

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Yanjun Guo, Terri Starman and Charles Hall

that plants with more sustainable attributes positively affect consumer preferences ( Behe et al., 2013 ; Hall et al., 2010 ). The portion of crops grown but considered unsalable is termed shrinkage. The later the shrinkage occurs in the value chain

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Xingbo Wu and Lisa W. Alexander

the most popular ornamental flowering shrubs worldwide ( Dirr and Dirr, 2004 ). Hydrangeas are one of the most economically important nursery crops in the United States, with sales exceeding $120 million in 2014 ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2014

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Kaitlyn McBride, Richard J. Henny, Jianjun Chen and Terri A. Mellich

markets prefer large caudices in addition to floral displays. The results from the experiments reported here give growers a basis to adapt Adenium for large-scale commercial potted plant crop production. Literature Cited Broschat, T.K. Sandrock, D

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Shahzad M.A. Basra and Carol J. Lovatt

Organic crop production has steadily increased worldwide in response to the increased use of chemicals in agriculture ( Paul and Hennig, 2011 ). In 2011, there were ≈37.2 million hectares committed to organic farming in 160 countries ( Paul and