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Catherine S. Fleming, Mark S. Reiter, Joshua H. Freeman and Rory Maguire

the effective root zone, they will not be absorbed by the plant and are lost from the production system, reducing fertilizer use efficiency. Machado and Oliveira (2005) reported that rooting depth of tomato in sandy soil was independent of three

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J.G. Williamson and E.P. Miller

increasing water and fertilizer use efficiencies while maintaining good vigor and high fruit production. Literature cited Brannen, P. Cline, B. Hale, F. Horton, D. Czarnota, M. Jennings, K. Mitchem, W. Monks, D. Lockwood, D. Krewer, G. Bellinger, B

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Marvin P. Pritts

different from other perennial fruit crops. The root system of strawberry is ≈10% to 20% of the total plant biomass ( May et al., 1994 ; Strik et al., 2004 ) and is not particularly efficient at acquiring N from the soil. Maximum fertilizer use efficiencies

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Jeff Million, Tom Yeager and Claudia Larsen

systems is needed. The purpose of this study was to compare capillary wick irrigation with overhead and subirrigation methods with regard to irrigation and fertilizer use efficiency. Our hypothesis was that capillary wick irrigation would be more efficient

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Kranti Macherla and Richard J. McAvoy

equally high fertilizer and water consumption. Greenhouse systems also enable producers to use sophisticated irrigation techniques to maximize water and fertilizer use efficiency. The most efficient systems deliver water directly to each plant and capture

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Luther C. Carson and Monica Ozores-Hampton

Enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEF) are a group of fertilizers that reduce the risk of nutrient loss to the environment and subsequently increase fertilizer use efficiency ( Slater, 2010 ). This increase may be accomplished through maintaining

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Melissa L. Wilson, Carl J. Rosen and John F. Moncrief

San Diego, CA Simonne, E.H. Hutchinson, C.M. 2005 Controlled release fertilizers for vegetable production in the era of best management practices: Teaching new tricks to an old dog HortTechnology 15 36 46 Trenkel, M.E. 1997 Improving fertilizer use

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Sueyde Fernandes de Oliveira Braghin, Simone C. Mello, Jéssika Angelotti-Mendonça, Keigo Minami and Yuncong C. Li

quality, increasing the fertilizer use efficiency and preventing losses of nutrients, especially nitrogen (N) by leaching or denitrification ( Fageria and Baligar, 2005 ). CRFs are designed to release nutrients into the grown medium at a rate more closely

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Layla J. Dunlap, Jeremiah R. Pinto and Anthony S. Davis

similar growth patterns. Table 4. Mean ( se ) final seedling height, root collar diameter (RCD), seedling mass, and total seedling nitrogen (N) for each fertilizer treatment. Mean ( se ) fertilizer-use efficiency (FUE), nitrogen-use efficiency (NUE), and N

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Desire Djidonou, Xin Zhao, Eric H. Simonne, Karen E. Koch and John E. Erickson

Prot. 25 382 388 Lykas, C. Kittas, C. Zambeka, A. 2008 Water and fertilizers use efficiency in grafted and non grafted tomato plants on soilless culture Acta Hort. 801 1551 1555 McAvoy, T. Freeman, J.H. Rideout, S.L. Olson, S.M. Paret, M.L. 2012