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Mark G. Hutton and David T. Handley

completely overcome the area's climatic disadvantages. Selection of cultivars that can produce good yields of high-quality bell peppers under these relatively difficult conditions is essential for the commercial success of this crop in northern climates. The

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Karen Inge Theron, Human Steenkamp and Willem Jacobus Steyn

this study was to evaluate the efficacy of chemical thinners, i.e., ACC and 6-BA applied at the fruitlet stage to various japanese plum cultivars on fruit set, yield, and fruit quality. ACC is a precursor of ethylene and increases ethylene production

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M. Leonard Wells and Bruce W. Wood

. The relationship between leaf mineral nutrient concentrations is well understood for the lower critical level regarding manifestation of visual symptoms pertaining to deficiency of essential mineral nutrients, although this relationship to yield is not

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Shengrui Yao, Steve Guldan, Robert Flynn and Carlos Ochoa

’ tolerance to high-pH soil, determine yield potential in high-pH soil, and compare two perennial planting systems for high-elevation areas in the Southwest. Material and Methods On 5 May 2011, 16 strawberry cultivars were planted with two planting system

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María Teresa Ariza, Carmen Soria, Juan Jesús Medina-Mínguez and Elsa Martínez-Ferri

), providing higher yields compared with field production systems ( Faedi and Baruzzi, 2003 ; López-Aranda, 2008 ; López-Aranda et al., 2003 ; Salamé-Donoso et al., 2010 ). The use of tunnels has an additional benefit by promoting early fruit and therefore

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Jasim Uddain, Sanzida Islam Tripti, Mohammad Shah Jahan, Nasrin Sultana, Md Jahedur Rahman and Sreeramanan Subramaniam

of the management practices for squash cultivation that increases the quantity of marketable yield harvested in the first cut, indicating that fruit maturity was also advanced ( Devi and Varma, 2014 ). Varieties of summer squash such as zucchini are

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Martin P.N. Gent

Shade can increase total and market yield of tomato ( Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) grown in hot climates. Tomato plants grown in Egypt for the entire season under shade that attenuated 30% to 40% of sunlight had higher yields and more fruit

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Tongyin Li and Guihong Bi

.), produced higher yield, and increased marketable fruit by 82% to 98% ( Kadir et al., 2006 ; Yao and Rosen, 2011 ). High tunnel production of small fruit in the United States has most acreages in raspberry and strawberry, with more applications in blueberry

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Wenjing Guan, Daniel S. Egel, Larry D. Sutterer and Alexander D. Plummer

’ tolerance to suboptimal temperatures. In addition, grafting is known to increase cucumber yield, improve fruit quality, extend harvest period, and enhance salt tolerance ( Davis et al., 2008 ). Squash ( Cucurbita maxima , C. moschata ), interspecific squash

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Bruno Casamali, Rebecca L. Darnell, Alisson P. Kovaleski, James W. Olmstead and Jeffrey G. Williamson

), possibly due to decreases in Fe and/or N uptake ( Poonnachit and Darnell, 2004 ). Increased N uptake by blueberries grown in amended soil promotes greater growth and yield compared with plants grown in nonamended soil ( Burkhard et al., 2009 ). However