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He Huang, Yuting Liu, Ya Pu, Mi Zhang and Silan Dai

important ornamental crops in the world. In China, the chrysanthemum industry, especially the cut flower and potted chrysanthemum industry, is now flourishing, and C. ×morifolium is becoming one of the most important commercially used floral crops. However

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Xiaohe Song and Zhanao Deng

colors and have been a very important crop in the global floriculture trade. Cut gerberas in the Dutch auction alone were worth €100 million to €125 million annually and are the fifth most valuable floral crop ( Evans, 2009 ; Teeri et al., 2006 ). In the

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Dewayne L. Ingram

of GHG emissions in agriculture as well as stimulating yield increases ( Brentrup and Palliere, 2008 ; Hillier et al., 2009 ). Plastic greenhouse covers and containers represented a significant portion of the carbon footprint for floral crops in

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Sangho Jeon, Charles S. Krasnow, Gemini D. Bhalsod, Blair R. Harlan, Mary K. Hausbeck, Steven I. Safferman and Wei Zhang

and nursery irrigation water HortTechnology 22 778 786 Moorman, G. Kang, S. Geiser, D. Kim, S. 2002 Identification and characterization of Pythium species associated with greenhouse floral crops in Pennsylvania Plant Dis. 86 11 578 589 Moorman, G

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There is a developing market for field-grown cut flowers in Texas. The overall goal of this study was to identify a floral crop that could be field grown in the Texas South Plains and marketed freshly-cut. A survey of Lubbock, Texas, florists revealed