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Mary A. Rogers and Annette L. Wszelaki

in pest control. High tunnels were shown to increase yield of organically grown tomato plants that received compost applications by reducing disease incidence and development of early blight ( Baysal et al., 2009 ). From a quality standpoint

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Bielinski M. Santos

tomato cultivars could save considerable resources for growers. From the plant protection standpoint, Carlton et al. (1994) indicated that pruning opens up the plant canopy, which could reduce the incidence of foliar diseases as improved air flow dries

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Suzanne O’Connell, Cary Rivard, Mary M. Peet, Chris Harlow and Frank Louws

abortion ( Ogden and van Iersel, 2009 ). Minnesota production of high tunnel raspberries ( Rubus fruticosus ) benefitted from greater yields and extended seasons ( Yao and Rosen, 2011 ) as well as increased fruit quality and decreased disease incidence for

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Sahar Eid, Keri L. Druffel, Dayle E. Saar and Hanu R. Pappu

and causes an economically important disease referred to as dahlia mosaic ( Albouy, 1995 ; Brunt, 1971 ). Symptoms of dahlia mosaic disease include mosaic, vein clearing, vein-banding, leaf distortion, systemic chlorosis, and overall stunting of the

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Wojciech J. Janisiewicz, Robert A. Saftner, William S. Conway and Philip L. Forsline

/Cornell/NYS Agricultural Research Station, Geneva, NY. Breeding for disease and insect resistance has always been considered an important part of apple breeding programs, but the focus has been on field production and little attention has been devoted to postharvest

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Coleman L. Etheredge, Tina M. Waliczek and Jayne M. Zajicek

In the last quarter century, the epidemic of overweight and obese Americans has increased strikingly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ≈34.9% of adults in the United States are obese ( CDC, 2014 ). The President

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Jozer Mangandi, Sydney Park Brown and Natalia Peres

). Moreover, mobile nutrients are easily leached from Florida’s sandy soils by characteristically heavy rains ( Kottek et al., 2006 ; Simonne and Hochmuth, 2010 ). In addition, the subtropical climate of the region is favorable for the development of diseases

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Gregory M. Peck, Candace N. DeLong, Leon D. Combs and Keith S. Yoder

’-specific pollen tube growth model for their ability to reduce crop load and disease incidence. The pollen tube growth model uses hourly temperature data to predict the amount of time between pollination and fertilization ( Peck et al., 2016 ; Yoder et al., 2013

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Kate A. Nishijima, Marisa M. Wall, Maureen M. Fitch, Lionel S. Sugiyama, Ronald C. Keith and Wayne T. Nishijima

in Hawaii since the 1980s with incidences in ‘Kapoho Solo’ papaya as high as 43% ( Nishijima et al., 1987 ). Fruit ripeness has been linked to susceptibility to IY, in which disease incidence increases as fruit mature to the full-ripe stage

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Parama Sikdar, Mike Willett and Mark Mazzola

treatments in management of the two diseases. Although PO treatment of manchurian crabapple in conventional and organic orchards without postharvest fungicide treatment could significantly reduce incidence of speck rot and Sphaeropsis rot in storage, addition