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Michael N. Dana, Paul C. Siciliano and John L. Larson

International travel and study courses for undergraduate students can be significant academic learning experiences if there is a well-defined curriculum and high expectations for student performance on homework exercises, class discussions and evaluation instruments. An interdisciplinary perspective serves to broaden students' understanding. “In the English Landscape” is a three-credit, 4-week undergraduate course in-residence, primarily in Corsham, Wiltshire, U.K. Students explore the history of English landscapes and gardens in the context of post-medieval British history. The course is team-taught every other year by Purdue faculty from the Horticulture, History and Landscape Architecture programs. Excursions to landscape, garden and cultural sites provide the primary basis for student discovery. Pretravel readings and lectures prepare students for in-country, site-specific worksheets and class discussions. Course philosophy, content, structure, logistics, and instructional materials, which may be useful as a basis for course development by educators at other institutions, are presented.

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Sudeep Vyapari, Edmund L. Thralls and Michele S. Scheiber

Poster Session 47—Ornamental/Landscape and Turf 2 21 July 2005, 12:00–12:45 p.m. Poster Hall–Ballroom E/F

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Gitta Shurberg, Amy L. Shober, Christine Wiese, Geoffrey Denny, Gary W. Knox, Kimberly A. Moore and Mihai C. Giurcanu

Improper fertilization of residential landscapes can result in water quality degradation because of nutrients [mainly nitrogen and phosphorus (P)] in leachate or runoff. For example, Line et al. (2002) reported that average total N and P export

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Bert M. Cregg and Robert Schutzki

Landscape mulches are an important component to improving the sustainability of landscape systems. Mulches, particularly organic mulches, can enhance sustainability by reducing chemical inputs and the use of fossil fuels to maintain healthy and

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Jessica D. Lubell

The nursery and landscape industry is facing the loss of some of its most important landscape shrub crops, such as japanese barberry and winged euonymus, because of their invasive tendencies. Consumer awareness of invasiveness has reduced sales of

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Michele Bakacs, Amy Rowe, William T. Hlubik and Jan Zientek

, New York, and other states in the region have recently enacted strict fertilizer laws that restrict the type, amount, and timing of fertilizer applications to turf ( NJDEP, 2010 ). Finally, landscaping is a competitive industry and offering

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Ann Marie VanDerZanden

Landscape design and installation is a fast-growing and profitable segment of the horticulture industry ( Landscape Management, 2003 ). As the landscape profession grows and becomes more sophisticated, the demand for employees who can integrate

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S. Christopher Marble, Andrew K. Koeser and Gitta Hasing

The landscape maintenance sector of the U.S. green industry generated over $58 billion in sales and employed over 1.1 million people in 2007 ( Hodges et al., 2011a ). In Florida alone, the landscape industry employed over 100,000 people and

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Gary Y. Gao, James A. Chatfield, Erik A. Draper and Joseph F. Boggs

Authors would like to thank Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association for their generous financial support and Ohio State University Extension administration for their vision and support. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part

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Robert D. Wright, Brian E. Jackson, Michael C. Barnes and Jake F. Browder

its increased use as fuel and landscape mulch ( Lu et al., 2006 ). The cost of peat substrates continues to rise due to transportation costs and growing environmental concerns over the mining of peat bogs in Canada and Europe. Therefore, alternative