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Kim S. Lewers, John M. Enns and Patricia Castro

of 2.0 to 2.5 was considered a good balance because strong runner production is valued by matted-row growers and by nurseries propagating plants for sale, but too many runners can lead to high labor expenses for removing runners in the plasticulture

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Shiow Y. Wang and Kim S. Lewers

. Experimental design, fruit production, harvest, and processing. The 19 strawberry genotypes were grown on the north farm of the Henry A. Wallace Agricultural Research Center at Beltsville, MD, using the advanced matted row production system ( Black et al

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Richard C. Beeson Jr

placed in the middle of three banks of plants to prevent edge effects in a completely randomized design. Each bank was five rows wide and 19 plants long. Three additional lysimeters suspending substrate-filled containers without plants were included

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Richard C. Beeson Jr.

( Beeson, 2011 ). Tops of lysimeter containers were less than 4 cm above surrounding containers. Lysimeters were placed in the middle of three banks of plants to prevent edge effects in a completely randomized design. Each bank was five rows wide and 19

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Julie M. Tarara, Bernardo Chaves and Bernadine C. Strik

stock (18-month-old, 3.8-L container-grown) of northern highbush blueberry, cv. Liberty, with two to four whips each (1-year-old wood; whip diameter 4 to 7 mm) were planted in the fall of 2005 in the center of the row at intervals of 0.75 m. Surface drip

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Richard C. Beeson Jr

spray stakes (0.42 L·min −1 ; Roberts Irrigation, Plover, WI). Irrigation from November until early January was once daily. Plants were spaced 0.8 m on center within rows and 1.2 m between rows and pruned every 4 to 5 weeks using hand pruners (Felco 2

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Laura Elisa Acuña-Maldonado and Marvin P. Pritts

of ‘Washington’ navel orange increased yield J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 119 1144 1150 Archbold, D.D. MacKown, C.T. 1988 Fate of nitrogen in matted row strawberry culture Adv. Strawberry Production 7 32 35

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Julie M. Tarara, Bernardo Chaves and Bernadine C. Strik

-old, 3.8-L container-grown) of northern highbush blueberry, cv. Liberty, with two to four whips each (whip diameter 4 to 7 mm) were planted in the center of the row (0.75 m apart). Sawdust mulch was drop-spread on top of the bed to a depth of ≈5 cm

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based on U-pick or customer harvest of matted row. Starting in the early 1980s, NC State University researchers in the Department of Horticultural Science began to actively investigate an annual hill plastic mulch growing system that involved fall

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Shiow Y. Wang, Kim S. Lewers, Linda Bowman and Min Ding

advanced matted row production system ( Black et al., 2002 ). Genotypes were randomly assigned to field plots in two blocks; each genotype was represented once in each block. In Summer 2005, plots were harvested individually. The fruit were hand harvested