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. The fourth component to emerge contained three items and was labeled Low Maintenance Landscape Desire. This component contained “A landscape with low maintenance,” “A landscape that uses no supplemental irrigation,” and “A landscape that uses plants

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. Yue et al. (2017) showed that many consumers are environmentally conscious and would be willing to pay more for low-maintenance grasses, which suggests that turfgrass breeders should devote more resources to the development of low-input turfgrass

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purchasing behavior. Yue et al. (2017a) indicated that both U.S. and Canadian consumers’ preferences were largely affected by the ability of the turfgrasses to withstand foot traffic along with maintenance attributes of low mowing frequency, low water usage

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installation costs, maintenance costs, and gross margin per hectare (in US $) for a ‘Tahiti’ lime pedestrian orchard at a high planting density (1000 trees/ha) and a conventional orchard at a low density (208 trees/ha) in New Caledonia. Work undertaken in a

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Germplasm for this investigation was generously provided by Earl J. Small Growers, Pinellas Park, Fla., and by J and L Plants, Amarillo, Texas. Consultation with Robert Griesbach of the USDA-ARS Florist and Nursery Crops Laboratory

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introduced into the United States through New Orleans during the early 1800s ( Piper and Carrier, 1920 ). As a result of its low-maintenance requirements, common carpetgrass has been widely used as a pasture grass in Louisiana ( Watson and Burson, 1985 ). It

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maintenance of C-containing compounds in its roots. Nitrogen uptake and storage. In +N plants, average N concentrations were the highest in July and then declined until November ( Fig. 1 ). After November, average N concentrations remained relatively

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., 2001 ). Total nonstructural carbohydrates in grasses provide a reservoir of energy in plants beyond the immediate requirements for growth and maintenance and have been described as a physiological measure of stress tolerance ( Beard, 1973 ). Soluble

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leguminous species, which biologically fixes N and provides a pollinator habitat ( Abraham et al., 2010 ; Held and Potter, 2012 ; Rogers and Potter, 2004 ), is a proposed means of increasing the sustainability of certain low-maintenance turfgrass scenarios

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maintenance and reducing the pathogen load associated with untreated and recycled irrigation water. Given that ozone exposure, as a component of photochemical smog, is a significant plant production issue in many key North American and European nursery

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