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The use of ornamental plants in interiorscapes is increasingly being studied for their ability to remove volatile organic compounds, thereby improving the air quality of indoor environments ( Kim et al., 2008 ; Yoo et al., 2006 ). Deterioration of

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It was appropriate that, in the June 1988 issue of HortScience, Post (1988) reports on the relationships between extension personnel and private consultants and Robinson (1988) reports on the uses of mulches on ornamental plantings, a topic about which recommendations are frequently made for the multitude of professional landscape caretakers and amateur home gardeners.

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Oral Session 32—Ornamental/Landscape/Turf/Plant Breeding/Management 30 July 2006, 2:00–3:15 p.m. Oak Alley Moderator: Timothy Rinehart

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Plant quality is subjective and situational with desired attributes largely depending on the customer, plant, and season. For flowering ornamental crops, attributes of plant quality can include absence of insect and disease pests, presence of

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, 1996 ; Hubbell et al., 1997 ). Garden and landscape enthusiasts are also willing to seek pest- and disease-resistant ornamental plants for residential landscape use despite initial public skepticism about IPM ( Ball, 1986 ; Garber and Bondari, 1992

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patents are 61% of all varietal rights and virtually all are for horticultural plants ( Drew, 2010 ). Ornamental plants account for 77% of all horticultural IP rights and 84% of all plant patents ( Drew, 2010 ). The steady growth of bedding and gardening

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systems increases mitigation capacity and provides efficient N and P removal that is important for small-sized treatment structures in urban areas ( Jayaweera and Kasturiarachchi, 2004 ; Stewart et al., 2008 ). In addition, when ornamental plants are used

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ornamentally as a shrub border or as a specimen planting ( Gilman and Watson, 1994 ). Vitex rotundifolia L.f., native to East Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands, and Hawaii ( Wagner et al., 1999 ), was originally introduced to the United States by the J

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greening performance differ with the choice of plant species and vary seasonally. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the cooling performances of EGRs planted with different ornamental species overall four seasons. Since previous

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varieties. GE is supported by rapidly expanding science and technology but, to our knowledge, has not led to any commercial releases for woody ornamental plants. We will consider the technical approaches and limitations of both approaches as well as the

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