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In general, pesticides are applied to ornamental plants to protect against crop damage by insects, diseases, and additional plant pests, but it is equally important that pesticide applications themselves do not adversely affect commercialization

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opportunities for nursery growers. Several prior efforts have been undertaken to quantify cost estimates for various ornamental plant production systems in the southeastern U.S. ( Hall et al., 1987 ; Hinson et al., 2007 ; Taylor et al., 1986 , 1990

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Non-native species are thought to comprise as much as 80% of the plant inventory held by nurseries in the United States ( Hulme et al. 2018 ). Although most introduced ornamental plants do not escape cultivation, some plants spread into natural

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Weed interference can hinder growth and development significantly of container-grown ornamental plants ( Berchielli-Robertson et al. 1990 ; Fretz 1972 ). Creeping woodsorrel ( Oxalis corniculata ), hairy bittercress ( Cardamine hirsuta ), eclipta

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, cylindrical stem. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant for use in water gardens, native plant and wildlife gardens, and for larger designed natural landscaping and habitat restoration projects ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2002 ). Salt tolerance has

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increasing. In 2005, organic nursery and greenhouse production covered 3331 acres (1348.0 ha) in the United States. It is unknown how much of this acreage was dedicated to ornamental plant production, but conventional greenhouse and nursery production

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This research was supported by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and approved for publication as journal series R-09256. The authors appreciate Butler's Nursery, Miami, Fla., for providing initial plant materials used in this

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high is 82 °F and the average low temperature is 78 °F (Winrock International, unpublished data). The production of ornamental plants and flowers could become an important sector of horticulture in Senegal, although there is very limited local knowledge

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applications are often required for postemergence herbicides and may cause ornamental plant injury if spray drift occurs. Selective preemergence herbicides registered for yellow nutsedge control in landscapes include dichlobenil, dimethenamid-P, and metolachlor

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University of Florida, Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, 7922 NW 71st St., Gainesville, FL 32653. Published as Journal Series Number R-10419 of the Florida Agriculture Experiment Station. This

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