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temperature regimes representing potential seeding dates in Lexington, KY. Materials and methods Germination studies were conducted in the Turfgrass Science Laboratory on the University of Kentucky campus in 2011. Nineteen commercially available cultivars were

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flower losses during postharvest handling is available, one estimate indicated that the loss rate is 20% or more (FlowerWatch, personal communication). Holding most cut flower species, other than those sensitive to chilling damage, at cold temperatures of

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important to balance the rates of harvest with those of oil extraction in the mill. The objective of the current work was to evaluate the effect of storage temperatures and duration on extracted oil quality from commercial, mechanically harvested orchards

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variety of climates (temperate, tropical, desert) but are similar in that each environment has periodic or prolonged drought ( Anderson, 2001 ; Bailey, 1976 ). Temperature effects on development rate are often quantified by assessing the impact of

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During the hot summer, greenhouse cooling is essential for the production of high-quality crops, which require cooler ambient temperatures. Although many cooling options exist, they all depend on the availability of affordable resources, such as

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Greenhouse bedding plant production begins in mid-to-late winter and early spring in temperate northern latitudes when ambient outdoor air temperatures and photosynthetic daily light integrals (DLI) are at seasonally low levels. During this time

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plantable, compostable, or recyclable containers as an alternative way to improve the sustainability of current production systems ( Nambuthiri et al., 2015 ). Container materials and colors can affect plant growth by modifying substrate temperature and the

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fungi and bacteria, including Aspergillus sp., Botrytis cinerea , Cladosporium sp., and Acetobacter sp. ( Bettiga and Gubler, 2013 ). Botrytis bunch rot may also occur in the San Joaquin Valley, particularly in autumn, when temperatures moderate

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production for about 3 years, adhering to the Production Standards for Organic Agricultural Products: Crops of Taiwan ( Council of Agriculture, Taiwan, 2005 ). Monthly mean temperature during the hot-wet season from May to September ranges from 27.0 to 29

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throughout the United States via air and truck transport ( Nell and Leonard, 2005 ). Presently, there is considerable emphasis and discussion within the floral industry regarding the lack of cold temperature management (cold-chain) during flower transport

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