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Penelope F. Measham, Audrey G. Quentin and Nicholas MacNair

) emphasize the need to accurately define chill accumulation periods by phenology. Quantification using different models, with different units, and with undefined accumulation periods can also provide unclear information and impact on subsequent decision-making

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Tigon Woline and Ann Marie VanDerZanden

about evaluating the outcome of their decision and actions so it was among the lowest in importance in the post-case survey. Students were also asked nine questions about decision-making on the job on a scale from 1 to 5 (1 = unimportant; 5 = very

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Christopher J. Currey and Roberto G. Lopez

semester. The systematic approach to collecting data on plant growth, the greenhouse environment, media and irrigation solution properties, and pest and diseases provided students with quantitative data to support decision-making based on “real

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J.W. Prevatt, G.A. Clark and C.D. Stanley

Three vegetable irrigation systems, semi-closed subirrigation (seepage), fully enclosed subirrigation (seepage), and drip irrigation, were evaluated for use on sandy soils with naturally high water tables to determine comparative irrigation costs for tomato production. Investment, fixed (ownership), and variable (operating) costs were estimated for each irrigation system. The investment costs of the drip irrigation system were significantly greater than those for the semi-closed and fully enclosed irrigation systems. The variable costs, however, for the semi-closed system were considerably less than those for the fully enclosed and drip irrigation systems. The semi-closed irrigation system, therefore, was determined to be the least-cost tomato irrigation system under present fuel cost and nonlimiting water supply conditions.

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A.W. Fleener, C.W. Robinson, J.D. Williams and M. Kraska

in the garden include decision-making, planning, and problem-solving skills as children are challenged by the questions of what, where, and how to plant. Teamwork is another skill gained as children seek to achieve common goals ( Robinson and Zajicek

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Shannon Caplan, Bryan Tilt, Gwen Hoheisel and Tara A. Baugher

engagement with an urban audience influences the assessment of problems, goals, and decision-making. Although the position of individuals in multiple social systems will not be discussed in this article, it is important to recognize that entities are not

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Andrés Javier Peña Quiñones, Melba Ruth Salazar Gutierrez and Gerrit Hoogenboom

LT is currently the basis for frost control decision-making ( Rodrigo, 2000 ). Exposure, a concept also used in risk-hazard analyses, describes whether a threat event is likely to damage a system or entity ( Fraser et al., 2013 ; Jedryczka et al

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Robin G. Brumfield

The computer program Greenhouse Cost Accounting, available for DOS-based microcomputers and Macintosh computers, is described. The software enables the user to perform cost accounting and to determine the profitability of greenhouse crops. The information can be used by managers to analyze various production, financial, and marketing strategies. The Greenhouse Cost Accounting program uses cost information typically found on income statements and direct cost information for each crop. From these inputs, the program allocates as many costs as possible to individual crops. The remaining unallocated costs are assigned to each crop on a per square-foot-week basis. The computer output provides information on costs and returns on a per crop, per unit, and per square-foot basis. It also provides an income statement showing total costs, allocated costs, and unallocated costs. The output can aid the manager in making decisions about pricing, reducing unprofitable production, controlling costs, and increasing sales of profitable crops. The program also can be used by greenhouse management classes or for extension workshops.

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Keelin Blaith Purcell, Robert E. Lyons, Lynn D. Dierking and Helen Fischel

Public/Private Ventures/Finance Project Philadelphia, PA Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development 2001 At the table: Making the case for youth in decision-making Innovation Ctr. Community Youth Dev./Natl. 4-H Council Univ. of Wisconsin

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Chengyan Yue, R. Karina Gallardo, James Luby, Alicia Rihn, James R. McFerson, Vicki McCracken, Vance M. Whitaker, Chad E. Finn, James F. Hancock, Cholani Weebadde, Audrey Sebolt and Amy Iezzoni

plant traits important to strawberry producers and determine the factors influencing producers’ adoption of new cultivars, we conducted pre-survey interviews with five strawberry growers in Florida. Producers were asked about their decision-making