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A.M. Armitage and Meg Green

The University of Georgia trial garden has been in existence since 1982, and the method of evaluation and distribution of taxa has evolved over the years. Annual and perennial taxa are evaluated systematically, over the entire season, providing season-long summaries for each one. Annuals are evaluated every 2 weeks, and scores are based on plant performance, including foliar health, flower numbers and the appearance of disease and insect damage. Perennials are evaluated similarly, however flowering time, flowering persistence and height in the landscape are also noted. Summaries for each taxon are presented in tabular and graphic form. Many new crops have been evaluated and introduced to the floriculture industry. New crops are placed in the horticulture gardens and evaluated by garden personnel and by commercial growers and landscapers. Plants have been distributed free of charge to propagators and growers, resulting in rapid market acceptance of successful taxa.

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Rhuanito Soranz Ferrarezi and Donald S. Bailey

environmental control. Saha et al. (2016) cultivated basil under soilless agricultural systems (aquaponics vs. hydroponics), without indicating how different cultivars perform. The evaluation of plant adaptation in tropical conditions is essential to recommend

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Elsa S. Sánchez, Thomas M. Butzler, Steven M. Bogash, Timothy E. Elkner, R. Eric Oesterling, Michael D. Orzolek, and Lee J. Stivers

perform on their farms. To provide growers in Pennsylvania with regionally appropriate and statewide recommendations, a 10-year-coordinated cultivar evaluation program was started in 2008 with funding from the Pennsylvania Vegetable Research and Marketing

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Elsa S. Sánchez, Thomas M. Butzler, Lee J. Stivers, Timothy E. Elkner, Steven M. Bogash, R. Eric Oesterling, and Michael D. Orzolek

value of $14,148,101. About a third of these farms (53) grow squash on over 170 acres. This places Pennsylvania seventh in the nation in number of organic farms growing squash. Winter squash cultivars have not been evaluated for a number of years in the

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Stephen M. Olson and Joshua H. Freeman

, 1991 ). The objective of this research was to evaluate collard cultivars over multiple seasons to determine the top-performing cultivars for the northern Florida and southern Georgia growing areas. Materials and methods Experiments were performed at the

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Lynn Brandenberger, William McGlynn, Lynda Wells, Bruce Bostian, and Mark Payton

, the objective of these studies was to make carrot cultivar recommendations for commercial production and processing by evaluating carrot root yield and quality characteristics. Materials and methods Study site information. Carrot cultivars were

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Thomas M. Butzler, Elsa S. Sánchez, Steven M. Bogash, Timothy E. Elkner, William J. Lamont Jr., Robert Pollock, and Lee J. Stivers

cultivars, synergistic cultivars are generally thought to have the best flavor, texture, and aroma; and have high sugar content. Past sweet corn cultivar evaluations have focused on different genetics ( Kleinhenz, 2003 ; Simmone et al., 1999). When selecting

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Noah J. Langenfeld and Bruce Bugbee

than optical sensors. Optical sensors typically have a faster response and greater resolution than polarographic and galvanic sensors. We evaluated DO meters at three price points for the accuracy, stability, and response time across salinity and

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Margaret Balbach

The traditional content in introductory horticulture courses emphasizes plant structure, physiology, and production. At Illinois State Univ., however, the course work has been designed to meet University Studies requirements as well as departmental needs. The students taking the course are viewed as a market, and basic principles of marketing are used to gain and keep the interest of a wide variety of students, few of which have had any previous contact with horticulture. Extensive coverage is given to the historical, social, and economic status of horticulture in the United States. This nontraditional approach has been successful in the view of students and faculty. Postcourse surveys found that 98% of students felt that they had gained a good working knowledge of horticulture, and that 95% believed they would be a more knowledgeable consumer. Some departments use the University Studies program as a means of recruiting new majors, and this potential was not ignored in designing a marketing approach to the course content.

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Naa Korkoi Ardayfio and Harlene Hatterman-Valenti

branches ( Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, 2015 ). The objective of the juneberry cultivar trial was to evaluate differences in plant size, plant yield, fruit diameter, fruit weight, and soluble solids content for 11 juneberry cultivars