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Kathleen Demchak

than multi-bay tunnels. In these regions, most growers of high-tunnel berries have diversified farming operations, with high-tunnel fruit comprising only a portion of their operations, and acreage of high-tunnel small fruit production is low, with

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Oleg Daugovish, Mark Bolda, Sukhwinder Kaur, Maren J. Mochizuki, Daniel Marcum, and Lynn Epstein

Each year, California strawberry nurseries transplant “mother” plants into 1,000 ha to produce over one billion runner plants (daughters) for either out-of-state sale or for 15,620 ha of California fruit production, valued at ≈$1.8 billion ( Calif

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Jackson Teixeira Lobo, Ítalo Herbert Lucena Cavalcante, Augusto Miguel Nascimento Lima, Yuri Alysson Carvalho Vieira, Pedro Igor Rodrigues Modesto, and Jenilton Gomes da Cunha

the effects of biostimulant foliar applications on the nutritional status and fruit production of ‘Kent’ mango cultivated in semiarid conditions. Materials and Methods Plant Material and Growing Conditions. Ten-year-old mango trees cv. Kent ( Mangifera

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Gregory M. Peck, Ian A. Merwin, Christopher B. Watkins, Kathryn W. Chapman, and Olga I. Padilla-Zakour

orchards from conventional management to integrated (IFP) and organic fruit production (OFP) systems in the northeastern United States. However, some barriers to IFP and OFP might be overcome by implementing better biocontrol, integrated pest management

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Renee H. Harkins, Bernadine C. Strik, and David R. Bryla

weighed; remaining weeds were then mowed to the ground in each plot using a string trimmer. Plant growth and fruit production. Primocanes were counted at 0.3 m height in each plot in Feb. 2011 and Jan. 2012 and 2013. A primocane from two plants per plot

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Oscar L. Vargas and David R. Bryla

, 1986 ) but typically needs regular applications of N fertilizer to maximize growth and fruit production ( Bañados et al., 2012 ; Hanson and Hancock, 1996 ). The plants acquire primarily the ammonium form of N ( Claussen and Lenz, 1999 ) and, therefore

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Martin P.N. Gent

in marketable yield resulting from shade is not necessarily proportional to the reduction in light intensity. There is a physiological acclimation of plants to a reduced light intensity. During fruit production in greenhouses with 0.52 shade density

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Caitlin E. Splawski, Emilie E. Regnier, S. Kent Harrison, Karen Goodell, Mark A. Bennett, and James D. Metzger

example, weed management strategies used within squash fields could directly or indirectly impact the population of squash bees present. A decrease in the abundance of squash bees may limit pollen transfer needed for fruit production since squash has a

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Gregory M. Peck, Ian A. Merwin, Michael G. Brown, and Arthur M. Agnello

Extensive disease and arthropod problems, in addition to tree nutrition and crop load adjustment, pose barriers to adoption of integrated (IFP) and organic fruit production (OFP) of apples ( Malus × domestica Borkh.) in the northeastern United

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D.M. Glenn, G. Puterka, T. van der Zwet, and R. Byers

Fruit production requires extensive use of pesticides to control pest damage and maintain high product quality. Hydrophobic particles alter the leaf surface due to the hydrophobic and reflective nature of the particles and impart characteristics that make the plant surface incompatible, and/or unrecognizable to the pest. Hydrophobic particles were applied to apple and pear in field and greenhouse studies. Specific diseases, insect pests, plant growth, and yield were monitored and evaluated on treated plants in comparison to untreated and chemically treated controls. Powdery mildew in apple and Fabrea leaf spot in pear were controlled by the hydrophobic particles. Aphids, mites, and psylla were controlled in apple and pear. Hydrophobic clays have the potential of cross-protection for several disease and insect pests while imparting beneficial horticultural effects that would increase long-term productivity and sustainability of fruit production systems.